Depending on where you live, the last quarter of the year ushers in falling leaves, apple cider, and Halloween treats. But you don’t need Fall weather to cozy up inside and play some new online slot releases for October 2020.
These five new real money slots have nothing to do with the season. Instead, you’ve got a Happy Hour, a Happy Ape, and some time-traveling.
Except for one very unusual slot battle, the rest of the online slot releases heading into October stick to traditional paylines ranging from 15 to 80. So, no, I’m not covering any new Megaways games, at least not this week.
The winning ways are more conservative this time, but that doesn’t mean that these five new online slots aren’t feature-rich. You’ll find multiplying multipliers, increasing multipliers, oversized wilds, and a slot screen with two spin buttons.
I’m kicking off the list of new online slot releases for the beginning of October with a simple game by Betsoft.
Primal Hunt takes you into a prehistoric cave with a lion and a bunch of hieroglyphs. The reels are somewhat oversized in their 5 x 4 configuration, and they accommodate 80 paylines, which was a surprise.
It’s not an adjacent pay game, as the arrangements are fixed. But with 80 possibilities, it’s pretty darn close to anything goes.
For a game that provides 80 winning ways, wagering is relatively low stakes, ranging from 0.20 to 22.00.
I noted two standout features about this new online slot release. The first is that wild symbols stack and tend to appear frequently. The second is the bonus round, triggered by scatters and scatter pays. Three scatter symbols get you an X8 reward based on your total stake, along with eight free spins. But five are good for X92 and 20 bonus games.
Once you’re playing for free, bonus wilds turn into multiplying wilds worth X2 and X3. Multipliers multiply each other, which could lead to some significant payouts.
Microgaming is demonstrating its affinity for retro-inspired games. Noble Sky is a turn of the 20th century-themed slot showcasing flying machines and new technology.
It was released right on the heels of Fortunium Gold Mega Moolah, a kind of Cyberpunk meets industrial age, progressive jackpot game.
Noble Sky has some jackpots of its own, with an X5,000 Grand Prize (based on the total stakes), awarded through The Vault Bonus round.
Airship Wild Re-spins
Let me start with the base game, though. Microgaming’s new online slot release for October is a 25-payline game with 0.25 to 50.00 wagering. In addition to a high-value symbol that’s worth 20 times the total bet for each five-of-a-kind, the focus feature is the Airship Wild Re-spins.
Airship Wild Re-spins are triggered whenever an Airship wild appears in full view, triple-stacked. Not only does the wild symbol prompt free re-spins, but two other modifiers. With each subsequent re-spin, the wild moves one reel to the left. A multiplier trail lights up with its westward journey.
The ideal re-spin situation starts with the Airship wild on the fifth reel on the right. That’ll get you five free spins, and the final one will have an X10 multiplier attached.
Prizes Inside the Vault
The Vault Bonus isn’t a scatter-triggered event. Instead, gold coins attach to various symbols as you play the base game. Each coin is thrown into a pile on the left. The more that you collect, the greater your chances are of triggering bonus action.
You’ll find that the vault is filled with Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand prizes. That grand prize is worth X5,000, but the least you’ll walk away with is X15.
2 Gods Zeus vs. Thor
Do you enjoy online slots, but would like a bit more control over your game?
If you answered yes, then this new online slot by Yggdrasil, 2 Gods Zeus vs. Thor, is the one for you.
Two Spin Buttons
Zeus’s battle versus Thor plays out in both directions within the five reels, 2,048 ways to win, and 0.10 to 20.00 wagering.
A Dual Spin concept lets you pick a side for a double-win reward. If you click the red spin button and get a win from left to right, your payout is doubled. The same holds for the blue spin button and a right to the left combination.
The battle heats up in the Win Spins bonus, though, where an increasing multiplier attaches to correct guesses, and every spin is a guaranteed win.
Mobile Play Predictions
So, you take a more significant role in the 2 Gods Zeus vs. Thor experience. You can switch up your predictions or dig your feet in and stick with either red or blue. You’re paid for all combinations, regardless, but multipliers can really crank up the volume on relatively small payouts.
If you’re a fan of graphic novels, you’ll appreciate the design of Zeus versus Thor. It’s far from being cartoonish, as it’s more like a work of art.
Oh, and mobile play is also something special through the Big Reel Portrait mode. The reels spin in sideways, for a more user-friendly experience, even on the smallest screen. This is definitely one to enjoy at the best slots apps.
Red Tiger Gaming is working around the clock – literally, with its new slot releases. At the end of September, we introduced RTG’s Wild o’Clock with an old-fashioned clock that ticked down to features.
This month, the clock hands are placed with a digital model and countdown to party time in Lucky Fridays. It’s the same basic concept, as each spin gets you a step closer to feature-rich gameplay. So, instead of waiting for scatters to pop up from time to time, you can watch the clock.
Working 9 to 5
What I like about this particular game is the setting. It’s not often that you see a slot set inside of an office. The symbols are employees who are just itching to get to Friday afternoon and an unusual Happy Hour.
Betting is relatively low (0.20 to 20.00), and 30 lines are in play. Wilds are high-value symbols with 600-credit rewards. Payout odds are even more significant when it’s party time, as 3 x 3 wilds crank up the celebration’s volume.
Lucky Fridays is a high volatility game, so you’ll most likely experience several base games without much action. But when the digital clock hits party mode, here are your party favors.
All low pay symbols removed
Random dice rolls display multipliers up to X12
Wilds expand to up to 3 x 3
Spin by spin, day by day, you’ll eventually make it to Lucky Friday!
I like to include new Habanero Games’ online slot releases because this particular provider goes all-in with its betting ranges. Happy Ape, its latest title, is a 15-line game with wagering from 0.15 to 3,000.00, which is quite a difference!
While Happy Ape isn’t the most creative game that I’ve seen, it has an on-going feature that I particularly enjoy because it activates frequently.
Instead of free spins bonus rounds that are scatter-activated, two scatters give you a 15-credit payout. But you don’t need those symbols to unlock unique features; you just need a key.
A treasure chest rests above each of the five reels. When a key lands on one of the three positions below, it unlocks the box.
What’s hidden inside? One of five different modifiers.
Win both ways
A scatter symbol
From Hidden Treasure to Banana Tosses
You’re not limited to one key so that treasures could abound. Two or more multipliers multiply each other.
The happy ape roots you on and will toss wild bananas at the screen every so often. You could get up to six random wilds in one shot, depending on the chimp’s mood.
A Wrap on the Early October Online Slot Releases
A pattern doesn’t emerge with the five new online slots releases for early October. These games are all over the place with themes, features, and payout opportunities.
I recommend Noble Sky for jackpot potential and Happy Ape for plenty of random game modifiers. But I have to give a gold star to 2 Gods Zeus versus Thor, for creativity.
Zeus versus Thor adds a new element of gambling with the pair of spin buttons. You’re not penalized for making the wrong choice, but you are rewarded when you get it right.