Casino software developers are constantly pouring out new games for us to play. 2024 is not an exception. We already had a chance to play the first crop of the year, but 2024 is just getting started, with events like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day that all call for thematic slot machine releases.
As you might expect, all major studios have launched (or are launching) new online casino slots for this occasion. We selected a handful that impressed us the most. Look for them at your local online casino – but don’t forget to play them responsibly!
1. 25 Coins (Wazdan)
Back in the day, the slot machine was a stunning innovation. The spinning reels that stop at random and pay out automatically were the basis for the entire gaming machine industry.
This format has survived to this day – but players are now increasingly looking for something more. One of the alternatives is the “cluster” mechanic introduced a few years ago. With 25 Coins, Wazdan takes this mechanic one step further.
25 Coins has a play area with a 5×5 grid (hence the name). Each spot “spins” individually. The game does away with regular symbols and win lines – you can only win in its bonus game. This makes it feel like you’d be playing an endless bonus feature.
The middle row on the game’s 5×5 grid is the winning row. Five symbols landing on this row trigger the game’s bonus responses, where every symbol landing on the screen is held. With each subsequent held symbol, the number of respins is reset. Once you run out of respins, the value on all symbols is collected and paid out.
The game is filled to the brim with special symbols, from Cash Infinity stickies to collectors and mystery symbols. On top of that, there are four jackpots (and their respective symbols) in the game.
25 Coins offers a completely different experience, taking cluster games to the next level. It is a high-volatility game for high-rollers that completely redefines cluster slot machines.
2. Rise & Fall of Ra (Yggdrasil Gaming)
In the lore of ancient Egypt, a legend speaks of a monolith standing in the Red Sea, believed to bestow wealth upon those who find it. It is said that Horus, the mighty deity, elevates its pillars, allowing access to the extraordinary treasures nestled at its summit.
Legend also holds that the appearance of the goddess Bastet signals the opportune moment to plunge into the crimson depths of the sea, uncovering the concealed riches that lie within.
This is the premise of Rise & Fall of Ra, Yggdrasil’s upcoming Egyptian-themed slot machine. The game comes with features like stacked wilds, instant prizes, growing reels, fortune wheels, and a “Buy Bonus” feature. On top of all that, it also comes with treasures worthy of ancient Egypt: a maximum payout of more than 2 million euros.
3. Blazing Wins: 5 Lines (Playson)
Blazing Wins: 5 Lines is the latest slot machine released by Playson. It is another iteration of the timeless classic slot machine with vibrant fruit and flaming red 7s on its reels. It doesn’t want to overcomplicate things: it’s a familiar game with familiar rules.
As the name shows, it has five win lines on a 5×3 grid. The game comes with goodies like stacked symbols and Scatters to spice up the fun.
4. Moon Princess: Power of Love (Play’n GO)
Play’n GO’s “Moon Princess” series is clearly aimed at anime fans – it is inspired by Naoko Takeuchi’s “Sailor Moon” manga. But even without its stunning visuals, the series would be worth our time. And the latest game in the series is not an exception.
For those unfamiliar with the series, Moon Princess features three mystical princesses, each with their own power. The protagonist of “Power of Love” is, obviously, Love. Two princes of the Moon Kingdom are competing for her hand. She has to decide which one of them she wants to marry.
The game has a 5×5 grid filled with symbols falling from above. The symbols involved in winning combinations disappear from the screen, allowing the rest of the symbols to fall into their place (no new symbols appear until the next round).
This can trigger cascading wins. In the base game, random powerups spice up the action. Clearing the entire grid comes with a big win and triggers the game’s Free Spins feature.
5. Rainbow Ryan 2 (Yggdrasil Gaming)
Another Yggdrasil game we can’t wait to try this year is a sequel to the studio’s popular Rainbow Ryan slot machine. For those unfamiliar with the character, Rainbow Ryan is a leprechaun of the traditional type – complete with a pot of gold.
He first blasted into the world of slot machines in the summer of 2017 and instantly stole a lot of hearts. The original game has 4096 ways to win and a maximum prize of half a million euros.
With Rainbow Ryan 2, Yggdrasil dials things up a notch. Rainbow Ryan will be back in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, taking players to a traditional Irish pub filled with shamrocks, rainbows, and stout. And, of course, there will be a party.
The game comes with attractive bonus games and big wins. Aside from the traditional Wild and Scatter symbols, it also comes with “Louder”, a feature adding more volume (and a bigger multiplier) to the game, synchronized reels, re-spins, and a Jackpot Wheel that can pay up to 2000 times your bet!
What will it be? The fortune monoliths of the Red Sea? The Power of Love spread by an anime princess? Perhaps a pint and some shanties at a traditional Irish pub? Whatever your heart’s desire, there’s a slot machine for it. And if not, there will be soon.
These are the online casino slots that have impressed us the most in 2024 so far. But the year is far from over: we are looking forward to even more amazing games to hit the casino floors before 2024 ends. The important thing is to enjoy playing them – and to play them responsibly and within your means!