We’re already a week into August and there have been some exciting games released so far this month, with many more on the way. However, July was an even bigger month for the slot machine industry, with all of the biggest names pushing out their summer releases. You have probably played many of these games yourself already, if not, then be sure to check some of them out.
Although rarely ranked amongst the best slot machine developers in the world, Novomatic have produced some great games over the years and in July they added another three to that list. The first of these was Rumpel Wildspins, which came with a jackpot of 20,000 coins and 20 pay-lines that could be played for as little as $0.01 each. This is a fairly basic game, but one with a clean and lively aesthetic, based on the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale. Mega Joker is an even simpler game, but one with twice the amount of pay-lines, whilst Volcanic Cash is probably the best of the three. This slot offers a standard 20 pay-lines and also includes scatters, wilds and a free spin round.
One of the oldest and best casino software developers, Realtime Gaming is favored by online casinos that seek a little more control. This is because it allows the casinos to tweak its games, increasing or lowering the payout percentages, among other things. RTG release a steady stream of slots, but these are rarely anything special and Cash Bandits is no different. This is a 25 pay-line progressive slot with some basic aesthetics and a busy layout, based on a heist theme.
Betsoft are one of the most exciting developers out there, but their games are hard to find and few casinos have them. Weekend in Vegas is a slot that continues their love of graphically advanced games. Simply put, this is a beautiful game with plenty going on in terms of features. It is set in Vegas and has a “Hangover” feel to it. There is a huge jackpot on this slot, which also has scatter symbols, wilds, multipliers and more.
As the developer of some of the most popular games out there, we are always keen to play any new games released by Net Ent. In July they released Sparks and we jumped onboard almost instantly, but we were disappointed. This was no South Park or Reel Chaos slot, and it actually resembled a video slot from 20 years ago, with very little going for it. Net Ent have rejuvenated this industry and, like Betsoft, they are always willing to reinvent the slot machine, but Sparks is not going to do any of that and if anything, it’s a giant step backwards. Of course, this is no indicator of Net Ent’s plans for the future and is a small blip on what is otherwise a flawless record for one of the biggest names in the industry.