As testament to how popular online slot games are, you just have to look at how many new slots are released by a multitude of top-rated online gambling software developers every month. This year alone so far hundreds of new, exciting and lucrative slot games have debuted in online casinos accessible to players all over the world.
While there are too many to list here, we’ve taken the liberty of showcasing what we consider to be the 3 best slot offerings of the year so far. What’s great about these new slot releases is that most of them are available to play in real money and practice play mode, which means you can try them out 100% for free – no obligation.
Whether you prefer to just play free slots or you’re after the biggest real money paydays around, each the biggest slot launches listed below can accommodate you.
1. Sticky Bandits: Wild Return (Quickspin)
Stick em up! Get your six shooters ready as you prepare to ride out West and join a crew of hardened bandits. Designed and developed by Quickspin, a casino game developer famous for producing slot games with high quality graphics and compelling features, Sticky Bandits: Wild Return is the long-awaited sequel to 2017’s Sticky Bandits.
In this version you can look forward to 5 reels, 3 rows and 40 pay lines of slots action, where the bandits rule the roost. They consist of an old experienced bandit who knows his way around a six shooter, a young gun who cannot miss with a rifle, and the leader of the pack, the young cigar-toting young lady with her pair of gold six shooters.
Together they form a larger than life band of wild things that can yield you riches if you land them across your reels. All three of these bandits can appear on the reels as single symbols or expand to two or three times their size. Plus, as Sticky Wilds they stay put for your next and subsequent spins so as to ramp up your winnings even more.
And the features don’t end there as this slot also has a mini-game that can trigger in the main game and reward you with as much as 500 times your bet. The Skull symbol is the Scatter. Land three of these anywhere across your reels and you’ll trigger 7 free spins so you can just sit back and watch the game spin and win without paying a cent.
During free spins, bandit symbols can fire a random shot and whatever symbol they hit will turn into another symbol that can help you make a winning combination and boost your winnings even more. And if a random shot happens to hit one of those oversized bandit symbols mentioned above, the whole thing turns into a sticky wild.
Then there’s the game’s Quick Slot Bonus feature. This is a top addition to the franchise. It’s activated whenever you land a Quick Slot symbol on reel number 5. You’ll either be awarded one, two or three free spins on the Quick Slot Machine, where you stand to win as much as 500 times your bet on every spin – if you’re particularly lucky.
All in all Sticky Bandits: Wild Return is crazy good and because it accepts a multitude of coin and bet sizes it’s ideal for online slot fans with small and big budgets.
2. Piñata Bucks (Lightning Box)
Piñata Bucks slot from up and coming online casino software firm Lightening Box is not loaded with toys or sweets, but entertaining and high paying features that can help line your wallet nicely. Over and above its bright dayglow colours inspired by its Mexican street party theme, what makes this slot so enticing is its unique reel layout.
Instead of the usual 5 reel, 3 row, 20-odd pay line platform of most modern video slots, this game has 8 reels separated into 3 rows, 4 rows and 3 rows, and has 1296 ways to win. Mixed in with symbols reminiscent of Mexico such as cactus plants, desert sunsets, dancers, Mariachi players, lizards and tequila, is the colourful donkey piñata.
Not only is this piñata symbol the hero of the slot, but it’s also the symbol around which all of the action of this game takes place. For instance, land 6 or more of these Piñatas and you’ll be awarded 5 free spins on a new, larger grid. During your free spins the Lock Spins feature comes into play where any blue Piñata symbols are locked on the reels.
Blue Piñata symbols that are locked next to each other can form even bigger squares (4×4). Once your free spins are used up, your ‘frozen’ blue Piñatas are smashed to reveal their respective cash prizes which are added to your balance. For instance, a 4×4 piñata block could pay you out as much as 500 times your bet size for that particular spin.
Another great feature of this 2019 online slot game is its four progressive jackpots – the Mini, the Minor, the Major and the Grand. And with a bet size that ranges from 10c up to $50, this exhilarating slot is accessible to all level of players regardless of budget. Play the maximum bet, however, and you could win almost 110,000 times your bet.
3. Vampires vs Wolves (Pragmatic Play)
There is little doubt that this brand new video slot from Pragmatic Play is targeted at players who grew up reading / watching the Twilight book / film series, among others.
This 5 reel, 3 row and 10 pay line offering is one of the latest slots to exploit society’s love for the supernatural world of Werewolves and Vampires. The game’s graphics are engaging and easy on the eye, just as its soundtrack is easy on the ear.
The game’s symbols comprise a white-haired, a purple-haired and a female Vampire, as well as a black-haired, a brown-haired and a female Werewolf. (To tell them apart, the Vampire symbols have red borders while the Werewolves have blue borders). Together they’ll help you make winning combinations and boost your game balance.
The most important symbols in the game are the Wild symbol and the Scatter symbols which is the wolf and the castle. Land either of the Scatters on reel 1 and 5 in the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins Feature. As part of this feature you must choose one of the two free spins options – either 14 Wolf or 8 Vampire free spins.
With the Vampire option, all the vampires act as sticky wilds during the free spins. With the Werewolf option all the Werewolves turn into high-paying Wild symbols, so you’ll have more wilds than the regular or base game during your free spins. The maximum payout of this game is 1,000 times your bet, which is more than worthwhile.
Other 2019 Released Online Slot Games
Other slots released this year we feel deserve a mention (along with their respective vendors) include The Great Chicken Escape (Pragmatic Play), Bonus Train Bandits (Ash Gaming), The Battle Dwarf (Golden Hero), Tsai Shens Gift (Playtech) and Genie Jackpots Cave of Wonders (Blueprint).