Several big titles were made available throughout the month of April as the biggest providers in the business made sure to add more options to their collections. These include great games from the likes of Microgaming, Play’n GO, Net Entertainment and iSoftBet.
The month of April was a very busy one for software developers and casino players alike as several great games made their way to leading online casinos. Needless to say that some of them are quite impressive and should definitely be checked out right away. The list of course spans different providers and mostly focuses on the big titles which were highly anticipated and did not disappoint when they became available.
Rabbit in the Hat
On April 8th, Microgaming released Rabbit in the Hat and it didn’t take long for it to become an instant success. With a magical theme and unique features, this slot machine is already one of the top titles on the internet and it hasn’t even been a month since it became available.
Of course, what makes it stand out right away is the way it looks. Microgaming really paid a lot of attention to the details while creating this game and made sure that it is fun to play and doesn’t take itself too serious; after all, it is created around rabbits in hats. The interface presents a magic show on stage and the magician is always ready to make his signature trick and make some rabbits appear out of his hat. He is also joined by his beautiful assistant during the bonus game and she will offer a helping hand by showing the audience some important information.
Moving past the great looks and cartoonish design, the Rabbit in the Hat slot machine is made entertaining by its features, which are triggered in a slightly different way than what most casino players are probably used to. Instead of the features being triggered by scatters or bonus symbols on the reels, these appear on top of the rollers in the form of different hats with rabbits in them. A hat can appear on top of the fifth reel and bounce one roller to the left with every spin where the function is not triggered. A wild symbol is needed on the reel below in order to make the rabbit jump out and award the prize on the hat, which can consist of wild reels, free spins or cash prizes.
Play’n GO surprised players with a new slot release when Tower Quest became available at online casinos on April 7th. The game is very impressive and fans of card games, especially online versions of them, will certainly get a kick out of this slot that takes things to a whole new level.
We should point out that the graphics are superb but this shouldn’t come as a surprise since Play’n GO has really been on point lately and created various great looking games to keep its players entertained. Tower Quest does earn some extra points however for the way it looks and it doesn’t take long to figure out that it is also packed with special features which make it very fun to play.
Video game players will notice some familiar elements as the slot machine actually has two scatter symbols which are represented by health and mana potions. These don’t need to appear on the screen one time to trigger the features as they can be collected over the course of a session and they add up in the meters alongside the reels. Each of them can award three features and the player can simply choose which ones to trigger and when. During the bonus game, the action gets even more intense as the player will have to fight against the evil wizard in order to take over the tower. This is done through a card game where the player will roll the dice in order to select the available cards that will face the wizard’s hand. Three rounds are available and it is possible to win up to 500 times the total bet here.
IGT released a new slot machine on April 23rd and it features Snow White as the main protagonist. The developer made sure that this release would have a lot of features and included some of its signature mechanics to go with the fairytale theme. Overall, the looks are very nice and it is easy to see that this was designed to be a leading title in the collection so players can expect to find various symbols with nice animations.
The features we mentioned include 1024 ways to win on five reels with four rows as the IGT Multiway Xtra function has already become a regular for the big releases from the provider. Miss White benefits from it and so players will get winning combinations by simply getting similar symbols on adjacent columns. One of the more unique features however is represented by the expanding symbols as both the icon showing Miss White and the one showing the main dwarf have the option to expand if they appear on the same row. The symbols found between the two icons will be transformed in order to create a winning combination. This can even create special wild symbols if a dwarf is between two Miss White symbols, or vice versa.
There are also free spins and these are awarded by choosing one of the available apples after triggering the mode with three bonus scatters. Up to a maximum of 280 free spins can be won for one round since the feature can be re-triggered for up to 15 spins every time.
Getting back to Play’n GO, the software provider also released Golden Legend on April 21st. This slot machine is very colorful and gold is of course part of the theme, as it can be found in the interface and for some of the symbols on the reels. Compared to the previous Play’n GO game we talked about earlier, Golden Legend is simpler but it still comes with nice graphics and should create large prizes with its features.
The Asian theme is quite popular among slot players and since things are fairly straightforward, this option can easily appeal to players looking for something easier to pass the time. Five reels with four rows provide various winning options and the game has up to 50 lines, with a wide betting range. The scatter symbols will trigger the 10 free spins with additional wild symbols and the option to re-trigger the feature once more for a total of 20 free spins. The chance to win up to 1,000,000 coins should not be overlooked.
Golden symbols make sure the game lives up to its name as various animals are depicted as golden statues and there is also a golden wild symbol in play.
Last month we praised Rabcat for its new slot machine Forsaken Kingdom: The Path of Valor. The software provider used a similar system to launch a new title in April and Dragon’s Myth didn’t take long to impress players at online casinos using Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. This HD casino game tells the story of a fearless girl who has the prowess to change the world by ending a terrible plague. Dragons have been destroying the lands for hundreds of years and it is now up to this Nordic girl to stand up against the beasts.
Overall, the slot machine looks like it got more than just a few hints from the popular movie How To Train Your Dragon but that might just be one impression. The graphics certainly make it look amazing as the girl can be seen alongside the five reels, cheering and being happy with every win. She also represents the wild symbol in the game.
One of the goals is to catch the four dragons and this can done by getting any of the symbols in the cage position, located in the bottom right corner. When this happens a great little clip appears as the girl takes down the large dragon. Once all four dragons are caught, the player will get to collect the bounty.
Free spins are awarded by three or more scatters and as these are played out, wins can be generated from both sides, with the addition of a special bonus symbol that will replace the regular scatter and help trigger the bonus game. The 3 bonus free spins take place in the dragon’s cave and the girl will use her bow to create a fixed wild symbol from the available targets. There are up to 20 lines that can be selected and a lot of nice animations when winning combinations occur, including baby dragons busting out of their eggs.
Yggdrasil launched a new progressive slot machine this month that combines classic slots elements with modern graphics and a top prize every player will want to claim. The old-school parts are represented by the symbols showing golden bells, fruits and the lucky number 7. However, the graphics make them look very nice and there are animations that can take up the entire screen.
And since we are speaking of the 5x3 screen, we should talk a bit about the progressive jackpot. If five joker symbols appear during the same spin, they will trigger the jackpot spin. This will hold the joker icons in their position and spin the other symbols. If more jokers appear, they too will be held while the rest spin. This will happen until no more jokers land or the screen is filled by 15 jokers. If the latter case occurs, the game will award its progressive jackpot which starts at one hundred thousand euros. Large winnings can of course be won even with just some joker symbols as the mystery prizes can go up to 2,500 coins.
There is also a Freeze & Respin feature for regular symbols as those that form winning combinations will remain on the screen while the rest spin until no more of the respective symbols land. A filled column, starting from left and going to the right, with the same icon will result in a multiplier for the win.
NextGen Gaming was supposed to release the Psycho slot machine in April but the launch was postponed as the software developer waits for the mobile version in order to launch them both at the same time. It is expected for this to happen in May and fans are certainly eager to check out the creepy game firsthand.
Psycho was created in partnership with Universal Studios since it is based on the classic thriller movie created by Alfred Hitchcock in the 1960s. 25 lines will be available for the five reels and the features include the wild symbols that can also offer multipliers for the winnings of up to 40x and free spins with extra wilds.
The theme of the game is based around the movie of course and the iconic scene with the killer coming with a knife to take down the victim in the shower is the main part depicted in the slot machine. It should be interesting to see how everything actually turns out as players will have to wait a bit longer.
Since we are on the subject of creepy slot machines, we should mention that the much anticipated Dracula slot machine we talked about last month is not available and it certainly lives up to the expectations.