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Playing online slots is always a good idea — and why wouldn’t it be, given that software providers work hard to come up with innovative new titles all the time?

This month was no exception — here are our top picks that are bound to spice up your May gaming sessions!

Giganimals GigaBlox™, Yggdrasil

Image of Giganimals GigaBlox™, Yggdrasil

Software Yggdrasil
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Buy Bonus, Free Spins, Wild Surge, Wild Symbol, GigaBlox™, Scatter Symbol
RTP 96%

Giganimals GigaBlox™ is a new slot from Yggdrasil that cleverly blends the theme of animals and the cosmos.

The game follows four animals — a bull, a sheep, a rooster, and a pig — sent to outer space in small spaceships. Upon arrival, they are met by alien creatures on a grid featuring 6 reels and 4 rows — however, the GigaBlox mechanism can change the size of the symbols and create an interesting structure that only adds to the game’s uniqueness.

Yggdrasil has also come up with a few thrilling bonus features for this slot. One of them is Wild Surge, which can be triggered by any spin during the base game and make wilds out of lower-paying symbols. Additionally, the provider has included free spins, and one way to activate them is by landing at least 5 scatters on the reels.

Alternatively, bonus spins can be triggered through the Collection feature that activates when you receive a payout from battery symbols on the reels. These symbols allow you to accumulate points into one of the spaceship meters on the left, depending on their color. Once the meter fills up with 480 points, it will trigger between 5 and 24 free spins. Also, the symbol that triggers the free spins will act as a wild during the bonus round.

Slashimi, Play’n GO

Image of Slashimi, Play’n GO

Software Play’n GO
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols, Free Spins, Two-For-One Feature

Even if you’re not a fan of raw fish and Asian cuisine, this slot might make you change your mind.

As soon as you launch the new Play’n GO Slashimi slot inspired by the Japanese signature dish, you’ll probably be surprised by the unconventionally tall grid layout.

This game has 3 reels and 5 rows — and if you’re an avid slot player, you probably know that it usually goes the other way around. However, the winning potential that can reach 5,000x your bet is bound to attract you even more.

It also offers 125 ways to win, which can be increased up to 1,000 thanks to the special Two-for-One feature. For the feature to be triggered, a sushi piece generated for every base game spin on the board above the chef’s head must appear on the reels, so the chef can slice it in half and boost your payout potential.

If you notice wasabi drops on at least three of your sushi bites, get ready for some bonus spins. During these spins, you’ll also benefit from a special symbol, but this time you’ll choose it yourself before the bonus rounds start. Aside from splitting every time it appears on the grid, this symbol will stick to the board for all the extra rounds. Moreover, each new wasabi drop that lands on sushi during the bonus round will activate additional free spins.

Over the Moon, Big Time Gaming

Image of Over the Moon, Big Time Gaming

Software Big Time Gaming
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Free Spins, Wild Symbols, Bonus Buy, Win Exchange™, Multipliers, Megaways
RTP 96.55%

As if a virtual trip to the galaxy isn’t memorable enough, Big Time Gaming decided to improve it even further. First off, it’s given players the possibility to win a 13,570x their bet, which is a win potential that can keep you motivated for quite some time. And while the slot’s graphics aren’t that extraordinary, special features most certainly are.

Something you’ll notice as soon as you start playing the game are Rockets that will fly next to the grid. They represent 1x, 5x, or 10x multipliers, and you can have up to three of them flying around at the same time. Also, you’ll get Meteor Prizes which can bring cash rewards worth up to 100x your bet. Furthermore, these two features work together, as rockets’ multipliers add to the value of awarded Meteor Prizes.

As spinning in space is fun, Big Time Gaming amplified its latest slot with some bonus spins. You can activate 12 of them by landing three scatters, while every additional scatter will add two more free spins to the mix. The Rockets will play a role in this part of the game, too, and each one that arrives will add to the unlimited multiplier. The multiplier value for the first rocket is 1x, for the second 2x, and so on.

Plus, if you get a purple scatter, the free spins will be enhanced. Once again, the Rockets will multiply your win. However, in the enhanced free spins round, every new rocket that appears on the screen will increase the multiplier by 2x.

Finally, this title offers a Win Exchange feature created for players who like to take risks. If you encounter a win of at least 80x your bet during the base game, you’ll be able to exchange it for 12 free spins. Should your win be anything between 25x to 80x, you can wager in an instant game for a chance to get free spins as well.

Excalibur Unleashed™, Pragmatic Play

Image of Excalibur Unleashed™, Pragmatic Play

Software Pragmatic Play
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Wild Symbols, Free Spins, Multipliers, Wild Multiplier Reels, Sticky Wilds, Buy Bonus
RTP 96.05%

When Pragmatic Play chooses a theme for a new slot game, always expect the unexpected. This leading software provider has taken the legend of King Arthur and his magic sword Excalibur and portrayed it through the eyes of animals.

As it’s always the case with Pragmatic Play, graphics are divine, and the grid, which pays both ways, is in a class of its own. Out of five reels, the middle three have five rows, while the first and the last reels only have three. These shortened reels are special as they are the ones on which wilds can land and expand over all the positions.

The wild symbol is, of course, the Excalibur sword, which can carry random multipliers from 2x to 10x the win, as well as 12x, 15x, or 20x. In case wilds land on both the first and the last reel, the multipliers are combined, and a free spins round starts. You’ll first receive six free spins, and the wilds will remain sticky throughout the bonus round.

When a wild adds to the win, the multiplier it carries will increase by one until the end of the round. And if you’re that lucky to have both wilds in your winning combination, you’ll receive an extra free spin.

Dead Man’s Gold, ELK Studios

Image of Dead Man’s Gold, ELK Studios

Software ELK Studios
Slot Type Video Slot
Progressive No
Bonus features Wild Symbols, Bonus Game, Multipliers, Hidden Wilds, Bottomless Chest, X-iter™, Avalanche
RTP 94%

ELK Studios don’t give up on their Gold series, which has brought the Dead Man’s Gold slot to our doorstep. Although we noticed a lower RTP of 94%, the rest of the game’s aspects make up for it big time.

The selection of features starts with Avalanche, which replaces winning symbols with new ones and adds an additional row on the top of the grid. Another feature with replacing powers is Bottomless Chest, which fills the open spots in its column with high-value symbols, cannonballs, and wilds.

Speaking of cannonballs, they trigger the two cannons located on both sides of the grid, which can shoot Treasure Target and Multiplier Treasure Target symbols. When shot, Regular Treasure Targets will blow the surrounding non-winning symbols and reveal wilds, while Multiplier Treasure Targets do the same thing plus enlarge the global win multiplier.

Last but not least, Dead Man’s Gold has a feature called X-iter, which offers five gaming modes, each of which brings special elements to the gameplay. With this ELK’s exclusive innovation, players can choose from different perks and bring more excitement and winning potential into their gameplay.

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.