Although spring hasn’t even formally sprung yet, the season of new beginnings is already well underway in the world of online and mobile slots, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of IGT, who has announced the launch of three brand new slots which will launch later in the month.
Although admittedly not what one might call ground breaking, the titles – Champions Raceway, The Wild Life and Icy Wilds – will showcase the broad variety of themes, styles and mechanics that IGT is so well known for, and will be available to play at any decent casino which carries IGT slots.
Champions Raceway Mobile Slot – Launching 16th March
There seems to be a trend at the moment for retro style slots with themes which hark back to the early days of fruit machines and video slots, and Champions Raceway – the first of the three new games from IGT to see its release this week – fits very neatly into that trend. With its 3×3 grid and horse racing theme and cherry and grape symbols, Champions Raceway is every bit as much a celebration of old school betting and gambling as it is a modern slot.
Despite being retro looking, there’s plenty going on in this game, not least the fact that as well as playing slots, you can race horses within the game itself, in the style of the old arcade horse games. There isn’t super clear information about how this function is going to work, so you’ll just have to go and try it out for yourself when it’s out to see how these two games come together.
The Wild Life Mobile Slot – Lauching 30th March
If someone were to ask you to name the biggest jackpot slots you could think of, at some point or another, it’s a certainly that at some point a game that would come up is Microgaming’s classic millionaire maker Mega Moolah. Why do I bring this up? Well Mega Moolah has a wild safari theme, and if that’s good enough for one of the most famous, popular and high paying slots in the industry, then why on Earth wouldn’t it be good enough for IGT’s new slot?
Playing on a theme that pops up again and again in online and mobile slots, IGT is banking on this 5 reel, 10 payline game sticking out thanks to its expanding wilds and extra spins features. These bonus features don’t exist in isolation, though; when you land extra spins and hit expanding wilds, the wilds stay locked for the entirety of the bonus round!
Icy Wilds Mobile Slot – Launching 30th March
Whether it’s a cherished love or a guilty pleasure, pretty much everyone who’s watched Disney’s Frozen will agree it’s a hell of a film. Despite already being the direct or indirect inspiration for many slots already, that hasn’t stopped IGT seeing now as the right time to launch a new 5 reel, 50 payline slot that nods heavily towards the film, adding in stacked symbols and other bonus features to the Ice Princess themed game.
The really remarkable feature of Icy Wilds is no doubt its extra spins bonus. Though it is JUST a extra spins round (no expanding wilds or other excitement in this game), the really cool thing is that you start the extra spins with a minimum of 10 extra spins, and can claim anything up to 45 in one go. This is a ridiculous number of extra spins for a game to offer, and elevates a pretty standard game to impressive heights.