It’s always fun to seek out the best new online slots as you can bet the game providers are hard at work developing them! Of course there are always going to be the peoples favourites as featured in our Most Popular Slot Games of 2019 article but many online slot players are constantly seeking out the best new online slots too primarily for free spins or bonus spins as this is a way of promoting newly released slot games.
What Makes a Slot Game Great
Firstly, we all know that there are thousands of online slot games out there, you didn’t need us to tell you. You probably also won’t be surprised to hear that there are hundreds of new online slot games being released each year, so that’s also a large number to filter. In order for us here at Slots and Tables to whittle them down to a manageable number we have to share with you our assessment criteria.
We believe gameplay is the most important aspect of choosing to play a new online slot game. The beauty of online slot machines and why they are the most popular casino game to play is because they are the cheapest to play which means even a small bank roll can hook you on a slot machine from anywhere between 5 minutes to several hours. There is no way you are going to spend hours on a slot machine with poor gameplay, so it’s usually the best gameplay slots that succeed.
Gameplay can cover may areas so we’ve broken them down below so you fully understand what we mean by good online slot gameplay.
- Configuration. The classic online slot game has 5-reel 3-row configuration which is what most players are used to.
- Theme. Online slot machine themes such an Egyptian theme, a Fruit theme or an Irish Leprechaun theme will not score highly with us!
- Graphics. Any new online slot game that has sub par graphics is just not going to cut it.
- Music. This is often overlooked but music is constantly playing in the background, if it’s annoying you’re out of there.
- Sound Effects. Believe it or not the sound effect of when you win can really lift your mood and trigger your inner thrill for the win.
Payouts and Jackpots
Jackpots are really what we play for, but we have to be realistic and not aim to hit a jackpot every time we play, especially a progressive jackpot! In terms of payouts we’re looking for the most favourable, we really want to be in the RTP 90%+ range but we are happy to consider an RTP of 80% – 90% range if a portion of each spin goes towards a progressive jackpot.
The 5 Best New Online Slots Games
We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the 5 best online slots games to be enjoyed in 2019 as follows:
Scudamore’s Super Stakes Slots
Released in March 2019, Scudamore’s slots has been inspired by Peter Scudamore, a legend in horse racing. This online slot game is a NetEnt game, from the same software providers as Starburst so you know it’s going to have impeccable gameplay and pleasing graphics. You’ve probably guessed the theme by now, yes it’s horse racing so it’s a win win if you like wagering on horse racing and you like playing online slots, it feels like you’re doing both with Scudamore’s Super Stakes Slots.
NetEnt have decided to stick to the classic online slot 5-reel 3-row video slot layout. It’s got 20 bet lines and features random wilds which is activated each time you hit free, it also has 2 other features, Peter’s Classic Cup and a Bet Slip feature. Peter’s Classic Cup is worth a mention as the game tries to incorporate horses actually racing, so you can choose a horses to win the race and track their progress by following a star marker against each horse, there’s a nice big win to be had if you choose the right horse.
Released in November 2018 Crystal Rift makes the list due to its stunning rich graphics. It features meteor rock crystals of differing colors, the green crystal looks a lot like Kryptonite so we can see where the inspiration came from. The slot style is cascading reel so it drops from the top of the screen similar to Gonzo’s Ques. The crystals fall in line on a 5-reel 3-row layout with 25 paylines so again a classic configuration which will surely be very popular amongst mainstream online slot lovers.
Microgaming’s Fortunium online slot has been developed with the help of Stormcraft Studios to create a distinct steampunk appearance that strikes home with fans. The action takes place in the namesake city of Fortunium where riches await those who manage to benefit from the Mystery Symbols and Win Booster that will drive your profits beyond the skyline.
The payouts are well-balanced to accommodate the player with 96.47% in Return to Player (RTP) rates. The steampunk gameplay offers a generous 5×5 grid with 40 paylines to keep you going and winning. You can play at as little as $0.10 or commit a more substantial bet of $125 and try to win big sums in a single blast.
There are great opportunities to improve your win rate here predicated on how often you are prepared to use the Win Booster. By opting for the Win Booster, you will have to pay 50% more per individual spin, bringing the smallest qualifying amount at $0.15, which is not too bad to begin with. This way, every time you get a Mystery Symbol, the low paying symbols will no longer be part of the picture. You can additionally benefit from a scatter and wild symbols, making for a delightful overall experience.
Dead or Alive 2
Welcome to the wild, wild west of Dead and Alive 2, an upgrade of the first NetEnt slot of the same name which comes with more free spins and better, neater visuals. Available at some of the best casinos in the entire iGaming world, DOA 2 comes with the distinct feeling of a NetEnt slot.
Animated to entertain the eye and keep the gamer immersed in the lawless prairie, you will enjoy 96.8% in Return to Player (RTP) rates and high volatility, guaranteeing you the occasional big hit, just like a bandit would hurry away with a precious cargo or rob a bank in some mid-west town back in the day.
A video slot with 5-reels and 3-rows, there are quite a few features to treat yourself to, including Scatter, Wild Substitutes, Sticky Wilds and three distinct bonus levels that feature free spins, including the Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon and the Train Heist.
Yes, there are quite a few stand-offs here. Fancy yourself in the role of an outlaw, attacking trains and saloons to make it out with all the cash you can carry? Then DOA 2 will be a great pick for any slot lover with a secret taste for upsetting the established order.
Temple of Nudges Slots
Welcome to the Temple of Nudges, NetEnt’s idea of a great time in 2019. Inspired by the Spanish conquistador Gonzo, this NetEnt title has adventure written all over it. Coming with a traditional 5×3 grid and 243 betways, the game is an absolute temptation for those of you who want to get some decent action and profit out of exploring exotic and eerie locations.
The Jungle-theme dominates the game’s look. Similar to other innovative gaming experiences, there are all sorts of feature that seek to facilitate your gameplay and boost your winnings. A Monkey King presides over the board, nudging symbols left and right to conjure up new ways to make your spins successful.
You will get Nudges as often as there’s a winning combination on the reels. There are also re-spins which will keep you going time and over again. The game comes with 8 symbols, but there’s a special overlay feature that doubles their number to 16, providing you with plenty of wiggle room to add some profit.