One of the biggest benefits, part of online casino gaming is the hundreds of new slots released every year. Exciting graphics, HD audio effects, a whole range of new themes and incredible bonus features are ways to keep us all coming back for more. It is no different this year, and the new breed of slots that command players attention in 2018 includes titles from premier software developers, here are a few that really stands out from the rest.
Quickspin’s Flagship Release for this Year – Dwarves Gone Wild
Quickspin top release for this year has a whole new viewpoint on the snow-white theme, the medium-high variance slot focusses on the dwarves and offers a top payout of 2,335x. To stay within the classical story-line if offers seven bonus features, plenty of wild and loads of re-spin fun.
The Scandinavian gaming studio used quite a few marketing strategies to ensure the success of this release, which included a video featuring Mark Smith, the game producer at Quickspin, talking the player through the game and what to expect from it.
Dwarves Gone Wild
- Based on the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- 5 Reel featuring 20 Fixed Paylines
- 7 Bonus features including wild reels, spreading wilds, throwback wilds, free spins and multipliers
- Mystery feature included in the base game
- Collection feature store collected points even after a player leaves session to return later
The point collecting idea of saving points that can be carried over to future sessions was first introduced in Vikings Go To Hell released by Yggdrasil Gaming. Due to the huge success and popularity of the feature, it could be a new trend as all developers are always looking for new ways to keep players returning to their games.
NetEnt Releases Third Episode in Fairytale Series
NetEnt’s Fairytale series consists of several chapters including Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel, and this year Mirror Mirror, was added, the 243 ways to win, medium variance games feature a 96.48% RTP and is packed with exciting features as well as a payout of up to 1,822x.
NetEnt is one of the biggest online casino gaming developers and their gaming library features a vast range of titles from Starburst the most popular slot ever used for free spins bonuses to classic favourites such as Gonzo’s Quest, Hollywood brands such as Jumanji, Planet of the Apes and The Invisible Man to progressive jackpot giants Mega Fortune. The benefit of being a NetEnt fan is that most major online casinos feature a huge selection of the provider’s games.
Fairytale Legends: Mirror Mirror
- 5 Reels, 243 Ways to Win
- Base Game Features: Fairy Tale Magic, Fairy Mirror and Fairy Surprise features
- Mining Bonus Feature offer cash rewards
- Coin Win Feature win up to 15x your wager
- Free Spins Bonus Round enjoy ten free spins
With plenty of bonus features and exceptional graphics, Mirror Mirror offers great play, frequent rewards and a top reward worth 1,822x your wager.
Yggdrasil Gaming – Gem Rock
February rocked as far as slot releases go, NetEnt releases Asgardian Stones and Yggdrasil released its incredible Gem Rock slot. What makes Gem Rock quite exciting is its six reels featuring 4,096 ways to win, while every spin could produce big wins worth 2,500x and the RTP is 96.3%.
Yggdrasil Gaming released a whole list of astonishing games this year including Hanzo’s Dojo, Wolf Hunters, Dark Vortex, Nitro Circus, Baron Samedi and Time Travel Tigers.
Key Facts & Features
- Create clusters of three or more across six reels, four rows and enjoy 4,096 ways to win
- Gem Rock Feature
- Super-sized symbols unlocked by nine wins in a row reward spectacular payouts!
Red Tiger Gaming – Fruit Blox
The transformations that took place at Red Tiger Gaming during 2018 is evidence of the ever-changing online slots landscape. While the developer previously launched fairly ordinary games, its April release confirmed it was stepping up its game to a whole new level. Laser Fruit created to provide flawless play across all platforms including iOS, Android, TV, smartphones, tablets and desktop offers from 243 up to 60,466,176 ways to win. The developer also had the opportunity this year to showcase its visual production capabilities in creating an exclusive slot for one of the major operators, called Lucky Mr Green.
Fruit Blox Features
When Red Tiger Gaming talks mega tiles, it means nothing other than mega wins and Fruit Blox slot is packed with wholesome bonus features!
- Connected Ways win up to 10,000x
- Free Spins bonus round
- Mega Tiles
- Up to 6,000 potential Ways to Win
Fruit Blox is an incredibly interesting fruit-themed high variance cluster-pays slot featuring payouts of up to 10,000x, while colossal symbols offer doubled payouts and with unlimited free spins, you could expect epic wins!
NetEnt Got All Jacked Up for Halloween in 2018
Released on the 24th of October, Halloween Jack offers frighteningly good rewards worth up to 600,000 coins. The game also offers a hair-raising 96.28% RTP while those brave enough to face the scary characters should prepare to jump from their seats once the carved pumpkin goes wilds.
NetEnt astounds with the Jack-o’-lantern feature, well hidden within the free spins round, once lanterns find their way to the fifth reel, all hell breaks loose as the stacked hell hound wilds, stacked jack-o-lantern wilds or expanding death reaper wilds becomes part of play. NetEnt brings Halloween celebration back in truly spectacular fashion, scary characters, carved pumpkins and fear-provoking background sound combined with a frameless window placed in front of a dark cemetery. It’s enthralling play at its best for the brave, while the phenomenal payouts force everyone else to brave it out. With twenty fixed paylines arranged across five reels, it’s an all-in or all-out kind of game, which makes the design even spookier and the rewards so much better.
Get Ready to Unwrap Great Prizes This December
Only a few weeks till the holidays and the line-up of new slots soon-to-be-released cover a huge variety of different themes, from Norse mythology to robots, Russian Fairytale to the law!
ELK Studio – Valkyrie
ELK Studio launches its Valkyrie slot on the 4th of December, where players will face the frightening and fearsome Valkyries of Norse mythology, meet the female spirits who decide what happens to the souls of dead warriors. Valkyrie slot offers 1,024 ways to win across five reels, and the high variance game features free spins, expanding symbols, and wild scatters.
NetEnt – Wild-O-Tron 3000
Are you familiar with Tron, the sci-fi film released in 1982? NetEnt’s Wild-O-Tron 3000 is based on Science-fiction and with a vague inspiration from the film. Robots start living a life of their own across twenty fixed paylines, and there are seven different droids that appear on the five reels, each with a different value. The red droid offers the highest reward, and with five of these, your bet is multiplied by 5,000.
Scheduled to release on the 11th of December, Wild-O-Tron features a 96.01% RTP, while bonus features include wilds and a Wild-O-Tron 3,000 bonus round. If you love sci-fi themes and massive profits you might want to try spin your way to winnings of 50,000 coins.
Microgaming – Action Ops: Snow & Sable
Microgaming is serving up justice this Christmas, its Action Ops: Snow & Sable slot promising to be as exciting as only a crime-fighting due could be. Sable and Snow are heroes seeking justice while assisting the futuristic city of Aurora during its healing process. Great winning opportunities present themselves quite often on five reels featuring ten paylines, bonus features include free spins, wilds and multipliers while the top prize is 1,000x.
It’s been a bumper year for new video slots and with plenty of releases lined-up across the next couple of weeks, everyone can look forward to enjoying hours of entertainment fun.