The Biggest New Slot Releases at Caxino
With several hundred slot titles to our name already at Caxino, we’re always looking to beef up our well-stocked library further with the hottest new games developed by an array of leading providers.
Let’s take a look at a handful of releases that have caught our eye in recent weeks.
Slot fans rejoiced when the highly anticipated follow-up to Play’n GO’s cult favourite dropped last month.
Reactoonz 2 sees the zany band of cosmic denizens make it back for more doses of crazy action-packed grid-play. Its creators have retained the game’s core DNA, while sprinkling a selection of new features to ensure players are kept glued to the reels. The max payout, meanwhile, has also been turned up to 5,083x.
Anyone familiar with the original will detect many similarities in the production quality of the follow-up. The two share almost identical appearances, with more cartoonish visuals accentuated against the semi-transparent reels. The game’s energetic soundtrack helps to round off the cosmic vibe.
Onto the gameplay, we get a return of Cluster Pays that requires clusters of at least 5 symbols to land a win, helped by the same Cascading Reel configuration that clears winning symbols from view and replaces them with new ones. Manage a cluster comprising 15+ symbols to reel in the biggest wins offered in the base game here.
Akin to its predecessor, the game is loaded with features - enough to make your head spin and leave you resembling one of the goony aliens - but it all makes for some incredibly immersive slot action. The key to landing the bigger prizes lies in charging the pair of meters sat to the right of the grid, namely the Fluctometer and Quantometer. The former is charged whenever fluctuating symbols vanish from play, awarding up to 3 Electric Wilds, while the latter unleashes anything from 2x Multipliers to 3x3 Gargatoon Wilds onto the reels.
Additional elements like the Wild Pair Explosion spice up what is already a thrilling ride through outer space.
Play’n GO are masters of their craft in the slots world, and the developer can count Reactoonz 2 as another excellent inclusion into their bursting repertoire that is sure to excite fans of the original, alongside a whole new enchanted audience.
Wheel of Wonders
Innovative software provider Push Gaming encourage players to discover hidden relics in their mysterious video slot, Wheel of Wonders.
Set among the well-trodden plains of Ancient Egypt, the dynamic game is given a distinctly Mesopotamian flavour for a fresh take on a classic theme. The developer have clearly taken their time designing every aspect of the slot, and it manifests in the excellent visual output along with accompanying audio number.
Like many new titles entering the market nowadays, Wheel of Wonders incorporates Cascading Reels that enhance your win opportunities by eliminating symbols from play whenever they form part of winning arrangements.
Push Gaming have saturated Wheel of Wonders with bonus features, like the Ancient Wheel that comes into play whenever a complete row of additional positions joins the action. There are three wheels in total - one for each row unlocked. These are stored until a non-winning cascade, when they pay out rewards including cash prizes, multipliers up to 10x and one of four modifiers that all help to swell your bankroll nicely.
The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the game’s titular bonus wheel, activated if ever all 18 additional positions open up together. Made up of 3 levels, you start with 5 free spins plus a multiplier value, with the possibility for re-triggers and unlimited multipliers resulting in some sky-high potential.
Wheel of Wonders may appear complicated on the surface - but it only takes a few spins to get into your groove and appreciate the time and effort that has gone into this pulsating game.
Cranky the cat and his equally oddball sidekick Sketchy are the stars of the show in Hacksaw Gaming’s wonderfully quirky release, Chaos Crew.
The developer is not normally known for their slot exploits, having established a solid reputation as a producer of first rate online scratch cards in recent years. But Chaos Crew can be considered an excellent addition to Hacksaw’s expanding slot repertoire - one that is likely to woo fans of games rich in increasing multipliers.
The setting is an unusual one, backgrounded by a dark back alley where the walls are daubed with graffiti. Added to an eclectic mix of game symbols, the tone is distinctly off-the-wall and anti-establishment - one that is quite at odds with the mellow electro audio. Yet somehow the developer makes it all work as a bizarre mash-up of oddities, and the game should easily go down as one of the more original offerings of 2020.
At any time, Cranky can join the action as the game’s Wild symbol - stepping for all others bar the Scatter to assist in forming winning assortments. He also arrives clutching a random multiplier value, up to 5x, which is applied to any payline wins to boost your earnings.
The game is all about its free spins round, set off by landing 3 such symbols during a spin. During the feature, each reel displays a multiplier value, which is either added or multiplied whenever either Cranky or Sketchy show up on the reels. Once your 3 lives are gone, the round is over and all reel multiplier values are combined to reveal your payout.
Hacksaw Gaming have also thrown in a Bonus Buy option if you don’t feel like hanging round for the feature to drop organically, triggered by shelling out the equvialent of 129x your current wager.
With the potential to bank up to 10,000x your stake, Chaos Crew is quite a volatile slot more suited to hardcore slot gamblers who are able withstand the prolonged lean periods that these types of games are known for. If you’re a fan of multiplier games that have the potential to snowball, this one should be right up your street.
Take a journey through the Underworld in highly anticipated October 20 release, Hades Gigablox.
Developed by leading software suite Yggdrasil, the game centres around the charismatic Hades, who carries the game along nicely with his occasional soundbites and irreverent quips for an added layer of amusement and immersion.
The 6x6 grid slot is the second to benefit from Yggdrasil’s own Gigablox game engine, first debuted in a far more subdued affair - Lucky Neko. In its most recent outing, the developer lays on the atmosphere heavy and thick, applying some stunning audio-visual work that showcases their talents to full effect.
With Gigablox crunching away behind the scenes, oversized symbols are capable of landing at any time in 2x2 - up to 6x6 form - making the reel setup unique with every spin. The engine mirrors Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays system in ways, but can expand over two reels, in a marked difference. What’s more, more than one Gigablox can arrive on each spin, all varying in size, to keep you guessing from one round to the next.
Yggdrasil embellish the game further with Free Spins, activated by landing 5 Scatters during a spin. The round features the developer’s ‘Hades Wild Hunt’ feature, which fills up a multiplier bar for every symbol Hades transforms into a Wild. Multiplier values cap at 10x - and the good thing is, they don’t reset during the round, spelling some potentially bumper payouts.
Hades Gigablox is a sterling effort from one of the industry’s major players. The aesthetics and gameplay give its titular game mechanism plenty of room to shine, which it achieves quite brilliantly.
Monkey’s Gold xPays
The creative geniuses at Nolimit City enchanted the slot world last month with the release of their jungle-themed slot, Monkey’s Gold xPays.
As slot technology advances, so do leading game providers strive to keep up with the pace of development and look to incorporate advanced game mechanics into their line-up. Nolimit City is one of the more adventurous providers in the business, and this release introduced their own xPays mechanic to the world.
We venture into the depths of the leafy jungle to encounter Wukong, carefully guarding his stock of riches behind the 6x6 playing grid that is flanked by a pair of massive stone heads. As with most Nolimit City slots, the graphics are vibrant and sharp, while a well-executed soundtrack completes the scene.
More now about the potent xPays game engine.
In a unique twist on other game configurations, whenever you manage a win, all losing symbols vanish from view, which are replaced by a new set raining in from above. Those responsible for a payout then proceed to tumble to the game floor.
Think of it like anti-Cascading Reels. Instead of clearing symbols that are part of winning combos, it’s the ones that don’t help you that disappear. The process then repeats until no wins form.
This is one of several features packed into the game to help augment the experience. Others include Symbol Upgrades and Colossal Symbols, which can land in shapes of 2x2 and 3x3 to produce wins worth up to 500x.
The biggest riches in the game, so often the case, lie behind Free Spins. 3 Scatters activates the feature, which prompts you to randomly select a starting multiplier value from 1x to 3x. It’s possible to prolong the feature indefinitely, too, by catching additional Scatters.
We tip our hat to the folks at Nolimit City for continuing to push the boundaries with each release, and Monkey’s Gold xPays represents another worthy addition to their diverse catalogue.