The spring started with a blast, and new slots competing for a title of the top-performing game of the season are closing in on us, pouring out from every crack on the market. Some of them are yet to be officially released, but the operators made sure to entice the players with a demo-play version and thus reserve their spot on The Top New Slots for May 2019 list.
Betsoft – Viking Voyage Slot
Until recently, Viking Voyage was no more than an announcement, but Betsoft has finally released the demo. The real McCoy is only days away, and while you are waiting for the game to make a debut in your favourite online casino, the fun-play version is available on Betsoft site.
Maintaining the expected visual quality standards, Betsoft delivers a promising game played across 5×3 reel grid and 10 paylines. Traditionally, the platform integrates both the Double Up and Buy Feature options, allowing the players to boost their payouts for as long as luck is on their side. Instead of waiting for the Free Spins to be randomly triggered, the players can purchase them at the cost of 70 coins (or at a discounted price when a coin appears on the reels).
The Viking Wild icon can replace all other symbols, including the Raven Scatters, which is somewhat of a rarity, as Wilds usually cannot substitute the Scatters. A stack of the 3 Warrior Kings will activate a re-triggerable Free Re-spin feature while the Long Boat Bonus icons initiate 10 bonus rounds, during which all payouts are tripled.
Pariplay – Pets Go Wild Slot
Pets Go Wild is a highly contagious cluster-pay slot, with 8 different progress-based “chapters”, each featuring a different bonus:
- Chapter 1 – Beach Day: a base game that does not require any unlocking (apart from the player’s initial bet). No bonuses can be triggered here.
- Chapter 2 – Film Festival: unlocked in stage 2 and featuring a Popcorn Prize instant win bonus.
- Chapter 3 – Pet’s Circus, unlocked in stage 5 and offering Loony Canon multiplier prize.
- Chapter 4 – Rock n’ Roll, activated on level 10 and featuring Rock Legend Bonus Games with multipliers.
- Chapter 5 – Haunted House, unlocked on level 16 and featuring Knock Knock picking game.
- Chapter 6 – Moon Adventure that starts on level 22 and awards more multipliers through the Zero Gravity bonus.
- Chapter 7 – Pet’s Museum with Pet’s Gallery picking game bonus, unlocked on level 28.
- Chapter 8 – Safari Blast with 10 Times Fun multiplier, unlocked on level 34.
Every time a cluster is formed, a corresponding meter will be filled, generating a win once fully stacked. Cruise Event feature is where the biggest wins are hidden, and blasting a cluster formed by the “777” symbols can increase the payout by x1,000.
Netent – Wild Worlds Slot
This season is definitely noted for a rather interesting selection of themes, and while there are still plenty of traditional and retro games out there, certain developers are not afraid of taking a risk and going for the “zany” approach.
NetEnt’s Wild Worlds slot is taking us far into the future, where a team of superhero chickens is all that stands between us and Alien Monsters who are threatening to destroy our planet.
Bonus features are just as engaging as the storyline; any win triggered by the Hero icons will result in extra Wild icons, both in the base game and during the bonus rounds. The dry spins can randomly activate the Destroy Feature, locking the Scatters and all other symbols with the same colour on the reels and eliminating the rest of the icons.
The Free Spins (unlocked by the combination of 3 Scatters) have 3 different modes:
- Dark Forrest with Spreading Wild
- Ice World with Heavy Wild
- Fire Lands with Random Wild
All Hero icons have their low-value and medium-value counterparts that charge the Hero Meter and trigger the Hero Attack bonus, inflicting damage to the team of monsters (the Boss and the Captains). As soon as the monsters are destroyed, a new session of Free Spins is initiated.
Microgaming – Ancient Fortunes: Zeus Slot
Ancient Fortunes: Zeus Slot is the most conventional game on this list, especially in terms of visual features, which are synchronised with the classic nature of the theme. Played across 10 paylines, the slot introduces the Rolling Reels system which increases the payout on every consecutive win. Every time a winning combination is formed, the relevant symbols will be removed from their landing positions and new icons will take their place, boosting the multiplier up to x7 (in the base game) or x21 (in the Free Spins).
- 3 Lightning Bolt Scatters – 10 Free Spins
- 4 Lightning Bolt Scatters – 15 Free Spins
- 5 Lightning Bolt Scatters – 20 Free Spins
The game has medium variance and can produce up to 70,000 coins in a single spin.