Slot players can be a fickle bunch, and they fall into two distinct categories. There are some who know what they like and like what they know. These actually form a large subset of players, as is eloquently demonstrated by the enduring popularity of games like Starburst, Book of Dead and Gonzo’s Quest, which have been around for years but seem to be a constant presence in the top eight games.
Then there are those others who constantly yearn for something new. Typically, you see the established brands concentrating on the established games, while the new casinos strive to be different, racing each other to get the newest titles up on their sites first. There are certainly plenty to choose from, and AustralianCasinoSites.com provides a useful run-down of what’s out there, both for Australians and for players from elsewhere in the world. As for the games themselves, both the big name developers and the independent studios seem to have a constant production line on the go. Here, we’ll look at some of the most intriguing new titles out this month.
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Let’s start with this atmospheric fantasy-style slot, where the action takes place in the eponymous vampire’s castle lair. While the gameplay does not initially strike you as out of the ordinary, it is the bonus features that make this one stand out. Unlock the mystery symbol, and the game can go in unexpected, and lucrative, directions. Developer Thunderkick is certainly not one of the big names. But this small Sweden-based studio keeps turning out games that stand out from the crowd, and Baron Bloodmore is no different.
Here’s a new one from Playtech, and it is named appropriately. The desert setting with palm trees, sand dunes and distant palaces is a tried and tested formula. However, the big draw with this game is the bonuses that include four fixed jackpots. These range in scale from 20x right up to 500x, meaning that if you place the maximum wager, there’s the potential for a five-figure payout from a single spin.
NetEnt’s new version of the most successful slot game of all time has been awaited with a blend of trepidation and anticipation. The basic gameplay looks very similar to the original, but the graphics are sharper and the wilds also act as multipliers, so the rewards can ramp up in a very pleasing way! Will it supersede the classic? Probably not, no other slot has managed to do so yet. Still, this is a game that even traditionalists will be queueing up to try.
Apes of Wrath
If we were giving out awards for the best pun of the month, iSoftBet would win hands down with this title. Don’t expect any references to the Steinbeck classic in the game itself, however. This one’s all about the angry gorilla and has a jungle theme. Trigger his wrath and the rewards will come swiftly, if violently. It’s a lot of fun and with a bonus wheel feature, there’s always something happening.
Odin: Protector of Realms
Sometimes, you can just see a game that’s going to be a big hit from a mile away. Play n Go’s latest, created on the ever-popular Norse mythology theme, is a case in point. It looks great, it plays well and there are some fabulous bonus features and minigames to keep you immersed. This isn’t the first time Play n Go has gone down the Norse road, and every new game builds on the success of what has come before it.
Quickspin has carved itself an intriguing niche, specializing in Wild West themed games. It does it well and has plenty of devoted followers who will be impatient to give Sticky Bandits a try. The story revolves around an attempted bank robbery, but be warned – it can take some time to accumulate those sticky wilds and open up the possibility of significant rewards. Still, if you’ve got the patience for a high volatility game, this one will reward it in the long run.
Fruity Beats Xtreme
The name might sound like just another retro fruit slot, but don’t be fooled. This is straight out of the Spinmatic studio and the guys and girls there always know how to deliver a surprise or two. The biggest and best one here is the incredible RTP, which stands at more than 99 percent! The game is also packed full of bonuses and expanding wilds. It’s all presented with movie quality production values.
Midnight in Tokyo
Wazdan is another small developer that’s gradually getting a big reputation. This latest offering is an absolute beauty. It’s a hybrid that spans both the Oriental and the Animal Slots genres. There are two wild symbols, and a particularly cool feature called Wild Splatters, in which wilds split symbols in half and provide even more ways to win. There’s also a jackpot game that triggers when you get the Ninja Cat and a gamble feature that activates with every win.
Fishin Frenzy Spin Boost
Here’s another new take on a popular classic. Fishin Frenzy is Reel Time Gaming’s flagship title, and this new variation on the game is attracting lots of attention. The theme is identical to the original, but the spin boost feature adds a new dimension, giving you the chance to place an extra wager that could land you up to 50 free spins if you get a nibble!
Tiger’s Glory Ultra
Finally, another new offering from Quickspin. Three years ago, they branched out from their usual wild west theme with Tiger’s Glory, a Gladiator-style slot that turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2018.
This sequel builds on that story. There are almost 5,000 ways to win and lots of extra features. Free spins are a core part of the game, and you trigger them by landing between three and six scatter symbols.
Expect this game to be every bit as popular as its predecessor!