Some of our favourite game providers are launching exciting new titles this month and we can’t wait to give them a try. Players can look forward to new games by studios such as Microgaming, Quickspin and NetEnt, each with a unique theme and gameplay experience.
Read on to read about the five slots we are most looking forward to giving a spin this April.
Wild Worlds by NetEnt
Launch date: 9th April
The trailer for this NetEnt game makes us think of a whacky combination of War of the Worlds and the Jetsons! It’s futuristic and packed with heroes, monsters and more Wilds than we know what to do with.
Wild Worlds uses the Avalanche or cascading reels method of getting symbols onto the game screen, with new symbols dropping from the top to occupy the spaces left by winning combinations.
The free spins feature takes place in one of three ‘worlds’, where all the heroes work together to defeat a Boss monster.
It seems like NetEnt has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this game and it looks like a wild ride from start to finish. If you love action-packed games with a futuristic/fantasy theme, Wild Worlds will be right up your street.
Ancient Fortunes: Zeus by Microgaming
Launch date: 22nd April
Mythology from all cultures is a huge source of inspiration for game developers and Microgaming have focussed on the ancient Greek myths when designing this slot. Those cheeky gods got up to all kinds of mischief in their day so this isn’t much of a surprise.
In Ancient Fortunes: Zeus, we actually get to meet a few other deities, not just Zeus. Poseidon, Hermes and Ares make an appearance too, against a heavenly backdrop of clouds and temples.
The Rolling Reels feature means that winning combos of symbols are removed and then replaced by fresh ones, which can land in new winning patterns. A multiplier is applied to each consecutive win, with x7 being the maximum. Wins are calculated both wins across the screen.
There’s a free spins feature too, activated by the preferred weapon of the big man himself, lightning bolts. Spins can be re-triggered and the multipliers activated via the Rolling Reels feature are higher, up to x21 max.
Wild Pixies by Pragmatic Play
Launch date: 11th April
Our first thought, on learning the name of this new Pragmatic Play slot, was that scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when a cage full of angry blue pixies was unleashed on Harry’s class. Luckily, the pixies in this slot seem a lot more friendly than that bunch.
The game is set in an enchanted forest – the type where animals might talk – and it features members of pixie royalty as symbols. Wilds offer generous payouts as well as their substituting capabilities and during free spins, Wilds become Roaming Wilds that wander about the screen after a spin.
Built on a 5×3 reel set, this game doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel but it promises a fun and magical experience nonetheless.
Dead or Alive 2 by NetEnt
Launch date: 23rd April
The stone-faced cowboy protagonist is Dead or Alive returns to our screens in this NetEnt slot and he’s had a bit of a makeover! This high volatility slot reminds us a little of the way Red Dead Redemption 2 looks and it’s got plenty of excitement to look forward to, much like the video game.
The first Dead or Alive was released in 2000 (does that make anyone else feel old?) and NetEnt has updated the sequel to include a choice of three bonus rounds as the gang of outlaws returns to wreak havoc on the banks, trains and saloons of the Wild West.
The visual design is seriously on point in Dead or Alive 2 and we can’t think of a game more ready for this kind of update. NetEnt has pulled out all the stops here and spinning these reels is sure to be a highlight of our month.
Durian Dynamite by Quickspin
Launch date: 9th April
As much as we love getting immersed in Quickspin’s slots, we are mighty glad that we don’t have to smell this one! The smelliest fruit on the planet is getting the video slot treatment and odour aside, it looks to be another thriller from this game developer.
It’s got Wilds and free spins, as well as Dynamite Reels, a unique game mechanic that lets players launch durians at the game screen and land more Wilds in the process. If you’ve ever fantasised about getting into a food fight, this will tick that box for you.
Durian Dynamite is built on 5 reels and 3 rows. Through it has a familiar layout, Quickspin has worked its magic to create a colourful and innovative take on the classic fruit machine.