As April keeps nudging ever closer, our hype (and impatience) keep growing! A new month often means a brand new batch of fun slots, and April is looking exceptionally promising. Big names will be competing for your attention, dear reader! So let us take a peek at what awaits us in the upcoming month!
Yggdrasil are clearly not interested in the joys of spring-time. Instead, they are digging deep beneath the earth with Dwarf Mine, set to launch on March 21st. Using a super-charged mining machine, players will uncover many mysteries awaiting in the vast depths.
Symbols include lower paying icons like diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades, as well as various mining equipment! The various colourful crystals are used to trigger one of the special feature. Make sure to also keep an eye out for the Bonus drill! It is a Scatter, and is used to win free spins.
You begin with five reels and 1024 ways to win. During free spins, the playing field can expand, increasing its size and the number of ways to win!
If you collect three Scatters, gamblers get 10 free spins. However, by collecting five of a certain crystal, you get only 5 extra turns. While the Collect free spins have less turns, they also fire more frequently.
The game is planned with a medium volatility, and an RTP of 96.8%.
Quickspin’s release is all about one particular fruit. The durian is a fruit everyone has seen, but nobody ever eats, and for good reason! It has a thorn-covered outer layer, and even when you get close, you are in for an awful scent. There must be a particularly devious mind to have thought to use these hellspawn as explosives!
The developers put in a lot of effort, marketing Durian Dynamite as their first 3D rendered slot. It is a beautiful and colourful experience, with various symbols. 10, J, Q, K and A share the playing field with cherries, grapes, plums, oranges and watermelons. The durian fruit is a Wild. We do not know what icon the developers plan to use for the Scatter.
When a dynamite Wild lands on the reels, it fires a special feature. Here, players need to fire durians on the reels. When they land, they split into two symbols. However, if a split Wild lands onto another Wild, then another split occurs. Your end goal is to expand that chain reaction as much as possible.
Collect three Scatters, and you win six free spins and a bonus picker. Dynamite Wilds are more likely to fire during free spins.
You get between three to six jar picks. Each jar can award more free spins, extra durians to be used as ammo, or additional dynamite reels where dynamite Wilds can appear.
The game has a high volatility, and an RTP of 96.22%. It is set to launch on April 9th.
Book of Immortals
iSoftBet’s spring release is already upon us, taking us on a trip to sunny, ancient Egypt! However, from the get-go, it is quite clear this is no mere tourist visit! A beam is shooting from the top of the pyramid and sand will occasionally brush past the reels.
Symbols are split into generic playing card royals: 10, J, Q, K and A, and several Egyptian deities. A stone tablet with a scarab imprinted on it is both the Wild and Scatter, and can perform multiple duties as a result.
Three, four or five Scatters grant ten free spins, with a 2x, 20x or 200x cash prize, respectively. A special symbol will be chosen for the for the top, 3×1 reel. This icon will then be able to expand and form wins on non-adjacent reels.
After the expanded symbol becomes part of the win, a new top icon will be chosen. However, if the top icon was a god symbol, it becomes immortal, and retains expanding powers until the end of free spins.
At random times, up to ten scarabs can land in random positions on the reels. They can then transform existing symbols, swapping them to a potentially larger prize.
This is a low-medium game with an RTP of 96.31%. If you like what you have read so far, you can play it right now!
Mystery Reels Megaways
After spending some time in Egypt, it is time to get cosy and play something familiar. Megaways used to be incredibly popular for a time, before other ideas replaced them. But despite that, Red Tiger Gaming has chosen to give the idea a try. Will they find success converting their 2018 release to the Megaways format?
If you played the original Mystery Reels, you will know what to expect from symbols. As such, we will not go into detail here.
The game utilises Cascading reels. When a winning combination is formed, all icons that were part of it disappear from the playing field. Existing ones fall in to take their place, while brand new ones top up the reels.
At any time while you play, mystery symbols may appear. They clone themselves a number of times on the board, before they all transform into a single icon from the paytable.
Collect three or more Scatters to win eight free spins. Before these extra turns even begin, you can choose to play them as they are, or gamble. Using that mechanic, you can get up to 40 free spins. Landing three more Scatters during free spins rewards five more free spins.
If a cascade win occurs during free spins, the multiplier goes up by one. This keeps going until the cascade ends, at which point the multiplier is reset back to 1x.
Mystery Reels Megaways is a high volatility video slot with an RTP of 96.18%. The planned release date is March 28th.
Fruit Bat Crazy
For our last upcoming release, we are looking at Betsoft’s crazy fruit bat! It is a standard fruit machine with simplistic and super-enjoyable gameplay. Cascading reels, free spins and decent wins? Sign us up!
Available symbols include golden bells, cherries, oranges, watermelons, plums, lucky sevens, and pineapples. The diamond is a Wild, while the fruit bat is a Scatter.
Collecting three or more fruit bat Scatters gives you free spins. In Fruit Bat Crazy, multiple Scatters count per one reel. This means you can get fifteen Scatters, which rewards 200 free spins! Obviously, this is the best case scenario, but we would not be gamblers if we did not dream!
This Betsoft release also makes use of cascading reels. When a winning combination lands, all icons within explode. New symbols then drop in those places to complete them, while brand new ones fall from on top.
Without fixed paylines, the slot determines what icons to remove by choosing the lowest paying symbol each time.
Finally, if you do not feel like waiting, you can buy free spins for money. Collecting golden coins lowers the cost, and can drop it all the way down to zero! When that happens, free spins fire automatically.
We have no official information of the volatility of Fruit Bat Crazy. The game’s RTP is 95.22%, and it will launch on March 22nd.