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Diamonds are everybody’s best friend in the latest slot release from supplier Play’n GO, The Shimmering Woods!

The game is a dynamic payways slot with a fun mechanic designed to give its players a new experience of a much-loved format.

Play’n GO are well-known for taking staples of the industry and putting their own stamp on them, whether it be themes, formats or mechanics. Their cascading gridslots are among the most popular in the markets. Their interpretations of general themes in slots like Ancient Egypt and Norse mythology have ensured that their titles continue to stand out in what is becoming an increasingly crowded market. Even their payways slots that have come before, titles like Frozen Gems, Coils of Cash and Perfect Gems have all shaken up the standard payways formula.

The Shimmering Woods is a 5×3 video slot that features splitting symbols to increase the grid’s number of payways. Before each spin, an in-game symbol is chosen to be the Splitting Symbol and, however many instances land on the reels will instantly be split.

This allows the game to go from a standard 243 payways to a huge maximum of 7,776 payways.

Add this to a progressive free spins feature, where players can achieve multiple splitting symbols and re-triggers throughout; this game is a sparkling example of how to innovate a well-known game design for your audience.

Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n GO believes innovating current concepts is just as important as creating something new:

“Things become popular for a reason; when something strikes a chord with a fanbase, they want more of it. But it’s not just about repeating the same thing in different packaging.

It’s important to introduce new experiences within the framework of what players love. You don’t always need to reinvent the wheel, but it’s important to keep things fresh.”The Shimmering Woods will be released in multiple jurisdictions from today.

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