Best New Slots in 2019 | 15 March 2019

Fasten your seatbelt as we have another whirlwind of exciting new games being announced this week, and they are not all Megaways slots. It has become routine, meanwhile, to have a few titles with the ever-so-popular game engine from Big Time Gaming being released on a weekly basis. Still, we can’t do completely without them, as we have two game providers that will soon be releasing their first creations using the engine under a licensing deal.

NextGen graces us with the third Medusa slot. Following the tremendous success of Medusa I and II, it was only logical that NextGen would use the game for its début on the Megaways stage. The same goes for Red Tiger Gaming as it has chosen a 2017 slot to feature on its first Megaways slot.

Good news for fans of Downton Abbey as Skywind Group has announced the release of a slot in the same name that will bring the main cast of the popular TV series to a dual set of slot reels. And there is busy bee Blueprint Gaming, which took a break from Megaways slots and will be launching Master of Atlantis in a standard 5×4 reel format.

Downton Abbey | Skywind Group

The entire family and their servants from the historical drama Downton Abbey are making their second appearance on an online slot. After Aristocrat’s first effort in 2015, the honours fell this time to Skywind Group, which signed a license with the rights owners in late 2018. And like the drama’s plots, the game is full of surprising twists and turns that will keep you just as entertained. Plus, it comes with three progressive jackpots.

Spinning the reels on the Downton Abbey slot starts at a rather high 1.00 coin per round, but for that you get to enjoy two reels sets. The bottom is the main game window with 40 paylines, while the top has a 243-ways layout and only activates during the features.

In the base game, you can trigger the Upstairs Downstairs and Call to Service features. Both are connected to a golden bell landing on reel three. You will trigger Upstairs Downstairs if it lands in the activation zone at the top, where the upper game window lights up and all wilds from the bottom are cloned onto the same positions on the top reels. Should it land outside the activation zone, then Call to Service can randomly trigger to replace up to 10 reel positions on the bottom window with wild symbols.

Prepare for a flurry of bonus games and free spins when you hit five symbols on both reels sets that are marked with a rose, as this will trigger the Downton Abbey Village Flower Show. You can pick from 30 symbols to reveal coin wins, jackpot symbols and three different free spins symbols – Duty Calls, Reels of Wealth or Manor on the Move.

A jackpot is won when you unveil one corresponding jackpot symbol and the bonus game ends when you find two matching free spins symbols. Each free spins round comes with 10 free spins and a specific reel modifier. The free spins can be also won organically when you hit a minimum 10 scatters on both reel sets in the base game.

Medusa Megaways | NextGen Gaming

Do you feel brave enough to stare into Medusa’s eyes? The Gorgon from Greek mythology is known to turn every living thing into stone with her gaze. The myths surrounding her have featured on NextGen’s Medusa I and II slots, with both finding a large fan base around the world. They and all soon-to-be fans can now to face her on a Megaways reel set with tumbling reels and reactive wins.

Beware – the Medusa will swallow your balance with no mercy when she is in a bad mood. Survive her gaze and you will be superbly entertained with a good chance to score insane wins of up to 50,000x your bet. Play the game from 0.25 coins and watch in awe as she turns a random number of symbols into wild symbols when she appears on the horizontal reel on the top of the game window.

Hit three or more scatters to descend into the hidden temple and trigger up to 25 free spins, which can be indefinitely retriggered. During the bonus round, you will benefit from a progressive multiplier that increases by 1x after each winning tumble. Plus, two extras will spice up things to provide more chances to hit monster wins.

The Snake Strike feature will see any soldier symbol appearing on the extra reel being attacked by one of two snakes that lurch on each side of the extra reel. The left will turn him into a wild symbol, while the right will turn him into a scatter.

The Temptation feature will tempt you to replay the bonus round one time after the initial round has been completed. All wins from the initial round are forfeited and the entire feature is restarted with the same amount of free spins like the original round.

Mystery Reels | Red Tiger Gaming

Red Tiger Gaming is entering the Megaways stage after signing a licensing deal with Big Time Gaming in 2018. It has picked its 2017 release Mystery Reels to receive the Megaways makeover, instead of creating a completely new slot. With that, you get to enjoy the features known from the original, but this time spiked by up to 1117,649 ways to win.

Play the game from 0.20 coins per spin and hit the mystery symbol on any reel in the base game or free spins to see it zooming across the reels and transform a random number of symbols into a mystery symbol. Once it all settles, they will reveal a common pay symbol bar the scatter.

Three to six scatters will give you access to the Free Spins Gamble Wheel, where you can increase the number of free spins for the bonus round by spinning the reel one time on up to three levels. Win the gamble and you can continue or collect up to 40 free spins. Lose it at any of the three levels and you walk away with a consolation prize of four, six or eight free spins.

Master of Atlantis | Blueprint Gaming

Descend into deep waters in search of the sunken city of Atlantis and prepare for an encounter with Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, as he will use his trident to power up the reels for mighty wins. Blueprint has taken a short break from releasing Megaways slots and surprises with a 5×4 format and 40 paylines, featuring random Trident Strikes, Power Spins and Poseidon Free Spins.

Turn the reels from 0.40 coins per spin and watch Poseidon throw his trident at random reel positions to turn them into mystery symbols. Once the reels stop, all will reveal a common pay symbol, excluding wilds or scatters. Hit a full screen of mystery symbols to win 80x to 800x your bet, based on which symbol is revealed.

Three or more scatters will trigger five Poseidon free spins and up to three Power Spins. The latter is played first where you aim to collect trident scatters on a separate reel set. You will then return to play the Poseidon free spins with each trident scatter paying a coin win corresponding to the number collected in the Power Spins, up to 100x bet for each scatter.

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