Ganapati PLC’s latest initiative packs quite a punch. The global supplier of Japanese content recently announced its intention to produce an official Manny Pacquiao slot game, to add to the company’s portfolio.
Pacquiao One Punch KO, to be released this September, will take the form of a 3×5 cascading slot with 25 pay lines and its central theme none other than living boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao.
Having recently beaten Keith Thurman to the welterweight title in their widely publicized Las Vegas fight, the boxer is showing no signs of slowing down in all areas.
The news that Ganapati is producing the official Pacquiao slot game was recently announced to coincide with this fight, along with the information that a portion of the game’s proceeds would be channeled into the boxer’s own charity, the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, supporting children’s education in the Philippines.
The game’s main features include Cascading Reels and Multipliers – every time a winning combination of symbols appears, the winning symbols cascade off the reels and disappear, increasing the Multiplier by 1x. The symbols above cascade down to replace those that disappeared, with new symbols filling their now-empty slots.
As well as this, 3 or more Scatters that appear anywhere on the reels activate 10 Free Spins, which are re-triggered if 3 or more Scatters appear during the Free Spins feature. There is also a Wild symbol which has the power to substitute for all symbols except Scatters.
Aside from its standout features, Pacquiao One Punch KO is set to be a knockout in more ways than one. As not only a champion sportsman but a well-loved Senator in his home country, Pacquiao emphasizes his determination to support local Filipino communities and give back to those who started out in life struggling, as he himself once did. The game’s focus is on fighting – not just in the ring, but to overcome hardships in life.
For Ganapati, which has previously made a name for itself in both European and Asian markets, the upcoming release represents the company reaching new heights in Asia especially – with backing from Asia’s number one sports star.