What is the key to a spectacular slot that will see us lining up to play it as soon as it is released? Intricate graphics – check; entertaining gameplay – check; new pay mechanics – check; thrilling random and bonus features – check; high win potential – definitely check. Game providers are constantly vying to be the next to release a blockbuster slot that will have the casino community buzzing. Well, we have seen this week again a good two dozen announcements of new games that are competing exactly for that honor. Time to find out if they are indeed spectacular.
Netent has just announced that it added another slot to their December schedule. Turn Your Fortune could very well surprise some players with an early Christmas present as it comes not just with a new pay mechanic but also a win potential in excess of 2,000x the stake. Nearly as big is the potential on the latest creation from Red Tiger Gaming. Jack In A Pot is a quirky, Irish-themed grid slot filled with four wild features and a bonus round.
Playtech has taken on the challenge to bring Aquaman from DC Comics to a set of slot reels and it looks stunning. Designed by its subsidiary Sunfox Games, it comes with two types of respin features, a free spins and four progressive jackpots. Fancy a blast from the past? Then Battleship: Direct Hit by newcomer Red 7 Mobile will be just right. Relive the suspense of the popular board game on a set of six slot reels and up to 117,649 ways to win. Sink battleships and you could walk away with a handsome reward of 2,500x your stake.
Turn Your Fortune | Netent
Get ready to turn your next spin into a fortune on Netent’s latest creation. The Fortune Wins Perpetuum mobile is at the center of the action on Turn Your Fortune. Once it sets in motion, it can produce wins of up to 2,000x your stake, and that’s in addition to any potential lines wins on the same spin. The slot has 40 fixed pay lines and bet sizes start at 0.20 coins going up to 200 coins, making it suitable for low and high rollers alike.
Although the game is trending towards high volatility, it comes with a comfortable RTP of 96.24%; that should help to avoid quick busts. The features included wild substitutions, free spins, and Fortune Respins, both with Fortune Wins. NetEnt has taken teaser spins to a new level on this slot, awarding a Fortune Respin when only two scatters land on the reels together with a winning combination. Good news is that it will trigger the respin feature with Fortune Wins from the Perpetuum and has the potential to end with the top win for the slot.
Three scatters will trigger the free spins round, leading to a Bonus Wheel with three tiers. Once it stops, the outer reel will determine the number of free spins, the special symbol and upgrades to the Fortune Wins perpetuum.
Jack in a Pot | Red Tiger Gaming
Jack, the lucky leprechaun, welcomes you to his realm on the slot from Red Tiger Gaming. He will hide in the large golden cauldron and jump out only to award one of four wild reel modifiers. As usual, the game has a whole array of features that will keep everyone well entertained as well as providing big win potential. Jack In A Pot is a cascading video slot with a 7×7 grid, cluster pays and playable from as little as 0.20 coins.
The most action in the base game will come from four different reel modifiers. Once a marked wild lands in a winning combination, it will see Jack jumping out of the cauldron to apply it to the reels. He will inflate premium symbols to up to a 4×4 size, turn one to five reels into a common symbol, throw his hat in the air to suck all low-paying symbols from the grid and let a rainbow shine onto the grid to place a random amount of wild symbols.
The free spins round is triggered when the four-leaf clover on the right of the game window fills up in one spin sequence. Ten free spins are awarded, during which the wild symbols are collected and then applied consecutively on the last spin. The overall win potential peaks at just over 1,700x the stake.
Aquaman | Playtech & Sunfox Gaming
Playtech’s subsidiary Sunfox Gaming brings the popular Super Heroes figure from DC Comics to a set of five slot reels with 243 ways to win. Impressive graphics and animations convey the story of Aquaman with two types of respin features and a free spins round, as well as four progressive jackpots. With bets ranging from 0.25 to 500 coins, it is destined to please all kinds of slot players.
Trident Wild Respins trigger when Aquaman lands in a full stack on reel two and sees him throwing the trident onto reels and transforming three adjacent reel positions into wild symbols. Ocean Rush Respins are triggered by a fully stacked Mera symbol on reel four. She will select one symbol to be locked in place and award respins as long as new matching symbols land on a respin. Both features can trigger in the same spin.
The free spins will have players collecting golden Aquaman symbols that will transform villain symbols into himself. Win multipliers from x2 to x4 can also land on the reels, providing more potential for mega wins. The big money, though, sits in the pooled jackpots which can be won via a bonus game with 20 cells each revealing a different colored energy ball. Collecting two to five matching balls will award one of the four jackpots – Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand.
Battleship: Direct Hit | Red 7 Mobile & WMS (SG Digital)
Travel back in time to play again the popular board game Battleship. Red 7 has designed a stunning slot with six reels and up to 117,648 ways to win. Four fixed jackpots ranging from 40x to 2,500x the stake can be won in the free spins. The game features cascading wins, which will explode after the win is paid and let new symbols drop into place for potential new winning combinations.
To trigger the bonus round, players need to sink one of the ships on top of the game window. Missiles land randomly on the reels, hitting a part of a ship. The slot awards between five and 50 free spins once the entire ship is hit. During the free spins, the ships displaying the number of free spins are replaced with new ships holding the four fixed jackpots – Mini, Minor, Major and Grand. Sinking a ship will award the respective jackpot.