It’s an exciting week, with thrilling new slots coming from established providers such as Barcrest and Novomatic, as well as from rising stars NoLimit City and Storm Gaming.
Will the sword in Excalibur’s Choice™, the quirky sea creatures in Tidal Riches™ or the abundance of features in Love Island: So Tempted make it to the top of the playlists? Time to find out what slotting enthusiasts can expect from the new games.
Hot Nudge | NoLimit City
The main characters, King of Diesel, Queen of Steam, and Jack of Punk, appear four rows tall in Hot Nudge. This dark, suspense-filled world of engine-driven slot reels is only brightened up by a Hot Wild on the middle three reels that will nudge to cover all rows and multiply wins by up to ten times. The game engine stands four rows tall and five reels wide, holding 40 fixed paylines and wins of up to 2,000 times your stake.
Hitting two full-sized character symbols on the front two reels will trigger the Hot Nudge feature, with any partial symbols landing on the following reels expanding to cover all four rows. This is the moment for the game to produce the maximum base game hit at 200 times the stake when King of Diesel symbols land on all reels. Combined with Hot Wild multipliers, it can lead to the top win for the slot.
Ready to rev up the engine? Then hit three scatters on the middle reels to activate seven free spins. There are no multipliers or special features here, but more free spins are added for each scatter landing on a spin. The amount depends on which position the scatter lands in, as it will nudge down until it disappears from the game window, adding one free spin for each nudge.
Can you jump-start the engine?
Tidal Riches™ | Novomatic
Tired of the standard 5×3 game windows with a variety of fixed paylines? Here’s the perfect remedy. Although Tidal Riches™ starts in the same format, it will expand on winning spins to 6×3, 6×4, and 6×5 sizes, unleashing on the full game grid a maximum of 50 paylines paying both ways. Friendly sea creatures in a serene ocean scene, appearing stacked on all reels, will help deliver wins of up to 1,500 times your stake for a full screen of dolphin symbols. Score a winning combo to see the winning symbols burst and new ones drop down for additional potential wins, while the game window increases at every step until the 6×5 grid is in full view.
A row of arrows on top of the game window progresses with each consecutive cascade, triggering the free spins on the fourth arrow. Go higher with more cascades to earn extra Treasure Chests for the bonus round, which will increase in frequency and fill up to a 3×2 size when the burst sequence reaches the seventh arrow. Chests landing during the free spins will unveil a common symbol, providing you with a higher potential to hit super mega wins.
Time to get your snorkeling gear ready for a swim with the sharks!
Love Island: So Tempted | Storm Gaming
The popular island from the British reality TV show has found its way onto the reels of the latest slot from Storm Gaming. And just like the show, it never fails to entertain. This is not due to the colorful characters gathering to find eternal love, but rather courtesy of no fewer than six slot features topped by three localized progressive cashpots plus an expanding wild on reel three. All the action happens on a 5×3 game island with 20 fixed paylines and an RTP of 94.86%.
Three feature trails on the right-hand side of the game window will activate the associated feature once the meter is filled up. Pool Bar will present five cocktails up to five times, with players picking one glass in each round to reveal a bet multiplier or a collect symbol. In Couple-Up, players try to fill up a heart by bringing a couple together and so collecting increasing bet multipliers. In Wheel Appeal, a wheel of fortune will spin to award bet multipliers until it lands on a collect field.
Still got the stamina to pick up more bet multipliers and maybe hit a big jackpot? Then the next two features will be just right. Trigger the Cashpot Cases bonus game to choose from seven suitcases until a collect symbol appears. At the same time, hitting three matching items hidden in the suitcases will award one of the progressive cashpots. I’ve Got a Text is triggered when bonus symbols land on the three middle reels, revealing a number of spins on a mini in-game slot awarding bet multipliers.
Longing for some free spins? Sure, simply score a minimum of three scatters to trigger the round where a wild symbol is locked in the middle of reels two and four. This will provide more potential for super mega wins when the expanding wild lands on the middle reel.
Enjoy the party!
Excalibur’s Choice™ | Barcrest
Looking for something simple and straightforward, yet highly suspenseful, without the fuss of different slot features? Excalibur’s Choice™ might just be the right answer.
The legendary sword of King Arthur doubles as the wild and scatter symbol on this creation from Barcrest. Synonymous with power and sovereignty, it can deliver incredible wins of up to 5,500 times your stake in a single spin, giving the game a high-volatility rating. All of that happens on a rather simple 5×3 game window with only ten fixed paylines.
A minimum of three Excalibur symbols will trigger ten free spins. At the start of the bonus round, the game will randomly select one of the symbols to act as an expanding symbol for the entire feature. On every free spin, the selected symbol will expand to award wins on all paylines, even when it does not land adjacently on the reels. That goes on top of any standard line win. A minimum of two high-value or three low-paying symbols is required to score a win. The wild symbol will substitute, but it doesn’t expand during the free spins. However, hitting at least three will retrigger the feature.
Scoring in free spins, five King Arthur symbols without wild symbols on an active payline will lead to the maximum win on a single spin. First, the standard win of 500 times your bet is awarded for five of a kind, before all symbols expand to pay a further ten times the same win – once for each payline.
Can you lift the sword?