Much like the world just keeps on spinning, so do the reels of new online slot releases. In the blink of an eye, much can pass by us and with new titles drawing us to themes old and new, it can be hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. ‘Originality’ is the buzzword this week, for our pick of the bunch sees developers exploring unfamiliar genres, putting a comical spin on themes, and finding new ways of pays to impress, making these slots our ones to try for something different and exciting.
7th April 2021 | iSoftBet – Sea Of Riches
Sea Of Riches is a beautifully crafted debut into grid slots from iSoftBet. This jolly, pirate-themed adventure into stormy seas is packed full of features and modifiers. Played on a 6 x 6 grid, five or more matching symbols form cluster wins, which then explode leaving space for more symbols to fall into. Random modifiers boost the base game with sea monsters like the Kraken or a Whale tail that slaps wilds on the reels. Repeating wins charge the Captains Compass, which can unleash reel modifiers such as the Swarm O’Parrots and Musket Mayhem, with enough charge. These can repeat to create mind-blowing combinations of cascading symbols and modifiers. Plus, should the Captains Compass charge twice, the round culminates in a Storming Free Spins feature.
You can set sail on Sea Of Riches from 0.2 to 20 credits per spin. It comes with a 96% RTP and a medium volatility rating. If you are brave enough and sea-worthy, you could reach dry land with up to 2416 x your stake. A great entry into grid slots from iSoftBet and one worth checking out, if you’re a fan of this genre.
8th April 2021 | Relax Gaming – Wild Chapo
Across the sea to the deserts of Mexico now for some explosive action from Relax Gaming in Wild Chapo! With symbol design featuring suspicious-looking animals at Chapo’s ranch, this clever title has a comical touch with random blasts of features.
Wild Chapo has five reels, three rows and 15 fixed pay lines where wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols landing on a line from left to right only. During gameplay, Cannonballs and Dynamite violently set off modifiers and respins, changing reel positions to standard or sticky wilds. An expanding TNT crates, Dynamite Barrels and Cannonball Scatters spark off the action in Wild Chapo.
Join Chapo and co for fireworks at the ranch on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility (4/5) with an RTP of 96.36% and a hit frequency of roughly 1:5 spins. Wild Chapo also comes with a Bonus Buy option that will slightly increase the RTP value to 97.00%, for those who can’t wait for the big bang.
5th April 2021 | Storm Gaming – Megaways Mob
Our third one to watch this week takes us to the East End of London for good old-fashioned cops and robbers knees up, set in the 1960’s gangland from Storm Gaming Technology. Megaways Mob is a cascading video slot with six dynamic reels, featuring 2 to 7 rows and 324 to 117,649 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. Each win is then removed and more symbols cascade down in place, possibly leading to more wins in the sequence and a max potential win of up to 76,000 x stake.
Fans of the era will enjoy seeing police cars chasing a Mini that teases or marks the start of bonus features with a stick of dynamite. At any point in the game, a Mystery Symbols Modifier can change police badges to a common paying symbol, adding to wins or combinations. In the Dynamite feature, all low paying symbols are removed, leaving high payers, police badges and scatters in the mix. The Pick Me Bonus game sees a welcome return to Megaways, in the form of a bank heist where you could pick a win of up to 100 x stake!
And finally, the jewel in the crown for Megaways Mob is the highly volatile free spins feature, awarding 12 free spins with an unlimited, progressive win multiplier. But that’s not all; the mystery symbols, dynamite feature and pick me bonus game can all trigger again during the free spins round. In one more hilarious twist, the gangsters can always randomly drive by and award a random number of free spins and starting multiplier that plays out the same as an organic trigger.
Megaways Mob is a barrel of laughs and available on desktop, tablet or mobile at casino lobbies soon. You can bet from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin. And the game has a high volatility rating with an RTP of 95.60%.
6th April 2021 | Elk Studios – Cluster Slide
Lastly, but by no means least, we venture far away from planet earth for our final slot of the week, Cluster Slide by Elk Studios. Be prepared, as Cluster Slide is a video slot like no other before. Playing almost feels like being on another planet. Based on a 7×8 grid slot with avalanching symbols and cluster pays. Wins are awarded for clusters of five or more matching symbols landing horizontally and/or vertically connected anywhere on the reels. Hitting 15+ clusters wins up to 500 x stake, assisting a reach of up to 10,000 x bet.
Loading the game will take you to the fantasy planet Jellyton on a quiet evening, just in time before square-shaped monsters go wild and start hilarious, reel mayhem. What’s unique is the game window is skewed to one side, allowing the symbols to slide from the right in the Avalanche mechanic. The fury monsters dominate on the reels, together with five wild modifiers triggered throughout the gameplay. Each characteristic feature wild will multiply, remove, upgrade, replace or expand symbols. Adding to the number of wins fuelling a generator that triggers an additional feature wild when full.
Charge the generator five times for the five feature wilds and an x5 multiplier at the end of the sequence. In addition to the mayhem, 3 bonus scatters will trigger 3 wild drops with any achieved multiplier and generator charge carrying over. The first drop turns all scatters to wild, the second adds two, 2 x 2 wilds and the third follows with a 3 x 3 mega wild plus the feature can retrigger.
You can join the fury reel festival on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility (7/10) with an RTP of exactly 96% and a hit frequency of roughly 1:2.6 spins. Cluster Slide also has X-iter feature buys, first seen on the recent release of Bompers. These allow five modes of personalised betting gameplay with a variety of feature triggering options. Cluster Slide is an exciting and fun slot release, proving Elk Studios are once again, amongst the leading innovators of online video slots.
That completes our round-up of the latest online slot releases to grace casino lobbies this week. If you fancy a change from the flood of production-line quality slots and something more original, we hope at least one of our selection won’t fail to impress.
Credit: Written by Jamie F.