There’s plenty of variety on offer from this week’s latest round of slot releases which include Roman warriors, Himalayan spirit guides, mystical English royalty and fire-breathing dragons.
Gladiators Go Wild – iSoftBet
First, we’ll look at Gladiators Go Wild which is played using an unusual 6 reel, 10 payline, win both ways game engine. Created by iSoftBet, it comes with comic book design and some unorthodox extras. You won’t find any traditional bonus features here. The pace gallops along at a pretty good lick though thanks to the 4 higher paying gladiator symbols.
Land a full stack of 1 of these and it turns into a stacked wild and locks in position for the spin that follows in the Gladiator Wilds feature. Land another stacked gladiator on that spin and the process is repeated. Landing multiple stacked wilds can give you wins of up to 800 times your stake on each spin. For an unusual take on the classic Roman theme, Gladiators Go Wild delivers rather nicely.
Chi – ELK Studios
Next up is Chi, where a couple of Himalayan spirit guides steer you on your quest for riches. Superbly designed as usual for an ELK Studios-powered slot, it’s played using a 5 reel, 27 payline, win both ways game engine. Hope to see the totems align which can bring the spirit guides into play and with them between 2 and 6 extra wilds or multipliers that can reach 5x.
There’s also a Free Spins feature that can award unlimited free spins. You’ll also have the chance to land sticky wilds here as well as hitting multipliers of between 2x and 5x. There’s also a Stairway to Fortune Bonus Game feature where reaching the summit can deliver awards of up to 12,500 times your stake. If you like high variance action, then this is the one to pick as Chi is a super volatile slot.
Lady of Avalon – Barcrest
Historical fantasy is the theme on offer in Lady of Avalon, a straightforward 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Barcrest. Look out for the magical wizard who can conjure up payouts of 500 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline.
Trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature and you’ll receive 10 free spins complete with a special expanding symbol that fills the whole of the reel whenever it hits. There are also unlimited retriggers. Barcrest has kept things simple here. That’s true of both the design and the features. There’s nothing especially exotic but the Lady of Avalon can deliver some simple but satisfying action – and wins of up to 5,000 times your stake on each spin!
Elemental Dragons – Novomatic
The last of the new quartet is Elemental Dragons, a volatile 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Novomatic. Slots from the Austrian developer are often rather stripped back but they’ve packed plenty of variety into this new release. Keep a special eye out for the Dragon Wilds which randomly appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 to trigger a respin with sticky wilds, wilds that upgrade to scatters or wild reels.
In the base game you could benefit from the Power Reels Bonus feature. Dragons slide down the reels to drop extra wilds into play. There’s also a Sticky Wild Dragon Free Spins feature that awards up to 31 free spins where stacked wilds can come into play and shift their way across the reels. Volatile as usual for a Novomatic game, Elemental Dragons is an enjoyable take on what has been one of the most popular themes of 2019.
Gladiators Go Wild, Chi, Lady of Avalon and Elemental Dragons are out now – check out other new games like Microgaming’s Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs, NextGen Gaming’s Medusa MegaWays and NetEnt’s Dead or Alive II in the Online Slots section.