As a roster of new igaming titles hit the CasinoBeats inbox, put your feet up as we guide you through some of our favourite slot picks from the past week, including Relax Gaming’s drag-racing demolition, High 5 Games’ royal rumble, Pragmatic Play’s Spartan spectacle and much more. 

Relax Gaming – Hot Rod Racers

Putting the pedal to the metal, Relax Gaming’s new 5×4 reel, 30-payline slot offers an RTP of 96 per cent with high volatility. The title boasts a number of bonus features including wheelspin wilds and super free spins. 

Simon Hammon, CEO of Relax Gaming, said: “This high-octane slot release is guaranteed to bring joy to even the tamest Sunday drivers. We’ve really put the gas down with this one, and we’re extremely confident that Hot Rod Racers is going to be a huge hit with players, and we can’t wait to see those daring drivers cross take to the track.

“Offering everything we’ve made our slots famous for with super-high volatility as well as an impressive x25,000 multiplier for player bets, this one will no doubt be a huge hit.”

If wheelspin wild symbols land on reels two to five and move out of the row towards the left, they will automatically convert all high paying car symbols into wild symbols.

Additionally, a plus one multiplier is applied to any wheelspin wild or high paying symbol that has already been converted.

When three scatter symbols land on reels two, three, and four, players are provided ten free spins. During these free spins, wheelspin wilds that land will be held in place, triggering their feature on every spin to increase the win potential of the bonus game mode.

Should special nitro wilds land on reels one and five alongside three scatters on reels two, three and four, the super free spins feature is triggered.

Wheelspin wilds landing during this are held sticky on the reels, converting high paying symbols into wilds that land to the left of them. A plus one multiplier is applied to any symbol that is converted by these wilds.

High 5 Games – Lucha Loot

Pitting players against a prolific Mexican wrestler, High 5 Games’ latest slot showcases 5×3 reels with 20-paylines and an extra horizontal reel for multiplied wins. Lucha Loot is a medium volatility title with an RTP of 94 per cent. 

Golden wild text symbols can drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than the bonus scatter. If the right amount of wilds land in a winning combination, they can offer between x5 and x500. 

Additionally, bonus scatters are available, triggering the bonus pick game mode if three lands on the reels on the same spin. These scatters can only land on reels one, three and five. 

Throughout the base game, there is a horizontal reel below the reel-set. This reel line can include any aforementioned symbols other than the bonus scatter. 

All wins formed on this extra horizontal reel will be multiplied by x44. However, no five-of-a-kind wild combinations can be formed on this win line. 

With the bonus pick feature, players are presented with three bonus scatter symbols to choose from. Behind these symbols are multiplied bet amounts, ranging from x5 to x500 the player’s stake. 

Players are awarded one bonus pick for every three scatters that land on the same turn. 

Pragmatic Play – Shield of Sparta

Pragmatic Play’s latest slot title takes players back to the battlegrounds of ancient Greece with a 5×3 reel slot that has 20-paylines, an RTP of 96.5 per cent and high volatility. 

Shield scatters are available with two variants. One is a standard shield bonus scatter and the other is a magnetic shield scatter. Landing three or more of any shields on the same spin will trigger the free spins feature. 

Landing three, four or five scatters will award 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. If only two scatters land on a single spin, these will stay sticky on the reels as a respin occurs around them, giving players another chance of triggering the bonus feature. 

With this free spins feature, all cells that bonus or magnetic scatters drop into will become marked, upgrading this position when other scatters fall into its cell on a subsequent spin. 

These positions are upgraded to show randomly selected multipliers of x1, x2 or x3 if this happens once, x5, x6 or x8 if it happens twice, and x10, x12, x15 or x20 for a third time. 

Magnetic scatters will mark their cell with a magnetic feature, meaning that any other scatters that land on the same reel as this marked space will be attracted towards it, upgrading this position again. 

Landing three, four or five magnetic scatters on the same free spin will retrigger the feature and award 10, 15 or 20 extra free spins respectively. 

Spartan face wilds can also drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than the shield scatters. 

OneTouch – Ryse of Rome

Similarly to the last slot, OneTouch’s latest title sees players embark on an ancient civilisation’s battlefield, this time in ancient Rome. This is a high volatility slot with an RTP of 96.11 per cent. This game uses a 6×4 reel set with up to 262,144 ways to win. 

Madis Raus, Head of OneTouch, stated: “We’re delighted to announce the release of Ryse of Rome, a brilliant video slot which sends players back in time and allows them to experience Italy during the peak of the Roman empire. 

“In order to elevate the fun, we’ve included some engaging features such as the free drops mechanic and colossal symbols, giving players an easier journey towards huge rewards.”

This game has cascading wins, meaning that symbols that form a winning combination will disappear after providing their payout, making way for new symbols to increase the win potential of an already successful spin.

With every cascading win, the reel-set expands to have an extra row. This can happen up to four times, giving the game a maximum reel-set size of 6×8. 

Wild symbols will not disappear after a cascade but will stay on the reels, allowing them to contribute to more wins. 

All high value gladiator symbols can appear as colossal symbols with sizes of 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 available.

During the free spins feature, any wild that drops into play will cause the lowest-paying symbol to be removed for the duration of the game mode. 

This wild feature can be retriggered to removed multiple symbols from the game and increase the bonus feature’s win potential. 

Wizard Games – Santa’s Fortune

As we approach the holiday season, Wizard Games’ latest slot has players rocking around the Christmas tree on a 5×3 reel-set with 25-paylines, a medium-low volatility and an RTP of 96.03 per cent. 

Joey Hurtado, Managing Director at Wizard Games, commented: “With Christmas just around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited to roll out Santa’s Fortune, just to get everyone in the festive spirit.

“With both a money collect and free spins mode, there’s plenty for fans of multiple mechanics, and we hope Santa delivers some presents for everyone!”

Presents contain a cash value inside and rewards are granted when one or more prize symbols land. If Santa’s sleigh lands on the fifth reel, it collects all values present on the reels for big payouts.

During the Collects Pots Feature, which can be triggered randomly if Santa’s sleigh lands on the fifth reel, four different jackpot pots appear on the reels. If three match up, players are awarded that value, while the Grand Collect Jackpot is worth 1,000x.

Additionally, a free spins mode is triggered when three Christmas trees land on the reels. This awards eight free spins, which can be retriggered an unlimited number of times for enhanced wins.