New slots are unveiled all the time, and unless players keep up with the latest releases regularly, there is a chance that they will miss out on playing some of the hottest new games. It is far easier to read about several new games at once, giving players an overview of what is currently available. With that in mind, what can they expect to play as the week comes to an end, and what new slots are being penned for release in the immediate future?
What Went Live This Week?
iSoftBet kick start the new slot party this week, with their Book of Immortals slot. There are plenty of titles out there with Ancient Egyptian themes, but this one of the few which features “swarm” bonuses. These can see scarabs scatter across the reels and turn low-paying symbols into high-paying ones. Scatter wilds also pop up in this 5-reel, 20-line game. They can trigger a free spin round which can see players prosper from expanding random symbols, just like in Novomatic’s Book of Ra slot.
1. Book of Immortals
If there was a slot theme with as much popularity as Ancient Egypt, it would Vikings. Those Norse warriors are the topic of the latest Iron Dog Studios slot to debut this week. As the title, Viking Wilds suggests, this game heavily relies on substitute symbols for its special features. There are sticky wilds, expanding ones, and standard wilds present on the 5 reels and 1,024 paylines in this game. Those paylines can extend to number 3,125 in the free spin bonus, and for just 20p a spin this new game is a snip.
2. Viking Wilds
Cash Vandal is the third slot to debut this week which is worth keeping an eye on. This imaginative release from Play ‘n Go features just 4 reels and 10 lines and tells the tale of a spray painter on his travels across Europe. Expect lots of re-spins, stacked wilds and reel modifiers present in this new game, which costs as little as 10p a game and is available at all leading Play ‘n Go casino sites right now.
3. Cash Vandal
Clash of the Titans
Players love it when big shots are unveiled by major casino software providers, and both Microgaming and their Scandinavian counterparts, Net Entertainment launched new titles this week. First up was Microgaming’s Zombie Hoard.
4. Zombie Hoard
Zombie Hoard debuted as a 5-reel, 9-line game, and is a far cry from Microgaming’s successful Lost Vegas slot. This undead-themed title offers cheap gameplay costing as little as a penny a spin and has a 1,000-coin non-progressive jackpot up for grabs. Its highlights include a free spin bonus with expanding wilds and multipliers which can be triggered via two different ways.
5. Scudamore’s Super Stakes
Rivals NetEnt debuted their Scudamore’s Super Stakes slot after much press coverage over the last couple of months. A horse racing-themed slot, it offers 10p a spin bets, is played over 20 lines and carries with it, random wilds and mini horse-race feature in its free spin bonus, which can dish out mad money multipliers to punters.
The Surprise Package
One game did debut this week which was a genuine surprise, and a pleasant one at that. Asylum Labs launched Ticket to Paradise at just a handful of sites. This game features 50 lines and isn’t overly cheap at 50p a spin but is jam-packed with features. No less than three base game modifiers, as well as three bonus rounds are worked into this tropical island-themed slot. With a generous RTP (return to player) rate of 97%, this excellent little number is the ideal release for players operating on a budget, seeking a classy, 3D slot with low variance action.
6. Ticket to Paradise
What about next week? There is every chance that one of these four upcoming slots might spring up at your favourite casino, either as a major release or as a timed exclusive.
NextGen Gaming is bringing their 300 Shields slot kicking and screaming into 2019 with a new Extreme Edition of the much-loved game. With wins worth over 17,000x a bet, similar but enhanced gameplay based on the original, and its ever-popular Spartan theme, this is one slot you may wish to keep an eye out for.
7. 300 Shields Extreme
Two new MegaWays slots are also debuting soon at casino sites. NextGen Gaming is the latest software provider to pinch Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays engine, and they are applying it to their flagship Medusa slot. This 6-reel goliath will feature all the dynamic features its predecessor had, but with the much-in-demand payline structure.
8. Mystery Reels
Also featuring up to 117,649 paylines via the same BTG gaming engine is the new Red Tiger Gaming slot, Mystery Reels: MegaWays. It won’t be anywhere near as exciting in terms of theme as the Medusa release, but ample mystery symbols springing up, and a cloning reels feature, originality is set to be high in this game.
9. Medusa Megaways
Our last release this week isn’t likely to debut in March at all. Instead, the sequel to Net Entertainment’s Dead or Alive is being penned for an April launch date. However, don’t be surprised if it surfaces as an exclusive slot before the end of this month. Dead or Alive 2 is set to be unveiled almost a decade after its predecessor and will keep all the same features as the first release, albeit with three new free spin bonuses, known as Old Saloon, High Noon and Train Heist worked into its design. Of all the new games set to pop up over the coming four weeks, Dead or Alive 2 will arguably be the one that players will be itching to play.
10. Dead or Alive II