Week 1 Aug 2021 Casino Game Releases: Another Exciting Week!
Week 1 Aug 2021 Casino Game Releases: Another Exciting Week!
Check out new online casino games we reviewed in Week 1 Aug 2021. Plus, we give you 20 new video slots fresh on the iGaming scene this week. (Images From pragmaticplay.com)
Welcome to the most accurate and informative weekly new online casino games report where we give you 20+ top new game titles released over the past 7 days, mention some slots from last week’s new games report, and give you a taster of a few titles coming next week!
During the week just gone, the big wig developers were at it again releasing highly engaging titles with plenty for our news team to cover and plenty of new games for you to test out.
We also saw some tantalising announcements for new titles coming next week for those of you that fall under the ‘early adopters’ category and like to be in the know – check out the highlight below for a taste of what is to come in our August Week 2 game release special.
The last 7 days were dominated by video slot releases from the likes of Microgaming, Wazdan, Yggdrasil, Red Tiger Gaming, Pragmatic Play, ELK Studios, Relax Gaming, Play’n Go, Quickspin, iSoftBet and more. Plus, this week was slightly more diverse than others as we saw the release of a couple of table games hitting the iGaming wires. Gameplay Interactive, Real Dealer Studios, and BetConstruct are offering up new content so you can get your table gaming strategy down and dirty on some exciting new titles.
Meanwhile, if you missed last week’s releases, then check out our week 5 July 2021 new online casino games report. Our news team covered the brand new 9 Blazing Diamonds WowPot, Wild Drops from BetSoft, Secrets of Sherwood by EGT, Odin: Protector of the Realms from Play’n Go, and the newly released Epic Ape II Jackpot Blitz by Playtech. You will also find links to slot release news for that week covering Thunderstruck Wild Lightning from Microgaming, Big Wheel by Slingo Originals, Lone Rider XtraWays from Swintt, and Chicken Drop by Pragmatic Play.
Next Week Sneak Preview: We used our crystal ball to look into the future and saw these amazing titles on the horizon – Wild Jokers Stacks from Yggdrasil (news review coming tomorrow as soon as it is released), 3021 AD The Bounty Hunter Gigablox™ by Yggdrasil, Cabin Crashers via Quickspin, and NetEnt have announced 2 new titles in Reef Raider and Pork Knox both out next week according to the brand’s Twitter feed so keep your eyes open for these titles at NetEnt casinos.
6 Casino Game Releases Mini Reviews
So, let’s dive deep into it and take a look at what week 1 Aug 2021 casino game releases brought to the iGaming arena…
Fruit Party 2 – Cluster Wins (Pragmatic Play)
Not much has changed with just a few minor tweaks to enhance the original Fruit Party cluster wins gameplay in part 2 of this popular title. You get slightly more free spins triggered by the different number of scatters, and on this new version, the scatter symbol now pays multipliers of your spin bet, which it didn’t do in the previous version.
As with its predecessor, Fruit Party 2 comes with a 7×7 grid and still offers the ‘Buy Free Spins’ feature for a cost of 100x your total spin bet, min-max bets are the same value, and the symbol cluster win payouts are exactly the same with the strawberry still the highest paying symbol paying out 150x your spin bet. Fruit Party 2 cluster pays also retains its ‘Tumble’ and ‘Random Wild Multiplier’ features.
Slot Specs: 7×7 grid with cluster pays technology and the chance to win. It has a theoretical RTP of 96.53%, which is slightly above the original Fruit Party RTP of 96.5 while this most recent version of Fruit Party retains its high volatility. Min-max bets are 0.20 to 100 per spin.
Sisters of OZ Jackpot (Microgaming)
The Sisters of OZ Jackpot by Microgaming is a new slot that takes the concept of the Sisters of OZ WowPot but with a stand-alone fixed jackpot. In theory, players have a higher chance of winning the Mega, Major, Minor, and Mini jackpots as they are not progressive jackpots. As a result of the fixed jackpot slot concept, when you pass through the jackpot bonus and earn any of the 4 prizes, the payout is guaranteed at 10,000x, 500x, 50x, or 15x your spin bet.
Microgaming has really pushed the boat out with features on the Sisters of OZ Jackpot, adding a myriad of features. The ‘book of Oz’ is both the wild symbol and the scatter. It completes combination wins or extends them as a wildcard, pays multipliers of the spin bet for 3, 4, or 5 anywhere on the reels, and triggers 5, 7, or 10 free spins. To help you land big wins, you will also see the ‘Jumbo Blocks’ which are the different witches staked 2, 3, or 4 high.
Slot Specs: The theoretical RTP is 95.83% and this is a high variance slot. You’ll be playing on 5 reels with space for 4 symbols on one and 30 pay lines to line combinations up from left to right. The highest payout is 10,000x your spin bet via the Mega jackpot. Min-max bets are 0.20 to 25.00.
Fate of Fortune with X–iter™ (ELK Studios)
This slot has a ton of features – it going to be tough to fit them all in this compact review, but let’s try! Get the reels spinning across 5 reels with 5-3-1-3-5 rows of symbols across reels 1 to 5 with symbols combinations linking up from left to right. The brand-new X–iter™ feature gives you the chance to choose between ‘Normal Mode’ and ‘Bonus Mode’ – the latter coming with free spins. One of the stands out features on Fate of Fortune with X–iter™ is the ‘Crystal Ball’ which can activate a ‘Fortune Favor’ giving you multipliers, walking wilds, or locked wilds with a second chance re-spins and multipliers.
There is a wild symbol, which is incredibly useful when it lands on the middle reel with 1 position as it can link up multiple symbols. It also expands on reels 2 and 4. Bonus scatter symbols dish out free spins with a progressive multiplier that increases every spin and mystery stacks. Also, look out for the ‘Mystery’ feature which is stacked on all reels but does not appear on reel 3.
Slot Specs: This is a slot with an uneven number of symbols in each reel. Across 5 reels you will see 5-3-1-3-5 positions for symbols. Despite the huge number of features, the theoretical RTP is 95% which is low, but you do get the chance to win up to 10,000x your spin bet. Min-max bets are 0.20 to 100.00.
Deep Descent (Relax Gaming)
Get diving into a deep descent by heading down to the depths of the ocean where you’ll swim to riches in amongst a variety of sea life. Along the way, your adventure could get a lot bigger as the slot’s reels flood your screen with additional rows when the game expands from 5×3 reels to 5×5 reels. To begin your journey, look out for the random small symbol selected before each spin. Each time this ‘collectable’ symbol lands in a combination win, it is added to the ‘collection meter’.
There are 3 depth levels, beginning with 5×3, then 4×5, and next 5×5. Once you collect 7 s21 low-paying symbols, the slot adds a new row (4th row), and then you need to collect 21 symbols for yet another new row (5th row). Once you get to 5×5, you can keep on spinning with a higher win frequency. On top of the Deep Decent feature, there is also a wildcard symbol that triggers re-spins. The number of wilds on the reels will determine the number of re-spins you land.
Slot Specs: Deep Decent has a theoretical RTP of 95% and the chance to win up to 19,000x the bet. It is a high variance slot that plays out over 5×3 reels that can evolve into 5×5 and offers up to 3,125 ways-to-win. Min-max bets are 0.10 to 50.00.
ZZ Top Roadside (Play’n Go)
If you love your road trips, rock ‘n roll roaring engines, and you are a petrol head, then ZZ Top Roadside video slot is worth a look. Even if you are not a fan, this is one hell of a slot. Winning opportunities are split between ‘GIMME’ and ‘LEGS’ features. The wild symbols play a central role in the base game. The ‘Legs Wild’ can land at any time, and when it does, it expands on the reel if it can produce a winning combination. There is also the ‘Gimme Wild’ which will add x2 and x3 multipliers if it completes a win.
If the scatter lands on the reels, it can trigger a ‘Gimme Free Spins’ or ‘Legs Free Spins’. In the ‘Legs Free Spins’ game, there are walking wilds that expand to complete wins while the ‘Gimme Free Spins’ come with wild multipliers of x2, x3, x4 or x5 the value of any winning combinations the wild symbol completes.
Slot Specs: The ZZ Top Roadside video slot has 5×4 reels with 1,024 ways to win and is classed as having ‘very high’ variance gameplay. Its RTP is high at 96.20% and you can get min-Max bets down for 0.20-100.00 per spin.
Wild Hammer Megaways (iSoftBet)
If you had to choose one of the most popular themes over the last 10 years, Thor and Loki in the fictional world of Asgard would come very near the top. iSoftBet has given the fans what they want with Wild Hammer Megaways, a ferocious slot with phenomenal payout potential.
A tantalising 2-7 rows and 6 reels that include many of our favourite Asgardian godly characters, Odin, Freya, Loki, Fenrir, and benefit from Thor’s trusty hammer Mjolnir as it behaves like a Wild, giving you the best chance at an astounding 50,000x payout! Witness the thunder fuelled Mjolnir when you spin-in 4 or more of the Bonus icons to unlock the Free Spins Wild Hammer Megaways feature. The all-powerful Megaways feature will add +1 to the multiplier after each winning combination, build these up with the help of up to 117,649 pay lines for a chance at huge payouts. You can keep on increasing your free spins by landing a bonus coin icon anywhere during the Wild Hammer Free Spins feature, meaning that the unchallenged powers of Asgard are possibly endless.
Slot Specs: There are 2-7 symbols on each reel per spin, which is completely random. This shape shifting action takes place over 6 reels 117,649 Megaways with the chance to win a 50,000x payout. Standard play gives a theoretical RTP of 95.78% and the Wild Hammer Feature Buy a 96.71% theoretical RTP. Min-max bets are 0.20 to 20.00 per spin.
Wait – There’s More Week 1 Aug 2021 Casino Game Releases
So far, we have covered 5 slot releases from the past 7 days, but we still have another 16 titles to mention. Accompanying this section are grey boxes with a list of 8 video slot titles to look out for. In particular, check out Blackjack Cats by Asylum Labs. It is an excellent online and mobile slot title that brings cunning cats and the game of blackjack onto 5 reels and 30 Paylines, where you build Blackjack hands on the reels to win and spin the reels to win big on the 3-tier bonus game.
Want more? OK – as usual, we don’t want to leave you hanging on for more, so here’s 4 more titles that we confirmed are out in online casinos this week. Hot Life Buy Bonus by Gamzix, Mermaid Riches by PG Soft, Starwild Blaster by Stakelogic, and Lucky Bomber by Gameplay Interactive.
More New Video Slots Released This Week
Blackjack Cats Slot is available at Asylum Labs casino (recommended)
Fishin’ Frenzy: The Big Catch is available at Blueprint casinos
Real Roulette with Rishi is available at Real Dealer casinos
Thai Hi Lo Deluxe is available at Gameplay Interactive casinos
Greek Legends is available at Booming Games casinos
Sevens High Ultra is available at Quickspin casinos
Calaveras Explosivas is available at Habanero casinos
King & Jewels is available at Oryx Gaming casinos
Another Stellar Week of Slot Releases
Thanks for reading and we hope you find this news content useful. We managed to cover 5 video slots, take a look at what’s coming next week, covering a list of 8 other slot titles that came out this week (maybe worth checking out), plus make sure you check our slots & table games our news team already reviewed this week in the accompanying box or by visiting our casino games news page.
Slots & Table Games We Already Reviewed This Week!