Slots are among the most popular online casino games and that is why they form the largest number of games in the portfolio of every online casino software provider. And that means every one of them, except those few that are focused solely on live dealer games.
The fact that there are so many software providers and that slots form the biggest number of games leads to one interesting statistic: different software providers are releasing new slots at any given point in time. Big companies like Microgaming and NetEnt have a policy of releasing new games every month.
That being said, it is only natural to assume that there must have been a number of slots released during the summer of this year, i.e. 2017. So which are the best new slot releases for the summer of this year?
We list out some of the top slots released during the summer of 2017, along with a brief description of what they are about.
Summer 2017 Slot Releases by NetEnt
NetEnt is one of the leaders when it comes to online casino software. This software provider is driven by innovation and that is apparent in each and every one of its games, be it slots or table games, or any other game category. This is a company that regularly releases new slots and other games, and the summer of 2017 has been no different. The following are some of the hot releases from NetEnt during this summer.
The butterfly is the quintessential symbol of metamorphosis. Its transformation is symbolic of many philosophical aspects of life around us. That metamorphosis can be seen in many instances in Butterfly Staxx, a brand new slot from NetEnt. The game has 5 reels and 40 paylines and the coin size ranges between 0.01 and 2.00.
You can bet a maximum of 10 coins at a time. The wild symbol substitutes all symbols except the scatter and appears in the main game as well as in re-spins. The different bonus features available in this unique game include re-spins and Butterfly Spins.
One of the latest slots from NetEnt is the supercool Emojiplanet slot. This is a game themed on that one element that has permeated all aspects of our life on social media – the emoji. The main symbols in this game are, of course, the emojis. This is effectively a 6-reel video slot with the symbols arranged in 5 rows.
The Cluster Pay mechanism is in operation to give you loads of wins. There are up to 10 bet levels, with a maximum of 20 coins per level.
The game has numerous interesting features to give you wins. A major feature in the game that helps you pick up wins is the AvalancheTM Feature. There are 5 other Emoji features: the Bomb Feature, Pizza Feature, Kiss Mark Feature, Rocket Feature, and also the Two Hearts Feature. As one of the newest slots from NetEnt, it was released for play on mobile devices first.
Copy Cats is a cat-inspired slot from NetEnt that is very new. It has 5 reels and 25 paylines and cats and cat-related items form a majority of the graphics and symbols in this slot: a mouse, fish bones, paw prints, and more. A golden cat is the wild symbol and there are 3 other cat symbols of significance: a red cat, blue cat, and pink cat. The coin size varies between 0.01 and 0.5 and there are 10 bet levels, with a wager of 10 coins per bet level.
The different features in this exciting game include the Copy Cat feature, which is triggered when you land a stack of one of the cat symbols or a stack of the wild symbol on the first reel. Another bonus feature is the Free Spins feature, triggered by landing 3 bonus symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5. When this happens you get 10 free spins that can be re-triggered.
Summer 2017 Releases by Microgaming
The following are some of the slots released by Microgaming during the summer of 2017.
There are a number of fantasy themed slots that Microgaming has launched over the years, and the most recent one is Forbidden Throne. This 5-reel slot with 40 paylines has a range of exciting symbols, including phoenixes, unicorns, and more. The major characters in the game are the Priestess, the Unicorn, the Knight, the Castle, and the Phoenix; they form the unique wild reels, while the wild symbol is the game logo and it replaces all symbols except the scatter.
Landing a minimum of 3 scatter symbols triggers the free spins bonus round; you can get up to 30 free spins depending on the number of scatter symbols landed. The coin size ranges from $0.01 to $0.50 and you can play a maximum of 10 coins per spin. This is a simple and straight-up fun game that is available for both desktop and mobile devices.
This is another brand new slot from Microgaming that has 5 reels and gives you 720 different ways in which to pick up wins. The game is simple and fun and available for play on a computer or laptop as well as mobile devices. The name tells you what the game is about: it is themed straight from the world of bees and their honeycombs; the reels are in fact shaped in the form of a honeycomb.
The symbols are all from the world of bees and honey – different kinds of bees, honey combs, honey jars, cereals with honey flavor, and more. There are also bonus symbols and scatter symbols and the Pollen Party symbol. Landing a minimum of 3 scatter symbols triggers the Babee Bonus, and you can win a maximum of 110,000 coins in this game. This is definitely not one of the high end, fancy, adventure epic kind of slots that Microgaming is known for; but that is what works for it – its simplicity is its greatest attraction.
Summer 2017 Releases from Other Software Providers
A number of other casino software providers have launched new games during the summer of 2017. We list a few of these games for you below.
Wins of Fortune
This is a brand new slot from Quickspin that is themed on the Orient. Quickspin is known for its expertise in slots and that expertise shines through in this one. Wins of Fortune has 5 reels and 259 paylines. Different cool features in this game include a re-spin feature that is activated each time you win, with expanding reels and an exciting Super Re-spin feature. This feature is triggered when you have had four consecutive re-spins.
This is a fantastic new slot from Play ‘N Go that has a Norse and Viking theme, as the name suggests. Released in April 2017, the game is played on a 7×7 grid and there is a meter that gets charged each time you win.
A full charge gives you access to the 4 Charge of Destruction features:
- Fury of Fenrir
- Judgement of Jörmungand
- Scorching of Surtr
- Lure of Loki
There are cascading reels full of symbols from the Viking times. Features include the Ragnarök feature and the Runes of Valhalla bonus. There are 4 Gods in the game and you can trigger one of the four God-related features:
- God of Thunder
- God of Beauty
- God of Beauty
- God of Guarding