2018 has started off with introductions of some fascinating new slots games, and the rest of the year looks like it will most certainly be very fruitful for slots fans. 
The mobile gaming industry continues to skyrocket, the graphics in slot games become increasingly sophisticated, and the players’ expectations are set much higher.
Hence the software developers have to look for newer and more innovative approaches to their game design to keep the players happy.
We’ve compiled a short list of some recent boundary-pushing slots games that are definitely worth a try.

Northern Sky by Quickspin

This is a five-reel slot game with a total of 9 pay lines. Quickspin mentioned that the game was inspired by the Scandinavian fauna, which explains the symbols they used.

The higher-paying symbols are represented by animals, such as bears, deer, foxes and so forth. Whereas the lower-paying ones are crystals that are shaped like a diamond.

Once you hit a combo, the game’s respin feature activates. This means that the winning combination will stay in place, and all of the remaining symbols will shift.
Overall, the game has a pleasing, eye-catching design and due to its respin function, is quite entertaining.

Finn and the Swirly Spin by NetEnt

Finn and the Swirly Spin, as you may have guessed, has an Irish “spin” to it. The colourful design of the game makes it very inviting and entertaining. Finn, the main character sits just by the “reels” and plays an Irish flute, while in the background you can hear some nice Irish folk music.
So what’s unique about this game? Well, it has the NetEnt-specific cluster pay technology, which makes the game even more fun. Plus, the symbols on the screen follow a spiral pattern on a five-by-five grid. Any “three in a row” is a winning combination.
Opposite to the previous game, winning icons disappear, which makes the surrounding icons shift further into the centre of the spiral. 

Castle Builder 2 by Rabcat

Castle Builder is one of those projects that have truly merged social gaming and slots. The main idea behind the game is to build castles and grow kingdoms, but you do that by spinning slots. Weird, right? But trust me, it’s a really enticing game.

The icons in the game are construction materials: bricks, granite, stone, and so forth. You’ll use them to build your castles. Once you hit a winning combo, the featured material will fill up a grid in the corner of your screen. Once you complete enough grids – the castle will be finished, and you’ll be able to move on to a different one.

A game worth giving a try. The combination of spinning slots and the feeling that you’re a part of an adventure is quite unusual. Given its interesting and novel approach, chances are we might be seeing more games that follow the same narrative in the future if the game proves to be popular with the players. 

Imperial Opera by Play N Go

Five reels, three rows and a total of twenty fixed pay lines. Imperial Opera is especially entertaining, given its complex gameplay. It features super long icon stacks, wild reels, and occasional free spin rounds, where a huge three-by-three gong will dominate the screen.

Now, let’s talk about icons. There are different high-value symbols, which are all male opera actors. The wildcard is a female actor. She can replace any symbol to generate a winning combination. The low-value symbols are cards from 10’s up to Aces.

Imperial Opera has a couple of exciting extra features. For instance, there’s “Harmony” – a combo of two or three reels that are locked to form winning symbols. Or a “Crescendo”; this is when one or even two entire reels go wild.

Well of Wonders by Thunderkick

The Well of Wonders features nine different precious stones that can be differentiated by colour. Instead of a classic three-by-three or a five-by-five grid, here you’ll find just stones floating in midair. The main idea behind the gameplay is that you need three or more similar stones on a spin.

Regarding bonuses, this game has a few interesting ones. First off, you have an infinite amount of free respins on each three-of-a-kind. And it’s absolutely free. You also get an increasing multiplier on every respin, and it can escalate from x1 to x32 in only five spins. Plus there’s a Fairy that can occasionally visit you on non-winning spins, remove the odd stones and respin, thus increasing your chances to win.

 There’s a lot to know about slots to get the best experience from playing them, including fully understanding your chances of winning, which slots offer big jackpots, and how to play in tournaments for a low outlay.

For many players though the main focus is on the entertainment itself, and of course a major part of that is in the titles themselves.

I hope you enjoyed this article and picked up on a few titles which are worth looking out for. While these games differ greatly from one another, they have a common goal – creating beautiful new experiences for the players, and changing the way we view slots in general.
If you do decide to play, then be careful with your money and good luck!

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