New Games 2018

by The Wombat on 25-Jan-18

Happy New Year! OK, we’re a bit late with this, but we’ve been busy playing all the new games that hit Wombat Towers over the past few weeks. So instead of making a bunch of resolutions that this marsupial has no intention of keeping, here’s a pick of some of our favourite slots to hit Wombat Towers. We´ve got high variance slots and low variance slots- take your pick. Now how’s that for a great start to 2018?

Blood Queen

Fancy an intensely creepy spine-chilling new game? Then you’ll love this vampire-themed slot from newbies Iron Dog Studios. The blood-thirsty release follows two main characters that show off both sides of a classic horror setup: the Van Hell who hunts vampires for a living, and the mighty undead queen who wants to bring him under her spell. And in a nice twist, these 2 also take on two sides of the Bonus feature that promises some potential big payouts.

It’s a ruddy great looking slot, and the game is set in Transylvania (of course), as the full moon builds, the Blood Queen and Van Hell battle it out on your screen while you try and scoop some wins. One of the most awesome symbols is the gargoyle; these cool little Wilds will show up in the top position of your reels, and when they do, they’ll expand down in to cover the entire reel – completing a whole bunch of new wins for you.  The Free Spins are lucrative too, and we like the choice of the 2 bonus games that are on offer. This is a must-play for horror fans (like us)!

Finn and The Swirly Spin

Now then. Finn and the Swirly Spin takes you a mystical place where you’ll encounter all sorts of madness. It’s an Irish-themed game but it’s not like anything you’ve seen before; the traditional reels, bet lines and payout mechanic have been replaced with a spiral system.

Yup, that’s right, the reels spin from the far left corner all the way until the middle. And, there’s also a glowing Free Spins key thingy that will trigger off the Bonus if it get pushed all the way along the reels to the centre. part from its unique spin mechanism the slot also offers 4 random base game features, and a further 4 glorious Free Spins features. Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

And if that wasn’t enough to get you to try it out, Finn and The Swirly Spin also looks the business. The quality of the animations are top-notch, and the 3D graphics are a mix of the Celtic and the Psychedelic. This wombat particularly liked the totally mental bit where Finn take off into a bunch of green swirly clouds once free spins are triggered.

Speaking of which, make it to the Golden Pot level Wombat Fans and it’s jackpots aplenty! Although it only gives you 2 free spins, all the spade or heart symbols will turn into the higher paying symbols by use of the Magic Transform feature. Which means lucrative payouts!

Samurai Split

You guessed it Wombat Fans, it’s another Far-East themed slot. Yes, there have a load of these of late, featuring an abundance of  cherry blossom, koi carp, geishas and fearsome Chinese dragons  but what’s different about this little gem from NextGen Gaming is its unique Split Symbol Feature.

Yes, a scary-ass warrior will appear at random after any spin, brandishing  a large sword to split one or more of your winning reel icons completely in two – giving you bigger rewards on each win. And this samurai fella isn’t mucking about with his big sword for nothing, as payouts can be multiplied by up to 32x! A winning combo with 1,2,3,4 or 5 split symbols will pay 2,4,8,16 or 32x the prize respectively. Plus, even more awesome is that the Samurai Splits are also active during to the Free Spins where only top paying icons are in play on the reels. Two words: MEGA WIN.

And it looks nice too! With misty mountains, temples and battle flags flying, NextGen have done a decent job of creating the Japan of old. We’re big fans.

Dragon Wins

Cute dragons and some hot-as-hell Free Spins, this slot from those wizards at NextGen gaming is brought to you with an unusual reel set up of 3-4-5-4-3, and a quartet of what looks like baby fire-breathing creatures – all of whom will serve you up plenty of rollocking reel action.

Because if it’s dragons you want, dragons is exactly what you will get here – as each time you win using one of the high paying symbols, you’ll fill a meter to the site of each of the coloured dragons by the side of the reels. And when they are full up, it’s time for your Free Spins. You’ll get 3 of them, plus one of the extra added features below:

  • Red Dragon –  the red dragon symbol will stick on all reels
  • Gold Dragon – all dragon symbols will change to gold dragons. And all the gem symbols can also change to gold dragons.
  • Green Dragons – all dragons become green dragons and the 3 middle reels change to dragon reels.
  • Purple Dragons – all dragons change to purple dragons which can then expand to take over an entire reel.

Plus, there’s the Bonus Features that is triggered ff my landing 3x or more of the Scatters. These generous dragons will give you the choice between the Wilds Free Games (giving you between 10 and 30 spins and with a possible all reels Wild) or the Wild Reels Free Game (where you’ll land between 5 and 10 free spins with up to 3 wild reels).

NextGen has released a pretty spectacular and exciting slot with interesting bonuses, numerous payoffs, cool design and excellent graphics, and we are very impressed with the new control panel, too, which is much much better than its clunky predecessor. It looks like there’s a new direction from NextGen, thumbs up!

That’s it for the moment, but expect more reel-spinningly awesome slots as the year progresses Wombat Fans, and as always we will be on hand to give you the lowdown on best (and most lucrative) games on offer. No need to say thanks… It’s not like this is out job or anything.