If you’re looking for some stand-out titles to play today, then our “New Slots to Play” roundups may be the guide for you. We’re huge gamers here at Bigwinboard and we test out nearly every single online slot that hits the market coming from the biggest names in the industry, to the smallest and most obscure game studios that you’ve probably never heard of.
The games listed here are not necessarily all top scoring titles when you put things in perspective, but they’re all stand out slots for one reason or another and ones that you might want to consider giving a go. Alrighty then, buckle up and let’s get this ride going to see what the game studios have been up to.
Twisted Sister (Play’n GO)
As a reviewer, you sometimes have to take a step back and not allow yourself to get too carried away by things such as nostalgia. Having grown up listening to Twisted Sister, we constantly had to keep our foot on the brake whilst speeding down memory lane, headbanging to some of the greatest rock tunes in history. Admittedly, even as a fan of the band it does get a little bit tiring listening to “I Wanna Rock” on repeat after a few hours, but the game itself is no let down if you’re a fan of Play’n GO‘s grid slots.
At its core, the Twisted Sister slot doesn’t stand out an awful lot from the rest of the grid slot lineup. The action takes place on a 6 by 6 grid layout on which you need to land matching clusters of 5 symbols or more for a winner. As typically is the case, there’s a meter involved. In this case, it’s represented by the angry dad from the “We’re Not Gonna Take It” music video. Fill the meter, and it’s off to the free spins round where wins of up to 4,500 times your stake are possible (at least on paper).
Twisted Sister is a whole lot less volatile than most other slots from Play’n GO and it’s honestly hard to imagine winning more than even 500x here. So from that perspective, it doesn’t really feel like a game where you’ll ever be able to walk away with any big hits. It might sound like we’re being a bit negative here, but it’s actually a decent slot. If you’re ok with the music, it can definitely offer some entertainment. For fans of the band, it’s a must try. Another good reason to try it out is our exclusive Twisted Sister competition that we’re currently running. Check it out!
IO (ELK Studios)
Looking for something more relaxing and less in-your-face? Then travel to IO with ELK Studios. Remember their Cygnus slot and that cool magnetic gravity mechanic? They’ve found use for it again in IO although, to be honest, not a whole lot has changed since Cygnus.
Reels, rows, paylines, volatility, and potential have all been recycled. RTP, meanwhile, has been lowered by 0.10% for some reason. Whilst the theme has changed, ELK has decided to take the safe approach which, well, makes it a bit underwhelming. It’s still a good game, no doubt about that, but for a company that is involved in an industry that basically ask of players to take a risk, maybe they should too? Not trying to be clever here, but you probably get the point.
Anyways, IO is a game that is both visually arresting and heavy on atmosphere. Here you get a great view of Jupiter from the Captain’s seat as it appears before you, slowly spinning like a giant disco ball to the beat of the electro music. The vibe is good, a nice game to wind down to after a hard day of work, but please ELK – audere est facere.
Mega Flip (Relax Gaming)
Feeling a bit conservative? Don’t mind a few clichés here and there? Mega Flip from Relax Gaming is full of them – from the land-based casino elevator music to the generic imagery. Some go yawn, others go yeehaw. In all fairness though, Mega Flip is so much more than what first meets the eye (and ears). It obviously tries to benefit from the recognition factor that iconic games like Twin Spin are utilizing, but can definitely get you hooked even if you’re not typically a fan of this genre.
Just like in the case of IO, there’s a feelgood vibe going on here that makes it hard to put down. Not only that, the features are interesting and the mathematical model is not too shabby either. Built using 18 individual reels sitting in a 2-2-3-3-4-4 formation, this highly volatile slot can dish out wins of up to 5,495 times your stake during the free spins where the reels are flipped to help increase the hit rate. Mega Flip won’t ever become as iconic as, say, Twin Spin, it’s too late to the party for that. Nevertheless, it’s a solid release well worth a try.
Aztec Spins (Red Tiger)
Red Tiger has some mighty interesting things brewing we’ve been informed by our very own Central Slots Intelligence Agency (CSIA). Before that, however, some less exciting stuff will have to suffice. Aztec Spins, that is the name of an Aztec theme slot from the mysterious Red Tiger partner R7.
This is a game that is so typically Red Tiger that you’ll question whether you’re experiencing a case of déjà vu, or if you’ve accidentally launched an old slot. The sounds it makes, the visuals, the counting of the paylines when you land a winner, the teasing features – it does get a bit old. The target audience might be happy with it, but we’re sure some would love to see Red Tiger break free from its creative chains more often.
This filler of a slot comes built with 6 reels, 4 rows and 30 paylines (ugh, not the most exciting set up), along with a slightly below average RTP of 95.71% and medium to high variance. Central to the action here is the Aztec Wheel which comes into play when the 2×2 Aztec Wheel symbol appears on reels 3 and 4. When activated, it awards one of several features, including free spins. Get on a roll, and you can potentially pocket wins of up to 4,983 times your stake.