Week 49 New Casino Games Report November

Get acquainted with 27 new slots released and covered in the Casinoplusbonus Week 49 New Casino Games Report – more exciting Christmas titles, Odin barges into the action, and there’s sequel BTG slot title you may already have heard of! (Image from casinoplusbonus.com)

The days to Christmas are counting down and that means you can expect a flurry of new Christmas-themed slots and casino games coming your way. In fact, in this Week 49 New Casino Games Report, you will find that a host of them were released during the last 7 days.

Just to give you a few of the bigger Xmas titles that were launched, there was Christmas Bonanza (Big Time Gaming), Wonders of Christmas (NetEnt), Christmas Plaza DoubleMax™ (Yggdrasil), Cash Truck Xmas Delivery (Quickspin), Merry Megaways (Iron Dog Studio), Fiona’s Christmas Fortune™, (Gold Coin Studios), Piles of Presents (Yggdrasil) and a new progressive jackpot from Relax Gaming called Santa’s Stack Dream Drop.

As you will see in this report, there are plenty more too. Plus, you will find numerous other themes if you think it is still too early to get into the Christmas swing. There are new non-Xmas titles from iGaming developers including Pragmatic Play, Play’n Go, Playson, Swintt, Kalamba Games, and Stakelogic.

Most of you know how these reports work by now but for those that do not, we will give you mini reviews of our top 5 new releases of last week followed by a list of another 5 that just missed out on making that list. Then, right at the very end, we summarise the remaining casino games that hit the online casinos in the last 7 days.

Last Week’s Report: While 27 new titles is a respectable figure, in last week’s New Casino Games Report, we revealed there were a whopping 37 new casino game releases the previous week. It was among the most prolific weeks of the year so far.

Top 5 Video Slot Releases – Week 49 New Casino Games Report

Right, ready to dive into some fresh new online casino content? Below, you will find five mini-reviews covering video slots the team voted as the best of the bunch. There are some fantastic titles here including a sequel to Blueprint Gaming’s Ted and a Greek-god inspired video slot from Pragmatic Play with another Odin themed video slot title following on from its Asgard™ release. And there’s more…

In the accompanying box below the mini reviews, you will also see all video slots the Casino Plus Bonus team came across released over the past 7 days – a total of 23 of them to be precise. That list includes slots from developers including Quickspin, Yggdrasil, Relax Gaming, and another Pragmatic Play slot – Reel Banks.

Although these have numbers next to them, they have no bearing on the votes or ranking of the slot – the numbers are only there just to let you know how many new casino game releases there were over the week is, and that’s just the ones the team came across!

Newly Released Christmas Video Slots
(Over the Last 7 Days)

  • Piles of Presents (Just for the Win)
  • Santa’s Stack Dream Drop (Relax Gaming)
  • Christmas Plaza DoubleMax™ (Yggdrasil)
  • Fishin’ Christmas Pots Of Gold™ (Gameburger Studios)
  • Cash Truck Xmas Delivery (Quickspin)
  • Merry Megaways (Iron Dog Studios)
  • Fiona’s Christmas Fortune™ (Gold Coin Studios)
  • Xmas Secret (Synott)
  • Wonders of Christmas (NetEnt)
  • Christmas Bonanza (Big Time Gaming)
  • Cave of Xmas (BF Games)
  • Angry Elf Christmas Miner (Gaming Corps)
  • Christmas Miracles (SpadeGaming)
  • Christmas Bonanza (Big Time Gaming)

The brand new Christmas Bonanza Megaways video slot uses a unique sliding reel system and cascading symbols adding a whole new level of gameplay, while its 26,000x hefty win potential makes it a popular choice. Developed by Big Time Gaming, this is a sequel to Bonanza, one of the developer’s flagship titles and one of the first to feature its iconic Megaways reel mechanic. And this time around it has a Christmas makeover with a mining theme, and it is one of the top new game releases this week thanks to the voting panel.

It has a main grid of 6 reels with 2 to 7 symbols landing on each reel every spin, while there is the additional vertical reel (top reel) with 4 symbols for each spot helping the slot conjure up to 117,649 ways to win. The game also features a wild symbol and there is ‘Dual Reactions’ feature, which is an improved version of the traditional ‘Reactions’ (cascading symbols) system. This time the reels cascade in two directions. And if one of the carts sits on top of reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, it will add a symbol to that reel.

As for the top paying feature, you will land 12 free spins for landing 3+ GOLD scatters and another +5 for each additional scatter. While the spins take place, there is a progressive multiplier that increases 1x after each reaction (cascade). Adding to all the fun, the Christmas Bonanza Megaways top reel holds the GOLD scatters for the free spins bonus giving you the chance to land 3 or 4 GOLD scatters to unwrap another 5 to 10 additional free spins.

What’s more, if you don’t want to wait around for the scatters to land, you can buy your way into the bonus game for 90x your spin bet. With all that to unwrap, you probably want to play the demo – if so, then check out the Christmas Bonanza Megaways slot demo here.

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: For a qualifying combination pay out, you need to land 3 to 6 alike symbols from left to right, while the purple Christmas Gift only need 2 to 6 symbols. For 6-symbol combination wins, the following payouts apply: Purple Gift (50x), Red Gift (7.5x), Blue Gift (2x), Green Gift (2x), Ace/King (1.75x), Queen/Jack (1x), Ten/Nine (0.9x).

Christmas Bonanza Online Slot Features

Christmas Bonanza (Big Time Gaming)
  • 6 Reels (2 to 7 Symbols) + Top Reel (4 Symbols)
  • Up to 117,649 Megaways
  • 96% Theoretical RTP
  • High Volatility/Variance
  • Cascading Symbols (Dual Reactions)
  • Wild Symbol
  • Free Spins with Increasing Multiplier
  • Additional Free Spins
  • Bonus Buy Feature (96.11% RTP)
  • Min-Max Bet 0.20 to 40.00
  • Max Win 26,000x
  • Cake & Ice Cream (Red Tiger Gaming)

Developed by Red Tiger Gaming, Cake and Ice Cream is a 5-reel and 20-payline video slot that features an interesting fusion of sweeties, pastries, and candy. Unlike many other Red Tiger slot games, this one is not a free spins game, but it does have some other features that may be worth a try.

While Cake and Ice Cream isn’t the most complex game, it does have some cool features. The Super Cake & Ice Cream symbol, for instance, appears in an expanded form and gives you impressive wins. It can also be purchased at a cost of 10x your stake, as a 2×2 or even 3×3-sized symbol via the Feature Buy option. In fact, this is the game’s most notable feature.

The Cake and Ice Cream slot also features the Candy Ladder, which is a prize ladder that rewards you with prizes depending on how many icons you land on it. Landing six or more of these symbols on a single spin will activate an instant prize win. Landing 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 of these symbols will payout 5x, 15x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, 500x, 750x, 1,000x, or 2,500x (the slots top payout), respectively. In addition to the instant win feature, the symbol triggers the Candy Ladder, which holds a prize of up to x2500 your bet.

All in all, while Cake & Ice Cream does not have a swathe of bonus features, those it does have really make it the slot it is. Plus, in terms of aesthetics, you’re not going to be disappointed – especially if you have a sweet tooth! The reels are full of cakes, ice cream, and other delightful sweets – as you might have guessed from the title of this slot. And to top it all off, I am sure you’ll agree, this slot looks fantastic, which is something we have come to expect from Red Tiger Gaming.

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: Landing 3 or more matching symbols on consecutive reels will reward you with a payout. The 5-symbol combinations payout: Cake (300x), Slice of Cake (240xx), Ice Cream (180x), Lollipop (120x), Candy (80x), Spade (70x), Heart (60x), Diamond (50x), Club (40x).

Cake & Ice Cream Online Slot Features

Cake & Ice Cream (Red Tiger Gaming)
  • 5×3 Reels with 20-Fixed Paylines
  • 95.81% Theoretical RTP
  • Medium Volatility/Variance
  • Colossal Symbols
  • Bonus Buy Feature
  • Min-Max Bet 0.10 to 40.00
  • Max Win 2,500x
  • Fury of Odin Megaways™ (Pragmatic Play)

The Fury of Odin Megaways™ brings the father of Thor back to the reels. He is the god of poets and better known simply as Odin, but also goes by the fearful name the ‘God of war and of the dead’.

In his godly world of Megaways, you’ll be spinning on reels with up to 117,649 winning ways to land symbol combination wins. On your divine warpath to riches, you’ll also spin in features with massive multipliers where 15,000x your bet could land at any time. The scene itself, is set in the mountainous regions of Asgard, where Odin famously rules supreme according to Norse legend. In the forefront of his godly and picturesque world are 6 main reels with between 2 and 7 symbols landing on each on every spin, while there is a seventh top reel rolling in 4 symbols from left to right on every spin.

Altogether you have 10 regular symbols to spin into action and a wild symbol on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5, plus wilds appear on the top row. Each time you land a combination win, the symbols creating the payout will cascade via the Tumble feature to bring in new ones for additional wins from the same spin. As for feature symbols, there are ‘Odin Gold Shield’, ‘Fury Symbols’, and ‘Mystery Symbols’.

‘Fury Symbols’ are on the top row as well as reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Effectively this feature guarantees a win. Each time it hits the reels, all symbols below it will turn into wilds. If this doesn’t result in a winning combination, the reels will respin with all wilds remaining sticky. Adding to this, respins will continue until a winning combination hits. On the first one, you will have a minimum of 500 ways to win, while if you get to respin number 7, the minimum is 117,649 ways.

Mystery symbols are also another guaranteed way to win. When they hit the reels, they will transform into the same paying symbol before the win calculation.

As if all the above features were not enough already, the Pragmatic Play software provider has also included free spins on the Fury of Odin Megaways™. 4 ‘Odin Gold Shield’ scatters anywhere in view forming the word ‘ODIN’ will trigger 10 free spins. For all additional scatters on the spin that triggered the bonus, plus new ones that hit during the free spins bonus, you will receive +2 free spins. Furthermore, there is a global multiplier that starts at 1x and increases by +1 for every tumble which creates a new combination win.

If you feel like enhancing your chances of landing the free spins bonus, you can turn on the ‘High Chance to Win Feature’ adding 0.25x your spin bet to your total bet. On top of this, there is a ‘Bonus Buy’ option available for 100x your spin bet.

Spin Bet Combination Multipliers: 6 symbol combinations pay Odin (10x), Loki (3x), Thor (2.5x), Hela (2x), A (1.5x), K (1x), Q (0.8x), J (0.6x), 10 (0.5x), 9 (0.4x). All symbols pay for 3 up to 6 symbols in a combination except Odin which will pay out for 2 to 6 symbol combinations.

Fury of Odin Megaways™ Slot Features

Fury of Odin Megaways™
  • 6 Reels (2 to 7 Symbols) + Top Reel (4 Symbols)
  • Up to 117,649 Megaways
  • 97% Theoretical RTP
  • High Variance/Volatility
  • Odin Gold Shield
  • Fury Wild Reels (Guaranteed Win)
  • Mystery Symbols
  • Odin Free Spins Bonus with Multipliers
  • High Chance to Win Feature
  • Bonus Buy Feature
  • Min-Max Bet 0.20 – 100.00
  • Max Win 15,000x
  • Wonders of Christmas (NetEnt)

Merry Christmas from NetEnt as now Evolution-owned video slot developer adds to its collection of titles themed around the holidays.

Wonders of Christmas by NetEnt uses 3-4-5-3-5 reels and comes with 20 pay lines. There are 11 regular symbols all in with the Christmas theme, and while linking these up into combination wins, the aim of the game is to get into the lucrative free spins bonus where you’ll get your shot at a 10,000x your spin bet. However, there are still plenty of ways to beef up your wins in the base game.

Lookout for the pink ‘Gift’ symbol, as when it lands, it creates a frame. The frame will remain until it becomes active, which means the next spin will convert this position on the reels into a wild symbol. Subsequently, all positions surrounding it will become wild symbols.

The NetEnt Crimbo Collection: Christmas-themed video slot titles available at NetEnt casinos include – Aloha! Christmas, Secrets of Christmas, Santa vs Rudolf, Jingle Spin, and Fruit Shop Christmas.

The ‘Gift’ symbol is also your ticket to multipliers for the free spins round. Each time it lands anywhere on the reels, the free spins meter will build up by +1, and if a gift symbol lands in a frame, it will add +1 to +4. When it reaches 200 points, the multiplier progress meter will increase, and it will remain the same throughout your session. Therefore, the more you play, the higher the multiplier becomes up to a max cap of 1,000x.

To get into the free spins bonus, you’ll need to spin in the scatter symbol anywhere on the middle 3 reels (2-3-4). The slot will then swap to bonus reels, and you’ll have 3 free spins (effectively these are respins). If there were frames on the reels when you trigger free spins, these become ‘Locked Golden Chocolate Coins’, which will turn into 0.5x up to 50x multipliers at the end of the bonus.

All positions on the reels not locked will cascade with ‘Gold Coins’. Each time the cascade gets one of these coins to stick to the reels, a random multiplier of 0.5x to 50x is assigned. This will also cause the 3 free spins to count to reset. The bonus ends when no more new gold coins stick to the reels. At this point, the slot adds all multipliers and applies the final count to your total spin bet.

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: Spinning in 3, 4, or 5 symbols will bring in combination payouts with the highest paying being 5-symbol wins, which pay as follows: Wild (5x), Santas Sleigh (5x), Train or House (2.5x), Snowman (1.2x), Stocking: (1.2x), A (0.9x), K (0.9x), Q (0.5x), J (0.5x), 10 (0.4x).

Wonders of Christmas Online Slot Features

Wonders of Christmas (NetEnt)
  • 3-4-5-3-5 Reels with 20 Paylines
  • 96.06% Theoretical RTP
  • Wild Symbol
  • Frame Collection with Spreading Wilds
  • Free Spins Bonus
  • Progressive Free Spins Multipliers
  • Multiplier Collection System
  • High Variance/Volatility
  • Min-Max Bet 0.10 to 50.00
  • Max Win 10,000x
  • Piles of Presents (Just For The Win – Microgaming/Games Global studio partner)

Looking for a fixed Progressive jackpot Christmas slot with a casino game show ‘wheel of fortune’ bonus game? Piles of Presents by Just for the Win may be exactly what you are looking for. In fact, the Just For The Win slot studio appears to have gone Microgaming-Esq with this slot, as I am sure you experienced Microgaming enthusiasts out there will agree it has the look and feel of the Microgaming studio greats, which is likely why it caught the attention of the Casino Plus Bonus team and made it to the top 5 this week.

All the action takes place on 5×3 reels set inside a living room with a fireplace and Christmas decorations giving you that warm festive vibe right from the off. Behind the reels, you have 20 pay lines to line up 9 regular symbols and a wild substitute symbol that is the tenth symbol, the joint highest paying, and the slot’s wildcard.

Aside from landing combination wins, there are plenty of ways to land big wins via features. Let’s start with the 4 jackpots. These are Mini, Minor, Major and Mega paying 15x, 40x, 250x or 5,000x your spin bet, and they are all triggered inside a Wheel of Fortune bonus game. To get there, each time your reel spins collect ‘Christmas Tokens’, this gives a random chance of triggering the wheel. The wheel has 20 segments divided as follows: Mini (10 segments), Minor (6 segments), Major (3 segments) and Mega (1 segment). You get one spin to win one of the jackpots.

While you are waiting for your shot at a jackpot win, you can also land big wins via free spins. If the reels produce 3+ ‘Santa’ scatters landing in any position, you’ll land 6 free spins.

Where the number of scatters you land matters is for the ‘Bonus Picks’ portion of this feature. 3, 4, or 5 scatters will give you 3, 4, or 5 bonus feature picks from 16 Santa Claus sacks containing the following:

  • 3, 4, 5, 6, or 9 additional free spins
  • x1, x2, or x3 multipliers (they stack if you land them more than once)
  • Mid-symbol upgraded to a wild symbol
  • Low symbol to mid symbol upgrade
  • Low symbol upgraded to a wild symbol

Combination Spin Bet Multipliers: To land a combination win, spin in 3, 4 or 5 symbols from left to right across any of the 20 pay lines. To give you an idea of the pay outs, here are the spin bet multipliers for 5-symbol wins: Wild (20x), Teddy Bear (20x), Toy Soldier (12.5x), Toy Train (7.5x), Drum (5x), A (4x), K (4x), Q (2.5x), J (2.5x).

Piles of Presents Online Slot Features

Piles of Presents (Just For The Win)
  • 5×3 Reels with 20 Pay Lines
  • 96.17% Theoretical RTP
  • High Volatility/Variance
  • Wild Symbol
  • 4 Non-Progressive Jackpots
  • Wheel of Fortune Jackpot Bonus
  • Mini, Minor, Major, Mega
  • Free Spins Bonus
  • Bonus Picks Feature
  • Additional Free Spins
  • Multipliers
  • Low to Mid Symbol Upgrades
  • Low or Mid Symbol Upgrade to Wild
  • Min-Max Bet 0.20 to 50.00
  • Max Win 5,000x

A Round Up of Another 22 New Casino Games

Although we consider the 5 new casino games above to be the best of the lot, we know you all have your own opinions. You might just find that you enjoy some of the following 22 in the accompany list just as much. If you are looking for recommendations, then check out Hit the Bank: Hold and Win (Playson), Phat Cats Megaways™ (Kalamba Games), and Reel Banks (Pragmatic Play).

This Week: Next week you gear yourself up for new releases such as the existing NoLimit City launch of Pearl Harbor while Push Gaming is set to release Generous Jack. Plus, there’s be a flurry of new Christmas slots. And, as always, come back to Casino Plus Bonus next Monday for the full list of new casino games released this week brought to you in exactly the same style as this report!

More New Casino Games Released in November Week 49

  • (10) A Winter’s Tale (Blue Guru Games)
  • (11) Akiva: Claws of Power (Foxium)
  • (12) Phat Cats Megaways™ (Kalamba Games)
  • (13) Athena Ascending (Play’n Go)
  • (14) 3 Jokers (Stakelogic)
  • (15) Xmas Secret (Synot Games)
  • (16) Spinanga (ELA Games)
  • (17) Won Hundred (Gamzix)
  • (18) Big Max Books Unlimited (Swintt)
  • (19) Hit the Bank: Hold and Win (Playson)
  • (20) Cave of Xmas (BF Games)
  • (21) Capitao Sorte (MGA Games)
  • (22) Reel Banks (Pragmatic Play)
  • (23) Gods vs Gigablox (Reel Play/Yggdrasil)
  • (24) Angry Elf Christmas Miner (Gaming Corps)
  • (25) Christmas Miracles (Spade Gaming)
  • (26) Fiona’s Christmas Fortune™ (Gold Coin Studios)

A Noteworthy Slot Title: Synott released its 100th video slot this week – check out Xmas Secret!