Okay, so welcome to the first slot release bulletin of 2021. This year has not got off to the best of starts, has it? Here in the UK are in lockdown yet again with ‘more stringent’ measures being promised, or threatened. Brexit has happened and it has created more confusion than ever, and BoJo is leading by example by breaking COVID rules then saying he hasn’t broken COVID rules.
Things can only get better, surely? At least the vaccine is being rolled out … perhaps by 2022 we might have nipped this COVID thing in the bud? Anywho, let’s change the subject and get onto our favourite topic of new slot games. Here are some of the latest slots releases via many of the slotting world’s biggest providers.
San Quentin (Nolimit City)
San Quentin is the largest prison in San Francisco (and a possible future home for the 45th President of the United States maybe). It is also the name of this January 2021 online slot release from Nolimit City.
This is a five-reel slot with a maximum number of paylines totalling 46,656. This is also not a slot for those of a nervous disposition … one of the characters in this slot is called ‘Beefy Dick’ which should tell you all you need to know about the type of ‘humour’ Nolimit City has decided to use for this game.
The game features several bonus features, including one where additional cells can be opened to increase the number of available paylines and, as such, the chances of players winning one of the higher payout amounts. If you want to experience a slotting taste of prison life (for some reason) then San Quentin just might be the game you’ve been searching for all your life!
Loco the Monkey (Quickspin)
After the concrete jungle of San Quentin we (thankfully) move to a more typical jungle theme with the bright, colourful and cheerful Loco the Monkey slot from Quickspin. This is a very fast-paced slot with five reels, four rows and an RTP of 96.15%. The number of paylines at all times is fixed at fifty, and the maximum you can win is 6,829 times the size of your stake.
This is also a simple slot when it comes to features, but it’s still a game you’re likely to go a little bananas over. Loco the Monkey is wild (Iike most Monkeys) in this game and four of him anywhere on the reels will trigger a monkey respin complete with sticky wilds.
Look out for the golden monkey statue scatters too. If you land three scatters anywhere on the reels you will earn yourself ten bonus spins. All wilds that land during your bonus spins become sticky too. Why not find out if you’ll go ‘ape’ over Loco the Monkey at one of our recommended online casinos?
And now, as John Cleese used to say during Monty Python’s Flying Circus, for something completely different. Foxium is an online slot but not in the most common sense of the term. This ‘slot’ from Foxium is actually presented as a game show complete with TV studio and audience.
This game has four reels (kind of, as the right-hand reel does not contain symbols, but a win multiplier) but only one row, but that should not put you off. There is also a slowly revolving ‘wheel of fortune’ in the background, and that is where the fun starts.
The wheel has sections and you need to land bonus symbols on the main playing grid to gain access to them. The outer wheel has cash amounts (and three mini jackpots), the middle reel has prize multipliers and the inner wheel the chance to spin the wheel again for even bigger prizes!
‘Normal’ wins are scored the old-fashioned way with a line of identical symbols. If the multiplier lands fully in view on a win then the win amount is multiplied by the multiplier.
Foxpot is a real ‘game with a difference’ that has a maximum win value of 10,000 times your stake and an RTP of 96.31%
The slotting world shows no sign of decelerating, despite all the issues everyone in the world has faced. There are plenty of new slots promised as 2021 continues.
The prolific Play’n GO is still producing a lot of slots, and soon we will be able to add Miner Donkey Trouble and Bull in a China Shop to their ever-expanding portfolio. Despite the ‘issues’ faced by parent company NetEnt, Red Tiger is still in a creative mood and we’ll see Regal Streak and War of Gods from them soon. Two other games you should be keenly anticipating are Frost Queen Jackpots from Yggdrasil Gaming and Moriarty Megaways from iSoftBet.
The best of these games will be outlined in our next slotting round-up, with full game reviews to be found elsewhere on the site, so make sure you check back with WhichBingo in two weeks! Stay in and stay safe!