Week 23 2022 (June)

Our Week 23 2022 (June) new casino games report will bring you up to speed with another 20 new titles that you can play at the online casinos! (Image from casinoplusbonus.com)

So far in 2022, there have been well over 400 new casino games released to date, and in our Week 23 2022 New Casino Games Report, we have another 20 to bring to your attention. While that is not quite as many as we have seen in recent weeks, the quality of these new titles is up there with the very best. Some of the biggest names in the iGaming industry have used their expertise and talent to develop new titles that are pleasing to the eye, hugely engaging, and full of entertaining gameplay.

The new titles that we will look at in this report have all been released between the dates of May 31 and June 6 and have come from leading developers including Red Tiger Gaming, Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, Inspired Gaming, AvatarUX, and Tom Horn Gaming. While the majority of the titles are superb new video slots, we can also tell you of a new live casino game from Pragmatic Play Live. Called Live Speed Blackjack, that title is a sped-up version of blackjack that is delivered in high definition and hosted by a fully trained live dealer.

In this review, we will give you a full breakdown of the titles released in the last week, provide you with half a dozen mini-reviews of some of the best of those titles, and round up the full list right at the end. Although not counted for last week as it is set for release in a couple of days, we already gave you a review of Wazdan’s Sizzling Eggs™, an epic new title that features the innovative Collect to Infinity™ mechanic. You can collect eggs and add value to them so that you have a big start when triggering the free spins round. That title also has a unique gamble feature and you can buy directly into the free spins for a multiplier of your original stake.

As for what is coming up this week, we are planning to review another new title that will soon hit the online casinos. That is Big Atlantis Frenzy from one of our favourite developers, BGaming. Aside from our regular daily news, we also have the weekly progressive jackpot report coming that will keep you up to date with the status of the biggest and best progressive jackpot slots and networks.

Right, with all that now said, it is time to get started on this weekly new casino games report. We will start with 6 mini-reviews of some epic new slots that now feature at the online casinos.

Recap Last Report: If you missed our weekly report last week, you can check it out here. There were some great new releases, including Wazdan’s 9 Burning Dragons, and the hugely anticipated Azticons Chaos Clusters from Quickspin. It was also one of the busiest weeks of the year, as there were 32 new releases in total.

Week 23 2022 New Casino Games – 6 Mini Reviews of Some Epic New Titles

Right, to kick things off, why not check out the following 6 mini-reviews? Among the best new titles launched last week, these are our first recommendations to play out of the 20 new titles that were released. You can expect a variety of themes, some innovative bonus features, and reel mechanics including paylines and ways-to-win.

Big Benji Bonanza (Jelly/Yggdrasil)

Released via the Yggdrasil GATI platform, Jelly has released its latest title, Big Benji Bonanza. This 243 ways to win video slot offers a Wall Street theme that is all about money, literally. The reels contain money symbols featuring the different presidents of the past 100 years and your typical classic fruits, red 7s and playing cards.

With a 95.5% RTP and a medium to high variance, this slot will appeal because of a couple of interesting and lucrative features. These are a Money Collect system that rewards you with multipliers up to 100x in the base game and up to a lot more in the free spins round. As for that free spins round, you will encounter the excellent Super Staxx™ mechanic, which when combined with the Money Collect feature can lead to some big value wins.

You will trigger that free spins round by landing 3 or more bonus symbols; the more you land, the more your benefits increase. For instance, 5 bonus symbols give you 10 free spins with the two lowest money symbols removed from the reels. Plus, in return for 100x your stake, you can buy that bonus feature outright!

Combination Wins Bet Multipliers: Land 3, 4, or 5 matching symbols on consecutive reels form left to right to earn the following win combination multipliers: Big Benji symbol (0.50x, 1x, 5x,), Red 7 symbol (1.5x, 2.5x, 7.5x), Jewel symbol (0.75x, 1.25x, 3.75x), Bell symbol (0.50x, 1x, 3x), Cherries symbol (0.40x, 0.90x, 2.5x), Ace/King symbols (0.25x, 0.60x, 1.5x), Queen/Jack/Ten symbols (0.20x, 0.50x, 1x).

Money Symbols Bet multipliers: If you land the Georgie, Jeff, Abs, Hamilton, Jacko, Grant, or benji money symbols on the reels, you will win multipliers of your stake of 1x, 2x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, and 100x, respectfully if a Cash machine symbol also lands.

Big Benji Bonanza (Jelly/Yggdrasil)
  • 95.5% RTP
  • Medium-High Variance
  • 243 ways to win
  • 5 reels and 3 rows
  • Min-Max Bets: 0.20 – 20.00
  • Top payout of 12,000x the stake
  • Money Symbol Collect System
  • Super Staxx™ Mechanic
  • Free Spins
  • Bonus Buy Feature

Big Egyptian Fortune (Inspired Entertainment)

Inspired is yet another software provider that understands the value of the famous Egyptian themed slots in the world of video slot fandom.

If you are a long time slot enthusiast, then you will no doubt know all about Inspired and Egyptian themed slots. Rewind back to 2014 when this developer came online. To date, the company has over 50,000 land-based gaming machines and you’ll see its slot titles in land-based video slot arcades regularly. It is one of the few brands you can play titles published for retail land-based play in casinos, slot shops, pubs, clubs, and bars, as well as at online casinos across the globe.

On Inspired Entertainment’s Big Egyptian Fortune slot title, you’ll set off on an epic adventure with a brave Indiana Jones-style explorer deep into the caverns of ancient Egypt on fast spinning reels. You’ll land plenty of low to medium combinations wins, with the occasional high paying symbols combo hitting the reels while you wait for your chance to enter the Big Treasure bonus game.

Landing 3, 4, or 5 bonus symbols anywhere in view will trigger the bonus game. In the ‘Match-3’ game, choose the treasure to land multipliers of your spin bet from 20x up to 100x.

Combination Wins Bet Multipliers: The highest paying symbol is Ankh, which gives you 0.5x, 5x, 20x, or 200x your spin bet for 2, 3, 4, or 5 symbols on a pay line, respectively. The other symbols pay when 3, 4, or 5 symbols form a combination on a pay line. Gold Necklace (3x, 15x, 100x), and Eye of Horus (2x, 10x, 50x), Gold Bracelet (2x, 10x, 50x). 10, J, Q, K, and A symbols pay 0.5x, 2.5, or 10x your spin bet when 3, 4, or 5 symbols form a combination on a pay line. Also, look out for awards symbols which can mix and match to pay 1x, 5x, or 20x your spin bet for 3, 4, or 5 symbol combinations.

Big Egyptian Fortune (Inspired Entertainment)
  • 5×3 Reels with 10 Pay Lines
  • 95.8% Theoretical RTP
  • Medium Variance/Volatility
  • 0.20 – 100 Min-Max Bet
  • Award Symbols
  • Explorer Wild Symbol
  • Max Win 2,500x

Cherry Pop Deluxe (Avatar UX Studios)

We are used to seeing Avatar UX titles released via the Yggdrasil Masters platform, which has titles including PopWin™ titles such as MonkeyPop™, Lollipop™, PiggyPop™, and more. However, this time AvatarUX has released its CherryPop™ sequel title CherryPop Deluxe directly from its studio. However, we may see it also appear on the Yggdrasil platform at a later date.

In yet another ‘Popwins’ title, the colours and cartoon style theme we are accustomed to are here along with 486-ways-to-win over 5×3 reels that expand. In the slot’s exciting action-packed gameplay, you’ll be landing free spins for big wins and multipliers as well as popping symbols that will expand the reels.

When you land winning symbols, they will pop and 2 new symbols will come into play also increasing the height of the reels the winnings symbols were on. The reels will continue to pop each time new wins form giving you up to 6 symbols per reel in the base game and up to 9 in the free spins bonus.

If you land the free spins bonus, there are 3 levels with 5 to 8 (level 1), 8 to 10 (level 2), and 10 to 12 (level 3) free spins awarded. On top of this, the free spins bonus begins with a 2x multiplier and every Popwin will increase the multiplier by x1. As if that wasn’t enough, when the free spins game begins, you can get onto the gamble wheel of fortune helping you land more free spins and increase the ways-to-win to 43,904 ways and up to 65,536 ways to win.

Combination Wins Bet Multipliers: Symbol combinations pay when you land 3, 4, or 5 on adjacent reels. Cherry (4x, 7.5x, 15x), Diamond (2x, 4x, 8x), Bell (1.5x, 3x, 6x), Clover (1.2x, 2.5x, 5x), Horseshoe (1x, 2x, 4x), Orange (1x, 2x, 4x), Melon (0.8x, 1.2x, 2.5x), Grapes (0.8x, 1.2x, 2.5x), A or K Symbols (0.4x, 0.8x, 1.6x), 9, 10, J (0.3x, 0.6x, 1.2x).

Cherry Pop Deluxe (Avatar UX Studios)
  • 5×3 reels up to 5×9 reels
  • 486 – 65,536 ways-to-win
  • 95.96% Theoretical RTP
  • High Variance/Volatility
  • Buy Bonus 75x spin bet total
  • Unlock Random Free Spins
  • Golden Slice Free Spins
  • Progressive Multipliers
  • Expanding Reels
  • Extend Ways to Win
  • 20,000x Max Win

Diamond Royale (Red Tiger)

Red Tiger Gaming, the winner of the ‘Innovation in Slot Provision’ at the 2021 EGR B2B Awards, has this week released its latest title. Simple in design and theme, the leading developer has fused classic elements with a highly lucrative free spin round and wild and global multipliers. Carrying a 95.75% RTP and high variance, this 5-reel, 10 payline video slot this title offers the chance for big wins in both the base game and bonus round.

As you spin the reels, Wild symbols can land to help create winning combinations while also applying a wild multiplier value of 2x, 3x, or 5x that locks into place for the next spin. If you land multiplier wild symbols, they combine to form a Global multiplier that applies to all wins on that spin and the next. In fact, that global multiplier will stay in place and continue to grow with each spin that lands a win. The global multiplier only resets on a spin where no wins occur.

In the free spins mode, it takes those wild and global multipliers another step forward. Called Double Wild’s, these symbols will double the Global multiplier. Plus, in free spins mode, the global multiplier does not reset until all spins have been used. To unlock the free spins, you need to land 3, 4, or 5 bonus symbols to receive, 9, 12, or 15 free spins respectively.

Combination Wins Bet Multipliers: Land 3, 4, or 5 matching symbols on consecutive reels from left to right to earn the following win combination multipliers of your line bet (total bet divided by 10 paylines): Red 7s (20x, 50x, 200x,), Bells (10x, 25x, 150x), Stars (8x, 20x, 120x), Four-Leaf Clover (6x, 18x, 100x), Ace (3x, 15x, 80x), King (2x, 12x, 60x), Queen (2x, 10x, 40x), Jack (1x, 8x, 30x), 10 (1x, 5x, 20x)

Diamond Royale (Red Tiger)
  • 95.75% RTP
  • 5 Reels & 3 Rows
  • 10 Paylines
  • Stakes: 0.20 – 10.00
  • High Volatility/Variance
  • 10,285x Max Multiplier
  • Wild Multipliers
  • Free Spins
  • Global Multipliers
  • Wilds and Double Wilds

Wild Trigger (Play’n GO)

Fans of the Old West have a brand-new cowboy-themed video slot to go in all guns blazing in search of big rewards. Released on 2 June, Play’n GO launches slot fans into the story of legendary bandits Clint McGraw and Dottie Fields.

Together these cunning thieves mastered one of the largest hauls in the history of all Wild West bank robberies, but there’s a twist, and it goes something along the lines of ‘there is no honour among thieves’. Now they have the loot they don’t want to share, which leads to a showdown on the reels in a gunfight that will see only one of them walk away wealthy and victorious.

Spin your way into the action where wild reels stacked in sets of 4 symbols wander reels 1 and 5. Landing either of these stacks will give you reels full of wilds as well as trigger a ‘Walkdown Re-spin’ with a ‘Pay Both Ways’ feature. Land both stacks and you’ll have 10 ‘Duel Free Spins’. When this bonus kicks in, combinations start flying in like bullets thanks to the stacked wilds remaining sticky when they land, and Duel Free Spins will active the ‘Pay Both Ways’ feature.

Combination Wins Bet Multipliers: There are 10 regular symbols that pay for combinations of 3, 4, or 5 on a pay line. Bag of Loot (5x, 10x, 50x), Dynamite (2.5x, 5x, 25x), Pistols (2x, 4x, 20x), Cowboy Hat & Boots (1.5x, 3x, 15x), Whiskey (1x, 2.5x, 12.5x), A or K symbols (0.5x, 1.5x, 7.5x), Q, J, or 10 symbols (0.5x, 1x, 5x).

Wild Trigger (Play’n GO)
  • 5×4 Reels with 20 paylines
  • 96% Theoretical RTP
  • Medium Variance/Volatility
  • 0.02 – 100.00 Min-Max Bet
  • Dottie Fields Stacked Wilds
  • Clint McGraw Stacked Wilds
  • Duel Free Spins Feature
  • Walkdown Re-Spins with Pay Both Ways
  • 2,000x Max Win

Zombie Carnival™ (Pragmatic Play)

Imagine a zombie outbreak at a circus and you will get what you will see in Pragmatic Play’s latest slot release, Zombie Carnival™. The outbreak has caused carnage at the festival and thus you have to make your way through zombified clowns, ringleaders, and even animals to land your payouts. Fortunately, with a 4,096 ways to win reel mechanic used on a 4-row, 6-reel grid and a free spins round featuring roaming wilds, landing big payouts is not as difficult as it may sound.

While the theme sounds like it may not suit the squeamish, the developer has gone with some light-hearted cartoon-style graphics so that you do not have to worry about blood, brains, and severed limbs. As for the sound effects, these do set the creepy tone and can be turned off if preferred.

In the base game, Mystery symbols turn into random paying symbols at the end of each spin. However, it is the free spins round that you will want to trigger. Landing two or more ‘Brain’ scatter symbols triggers 6 free spins of the reels. That may not sound like a lot, but each new scatter symbol that lands during the round will increase your spins by 1. Plus, those triggering scatters transform into roaming wilds that consume the new scatter symbols to increase that wild’s multiplier value by 1x. As these multipliers increase, so do your chances for some epic wins. The addition of a Buy Free Spins feature also enables you to skip to the chase instantly for a cost of 80x your stake.

Combination Wins Bet Multipliers: Line up 3, 4, 5, or 6 alike symbols from left to right on a pay line to trigger a combination win. Green Zombie (1x, 2x, 3x, 5x), Turquoise Zombie (0.60x, 1x, 1.5x, 3x), Blue Zombie (0.50x, 0.80x, 1.2x, 2x), Purple Zombie (0.40x, 0.60x, 1x, 1.5x), Ace/King/Queen/Jack (0.20x, 0.30x, 0.50x, 0.70x).

Zombie Carnival™ (Pragmatic Play)
  • 96.50% Theoretical RTP
  • 4,096 ways to win
  • 5,000x the stake top payout
  • 4×6 reel format
  • Min-Max Bet: 0.20 – 100.00
  • High variance
  • Scatter symbols
  • Free Spins
  • Roaming wild multipliers
  • Buy free spins feature

14 Additional Titles to Get Your Teeth Into!

When you’re done fending off zombies at a carnival and trying to collect banknotes containing famous ex-presidents in the titles above, you can then work your way through another 14 new titles that hit the shelves at online casinos in the past week. These have come from some big-name studios including Stakelogic, Lady Luck Games, Tom Horn Gaming, Kalamba Games, and Playson.

Make sure you come back at the same time next week, as we will have yet another report of some fantastic new casino content. It is hard to predict but usually there are at least 20 new titles to enjoy each new week.

More New Casino Games Released in May Week 20

(7) Crystal Furnace (Eyecon)
(8) Fluxberry (Tom Horn Gaming)
(9) Miami X (Amigo Gaming)
(10) Masters of Eclipse (Synot)
(11) 4 Fantastic Fish (4thePlayer)
(12) Lucky Jimmy (Swintt)
(13) Dynamite Strike (Stakelogic)
(14) The Treasures of Tizoc (Lady Luck Games)
(15) Live Speed Blackjack (Pragmatic Play Live)
(16) Monkey Kingdom (CT Interactive)
(17) Book del Sol: Multiplier (Playson)
(18) Blazing Bull: Cash Quest (Kalamba Games)
(19) Mystic Bear XtraHold (Swintt)
(20) Bomb Runner (Habanero)