New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for April 22, 2017

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated May 26, 2017

Three New Games Launching Next Week

Ship of Dreams, Power Plant and Time Warp Guardian offer a diversity of themes

Three new online slots with distinctive themes and from different developers are due out before the end of April.

On April 18 Malta-based Playson will be launching its HTML5 omni-channel slot Time Warp Guardian, a 5 reel, 243 ways-to-win game that takes players time travelling through history’s greatest centuries guided by the bionic Guardian.

Features include the Sticky Reel Re-Spin, a Time Warp Bonus, Wilds, Scatters and 3 Free Spin modes which includes ‘Jurassic Period’, ‘Antique Period’, and ‘Distant Future’. Each Free Spin mode has varying features for a unique experience and offers a different number of free spin rounds.

Yggdrasil is launching its futuristic, industrial themed game Power Plant on April 24. This is a 5 reels, 3 rows and 83 pay-lines game that transports players to an electrifying industrial world where they search for rewards across 82 paylines.

Amped up with an innovative 5×8 reelset – a first for Yggdrasil – the game is designed specifically to be portrait-mode friendly with long reels and newly introduced scrollable pay tables.

Power Plant takes full advantage of this innovative reelset and fuses its dynamic gameplay with the usual set of features that include stacked symbols – the game is full of 8-stack wilds.

The claimed RTP on this game is 96.1 percent.

Ship of Dreams from Bally-Merkur takes players back to the days of luxury steam ship travel and the good life of the rich, powerful and beautiful set, travelling first class aboard an ocean liner. It offers a range of features that includes three risk opportunities for the adventurous player who wants to increase rewards already achieved.

This is a 5 reel 10 pay-line game that can be played for as little as 10 euro cents or as much as Euro 20, with an RTP of 95.94 percent. The goal is to get 5x the same symbol on one of the 10 pay-lines for good rewards. There are Scatters, Wilds, a Bonus, Free Spins and Multipliers

New Slot From NetEnt Due This Week

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel to launch April 24

NetEnt’s latest addition to its Fairytale Legends series, Hansel and Gretel is set for release April 24 and is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot with Random Features, Bonus Features, Free Spins, Stacked Wild Re-Spins, and Wild substitutions.

The game follows the first in the series, Red Riding Hood, which has reportedly been a great success with its advanced animations and graphics.

The game recaptures the traditional tale of two German children who discover a house in the woods made of candies and inhabited by a witch with decidedly evil intentions, and (for a fairy tale) all sorts of macabre repercussions which culminate in a rather warm departure for the witch.

Check out the preview vid here:

Pandas Prowl In Latest Lightning Box Slot

Panda Pow! online slot has 5 reels and 25 pay-lines

Martial arts pandas prowl the colourful oriental reels in a new 5 reel, 25 pay-line, low volatility online slot from developer Lightning Box titled Panda Pow!

The panda symbol acts as a Wild and can be used to trigger a free spins bonus round — up to 20 free spins can be obtained if the gold wild panda appears on the reels.

See the preview vid here:

Two New Slots From Play’n Go

Aztec Warrior Princess and Viking Runecraft launching this month

Scandinavian games developer Play’n GO is adding two new games to its online slots portfolio this month with Aztec Warrior Princess and Viking Runecraft, each with widely differing themes.

Aztec Warrior Princess is a 5 reel, 20 pay-line slot with the ancient Aztec culture forming the backdrop, replete with monster masks, feathered headdresses, stone temples, exotic wild animals and rather macabre skulls…and the statuesque Aztec Warrior Princess herself in full war paint.

Features include Wilds, Scatters, up to 25 Free Spins, Multipliers and a bonus in which skulls roll onto the screen and players pick three for a possible four levels of reward – diamond, gold, silver or bronze.

The game has a claimed RTP of just 94.17 percent.

Viking Runecraft joins the Play’n GO slots portfolio on April 27 and is a 7 reel, 7 line, cascade style game of some complexity and sophistication, with the feel of an advanced level-up game and a slew of features that includes Free Spins and a bonus.

There are four Nordic mythological gods and symbols of destruction, and when the cascading runes on each spin come down and form collectives there are rewards to be had amid spectacular animated graphics which are well executed.

The claimed RTP is 96.70 percent, and it can safely be said that Viking Runecraft is one of the most complicated and entertaining offerings so far this year from Play’n GO.

Endorphina Tease Gzhel Egg-Inspired Slot

Ancient clocks and hand-painted art in upcoming slot

The beauty and elegance of Russia’s Gzhel ceramic eggs is showcased in Endorphina’s upcoming release, “Lucky Cuckoo”.

An ancient clock icon acts as the Scatter in “Lucky Cuckoo”. If three or more land on the reels, a time-related bonus game is activated in which punters must move the hands to receive a multiplier of up to X2400.

Other features of this 5-reel, 10-payline slot include free games and a risk game.

Check out the demo here:

New Online Slot From Thunderkick

Mexican smackdown wrestling an unusual theme

Online gambling games developer Thunderkick has announced the impending launch (on April 26) of a new 5 reel, 30 pay-line slot with an unusual Mexican smackdown wrestling theme.

Dubbed Luchadora (feisty female fighter), the game has a claimed RTP of 96.2 percent and is medium to high variance in nature. Features include Wilds, Scatters, Bonuses and a 901x Jackpot.

Symmetry From Realistic

First HTML5-only release from innovative supplier

Reading-based games provider Realistic is set to launch a new five-reel, ten-payline slot titled “Symmetry,” its first HTML5-only release.

The slot features a tessellated tile theme and offers two bonus rounds. The higher-end Symmetry bonus is awarded when all five reels contain a stack of three matching symbols which then form a symmetrical pattern. The feature boasts a jackpot in which players can win up to 500 times their winning stake.

Symmetry will be available across desktop, mobile and tablet, offering the player a tailored and responsive experience, regardless of their device.

“It [Symmetry] joins a long list of quality slots that Realistic offers its partners and we’re confident our new release will prove to be yet another hit with their players,” Andy Harris, CEO of Realistic said.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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