If you keep up to date with the latest slot news, you'll already know there's three blockbuster slots launching this year. Some time this month, Microgaming will be releasing their Jurassic World slot, which is the follow up to their incredibly popular Jurassic Park game. In October, NetEnt have promised us their Planet of the Apes title, and lastly, WMS Games have gained the rights to all future James Bond slots, so we can expect something from them soon too.
So, with three branded titles launching very soon, which should you be most excited for? Which will be packed with the most innovative bonus features and which may disappoint players? Of course, since no game has been released yet, we're being entirely speculative here, but as we've got some insider info, in this guide we're talking about what players can expect from all three games.
Jurassic World Mobile Slot
Jurassic World, by Microgaming, will launch this month! It's a long overdue release, as we first heard news of this title way back in early 2016. However, finally the team have got their act together, and the slot is set to launch very soon! It's exciting news, as the prequel, Jurassic Park, has been one of the software developer's most popular games ever.
The new slot will be a 243 ways to win game, over 5 reels. There will be three extra spins bonus rounds, and a brand new feature which pays out 1,000x your wager. Jurassic World will also feature beautiful graphics taken straight out of the movie itself, including character symbols such as Owen Grady, who is the velociraptor expert played by Chris Pratt. So, how good will this game be? Well, to be honest, we've found Microgaming's titles to be a little lacklustre of late, however we're hoping they're pulling out all the stops for this long awaited release.
Planet Of The Apes Mobile Slot
NetEnt released the news of their Planet of the Apes themed slot at the ICE Gaming conference back in February. After obtaining the rights from 20th Century Fox, the game looks likely to be the software developer's next branded slot, and it'll launch in October. The Planet of the Apes franchise started almost fifty years ago, with the first film coming out in 1968.
With such a rich history on their hands, NetEnt will definitely be feeling the pressure to produce something out of this world to do justice to the classic film. To be honest with you guys, we're not yet quite sure what to expect from the game! NetEnt are, obviously, keeping their cards close to their chests, which is understandable as this game could be one of the biggest releases for the brand ever.
However, we do know that a new film, ‘War For the Planet of the Apes' is set to premiere in July, which means there should be a lot of buzz around the franchise by the time the game launches. Simmon Hammon, the chief product officer at Netent, said that the slot should ‘fit perfectly with NetEnt's wide and diverse player base' so we're hoping for good things!
James Bond Mobile Slot
WMS Games let us know last month that they've been given free reign of producing all James Bond themed slots from now on. This is huge news for the relatively small brand, as it gives them the rights to any past and future films, as well as the actors who portray the spy movie icon. So with 24 movies at current count, the software developers have a lot to play around with.
Luckily, however, this doesn't mean that you're favourite film will be butchered. WMS Games have created some of the best slots around, and their titles last the length of time too. For instance, Rainbow Riches is one of the team's most popular games and it still attracts a legion of devoted players today.
We know very little about what the team will put out. We don't have a confirmed title for the slot yet, and we don't have a release date either. However, with a wide array of films to pick from and having secured the rights, we're pretty sure there'll be a slot released by the end of the year. In terms of subject matter, we think the designers will choose a Daniel Craig movie. No, he's not our favourite Bond either, we prefer Sean Connery, however as the most recent 007 he's the face that most people associate with the brand at the moment.