Every fan of online slots has a number of favourite titles they’re happy to keep playing over and over again, but each is equally interested in trying fun new releases capable of delivering wins worth bragging about. If you’re one of those eager to experience something new and different, get ready to spend the month of December in the company of colourful characters parented by some of the best game developers in the online gaming industry.
ELK Studios – Valkyrie Slot
Norse mythology proves to be inspiration once again as ELK Studios invite players on a journey through the worlds of Midgard. The Valkyries will be at their service, led by Freya, the goddess of love.
Bearing a name which means “choosers of the slain,” Valkyries used to have a sinister role: they were the ones deciding who lives and who dies. They’d choose who gains admittance to Valhalla but also select those to die in battle, using magic to make sure their decisions are executed.
Valkyrie slot plays on a 5×4 reel area, pays over 1,024 paylines, and comes stacked with Free Spins, Wilds and Epic 2×2, 2×3 and 3×3 symbols. Landing 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins icons awards 5, 7 or 10 free games with 1, 2 or 3 randomly-triggered Bonus spins. Reels light up, 3 to 5 Bonus symbols are awarded, and one of 3 Freya’s features activated – The Arrow of Fortune, The Shield of Chance, or The Sword of Destiny. The first sees Freya raise her bow, aim at the heavens of Asgard and shoot up to three arrows. Landing on the reel area, arrows will reveal Epic symbols which consequently deliver epic rewards. The Shield of Chance feature has Freya raise her shield to light up the reels. As the result, multiple shields will fall onto the spinning reels and all those which stick will turn Wild. The Sword of Destiny feature sends Freya’s magically charged swords flying over the three middle reels to make the ones they land on go fully Wild.
This highly volatile game comes with an RTP of 96.3%. Players will be offered to invest between €0.20 and 100 per spin for a chance to score the maximum payout of 500,000 coins. The game is scheduled for release on December 4th, and since all ELK games are Mobile First, you’ll be able to play it on a desktop computer as well as a mobile device. The question is: are you ready to fulfil your destiny?
iSoftBet – The Nutcracker Slot
After the dramatic encounter with mighty Valkyries, one may be in the mood for something sweet and cheerful – such as The Nutcracker slot, a colourful holiday release by iSoftBet playing with 5 reels and 20 paylines.
The Nutcracker acts as Wild substitute while Sugar Plum Fairies are tasked with launching Fairy Free Spins. Even a single one awards a spin on the house and 5 Fairies appearing simultaneously grant as many as 50. Each Nutcracker landing stacked on the middle reel increases the multiplier by 1 and is willing to go as high as x10. If the same symbol marches onto reel 3 during the base game, it will trigger the Nutcracker Gift Bonus which prompts the player to pick a gift and consequently win 5, 7, 8 or 10 Nutcracker Free Spins. The middle reel remains Wild throughout the duration of this feature, and on each spin winning symbols are locked while other positions re-spin.
Players will be able to set coin value between €0.01 and €1, thus betting a minimum of €0.20 and a maximum of €20 per spin. Theoretical return is 95.97% and the highest-paying icon capable of delivering up to 500 coins. Experiencing Christmas from a bygone era will be possible as of 28th of November, which is when iSoftbet plans to launch their new seasonal delight.
Quickspin – Ivan and the Immortal King Slot
Quickspin is about to send players on an exciting mission and task them with slaying the immortal King Koschey. Their opponent may not be easily defeated as “Koschey’s soul is hidden inside a needle, which is in an egg, which is in a duck, which is in a hare, which is in a chest”. One has to search for the king’s soul in reverse order, first finding the chest, then killing the hare, capturing the duck, opening the egg and finally breaking the needle.
A few powerful tools have been included to help the player complete this demanding mission, such as super high paying symbols and Baba Yaga Mystery Surprise. The old witch will throw frogs onto the reels and turn icons in the positions they land on into random symbols – hopefully high-paying ones or Chests needed to trigger Free Spins bonus. Landing 3 Scatters launches 10 spins at Chest level, 4 will trigger 14 spins at Hare level, and 5 award 18 spins at Duck level. This is when progression Scatters depicted as coins come into play. They are necessary for levelling up , activating higher multipliers and adding 4 spins to those already won. Baba Yaga sticks around to help the player reach level 6 and benefit from a multiplier of x20.
Ivan and the Immortal King is a high variance slot with an RTP of 96,29%. It plays on a 5×3 reel set with 20 paylines and features a bet range of €0.20 to €100. Out of 10 standard symbols, fully stacked Ivan is the one willing to pay the most – more specifically, up to 100x the stake. Quickspin’s own testing has delivered a maximum win of 10,222x the bet but it’s theoretically possible to win much more. Do you have what it takes to defeat the immortal king and seize his gold? Find out on December 11th!
Play’n GO – Dragon Maiden Slot
Another epic adventure just came out of Play’n GO’s creative factory, delivered through a visually stunning game “full of flame and fortune”.
At the very beginning, the adventure appears to be deceptively docile, with 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 ways to win. Geneth the Dragon Maiden, capable of conquering the fearsome Red Dragon, takes on a crucial role. She’s able to become Wild and affect all of her sisters with the possibility to expand any up to 3 symbols high.
Two Scattered Dragons trigger a re-spin with their respective reels held, and if any additional ones show up, another re-spin is awarded. The player will need to find at least three ferocious dragons to launch up to 12 Free Spins with each Scatter increasing the height of the reel it lands on. When a reel becomes 6 symbols high, they’ll be awarded a Golden Free Spin. Once the initial Free Spins are completed, Golden Spins will play with all 5 reels at the maximum 6 symbol height. Unleashing the fire of the dragon thus results in as many as 7,776 ways to win! The game with an RTP of 96.49% allows players to wager €0.20 to €100 per round and win up to 5,000x their bet.