If there is one thing we know about slot games, it’s that there is always something new to try. There has never been a better time to get involved in slots, especially online – and with new games being released pretty regularly, it is almost a guarantee you will find a slot game that suits you.
Of course, some people love to play the classics. There is a reason that slot games like Fishin’ Frenzy are still popular even decades after they were released, and it could be that some of these new games are just going to be a flash in the pan – but you won’t know if you like them until you try them.
But, before we get into these new games, let’s look at what makes a great slot game.
What Is A Slot Game?
Slot machines have been around for more than 100 years, with the first version created by Charles Fey, a mechanic from San Francisco, back in 1894. Since then, of course, they have grown, developed, and changed thanks to technological advancements.
Press a button, the reels spin, and symbols line up. If the right symbols line up in the right place, you win – as simple as that. Of course, free spins, multipliers, wilds, and scatter symbols can make this more complicated, but the basics remain the same. You can usually change your stake per spin to help manage your bankroll.
Slots are random – even when it doesn’t seem that way. Modern slot machines, and the games you play online, all use Random Number Generation (RNG) algorithms to ensure true randomness, based off the RTP (Return To Player) rate. The RTP rate shows how much of a 100-unit stake gets returned to a player, and what remains represents the house edge.
Slot games can have as many themes as there are themes available. Everything from sports teams, movies, TV shows, music, hobbies, and mythology all get a look in, so there is something to suit every player in terms of what the game is about and how it is designed – so which of the five games below interest you?
New Slots For 2023
Wild Link Riches
Created by Games Global and SpinPlay Games, this deceptively simple five-reel, three row, 20 payline game takes after Rainbow Riches and the like with an Irish theme. You’ll find symbols like wishing wells and rainbows as part of the design, but it is the high volatility, multipliers, and free spin features that you will probably enjoy the most.
Wild Link Riches has a 96.43% RTP rate, which is around average for these type of slots – but the 5,000x stake top prize is something that everyone will want to play for.
Sometimes you just need a cute, serene game to play – and this one from Play’n GO definitely fits the bill. Set in a dreamy farmscape with fluttering butterflies and falling leaves, the main characters of the game are an adorable fox and pig duo. Symbols used on the reels include typical rustic images – and bacon, of course.
This game offers a 96.20% RTP rate with medium volatility, so it might be a good choice for you if you aren’t into high-risk gaming. That doesn’t mean you can’t win big – with the right multipliers you could be look at returns of 4,000x your stake!
NoLimit City have created this five-reel slot with 243 paylines against a Wild West desert landscape. Alongside the typical Western symbols on the reels, you can also nod along to the rock=infused Western soundtrack – but don’t let that deter you from the fact that this slot is described as having ‘extreme’ volatility. It’s high risk, but with potential jackpot payouts of 52,310x your stake, it might be worth it.
Scroll Of Seth
Based on the ever-popular Ancient Egyptian theme, Play’n GO have designed another instant classic. This looks on first glance to be a simple set up – five reels and three rows, but there are actually 50 paylines in the game. You will see the usual Egyptian symbols as well as scrolls – and Seth – in this high volatility game that could pay out up to 5,000 your stake. The 96.31% RTP rate is about average for this type of game, so it’s worth a go.
And now for something completely different. Hacksaw Gaming have come up with this liminal space idea of a vending machine at night, with an anime woman and a cat looking longingly into a vending machine. While the ambience might be relaxing, the gameplay is anything but – you’ve got cascading reels, wilds, multipliers, and free spins ready to help you get to that maximum payout of 5,000x your stake. Enjoy the serene Asian soundscape as you watch the reels spin on your favourite vending machine treats.