January 2021: 6 New Slots South Africans should Play

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Many South African online casino players are probably looking for something new to look forward to after recovering from all the Christmas turkey and Malva Pudding. After all, we work hard, so why shouldn’t we play hard too?

Video slots can be a great way of taking a breather when things get too overwhelming, which is why we wanted to make six suggestions we think you’ll love. Play from your desktop computer, or fit them into your pocket on an iOS/Android device – you’re only ever just a few clicks away!

IC Wins from Realtime Gaming

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While South Africans are enjoying the start of summer, it’s easy to forget that some countries in the northern hemisphere like Canada and the US (Alaska) are in a state of deep freeze. IC Wins from Realtime Gaming is a winter wonderland, offering a maximum 4,536x bet jackpot that can’t help but heat things up!

For a break from the warmer weather, put on your parka and take a few spins on the 6×4 (reels x rows) and 4,096 ways to win slot. A man dressed in a hooded parka is the top-paying symbol, rewarding payouts with as little as 2 on a payline – the only one of its kind!

Wilds can appear on reels 2-6, replacing native wildlife (polar bears/big cats/wolves) and other symbols. A logo symbol is the scatter appearing on reels 2-6, rewarding 1x-5x-10x total bet in groups of 3-4-5, respectively. On 3-4-5 scatters, free spins are triggered in quantities of 8-12-16, respectively. For good measure, each spin even has a random win multiplier of 1x-7x applied.

The second feature is a Guaranteed Re-Spin Win with a 1x-7x multiplier, triggered randomly by a base game loss.

If you’re feeling like summer is getting too hot to handle, get out of the heat and into the cold.

Sylvan Spirits from Red Tiger Gaming

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Based in an enchanted Forest, Sylvan Spirits is a supernatural-fantasy slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Released in December 2020, it incorporates gorgeous artwork and animation inspired by nature. The lovely protagonist is a mother nature-like character with dazzling, long flowing red hair.

The slot is not to be missed, experienced on a 5×4 (reels x rows) playing area with 1,024 ways to win. Roam the forests where anything is possible – including 7,500x in wins!

From out of the mist, this forest guardian may appear with Mega Mystic Wilds on any spin. These are 2×2 sized symbols, which guarantee a win. Simultaneously, a multiplier valued according to the number of winning symbols is applied to the next win involving the same symbol. The new and previous multiplier are added together on future wins on the same symbol involving a Mega Mystic Wild. The multiplier can grow as tall as the forest, reaching up to 99x.

The free spins feature is definitely where you want to be because winning symbols automatically increase the corresponding multiplier without a Mega Mystic Wild. Furthermore, free spins are played with a tumbling reels mechanic which removes and replaces winning symbols. The round continues for free until no new winning combinations are created.

While the slot may give off a calming vibe, make no mistake this game is high volatility. See for yourself!

Golden Osiris from Play’n GO

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Osiris was the Egyptian god of life, death and resurrection and the inspiration for Play’n GO’s Golden Osiris. The video slot is illustrated using Egyptian thematic images to represent symbols mounted on a stone slab and surrounded by glowing hieroglyphs and other priceless relics.

The game is a cascading and cluster pays slot designed on a 7×7 grid. The high volatility game offers a maximum jackpot of 12,000x bet. Land 5 or more identical symbols horizontally or vertically adjacent to win. These symbols are then removed, creating a cascade of new symbols. The round continues indefinitely until no winning clusters are formed.

Up to 6 wilds lie hidden underneath highlighted symbols, only surfacing when the overlaying symbol takes part in a win. It can have an attached win multiplier of 2x-5x, 7x or 10x. If more than one wild participates in a winning cluster, the applicable multiplier is equal to the highest value.

A Pyramid charger is a meter filled by winning symbols on consecutive rounds until full. A random symbol will then be chosen. All instances of this symbol transform an adjacent symbol into the same selected symbol. On the first retrigger, a 3x win multiplier applies that increases by 3 for each consecutive retrigger up until 30x.

Win 5 free spins, that can be retriggered, with a fully charged Pyramid, where the selected symbol has a high value.

Finally, you’ll find the Second Chance feature, triggered automatically with two scatters on the grid. The symbols surrounding the scatters are destroyed for the opportunity to land the third scatter needed to trigger free spins.

The riches of Osiris’ Pyramid stands towering before you. Do you dare to climb it?

Cyberslot Megaclusters from Big Time Gaming

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Representing an evolution in the Megaclusters mechanic from BTG, Cyberslot Megaclusters follows the footsteps of Star Clusters. It represents a 1980s view of the future, complete with synthwave music and neon colours.

Revive your memories of the 1980s in this 3×3 to 9×9 (reels x rows) slot. The game has a maximum payout of 23,960x bet for hard-core high volatility players.

Like many other slots from BTG, this one comes packed with features. First, the slot features a cluster pays mechanic where 5 or more identical symbols horizontally or vertically touching form a winning combination.

In the main game, one space is chosen to display 9 symbols while winning symbols split into 9 symbols. Smaller symbols involved in a win also explode, giving rise to a reaction. Reactions continue until no further cascades are possible.

The game features four wilds: regular, roaming (with progressive multiplier on first and every second reaction after that), golden roaming and rainbow roaming (on the first free spins retrigger).

12+ reactions in the base game triggers the 6 free spins feature beginning with a 9×9 playing area. Winning symbols during free spins are replaced by 4 smaller symbols. When the golden roaming wild multiplier reaches 10x, 2 free spins are added. The rainbow roaming wild is added after the first retrigger.

Are you ready to take a trip down memory lane for great possibilities?

Goblins & Gemstones from Kalamba

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Kalamba challenges players to unlock the goblin treasure vault in Goblins & Gemstones. The risks are high but so are the rewards with gold coins and gemstones awaiting the bold. Fortunately, you have three game mechanics to help in your mission.

A little-known fact is that goblins are great collectors of gold and gemstones. It explains why this fantasy-crime themed 5×4 (reels x rows) and 1,024 ways to win slot features such a huge 38,890x bet jackpot.

The slot features collectable gemstones in three colours: green, red and blue. These are used to unlock one of three possible ‘Collection Spins’ features. First, the Scatter-Split feature divides a randomly-chosen symbol into two or three to reward a scatter win. Next is the Paired Reels feature where two neighbouring reels produce the same symbols on each row after a spin. Finally, the Expand ‘n Lock feature determines a random symbol to appear stacked and locked.

Goblins & Gemstones also offers a free spins bonus game in one of three variants of your choice: 10 free spins with the Scatter-Split feature, 7 free spins with Paired Reels or 8 free spins with the Expand ‘N Lock. Add an extra spin by landing an ‘extra free spins’ symbol to keep the fun going.

If you have the mettle to steal from these goblins, the slot’s high volatility is mere child’s play. What would you do with all that treasure?

Maze Escape Megaways from Fantasma Games

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The story began long ago when King Minos of Crete, son of Europa and Zeus, would reject the gods. Their punishment was swift and merciless, sending the Minotaur to curse his house. Minos would commission Daedalus to build the great labyrinth where no man or monster could escape. Welcome to Maze Escape Megaways from Fantasma Games!

Welcome to Ancient Crete, this Greek tragedy unfolds on an up to 6×7 playing area with up to 117,649 ways and a mythology-like jackpot measuring 25,000x bet. Daedalus and son Icarus have been imprisoned within the maze so that its secrets die with them. Will you help them escape?

Using Megaways from BTG, each reel randomly holds 2-7 symbols, to determine the pay ways.

The Shifting Maze Avalanche feature moves the reels one step towards the left, starting an epic avalanche. All symbols matching the centre of the first reel become ‘Path symbols’. These become locked before being shifted to the centre to form a path. Two random blockers, i.e. locked symbols with no value, are then unlocked to trigger one of three exciting features: Guidance of Athena, Minotaur Wild or Labyrinth Free Spins.

Can Daedalus and his son find the path out of the maze, or are they doomed to fail?

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