It is that time of the year again when we don our best costumes and practice our samba skills – it is Carnival. But there is much more to cheer about this week’s slot announcements because we have some potential blockbusters among them. They are those gems that shine brightly from the sea of online slots flooding into casino lobbies every week and are bound to end up on many favorites lists.
Shooting star Big Time Gaming leaked the first details of its next creation, and it will get you headbanging. The immensely popular Danger High Voltage slot featuring the hit song by the same name from Electric Six is getting an exhilarating sequel with the smash hit from rock band Europe. Thunderkick gets us swinging at the parades in New Orleans on Carnival Queen with cascading reels and a win potential of up to 22,700 times the stake.
In turn, Yggdrasil Gaming is taking us back to the Roman times on Champions of Rome, where gladiators are fighting in the Colosseum for honor, glory, and huge wins. Elk Studios will be releasing Ecuador Gold, a journey to the Aztec kingdom on a giant game window with up to eight rows and 262,144 ways to win.
The Final Countdown | Big Time Gaming
It is time to start headbanging again. Fans of Danger! High Voltage will have a field day when BTG releases The Final Countdown, inspired by the 1986 smash hit from Swedish rock band Europe. The new game has the same layout but different features in both the base game and free spins. And, at first glimpse, even higher volatility but also an increased win potential of up to 36,000 times your stake.
Play the slot on mobile or desktop from 0.20 coins and watch the Reel Cloning feature as it replicates matching symbols across two to four reels that include scatters and the wild. Sounds pretty standard but there is a twist that will get you headbanging when it hits. Any wild landing on cloned reels will grow the more reels are synced, up to a 4×4 size wild with a win multiplier ranging from x2 to x256.
The music will get louder in the free spins as you hear Joey Tempest blaring The Final Countdown from the speakers while the features come with modifiers that can produce mega-wins on every spin. You will have the choice between The Countdown and Heading For Venus free spins when you hit three or more scatters in the base game.
The Countdown Free Spins comes with eight spins and a female astronaut wild that will grow from a 2×2 to 3×3 and 4×4 sizes when you re-trigger the feature. That is achieved be collecting 10 Countdown scatters within the free spins. The multiplier will also increase from x4 to x27 and ultimately to x256.
The Heading for Venus Free Spins award 15 free spins that can be re-triggered indefinitely. The male astronaut wild and cloned reels are now in play. The wild symbol can turn into a Velocity Wild to increase the win multiplier to a random number ranging from x4 to an insane x888.
Carnival Queen | Thunderkick
Don your best costume on the slot from Thunderkick and join the crowds for the yearly carnival celebrations. The best performers can take home huge rewards of up to 22,700x the stake. A vibrant party awaits with wild substitutions, an Avalanche symbol drop mechanic with reactive wins and progressive multipliers as well as a bonus game with indefinite re-triggers and increasing multipliers.
Play the new slot from 0.10 coins and watch the win multiplier increase on every winning avalanche. In the base game, it will reset after every losing symbol drops, but not in the free spins. Instead, it will keep increasing on the next winning combo and that without limits.
Hit three to six scatters to trigger 12 to 24 free spins, which can be indefinitely re-triggered. On top of the ever-increasing multiplier, which will not be reset, the feature comes with a “get out of jail” card. On a losing avalanche, any wilds in view will explode and remove all symbols horizontally in their row and vertically on their reel to allow new symbols to drop in place for another chance to hit a winning combo, thus keeping the avalanches coming and the multiplier increasing.
Champions of Rome | Yggdrasil Gaming
In ancient Rome, gladiators were the superstars in the amphitheater where they fought for honor, blood, and glory against each other and often against tigers and other beasts. Yggdrasil is paying their respects with a stunning slot that brings three gladiators to the reels, fighting it out for wins of up to 4,800 times your bet.
Play the slot from just 0.10 coins and trigger three different wild features in the base game or two types of free spins in the bonus round. Two scatters landing on a spin are usually called a “teaser spin,” but Yggdrasil has turned it into a chance to hit a big win. One of three Gladiator Wilds is triggered when two land, adding a specific wild pattern to the current spin.
Three or more scatters will lead to the bonus features, which consist of two types of free spins – Training Free Spins and Deathmatch Free Spins – while the latter has three choices for different amounts of free spins and multipliers. One randomly chosen Gladiator Wild will be active on every spin throughout both features.
The first choice is the safe option with eight free spins but no multipliers. The second gives you three options – 7, 6, or 5 free spins with x2, x3, and x4 multipliers. But there is a sinister twist that makes this feature rather volatile. You will have to score wins totaling a minimum 22.5 bet to receive the multiplier. Miss the threshold and you will receive a consolation prize only.
Ecuador Gold | Elk Studios
Travel deep into the rainforest in search of the hidden Temple of Luck, where long-forgotten treasures are waiting to be found. Join the explorer Kane on his expedition to the Aztec region on a slot with up to eight rows and 262,144 ways to win, tumbling reels, ghosting wilds and epic-sized symbols of up to 4×4. Enter the Temple of Luck in the bonus round with free drops and sticky wilds to score wins of up to 2,500x your stake on every free spin.
Spin the reels from 0.20 and watch the game window gradually increase on every winning avalanche from four rows and 4,096 ways to the maximum of eight rows and 262,144 ways. It will reset in the base game after every losing avalanche.
Ghosting Wilds can appear on any spin on reels three to six in the base game and free spins, moving a random number of steps to leave a trail of wilds in its wake and providing the potential to score more wins.
Three to six scatters will trigger 10 to 25 free spins, which can be indefinitely retriggered. Two twists will make every bonus round a nail-biting rollercoaster. First, any game window expansion will not reset after a losing avalanche and second any wild landing on a spin from reel three to six will turn into a sticky wild for the remainder of the round.