New Online Slot Games for February 2021
January was a month of slot releases confined to paylines. February is coming out in a MEGA way with two new Megaways games, including a 200,704 ways to win version.
There’s a football game for Americans that’ll have you doing a double-take and a tribute to James Bond with an agent defusing bombs explode wilds.
The popular Rise of Merlin slot gets a sequel in February, and Neptune prompts you to pick pearls for prizes.
Besides the entertaining themes and unique features, these five new online slot releases for February offer exciting payout potential.
Two of the five have bonus jackpots, another has two 10,000-credit high-value symbols, and a third lets you buy your way into the bonus for immediate free spins gratification and a higher RTP.
If you’re looking for an escape from betting on the 2021 Super Bowl in February, these games are worth checking out!
First up is one for US players, as Football Fortunes is a new February slot release from RealTime Gaming, one of the top three developers for US-facing online casinos.
It’s funny, though, because football, in this case, is soccer, even though this is one for the Americans.
The 50-payline game features players and a mascot circling the reels. Stacked soccer balls are limited to end positions. They’ll double any payout as long as they’re part of the payline.
Two bonus modes, Fortune and Rhino, create different free spins outcomes.
- Fortune = eight free spins can randomly trigger after any spin
- Rhino = three to five scatters award up to 100 free spins with a triple payout value
During the freebies, the penalty kick feature opens up, with successful attempts prompting a scoreboard rise. Oops, I mean multiplier board.
Football Fortunes has a high-value symbol worth 500 credits, but five scatter mascots will get you X500 based on your total bet.
Two payouts aren’t even on the paytable, as Football Fortunes has two randomly triggered jackpot prizes staring at you while you play.
Football Fortunes Key Info
- Theme: Sports
- Provider: RealTime Gaming
- Paylines: 50
- Reels: Five
- Betting: 0.50 to 50.00
- Max win: 50,000 credits
- RTP: 97%
- Pro: Two bonus modes
- Con: Features reserved for free spins
Neptune’s Fortune Megaways
I won’t beat around the bush here, as Neptune’s Fortune Megaways has a little bit of everything, and I’m excited to share it with you.
It’s one of the most visually appealing Megaways slots I’ve played. The underwater theme works well, as bubbles rise with winning cascades. Treasure chests rest above the reels, and wild symbols sometimes shake multipliers out of them.
The cascades and wild-prompted multipliers keep the base game afloat. Additionally, there are two bonus rounds.
- Free spins
- Pick and win jackpot game
Four tridents unlock free bonus games played without low pay symbols.
Pick a pearl, any pearl.
When the middle treasure chest unlocks, it activates the pick a pearl bonus round. You’ll choose shiny objects until you match three for one of four jackpots.
- Grand = X1,000
- Major = X200
- Minor = X50
- Mini = X20
Six gods of the sea are worth X40, which is relatively high for a Megaways slot.
So, you’ve got prize potential, multipliers, two bonus rounds, and cascades for free re-spins.
Neptune’s Fortune Megaways Key Info
- Theme: Roman gods and underwater
- Provider: iSoftbet
- Paylines: Up to 46,656 ways to win
- Reels: Six
- Betting:0.20 to 20.00
- Max multiplier: X9,710
- RTP: 96.03%
- Pro: Feature-rich gameplay with four jackpots
- Con: Low stakes
I can’t tell you if the martini is shaken, not stirred. But it’s definitely mixed, as one of the symbols spinning the reels.
It’s Royale, Agent Royale, bearing an uncanny resemblance to 007 himself.
Agent Royale is a spy-themed 50 payline slot with a relatively simple premise. It’s not overly feature-rich. However, it’s got one unique bonus trigger that sets it apart.
When Agent Royale and one or more bombs come in close contact, you see one of the trip wires cut in front of you. If the explosive defuses, it becomes wild.
In the free spins round, triggered by three “Licence to Spin” symbols, the defused bombs lock into position for the duration.
When you combine wild bombs with a wild agent, you’re well on your way to 200-credit five-symbol rewards.
Agent Royale Key Info
- Theme: Secret Agent/Spy
- Provider: Red Tiger Gaming
- Paylines: 40
- Reels: Five
- Betting: 0.20 to 40.00
- Max multiplier: X1,760
- RTP: 95.77%
- Pro: Locked wilds
- Con: No multipliers
Madame Destiny Megaways
I took Madame Destiny Megaways for a test drive in demo mode and, despite a pitiful bonus-buy result, there’s just something about this game that I really like.
It’s the second Megaways release for early February, and except for the tumbles or cascades, it’s quite different than Neptune’s Fortune.
Madame Destiny has a fun, eerie vibe with the wind blowing and sound effects that set the stage.
Pragmatic Play lists it as a high volatility slot, and it was evident right from the start. You could spin for a while without a win and then hit a series of tumbles to more than makeup for it. The ebbs and flows were prevalent when I played.
For a Megaways game, Madame Destiny has a wide range of betting, up to 125.00. Most Megaways slots stick to lower stakes, so high rollers will appreciate this one.
In addition to the standard wagering, there are two purchase options.
- Double your chance of triggering the bonus for 25% more
- Buy a bonus for X100.
As I said, I gave the bonus buy a shot. I like to take advantage of that option whenever a game offers it, as I get frustrated waiting for the scatters to emerge. Anyway, I was playing 1.00 in demo mode, so the bonus price tag was 100.00.
Now, in Madame Destiny Megaways, you have to spin the wheel of fortune (what else?) for your free spins count and multiplier. They could be as high as 12 games with an X25.
I ended up with eight and an X3. While that combination could have yielded something substantial, I paid 100.00 for an 8.60 bonus payout. Yikes! See what I mean about the ebbs and flows?
Despite the disastrous bonus round, I still predict good future results with Madame Destiny Megaways.
Madame Destiny Megaways Key Info
- Theme: Magic and Mysticism
- Provider: Pragmatic Play
- Paylines: Up to 200,704 ways to win
- Reels: Six
- Betting: 0.20 to 125.00
- Max multiplier: X5,000
- RTP: 96.56%
- Pro: Buy a bonus
- Con: Very high volatility
Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake
We’re only a month into the new year, and Play ‘n Go has already rolled out a few slot releases.
The latest, just in time for February, is Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake. It’s part of the studio’s Arthurian family series and a follow-up to the Rise of Merlin slot from 2019.
This installment focuses on Merlin and Vivian, aka the Lady of the Lake. It’s a beautiful game with transparent reels, giving you a view of the lake in the backdrop.
Custom animation makes winning symbols come alive, and you’ll be incredibly appreciative of five Merlin or Lady symbols, as either is worth 10,000.
My one criticism is that it’s a basic ten payline slot with nothing much happening in the base game. But Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake offers a free spins bonus that’s one of my favorites. It includes the special expanding symbol.
Before eight free games begin, a symbol is selected at random. Every time it lands, it expands to cover the reel.
The second advantage is that it’ll team up with its matching symbols to create winning combinations, even if they’re not on adjacent reels. For example, Merlin symbols expanding on reels 2, 3, and 5 award ten three-symbol payouts (three full reels of Merlin with ten paylines).
Plus, Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake have another bonus surprise called Excalibur spins. Two or more scatters in the bonus lock the expanding symbols into place.
Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake Key Info
- Theme: Medieval
- Provider: Play ‘n Go
- Paylines: 10
- Reels: Five
- Betting: 0.10 to 50.00
- Max win: 500,000
- RTP: 96.2%
- Pro: Expanding symbol bonus round
- Con: No main game modifiers
Start a New Month with New Online Slots
Online slot developers seem to be in sync lately. They’re either rolling out payline games or going Megaways crazy with more than one release at a time.
While I enjoyed all five of these new online slots for February, I have to declare Neptune’s Fortune Megaways as my favorite. With two bonus rounds, multipliers, jackpots, and up to 46,656 ways to win, I was anything but bored.
By the way, if you give Neptune’s Fortune a try, keep your eyes out for all of the little visual touches that Play ‘n Go added to the game. I was impressed by how it all comes together.