If you are looking for the latest and best new slots, we have a list of the top titles which were released throughout August. They cover launches from Net Entertainment, Microgaming, Yggdrasil, Play’n GO, IGT, WMS and iSoftBet.
While many people see August as the month of vacations, it looks like the major software providers for online casinos didn’t take any time off this month and released various great new slot machines for users to enjoy. We have titles from all the big brands and they certainly come with exciting themes that will get you in the mood to party, especially the ones from Play’n GO. So without wasting more time, let’s take a look at the biggest slots titles released over the last 31 days.
Going to the wedding can be a lot of fun and the new Bridesmaids slot machine perfectly captures this fact. It was created by Microgaming in collaboration with Universal so it uses various elements from the movie with the same name, released in 2011 and starring female stars like Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. The film was quite pleasantly received and was a successful comedy with a wedding theme so the slot machine didn’t waste any time before it became a huge hit at Microgaming-powered casinos.
Fans can enjoy the new game and check out the characters depicted on the five reels as they come in larger styles for the four rows of symbols. The pink theme does aim the slot more towards the female demographic but there is nothing wrong with enjoying it as a man as well; especially given its features and the fact that wins can go up to 525,000 coins. The Wheel Bonus is the highlight of the game as it can award two types of free spins, a jackpot prize and two types of bonuses. Furthermore, stacked wilds can appear both in the base game and during free spins.
The official release was on August 5th and this 40-line slot is a must-play for fans of the movie.
The good mood continued this month with a new game from Play’n GO called Spin Party. It made its way to online casinos on August 6th and really turned up the music with its soundtrack and entertaining theme. The overall style can be considered slightly old-school since the music is not exactly representative of the latest hits and the background shows the club lights on the dance floor. A similar classic style continues with the symbols as the Spin Party slot machine shows various icons which became synonymous to this game category.
Five reels show large images for the symbols and the dancing theme is best represented by the wild symbols. These can expand to cover entire reels when they show up on the screen and are represented by a female dancer showing off her moves. Wilds not only substitute for regular symbols but will also trigger a re-spin for free while it maintains its position as sticky reel. The traditional free spins have been replaced with Win Spins in this game as two or more wild dancers on the screen will start five free rounds where a win is guaranteed every time.
Wins go up to 250,000 coins and the symbols showing cherries, golden bells and lemons will make it a familiar gaming session for experienced slot players.
Net entertainment didn’t miss out on the action this month and released Dazzle Me as its new game. Compared to other titles from the leading software provider, this one doesn’t seem all that impressive at first but it does bring something different to the table and that is always nice to check out. The launch date was August 24th for both desktop and mobile platforms.
The main different thing that the Dazzle Me slot provides is the screen having three rows for the first and second reels, then four rows of the third and fourth reels and five rows for the fifth reel. This does open the door for some interesting paylines and there are 76 of them always active, while players can choose the size of the bet through 10 levels and by coin size. The name comes from the dazzling jewels used as symbols and the most impressive one of them all is the large diamond, which also plays the role of the wild symbol. Dazzling Wild Reels can appear during the game randomly and will provide entire rollers with wild symbols, up to all five at the same time.
Free Spins are fairly classic as they need three scatter symbols anywhere on the screen for 8 rounds, 4 for 12 or 5 symbols for 16 free spins. During these spins, the Linked Reels feature is active and this means that reel 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 can be made out of the same symbols.
iSoftBet puts its name on the list with a great new title. On August 25th, Neon Reels was finally launched after much anticipation due to the teased trailer last month. The game certainly doesn’t disappoint and is one of the best looking new slots available. It offers 3D graphics and some exciting features, while keeping it old-school once again with its symbols. Needless to say that neon lights are implemented in the theme and they will light up the five reels as they show the different symbols in the game.
The rollers themselves look amazing and the point of view will change sometimes when the action gets heated. To build up suspense, the game will change the camera to focus on the last two reels if there are already two scatter symbols on the screen and only one more is needed for the free spins. Yes, the Neon Reels can be spun for 10 free rounds when three or more scatters appear and the wild symbols will substitute for wins during the mode.
Another feature is the progressive jackpot worth tens of thousands of euros. Five Hot Jackpot symbols must by lined up when playing the maximum bet for the large amount to be claimed. Since the diamond is the most valuable symbol, two of them appearing on the first reel will start two re-spins with the diamonds being frozen so that players can have a better chance at big wins.
Samba de Frutas
And if there weren’t enough great new online slots with a fun theme for this month, IGT launched one of its popular slot machine titles on the internet with Samba de Frutas hitting online casinos on August 27th. The dance style and musical genre has become iconic around the world for the representations in the Brazilian Carnival and this casino game certainly presents that fun-loving aspect on its five reels. In fact, there are three types of dancers to be found in the game and one of them comes with something very special.
The wild symbol in the Samba de Frutas slot is a female dancer with a very impressive hat made out of various fruits. This is used to take full advantage of the special screen used by IGT and can take up all eight rows on a reel to help create all sorts of winning combinations on the 100 lines. The other two dancers are also bigger than the standard slot symbol and actually take up three positions each, while other symbols show colorful birds for two positions and card values for one.
For more wins and thus more fun, free spins can be won by getting three bonus symbols. This will award two times the total bet and 5 rounds of the rollers for free, where the stacked wild will continue to be in play.
On August 27th, Play’n GO officially launched Wild North across its network of online casinos and the game is very impressive. It is a great choice for players who have a passion for nature and the great outdoors since it features various animals on its reels and has an overall theme set in the Scandinavian landscape. It marks the second release from the software provider this month, after the Spin Party slot we mentioned earlier, and it certainly shows a more active direction taken by the company.
The graphics are certainly impressive and the snowy background is a nice change to the hot temperatures found outside. Five reels and four rows make up the screen and on it, players can get wilds to help create winning combinations and scatters that can trigger the special bonus game, called the Northern Lights. The bonus feature wheel will award one of seven exciting functions which cover several types of free spins with different special features, from mega symbols to wild reels, or a picking game called the Wild North Explorer which can award cash prizes with wins going up to 125,000 coins.
There are four majestic animals depicted as regular symbols and even the six card icons have been given some Northern touches to better represent the overall theme. The 40 fixed lines pay left to right only and should offer enough ways to win.
Vikings Go Wild
Yggdrasil has been releasing some hot new titles this year and another one was added to the portfolio on August 27th. Called Vikings Go Wild, this slot machine comes with cool animations and graphics that help show the action-packed theme in great detail. A group of Vikings is taking on the rough seas in order to reach richer lands and make away with the treasure. The short clip at the start shows just how dangerous this can be, especially when a large sea creatures comes out of the depths and wants to take down the ship.
The game itself is based on five reels and four rows which are used to show several Vikings characters with a cartoon style. For more wins, several features can be triggered and this includes a free spins mode activated by at least three free spin symbols, shown as the wooden boat with the Yggdrasil logo on the white sails. When the free spins are being played, the battle with the sea creature is taking place and it can be seen grabbing on to the boat and trying to kill the characters. Each Viking can randomly turn into a sticky wild during this fight and will remain on the screen for the remaining free spins.
Wild symbols are a great way to get winning combinations since they can substitute for other icons in the game and the treasure chest symbol can appear to offer free spins or up to 1,000 coins during the base game, and free spins, coins or a wild reel during free spins.
Williams Interactive launched a new slot machine with a great design on August 20th and it is called Rainforest Dream. As the name would suggest, the action is set in a vast rainforest and a gorgeous spot can be seen in the background. On the reels, there are various animals and insects taking up positions as symbols on the four rows with five reels. Among them, there is a gorgeous woman who can play the role of the wild symbol if it only takes up on position or can be the princess when it appears stacked on reel 1. The princess can also substitute for other symbols but if it appears flush on the reel, it will transfer to up to two more reels.
The bonus symbol can be used to start the bonus game when it appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 for 8 free spins. During these, the player is guaranteed a win on each round. Furthermore, there are wilds which can be randomly triggered by the Monsoon Feature.