Established and rising stars of the slot world are keen to show off their latest creations this week. They’re introducing new pay mechanics, exciting features, and remakes or sequels of popular games.
At the forefront is Merkur, which has released an entire batch of new slots including Zipper, Smart Restart, Goldbird, and Zentaurus.
Established providers such as Bally, Barcrest, and IGT have also been busy getting their latest offerings out, along with upcoming suppliers such as Cayetano Games, Blueprint Gaming, and NoLimit City. While there’s plenty to try out this week, we’ll be focusing on the four most exciting new slots, as usual.
Soldier of Rome | Barcrest
Although dating back more than two millennia, the Roman Empire has left a lasting legacy on the entire world. Stretching at its peak in 117 AD from Europe to Africa and the Middle East, among of the most memorable features were the legions of soldiers, who devoted their lives to various emperors.
Barcrest is paying tribute to those fierce warriors with a video slot in a unique format, which sees them appearing as Wild symbols and expanding to stand 10 rows tall and proud. The reel layout is similar to other known slots, such as Bruce Lee, with 2×2 mini-reels at the front and a stretched 3×10 window for the back reels. The standard game window offers 50 paylines while activating Mighty Reels™ will increase the number to 100 paylines.
Worthy of those legendary warriors, Barcrest went to great length to include a top win of 500x the stake and some distinctive features. Lightning Spins are triggered when four matching symbols land on the front mini reels, resulting in more of the same symbols being added to the rear reels for the spin.
Minimum three scatters will award the free spins round where a partial Wild soldier symbol will expand to open up the Mighty Reels™. During this feature, a different reel set with added high-value symbols provides more potential for mega wins.
Big Bets at 10x, 15x, or 25x the standard stake will activate five spins with added features such as removing low-value symbols and extending the game window to the full 100 paylines. Plus, the Wild soldier symbol will also expand when it appears in partial view.
Legend of Fortune | Red 7
For anyone who wants to be a virtual tomb raider for a gaming session, here’s the perfect opportunity. The new slot from Red 7 will take reel warriors into a hidden temple to hunt for vast treasures and huge wins of up to 1,250x your stake.
Enter the mysterious world of Legend of Fortune with bet sizes ranging from 0.20 to 250 coins and start your adventure on five reels, three rows, and 20 fixed paylines. A comfortable RTP of 95.90% will help to avoid heavy balance falls to extend the search for those valuable prizes.
The game window might start shaking violently at the start of any spin, activating the random Death Room Wilds feature. Watch out as the walls will squeeze the reels, transforming them into Wild Reels. All five reels can turn wild on a spin, awarding a super mega-win
Extra thrills await during the Free Spins round, where the explorers will randomly select one of three options. The Temple Run will award eight free spins with a series of traps and bonuses to reach the Pit of Wealth for super mega wins.
Beware of falling symbol blocks in the Cave-In feature with ten free spins as they tumble down from the top and explode on winning combinations. More blocks will drop into place until no further winning combo falls onto the reels.
Choose your steps wisely on the stone grid in the Stepping Stone feature because they might crumble, instantly ending the bonus round. An extra reward will be waiting at the finish line for the wisest of them all.
Wheel of Fortune: Hawaiian Getaway | IGT
Fans of the longest-running TV game show will have a field day on the latest slot in the Wheel of Fortune series from IGT. Just like the real show, the game will take them to Hawaii for a special adventure in a tiki atmosphere, complete with fearless surfers and hula girls. To top it all off, five fixed jackpots are added to the Wheel Bonus round.
Ready for the Big Kahuna? Then hit three fully stacked premium symbols on adjacent reels to trigger a respin with the three reels locked as a giant 3×3 symbol. Any further full stacks landing on the respin adjacent to the block will award a further respin. Only premium symbols are present during the respins and any resulting wins will be randomly multiplied by x2, x3, x4, or x5.
Hitting a full screen of a premium symbol will transform the entire screen into a mega 5×3 symbol awarding an all-line win. Payouts for full screens peak at 100x your stake.
Ready for the big money? Then hit minimum six scatters anywhere on the reels to enter the Wheel Bonus feature. The well-known Wheel of Fortune is packed with coin wins as well as Free Spins, Pointer Frenzy, and Jackpot Bonus wedges.
Landing on the Free Spins wedge will award ten free spins, which can be re-triggered up to 120 free spins. No extras during the round, but the Big Kahuna feature will have a higher frequency. Landing on Pointer Frenzy will add more win pointers and respin the wheel, awarding multiple prizes.
The Jackpot Bonus will award one spin on the Jackpot Wheel. The wedges on the wheel include Gold, Silver, Green, Purple, and Blue Jackpots for wins ranging from 20x to 1,000x your stake.
Zentaurus | Merkur Gaming
We saved the best for last. The new slot is the next addition to their Colossal Payouts™ series, with the maximum win on a single payline peaking at a staggering 5,000x your stake or 100,000 credits. High volatility, no doubt, and most certainly not for the fainthearted like most Merkur slots, but higher risk can lead to bigger rewards.
For those brave enough to take Zentaurus for a spin, expect a game window in Roman style with five reels, three rows, and 20 fixed paylines. A generous RTP of 95.96% will ensure that balances do not vanish fast. Low rollers will welcome bet sizes starting at 0.20, while the maximum at 40 coins keeps the risk in check.
The main attractions are not countless features, but the high single line pays for a five-of-a-kind. They start at 4x your stake for low-value symbols and peak at a massive 5,000x your bet for the wild symbol.
However, one surprise awaits those entering the free spins round. Landing a winning combo will trigger the Streak feature, where the symbols are locked in place. The game respins until no further matching symbols land on the reels while locking any further occurrences on every respin. Wins are paid after the streak has ended.