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Best Online Slots Released in 2019
- December 26, 2019 By Riley Wilson -
2019 is almost over, and it has brought us its fair share of fantastic video slots! We were lucky enough to try out some of the best games we have ever played this year. As technology and competition ramp up, the quality of releases will only increase. Because of that, we can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring!
But until we ring in the New Year, let’s look back at some of the best online slots which launched in 2019. There were our personal favourites, hand-picked because of their beautiful visuals, fun bonuses, and thrilling jackpots!
Dead or Alive 2
Improving on a classic is a difficult task. NetEnt would know best out of all the iGaming software providers, seeing as they have the most! The original Dead or Alive was a fantastic game which won the hearts and wallets of many players. And its sequel managed to not only live up to the lofty expectations of gamers but also to exceed them!
Naturally, the graphics are a noticeable upgrade, with a decade separating these two slots. But what truly caught our eye was how the developer handled the special features! They included the original which punters know and love while adding two additional bonuses. The best part is that you can choose which of the three you want to play. No need to worry about random chance!
And if all of that isn’t enough to win you over, there’s also its high volatility and an above-average RTP of 96.82%. Its top prize exceeds 100,000x your total stake, making it well worth your time if you score the jackpot.
While Playtech was never the best software provider, they always managed to impress us by years end. Sadly, this year, we haven’t had the pleasure of trying nearly as many engaging releases by this software provider. And while Casino Charms is far from their best, it was charming and fun enough to earn its spot on this list.
The slot is structured in a unique fashion. Rather than your usual 5×3 board, it starts with just three icons and grows as you go. The exact layout is 3-4-5-6-7-7; a total of six reels, with 80 fixed paylines. If Roxy appears stacked on the reels, you get to play two re-spins. Players can also collect Scatters to activate a bonus wheel, which can award various free spin or Mega Re-spin combinations!
It has medium to high volatility and an RTP of 96.07%. With an 800x jackpot, its top prize isn’t the real draw. The unique playing field and engaging special features are what put gave this Playtech release its stop on this list.
Last, but certainly not least, was a product brought to us in partnership between Microgaming and Foxium. If you have a desire for pirate-themed adventure, then Boom Pirates is a definite must-play! We absolutely adore the graphics you can see on the screen. Especially if you activate bonus mode which makes it nighttime!
Much like Casino Charms, you don’t have a standard board here. You start with a 5×4 playing field with 1,024 ways to win. As you play, you’re able to unlock more areas on the board using special features. This increases not only the number of reels and rows but also paylines! At its maximum, Boom Pirates offers a 6×9 playing field with staggering 10,077,696 ways to win.
The slot has medium to high volatility, and an RTP of 96.19%, which is above the current industry average. The top prize for this game is 3,800x your total stake. Incredibly difficult to get, but oh so satisfying if you succeed in claiming it!
Choosing these three as our favourites for 2019 was incredibly difficult. As we mentioned in the intro, the number of excellent releases this year was staggering. Players were spoiled for choice, as nearly every developer offered something interesting enough to attract our attention.
Honourable mentions go to NetEnt’s Reel Rush 2 and RTG’s Halloween Treasures for almost making the cut. In both cases, it was only the most minute of details that won over in the end. And with that, we conclude our best slots of 2019. See you in the next year, where we’ll hopefully have a whole slew of amazing games to play!