6 New Must Play Casino Games For January 2017January 8th, 2017
As usual, we look back at the new casino game releases over the last couple of weeks and tell you which games you should be playing right now.
No one can be expected to keep up with every new game release from every casino game software each month.
And whilst last month we did a part 1 of December games to play, and then Part 2 later on the month… things then quietened down somewhat.
So much so, that good new slots were hard to find, because even the game studios like to take Christmas and New Year off.
Which meant that only the big guns kept things flowing. So thank-god for IGT, WMS and Microgaming who not only gave us some interesting New Year slots to play, but means we have something to write about.
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Now that the hullabaloo has died down, we can look back on new casino games with an impartial eye and decide whether they are worth spinning.
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The big casino game studios where not the only ones who gave us new slot games; you’ve got the likes of Red Tiger Gaming who gave us Persian Fortune, and Playson who tried to make it to the list with Space Lights.
Both decent, but put side by side with the behemoth below, didn’t quite make it.
Still, if you want to check them out, they are under ‘New Games’ at Video Slots casino, and the Red Tiger Gaming slot is certainly worth taking a spin or two.
6. Huangdi The Yellow Emperors slot by Microgaming
You’ll notice there are 3 new Microgaming slots on our list this time around. We usually only like to pick one or two from each software, but Microgaming did a pretty good job of dominating the charts this week.
Probably because the competition was a little slim, but let’s not take away their victory this January 2017.
And they start with the Huangdi slot, set in an ancient Chinese battle by a famous emperor most of us won’t recognise.
It doesn’t matter anyway, this is just a vaguely generic Asian themed game, but as it’s Microgaming it still packs some pretty decent graphics and animations.
A copy of the Ariana underwater slot, the true excitement comes with the fact that any of the symbols on the reels can expand to cover the reels, giving you some pretty wild wins; especially during the free spins.
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5. Life of Riches hides 8,000 times your bet
This is the one truly original new casino game slot by Microgaming this month, and we have to admit that there’s some impressive numbers hiding here.
The theme; one of luxury and travel, is nothing new and has been done better before by the likes of NetEntertainment studios, certainly.
But, as the title reveals, there’s true Riches in this Life of Riches slot game, especially if you hit several multipliers in the free spins.
Because not only do the bonus games come with a 2x multiplier, but the wild’s multiplier increases from 2x to 4x – creating a potential explosion of wins.
A fairly traditional Microgaming casino game, with scatters, wilds and free spins, but one that packs a punch.
4. The wild Manic Millions by NextGen Gaming
We have to say that we’re a little disappointed from NextGen Gaming. They’d been on a roll for a few month, topping our charts with some incredible releases in 2016 with the likes of WolfPack Pays and the Justice League.
That said, fourth place isn’t bad, considering the Manic Millions slot is simple, but with a cracking theme.
Taking a mad scientific, add a Frankenstein-esque Igor, and lots of scatters and wilds and what do you get? A winning slot combination.
Ultimately, this 25 payline slot game is fun because the animations and theme is fun.
The game play is fairly simple, easy-playing fare, with only one feature: Igor can come in an add extra wilds and scatters on screen after any spin.
Not revolutionary, but fun none-the-less, with a few decent wins.
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3. One for the experts: Cluedo Spinning Detectives slot
A Bally slot, this Cluedo casino game can easily confuse beginners. Mostly because it has a total of 7 bonus features, and 6 different sets of reels.
So this is a tricky one by all means. Does it deserve to be so high up the list if it’s not easily playable by everyone? Yes it does.
The Cluedo Spinning Detective may take a few spins to get your head around, but ounce all the features click into place, you’ll wish all other slots had as much energy.
Granted, if you’re a fan of simple games, perhaps you are better off looking somewhere else. But if you want to experience every possible variation of slot bonus games that there is, this is a must play slot.
2. IGT make almost make it to the top with Golden Jungle
IGT haven’t made it this high on the list in a while actually, and most of you will be surprised it’s with such an unassuming slot as Golden Jungle.
At first it looks like so many animal IGT slots out there; ones like Prowling Panther, Siberian Storm or Cats.
And sure, it has that look about it; but then it’s a popular theme that works well for this software, especially at land-based casinos, so why change?
It’s a beautiful theme and Golden Jungle is off with a great start thanks to wild tiger symbols that stand 2 symbol high.
You then have 2 different types of free spins; either 4 free spins with 1 reel totally wild at any point during the base game, or the free spins triggered with the scatters.
Those last ones can give you up to 75 free spins with up to 3 reels wild. Now you know why this slot is called ‘Golden Jungle’.
1. The Immortal Romance mobile slot is finally here
Yeah, this feels like a cheat. After all, we’ve had the Immortal Romance slot hanging around for years at Microgaming online casinos worldwide.
But you know what? We don’t care. We’ve been begging Microgaming to get this game on mobile casinos ever since they managed to put Thunderstruck II on mobile, so why not Immortal Romance?
With a gorgeous storyline, full of mystery, vampires and mysticism, you’ll find that the more you play, the more you open up the features in this slot.
Truly interactive and with 243 ways to win, this one of the best Microgaming casino games of all times, it’s one worth re-discovering this January 2017.
It’s currently exclusively on mobile at Casumo casino, and will be released at other casinos come January 18th.
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