Top 5 New Slots: Pink Elephants, Reactoonz, Blood Suckers II, The Phantom of the Opera, Planet of the Apes.
Planet of the Apes
This slot was created based on The Planet of the Apes Hollywood films or, if to be precise, – based on Rise of the Planet of the Apes of 2011. At this time, NetEnt decided to make its admirers enjoy, especially on the background of the latest non-appealing low-dispersion novelties. They did something new – two slot games in one that interact with one another!
So the slot has two fields – a white one with Rise on it and a red one with Dawn on it. The value of symbols on the reels is completely the same. What is more interesting – both fields connected and not connected to each other at the same time. That is, winnings do not touch each other on lines but there are some new functions in the slot thanks to which, it happens that reels work together in a pair!
Not linked functions:
The right part of the reel has three additional fields: multiplication, wilds, and free spins.
When corresponding symbols appear on reels, they are gathered in the additional field. One symbol equals to one section. After fulfilling three sections, a player receives additional multiplication, additional wilds, and additional free spins. If both fields will have scatter symbols, then freespins will be started one by one – Rise first and Dawn then.
The maximal multiplication is x5, the maximal wild amount is x3, and maximal additional free spins is 3 with a possibility to grow bigger.
The slot’s RTP is 96,33%. The maximum theoretical payout per 1 spin is x600 without multiplication with 20 possible lines in each field.
It is a very exciting slot!
The Phantom of the Opera
Microgaming’s novelty based on 2004 film that is based on a musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber that is based in its turn on the novel of Gaston Leroux. Beautiful and classical slot by Microgaming with 243 lines is done in HTML5.
The first thing you notice (as it occurs pretty often) is a random additional prize in an envelope named Letter Bonus that can multiply up to x20. Envelope only appears on the reel 5.
To the joy of the players, there is a function named Chandelier Bonus – analogical to droplets in Immortal Romance – the falling Chandelier from the film’s scene that provides a whole reel (but only on up to 3 reels as max).
When three scatters appear, a player receives three bonus games at his choice and there is no need to gather anything else to choose between them – as the choice is available at once.
The maximum theoretical payout for one spin is x2,430, which is not too much comparing to all other slots by Microgaming.
Blood Suckers II
NetEnt’s another thing, the continuation of famous Blood Suckers slot.
Unlike the first version, the animation is much brisker and more exciting here. There is a girl resembling Van Helsing outside the field with reels. As it turned out, she is not a vampire slayer, she is a real vampire named Amelia who is here to find the treasure chest in the old castle!
At first, one may ask oneself, why is she here. But after spending some time in a game, it becomes clear that she is a good shooter with a crossbow and can shoot you with a function named Scatter Shot Feature – it is the lacking symbol for free spins or a bonus to activate a series of free spins or a bonus game. She also can multiply the average symbols on x10 or even up to x100.
It is interesting that chests may have symbols of new free spins, collecting which one can play more free spins after the treasure chests levels are over! In addition – if you will catch 4 symbols of a bonus game, all bonuses will be doubled. If you catch 5 – tripled!
The last surprise of this bonus game – if you collect a key on the fifth level, you will receive a super victory in 1.000 coins (the amount depends on your bet – just like in Steam Tower if you kill the dragon).
There are 25 lines in the slot. RTP is little lower than the original part and equals to only 96,94% vs. 98% of the first.
Play’n GO new slot is a remake of Reactoonz on the electric theme. Nothing is understood at the first glance – there is no usual Bonus inscription on the reels and there are too many symbols. But everything becomes clear once you play it!
All symbols play when collected from 5 pieces and more. If you will see 4 symbols appearing as a square, there’ll appear another one the same that doubles the victory. The played symbols disappear and the new ones fall from the top until the reels have winning combinations left.
But that’s not it! When they disappear, symbols fill up the scale and possess more quantum functions – there are 5 of them in total. The obtained functions work one by one and can provoke gaining of the next one. When the last quantum function is gained (named Gargantoon, which is the name of the monster with 3 eyes that is sitting in the right bottom corner), Gargantoon will come on the reels himself in his natural size and will become the wild symbol. He will work 3 times – one big, second lesser in two times, and 9 small ones in the third queue! You will be able to receive a nice winning if there will be only expensive symbols on the reels!
Quantum functions during the game that must be collected are the following and they work in the same queue:
A function Instability appears randomly during the game and puts 4 to 8 Wilds on the field – usually, this triggers Quantum functions collection but not always.
If the functions worked well during the game, symbols in the slot can talk, squeak, scream, and make other sounds. Gargantoon will fall asleep and will snore if a player doesn’t play the slot for a while.
Thunderkick manufacturer has decided not to give up and represented a novelty – slot about elephants. Pink Elephants has 6x4 reels with 4,096 active pay lines and is a dispersion-based slot. The maximum amount of payout, according to a manufacturer, is x8,200. It is a bit more than Microgaming’s - Playboy (x8,100 with a full picture of wilds).
All reel symbols play after being combined in 3 and more, except elephants themselves – they play from 2 and they are the most expensive symbol together with Wilds, as the latter ones don’t have the separate value.
When three and more nuts are shown on the reels, a bonus game starts that can initially give 7 to 19 free spins.
It depends on a number of nuts on the field:
- 3 give 7 spins
- 4 give 11 spins
- 5 give 15 spins
- 6 give 19 spins.
However, there is another option to receive a bonus: a Mystical Scatter!
During the spin, one nut or more can appear randomly! After some amount of them is shown, the other reels will spin with a possibility to receive this nut, for instance, to start a bonus game or to increase a number of spins in the bonus game. However, receiving two mystical nuts does not guarantee to receive the third one, so there may be no bonus game.
The bonus game itself doesn’t differ from the usual one but one additional type of elephants in addition to usual ones – an elephant with a light. Every one of these lights is transferred to the left on the special scale with animals, which we have four. When 10 lights are collected, one of the animals is turned into an elephant and gives 1 additional spin.
There is another pleasant addition in the bonus game – re-triggers.
If the reels show from 2 to 6 nuts, the additional spins are given:
- 2 give 3 spins
- 3 give 5 spins
- 4 give 7 spins
- 5 give 9 spins
- 6 give 11 spins.
That is, your bonus game can last for quite a long time if you will be lucky enough. The slot’s RTP is 96,1%.