Image of New Slot Games for April

Every spring signifies the start of a new life cycle, and software developers gave us plenty of slots to celebrate the season.

April slot releases have something in store for everyone, whether you prefer nail-biting action or are just here for some light-hearted fun.

So let’s dive in!

African Elephant, Pragmatic Play

Image of African Elephant, Pragmatic Play

Software Pragmatic Play
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Bonus Symbols, Buy Feature, Scatters, Wild Symbols
RTP 96.04%

If going on safari isn’t feasible, why not take the African Elephant slot for a ride? The new Africa-themed game from Pragmatic Play comprises a 5×4 grid and 20 paylines. Its highly volatile mathematical model will keep you on your toes, waiting for that big win. The maximum return to player value is 96.04% in base games, and you can also purchase bonus spins for 100x the stake to get 96.07% in RTP.

The standard lower-paying symbols are A, K, Q, and J, whereas higher-paying ones include rhinos, leopards, zebras, gnus, and meerkats. Moreover, scatters and wilds feature elephants. A five-symbol combo across the grid may reward you with a maximum of 30x the bet, and if five elephants trample your wild line, the payout rises up to 75x.

African Elephant features free spins and the Wild Shape random bonus in the base game. If you land three, four, or five scatters, you can receive 10, 15, or 25 free spins, and a Wild Shape triggers in every free round. So get your sun hat, grab the sunscreen, and set out on a safari. You may add this African Elephant to your wall of trophies (or up to $1,500,000 to your wallet).

Buster’s Bones, NetEnt

Image of Buster's Bones, NetEnt

Software NetEnt
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Bonus Symbols, Buy Feature, Scatters, Wild Symbols
RTP 96.07%

NetEnt seldom disappoints, so it really must have a Midas touch. The name of their latest Western-based game might remind you of Buster Bonez, the skeleton dog, and the Don’t Take Buster’s Bones children’s party game. However, this Buster’s Bones bears a resemblance to Wild Wild West and Dead or Alive series — but with a (puppy) twist.

A 6×6 grid covers a western-style noticeboard, behind which is a gorgeous background with a canyon, cacti, and shrubs. While the setting will make you feel as if Lucky Luke might appear any second in his chase of the Dalton brothers, the real action happens on the medium-volatility board.

Our wanted sign doesn’t feature the notorious siblings but Buster himself. Symbols with higher payouts complement the overall aesthetic: three doggos in full Wild West attire, Buster as a special symbol, wild in gold letters, and saloon doors as the scatter.

The goal is to get Buster to eat all bones from the reels and collect multipliers for each. If he appears with a pair of scatters, you’ll get free spins, and Buster stays with you during the entire bonus game (a dog is a man’s best friend, after all), resulting in many possible multipliers. And if that’s not enough to sate your (and Buster’s) appetite, you can purchase a bonus round for 60x the wager.

The maximum return isn’t superb (only 973x the stake), but Buster’s Bones has a default RTP of 96.07%, so we triple-dog-dare you to try it.

Devour the Weak, Yggdrasil

Software Yggdrasil
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Free Spins, Hexed Symbol, Multiplier, Avalanche Feature, Buy Bonus
RTP 96%

Yggdrasil game designers are back at it again with another magic-themed slot, doing what they know best. Set in the hellish landscape, Devour the Weak is a highly volatile game with intense gameplay, creating the sensation of red-hot lava burning under your feet.

It features a 5×3 board with 243 paylines and a 25.03% average hit rate, so your odds of scoring up to 10,000x the bet are more than reasonable. Here, everything is spooky — from red, gold, blue, green, and wild demons (worth 1.5x–2.5x the wager) to the sinister 666 in bonus buys and the largest multiplier.

The game takes advantage of the dropdown wins mechanics, which removes winning symbols, allowing others to take their place and potentially make new winning lines. Plus, during free spins, hexes get replaced with wilds, adding fuel to the fire or, in this case, the rising free spins meter.

Those who dare enter the underworld will encounter a 96% RTP value in the default game, bonus buy, or Golden Bet. The stake goes up by 50% if you enable the Golden Bet feature, but more hexes are available. If you break all of them, a sweet reward of up to $1,000,000 awaits at the infernal gates.

One question remains — Can you dance with the devil and trigger the number-of-the-beast multiplier, or is hell too scary for you?

Rabbit Royale, ELK Studios

Image of Rabbit Royale, ELK Studios

Software ELK Studios
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Wilds, Scatters, ReSpins, Bonus Game
RTP 94%

April wouldn’t be April without Easter motifs, right? True, but ELK Studios offers a different take on bunny-themed slots, and we must commend them on the effort. The visuals are highly creative, though a bit ominous.

The backdrop is a nighttime shot of an old village with a run-down mill. You won’t see any cuddly pets and their lovely owners in this game of high volatility. Instead, you get an action-packed 5×5 grid in which three rabbits are fighting for their lives against creepy pitchfork-wielding villagers and their traps.

Our fluffy characters are not afraid to fight back, even when the odds seem slim. First, wilds can replace any standard pay symbol and trigger a carrot symbol if they’re part of a winning line. If a rabbit finds itself on the board along with carrots, it will eat them, collecting their monetary value and unlocking respins.

You must get a combo of three, four, or five bonus symbols to launch the bonus game. If five rabbit symbols line up, they’ll trigger a Super Collect. If you wish to try other game modes (Rabbit Respins, Bonus, Super Bonus, Bonus Hunt, and Double Trouble), you can obtain them through the X-iter menu.

The maximum payout in Rabbit Royale is regal indeed — up to 25,000x the wager, but the RTP is only 94%. Translated into numbers, you can win anywhere from $5,000 to $2,500,000.

Kiss My Chainsaw, NoLimit City

Image of Kiss My Chainsaw, NoLimit City

Software Nolimit City
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Bonus Symbols, Buy Feature, Scatters, Wild Symbols, Jumping Wilds
RTP 96.10%

If you’re a fan of the 70s and 80s horror flicks (particularly The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), this slot game will be right up your alley. Once again, NoLimit City tests our limits of how much horror, blood, and gore our eyes can handle. The game’s RTP ranges from 92.13% to 96.10%. If you ask us, it’s a fair trade-off for the turmoil you have to face.

This slot game follows a killer called Chainsaw Larry in his quest to cause as much mayhem as possible. Never fear; he does so by matching five of the same symbol — no real bloodshed takes place.

Sticking with the theme, higher-paying symbols include Chainsaw Larry himself, two girls who had the misfortune of crossing his path, and Route 66 signs (1.75x–3.5x the bet). Toolboxes, cameras, license plates, keys, lighters, and backpacks are low-value symbols (0.4x–1.25x the stake).

With modifiers like Burnout, scatters, Chainsaw Larry spins, Avalanche, Charged wilds, The Last Ride, and bonus buys, the game delivers in the reward department too.

The maximum prize is 10,900x the bet, so grab your kill kit and get ready for a rampage!

Sheep Gone Wild, Red Tiger

Image of 3 Lucky Leprechauns, 4ThePlayer

Software Red Tiger
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Picker Bonus, Wilds Symbol, Free Spins, Multiplier
RTP 94% – 96%

While the atmosphere of Red Tiger’s Sheep Gone Wild might be playful and relaxing at first glance, the concept is a bit like a wolf in sheep’s clothing as you help this predator snatch the prey.

Matching five identical icons will trigger a payout of 0.8x–1.5x for card icons or 2.4x–8x for cats, cows, chickens, pigs, and farmers. Sheep appear on the wild symbols, worth up to 8x. Scatter symbols have wolves on them, and if three or more of these beasts land on your grid, you’ll get seven free spins.

If you’re up for some mischief on the rustic 5×4 board, you can expect an adventurous base game and free Wolf Spins. The Sheep Snatch feature may randomly trigger before a spin, and if you click on the sheep that appears, the evil wolf will grab it and give you a modifier in the form of a 2x or 3x Win Multiplier or Symbol Transformation.

The game’s model is highly volatile, with a 95.72% return-to-player value. But if you’re wondering whether harming poor sheep is worth it, the potential payout of 13,400x the stake might change your mind about joining the big bad wolves.

Jiggly Cash, Thunderkick

Image of Jiggly Cash, Thunderkick

Software Thunderkick
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Scatters, Multiplier, Mystery Feature, Avalanche
RTP 96.46%

It seems like we can’t go a month without food-themed slots releases, but we love every bit(e) of it. Thunderkick has prepared a jiggly delicacy to propel players directly onto an alien jelly planet.

High- and low-tier symbols are all made of jelly and include flowers, hearts, stars, moons, planets, and little alien jigglies (blue, red, green, purple, and yellow). It’s worth noting that only red jiggly is a high-paying symbol, and there are no wilds.

While the imagery might seem innocent at first glance, the game’s highly volatile, while the RTP goes from 90% to 96.19% (or 96.46% if you want to spend 110x the bet to purchase a bonus game). The Jiggly Cash game uses the scattered pay mechanism instead of cluster pays, which means winning combinations don’t have to be adjacent.

Not counting the background and the adorable colorful characters, the sweetest things here are up to 250x multiplier, the Avalanche sequence that repeats until there are no more wins, and the Scatter Pay, which collects a reward whenever eight or more equal symbols drop onto the board.

There’s even a Mystery feature (a purple orb with a yellow question mark inside) that randomly selects a lower-level symbol and turns it into a higher-paying one. If you give in to your sweet tooth, you might strike it lucky and win up to a million bucks.

About the Author

Author Sadonna Price has been part of the online casino industry for over a decade, watching it develop and expand across the US. She enjoys playing online slots and table games, as well as Texas Hold’em.