Early new year is always exciting for slotophiles. Afterall, each year has slot developers aching to deliver a fresh slate of slots for them to check out- and no annual lineup is similar to the one that came before it. 2021 is obviously no exception as the releases slated are so exciting that they might make you salivate with anticipation.
(Reader’s note: Enclosed in brackets is the release date. TBA means date is yet to be announced.)
Not all slots from NetEnt are total gems (Finn’s Golden Tavern, anyone?), but at least there will be plenty of them to keep us entertained. For starters, the industry giants will be going back to the fan-favorite Fruit Shop from 2011 to give it a Megaways remake. Making a slot based on Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen before visiting ancient worlds in Parthenon: Quest for Immortality and Rome: The Golden Age will also be at the top of their to-do list.
· Fruit Shop (January 28th)
Fruit Shop will be a 6-reel slot featuring wild substitutions and a bonus round with an increasing win multiplier capped at x10. The appeal here is of course in the 117649 Megaways, which provide for a 10000x+ win potential.
· Rome: The Golden Age (February 9th)
Taking you back to the Roman Empire, the 5-reel, 20-payline Rome: The Golden Age will feature wild transformations, and free spins with a progressive multiplier. A potential of 100000x seems like just a bluff, but we will see.
· Hell’s Kitchen (Release Date TBA)
Hell’s Kitchen will ship with a 5×3, 20 Payline setup, where random wilds, Free Spins with win booster multipliers, and a pick-and-click bonus game cook some decent wins.
· Parthenon: Quest for Immortality (Release Date TBA)
Parthenon is a 6-reel slot featuring avalanches, the wild generation zone and a bonus round with a progressive win multiplier. A whopping 10000 ways laid across the playing area means that dream wins await!
Quickspin will lead out Anna the explorer from the previously-released Ark of Mystery to a den of Enraged dinosaurs in Dinosaur Rage. Meanwhile, Crown of Valor and Midas Coins are works in progress. The junglelicious Loco the Monkey is out, though.
· Dinosaur Rage (February 9th)
It will be a 4×5 slot utilizing the player-favorite 1024 ways to win format. Sideline features include up to 25 free spins with retrigger, pay anywhere, and a buy feature. Win up to 17000x your bet!
· Crown of Valor (March 9th)
An adventure back to the dark ages when burning rocks used to be hurled at castle walls as knights stood with battle axes in defense. Conquer the extremely volatile 5×5 cluster game and stand a chance to walk away with 20000x or something close to that.
· Midas Coins (April 13th)
Everything King Mida touches turns to gold! You will find an abundance of bling on this 5×3, 25-line slot featuring coin collect, free spins, and bonus buy.
· Loco the Monkey (January 12th)
Loco the ape presents a 4×5, 50-payline slot featuring a base game, re-spins with locked wilds and ten free spins bonus round where all wilds remain fixed in place. Wilds can have a modifier of up to 3x in free spins, putting wins of up to 6829x within reach.
Pragmatic Play have started the new year with a bang, having released two slots already. Voodoo Magic and Mysterious Egypt lead Emerald King Rainbow Road and Congo Cash in joining Pragmatic Play’s award-winning slots portfolio.
· Voodoo Magic (January 7th)
Black magic takes over the 5×4, 40 payline grid with spooky icons that can award 10x the stake. The bonus round is comprised of 5 free spins, where mystery symbols spawn character symbols to pay up to 50x bet.
· Mysterious Egypt (January 14th)
A 5×3, 10 payline slot that features expanding mystery symbols on every spin. Things get better in free spins, where two expanding mystery symbols can pay even on non-adjacent positions.
· Emerald King Rainbow Road (January 18th)
Yet another adventure set in the Emerald Isle. This one features random wilds, win multipliers, and never-seen-before mini slots that spawn out of the original 5×3 grid.
· Congo Cash (January 21st)
The team behind this must have visited the Volcanoes National Park in Musanze to witness the gorillas in the mist. Congo Cash will come with a 5×4, 432 ways to win grid, where substituting wilds, a jewel board with prizes of up to 2000X, and free spins put on a wild show!
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