It's official — the bank holiday weekend is upon us! That's three whole days out of office for you to enjoy. Weather permitting, we should all be hosting barbecues or visiting the seaside, but knowing Britain, it's always wise to have a back up plan. One of the greatest things about online casinos is that no matter where you are, come rain or shine, you can play all the games you love! In honor of this long weekend then, we've rounded up all the best new games releases of April. So sit back, grab a cuppa (or a beer), and play all these great slots at your favourite casino.
Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel Mobile Slot
We're kicking this list off with one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year so far. NetEnt's Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel is the second installment of their Fairytale Legends series and if you've not played the slot yet, you're in for a treat. Launched just four days ago, this new game is a 5 reel, 10 paylines slot, with spins costing as little as 10p a spin.
In true NetEnt fashion, Hansel and Gretel features amazing 3D illustrations and beautiful animations. The slot is set in the depths of the forest and the symbols in the game are all centered around the story itself, expect candy, treasure chests, birds and the tale's two protagonists themselves.
In addition to being visually stunning, Hansel and Gretel is packed full of bonus features, including stacked wilds, re-spins, and scatters. The scatters are the most exciting symbol on the board, and they're represented by the treasure chest.
Three or more scatters will trigger one of three bonus rounds, which include multipliers, instant cash prizes or 10 extra spins. In addition, there's also three randomly activated bonus features in the base game which can occur if the magic fairy visits your reels! Overall, Hansel and Gretel is an action packed game and it's definitely one you don't want to miss, especially if you enjoyed the first Fairytale Legends game, Red Riding Hood.
Balloonies Farm Mobile Slot
Balloonies is one of IGT's most popular and amusing titles, so we we're over the moon when we heard they'd be releasing a sequel. Balloonies Farm was released on the 13th of April and it's a 5 reel, 20 payline slot. In appearance, the slot looks much like it's older sibling, with the same cutesy graphics and childlike theme. However, this time around there's pigs, cows and sheep, as we're down on the farm after all.
Whilst Balloonies Farm may look similar to it's predecessor, it's actually packed full of brand new features for you to enjoy. The game features wilds, extra spins, and cascading reels, as well as plenty of chances to get your hands on some extra multipliers. The wild of the game is represented by the star, and when it's used to create a winning combination, it will immediately add a 5x multiplier to your win. Form a combination with more than one wild, and the multipliers will be added together, making the wild a very lucrative symbol.
The most exciting feature of Balloonies Farm is the extra spins round, and this is triggered by collecting three or more of the red bonus balloon symbols. You'll be rewarded with 2x your stake just for activating the round, and then you'll be given the option of choosing how many extra spins you wish to play through.
Each set of extra spins comes with a multiplier, and so you can choose between more spins with a lower multiplier, or fewer spins with multipliers of up to 10x your stake on the reels. This round has the potential to create massive wins, and it's definitely what makes this new release far more exciting than it's older mate.
Castle Builder 2 Mobile Slot
Microgaming released a grand total of three brand new games during this month, but none was as highly awaited as Castle Builder 2. This new game is, naturally, the sequel to Castle Builder and whilst it's being rolled out as an exclusive to Microgaming casinos, it's actually a Rabcat title.
Castle Builder 2 is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot yet if you know anything about the original game, you'll know to expect something a little different than your regular game. This is because both Castle Builder and Castle Builder 2 are slots with a journey involved, players can unlock achievements and progress in the game.
Players must pick an avatar when the begin to play and as they spin they'll pick up building materials. These materials will accumulate until you are able to build your first castle. After this you'll go on to build more castles, host a royal wedding and explore 15 different kingdoms.
It all sounds very innovative, and it's a game we loved when we got round to playing. Although there's so much going on already, the software developers haven't forgot what's most important, and you'll be pleased to know that Castle Builder 2 is also packed full of amazing graphics and bonus features. These include expanding wilds, extra spins, and tons more extra perks as you advance through the land of New Forana.
Hong Kong Tower Mobile Slot
Hong Kong Tower is the newest release from indie software developer Elk Studios. As a smaller brand, with a much smaller team, Elk Studios don't release half as many new slots as giants such as NetEnt and Microgaming, however we've come to expect a high quality in everything they do. Hong Kong Tower is the team's 11th slot, and it boats 5 reels and 99 paylines. Spins are playable from just 25p a spin too, which is very generous given the winning potential.
The game is, of course, set in Hong Kong and the graphics are incredible. The reels are set on a colourful night skyline, and the symbols include neon-light style flowers. There is also a mystery symbol, which is represented by the ‘Hong Kong Tower' logo, and this has the capability of changing into any symbol on the reels after they've stopped spinning. It's a little like a wild, but has the possibility of triggering the bonus round too.
The bonus round is what makes Hong Kong Tower a great game. Named ‘Wheels of the Sky', the round is triggered if you find three or more of the Ying Yang bonus symbols upon your reels. 3 symbols will activate the round, whilst 4 or 5 symbols will give you extra lives. Once the round starts, players are transported to the rooftops of 3 skyscrapers, which each have their own wheel on top of them.
The wheels spin and you can collect multipliers, or progress on to the next wheel by landing on the level up arrow. The aim is to advance until you reach the final wheel where the biggest wins are possible (up to 500x your stake). This new release is pure unadulterated fun, yet it's vital to remember that this is a highly volatile game! It's highly rewarding if you're having a lucky day, however, as you could win up to 3,016 your bet!