Week 21 2022 (May)

21 New Games Revealed in our Week 21 2022 (May) new casino games report. A total of 350+ new casino games so far this year! (Image from casinoplusbonus.com)

In 2022, we have already seen an astound 300+ new slots hit the online casinos and we are not even half way through the year yet. That number is about to increase further yet as in our weekly report I will reveal another 21 new casino games that have debuted at online casino platforms between the dates of 17 and 23 of May.

You can expect titles utilising the latest and greatest reel mechanics including cluster pays and Megaways, and a mix of themes from man-eating, beer, and fat banking officials to cute animals and the heroic rescuing of cats!

Regular readers will know how these reports work by now, but I will repeat it anyway. We will take a look at new titles we revealed during last week before delivering 6 mini-reviews of new titles released within the last week. Then, come the end, we provide a full and accurate list of other new titles launched during the same period. Using a high-powered industrial strength calculator, we then tot up exactly how many new titles hit the shelf. It is 21 by the way, as you can see from the title (please still act shocked during the full reveal at the end!).

So, onto the full reviews did last week. While we gave two reviews to new slots, only one of them will count as an actual release in the past seven days. That slot is BGaming’s cute and classic video slot, Penny Pelican that features fantastic artwork delivered in HD graphics, features including wild multipliers and free spins, and a top payout of 3,525x the stake! We also provide a mini-review of that title below, so keep an eye out for it.

The video slot that does not count towards this week’s title is Wazdan’s superb 9 Burning Dragons. We were given early access and decided to do a pre-review so that players can know what to expect when it is released later this week.

Recap Last Report: Last time out we brought an equally impressive bunch of new iGaming titles for you to devour. In week 20, we brought you news of some epic new titles including NoLimit City’s controversial Karen Maneater (it’s about a cannibalistic woman), Play’n GO’s latest title Idol of Fortune, and a chaotic new release from Red Tiger called Mayhem. Those titles accompanied a further 17 that were released between the 3-9 of May.

6 Epic Mini-Reviews for Week 21 2022 (May)

So, without further ado, let us kick this report into new release action! Below you will find 6 reviews of some of the hottest new iGaming titles. There were so many big releases this week that it was difficult deciding which 6 to go for. However, while some might agree and some might disagree, you can always check out the full list of new titles at the end of this article and test each of them out. We recommend you do so too, as there are some cracking new releases down there!

Animal Madness (Play’n GO)

Ever wondered what might happen to a farm when the farmer is away? Then Animal Madness by Play’n GO might give you a few ideas. The farm animal-themed cluster pays slot is all about the shenanigans the animals and even crops get up to when the farmer is away for the day.

The medium variance slot plays out across a 5×5 grid format and uses the popular cluster pays mechanic. As you create winning combinations, the symbols disappear so that more can cascade into view. This allows you to land multiple combinations from a single spin. In fact, doing so is where the fun comes in. The more wins you create, the bigger the features you trigger. 3 consecutive wins trigger 3 1×2 wild chicken symbols, 6 triggers a 2×3 wild goat symbol, 9 trigger two 2×2 wild sheep symbols, and 12 will deliver a 3×3 wild cow. As you can imagine, the more you unlock, the more chance you have of getting more winning combinations. Essentially, one spin can turn the place into Animal Madness!

Cluster Combo Multipliers: Each symbol will pay different multipliers for clusters of 4+, 5+, 6+, 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+, 15+, and 16+ matching symbols.

(A) There are 4 high paying symbols – Cow = min-max 2x – 2,000x / Sheep = min-max 1.60x-600x / Goat = min-max 0.60x-1,000x / Chicken = 0.80x-8000x

(B) There’s also 4 low paying symbols – Pumpkin = min-max 0.10x-400x / Tomato = min-max 0.20x-200x / Corn = min-max 0.10x-120x / Wheat = min-max 0.20x-80x

Animal Madness (Play’n GO)
  • 5 reels and 5 rows
  • 96.20% RTP
  • Medium volatility
  • 0.10 – 100.00
  • Top payout of 2250x your stake
  • Cluster pays mechanic
  • Wilds, and more wilds!

Beer Boost (Oryx Gaming)

Beer Boost is a new video slot release from Oryx Gaming. This video slot has 486 ways to win on 6 reels that have a 2-3-3-3-3 expanding row setup, and a theoretical RTP of 96%.

It’s time to raise a glass to Oryx Gaming’s new video slot release, Beer Boost, which is based on the world-famous German festival, Oktoberfest. In this slot, beer barrels, peanuts, steins, and bottle caps will make sure that your bank balance regularly gets topped up. The 5-reels are designed as a bar, with each reel having a tap above it. On occasion, the tap will open and beer will flow, and fill up the reel with the amber nectar. When this happens, you know that you are just one scatter symbol away from triggering the free spins bonus feature. The bonus feature is a 10, 15, or 20 free spin game, where you will hope to catch the attention of the beer maid as often as possible. When the beer maid symbol lands, she will collect the hidden cash sums on any glass symbol that lands on the same spin. These cash sums will be added to the tip jar, which will give you the option to get a few more rounds in before the last orders are called!

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: Beer Barrel Symbol (200x, 20x, 5x, 0.50x), Peanuts Symbol (100x, 15x, 3x), Hops Symbol (50x, 10x, 2x), Wheat Symbol (50x, 10x, 2x), Beer Symbol (20x, 5x, 1x), A Symbol (10x, 2.50x, 0.50x), K Symbol (10x, 2.50x, 0.50x), Q Symbol (10x, 2.50x, 0.50x), J Symbol (10x, 2.50x, 0.50x), 10 Symbol (10x, 2.50x, 0.50x)

Beer Boost (Oryx Gaming)
  • 5 reels
  • 3 rows
  • 10 pay lines
  • 96.32% theoretical RTP
  • Min-Max bet 0.10-100.00
  • Scatter
  • Free Spins
  • Cash Symbol

Big Cat Rescue Megaways™ (Red Tiger)

Big Cat Rescue Megaways™ is the latest slot release from Red Tiger. This Megaways™ title has 6 reels with up to 7 rows that can create a potential 117,649 ways to win, and it has a theoretical RTP of 95.71%.

For those of you on Team Carole Baskin, then this is the slot for you. In addition to showing your support for Carole, a percentage of the proceeds will go directly to the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida. This means that win or lose, you will be contributing to helping the protection of big cats. When you land wins, you will force cascades and create even more chances to win. To boost those wins, look out for the Big Cat Rescue Wilds which will fill the entire reel, and will have a win multiplier from 2x to 7x. On top of that, it is possible to land 3 of them on any given spin. Carole Baskin is here to help, with her ability to trigger free spins. Spin the bonus wheel to determine the number of free spins, and the starting win multiplier. Each win during the round will boost the win multiplier +1, up to a possible 20x, and will be your best chance to land the 10,000x max win!

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: Tiger Symbol (20x, 5x, 2x, 1x, 0.20x), Leopard Symbol (5x, 2.5x, 1.2x, 0.70x), Panther Symbol (2x, 1.2x, 0.70x, 0.50x), Wildcat Symbol (1.6x, 1x, 0.60x, 0.40x), Lynx Symbol (1.2x, 0.80x, 0.50x, 0.30x), Paw Symbol (0.80x, 0.60x, 0.40x, 0.20x), Spade Symbol (0.70x, 0.50x, 0.30x, 0.20x), Heart Symbol (0.60x, 0.40x, 0.30x, 0.20x), Diamond Symbol (0.50x, 0.30x, 0.20x, 0.10x), Club Symbol (0.40x, 0.30x, 0.20x, 0.10x)

Big Cat Rescue Megaways™ (Red Tiger)
  • 6 reels
  • 7 rows
  • 117,649 ways to win
  • 95.71% theoretical RTP
  • Min-Max bet 0.20-10.00
  • Scatter • Cascades
  • Bonus Wheel
  • Free Spins
  • Mega Wilds
  • Wild Multiplier

The Fat Banker (Push Gaming)

We have always been an admirer of Push Gaming titles and the Fat Banker gives us another reason to continue following this slot developer. Set in the 1920s, the theme circles around a greedy ‘Fat Banker’. You have probably seen plenty of movies and series that rewind back to this time period, and in those flicks, there seems to be no shortage of greedy bankers that happen to be on the heavy side!

The slot is set on a 6×6 grid and there are 50 pay lines behind the reels and plenty of action in the base game and free spins bonus. On the first reel, the Fat Banker is the wild symbol, while there is a ‘money bag’ wild symbol on reels 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and it comes with multipliers. During the base game ‘Bullion’ and ‘Multiplier’ symbols can land on reels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with bet multipliers worth up to 100x. There are also Red Car and Gold Car features there to add wild symbols, wilds with multipliers or Bullion symbols with multipliers on the reels. The Gold Car feature appears for the bonus free spins or Fortune Link feature and offers additional wins such as a random number of instant wins.

The Fortune Link feature changes the reels, collects all Bullion + Multiplier symbols, and then triggers 2 spins. If more Bullion and/or Multiplier symbols hit the reels, they remain on the reels and the 2 free spins feature is re-triggered. And of course, The Fat Banker slot comes with a free spins bonus game!

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: Land 3, 4, 5, or 6 symbol combinations to win the following payouts. Fat Banker (0.25x, 1x, 4x, 10x), Wild (0.25x, 1x, 4x, 10x), Female Redhead (0.15x, 0.5x, 2.5x, 5x), Dog (0.125x, 0.4x, 2x, 4x), Cigar (0.075x, 0.25x, 1x, 2.5x), Top Hat (0.075x, 0.25x, 1x, 2.5x), Spades-Hearts-Clubs-Diamonds (0.025x, 0.05x, 0.0125x, 0.25x)

The Fat Banker (Push Gaming)
  • 6×6 Reels with 50 Pay lines
  • 94.45% to 96.43% Theoretical RTP
  • 25,000x Max Win
  • High Volatility/Variance
  • Min-Max Bet 0.10-100.00
  • Wild Free Spins
  • Wild Multipliers
  • Fortune Link Feature
  • Fat Banker Free Spins
  • Bullion Symbols & Multipliers
  • Red Car Feature
  • Gold Car Feature

Penny Pelican (BGaming)

A fun-loving slot with a cheerful Pelican named Penny is the latest title to hit the BGaming video slot portfolio. The theme is set in Penny Pelican’s home – a sunny village on a harbour famous for its hardworking fisherman population. Penny’s sea wildlife friends are also on the reels bringing in combination wins for 3, 4, or 5 lined up from left to right over 20 pay lines behind 5×3 reels, while Penny Pelican is the wild symbol on reels 2, 3, and 4.

Penny Pelican wild symbols help to link up symbols as a wildcard. Each time it lands on the reels, and before the spin stops, random multipliers of 2x or 3x are applied to the wild symbol. While you fish for symbol combination wins with wild multipliers, a lighthouse symbol guides you to the slot’s free spins bonus round, which could turn a sour session into a red hot one.

Land 3 bonus symbols across reels 1-3-5 and you’re in for some big wins. First, a ‘Fortune Wheel’ will decide how many free spins you will receive from 9 to 18.

During the free spins bonus, the wild symbols not only come with the same multipliers as the base game, but they also become sticky i.e., when it lands, it sticks in the same position for the remainder of the free spins round and retains it multiplier throughout.

If you like the sound of the free spin’s bonus, you could just skip the reel spins and bring in the lighthouse on auto by using the ‘Buy Bonus’ feature. If you like the sound of this slot title, check out the full BGaming slot review here.

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: Payouts are for 3, 4, or 5 symbols from left-to-right. Fish (2.5x, 7.5x, 37.5x) Crab (1.75x, 5x, 25x), Treasure Chest (1.25x, 3x, 15x), Shell (1x, 2x, 10x), Starfish (0.6x, 1.25x, 7.50x), Anchor (0.4x, 1x, 5x), A or K (0.25x, 0.5, 2.5x), Q, J, or 10 (0.10x, 0.25, 1.25x).

Penny Pelican (BGaming)
  • 5×3 Reels with 20 pay lines
  • 95.98% Theoretical RTP
  • 3,525 Max Win
  • Very High Volatility/Variance
  • Min-Max Bet 0.20-10.00
  • Wild symbol with multipliers
  • Free spins bonus with sticky wilds
  • Buy Bonus Feature

The Great Stick-Up (Pragmatic Play)

The Fat Banker by Push Gaming may have taken you back to the 1920s earning you cash at this bank, and now we go even further back in time to the Old West of the US robbing banks with band thieves in The Great Stick-Up crime thriller.

In the base game, the gameplay is on the 11 regular symbols to connect into combinations of 3, 4, or 5 from left to right. Plus, there is a wild symbol that substitutes for any regular symbol. This wild cowboy is the leader of the gang also boasting the highest paying regular symbol combination pays for 3 to 5 on a pay line.

To heat up the Great Stick-Up’s action and to grab hold of those big wins, up to 5,000x your spin bet, raiding the free spins bonus is your key mission. Scatters pays out the highest spin bet multipliers worth 2x, 10x, or 100x for 3, 4, or 5 anywhere in view on the reels. Moreover, the 3+ scatter symbols trigger the free spins round with 7 free spins. A special ‘Sticky Mystery Symbol’ feature joins you in the bonus game.

Each time this Mystery Symbol lands, it sticks and after very spin will reveal another one of the regular symbols beginning with the lowest. After each spin, it progressively works its way up the pay table converting to the next highest worth symbol.

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: Wild Cowboy (5x, 15x, 75x), Female (3.25x, 10x, 50x), Male – Green backdrop (2.5x, 7.5x, 35x), Male – purple backdrop (1.5x, 5x, 25x), Make – Blue Backdrop (1x, 3x, 15x), Pistol (0.6x, 1.75x, 10x), Cash (0.35x, 0.75x, 5x), Scroll Map (0.25x, 0.5x, 3x), Stirrups (0.2x, 0.45x, 2x), Hat (0.15x, 0.35x, 1.5x), Magnifying Glass (0.10x, 0.3x, 1.25x), Pipe (0.05x, 0.25x, 1x)

The Great Stick-Up (Pragmatic Play)
  • 5×3 reels with 20 pay lines
  • 96.30% theoretical RTP
  • 5,000x Max Win
  • Min-Max bet 0.20-100.00
  • Free Spins with Sticky Mystery
  • Free Spins Re-Trigger
  • Wild + Highest Paid Regular Symbol
  • High paying Scatter

15 Additional Titles to Get Your Teeth Into!

After some frantic finger counting, I can reveal that so far, that makes it 6 new casino games we have covered so far (not including 9 Burning Dragon’s which does not count). Well, there’s plenty more where they came from as in the accompanying box you will see another 15 brilliant titles that are ready and waiting at the online casinos. These come courtesy of superb brands such as Big Time Gaming, Peter & Sons/Yggdrasil, Gameart, Stakelogic, Thunderkick, and Gamomat.

What’s coming next week? No week goes by without some hugely anticipated releases coming our way. The biggest of these next week includes the release of Azticons Chaos Clusters from the 2022 IGA ‘Slot Provider of the Year, Quickspin. Funk Master, the latest from the legendary development company, NetEnt, closely follows that release. As for the rest, you will just have to wait and see!

More New Casino Games Released in May Week 21

  • (7) Wild Portals (Big Time Gaming)
  • (8) Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols (Stakelogic)
  • (9) Water Blox Gigablox (Peter&Sons/Yggdrasil)
  • (10) Goblins & Gemstones Hit’n Roll (Kalamba Games)
  • (11) Striking Joker (Gameart)
  • (12) Divine Fire (Gamomat)
  • (13) Burning Slots 20™ (BFGames)
  • (14) Lost City of the Djinn (Thunderkick)
  • (15) Del Fruit (Swinnt)
  • (16) 3 Towers (CT Interactive
  • (17) Double Wheel (Pascal Gaming)
  • (18) Non-Stop Roulette (Pascal Gaming)
  • (19) Mystic Panther Treasures of the Wild (Infinity Dragon Studios)
  • (20) Bonus Only (Caleta Gaming/Goldenrock Studios)
  • (21) Big Buffalo Badlands (Skywind Group)

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