With the New Year well underway, the CasinoBeats inbox has been flooded with new slot titles to kick off 2023. Sit back and relax as we guide you through a selection of new releases, including Play’n GO’s Vegas invasion, Just for the Win’s Greek gala, Big Time Gaming’s Chinese New Year celebration and more. 

Play’n GO – Invading Vegas 

Set in a Sin City under threat from UFOs, Play’n GO’s latest slot uses a 5×3 reel set with 20-paylines. The game has bonus features including a free spins game mode and walking wild symbols.

Head of Games at Play’n GO, Charlotte Miliziano, said: “Everyone knows the saying, ‘Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ and we wanted to really push our imagination past the limit with Invading Vegas. Aliens, flying saucers, fake Elvis, old ladies and second-chance jackpots, this game has it all.

“Players will love the features we’ve packed into this game. From the many ways to win to the unique design and storyline our team has created.”

In Invading Vegas, flying saucers unlock the free spins feature that flips the strip with the Lock On Re-Spin feature – giving players another opportunity to hit a Vegas-sized jackpot.

In the Lock On Re-Spin feature, the reels will flip 180 degrees – the first reel becomes the last. With two reels fully stacked, the Lock On Re-Spin will give players another chance to hit a third full reel.

Quirky reel-moving mechanics see players tasked with catching as many of these invading aliens as possible as they morph into walking wilds in the free spins feature, moving left on the reel – and in the Lock On Re-Spins feature.

Trojan Kingdom – Just for the Win

Taking place in ancient Greece Just for the Win’s latest game uses high volatility, a 5×3 reel set and 30-paylines to offer a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s stake.

Each reel has a Trojan horse head meter above it. Players can fill these by collecting Trojan horse scatters throughout the base game. Landing three horse heads to one reel will activate the wild scrolls feature for that reel.

The wild scrolls feature places one wild on the first row of its respective reel. This wild will contribute to one spin, before expanding to fill the row beneath it for another respin. This process reoccurs until the entire reel is full of wilds. Once that final spin has been completed, the player will return to the base game.

With the free spins bonus game mode, players are awarded the wild scrolls feature on the third reel. The free spins play out until no wild scrolls are present, with every standard wild that lands on the board triggering another wild scrolls feature.

All payouts during the free spins game mode are enhanced by a multiplier of x2.

Landing any horse head scatters during the base game can have a random chance of activating the queen’s bonus game mode. With this feature, players must select from a number of hidden prizes until they have selected three identical prizes. 

Furthermore, everytime players collect two free spins scatters during one base game spin, a super free spins meter above the reels will fill up by a value of one. When this meter reaches a value of 20, the next free spins game to be activated will be the super free spins mode.

The super free spins game mode will have a multiplier of x7, rather than x2, and starts with two wild scrolls features instead of just the one. 

Gifts of Fortune – Big Time Gaming

In the latest slot from Big Time Gaming, released just in time for the Chinese New Year, players are tasked with finding traditional red envelopes that act as wilds. This Megaways title uses six reels with up to seven rows to offer 117,649 ways to win. 

Nik Robinson, BTG Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Games that explore ideas of fortune and prosperity in Chinese culture are a genre unto themselves, but seldom do they come with so many explosive features and inventive mechanics. 

“Gifts of Fortune is a game that turns the genre on its head, and we know our players are going to love it. So, we’d like to wish them all a very Happy Chinese New Year. And remember, good things come in little red packets!”

This release has an additional top horizontal row above reels two, three, four and five. This top row adds one symbol to the reels that it sits above. 

Throughout the base and bonus game modes, a pot multiplier is active above the reels, revealing multipliers between x1 and x10 for the base game. This multiplier can go higher during the free spins. 

The free spins pot multiplier will start with a value of one and increases by one with every wild that contributes to a payout. 

During the enhanced free spins mode, a wild red envelope is guaranteed to land on every spin. 

Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, added: “It’s always an honour when we get to debut a new BTG slot. After all, these are the people that gave the world Megaways and so many other revolutionary mechanics that changed the way we thought about gaming. Gift of Fortune is a real crowd-pleaser, a gorgeous game with so many features packed in.”

Power of Gods: Svarog – Wazdan

Wazdan’s latest slot release introduces players to the Slavic God of Fire on a 5×3 reel set with 243 ways to win. This title has customizable volatility levels with an RTP of 96.15 per cent, and offers a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s preferred bet.

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, said: “As the first instalment of what we expect to be an electrifying series, Power of Sun: Svarog has every chance to become a staple of our offering.

“The attention to detail on display makes for a feast for the senses, and with easy-to-understand mechanics combined with a mythology-inspired theme, we expect the title to go down a treat with our players and generate satisfactory results for our partners.”

Wild Svarog symbols can drop into play, substituting for all aforementioned symbols in the paytable, but not for any bonus symbols.

Cash Infinity symbols are also available, displaying cash values between x1 and x15 the player’s bet. Landing six of these symbols will provide access to the Hold the Jackpot bonus game mode. 

With the Hold the Jackpot bonus game mode, players are given an empty reel set that places the triggering Cash Infinity symbols on its reels. 

Players are then awarded three spins on this reel set to land as many multiplied bet amount Cash Infinity symbols, jackpot symbols and mystery symbols on the reel set as possible. 

At the end of the feature, players are awarded the accumulated value of all prizes on the reel set if a collector symbol is revealed by a mystery symbol, with every symbol that lands on the reels resetting the number of spins to three. 

Minor, major or Svarog jackpot symbols will award their respective prizes, with players able to win the grand jackpot prize of x5,000 if they can land symbols in all spaces on the bonus game mode reel set.

Royal Griffin – RubyPlay

The latest title from RubyPlay has players soaring through the sky with a 5×3 reel set that uses 30-paylines to allow for a maximum win of up to x2,300 the player’s bet. 

Wild griffins can also drop into play, substituting for all aforementioned symbols in the paytable. 

Bonus scatters come in the form of a griffin crest, triggering 10 free spins if three scatters land on the reels at once. 

Prize silver coin scatters are also included, awarding the jackpot mania hold and win game mode if five or more appear on the same spin. 

Additionally, super bonus prize symbols can drop on the reels, pictured as a crown. If one of these symbols drops in with four or more standard prize symbols, the super jackpot mania hold and win feature will be activated. 

Similarly, there is a super bonus scatter version of the free spins symbol, providing a super free spins feature.

With the hold and win jackpot mania game mode, players are given three spins to land as many prize symbols on an empty reel set as possible, with prize symbols displaying multiplied bet amounts.

Each prize that lands on the reels will reset the number of spins to three, with all prizes awarded to the player at the end of the feature. Super prize symbols can also appear with greater prize amounts.

In the super jackpot mania game mode, all prize amounts will appear as super prize symbols. 

During the free spins feature, landing three bonus scatters will award an additional 10 free turns. With the super free spins game mode, all wilds that appear will expand to fill entire reels.