New Slots Released
Are you searching for some new and thrilling slots to play this week? Look no further, because we have news of no fewer than 17 new titles that hit the internet during the first few heady days of February. It may be a short month, but it looks set to be a busy one, as you will soon see.
Question is, which of the following games is going to be your highlight for this week… and will any of them beat your current crop of favorites?
Dare you visit the Circus of Horror from GameArt?
Whenever you notice the GameArt logo next to a slot game, you know it is going to look beautiful. But is beautiful quite the right word to use for this game? We're used to circuses popping up in slot games, but this is a circus of horror and the opening image alone looks frightening (to us, anyway).
There are certainly some gruesome characters trying to beckon us to explore the circus in more detail, but can you trust any of them? They will appear on the five reels of the game, along with the usual mix of letters… albeit letters that look like they've been slashed. The format gives us 243 ways to win, so you are covering all of those with each bet.
The game does have some surprises in store - not least of which is the Electric Chair Bonus. Yes, you read that correctly. This bonus delivers a guy sitting in an electric chair and you must select the x-ray images below to see what happens next. You'll deliver a shock… but you will receive a prize for each chosen image. Find the bonus symbol on each of the middle three reels to enter this disturbing round!
Meanwhile, the woman in purple can net you some free games should she appear three or more times. The more scatters you find, the more games you will win. There is a chance of a retrigger here too. Add in the clown with red hair as a wild symbol and you can see how much this Circus of Horror has going for it. Question is, are you brave enough to step through the gates to find out more?
Excalibur's Choice reaches us from Barcrest
If you thought Barcrest was only interested in releasing the next new episode of Rainbow Riches, think again. Here, they've gone for the famous story of King Arthur to give us a sensational slot that shows just what they're capable of.
The game begins with a view of the famous sword in the stone. Beyond that, we see a five-reel game with three rows of icons involved. You would expect Excalibur itself to be valuable in this game and you would be correct. It appears as both the wild and the scatter, delivering scatter wins whenever three or more appear over the reels. It also replaces everything else that could appear in the game.
As the sword is the scatter, you would expect three or more to deliver a bonus of sorts. In this case, you will receive 10 free games whenever three or more appear. Before the games begin, one symbol is chosen at random to take on a special role in the games. Whenever it appears, it expands to complete that reel. This can occur on all reels during those free spins too.
Ten paylines are delivered in this slot, making Excalibur's Choice a nice affordable game to check out. We're surprised this theme hasn't been used more often, but then, this game may not be as appealing if it had already been used countless times.
Are you heading on a Gem Adventure with High 5 Games this week?
Gems and gold… that's what would seem to be floating through the air when we look at the image of a friendly guy with a BIG red beard to kick off this game. He has an ax at hand, so we guess he is going on a Gem Adventure of his own. He's taking us with him though, so let's see where we end up.
The screen is filled with a large set of reels taking on a 5 x 3 formation. The guy we just saw will appear on these reels too, possibly in stacks to help increase the chances of winning prizes. The game has a wild symbol - helpfully saying WILD and making itself easy to see - and you can also look out for split symbols. This occurs when one symbol space carries two symbols within it.
There is also a free games bonus to shoot for if you manage to get the right combination on the screen. Add in some Super Stacks for a chance to defeat the dragon (yes, there is one of those present as well), and larger symbols appearing occasionally too, and you can see this is an adventure you won't want to miss.
Meet the Super Hamster from Fugaso!
Here is a question for you. How many slot games have you played that include a hamster in the proceedings? We've thought about it and we cannot think of any. So, the presence of a cute little hamster in the opening image for this slot is nice indeed. It does beg the question of what you might find in the slot though.
Just how super is this hamster? Well, the game takes place on a computer screen showing a 5 x 3 layout for the slot. In front of that there are various settings made to look like a simple keyboard. You can change your bet levels and coins here, along with using the autoplay feature and the max bet option.
The game includes 26 lines and numerous symbols, some of which will pay out more than others. The four playing card suits take on the lowest-paying roles. The hamster is clearly good at using computers as that is the theme mixed in here. There are three different viruses that could be found on the reels. You must find three or more viruses to trigger eight free games. These viruses become sticky wilds for the duration of the free spins if they appear in those games. Each virus also delivers a different twist on the free spins game. There is a scanner feature too, furthering the work done by this theme. With a hamster present to hurry things along, what will you make of this game?
Amatic takes us out on a Party Night
Most people love a party now and then, but a Party Night on the reels of a slot game? Now, that is something different. A red-clad woman is here to welcome us to this game, with the five reels of the slot giving us plenty of party-related symbols. Expect to see a DJ, his decks, a drink or two, and the woman herself appearing.
The game includes a disco ball too, usefully labeled as a bonus. Three of these will deliver some Bonus Spins for you to play. The good thing about these spins is that the symbols pay in any position. That means you needn't worry about lining them up from left to right for them to count as winners. You can continue playing your Bonus Spins until you have none remaining. We say this because there is a chance you could win more as you play through the initial spins you won.
The woman is the highest-paying symbol in the game, delivering some nice prizes for three or more on a line (unless you're playing the Bonus Spins, of course). Aside from that, there is a multiplier symbol that might appear too. This is circular with the x2 icon inside it. Get this on the screen while you score a winning line and your win will be doubled from the usual amount. It certainly looks as though a party might be in store for you on the reels of this game.
Thunderkick's Carnival Queen entertains us with a Mardi Gras theme
The Mardi Gras event is bright, entertaining, and celebratory. It's also hugely colorful, all of which makes it the ideal theme for a slot game. Thunderkick certainly thought so, delivering a Carnival Queen slot with a brightly-dressed woman smiling at the screen as you load it ready to play.
This is another unusual game, giving us six reels rather than five and four icons per reel instead of three. So, how many lines can we expect from that layout? None - you'll receive 4,096 ways to win instead. We doubt you will argue with that! We also doubt you would argue with a chance to win up to 227,000 coins during play. You probably won't get anywhere near that many, but hey, you never know.
The carnival setting is shown behind the reels, while the icons appearing on those reels show various celebrants and the usual letters and numbers on a purple background. There is a W as a wild symbol and the lady we saw originally appears here as a bonus icon. That wild also has the power to spread in various directions during the free games, so just one making an appearance could well lead to better results than you might think.
We can also include an Avalanche feature where winning symbols are replaced with new ones from above. The multiplier in play - starting at 1x - also increases for each successful and consecutive Avalanche that occurs. Find three Carnival Queens in play as the scatter and 12 free games will be yours. That is the starting point though - any additional scatter symbol that might appear will grant a further four free games. Other scatters might trigger more as well as you play.
Playtech delivers another new addition to their collection with the Glory and Britannia title
With a title like that, it is no surprise to see a huge castle meet us as we get ready to play this slot game. It turns out this slot game is based on the legend of Merlin. You will see seven characters - Merlin included - when the game begins. There is a chance to play a side bet while enjoying this game, and if you do, there is a chance to trigger the Lady of the Lake feature that includes some re-spins.
Playtech has also included a Templar Knight feature in this game. However, as you go through the pages you can read prior to beginning play, you will see each of those characters has its own special feature associated with it. Guinevere, Merlin, Duke of York, King Arthur, and Robin Hood feature as the other characters. With each one adopting a special skill or bonus element to look forward to, could this be one of the deepest and best-designed games we have seen from Playtech yet?
That is a big claim to make but we think we have good reason to suspect it. It is rare you get so much detail about a game before you even click on the start button, isn't it? You can tell this one will deliver even before you load the five reels ready to play. There are 243 ways to win with this game, and you'll see the seven characters above those reels before you get things underway.
The features offered by each character can be turned on or off depending on how many side bets you wish to place. It does mean you would need to make seven additional bets per spin to activate them all. However, it does put the player in control of how to play this game, and for that we are very grateful.
You can expect Glory and Britannia to deliver a wild over the middle three reels, a scattered English flag as the scatter, and the chance to win 15 free games with three scatters too. How much more could you wish for?
Are you going to try the Temple Tumble Megaways slot from Relax Gaming?
We think you might want to give this one a try, if only in demo mode. Packed with more ways to win than you may ever have seen before, the game is hugely entertaining. Could you guess at a six-reel format with six icons per reel, along with a massive 46,656 ways to win at most?
Clearly, this game has some treats in store for us, and we would expect little else from Relax Gaming. We're taken inside a temple or ruin to play this game. While the background is largely in shades of gray, the images on the reels pop out in color. To achieve the maximum number of win ways, you must clear some of the stone blocks in the game grid. The more you clear, the higher it goes. You must match symbols on three or more adjacent reels from the left side of the screen to achieve a win, thereby making winning symbols and those next to them vanish.
While there is a chance to win some free games here, it is no ordinary chance. You will achieve six free spins whenever all the stone blocks are destroyed in the base game. You also get an option of which type of free spin game to play. They will contain multipliers, extra spins, or a mix of both. Which one will you choose? You can expect special blocks to appear in the free games that can award one, other, or both the elements mentioned above.
Add in a standard wild symbol and it is clear to see the Temple Tumble Megaways slot does deliver plenty of engaging gameplay for you to enjoy.
Fruits & Clovers 20 Lines delivers a more relaxing experience from Playson
After some of the complex slots we've already highlighted this week, it is refreshing to find one that sticks with the ever-reliable collection of clover, fruits, stars, and other familiar symbols.
Of course, you never know quite what you should expect until you play the game. We know there are 20 lines in this one thanks to the obvious title, so we assume (correctly) there are five reels here. They play out on a green background - quite calming, yet devoid of any theme or detail. It does mean you can focus your energies on what is happening on the reels, though. The controls are familiar if you've played other Playson games, adopting an easy tone. Even if this is the first Playson game you've ever played, it won't take long to get the hang of how to set it up.
The four-leaf clover is good to check out as this is a wild symbol. It substitutes for other things you will encounter on the reels, even the gold star. That is a surprise since the star is a scatter. You will secure a scatter win for three or more of those on a line you placed a bet on.
And… that is about it for this game. You will notice the slot delivers stacked symbols on the reels though, so that makes things more appealing than they might otherwise be. Think of it as a standard fruit slot with some neat twists and we think you will enjoy it.
Fugaso releases Trump It Deluxe
An image of three rather familiar-looking politicians greets us upon loading this game. You can guess who one of them is, but we doubt you will have any trouble figuring out the identities of the other two in this new game from Fugaso. The game includes a 5 x 4 format and some rather odd symbols on the reels too. A bear, an eagle, a familiar-looking woman (if you know your politicians…), and much else can be seen on the reels of this game.
The three leaders on the title screen all appear as full-height symbols in the game. They are among the best-paying symbols too, especially the titular Trump. There are 30 paylines in this game, and yet we have still barely touched on the numerous features the game can offer.
For example, a Random Overlay Wild can appear in the game. There are three kinds, each one related to an animal - a bear, a tiger, and an eagle. The paytable reveals how each one comes into play. There are three scatters in this game too - again, each one is related to the country of one of those leaders. The idea is that you can try and trigger a free spin feature with one of the scatters. There is a different free spin game to play connected with each scatter.
While a politics theme has rarely been seen in slot games, it is not new either. However, this might be one of the best we have seen. With three world leaders involved and the animals that often represent their countries in play too, Trump It Deluxe certainly does provide a deluxe slot game experience to enjoy.
Fugaso has a busy week with another new release - Stoned Joker
This is not a game for younger players to enjoy, although of course you would need to be a certain age to gain access to online casinos to play it anyway. That's because the title of this game does reveal a joker who is certainly stoned, as he is smoking something that is not a regular cigarette!
We get a 5 x 4 matrix to enjoy in this game, delivering 40 bet lines, three jackpot amounts (Mini, Midi, and Maxi), and lots of fruit on the reels. You will also see a cannabis leaf and, of course, the joker himself. He can appear stacked, as can other symbols that could appear in any spin.
You might suppose the joker will substitute for other icons and indeed it does. The cannabis leaf comes in handy too, especially since it is a scatter symbol. That means three or more can appear anywhere and still bring you a prize. Those are the highlights of this game, as we do not get the chance to win any free spins. That aside, it makes for an unusual theme to try if you are searching for something straightforward with a refreshing twist.
Get ready for a Super Hot Barbeque with Zeusplay
Is it barbeque season yet? Maybe, maybe not… but it doesn't matter as we now have the new Super Hot Barbeque slot game to try from Zeusplay. The opening image shows us a hot color scheme for the title along with some BBQ utensils to help the cooking go with a swing. But what will appear on the reels of this game, we wonder? Burgers and sausages galore, maybe?
We love this release because it takes place over the heated griddle of a barbeque. Above it you will see a 4 x 3 format of icons, delivering tomatoes, corn, burgers, and much else besides. This is not the ideal game to play if you are feeling hungry, that's for sure. You will also see crossed barbequing tools and a Super Hot BBQ game icon.
Even though the game only has four reels, it still has room for 25 lines to be put to action. You can also expect a chance to win double the usual amount if you manage to fill the screen with 12 occurrences of the same vegetable. This only applies to the four vegetable icons though.
With no wild or other special symbol here and no free games, the slot is a good one to play, but we feel it could have been stronger still with a few special elements included. Will you agree with that idea?
Cayetano Gaming releases the Fruit Stack Mega Wheel slot
This is one of those slots that reveals precious little with its title screen. Designed to look more like a neon sign than anything else, the Fruit Stack Mega Wheel game does reveal a few clues in that title. Of course, it reveals a fruity theme, but the inclusion of a neon-style title makes the appearance of neon fruit symbols not as much of a surprise. You can also expect stacked symbols to appear. The only question now is where the Mega Wheel part of things comes in.
There is a bonus icon in the game that looks like a wheel divided into six segments. It is also labeled as the bonus icon, so that makes life easier for us! This can trigger the Wheel Bonus, where up to 100 free spins are available to be won. These spins will include random wins that are doubled from the usual amounts you'd scoop, so that makes things more interesting still.
For a game that doesn't have too many special icons involved, Fruit Stack Mega Wheel turns out to be a good one to play.
Wazdan has a Space Gem in store for us
Are we to see any gems in this slot, or will it prove to be a gem in itself? We will soon know for sure, but we can see a colorful title screen for the Space Gem slot that does indeed seem to put us in space.
We suspected back in January that we might see more games playing around with the reel quantity this year. So far, that has been shown to be the case. This one offers six reels with three icons on each. They are mostly floral-looking in nature, but they are all very colorful. You can also look out for a mix of colored stars labeled as the wild, capable of taking over an entire reel. If this occurs, you should receive a respin. Secure another expanded wild in that respin and another one is awarded with both wilds held in their expanded positions.
Surprisingly for a game that has six reels, there are only 10 lines to bet on. However, it does mean the game is more affordable for many. There are no free spins to be won in this game, but you can secure up to three respins whenever those wilds appear, so let's hope you see plenty of those.
Fa Fa Zhu is released by GamePlay… but can you guess the theme?
Since the title Fa Fa Zhu also appears in Oriental lettering, it becomes obvious which theme we are treated to here. A friendly pig appears in the first image we see too, not to mention some fruits just in front of him and a few bar icons as well. Will this be a traditional three-reel slot, therefore?
Upon closer inspection, this turns out to be a good guess. Fa Fa Zhu does offer three reels and nine lines, with an assortment of potential prizes to be won as per the paytable on the left of the screen. The pig is the wild symbol, with three on a paid line delivering the jackpot. That pig is not just any wild either - it will deliver a multiplier too, worth either 3x or 9x. We hope you get to experience a win with the latter one!
The idea is that if you secure a win with one wild involved, you will receive the 3x multiplier. If a win occurs with two wilds, the 9x multiplier comes into play. Finally, if three wilds appear on a paid line, you will secure the jackpot amount for that bet, but no multiplier will be applied. We doubt you would mind in that case, though. This does look like an appealing game and it will be interesting to see how well it does.
Rival comes storming back with Hot Hand
Hot Hand greets us with the image of a female devil complete with pitchfork bringing us a devilish new slot game to play. The game itself includes lots of fiery symbols too, even though some of those symbols are traditional. Think of cherries, bells, and the four playing card suits and you'll know what to expect.
Hot Hand is a three-reel game with three icons per row, delivering five lines to bet on. While the game looks much like any other three-reel game of this size, there is one notable element here we think you will enjoy. If you look closely, you will see you get not one wild here, but three. Each one is displayed as a multiplier too, making them superbly easy to see.
The idea is that each multiplier appears only on its own reel. So, reels one, two, and three carry a 2x, 3x, and 4x multiplier respectively. To win the jackpot in the game, you would need to get that exact lineup over a paid line. The paytable reveals the prizes that apply in each case, depending on whether you decide to play one, two, or three of your selected coins on each line. Whatever you decide to do, the inclusion of three wilds makes this game stand out and proud. Try Hot Hand and see what you think. Will it be a hot game for you to check out?
Will you count on your own Sweet Luck if you give this Amazing Gaming slot a try?
Luck is not a million miles away from being an appropriate topic when we're talking about slot games. February 4th turned out to be a good day for slot players when the Sweet Luck game was released by Amazing Gaming. The title gives away the theme, since we find ourselves viewing lots of sweet desserts and similar items on the reels. They all have faces, so expect to find some cupcakes looking at you here!
This is another three-reel game release for the week, offering a cute and colorful background and a 3 x 3 format that provides room for five lines to be played. While most three-reel games do not worry about offering free spin opportunities, this one bucks that trend by including a pinata symbol. Find two of those on a paid line and you will win some free games. Another trigger during those games will lead to more being won.
The game does not include a wild, but the inclusion of a free spin pinata is certainly a nice touch. If you are looking for a game that is not too complex, this one could be worth a go.
Which of the above titles appeals most this week?
You could choose any of those and have a great time playing them. However, with lots of great titles to look at, making your choice of which one to try first could take a while. This might just be the most impressive week of releases so far in 2019. Will next week take things further and provide us with even more delights to try?