Platipus is a game developing studio based in the UK. The company was founded in 2010 and since then the company has made high quality slot games for online gaming industry.
At the moment Platipus has only slot games in their selection, but during 2020 there should be also HTML5 table games published according to Platipus website. Majority of the slot games are also made with modern HTML5 that allows gaming in all devices.
The random number generator of Platipus slots is licensed and verified by iTechLabs, which is an independent verifier company. This means that you can trust that the slots and games are fair and the game events are 100% random.
Platipus slot game features
Here are some features of Platipus slot games.
- Slot game selection features 42 slots and 5 table games.
- Most of the Platipus games are made with modern HTML5 technology that allows playing games on all platforms: desktop, tablets and mobile devices.
- Language selection consists of 15 languages.
- The RTP (Return to player) percentages are on the low side on many Platipus games as they are often around 95 %. Usually good or very good percentages are above 96 % or even 97 %.
New Platipus slots
Here are some of the newest Platipus slot games introduces.
Miss Gypsy (June, 2023)
Tarot readings and other solutions to getting a sneak peak into your future is very popular among some while others believe it’s pure mumbo jumbo. I always say to each his own but I think that if it means scoring some big wins with the help of Miss Gypsy slot, I might become a believer.
Multipliers All Around
If there’s any power in your crystal ball, it should show a bunch of multipliers because there are a lot of them in Miss Gypsy.
If they are part of a win, they will be added up at the end of the spin and can take your winnings to a whole new level. They can vary from 2x to a sweet tasting 500x your bet so you can imagine how rewarding it can be.
Use the Bonus Buy
One of my favorite features is the Bonus Buy, as long as it’s not too expensive. Miss Gypsy will give them out for 60x your bet, which is a pretty good deal compared to in other slots.
Gypsy Free Spins
You’ll need to hit at least 4 scatters in order to trigger the Free Spins feature. Doing this will set you up with 15 of them, which is quite generous. The part of Free Spins that is going to help you secure the biggest wins is the fact that there is a multiplier counter.
Increase the Counter for Even Bigger Wins
The counter will start at 0 with your first spin, but at soon as you score a win and there’s a multiplier on the screen, it begins. After having paid out your win, the multipliers will be counted up and collected by the counter.
Keep in mind that the multiplier counter does not reset until you are done with your Free Spins.
The Multipliers Will Be Added
The next time you score a win with multipliers on the reels, they will be added up as per usual. But, the number in the multiplier counter will also be added to your win, resulting in a much bigger multiplier and I don’t think anyone will complain about that.
Get More Free Spins
Every time you can land another 3 scatters, Miss Gypsy will send an additional 5 Free Spins your way. I managed to do it 3 times so be prepared that you might end up playing a lot of Free Spins and make a nice chunk of cash!
I’ve never been one for crystal balls and card readings but Miss Gypsy has sparked my interest. It’s actually a fun game and I especially enjoyed the bonus round, surprise surprise.
Wild Spin Deluxe (April, 2023)
A game like Wild Spin Deluxe usually means that someone is trying to hype it up by giving it a cool name but in this case I must say it lives up to it. It may not look like much but when you get to the bonus round and the Jackpot wheel comes into play, things begin to happen.
It’s A Wild Ride
Wilds can be very useful in this game and can take your game to a whole new level. The screen shown above for example, included 4 Wilds, which resulted in a Mini Jackpot x6.
Wild Spin Deluxe Free Spins
You’ll need 3 or more scatters to trigger Free Spins and you can get as many as 25 of them, which is pretty generous. On top of that, when you land 2 of them during the bonus round, an additional 5 Free Spins will be added to your count.
Spin the Jackpot Wheel
You’ll need 5 identical symbols, which can include Wilds, to be able to take advantage of the Jackpot Wheel to your right. It will spin and land on a random win but there are variations of them.
- Grand Jackpot – 125,000x
- Major Jackpot – 5,000x
- Maxi Jackpot – 2,500x
- Minor Jackpot – 500x
- Mini Jackpot – 50x
Just to give you an idea, you can pick up Maxi, Minor, Mini x3 in one lucky spin or perhaps a Max x3.
I like Wild Spin Deluxe and it comes down to one thing, the Jackpot Wheel. This adds a whole new dimension to the game and makes things extra exciting. Normally I’m not a fan of this type of games but I’m not ashamed to say that Wild Spin Deluxe made an impact and left me wanting more.
2 Way Royal (April, 2023)
Keeping things simple is never a bad thing, as long as it works. 2 Ways Royal is a great example of the simplicity concept and I believe it works for both beginners as well as experienced players.
Jacks or Better
The game is a classic video poker based on Jacks or Better and will recognize two Royal Flush combinations. I think having all the winning combinations and their respective payouts right there on the screen in front of you is a great move and will especially help new players.
You can play up to 50 hands at once if you want to keep busy but if you think you can get away with card counting, think again. The cards are re-shuffled after every round.
It doesn’t have to be more complicated than this and for a video poker game of this kind, I had a good time. Don’t forget there’s also a Gamble option after each win, where you can double your money.
Can I see myself coming back for more? Video Poker isn’t at the top of my list of games but if I get a hanker for it, I would have no problem re-visiting 2 Ways Royal once more.
Book of Giza (March, 2023)
It’s hard to believe the Book of Giza was released in March, 2023, because it feels like it’s 10 years old. I can understand if they are going for a retro vibe but no, this is not the way to attract players.
Where’s the Excitement?
Being a high volatility game makes sense and I can appreciate games like that but I played a lot of spins here without really getting anything in return. You know there’s something wrong when the most exciting thing that happens is when you see the last reel spinning and you’re hoping there’s a third scatter.
Double and Triple Bonus Symbols
Of course, not making it to the bonus round can have an effect on my judgment. Fact is that there are both Double and Triple bonus symbols in the mix that should be able to help you out.
You could put the Bonus Buy feature to use and pay the 100x fee to get Free Spins but because the game left a sour taste in my mouth, I had no desire to do so.
No, I have to advise you to not play the Book of Giza because considering all other “Book of” games available, there are much better options out there. Platipus has a lot of good games but this isn’t one of them.
Catch the Leprechaun (February, 2023)
Leprechauns are a very common sight in slots and while some are good and some are bad, catching them is supposedly incredibly difficult. Will naming the game “Catch the Leprechaun” make things easier? Let’s find out.
Pots of Gold Will Get You Free Spins
In true Leprechaun fashion, the Wild symbol is a golden harp but perhaps even more associated with these mischievous little guys is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Of course the scatter is just that and when you collect 3 or more of them, you will trigger the Free Spin feature with 8 spins at hand.
Players who want to use the Buy Bonus feature to make it to the Free Spins can do so and the requested prize is not bad at all, sitting at a low 60x your stake.
Rainbow Dust gets you paid
Leprechauns are known to be greedy and they will collect their money as soon as they get a chance. Known as the Catch the Leprechaun feature, you want to land a Leprechaun on the last reel. If there’s also a coin on the same row, he will shoot out some rainbow dust and collect the value of it.
The coins can contain either a cash prize of up to 150x or a Jackpot:
- Grand Jackpot – 5,000x
- Major Jackpot – 1,000x
- Minor Jackpot – 200x
The feature is activated in both base game and bonus game.
Collect Your Money
You will see a cash bonus counter on the right side during Free Spins and it starts at zero. Do you remember the Catch the Leprechaun feature? It works the same way here, except that all values collected will be moved to the cash counter and added to your every win.
The value accumulates as you play and doesn’t reset, meaning you can build quite an amount if you’re lucky. This only includes cash prizes and not the Jackpots unfortunately.
The Catch the Leprechaun slot is ok. I know it’s a boring description but what I mean by that is that it doesn’t really move me one way or the other. There are enough features to make things exciting and the graphics aren’t bad at all either but there’s just something missing for me.
If Leprechauns is a theme that you enjoy, you will most likely have a good time at these reels, so give it a go and see what you think.
1. Pirate’s Map (Published December 2020)
Pirate’s Map is a cartoonish 5-reel slot game with a Pirate theme. This slot is brand new Platipus slot released in February 2020.
The slot features these special symbols and features. Wild symbol (The Pirate) substitutes all symbols except Scatter, Money and Collect symbols. Wild appears on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 as a stacked symbol.
Scatter symbol (The Black Skull Flag) appears on reel 2, 3 and 4 only. If you get 3 Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, it triggers the Free Spins feature with 8 Free Spins. You can also retrigger the free spins during the bonus game.
One big feature is the Collect Bonus.
If one or more Money symbols (The Chest) hit anywhere on the reels and a Collect symbol (The Map) hits on the reel 5, you will win all the Money symbol cash values added together. Each Money symbol contains either a cash award or 1 of 4 different Jackpot prizes.
The Money symbols vary from 25 to 875 bets per line wins. Note that this is bets per line, not total bet as in many slots. The Jackpot sizes are as followed:
- Grand Jackpot – 25 000 Bets per line.
- Major Jackpot – 12 500 Bets per line.
- Minor Jackpot – 2 500 Bets per line.
- Mini Jackpot – 1 250 Bets per line.
The Money symbol appears on reels 1, 2, 3 and 4 as a stacked symbol. The Collect symbol appears on reel 5 only.
In conclusion Pirate’s Map is quite entertaining slot game. The graphics are quite nice, but in the winning effects and animations other slot providers are a bit ahead.
There is a background music, but the volume is so low that you can barely hear it. The sounds consist only of few slot sounds, sea sounds and few winning jingles. Good audio in slots would bring some more immersion and gameplay feeling.
The RTP (Return to player) percentage is very low with only 95 %.
So Pirate’s Map is just one more “ok” slot game from Platipus. I personally would wish more innovative bonus features, slot layouts or better sounds to get ahead the tough slot competition. But if Pirate’s Map looks interesting, go take a look!
Game released: February 2020
RTP (Return to player): 95.0 %
Layout: 5 x 3
Betting lines: 25
2. Jackpot Lab (Published January 2019)
Jackpot Lab is a quite new slot game by Platipus that was published in December 2019.
There is a quite standard 5 x 3 slot board with major (the bottles) and minor (crystals) symbols. The Bottle symbols can appear with 1 – 3 bottles. Jackpot Lab features also Wild symbols, Scatter symbols that will trigger the Free Spins feature and Bonus symbols that trigger the Bonus Reel feature with jackpots.
If you get 5 x 3 Bottle symbols on the same payline, that will give the best payout. You can also combine bottles of the same color with 1 – 3 Bottle symbols.
Jackpot Lab features includes Wild symbols (The Blue Wizard symbol) that substitutes all symbols except Scatter and Bonus symbols.
Scatter symbols (The Book symbol) appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. If you get 3 Scatter symbols, the Free Spins feature will be triggered.
The free spins will include 8 Free Spins. The Free Spins feature is just like the regular game. At least I didn’t notice any differences or mentions in the slot info screen. Some special features in the bonus game is the thing you usually want to chase, so this was a little disappointment.
The Bonus symbol (The Purple Magical Pot symbol) appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. If you get 3 Bonus symbols anywhere on reels, the Bonus Reel feature will be triggered.
The Bonus Reel feature happens on the special reel 6. The spinner will point your cash prize from 160 to 720 x bets per line. There are also Jackpots to be won as the game name hints:
- Grand Jackpot – 40 000 x bets per line.
- Major Jackpot – 10 000 x bets per line.
- Minor Jackpot – 4 000 x bets per line.
- Mini Jackpot – 1 000 x bets per line.
Note that the multipliers are bets per line, not the total bet as in many other slots.
In conclusion Jackpot Lab is a quite average slot game. It functions well with animations and the gameplay. There are some bonus elements which are nice, but I would wish for some more action or innovations in the bonus games. The graphics however are very crisp and colorful and I actually liked them.
The sounds are a bit bland as there is no music in the regular gameplay. Only the Free Spins feature has some music in the background, but that’s it.
The RTP (Return to player) percentage is on the low side with 95.2 %.
Jackpot Lab is a slot game with nothing wrong there. It just lacks some excitement and features and will probably get lost in the sea of other better slots.
Game released: December 2019
RTP (Return to player): 95.2 %
Layout: 5 x 3
Betting lines / combinations: 40
Most popular Platipus slots
Here are some of the most popular Platipus slots introduced.
1. Rhino Mania
Rhino Mania is a 6-reel slot game with a favourite African wild animals theme.
There are 4096 winning lines. The winning lines count if you get adjacent symbols from left to right with no gaps from 3 to 6 symbols. So the vertical position in the reels doesn’t matter.
Wild symbol (the Rhino) substitutes all symbols except for Scatter symbols. Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.
If you get 3 or more Scatter symbols in any position, that triggers the Bonus Game feature. Here are the different Free Spins amounts depending on the Scatter amounts:
- 3 Scatter symbols – 8 Free Spins + 2 x Total bet prize.
- 4 Scatter symbols – 15 Free Spins + 10 x Total bet prize.
- 5 Scatter symbols – 20 Free Spins + 50 x Total bet prize.
- 6 Scatter symbols – 50 Free Spins + 1000 x Total bet prize.
During the Bonus Game, the Wild symbols act as Multiplier Wild symbols at the same time. The multipliers are either x2 or x3. The wins can be also multiplied by many Wilds and the maximum multiplier is x81.
The Free Spins can be retriggered during the Bonus Game. In addition to the Free Spins amounts, in the Bonus Game 2 Scatter symbols will trigger 5 extra Free Spins.
There is also an Ultimate Bonus feature. If you play with max winning lines, the Free Spins Bonus Game will award you a minimum of 1x Total Bet winnings.
Rhino Mania is a well made slot game with decent bonus features with the Free Spins Bonus Game with extra Wild Multiplier symbols. The graphics are ok and the soundtrack also with the African themed music.
When compared to other Rhino-themed games (there are a lot of them!), Rhino Mania is doing ok, but doesn’t bring anything new to the genre.
But when comparing the RTP (Return to player) percentages, Rhino Mania is not doing well with just 95.0 % (Low). Other Rhino themed slots will have better RTP in general.
For example Great Rhino or Great Rhino Megaways from Pragmatic Play have a better RTP of 96.53 % or 96.48 % respectively. Mighty Africa: 4096 Ways from Playson also has quite low RTP like Rhino Mania with 95.10 %.
All in all Rhino Mania is definitely on the better side of Platipus slot games and it’s worth giving a try.
Game released: July 2019
RTP (Return to player): 95.0 %
Layout: 6 x 4
Betting lines: 4096
2. Lucky Cat
Lucky Cat is a slot game based on the Lucky Cat symbols, which are the cat statues that are waving one hand.
The Lucky Cats are called Maneki Neko in Japanese (meaning: beckoning cat) and they are very popular in Chinese and Japanese cultures. Here you can find more info about the Lucky Cat figures if you are interested.
But let’s look at the Lucky Cat slot game now.
The slot board consists of a regular 5 x 3 symbol grid.
Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except Scatter and Bonus symbol. Wilds appear only on reels 2 – 5.
The Scatter symbol will multiply the win by total bet. If you get 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols, the multipliers are 2x, 50x and 200x Total bets respectively.
I couldn’t get 3 or more Scatter symbols at all in my quite long testing session, but my assumption is that 3 or more Scatters will multiply other winnings of the same spin by that multiplier. The Lucky Cat slot info screen text was quite hard to interpret what the multiplier actually does. But that is my guess now.
The Bonus symbols appear on the reels by stacks of 2 or 3 symbols. The values of Bonus symbols can vary between 50 and 250. Any combination with 6 or more Bonus symbols will activate the Respin feature.
The Respin feature means that the winnings are calculated by summing up the awards specified on each Bonus symbol.
You will get 3 Respins in the beginning. If an at least 1 additional Bonus symbol appears on the reels, the Respins will again be reset to 3. All Bonus symbols are sticky until the end of the bonus.
You will win the Grand Jackpot (100 000x bets per line) if all symbol positions are filled with a Bonus symbol. Please note that the Jackpot multiplier is times bets per line, not times the bet like usually on slot games.
In conclusion Lucky Cat is a very colorful slot game with fluent gameplay. The slot feeling would benefit from a soundtrack, as there were no background music whatsoever. Also the sounds are quite basic.
Slot features also lack something. I couldn’t test the Scatter feature at all, as I couldn’t catch 3 or more Scatters during the whole testing.
The Respin feature happened few times and that was ok. In my opinion the features could need something more for the slot to be more interesting after a while.
The RTP (Return to player) percentage is really low with 95.0 %.
Lucky Cat is an ok slot game with very few features. To be honest it was not my favourite and got boring after a short time.
Game released: May 2019
RTP (Return to player): 95.0 %
Layout: 5 x 3
Betting lines: 20
Highest RTP Platipus slots
These are the highest RTP (Return to player) percentage slots I found from Platipus. In general the average RTP percentage of Platipus slots is around 95 %, which can be considered quite low. Usually other slot providers have RTPs around 96 % or even over 97 %.
So here are all the slots from Platipus, arranged from high RTP to low RTP. I added also release dates and variances (if found) to make you slot choice easier.
- Jackpot Lab – Released Dec 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.2 %
- Great Ocean – Released Oct 2018 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.09 %
- Fruity Sevens – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 95.09 %
- Fiery Planet – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 95.09 %
- Lucky Money – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 95.09 %
- Arabian Tales – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 95.03 %
- Power of Poseidon – Released Mar 2018 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.03 %
- Crystal Sevens – Released May 2018 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.03 %
- Pharaoh’s Empire – Released Apr 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.02 %
- Safari Adventures – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 95.02 %
- Princess of Birds – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.02 %
- Magical Mirror – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 95.02 %
- Juicy Spins – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 95.02 %
- Webby Heroes – Released June 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.01 %
- Legend of Atlantis – Released July 2018 – Variance: Low – RTP: 95.01 %
- Pirate’s Map – Released Feb 2020 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.0 %
- Jade Valley – Released Jan 2019 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 95.0 %
- Lucky Cat – Released May 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.0 %
- Rhino Mania – Released July 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.0 %
- Aztec Coins – Released Nov 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.0 %
- Chinese Tigers – Released Sep 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.0 %
- Cinderella – Released Apr 2018 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.0 %
- Jungle Spin – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 95.0 %
- Neon Classic – Released Jan 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 95.0 %
- Crazy Jelly – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 95.0 %
- Bison Trail – Released Feb 2019 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 94.99 %
- Cleo’s Gold – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 94.99 %
- Lucky Dolphin – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.99 %
- Mega Drago – Released Aug 2018 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 94.99 %
- Book of Egypt – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.98 %
- Triple Dragon – Released Jan 2018 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.98 %
- Richy Witchy – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 95.0 %
- Magical Wolf – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.99 %
- Power of Gods – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 94.99 %
- Monkey’s Journey – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Medium – RTP: 94.99 %
- Fairy Forest – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Low – RTP: 94.99 %
- Mistress of Amazon – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.98 %
- Love Is – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.98 %
- Crocoman – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.98 %
- Jewel Bang – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Low – RTP: 94.98 %
- Aztec Temple – Released May 2017 – Variance: High – RTP: 94.97 %
- Sakura Wind – Released Oct 2017 – Variance: Unknown – RTP: 94.96 %
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What is Platipus?Platipus is a game developing studio based in the UK. The company was founded in 2010 and since then the company has made 65 high quality slot games for online gaming industry.
What games does Platipus develop?Platipus develops slot games and table games. The game type includes: Jackpot, Hold and Win and Buy bonus.
Which theme do Platipus slots have?The theme of the slots produced by Platipus have Wild, Sport, Egypt, Ocean, Crystals, Fairy-tale, Space, Animals, Fruits, Mystics, Pirates, Neon, Treasure, Oriental, Coins, Adventure, Tigers, Magic, Dragon, Aztec and Africa theme.
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Sources for this article:
- Platipus website
- Slotcatalog.com for some slot data