The new year is here, and it’s the best moment to try some innovative slot games that have just come fresh out of the oven.
The new slot titles come from all the top-rated software providers, so there’s no doubt they will make the start of 2024 great.
Let’s review the themes and features of some of January’s most exciting slot games.
Sticky Bandits Unchained, Quickspin
|Wild West Free Spins, Peacemaker Bonus & Peacemaker Bonus Fully Loaded
|87% | 90% | 94% | 96.09%
Sticky Bandits Unchained is the fifth game in the Sticky Bandits slot series that’s been regularly coming out since 2017. Over the years, the game’s design and mood have transitioned from brighter to darker, with this release being one of the more somber ones.
One of its most important features includes massive wilds that can replace any pay symbols. Moreover, when at least three wilds hit the reels, one turns into a 2×2 colossal wild, triggers the free spins, and remains sticky during all the extra spin rounds.
The basic bonus round called Wild West Free Spins requires three wild symbols and awards ten free spins. If any additional wild lands on the reels during the bonus rounds, it’ll stay locked until the end of free spins.
If you land four wild symbols, you’ll unlock the Peacemaker Bonus, which doesn’t have a fixed number of free spins. Instead, it’ll end when a cylinder symbol with multipliers appears on the grid. The cylinder has five chambers representing multipliers — four will carry a 2x multiplier, while the fifth may display a multiplier worth 3x, 5x, or 10x your bet. Whichever gets randomly selected will be added to your wins from the final spin.
The third bonus round, Peacemaker Bonus Fully Loaded, becomes active after five wilds appear on the grid. This feature resembles the Peacemaker Bonus in all aspects except for the cylinder rewards. Namely, the cylinder symbol in this bonus round has six chambers — three with a 2x multiplier and the remaining three with multipliers worth 20x, 50x, or 500x.
2 Wild 2 Die, Hacksaw Gaming
|Bonus Buy, Cowboys, Multiplier, Random Wilds, Wild West
|96.25% | 94.15% | 92.14% | 88.25%
2 Wild 2 Die is a western-themed Hacksaw Gaming slot packed with bonus features you’ll love. The exciting features start with silver and golden revolver symbols that can land with one to six bullets. Upon landing, the silver revolvers shoot their bullets at random positions on the grid, and when hit, that position turns into a wild. If hit more than once, the wild also gets assigned a random multiplier between 2x and 200x.
As for the golden revolvers, they also shoot random symbols, but they turn them into wild multipliers immediately. Also, golden revolvers always shoot before silver ones, and as they get empty, they turn into wilds as well.
The next thing on the menu is the Most Wanted! Bonus, which becomes active when 3 FS scatters land. During this feature, you’ll only get revolver symbols, reload symbols, and blank positions on the grid. There’ll also be six Wanted posters with multipliers from 2x to 500x or multiplying values of x2 to x20 hanging on top of the reels. When revolvers land, the main character will fire bullets at the posters and reward you accordingly.
The value of any silver revolver will be locked to its position throughout the bonus round, while golden revolvers disappear after their value is added to silver revolvers and reload values. Speaking of reload symbols, they accumulate the value of each locked silver revolver and, as the name suggests, reload them with up to six bullets to get them ready for new shots. Posters reset after being hit, and the initial three spins increase with any new symbols.
For landing 4 FS symbols, you’ll get a chance to benefit from the Shootin’ Wild! Bonus, which brings you ten free spins. All wilds with multipliers will remain sticky during these free rounds, while an additional two or three FS symbols bring two and four extra free spins, respectively.
Finally, there are two highly rewarding bonuses to hope for. One is the Best of Most Wanted! Bonus, which activates when 3 FS scatters and the Best of Bonus scatter hit the reels at the same time. The feature gives you three Most Wanted! bonus rounds, where you’ll receive the biggest payout.
Last but not least, the Best of Shootin’ Wild! Bonus gets into play when a combination of four FS scatters and the Best of Bonus scatter appears on the grid. Once again, you’ll get three Best of Shootin’ Wild! bonus rounds, and claim the highest win from the three attempts.
12 Bolts of Thunder, Thunderkick
|Wild Symbol, Hammer Win, Bonus Game, and Bonus Buy
Thunderkick’s 12 Bolts of Thunder is a slot inspired by captivating Norse mythology but presented in a cheerful way through vivid colors and an upbeat background soundtrack. Although the base game may seem too simple at first, the first trigger of the hammer feature will make it more interesting.
Hammers can land on reels two, three, and four, and you need at least four of them to trigger the multiplier. Depending on the number of hammers, you can increase your winnings by 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 500x, or 1,000x your bet, as presented in the table on the right side of the screen.
Another important symbol for this slot is the Bonus scatter, which activates free spins. For three, four, or five scatters, you can win six, nine, or 12 free spins, respectively. During the free spins, the hammer feature brings even better rewards.
Whenever you form a hammer win in the bonus rounds, the prizes on the hammer paytable increase, as does the ladder level. The highest level you can reach on the ladder is five, unlocking the maximum winning potential of 30,000x. You’ll also get an additional three free spins for every hammer win.
When you use all your free spins and return to the base game, the hammer prize ladder will reset back to basic values, but you can activate the free spins again anytime through the bonus buy feature.
Love Is in the Fair, Play’n GO
|Love Map, Multiplier Wilds, Free Spins
Play’n GO decided to start the new year with a slot inspired by one of the greatest feelings in the world — love. The game follows a couple on a date at a fair, where they’ll have fun taking photos and trying to make as many snaps as possible to fill out the love map. Naturally, to take the photos, they’ll need a love cam wild, which can also carry a 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, or 100x multiplier.
The couple’s romantic snapshots are vital for the game as they represent the scatter symbol. The Romantic Pic scatters may land anywhere on the grid and also get stacked, and you’ll need three of them to activate free spins.
When you unlock free spins and start collecting romantic photos, you’ll also increase the wild multiplier, which will remain active throughout the entire feature duration. Here’s the list of rewards you can get depending on the number of photos you land:
- Three or more scatters — Three free spins with a 2x multiplier wild
- Six or more scatters — Six free spins with a 3x multiplier wild
- Nine or more scatters — Nine free spins with a 5x multiplier wild
- Twelve or more scatters — Twelve free spins with a 10x multiplier wild
- Fifteen or more scatters — Fifteen Timeless free spins with a 100x multiplier wild
Furthermore, you’ll get three more free spins whenever three scatters appear during a free spin round. If you manage to collect all 15 Romantic Pic scatters, you’ll no longer be able to win any additional free spins.