Best New Online Slots of the Week – July 5, 2019

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For this week’s slots roundup, we venture into a world of mystery, meet mythical creatures, and live it up in 1970s New York. How’s that for an eclectic bunch of video slots?

Microgaming’s Village People was showcased back in February of this year at the ICE Totally Gaming expo in London.  The online slot celebrates the iconic Greenwich Village band who had international hits like ‘YMCA’ and ‘In the Navy’ back in the seventies. And if you’re a fan of the band’s songs, you can even listen along as you play.

Blackbeard is the new game from Bulletproof Games, who are setting sail with a fresh take on the pirate-themed slot. Trolls Bridge 2 sees Yggdrasil Gaming revisit their popular fantasy-themed slot with some added features and bonus rounds.

Finally, Pragmatic Play take us on a world of adventure with John Hunter and the Book of Mystery. If high volatility and lots of action are your thing, this game might be for you.

Village People Macho Moves | Microgaming

It’s been 41 years since New York novelty act The Village People were hitting the #1 spot across the world with ‘YMCA’. But such is the appeal of the camp disco act that there is still room for a branded slot on the market.

Microgaming’s Village People Macho Moves is easily one of the loudest new slots of 2019. It’s been released with the permission of record label Can’t Stop Productions, and developed in conjunction with Microgaming collaborator, Fortune Factory.

And you couldn’t really have a Village People-themed slot without being able to listen to some of the band’s biggest hits. As soon as you load the game up, you have the option to choose from a selection of the band’s chart-toppers via the on-screen jukebox.

village people macho moves characters in costume standing on the slot reels

In terms of features, Microgaming have gone hell for (bike) leather on this Village People Macho Moves slot. The band’s six members – all decked out in their familiar cop, biker, and construction worker outfits – stand atop their own reel.

Each reel has a VIP Wild Meter which lights up with a token every time a special VP wild lands on that reel. Once you fill up a VIP wild meter, you will win 5 free spins with a unique Macho Move feature, depending on which character triggered the round.

The construction worker, for example, adds random multipliers worth 2x-20x to your free spins wins. The cowboy adds random wilds for the duration of the bonus feature. And the cop turns 2 to 4 reels wild.

Whether you are a fan of ’70s disco classics or Microgaming bonuses, check out Village People Macho Moves at VegasSlotsOnline.

John Hunter and the Book of Mystery | Pragmatic Play

The adventure theme is one that slot developers love to come back to time and again. Some of the most enduring video slots, like Microgaming’s Tomb Raider or Play’n GO’s Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead, have a treasure-hunting vibe about them.

Pragmatic Play are the latest developers to enter a world of exotic mystery, buried treasure, and really poisonous snakes. And John Hunter and the Book Mystery really manages to pile on the excitement.

john hunter and the book of mystery reels and symbols

The new slot is played on a set of 5 reels, but there are 6 rows to play across. In total, the game has 7,776 pay ways. It’s a volatile slot and not for the faint-hearted, but there is certainly action with a capital ‘A’.

Watch out for the book bonus symbol. Three or more will trigger free spins (5-25, depending on how many scatters you landed) as well as a prize multiplier worth 2x to 10x. You can also retrigger the spins.

Plus, there is a regular wild symbol in the game that appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. However, this won’t appear stacked, unlike wilds in other multiway games such as WMS’s Raging Rhino.

Check out this adrenaline-fueled slot if you love high variance.

Trolls Bridge 2 | Yggdrasil Gaming

Trolls Bridge was a popular fantasy-themed slot from Yggdrasil that had a range of free spins features and bonus jackpots.

If you enjoyed the 3D adventures in that game, you’ll be licking your lips at the prospect of Trolls Bridge 2. It’s a new 5-reel slot from Yggdrasil Gaming that takes the best parts of the original version and gives them a welcome upgrade.

trolls bridge 2 slot machine character displaying reel symbols

If you enjoy free spins features, then Yggdrasil Gaming’s Trolls Bridge 2 is the game for you. There are 16 separate free spins rounds to enjoy, which are determined via a pick’em bonus screen when you activate the feature.

It’s a definite improvement on what was already an excellent Yggdrasil Gaming slot, so we think it’s worth checking out.

Blackbeard | Bulletproof Games

Bulletproof Games are no strangers to tackling a range of interesting themes in their online slots. Whether it’s ancient Rome (Ave Caesar), fantasy (Dragon), or the Arabian Nights (Genie’s Treasure), Leander don’t like to stick to one style.

The pirate theme isn’t one that Bulletproof Games have visited too often in the past. That makes the new Blackbeard slot all the more welcome. It’s a 5-reel slot played with 20 paylines. Coins start at just 0.01, and there are stacked wilds and jackpot symbols. But it’s the bonus features where Blackbeard comes into its own.

Blackbeard slot reels and symbols

Blackbeard was a fearsome pirate in real life. In this game, he can help you trigger some pretty mean jackpots too. Three Blackbeard symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5 activate the bonus. At this point, Pirate Spins, the Sea Battle, or Super Spins will kick off.

In Pirate Spins, you start with three lives. The deadly ghost may try to take away one of them, but Blackbeard will do his best to stop him. The reels keep spinning until you lose all your lives. Look out too for super wilds, which stay in place until the free spins end.

In the Sea Battle, Blackbeard gets to take on four rival pirates. The reels keep spinning until one of the pirate ships is sunk. Keep an eye out for the Blackbeard Wild, which gives you an extra +1 shot, as well as the Pirate Wilds, which give your enemies an extra +1 shot.

In the Super Spins round, every bonus symbol transforms into a super wild which covers all positions on the reel. You only get one spin to begin with, but bonus games can be awarded.

There aren’t too many amazing pirate-themed games on the market, but not all developers offer original slots like Bulletproof Games. So grab your booty and give this new slot a try.

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