Best New Slot Releases in 2017 – the Year in Review18 December 2017
Every year we are awarded dozens of fresh new slot releases coming from different software providers. Some make it, some fail to catch on amongst the players and as the year comes to an end it is time to recapitulate and see what boats have avoided sinking and stayed on the surface of this giant ocean of online casino entertainment. Here are the very best of slot releases launched in 2017.
Sunny Shores by Yggdrasil
It can be summer all year long if you sit back, relax and load the Sunny Shores video slot developed by Yggdrasil Gaming. This is a game as bright as it gets and it is themed around the summer vacation of everyone’s dreams. A sandy beach, palm trees and fruit – those are the main visual stimuli you can expect from Sunny Shores. The game is played on an unconventional 5×5 reel grid and it features 25 fixed pay lines. The RTP is set at 96.20%, and the special features include Expanding Sunny Wilds and Sunny Re-spins.
Sticky Bandits by Quickspin
Are there any western fans out there? This one is for you. Sticky Bandits was launched mid-2017 by Quickspin, and the game is still hot. Using a combination of the Old West style and innovative features, the Sticky Bandits slot comes across as creative and highly entertaining game. It has 5 reels and 5 rows, as well as 30 fixed win lines. The symbols include cowboys, robbers, dynamite and sacks of gold coins. Bonus Wilds, the two bandits, will expand and cover up to two entire reels at the same time. The train bonus symbol triggers free spins. Sticky Bandits has an RTP of 96.58%.
Blood Suckers II by NetEnt
Long overdue, NetEnt’s Blood Suckers II has finally reached online casino floors. It has all the original slot has and quite a few improvements. Graphically superb, Blood Suckers II comes complete with 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 pay lines. The game has a Wild, and it features a Blood Rose Free Spins round with multipliers and a Hidden Treasure Bonus Game with more free spins, multipliers and cash rewards. The RTP of 96.94% is set to suck your blood and leave you wanting for more.
Jungle Spirit by NetEnt
Wildlife enthusiasts are thrilled with Jungle Spirit. This NetEnt release does justice to the beauties of the animal kingdom; it takes you deep into the rainforest and immerses you among creatures and plants that live there. Visually, Jungle Spirit is magnificent. Feature-wise, Jungle Spirit is amazing. Apart from offering 243 ways to tin in the base game, NetEnt’s video slot is packed with special perks such as the Symbol Expansion feature, the Free Spins round and the opportunity to expand the reel grid with another set of rows and a total of 1024 ways to win.
Other slots that have left a mark on the year 2017 are Hong Kong Tower and Ivanhoe by ELK Studios, Jungle Books by Yggdrasil, Viking Runecraft by Play ‘n Go, Jurassic World by Microgaming and Sakura by Quickspin.