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Why do we have three variations of Lucky Six?
See Lucky Six - Lightning Lucky Six - Slingshot 6 infographic
Do not fix it if it isn't broken, right? Well, no, not really, and let us tell you why. This is the story on how we upgraded the perfect game by adding necessary variations to global success based on our customers' feedback and our own know-how.
Lucky Six back story
Our draw-based, bingo-style game Lucky Six is almost as old as the company. It was our firstborn child and the first asset for the foundation of soon to become a successful business in the betting and gaming industry on a global level. Everybody loves Lucky Six. Since the V1, the game was simple, neat, running on any device, with good (configurable) RTP. The RNG driven entertainment soon became a must-have for any betting shop. And yes, it was first made for bet shops.
How to play
A total of 48 numbers are divided into eight groups. Every group has its colour, so the player will find red, green, blue, purple, brown, yellow, orange and black coloured balls with numbers. The player chooses six to ten numbers, and 35 out of 48 numbers will be drawn from the drum.
To win the draw, the player has to guess six numbers correctly.
Evolution of the game
Ever since this basic setup, the game has been continuously renewed, always featuring something new - visual enhancement, better performances, new bonus games, simpler UX, richer statistics, sound effects, etc. It was and still is the ongoing process that resulted in one of the best bingo-style games on the market for the retail distribution channel.
In cooperation with our partners, and betting operators, we have gathered invaluable information from the players themselves, and that is the secret of Lucky Six - the players helped us polish it!
Lucky Six is available to the operators and players even in areas with a poor internet connection, thanks to satellite streaming. The satellite stream is performed via the shared channel and with no additional fee for the satellite steam service.
Lightning Lucky Six is born.
After conquering retail, naturally, we have released the game on the online channels: web and mobile. The process demanded the adaptation of the well known and lovable product to the somewhat different surroundings. Online Lucky Six needed to meet quite different expectations of online players. The biggest one was speed-related.
So, fast Lucky Six was born, and it was named accordingly: Lightning Lucky Six.
As we have already mentioned, and as the name itself suggested, the main change of Lucky Six for web and mobile app were speed rounds. The number of markets was optimised as well. This was done in order to keep desired dynamic of the game even with the speeded process and not to overwhelm the players. The entire setup of the Lightning Lucky Six game had the basic premise of creating a fast bet experience for the players. The backend used for the game is similar to one at Lucky Six, with the same flair and simplicity. It can run on almost any device as well.
Although the round duration is configurable in both games, it is evident that the optimal time between rounds for the online is significantly different from the land-based presentations. The payment procedure in a physical shop lasts longer, thus the longer in-between desired time, while online players can only be annoyed with a long delay between rounds.
Optimised markets do not diminish the overall betting experience. On the contrary, it lifts the game and aligns with the desired fast betting experience. Predefined systems 6/7, 6/8, 6/9 and 6/10 in both games give the players more options for winning.
Lucky Six in the Casino category
The expansion of Casino content spin games and video slots is exponential. A lightning-fast!
Online players have easily related to the fast, flashy games, IT games for the online channel.
NSoft has offered and still offers third party integration with leading casino providers covering every aspect of this industry niche. Recently, our Games team have started an exciting journey: the production of our own video slots and casino content. Together with several exciting slots representing the vertical, like Classic Neon, Temple of Horus, and Vice Nights, there is also a spin version of Lucky Six. The game is called Slingshot 6 and proudly represents the latest upgrade of our classic.
Slingshot 6 is a casino game for the online channel. It is a spin game based on bingo which brings diversity into inevitable video slots category and ultra-popular crash categories.
The game's duration is configurable, but being an on-demand game, there is no waiting time between rounds unless the players choose to have one. The round duration spans from up to 3 sec in turbo mode to 35 seconds.
Similar to Lightning Lucky Six, Slingshot 6 offers optimised betting options, sweetened with the possibility to play on favourites and run the game within one second. A system bet is also available, as well as the bonus symbol, a star, which multiplies the winnings.
User Interface differences
Lucky Six UI differs from the UI made for lightning and casino game categories mainly due to the differences between the number of markets. Still, all of them offer neat design, simplicity, showcase round history, statistics, favourite numbers and appealing drum visualisation.
All games share the same legacy, yet every one of them has its place in the operators’ setting. The popularity of Lucky Six made Lightning Lucky Six desirable online content, which led to a version for the popular casino category.
National Bosnian Lottery to introduce Advanced Jackpot System for Lucky Six and Greyhound Races
NSoft and State lottery from Bosnia and Herzegovina have extended the fruitful existing cooperation by introducing Advanced Jackpot System for Lucky Six and Greyhound Races.
Lucky Six for Satellite Streaming
NSoft has enabled fast delivery of its top tier product, draw-based game Lucky Six, through satellite streaming. The game is now available even in locations with low internet speed and poor connection. This solution is an answer to growing customers needs in retail who are facing troubles with an internet connection.
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