New slots are time and again the reason for extra excitement as we look forward to some new pay mechanics, entertaining gameplay and most of all, big win potential. Rarely do more than a few days go by without a provider announcing the next releases. As a result, some online casinos have seen their portfolio grow past 3,000 slots and games on offer to an ever-increasing crowd of slotting enthusiasts. To assist in separating the wheat from the chaff, we look every week at some of the best new releases coming our way.
One focus will always be the win potential and this week we have two slots with a possible win of 10,000x the stake and more. First in line is Ninja Ways from Red Tiger Gaming, bringing us to the world of those fearless warriors on six reels and 4,096 ways to win. Next is a rather surprising development.
Quickspin, which is not really known for high volatility games, will be releasing Tiger’s Glory in November and taking players to ancient times when tiger fights entertained the crowds in the gladiatorial arena. The bravest players might take home wins worth 13,830x their bet.
Not exactly a sky-high win potential, but novel pay mechanics can be seen on the next two slots in this newsletter. Pumpkin Bonanza from industry giant Playtech is going live just before the spooky days at the end of October.
Meanwhile, Leander Games impresses with Dragon Lore as it unleashes a wild dragon on five reels with random reel modifiers, four different free spins options and a win potential of up to 2,500x the initial stake.
Ninja Ways | Red Tiger Gaming
Travel back in time when expertly trained warriors were used as undercover agents by the Japanese royal family. Their covert methods of waging irregular warfare are to this day fodder for countless legends and stories. Ninja Ways showcases some of the skills with three random features – Ninja Doors, Ninja Wild, Ninja Ways – and up to 50 Ninja free spins on five reels and 4,096 ways to win.
For each random feature, the ninja will appear on the screen to slash the reels and award one of the three reel modifiers. For Ninja Doors the warriors summon the Mystery Door to a random position on the reels, which will reveal a mega block with a size of 2×2 or 3×3 symbols.
For Ninja Wild, the ninja leaps across the screen and leaves one or more special wilds on random reel positions. The special wilds have a multiplier attached ranging from x2 to x8. For Ninja Ways, the fighter will fly across the screen one or two times to leave a trail of identical pay symbols on the screen.
The scatter symbols can appear stacked on all reels. Hitting a minimum five scatters adjacent from left to right will trigger the ninja spins. Each scatter will reveal one to five free spins. All numbers are added to determine the total amount for the round. During the free spins, the ninja random features are triggered at a higher frequency, plus more than one can be activated on a single spin.
Tiger’s Glory | Quickspin
Want more gaming action on six reels and 4,096 ways? Then Tiger’s Glory is right up your alley, as it also comes with a massive win potential of 13,830x your stake in a single spin. This might sound like a surprise as Quickspin is not commonly known to release games with high volatility. Lately, it seems to be venturing into that area, though; clearly visible with releases such as Big Bot Crew and Ark of Mystery. Both have potential to pay 5,000x the bet and more on a single spin. Quickspin is upping the ante with Tiger’s Glory, which has more than double the win potential, finding itself at the top of the volatility scale.
Tiger’s Glory is set in the era of the Roman Empire when fearless gladiators would entertain the crowds with barbaric fights. The highlight of those events were the fights in which humans faced the tigers in the Colosseum.
Quickspin has transitioned that theme in a stunning fashion to the slot reels. Enraged Tiger symbols are activated in the free spins to face the gladiators. Each victorious tiger will become a sticky scatter symbol for the remainder of the round. Up to 26 free spins can be awarded on the game.
Pumpkin Bonanza | Playtech
Pumpkin Bonanza is this year’s Halloween-themed slot from gaming giant Playtech. Fittingly set in the midst of a pumpkin patch, it features pay-both-ways, pumpkin wild transformations and bonanza spins for wins of up to 2,000x the total bet. Unlike other pay-both-ways slots, Pumpkin Bonanza pays all wins twice, even five of a kind.
Having a spin with the chance to score wins from both sides will turn the potential winning symbols on reel three into pumpkin wilds. Hitting then is indeed a win on the spin will trigger the Bonanza Spin feature.
The area where pumpkin wilds can appear is now increased to reels two, three and four. All symbols that were part of a winning combination on the triggering spin will appear as pumpkin wilds for the Bonanza Spin, increasing the chance to hit multiple line wins from both sides.
Dragon Lore | Leander Games
The slot from Leander Games is set in a fantasy world where fire-breathing dragons are on the hunt for their next prey on the five reels and 20 pay lines. The dragon is in a deep sleep on the right of the game window. Waking him up in the base game will enrage him to award one of four reel modifiers – Lightning, Air, Earth and Fire. The dragon’s breath and the background will turn to the color of the associated reel modifier.
Lightning is announced by a yellow color, adding a win multiplier to one or more wild symbols if they land in a winning combination on the spin. Air initiates a blue haze and the dragon will wait for the reels to stop, after which he will turn a random number of reel positions into wild symbols.
Earth comes with a green color, seeing the dragon turning one or more reels into wild reels. Fire is naturally represented by red, with the dragon burning reel one and locking it into place. He will then burn and lock any wild or Dragon Lore symbols on the next three spins.
Hitting any five-of-a-kind of the five gem symbols on a pay line will trigger eight free spins. Each gem will activate the type of free spins associated with the gem and color. The free spins are played with the respective random feature now happening with increased frequency. The overall win potential in the free spins peaks at 2,500x the initial stake.