Press Release — 1st June, 2022

Swintt heeds the call of the wild in Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM

Award-winning software provider’s innovative new slot gives players the chance to get their paws on maximum wins of 10,000x with the help of lucrative XtraHoldTM re-spins

Malta, 1st June 2022: Having already visited the jungles of South America this month in Montezuma, sought-after slot studio Swintt is preparing to venture into the wild once again in Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM – an exciting new Select release that offers maximum wins of up to 10,000x players’ bet.

Set to a dense forest backdrop, Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM is a five-reel, 25-payline release that features all kinds of majestic animals on its reels. Unique symbols to appear in the game include wolves, falcons and the magnificent Mystic Bear, with pawprints and full moons acting as bonus-triggering scatters.

The latter of these two special icons is the one that lends the slot its XtraHoldTM tag, as whenever players land six or more full moon symbols during a base game spin, they’ll activate the lucrative XtraHoldTM re-spin feature. When this happens, all triggering full moon symbols will spin to reveal an instant prize amount and remain locked in place as a series of three complimentary re-spins begins.

As the XtraHoldTM feature takes place, the re-spin counter will drop by one after each new round is completed. However, should players manage to land a further full moon, both the symbol and its prize amount will again stick to the reels as the re-spins are reset. This process will continue until no new re-spins are triggered or full moons entirely fill the reels, at which point a bonus prize will be awarded.

In addition to the XtraHoldTM re-spins, landing three, four or five pawprint symbols during the base game will trigger five, eight or ten free spins respectively. This feature takes place on an upgraded set of reels where the second, third and fourth columns will spin together to form giant Mega Symbols.

Naturally, with these Mega Symbols effectively filling the centre of the game board, players will only need to land matching icons on reels one and five to trigger the slot’s maximum five-of-a-kind wins. To further assist them in doing so, the pawprint also acts as a wild symbol that can substitute for any regular base game icon, making it far easier to land huge combination prizes across multiple paylines.

David Mann, Chief Commercial Officer at Swintt, said: “Swintt has always been known for its innovative and exciting bonus features, so having already introduced players to popular additions such as XtraLockTM and XtraWildTM, we’re delighted to debut our new XtraHoldTM system in Mystic Bear.”

“This ground-breaking game mechanic enables players to fill the reels with full moon symbols as they unlock increasingly valuable instant cash prizes. With the Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM bonus awaiting any player who’s lucky enough to completely fill the game board, it’s a hugely rewarding feature that will help the new slot become an instant classic when it debuts at our partner casinos later this month.”

“Let's Do This!”

David FlynnChief Executive Officer