It feels like just a few days ago that we were deep into the Halloween spirit, dressing up as our favourite ghouls and trick or treating around our local neighbourhood, and yet here we are, a couple of weeks into November. Despite having creeped up on us, the looming end of the year, not forgetting Christmas sandwiched in between, doesn’t need to be a time of stress. In fact, thanks to all the entertaining new slot machines that have been released of late, November can be the best month for gaming so far this year.
The thing is, with so many activities being released, by various different iGaming brands, it can be hard to select which are more deserving of extra attention, which is where we come in. We’ve taken the time to explore the iGaming community, and to cherry pick the most thrilling of the slot machines for you. Our selection covers a total of five titles, each of which come from a brand within the industry that has made a name for itself, be it for having a retro edge, or for being ultra modern. No matter the reason, they’ve earned their spot in the top 10 of iGaming developers.
Some of the titles will have already been launched, meaning that they’re available to play now, while others may not have been released yet. However, while you may have a small wait on your hands for some of them, we can assure you that the wait will be worthwhile.
Quickspin – Ark of Mystery
Quickspin is a brand that everyone knows, even if they don’t particularly enjoy their games; it has a feel all its own, with its games marrying the modern and classic together. Ark of Mystery is one of the latest releases to grace the community, offering a Lara Croft style set of 5 reels for us to immerse ourselves in. There’s 20 winlines to play upon, and bets begin from 0.20 credits and work their way up to the maximum of 100.
The graphics of this grid are basic looking, in that the aesthetics are all 2D rather than textured and 3D, nonetheless, the game is still visually pleasing. As for the wins you can make, those can be considerable, so long as you’re willing to play the maximum bet, with the biggest single payout being worth up to 1,000 credits. Furthermore, alongside the monetary wins, there’s also wild respins and multipliers to play for, helping to make this a mystery that can reap you some juicy rewards.
NetEnt – Coins of Egypt
Boy oh boy, NetEnt has stepped up their game something fierce, as showcased by the impressive 5 reels of Coins of Egypt. NetEnt has always been a popular iGaming choice, but recently they’ve gone above and beyond in order to keep up with the more modern aspects of the community. This Egyptian themed slot feels so realistic, you want to reach out and grab it, with its 20 paylines rammed full of goodies, some of which are bonus related.
Bets can start from 0.01 credits per winline, with the value seemingly having no effect on the amount of money you can make from the paytable symbols, thus allowing everyone the same rewards to work towards. In addition to winning some sweet cash prizes, this adventurous romp can lead you to the Pharaoh’s Coin Win Feature, an exciting way to bank more cash, as well as the immersive free spins, in which your choices have consequences. However, be warned that activating this won’t be easy, as the scatter can only land on the first, third, and fifth reels of the matrix.
Novomatic – Tales of Darkness: Break of Dawn
Leaving the contemporary interface of NetEnt behind, we travel to the ghoulish world of Tales of Darkness: Break of Dawn, a vampire themed slot from Novomatic. Sporting less modern graphics, this 5 reels and 50 winlines pokie is one that is sure to be a tasty snack, ideal for all lovers of classic imagery.
Should you want to get the most out of the winlines, the max bet of 50 credits will secure you larger wins, up to 1,000 credits in size, coming from the scatter symbol which can also trigger the free spins. Players who are able to delve into the darkness of the bonus round, will round themselves able to play through 15 free games, as well as being awarded the Break of Dawn Bonus. Playable on the third reel only, this allows the wild symbol to expand across the entire reel, as well as move to the adjacent reel either on the left or right, depending on whether you have the male or female wild symbol.
NetEnt – Vikings
We come back to NetEnt now, though this time round it’s all about branded gameplay, as NetEnt has teamed up with the creators of hit TV show, Vikings, in order to bring you a pokie of the same name. In a similar fashion to Coins of Egypt, a lot of effort has been put into making this an aesthetically pleasing game, only this time round the characters you’ll engage with are ones you’ve seen before.
Presented on a slightly smaller grid of 5 reels, players will play for a lot more than honour, aiming to grab themselves large money prizes and free spins. To do this, there’ll be 243 ways to play, thus allowing for lower volatility than what other titles may present to you, a number of winlines that gets ramped up considerably if you bag yourself the bonus round. Of course, due to the game not being released until November 22nd, there’s still much to learn about the gameplay of the Vikings slot machine.
Elk Studios – Vegas Diamonds
To round off this walkthrough of November slots, we leave you with a game that looks like it comes from the golden age of iGaming itself, and yet it’s brand new; Vegas Diamonds is a retro treat for the senses. Designed to be a 3 reels and 5 paylines game, it is extremely different to all the titles we’ve already discussed, and yet it has a lot of variance to offer those who take a gamble on its reels.
Bets start from 0.20 credits, allowing for budget friendly gaming alongside high stakes games also, while the paytable can deliver respins and bonus wheels should you land the symbols just right. Not forgetting that there’s also some big multipliers to be added to your payouts, a feature that will definitely help to keep you in with the highrollers you’ll undoubtedly be rubbing shoulders with in Vegas Diamonds. If you want to unlock the main bonus, aka the spins, you’ll need to get three bonus symbols upon the grid, with the main prize from doing so being a set of 5 free spins or more. It’s not the most advanced one armed bandit we’ve played, but it has a lot of charm – and money – to gift to you.