Blueprint to Launch an Enhanced Version of Its Old Classic Slot Viz™

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May 3, 2008
Relaunching games was inevitable for software developers, considering the ever-growing mobile gambling industry. Blueprint Gaming is such a developer that follows the trends always keeps track of the advancements in technology and innovation. That’s why it has decided to award its fans with a new, refreshing version of its classic slot Viz™.

If there are those of you who haven’t played the slot (which is highly unlikely), Viz™ is the slot inspired by the comic magazine, which was developed by Blueprint over a decade ago. It has become an instant hit among comic magazine’s fans and regular slots players alike, so the developer has decided to make it available on all devices by transforming it into HTML5.


Viz™ Relaunched

Viz™ is an important release for Blueprint Gaming in many aspects. When it was first released, the 5x3 20-payline slot marked the developer’s entry into the online gambling market. The slot offered a betting range that would suit any slots player and quite the fun gameplay.

Landing 3 or more Roger Mellie bonus symbols, players could trigger the Big Deal bonus. By eliminating TVs, players could win a progressively increasing number of Free Spins. The Free Spins were not retriggerable since the Scatter during the bonus was replaced with Sid's Progressive symbol.

There was a Sid's Progressive Sexpot, where players could win the progressive jackpot. 3 Line-Up symbols were required to trigger the Unusual Suspects Bonus, where players needed to choose a suspect from the police's line-up and grab a prize of up to 500x the stake. Another available bonus was the Jonny Fartpants Bonus, where wins of up to 100x the stake were available.

The game was a huge success, and that’s why the developer decided to enhance it. In fact, the release of the revamped game coincides with the comic magazine’s 40th anniversary! It is set to be launched exclusively with Paddy Power Betfair.

The newly relaunched game is developed in HTML5, to be easily accessible to players on both desktop and mobile devices. It features the well-known, epic characters Johnny Fartpants and Roger Mellie, but that’s not the most exciting part.

When Blueprint decided to relaunch it, it wanted to include something more in it, something that would further engage players, something that players love. And that’s why it decided to include the Jackpot King Deluxe progressive jackpot system in it! That’s right! Not only are your favourite characters returning on the reels, but they also bear gifts – in the form of a massive progressive jackpot!

But the gameplay has been improved, as well.
While spinning the reels, if you manage to land 3 Showtime Bonus symbols, you will trigger the Big Deal round. You will need to eliminate TVs, here too, to win up to 50 Free Spins!

As you can see, the developer has made sure to keep the authenticity of the features, taking players back over 10 years. The number Free Spins that can be won is boosted, though. But the developer knows that Free Spins are players’ favourite feature, allowing them to play for the bet that triggered the bonus, so the inclusion of the boosted number of Free Spins made perfect sense.

The decision to premier the game with Paddy Power Betfair was plain and simple: Blueprint and the operator have a long-term partnership. In addition, the operator has a global network that will make the game available to players from many countries across the world. The super-improved slot will soon be available and will go live globally.

Statements by Blueprint and Paddy Power

Blueprint Gaming’s Director of Marketing and Relationships Jo Purvis said that to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Viz, the UK’s much-admired adult comic magazine, they have put a fresh twist on the slot Blueprint launched in the online gambling market over 10 years ago. Purvis added that adding the Jackpot King Deluxe progressive jackpot to the equation was only a natural move so that it would provide the old classic slot players with an even greater thrill.

Paddy Power’s Commercial Director Mike Phelan, on the other hand, added that they were delighted to be the first online casino operator to launch the brand new Viz™ slot machine on the 40th anniversary of the comic magazine. They were particularly excited with the addition of the Jackpot King Deluxe since everyone at Paddy Power knew how popular these kind of games were with players. In fact, there was a 4 million win on a Jackpot King slot at Paddy Power just last year! Closing his statement, Phelan added that this year, they were hoping to add another lucky player’s name into the Punting Hall of Fame, and they were hoping it would happen on the branded slot Viz™.

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