Top 10 new online slot games for winter 2018

3 December 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, online slot and game providers continue to unveil new slot games — including a few holiday-themed games.

Below is our list of the top new online slot game releases from the last few months:

10. Primal Megaways
Set in the Stone Age, U.K.-based Blueprint Gaming's latest release sees players battle with a variety of prehistoric animals to trigger big wins and unlock free spins.

Three or more bonus symbols activate the Primal bonus free spins round, where players can enter with up to 30 free spins and win more during the bonus game. Win multipliers are gained per spin in this primordial adventure, with the opportunity of landing numerous multipliers on each spin.

The innovative Replay Guarantee feature is activated when players win less than 10x stake in free spins, with winnings carried over and the free spins replayed.

It is the sixth Blueprint game to feature the popular Megaways mechanic licensed from Big Time Gaming, this time with up to 46,656 ways to win.

9. The Goonies
Also from Blueprint Gaming and in partnership with Warner Bros, Consumer Products has unveiled the The Goonies, inspired by the popular 1980s cult favorite film.

The game is set in the "Goon Docks" and sees the iconic gang reunited as they follow an old Spanish map to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th century pirate.

One-Eyed Willy’s Treasure bonus is the first Blueprint big money feature that can be accessed via any modifier or feature, but only by those who beat the Fratellis to reach the riches.

8. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Online slot developer Big Time Gaming designed and developed one of the most anticipated branded slots games of the year, based on Sony Pictures Television’s hit game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

The game debuted at G2E Las Vegas in October, and will be packed with the same math and mechanics in Big Time Gaming’s latest slot release, Starburst.

LeoVegas bagged the exclusive launch on 18 November, and the slot game will be unleashed simultaneously via the Scientific Games and Microgaming networks.

7. Happiest Christmas Tree
Habanero is unwrapping the ultimate present this holiday season with the release of Happiest Christmas Tree.

Three Christmas tree wilds on the screen in this omnichannel offering unlock free spins in a special festive bonus round.

Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, said, “We place a lot of emphasis on ensuring our games are immersive, entertaining and topical.

“The Happiest Christmas Tree certainly ticks all three of those boxes, and we can’t wait to gauge the reaction from players as they start playing this festive, fun-filled slot.”

6. Nitro Circus
iGaming supplier Yggdrasil released its first ever branded slot, Nitro Circus, an adrenaline-fueled game featuring Nitro Circus’ biggest stars, greatest stunts and craziest vehicles.

Nitro Circus is led by the legendary action sports athlete, motorsports competitor and stunt daredevil Travis Pastrana.

Yggdrasil’s exclusive Nitro Circus slot brings the action of the arena to online casinos. The standout feature of the game is the unique Nitro Jump, which is inspired by the 15-meter Giganta Ramp seen in Nitro Circus’ live shows. In the game, the Nitro Jump allows players to choose their risk level and hit the ramp chasing big stunts and even bigger wins.

The standard Nitro Jump allows players to choose their vehicle, with each vehicle having its own characteristics, benefits and speed it hits the ramp with. The higher the speed for the jump chosen, the bigger the chance of higher win multipliers. But the faster you go, the greater the chance of crash-landing, giving a minimal win.

5. Vikings
This game is inspired by the popular TV series Vikings, and follows the exploits of a famous Norse clan from the Dark Ages in Scandinavia as they aim to invade England and France.

NetEnt released Vikings at the end of November.

Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, said, "To be able to provide our players with a different genre of branded game showcases the hard work we're putting in behind the scenes to create such high-quality content and further expand our portfolio.”

4. Dragon Maiden
On 15 November, casino supplier Play’n GO announced the release of Dragon Maiden, an epic slot adventure "full of flame and fortune."

This new slot centers on Geneth the Dragon Maiden, a legendary warrior who is the key to conquering the fearsome Red Dragon, unlocking its awesome power and the untold riches it guards.

It features high-quality graphics for both the character and the visual animations for the titular dragon, as well as the symbols on the reels.

The five-reel slot not only includes expanding wilds, but also a "Golden Free Spins" bonus feature that expands the reels to double their height and multiplies the number of players’ pay ways by 32, from 243 to 7,776.

3. Magic Wilds
The latest game by Red Rake Gaming, Magic Wilds, introduces all the elements for players to feel the mysterious world of dark magic. The new video slot offers 5x4 reels and 32 paylines that can increase to up to 5x8 reels and 100 paylines during the free bonus spins.

The game carries players to a mystical world where a great magician uses his spells to trigger compelling game mechanics such as “Astral Projection,” “Scatters Hocus Pocus” or the magical reels, which reach up to eight lines during the free bonus spins.

It features a detailed design with a great magician and mysterious gargoyles that, together with the other symbols and soundtrack, create an immersive atmosphere for the player.

2. Eastern Emeralds
Quickspin has introduced this new five-reel game with 20 paylines.

Set in the Asian wilderness with beautiful mountains, the Eastern Emeralds slot features Eastern themes with dragons, fishes and birds.

There are multiplier wild symbols that can increase winnings up to 1,680 times, along with substitution symbols, bonus scatter symbols and phoenix symbols that rise from the flames.

The Eastern Emeralds online slot also has four different free spins options that have the potential for a higher win.

1. Jingle Spin
The fun-filled, five-reel, three-row, 20-fixed-line video slot celebrates the holiday mood as it spreads joy with its feel-good graphics and soundtrack. Jingle Spin also features a free spin mode with infinite re-triggering free spins that delivers exciting action.

Jingle Spin adds to NetEnt’s blockbuster seasonal slots portfolio, which includes Secrets of Christmas, Fruit Shop Christmas Edition and Flowers Christmas Edition.

“Jingle Spin captures the magic of Christmas and, with people getting in the holiday spirit, is a fun addition to our other festive titles,” says Bryan Upton, NetEnt's Director of Game Products.

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