You’d be hard pressed to find 4 more diverse themes than Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival, Norse myth and legend, Asian ninja warriors and old school fruit machines. All 4 are on offer in this week’s latest slot releases – Fortunes of the Dead, Viking Gods: Thor & Loki, Empress of the Jade Sword and Jackpot Bells.
Fortunes of the Dead – Side City Studios/NextGen Gaming
With Halloween just around the corner now is a great time to give Fortunes of the Dead a spin. Created by Side City Studios and NextGen Gaming, it’s a 50 payline game that’s based on the Día de Los Muertos fiesta. Boasting garish visuals, it comes with re-spins with 4 guaranteed extra added wilds, a pick me round and a free spins feature.
1 sticky wild is added on each of your 5 free spins to give your winning chances a real boost. With its ghoulish design and fast-paced play, this offers something a little different if you’re a horror slot fan.
Viking Gods: Thor & Loki – Playson
From the heat of central America head to the frozen wilds of Scandinavia in Viking Gods: Thor & Loki. Created by Playson, this superbly designed myth and legend-themed game comes with 2 cracking feature rounds, both of which award 10 free spins.
In both, you have to collect crystals which will send you along a trail and award more free spins or expanding wilds. Look out too for the extra 2 or 4 wilds that can hit whenever Thor or Loki land on the middle reel.
Jackpot Bells – Playtech
When we saw a slot called Jackpot Bells we feared it would an unseasonally early Christmas-themed offering. Instead, it’s a super simple fruit machine re-boot from Playtech. This 5 payline game offers little in the way of extras but you can still win big in the base game.
A full complement of 5 lucky 7 symbols for example, will get you a payout of some 300 times your stake. The only extra on offer in Jackpot Bells is a progressive jackpot which is triggered by landing a fully stacked wild on all 5 reels.
Empress of the Jade Sword – Microgaming
Powered by Bla Bla Bla Studios and Microgaming, Empress of the Jade Sword is a 5 reel, 20 payline ninja themed game. It comes with a wild that remains sticky for a free spin and can turn adjacent symbols into wilds too.
There’s a simple pick me style game but the main attraction is the Free Spins feature where up to 40 free spins are on offer – the 3 highest value symbols appear 3 high for bigger wins.