As the end of the year approaches, there is no slowing down at online casino software giants as they continue to come up with new and exciting ways to entertain players. Judging by the recent previews we've seen of the online slots scheduled for launch before the end of the year, there's a lot to look forward to.
Here we'll take a look at the slots manufactured by both Microgaming and Playtech that are scheduled for release this year so you know what to look out for in the weeks to come.
In true Microgaming fashion, multiple releases are expected in the months to come at Microgaming powered online casinos like Betway Casino.
Serenity Video Slot
Serenity is a beautifully illustrated Oriental themed video slot that draws you and carries you off to the peace and serenity of the Far East. Not only are the graphics attractive, but the oriental soundtrack will have you feeling zen in no time.
But just because this slot has a relaxing theme doesn't mean that it lacks action or rewards. This 5 reel machine offers players up to 15 paylines and the opportunity to win up to 120,000 credits.
There is also a fantastic Lantern Bonus game which is activated when 3 or more Chinese Lantern symbols appear on an active payline. You will then be required to choose your favourites from an assortment of beautiful lanterns to reveal random bonus prizes.
From what we've seen of the game so far, it's definitely one to look out for.
Happy Holidays Video Slot
With the Festive Season fast approaching, it's no surprise that Microgaming also has a holidays themed slot in the pipeline. In years gone by their Christmas themed slots like Scrooge Ho Ho Ho have been such a hit that they've been played year round by players.
From the preview it's clear that Happy Holidays video slot will probably be the same as it's everything you'd expect from a traditional Christmas themed slot complete with Santa Claus, children unwrapping gifts, beautifully decorated trees and of course eggnog. It's a truly feel good game that inspires nostalgia as you reminisce about Christmas as a child.
In addition, this 5 reel, 243 Ways to Win slot is packed full of goodies including Free Spins, bonus games and the opportunity to win up to 1,024 credits.
Another big name on the Microgaming launch list is a 3 reel, single payline classic online slot entitled "Bullseye" that is based on a British 1980's Gameshow of the same name.
Jim, Tony and Bully guide you through this blast from the past game, which will require you to match star prizes from the 80's such as caravans, speedboats or cars.
The slot also features multipliers and wilds as well as a Bullseye bonus game which is activated when a Bullseye symbol appears on the third reel. You will then take aim at a spinning dartboard wheel to reveal wins of between 20 and 1000 coins.
If you're lucky enough to land 3 dart player symbols (which act as both Wilds and Multipliers) on the centre payline when placing the maximum bet you will walk away with the 5000 coin top jackpot.
Playtech may release fewer games than Microgaming, but they seldom lack in quality. Their most popular forthcoming attraction is the Top Gun Video Slot release which will be available at Playtech powered online casinos like EuroGrand soon.
Top Gun Video Slot
Based on the 1980's box office hit movie Top Gun, even the preview of this slot had us on the edge of our seats.
Complete with great graphics (think fighter jets, characters from the movie and everything Top Gun related) along with a superb soundtrack, this action packed 5 reel, 243 Ways to Win slot is definitely at the top of our list of slots to play as soon as it's launched.
We just can't wait for this one!