Best New Slots in 2019 | 12 April 2019

Are you a fan of highly-volatile slots? Then you’re going to be blown away by the four new slot releases that we place under the spotlight in this week’s newsletter. It’s fair to say that the volatility meter has been well and truly cranked up to sky-high levels by NetEnt, Red Tiger Gaming, Blueprint Gaming and Microgaming.

After teasing us for more than a year, NetEnt has finally released its much-anticipated Narcos video slot. It’s an action-packed slot that delivers wins of up to 1,506x your stake for capturing Colombia’s infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Red Tiger Gaming introduces us to a devil of a different kind in Devil’s Number. It’s an online slot based on the number of the beast (666).

Blueprint Gaming satisfies our hunger for more Megaways action this week with Wolf Legend. It boasts a new game mechanic called Golden Streak that gives you a chance to win additional free spins. Last but not least, Microgaming takes us on an epic adventure with a famous heroine in Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs.

Narcos | NetEnt

Based on the blockbuster Netflix series of the same name, Narcos is a fully-loaded slots game that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. You’ll join DEA agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy on a mission to bring Pablo Escobar to justice once and for all. He’ll tease you by popping up holding a “catch me” sign, but you could have the last laugh by scooping up to 1,506x your stake.

Narcos represents yet-another masterclass by NetEnt in terms of visuals. The five-reel, three-row online slot has been designed in an illustrated style that may remind you of a Grand Theft Auto (GTA) loading screen. The animations are just as impressive. Bullets are sprayed at symbols indiscriminately and car bombs create havoc on the reels.

Keep your eyes peeled for Pablo’s henchmen pulling up and firing their weapons at the reels. This random Drive-By feature sees high-valued symbols dramatically transform into wilds or walking wilds.

There is also an exciting Locked-Up bonus game that begins when Pablo pops up three or more times on the same row. You’ll be transported to the cocaine kingpin’s flooded private prison, where you’ll be hoping to create an impressive cluster of symbols for wins of up to 271x your stake.

The action increases a few notches more when you see Pablo’s getaway car on the first, third and fifth reels. This combination of scatter symbols sees you secure 10 free spins. A shoot-out begins as darkness descends on Medellín, with the Drive-By feature coming into effect each time a bullet hits a high-valued symbol.

Devil’s Number | Red Tiger Gaming

Everybody knows that the Devil’s favorite number is 666, but do you know his deepest and darkest secrets? Red Tiger Gaming tasks you with revealing the secrets of the beast in the Devil’s Number online slot. It’s certainly not a task for the faint-hearted, but how could you possibly refuse with rewards of up to 2,500x your stake on offer?

You might think a game based on the Devil would take place in the depths of hell, but a dark and mysterious library is the setting for Devil’s Number. The spooky slot has been designed in a gothic cartoon style, with symbols like scrolls and cauldrons appearing across the 5×4 game matrix. It can be played from a low limit of just 0.20 credits, so it won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

There are a couple of fiery random features to look out for. The first is an Upgrade feature that can double payouts after wins involving premium symbols. If you land a win involving low-paying symbols instead, the Remove feature can work its magic. Your winning symbol is removed from the reel set and a cascade follows to deliver another guaranteed win.

It’s a trio of 9s on the middle three reels that you’ll have your sights set on, though. These 9s flip to reveal 666. You are then granted 12 free spins, with both the Upgrade and Remove features active.

Wolf Legend Megaways | Blueprint Gaming

Memories of Buffalo Rising will flood back as soon as you take one look at Wolf Legend. Both slots boast six reels with up to 117,649 ways to win, but Blueprint Gaming has raised the win potential five-fold for Wolf Legend. You could be howling in delight at wins of up to 50,000x your stake.

Set against a rocky landscape somewhere in North America, the Wolf Legend slots game boasts a myriad of exciting bonus features. For starters, the cascading reels feature means you can experience multiple wins from a single spin. You can also benefit from wild and mystery symbols.

How about free spins, we hear you ask? Would any Blueprint Gaming Megaways slot be complete without such a feature? We think not. You’ll need at least three scatter symbols to land if you want to spin the reels for free. You can always buy the feature at a cost of 75x your stake if you grow impatient at the lack of wolves howling on the reels. Oh, what a beautiful sound!

Each scatter symbol reveals between one and five free spins. You can then take advantage of the Golden Streak feature to land more scatters and increase your total number of free spins. To take things even further, you can even gamble your spins to secure more streaks – if you dare!

Lara Croft Temples and Tombs | Microgaming

Microgaming first took us on an action-packed adventure with Lara Croft all the way back in 2004. It proved so successful that the Isle of Man-based gaming giant released a sequel called Secret of the Sword in 2008. After 11 long years of waiting, the third installment in the series has finally arrived.

The Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs slots game comprises a standard Microgaming structure of five reels, three rows of symbols and 243 ways to win. You’ll join the beautiful archaeologist deep in the heart of an ancient Egyptian temple, where you’ll be hoping to get your hands on lots of artifacts.

The Rolling Reels game mechanic that Microgaming treated us to in Jungle Jim: El Dorado has been included. This means winning symbols are smashed and replaced by new blocks that fall from the top. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Lara will kindly multiply consecutive wins by 2x, 3x and 5x.

Lara will also award between 8 and 32 free spins if you’re lucky enough to find three or more scatter symbols. The Rolling Reels feature remains active during free spins, with multipliers ranging in value from 3x to a mouth-watering high of 15x. And keep an eye out for more scatters – Lara grants 8 additional free spins each time you find three or more of them.

There are also three fixed-prize jackpots up for grabs. The Minor is worth 15x your stake; the Major boosts your balance by 100x your stake; while the Grand Jackpot delivers a whopping 5,000x your stake.

It’s safe to say that Lara is feeling more generous than ever before!

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