As the New Year starts, so does the battle between software developers! The goal is to release new and exciting video slots that will occupy the attention of all gamers worldwide. According to our sources, January will be a very hot month, despite the fact that it is actually winter, because some of the leading players in the iGaming industry have already prepared their favourites that will be released very soon. We have tried to prepare for you a list of the most exciting video slot gamers will have the pleasure of enjoying in the following month.
Quickspin – Divine Dreams Slot
Rain forests in Indonesia is our first destination on this exciting journey. Here the locals worship the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity, because it is believed that she will bring a successful harvest. To please her, people on the island create beautiful artefacts and worship the nature.
If you please the Goddess, you will be generously rewarded, because the Divine Dreams video slot is packed with action and rewarding special features. The Bonus Wheel offers Yin Yang Wilds, random multipliers, Super Spins, Mega Spins with boosted multipliers, while the Goddess herself will help you trigger the Free Spins feature, where you can land mind blowing wins.
The Quickspin title will be released on 8th January and it uses the standard 5×3 reel grid, while offering 243 ways to win. On the right side of the reels is the Bonus Wheel, which spins together with the reels. Once the reels stop, the Wheel stops also and offers a random Mystical Multiplier applied on all wins of the current spin and can go all the way up to 10x. Also, the Wheel can stop on the Super Respin field, which will trigger the Sacred Respins feature. In this feature at least 1 Yin Yang Wild will be added to the reels 2, 3 and 4. For this respin multipliers are upgraded to 20x. In Super Respin the Wheel may land on the Mega Respin field, where you get extra Wilds and boosted multipliers up to 30x. Finally, the Wheel may land on Yin Yang Wilds to add 2 or more Wilds on random positions on the reels. The Goddess symbol is the Scatter that triggers the Free Spins feature. Land three, four or five Scatters to trigger 8, 12 or 20 free spins. The Bonus Wheel is also active and, again, you can get more Yin Yang Wilds and Sacred Respins, as well as 3+ free spins on each spin. The multiplier in free spins goes up to 30x.
iSoftBet – Jumbo Stampede
You will probably get very wet in Indonesian rainforests, so we decided to take you to Africa, on a hot, 6-reel safari, where you can dry off. Jumbo Stampede is a six-reel, four-row video slot that benefits from 4,096 ways to win. The reels of the iSoftBet title are set in a hot African savannah, where you will have a chance to see plenty of wild animals, including Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards, Zebras and Gazelles.
The Elephant is the most important character in this story, because the Elephant regular symbol pays the most, while the Elephant Coin Scatter triggers the Free Spins feature, where gamers can get up to 50 freebies. The Sunrise is used as the Wild that can substitute for all regular symbols and it only appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Depending on the number of Scatters landed, punters can trigger 8, 15, 20 or 50 free spins. During the feature, gamers will benefit from Jumbo Symbols, which can form winning combinations with Wilds even if they don’t land on adjacent reels. Also, the Wilds that appear will come with a multiplier, 2x or 3x, which will be applied on all wins. To retrigger the feature, players will have to land 2 or more extra Scatters to get up to 50 additional freebies.
Gamers are required to place 20 coins per single spin, but the coin denomination can be altered. Set the coin value between €0.01 and €1 and you can bet as low as €0.20 and as high as €20 per single spin. Theoretical return is 95.94%, while the Elephant is the symbol that pays the most, offering 150 coins for five of a kind. It is possible to win up to 3,337 times your stake on every spin. Jumbo Stampede will definitely warm you up during the cold days in January.
Red Tiger Gaming – Thor’s Lightning
Now, we are leaving reality in order to visit Valhalla and Muspell, some of the most important worlds in Norse mythology. The good people of Red Tiger Gaming decided to keep most of the information pretty close to the chest when it comes to their latest release, called Thor’s Lightning. Information is scarce, but we tried to dig out some important facts gamers can use. Norse mythology offers plenty of materials for action-packed video slots and, over the years, we have tested our fair share of such games. Some were worthy of trying, some were not and, when it comes to Thor’s Lightning, we firmly believe that the 2019 release will definitely be worth trying.
Thor, the god of lightning, will be there to assist you as you play the 7-reel, 7-row video slot. The Runes will help you discover your fate, whether you will end up in Valhalla and feast with your ancestors, or spend eternity in Muspell, the kingdom of fire, guarded by Surtr. There are two Free Spins features to be triggered and, if our sources are correct, gamers will have to unlock 8 tiles in the centre of the reel grid to trigger the features. Tiles can be unlocked by winning clusters and once all of them are cleared, punters will trigger either Valhalla Free Spins or Muspell Free Spins. We expect that both features offer some different extras, but we will have to wait and see what Red Tiger Gaming has prepared for us.
Apart from the runes, there will be other symbols populating the reels, like Thor’s Hammer, Yggdrasil, Shield, Helmet, Wolf, Eagle, and the Devil’s Head. It is still to be discovered which of the symbols will pay the most, as well as what Thor’s role would be in this action-packed video slot. What we do know is that the maximum possible payout in a single spin can go all the way up to 1,000 times the bet. Check out Thor’s Lightning this January and see the power of the god of lightning.
Thunderkick – Carnival Queen Slot
It is always good to save the party for the very end, which is why we decided to leave Carnival Queen last. Get your costumes on, because the celebration will begin very shortly. The 2019 release features five reels, three rows and benefits from 20 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. There will be plenty of musicians, dancers and people prepared to party all night long.
Such a festive video slot needs to have plenty of additional features to keep all party animals chained to their seats. Well, Thunderkick made sure that those of you who decide to join the carnival will definitely stay there for quite a while. Get ready for the Avalanche feature, where the winning symbols disappear and make room for new symbols to land and hopefully create new winning combinations. Also, there will be plenty of win multipliers, while the Carnival Queen Bonus feature will be triggered by Scatters. We are still to discover how many free spins gamers get in the Carnival Queen Bonus and are there any additional features in the slot, but we can say even now that gamers will have plenty of fun on this festivity. The RTP is still not available, while the betting range goes from €0.10 to €100 per single spin.