October is not just the official beginning of holiday season but the release date of a new generation of slot machines. Top level software providers are releasing a smattering of new slots for the various virtual casinos they serve. The releases will keep hitting all throughout October making a very good month for avid gamers. Here is a review of five of these upcoming hits.
Big Win 777 by Play’n GO
Play’n Go is a popular developer known to deliver solid gaming experiences. Its October premier is as solid as they come. The slot bears a classic Vegas theme complete with traditional slot symbols. It also has diamond wilds, scatters, and free spins. The game has a polished look and is infused with standard fare. It has a wager range of 0.15 to 90, $90,000 max jackpot, 96.50% RTP, complete with a 5×3 grid comprised of five reels and 15 paylines. Big Win 777 also has a bonus mini-game that allows players to spin a bonus wheel. The wheel is slotted with gameplay bonuses and cash prizes. Altogether a standard but solid offering laced with some nostalgia.
East Sea Dragon King by NetEnt
NetEnt is a name synonymous with great gameplay. Its October offering has great graphics and is infused with elements of Chinese storytelling. The 5×3 grid is placed underwater with symbols connected to Chinese folklore. It has the do-over feature of respins, and an expanding wild that covers up the entire reel. Both are very useful as East Sea Dragon is a clusterplay. The five reels payout when symbols of five or more are connected. The Dragon King serves as the wild and is as whimsical as the story-theme the slot carries. East Sea Dragon does not mess around, however, as its max jackpot is $1,200,000 with multipliers up to 6000x. It also has a 96.23% RTP and a betting range of 0.10 to 200.
9 Masks of Fire by Microgaming
9 Masks of Fire is the latest premium slot creation of solid developer Microgaming. The October iteration bearing an African-theme. 9 Masks serves up the usual attractions such as 5 reels, 20 paylines, RTP of 95.24%, and wager range of 0.20 to 60. The slot also fights for the user with special features such as wilds, scatters, and multipliers. 9 Masks multipliers will increas player stakes by 2x to 3x. The scatters come in two distinct flavors. First, players can snag the mask scatter and load up the jackpot meter. Fill it to the top and enjoy a nice little payout. Players can also nab the shield scatter and net free spins numbering between 10 to 30. 9 Masks offers a lot for the player to enjoy.
Fruit Snap by Red Tiger Gaming
Red Tiger Gaming is another solid developer that produces quality fare. Fruit Snap is no different as the clusterplay/cascading slot provides an 8×8 grid of opportunity. The symbols are all fruit and each reel is crowned with a metered symbol. This is where Fruit Snap snags player attention. Matching sets of fruit will load up corresponding meters and the minute they fill up a fruit removal feature is triggered. Remove a fruit symbol and gain a nice bonus. High-end symbols offer the best bonus in the form of a double win bonus. Fruit Snap rates an RTP of 95.75%, betting range of 0.10 to 20, and a max jackpot of $70,000. It also has a randomly generated meter bonus that adds a plus one value to each symbol.
Voodoo Gold by ELK
ELK is another great game provider and Vodoo Gold is the mystical kind of game Halloween needs. The swamplands of Louisiana provide the backdrop. Voodoo has a 6×4 grid complete with wilds, scatters, and exploding bombs. It also has a nice wager range of 0.20 to 100, with a 96.10% RTP, and a max jackpot of 500,000. Voodoo Gold’s defining feature is its avalanche and paylines. As players win the avalanche feature expands the grid to 6×8. Voodoo begins with a total of 4000 possible paylines. When the gird expands those paylines top out at 262,144.