5 Great Slots for the New Year

There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year with an exciting selection of new games – especially if you’re an avid online casino gamer. Industry stalwarts like IGT, Microgaming and others are always trying to ratchet up the level of graphics, gameplay and entertainment with each new batch of slots and table game variations. The competition is always fierce, which is exactly what makes it a dreamland for you – you’re guaranteed to have great games!

Continuing a Tradition of Great Slots

This year brings with some truly promising slots, in the never-ending quest to get slots that measure up to legends like Cleopatra's Gold Slots and Aztec's Millions. Last year, you saw how online software gaming companies responded to player popularity and put out a bevy of underwater-themed slots, in an effort to make another Mermaid slot machine. Toss in the explosion of casino slot tournaments expected later this year, and you may be facing the best online gaming year yet. Without further ado, here are 5 of the best new slots out there so far:

The Finer Reels of Life

In January, though the companies got off to a slow start, The Finer Reels of Life was met with great acclaim. Microgaming’s sizzling – downright beautiful, actually – graphics may be the best yet; and anyone who knows of their reputation in that department will appreciate just how significant that statement is. Lifelike jewels and mouth-watering chocolates framed exquisitely by a velvet burgundy background draw you into this 5 reel, non-progressive, 243 payline monster. This slot has a Scatter, Wild, and Free spins feature. The symbols are all blinged out – but in a classy, high net-worth kind of way. Decadent chocolates, champagne glasses, gold card suits and more await your finer sense of style.

New Norse Warrior Slots

WMS Gaming joins the fray with their appropriately-named New Norse Warrior slots. Loud, bright and bold, this 5 reel, 30 payline slot is a real newbie, having just dropped in the month of February. You can crop by Jackpot Party Casino to try your hand at reels full of Nordic enchantment, with an emerald stone-encrusted hammer that looks suspiciously like the thunder god Thor’s Mjolnir. A tribute to Scandinavia, you’ll find most of the symbols are representative of that inherently warrior culture – as well as the standard card suits available on all slot machines. The Nordic fighter himself is the Wild, and there are also Scatters and Free Spins all about. As a new member, you will get a 100% sign-up match bonus, and can really see how well you fare in this cool slot.

Starlight Kiss Slots

Microgaming makes the top 5 once again with Starlight Kiss slots, which is strongly reminiscent of a marriage between Valentine’s Day and the old TV show, Hawaii Five-O. A tropical night background serves as your playing platform, with touching scenes of romantic affection scattered on the reels. Available at Jackpot City Casino, Starlight Kiss is a 5 reel, 243 payline whopper and the perfect slot to play on Valentine’s Day. A love-struck young man seeks to woo his intended Valentine in a swan-filled setting, using chocolates and gifts. The graphics are engrossing as you tell your own story with your gameplay; using the Starlight Kiss logo as the Wild symbol, take advantage of the Scatter, and rack up those Free Spins. And then, there’s the scintillating Bonus Round…

Jason and the Golden Fleece Via Slots

Straight from the annals of mythology once again, Microgaming brings you the Greek story of Jason and the Golden Fleece via slot machine. Searching for the Golden Fleece has never been so much – even if it ended in tragedy in the myth. For you, not so much: this 5 reel, 243 payline seeks to restore your rightful throne to you, and all the riches that come with kingship. The symbols are of mythical centaurs, gigantic Cyclops, the leader Jason’s mighty ship, Jason himself, the lovely witch Madea and more. Gorgeous graphics greet you at every turn as you journey through the many different tasks this slot presents, using multipliers to enhance your chances at winning, Card Bonuses and a grand final battle of chance and skill.

Thief slots

Lastly, for this round-up of 5 great slots for the New Year, we bring you Net Entertainment’s Thief slots. This 5 reel, 25 payline standard sports a male cat-thief with skills that would tax even Batman’s detective skills. With a futuristic artistic scene, the graphics seem to transport you into the year 3000, with towering skyscrapers and psychedelic lighting making this slot as much of a visual treat as it is a slot machine. This non-progressive has an expanding Wild symbol and Free Spin bonus games, with all manner of futuristic symbols that have to be seen to be believed.