Best New Slots for January 2019
January offers a fresh start for everyone and everyone would like to begin the New Year in the best possible way. If you thought that there would be plenty of time to rest after so many parties and festivities in December, we can tell you this instance that you are wrong, because there will be plenty to do starting from 1st January.
New pokies are coming your way and everybody will certainly find their personal favourite among these action-packed, visually impressive video slots. Whether you are into Martians invading planet earth, completing different steps and levels for massive wins, exploring fantasy kingdoms and making alliances with warriors, mages and hunters, taking advantage of various special features involving jackpots and cash prizes or visiting the traditional China, you can find it all among the best new slots for January 2019.
Blueprint Gaming dedicated their latest video slot to Jim Burton’s comic science fiction film. Prepare yourselves for an alien invasion in Mars Attacks!, a five-reel, three-row video slot that benefits from 20 fixed paylines that pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Playable between $0.10 and $500, the Blueprint Gaming title is visually impressive and the only thing missing is Jack Nicholson as president Dale. Martians are here, of course, and their Laser Guns will be used to conquer our beloved planet. Since we started talking about the symbols populating the reels, lets’ mention the Logo, which is the symbol that pays the most, the Human Skull that acts as a Wild and substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus Scatter, Martians on TV and the Eye. Rest of the regular symbols are playing cards.
Three Scatters will trigger the Mars Attacks! Bonus. Once the feature starts, gamers will be taken to pick a zone on the map where the next alien invasion will begin and get one of five bonus rounds on the offer. The Spy Hunter is a cash picking bonus, as well as the We Come in Peace feature, where punters get improved wins. If you trigger the D.N.A. Analysis, they will get 5 free spins on a 5×4 reel grid with expanding Wilds, where Wilds grow one cell up after each consecutive spin. In Martian Takeover, gamers will be treated with 10 freebies that come with roaming Wilds. Finally, there is the Final Stand free spins, where the battle between humans and aliens begins. Special Human symbols appear on reel 2 and they add win multipliers, while Martians appear on reel 4 and eliminate symbols. The goal is to fill either the Human or the Alien progress bar and the bar that is filled first wins and ends the feature. If Humans win, players are rewarded with a special Big Money boost.
As you may see for yourselves, there is plenty of action waiting for you in the Blueprint Gaming title, but that is not all, because there will be lots of opportunities to win big. Mars Attacks!’s RTP is 96.44%.
In the beginning of the New Year NetEnt will greet you with their rather interesting release, called Turn Your Fortune, where players use the keys and collectable symbols to move through different steps and levels and reach the maximum possible payout of 2,000 times the stake. Playable from $0.20 per spin, the five-reel, four-row video slot benefits from 40 fixed paylines and offers two special features – Fortune Re-spins and the Free Spins feature. As for the symbols populating the reels, apart from playing cards, there will be Lions, Howls, Turtles, Koi Carps and Snails. The Peacock is the Scatter that triggers features, while the Butterfly is the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols.
The rules of the game may seem a bit complicated in the beginning, but everything will be very clear after a couple of spins. The base game is pretty standard, you land winning combinations on paylines, but the fun starts once you trigger one of the two special features on the offer. The golden Barrel on the left side will definitely catch your attention and it is crucial for both features on the offer. Land two Peacock Scatters on the reels alongside a win and you will trigger the Fortune Re-spins feature. The winning symbol becomes the collectable symbol and you get free re-spins. The golden Barrel will then reveal your current level and step and your task is to collect up to 20 collectable symbols and gather as many keys (they appear only on reel 5 during the feature) to boost the level and get the biggest payout. Re-spins end when no more collectable symbols appear, or if you have reached the maximum possible payout of 200 times the bet. Trigger free spins with three Peacocks on the reels and you will get between 7 and 13 freebies. The starting Fortune Wins level is randomly decided, as well as the collectable symbol. Just like in re-spins, gamers collect symbols to get from step 1 to step 5 and also collect Keys on reel 5 to get from the starting level up to level 5. Additional Scatters will secure extra spins. Try to reach step 5 in level 5 to win a total of 2,000 times the stake.
The next video slot we are about to present will take you to a fantasy kingdom of swords, sorcery and massive wins. Immortal Guild is Push Gaming’s five-reel, five-row video slot that benefits from 1,024 ways to win and offers a maximum possible payout of 20,000 times the bet. Visually impressive, the Push Gaming title is packed with action, excitement and rewarding additional features. The main characters that populate the reels are the Warrior, Mage and the Hunter, which are used as Special Symbols that trigger the Collapsing Reels feature. Also, there is the Free Spins feature with Lion Wilds.
Apart from the mighty Warrior, the powerful Mage and the ruthless Hunter, there are Swords, Amulets, Crossbows and four coins among regular symbols. The Blue Scatter triggers the Free Spins feature, where gamers can find the Lion Wild. Playable from $0.25 per spin, the Immortal Guild video slot offers a pretty standard gameplay, the only exception is the Collapsing Reels feature, triggered once two or more Special Symbols land on top of each other. Mage, Warrior and Hunter are the Special Symbols. The triggering symbol will then land on the lowest matching symbol, creating a multiplier along the way. For example, if three matching Special Symbols land on each other, they will come down to the lowest one and offer a 3x multiplier. A respin is then performed, with Special Symbols locked on their place. If more matching Special Symbols land, respins continue.
The Free Spins feature is triggered once three Scatters appear on the reels. Spinners will be rewarded with 7 free spins during which the Collapsing Reels feature is active. This time, matching Special Symbols land on each other and turn into Lion Wilds, which carry a corresponding multiplier for massive wins. Land extra Scatters during the feature to get more freebies.
If you are a fan of fantasy and video slots with similar topics, we are positive that you will enjoy your stay in the enchanted forest, where the reels of the Immortal Guild are placed. The game’s RTP is 96.55%.
The Ruby is iSoftBet’s latest video slot that will see the light of day in the first month of the New Year. Many players may think that the five-reel, three-row video slot is actually a classic fruit machine, due to its overall appearance, but believe us when we tell you that it will attract an army of action junkies, since it offers random features, three jackpots, instant wins and the inevitable Free Spins feature.
The iSoftBet title uses a standard 5×3 reel grid and benefits from 30 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. You will need at least three matching symbols on a payline to start winning payouts. Symbols that populate the reels will remind you of an old-school slot machine, because there will be Rubies, Lucky Sevens, Bells, Bars, Cherries Dollar sings and Money Bags. There is also the Wild symbol that is used as a substitute for all symbols except the Bonus Scatter, which triggers the Bonus Feature.
Once you land three Bonus Scatters on the reels, you will start the Bonus feature. Here you can spin the wheel and win one of three jackpots – Ruby, Topaz and Cherry, get up to 100 times the bet, or trigger the Free Spins feature and also get 5 times the bet. If the wheel lands on the Free Spins feature, gamers will be rewarded with 10 freebies. Here, the Ruby Logo appears and acts as a Wild and it can become a Sticky Wild, remaining locked on its position until the end of the feature, become an expanded Sticky Wild, which is even better, or award punters with 10x the bet. Last, but not the least is the Ruby on Fire feature, triggered randomly during base game, where reels 1, 3 and 5 become Wild reels, while standard Wilds may land on the remaining two reels for massive wins.
The Ruby’s RTP is 97.5%, so expect regular wins. Also, with three jackpots on the offer, which may reward you with 833.34 times your total stake (Ruby Jackpot), 333.34 times your total stake(Topaz Jackpot) and 166.67 times your total stake (Cherry Jackpot), along with instant cash prizes, gamers can really win big while playing the iSoftBet latest release.
The final video slot we will present in this text is taking us to the mystical Orient, the home the mystical Phoenix and the fire-breathing Dragon. Ways of the Phoenix will present the never-ending battle between these two mythological creatures during which gamers can benefit from up to 3,125 ways to win and pocket up to 62,500 times the stake. Trigger the Rising Kingdom to increase ways to win or start the Free Spins feature to get unlimited freebies with expanding reels.
The Playtech title features five reel and five rows, but not all rows will be completely open once you start spinning the reels. You start off with 45 ways to win and a 1-3-5-3-1 reel formation, which can be expanded to the full 5×5 reel grid if you manage to land successive wins, but more about that later. Gamers can bet as low as $0.25 and as high as $100 per single spin. Since this is an Asian-themed video slot, there will be plenty of familiar symbols on the reels. We mentioned the Phoenix and the Dragon are the two main characters of the story and we can also say that these two symbols pay the most. A Pearl held by a dragon claw is the Wild that substitutes for all symbols, while the Scatter triggers the Free Spins feature. Drums, Scrolls, Coins and five different valuable gemstones represent the rest of the regular symbols.
The Rising Kingdom feature will allow you to expand the reels and get more ways to win. Players start with 45 ways to win and with each consecutive win, reels are expanded and gamers can get 135 to 405 to 675 to 1,125 and finally 3,125 ways to win, once the reel grid reaches its maximum (5×5). Once you land a non-winning spin, the reels reduce to the starting formation. When talking about the Free Spins feature, it is triggered when 3, 4 or 5 Scatters are landed, awarding you with 8, 20 or 50 freebies and a corresponding instant win, depending on the number of Scatters landed. For every 2 extra Scatters landed during the feature, punters get 2 additional free spins. In free spins every win will expand the reel grid, but it will not shrink after a non-winning spin, increasing your chances for huge wins.
Ways of the Phoenix’s RTP is 95.99% and, when it comes to maximum payouts, you should look for the Phoenix, because it will reward you the most, 500 coins for five of a kind. The Dragon is not that generous, offering 300 coins for the maximum combination. Try to expand the reel grid to the max in order to increase your chances for massive wins in the Playtech title.