New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for October 13, 2017

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Oct 13, 2017

Microgaming Delivers A Spookilicious Trio Of New Games This Month

Halloween, Monster Wheels and Moby Dick

In addition to the successful release of Microgaming‘s ‘Halloween’ slot (see previous InfoPowa report), the prolific developer launched ‘Monster Wheels’ last week and is scheduled to release ‘Moby Dick’ on October 18.

‘Monster Wheels’ will appeal to horror-genre lovers and petrol heads alike. The five reeler features a cast of iconic horror genre characters and old school hot rod race cars, combining rich graphics and a spooky soundtrack integrated with rock ‘n’ roll riffs.

Players are able to take control of the wheel with customisable slot features and unique functionality where they can select either 128 or 288 ways to win.

Both options having a different reel layout backed by a blazing racetrack.

Landing three Gas Can scatter symbols kick starts a free spins round where players can choose the type of bonus to fuel up their wins. Selections include, 12 free spins with a 2x multiplier, 6 free spins with a 4x multiplier, or 3 free spins with an 8x multiplier. Free spins can also be retriggered.

Monster Wheels went live with Microgaming and Quickfire operators on Wednesday 4 October.

Set sail on a hunt for the legendary great white whale with Captain Ahab in the ‘Moby Dick online slot™’, a five-reel, 25-fixed payline video slot developed by Rabcat, exclusive to Microgaming and Quickfire.

‘Moby Dick online slot’ offers a Win Freezing feature where players can receive a bonus spin for every winning spin. During bonus spins all winning symbols will be held and all other symbols will spin again giving players the chance to collect bigger rewards.

Up to 20 free spins can be won by landing four or more scatter symbols, and the Gamble Game feature allows players the opportunity to double their gold. Players have up to five chances to choose between the copper and the silver cup in the Gamble Game, and if a tea bag emerges from the chosen cup, player winnings are doubled!

Moby Dick online slot™ goes live with Microgaming and Quickfire operators on Wednesday 18 October.

“On top of our branded title game Halloween®, we’re delivering two more slots this October, each bringing exciting features and a different theme,” David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming, said.

“Monster Wheels is all about player choice and features an unconventional slot design of 4-3-2-3-4 reels with the option to switch to 2-4-2-4-2 reels. What’s more, players have the freedom to select their own free spins round, making this slot perfect for those who want to customise their gaming experience.

“Meanwhile, Rabcat’s Moby Dick online slot™ is graphically rich with highly detailed artwork. The game’s features with both free spins and the Win Freezing element make for a highly entertaining slot.”

Magnet Gaming Launch Baking Day

Sweet treats abound

Magnet Gaming’s latest HTML5 release is a baking-themed, classic three-reel online slot titled ‘Baking Day’.

Baking Day offers two progressive jackpots and three bonus games – Cupcake Tower, The Recipe and Cake Decorator.

Betsoft Gearing Up For Launch Of Jumbo Joker Online Slot

Gamble feature in new game

Online gambling games developer BetSoft appears to be gearing up for the launch of a new online slot titled Jumbo Joker, claiming that it is fresh take on the popular multiple tiers of reels and traditional fruit machine symbols, sounds and format.

The new game includes a gamble feature in the Jumbo Meter, which is activated after any win of 20 coins or higher on the lower reels. Player can then choose to collect winnings or Go Jumbo, and wager them again on the higher reels.

Mobile and desktop versions of the game will be available.

See the pre-release vid here:

New Halloween Game From Yggdrasil

Pumpkin Smash slot due for release October 24

It appears from the rush of new games with a horror element that the games development sector is now in Halloween mode, with the latest new game launch from Yggdrasil set for October 24.

Titled Pumpkin Smash, the new game is a 5-reel, 20 pay-line video slot with a claimed RTP of 96.2 percent, a Mexican-like sound track and a ghostly Halloween theme. Features include Free Spins, Multipliers, Scatters and Wilds, along with bonus features activated by various numbers of the pumpkin symbol that carry an up to 7x multiplier.

The rewards in this bonus feature are generous and range from up to 16 free spins to a cash bonus of up to 875x stake.

New Slot From Vancouver

Old Skool Studios brings iWin’s timeless Jewel Quest franchise exclusively to Microgaming’s Quickfire platform

Old Skool Studios, a games developer based in Vancouver and a Microgaming and RNG Foundry development partner, has announced the launch of Jewel Quest Riches, its third Quickfire title, and first branded slot game.

Jewel Quest Riches brings iWin’s timeless Jewel Quest franchise exclusively to Quickfire, powered by Microgaming, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The game appeals to players who enjoy casual puzzle games, rewarding strategy with mystery, progression, prizes and achievements.

Played on 5×5 reels, it offers cascading jewels with Increasing Multipliers – up to 12X for every spin. The skill-based Jewel Quest Bonus takes players on a mythical journey across 8 replayable exotic worlds with 3-star achievements.

Every bonus level offers different Match-3 puzzles with a local progressive jackpot, immersive music and quality visuals. Up to 12 bonus moves are awarded, with players using skill and strategy to solve puzzles and earn prizes. Hidden relics are collected with big matches and are chosen in a final mini-game to earn a Mystery Multiplier.

Mike McGraw, executive producer of Old Skool Studios, said: “Jewel Quest Riches is our third game released on Quickfire and our first branded title. This casual game represents many months of planning, design and development, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the iWin partnership.”

Andrew Hollis, games manager for Quickfire at Microgaming, says: “It’s great to be working with Old Skool Studios and to be able to exclusively offer Jewel Quest to our Quickfire operators. Since its launch last Jewel Quest has performed very well for the operators that have taken it live.”

C.J. Wolf, CEO of iWin, said that although Jewel Quest has been accessible on many platforms, this is the first iteration of the game as a real money slot game.

“This game highlights all of the features that made Jewel Quest a worldwide phenomenon,” he said.

See the publicity vid on the new game here:


Pragmatic Play’s Vegas Nights Launched

25 pay-line online slot has a Vegas theme

Online gambling games developer Pragmatic Play is set to transport players to the entertainment capital of the world with its latest game, Vegas Nights, a 3×5, 25-line slot with a theme set against the glittering backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip, glittering show girls, roulette wheels, and luxury cars.

Among the game’s unique features is an Extra Wild chip that appears exclusively on the fifth reel, stripping low-value symbols from the reels for three Extra Wild Respins when a player’s luck strikes.

The world-famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign serves as the game’s scatter symbol, with three or more triggering a free spins feature which multiplies common wild symbols, giving players a chance to boost their wins by up to 81 times.


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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