New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for June 23, 2017

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Jun 26, 2017

NetEnt Previews New Branded Slot

Much anticipated Phantom of the Opera

NetEnt has previewed its much-anticipated, ‘,”Phantom of the Opera’, which is scheduled for release in the last week of July.

Phantom of the Opera is based on the iconic 1909 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by French writer Gaston Leroux and the ensuing musical adaptation Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the longest running musical in Broadway, and the second longest in West End, history.

This 5-reel, 40-payline branded video slot is a beautifully graphic and audio-rich offer that pays both ways.

Features include Scatters, Wilds, Sticky Wild Respins, Free Spins and a Pick and Click bonus game.

Microgaming Preview July Releases

“Six Acrobats” and “Sugar Parade”

Microgaming’s newest games, scheduled for release July 2017, include “Six Acrobats” and “Sugar Parade” both beautifully rendered, diverse themes.

“Six Acrobats” is visually stunning.  This 5-reel, 9-payline slot game follows a traveling band of six acrobats through a Chinese-inspired background.

Features include Wilds, generous Multipliers, Free Spins, Scatters, and more.

Microgaming’s “Sugar Parade” is a cartoon-style, fantasy-candy-themed, 5-reel, 15-payline video slot offering two bonus features, one of which, the Royal Bonus feature, provides players 5 pick-a-treat games to win cash prizes, triggered by landing three or more bonus symbols on the reels. The amount of bonus symbols determines the number of picks.

Other features include Free Spins, Multipliers, Scatters and Re-triggerable Free Spins in the Free Spins feature.

Upcoming Releases From Booming Games

Diverse themes for broad appeal

Booming Games has a full schedule new game titles including “Devil’s Heat”, a 5X3, 10-payline slot featuring interacting symbols and free Spins.

“Exotic Fruit” is a 5-reel, 15-payline slot introducing cute fuzzy Chibis and their favorite fruits rendered in a soft Manga-style design.

This slot offers a Mystery Wild Multiplier, Permanent 2-Way-Pay and Free Spins.

NetEnt Launch Butterfly Staxx

Offers SuperStaxx feature

NetEnt has launched its 5-reel, 40-fixed-payline title “Butterfly Staxx” showcasing a trendy low-poly-graphic design-style.

Set in a bright world of tropical flowers and fluttering butterflies, Butterfly Staxx features Wild substitutions, Re-Spins and Butterfly Spins.

The slot incorporates NetEnt’s SuperStaxx feature first debuted in the company’s 80s retro title Neon Staxx.

Yggdrasil Serves Up Spiña Colada

Another summer-inspired offer

Yggdrasil Gaming’s new release is a cocktail-themed slot titled ‘Spiña Colada’.

Utilizing Yggdrasil’s updated iSENSE 2.0 HTML5 framework, Spiña Colada transports players to a  tropical beach bar to immerse themselves in colorful fruity graphics and feature-rich gameplay.

An easy-breezy game serves up an icy re-spin feature, activated when players land three or more symbols, with multipliers awarded for each filled column.

Four randomly triggered features comprise: Extra Wilds, 2nd Chance, Guaranteed Win x3 and Full Line. Hitting any of these features for the fourth time starts a free spins round where the respective feature is active on every spin. In addition, every free spin guarantees a win.

“The Freeze & Re-spin with column multiplier has been our signature feature since the dawn of Yggdrasil, and it is now back better than ever,” Jonas Strandman, head of slots at Yggdrasil Gaming, said.

“The feature is a beautiful composition, creating big excitement from every single win, as well as thrilling moments where you just need to fill that ‘one hole’ to get the multiplier.

Spiña Colada joins Yggdrasil’s recently released ‘Sunny Shores’, as a new summer-inspired slot backed by the developer’s collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST and BRAG.

Play the demo here: or watch the trailer at:

Raft Of New Games From Stakelogic

From Peppers to Nordic Mythological Maidens…  there’s something for everyone

Novomatic Interactive’s stakelogic studios are preparing the launch of its new title “Valkyries of Odin” which is set in Odin’s mythical Valhalla and features Norse Valkyries, dragons and epic battles.

This game offers multiple bonus features that award free spins, complete with Valkyrie wild symbols that cover the whole reel and two-way win lines.

Watch the trailer here:

Other recent releases from stakelogic include ‘Devil’, a neon explosion offering Devils Bell symbols as expanding Wilds and a Random Wild Multiplier than can award up to 8x.

“Sizzling Peppers” is another new release.  This classic-styled slot game offers two screens with three reels each, three rows and 5 fixed pay-lines. The paid combinations are made from three matching symbols, any three mixed peppers symbols or a combination of BAR symbols.

Play the demo here:

“Bank or Prank” is an amusingly animated slot set in an old-school banking environment.  It offers 243-ways-to-win and collectable mystery symbols on Reel 1 that award a mystery prize once three have been stored.

Collectable Crazy Wild Symbols award 10 free spins once three symbols have been stored.  At the beginning of each free spin Wild Symbols will apple and lock in place in random positions the reels for potentially generous rewards.

But watch out, bomb symbols landing on a reel where the Crazy Wild or Mystery symbols landed will make them disappear from the store.

Check out this demo here:

New Asian Inspired Slot From Winaday

Celebrates Japanese culture

Win A Day has launched its latest proprietary slot “Trip to Japan”.

Celebrating Japanese culture, graphics depict Geisha girls, lanterns , origami and a garden of cherry blossoms in this 5-reel, 20-payline slot.

Three Bonus symbols trigger a two-phase bonus feature where symbols on the reels are replaced with 20 coins. Players click on coins to reveal the number of free spins they win. Coins are picked until the Collect coin is chosen and free spins begin.  Free spin win multipliers increase by 1x with each win, potentially up to 5x.

Trip to Japan is Win A Day’s first slot to incorporate its new interface which gives players one click access to cashier, promotions, game settings, game help and the casino lobby.

“Our designers have really streamlined the interface for this game,” Michael Hilary, manager for Win A Day, said. “The new controls are easy to use and don’t interfere with the game.”

A preview can be accessed here:

Booongo Launch Poisoned Apple

Based on the classic Snow White fairytale

Booongo Games has launched its latest title ‘Poisoned Apple’ based on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

This 5-reel, 20-payline game tasks players to achieve three goals, completion of each goal will trigger a Free Spins mode with a Bonus.  Other features include Mirror Wilds, Sticky Wilds and Growing Wilds within the Free Spins mode.

Play the demo here:

‘Hell’s Band’ is another recent Booongo Games release.  Also a 5-reel, 20-payline game but that’s where the similarities end.  This game is a fast-paced, loud, rock-themed title that offers a craps-style ‘Hells Road Tour’ bonus game, High Voltage Free Spins, Stacked Death Wilds, Random Destiny Wilds and Scatters.

Check it out here:

Olympus From Nextgen Gaming

Back to Ancient Greek to play with the Gods

NextGen Gaming’s new release is a 243-ways-to-win slot titled ‘Olympus’, transporting players back to Ancient Greece to play with the Gods.

Three or more Shield Scatters will triggers Free Spins offering a choice of up to five features which are progressively unlocked after a certain number of triggers.

The Goddess of Love feature is unlocked from the first trigger onwards.  It awards 15 free spins, with all prizes tripled.  It can also be retriggered.

An Underworld Feature is unlocked from the 5th trigger onwards.  It awards 20 free spins, with Purple lightening added to reel 3.  Purple lighting randomly replaces symbols when it appears except for normal lightning.

Other features include Queen of the Heavens, Power of Zeus and Poseidon.

Play the demo here:

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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