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A subjective view of the highest choices amongst this 12 months’s new slots

By Frank Legato


As you in all probability know, each fall, the slot producers present their new “mannequin 12 months” on the annual International Gaming Expo commerce present. These are the slots that will likely be coming to casinos over the approaching 12 months. As you additionally might in all probability know, yearly, I provide my very own opinion regarding what was one of the best among the many new slot video games popping out.

My annual High 10 slot video games are usually not chosen on the premise of how a lot they may earn for the casinos (a number of of my previous selections even tanked!), and even the truth that I’ve been writing about slot machines for greater than 39 years. These selections are primarily based on what I favored as a participant. It’s a subjective overview by somebody who has been round slot machines practically 4 a long time.

I’d additionally observe that apart from maybe the highest three, the rankings themselves are a bit arbitrary. The numbers could be combined and matched.

So here’s what I favored within the new crop of slot video games coming quickly to a on line casino close to you.


Duck {Dollars} • Eclipse Gaming Techniques

It might shock many who my decide for the “Better of Present” this 12 months isn’t from one of many big and well-established slot producers—and that it’s a Class II recreation, accessible solely in tribal casinos. However this recreation is apparent enjoyable. The three-reel base recreation is nearly an afterthought to the bonus, by which you might be taking pictures at geese and targets on a transferring video reproduction of a carnival taking pictures gallery displayed on a giant portrait display. For all of the hold-and-spin bonuses and pot assortment options which can be ubiquitous on slot video games today, taking pictures geese in a gallery is an entertaining departure from the norm.







NFL • Aristocrat Gaming

Aristocrat displayed six video games in its collection of slots primarily based on a license with the Nationwide Soccer League. Originally of play, you might be invited to decide on your group from the logos of all 32 NFL groups. If you decide, all graphics and reel symbols change to mirror your group, and video footage within the bonus rounds switches to depict precise recreation video from that group’s most up-to-date season. Bonuses mirror soccer occasions, from a “four-quarter” hold-and-spin occasion to “Interception,” which immediately modifications a shedding spin right into a successful one. Every recreation within the collection is in a special format. When you’re a soccer fan, don’t miss this one.



Kong: Cranium Island • Gentle & Marvel

That is one of the best depiction of a display monster since Gentle & Marvel’s final one, final 12 months’s Frankenstein. What makes it particular is the cupboard. Referred to as Horizon, it’s a 75-inch portrait monitor in entrance of an built-in LED wrap-around show, all built-in into a very immersive recreation. On this format, the footage of the enormous ape from the 2017 Warner Brothers movie simply jumps out at you. It’s a compelling play expertise, to make certain.







Sizzling Spot Multipliers • Everi

I’ve all the time cherished video games that get away from the usual reel setup, and nobody does that higher than Everi. (Crush is one in every of my favourite video games.) On this recreation, as a substitute of reels, the display shows a big bonus wheel over “X”- and “Y”-shaped reel arrays (relying on the bottom recreation). Values touchdown within the middle reel are elevated by multipliers showing on the reels that type the sides of the “X” or the “Y.” It’s a enjoyable departure from the five-by-three reel array.




Whitney Houston • IGT

Exterior of Everi’s nice Willie Nelson video games, there hasn’t been an enormous music-themed slot collection for some time. That is it, and it’s top-of-the-line. As with Gentle & Marvel, the cupboard is the rationale—the SkyRise, with two stacked 55-inch displays creating a large canvas on which is displayed an array of footage of Houston performing her most memorable songs. The visuals listed below are spectacular, and the sound system doesn’t disappoint.





Puzzle Time • Gaming Arts

This recreation has some of the intelligent bonus rounds we’ve seen in fairly a while. The thing is to finish a jigsaw puzzle. Featured on the massive Vert-X Grand cupboard, the sport shows three unfinished puzzles on the prime of the display. The reel symbols embrace a whole lot of puzzle items, and letters. The three puzzles behave like assortment pots, and the aim is to type clusters of puzzle photos on the reels to finish a puzzle for a bonus prize. The unfinished puzzles stay in place when the participant leaves the machine, so new gamers can scout the financial institution for practically full puzzles.









Satan’s Lock All-In • Bluberi

Anybody who loved final 12 months’s hit Bluberi recreation Satan’s Lock will love this one. Referred to as Satan’s Lock All-In, it’s featured on a brand new cupboard, the Beacon Elite, that includes a 49-inch J-curve portrait monitor. The graphics of the Satan’s Lock collection have been improved, and new characters have been added to the sport’s story, together with the satan’s “Evil Twin,” the “Satan’s Mother,” and “Pig Princess,” who add enjoyable and profitable options to the lock-and-spin bonus from the unique. All seem on the display periodically to boost the bonus options.








Stuffed Cash • Konami Gaming, Inc.

I all the time cherished community-style bonus occasions, and this recreation has a superb one. Featured on the brand new “43×3” cupboard—that’s three stacked 43-inch displays—the Stuffed Coin collection reprises the favored “Large Coin” thriller function first seen within the recreation Ocean Spin. The highest display streams bonus awards and 4 jackpots throughout all machines on the financial institution. Randomly, the sport’s essential character—pig or toad—will seem on the display to award one or two of the quantities streaming throughout the highest, in a bank-wide neighborhood play expertise.









Squid Sport • Gentle & Marvel

This recreation relies on the Netflix collection Squid Sport. This system is a fantasy collection depicting groups of contestants enjoying kids’s video games—for his or her lives. Losers of the competitions, together with a tug-of-war, Crimson Gentle/Inexperienced Gentle and Glass Bridge, fall to their deaths in a fantasy drama not not like Starvation Video games. L&W has boiled all these fantasy competitions into bonus rounds in 4 inaugural base video games, by which gamers watch competitions wrapped into completely different slot mechanics.





Tarzan vs. Wild • Aristocrat Gaming

Aristocrat’s Tarzan collection has all the time been standard, however this recreation is particular as a result of it’s offered on the brand new King Max cupboard—the identical outsized cupboard that homes the primary NFL recreation. The massive display is used for sweeping visuals of Tarzan swinging by means of the jungle, to gorgeous impact. The sport facilities on a two-level wheel function by which a wheel spin can yield credit, jackpots or free video games. An outer wheel awards multipliers that enhance the inner-wheel prize by 2X to 20X.


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