It’s the turn of the seasons; winter’s just gone, spring is upon us and summer is not a long way away. Whatever calendar milestone we cross, it’s always celebrated by new slots from prominent providers. They never let us down, unlike the weather. This April, online casinos will welcome some horror slots, some Easter slots and some classic slots. The best of them are presented below.
Vampire Princess of Darkness by Playtech
Who says vampires are meant to be scary, when they can be sexy as well. In the new Playtech’s video slot Vampire Princess of Darkness you’ll meet some hauntingly beautiful bloodsuckers and explore Gothic castles and graveyards. If ghoulish visuals are your thing, you’re going to love this 5-reel, 5-payline game with a simple gameplay and uncompromising payouts. The 5×3 grid is set in a spooky forest; the castle is seen in the distance. You have the option to make use of Turbo mode and Autoplay. Playing card symbols A and K are written in blood, and other images include garlic, bats, the castle under fool moon, goblets full of blood and crosses. The vamp princess herself is the Wild symbol and she substitutes for all other icons except for the gravestone symbol which acts as a Scatter. Three of those on reels 1, 3 and 5 will activate the main feature, the Graveyard Bonus. It is a pick-me mini game where the player chooses gravestones and reveals cash prizes. Vampire Princess of Darkness is a highly volatile online and mobile slot with a top payout of 7,500x your stake.
The Monkey Prince by IGT
IGT has done it again! They’ve made an Asian-themed slot game that differs from typical renditions of Asian slots. It’s called The Monkey Prince and it is inspired by one of China’s most legendary folklore figures, Sun Wukong. Set in 16th century China, The Monkey Prince online slot has gorgeous graphics, 5 reels, 60 paying lines and suspenseful bonus features. The symbols are all kinds of valuable items such as rings, earrings, brooches and masks. There are also dragons, lions and playing card symbols on the reels. The game benefits from Synchronised Reels. Each reel in the game includes stacks of one matching base game symbol. One reel set is randomly selected before each spin; multiple columns can contain the same stacked symbol on the same spin. As a result, the payouts are bigger and more frequent. The features continue with the mask meters. By collecting blue, red and golden masks you fill the meters and trigger corresponding features: 5 blue masks activate the Random Wild Symbols feature which adds random Wilds to the reels; 5 red masks trigger the Random Wild Reels feature which turns 1 to 5 reels completely Wild; 5 golden masks activate the Random Surrounding Wild feature which makes one random position and all surrounding positions Wild. There is also a Free Spins round (5 to 50 free spins with random Wilds, Wild Reels and Surrounding Wilds). It’s safe to say that The Monkey Prince slot is the most innovative IGT has been lately.
Strike by Quickspin
Joker Strike is a 5×3 online slot game developed by Quickspin and will hit the casinos this April. In terms of appearance, Joker Strike showcases familiar icons such as diamonds, clubs, hearts, spades, stars, bells and lucky 7s. The Jester pays out the most in base game and the Wild substitutes for standard symbols. There are 10 win lines in Joker Strike. Most notable features in the game are the Joker Strike feature and the Hi Roller mode. The Joker Strike feature gets triggered with every win and adds additional symbols to the outer wheel (it surrounds the reels) which might introduce a strike if a light stops on a winning symbol. It’s a creative feature you’ve never seen before. In the same vein, the Hi Roller mode is something that’s never been used before and Joker Strike is the first Quickspin game to include this feature. When playing in Hi Roller mode, the value of the symbols dramatically increases and features like Guaranteed Wild, Wild Strike and Double Chance are added to the gameplay. For players who are looking for a simpler-format game, but a recognisable casino charm and some particular modern aspects, Joker Strike could just be it.
House of Doom by Play’n GO
House of Doom can be played in April at casinos offering Play’n GO’s portfolio. It is an attractive slot game with a heavy metal theme. According to reports, the developers and designers worked on it i collaboration with the renowned metal band Candlemass. No wonder the reels show symbols such as horned skull, sorceresses, crosses, roses on fire and pentagrams. Also, the music is brutal; every time you hit a winning combination, you can expect a head-banging riff from the speakers of House of Doom. The game uses a standard 5×3 format and includes the Autoplay button. Winning combos are formed across 10 win lines. The special features include Skulls of the Abyss where you get to pick skulls and reveal multipliers, Hellgate where one of the reels gets randomly selected and highlighted and the Seer Wild expands covering all positions on that reel and Doom Spins where three House of Doom symbols trigger 10 free plays. Apparently, House of Doom slot is a combination of prize money opportunities and pure mayhem. Rock on!
Easter Island by Yggdrasil Gaming
In just in time for the worldwide Easter celebration, Yggdrasil launches Easter Island slot, a game designed to introduce a one-of-a-kind Pacific paradise to players eager to experience a tropical adventure. The machine is gorgeous; it features two friendly moai statues on both sides of the reels and an amazing animated Rapa Nui setting. You can use Max Bet and Autospin to make the game more exciting, although the developers have already taken care of that with special features such as Symbol Swap Respin, Expanding Reels and Expanding Wilds. Due to its specific game mechanics, Easter Island can have 27, 65 or 103 paying lines. Every winning spin triggers a respin and then the symbols are swapped with winning low or high paying icons. Four and 5 matching symbols on a line make reels expand upward. Wilds that land on winning spins remain locked and expand to cover the entire reel. If you let the moai welcome you to this 5×5 mystery island, you surely won’t regret it.