Christmas Round Up
You might think the software developers would ease up on the new releases as the festive season comes upon us once again. Not so – this week we saw 17 new games to try out. There are a few festive ones in the mix, but you can expect to see lots of other entertaining games for when the Christmas season gets too much. Which of the following games will you try out this week? Will any of them still be played into the New Year?
Find out about the Immortal Guild from Push GamingThis is a big title that looks good from the moment you read it. The imagery that goes with it is also promising, showing us a detailed woodland setting and three deities (or immortals, we guess) appearing above the title image. This is also a slot that gives us the chance to enjoy multiple features as we play. You can expect to see collapsing symbol respins, some free spins, and free spins with wilds involved as well. Lots to look forward to with the Immortal Guild slot, then. The game features five reels with four icons on each, appearing in a squared game format. Stacked symbols seem to appear with pleasing regularity here, giving you yet more to look forward to. You do not get any paylines though, instead getting 1,024 ways to win. This is a charming game with a different backdrop offered for the free spins and lots of features coming into play too. This is our winner for this week – at least, it is so far…
Blueprint is telling us Mars Attacks!Mars Attacks was the name of a famous movie of a few years back. If you remember anything about that, you will see the title of this game is designed in the exact same way as the movie. The opening video is fun and amusing and sets up the idea for the game too. The Mars Attacks logo appears in red on the game, while the five reels are superimposed over the background – showing none other than the White House. You can also see an animated skeleton appearing in green as the wild icon. There is a bonus alien as well, so while you might run from aliens in life, you will be glad to see them when they appear in this game. If you do reach the bonus feature, you will be asked to pick a zone from the world map that appears. There are various bonus elements on the right of the screen, so it is a matter of time for you to figure out which one you will play. With an Abduction Beam and a Mystery Win feature also potentially out there to benefit from, there is plenty to enjoy in Mars Attacks.
Check out Satoshi Slot from RakkiWho are Rakki? Well, you can find out more about this outfit by checking out their latest release called Satoshi Slot. The first image we see, bearing the title of the game, looks amazing. A detailed backdrop of a city at night, and boy is there plenty of detail in there. Those same shades appear over the five reels of the game too, lending a mysterious air to Satoshi Slot. Watch out for a golden Bitcoin -style icon appearing too though, as you try and figure out who Satoshi Nakamoto is. It isn’t necessary to know anything about Bitcoin to play this slot, but you can see where the creators got their inspiration. There is a wild in action here, while the Bitcoin itself is the trigger for the free spin feature. Before you play it, you must select a triggering coin to see how many wilds you will benefit from during those free games. Perhaps this slot will produce more coins for you than you might think.
What does Joker Supreme promise us from Kalamba Games?The opening titles don’t amaze us with detail or presentation, but we have played many great slots before that don’t start too promisingly. This one is certainly a more basic slot, featuring the usual mix of classic symbols on the five reels in play. You do get four rows of icons in play though, which makes the screen larger than you’d expect. Kalamba Games has included four jackpots to the right of the reels. Meanwhile, there is a bonus element to the left of the reels, so there is a lot going on here. You can also expect a joker to appear on the reels, occasionally bearing a nice multiplier value as well. There are free spins to be won and extra spins up for grabs too. As we said previously, you might be surprised at how much is on offer in this game – rather more than you might have suspected. It certainly is a supreme slot.
Playson gets to grips with a Crystal CrushCrystal Crush may not seem to tell you much about the game but hold on. Once you get past the crystals floating in the yellow lake at the beginning, you will see an unusual hexagonal game screen that is very different from any other slot you might have seen before. Indeed, this isn’t strictly a slot, yet it does give you the chance to score multiple wins on each go. As you might suppose, the game requires you to achieve clusters of matching symbols to incur some wins. This might take a bit of getting used to, so if you can grab some free practice goes before you play for real, you will understand more about the game from the start. You can then choose whether to switch to real play. Five or more identical symbols are required to create a win, as shown in the paytable. You will also have a chance to benefit from the wild – a golden W shown in a hexagon surround. There are crystallized symbols to collect too, as shown in the various meters around the main screen. Yes, there is much to contend with here, but if you are looking for something very different to your usual slots, Crystal Crush could deliver what you are searching for.
Go on a Journey of the Gods with BlueprintBlueprint Gaming is very reliable in delivering appealing games. This one is another based around Gods, and you will see many of them appearing on their own symbols in Journey of the Gods. The question here is whether their journey will lead to a winning journey for you as well. The golden sun is used as a wild icon and you can win up to 50 free games by getting certain combinations on the screen. There are just 10 bet lines here, making this game a good one to try for those wanting to keep their bet amounts to the minimum. Will you fall into that bracket? If so, try Journey of the Gods now to find out more. It is not the most dramatic of slots based on this theme, but it is a good one to check out.
1x2 Gaming shows us some Blazing 777The title doesn’t seem too complex, does it? Yet when you load this game from 1x2 Gaming, you will see something very unusual indeed. There are two columns here, each filled with five 3 x 1 formats of reels. You will see classic symbols filling up those reels, such as sevens of various colors, some bar symbols, and yes, even the traditional cherries. The paytable tells you more about the various combinations you will need to find on a reel set to trigger a prize in Blazing 777. As you might guess, there is a big clue in the title of the game when it comes to prizes. The blue sevens must appear three times on a reel set to win a prize, for example. But if you get three black sevens you can expect the biggest prize worth 200x your bet. With lots of flaming sevens ready to appear here, the game provides you with lots of entertainment. While it might only have a basic three-reel format, it does give you 10 sets of those reels to contend with on each go. That alone makes this slot well worth checking out if you have the time.
Jack Frost greets us courtesy of Rival GamingWhenever Rival Gaming releases a new slot title, we always want to learn more about it. This time they have given us the story of Jack Frost Slots , who appears here in all his frosty glory. As you will see from the title screen, there is a warmer guy in action too, looking very toasty compared to Jack. He’s called Harold Heat and he is the trigger for the free spin feature in the Jack Frost slot. If you thought Jack might be wild in this game, you’re wrong – he is the Ice Block Bonus icon instead. The wild is taken on as a Flaming Wild, showing the colors of both main characters in play. This is also a sticky wild – it gets better still, doesn’t it? While this isn’t a festive slot as such, there are some elements here that are connected to Christmas. For example, some of the basic icons have festive wreaths wrapped around them. Meanwhile, there are gifts that could also pop up on the reels. If you do get into the Ice Block Bonus, you must choose from the ice blocks shown to reveal what is inside them. Will you secure some free games, a coin win or two, or both?
iSoftBet shows us The Ruby in all its fineryif this game doesn’t feature a sparkling ruby, we’d be amazed. It does, of course, and you will see it appearing in the title screen. You don’t see much else there except for an equally sparkly title. There are some neat features in this game, including some jackpots, mostly named after valuable gems – the Topaz Jackpot and the Ruby Jackpot, for example. There is also a Cherry Jackpot Casino , alluding to the fact the game offers you a mix of classic symbols appearing in style on the five reels. Wilds can appear on single icon positions and as expanded wilds over an entire reel. The wild is good for substituting for everything else except the bonus and the ruby icons. The Ruby on Fire feature occurs whenever reels one, three, five or a mix of them become wild on a single spin. Finally, the bonus round gives you the chance to spin the bonus wheel. This could trigger one of the progressive jackpots, but it could equally give you up to 100x your triggering bet or up to 10 free games to play. What will you get from your spin on that bonus wheel?
Take a trip to Santa’s Farm with GameArtGameArt always gives us a cool presentation for its games, and the new Santa Slots ’s Farm slot does not disappoint in that respect either. Expect to see a chicken dressed as Santa, a cow wearing reindeer antlers, and a dog with a festive bow tie on as well. Yes, this game does have a different take on the usual festive slots you might be expecting this year. The game itself enjoys a large backdrop of snow, with a barn in the background, snow-covered trees, and much else besides. The characters appear on the reels alongside other animals from the farm, all given a festive makeover. Although the game has five reels, you will only get five lines to bet on. This makes the game ideal for people who like keeping their bets low. The chicken is the substitute, appearing only over the final three reels. There is a golden egg used as a scatter, although this only appears in the free spins feature. To win some free games, you must get one or more chickens appearing in winning lines. Five freebies are granted for each chicken win. If that all sounds promising to you, spend Christmas on the farm with GameArt today.
Another festive slot is delivered by Spinmatic – Fruit Monster ChristmasThis is a theme that is very different from the usual Christmassy slot games you might already have seen. A fruity and festive Santa Claus is peering over the title of this game, appearing over a snowy background. It looks very much like a pear dressed in the white beard and Santa hat, and this is good to find because it is a wild symbol. You can also look for a leaf with a face on it, appearing as a mystery scatter icon. The game gives you the usual 5 x 3 matrix to play on, with various icons appearing in bubbles. The game looks chilly, so it fits well with the wintry time of year for many of us. This is a simple game with just five lines involved, so you can see it doesn’t make things too complex for you. If you fancy an antidote to all the more complex games released this week, perhaps Spinmatic’s Fruit Monster Christmas slot is just what you’ve been searching for.
Ainsworth treats us to Golden Ox Golden CashAnd a very golden theme this is too, showing us the golden ox itself on the opening promotional image. The mix of red and gold also suggests an Oriental theme, and you can never tire of those, right? The richness of the game continues through to the five reels we will see in action here. There is a Chinese symbol on a red background used as a wild, and you can also expect jade icons, a money tree, and some coins tied together with ribbon. You might also notice some jackpots depicted above those reels. Wouldn’t it be cool if one of those came your way? Wilds can appear stacked and on multiple reels too, so those are promising to find here. There is also a FREE GAMES icon to watch out for, which can be good to find as a scatter. The Golden Ox itself is used as a second scatter. This is a solid game, well designed, and ready to give you that Oriental theme you no doubt enjoy as much as we do.
Super 8 sticks to a basic theme with MetaGUSuper 8 doesn’t give away much in the title, and yet we can guess the number 8 will factor heavily here. There are four 8s above the word SUPER in the title, all shown in different colors. Can we expect them to appear in the game itself as well? The screen is a busy one, although it does only show the usual 5 x 3 matrix you might be used to. There are single, double, and triple bar symbols here, along with discs that look like casino chips. Look out for some pleasing elements on those, such as 3x win, 4x win, and 5x win. Hmm, we wonder how those discs will pan out? Throw in four jackpot amounts above the reels, all ready to be won by lucky players making real bets, and you can see why the new Super 8 slot is attracting some attention. Cash Pots, wild multipliers, free spins, and scatters – they are all waiting for you in this charming game.
Merkur Gaming delivers a magical slot game in the guise of the Queen of MarsYou can see the Queen of Mars the moment you load this new title from Merkur Gaming . She appears in purple clothing and is holding a golden staff of sorts. The dramatic backdrop she is standing in front of gives you some mountainous territory with some buildings that look to be hewn straight out of the rock. Any clues there to what awaits us, we wonder? The game itself has five reels and takes on a rather darker theme in terms of the color scheme. However, there is one symbol you will want to look out for on every spin. This is a golden orb of sorts, although we are uncertain exactly what it is. We do know it is a scatter symbol and a wild too, so it is the most useful thing you could see while playing the game. If you find three or more of them in a single spin, you can expect 10 free games and a bonus to come your way. What’s the bonus? Play and find out…
Are you ready for some Dancing on Ice from Storm Gaming?Think winter and you might think of ice skating. Of course, while some of us wrap up warm and wobble around an ice rink with great uncertainty and a loss of balance, others make it look easy. These people could be said to dance on ice, and we guess that is the theme used in this new slot from Storm Gaming. Fortunately, from our point of view, it is not necessary to be good at ice skating to check out this slot. You’ll see some ice skates, some sparkling letters, and the game logo among other icons spinning into view on these reels. Meanwhile, the wild appears in flowing letters on the ice. There is also a multicolored wheel in play, which can be good to find. You’ll notice the Dancing on Ice slot game comes with three trails to the right of the reels. These are cool to watch, as you can climb the trails to begin playing certain features. Each trail is represented by a certain symbol, so it becomes easy to see how well you are doing. If you can complete all three trails in one go, you can sit back and expect rich rewards if you’re playing with real cash bets. Expect the Judges’ Choice feature, a Cash Wheel, and some Star Moves too. And that is just the beginning – there’s more to unearth here too.
A Visit from St Nick is a seasonal treat from High 5 GamesThis one was always set to give us a festive theme, and we cannot get enough of new Christmas-themed slots anyway. A Visit from St Nick shows us a golden title image with Father Christmas himself appearing in the middle of a wreath next to it. We get 243 ways we could win prizes when playing this slot, which guarantees the appearance of five reels. If you like a nice festive feel to your slot games, expect a green background, a red backdrop on the reels, and some holly and berries to smarten things up even more. Baubles, stockings, and many more festive images also appear as you start spinning. A reindeer can appear as a scatter over the middle three reels. If it appears three times, the bonus select feature will begin. This means you have five options to choose some free games, going for between three and 12 of them each time. However, the more games you choose, the lower the winning multipliers will go. Which option will you go for? Three multipliers are given each time, with the chance to enjoy multipliers as high as 24x a winning line. Throw in some wild gifts and you can see A Visit from St Nick could indeed be a profitable and entertaining game to play.
You’re in for some Cocktail Cash in this delight from High 5 GamesYes, they haven’t restricted themselves to just one new game release this week. Instead, they have also dropped the new Cocktail Cash game for players to try out. With a bartender shaking up a nice mixed cocktail and two ladies ready to try it, the cocktail theme is obvious from more than just the title. But what does the game itself deliver? Released on December 20th, the game promises a 5 x 3 format using 20 paylines. The cocktail theme permeates through it in many ways, and the light cartoon effects work well. There is nothing too complicated here, but then we do like a good solid game that doesn’t involve complex rules or scenarios from time to time. If you want something fun to play that is worlds away from the festive season, Cocktail Cash could give you just what you’re looking for. So, it’s been a great week for new releases. Anyone looking for something to play to pass the time while they’re off over Christmas would do well to look through this selection. Maybe your luck will be in for you if you give these a try. Which one would be your favorite of them all?
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