There is a reason that online casinos tend to feature slot games so heavily – they are usually very straightforward to learn and play, and they require little to no previous knowledge or any real skill because they are all about chance.
Whether you are an experienced slot player or brand new to this type of gaming, 2024 is a great year to get involved as there are so many new games coming out or recently released so you have got plenty of choice.
Below, we will profile some of the best titles to come out this year.
Big Bass Splash
If you have any experience with slot games, you will recognize the theme of bass fishing, and Big Bass Splash is the latest spin off in the genre. Made by behemoth game producers Pragmatic Play, this is a classic slot game that offers much of what you’d expect – cheerful music and a fun angling theme with a five reel and three row set up offering 10 paylines.
In terms of gameplay and what to expect, this is a high volatility slot with an RTP rate of 96.71% – which should be enough to pique the interest of the seasoned slot gamer. Scatter icons trigger free spins, and if you land a few wilds, you can take advantage of both multipliers and free spins, with a jackpot on offer of up to 5,000x your stake.
A new twist on an established classic, Big Bass Splash is a much-improved version of Big Bass Bonanza.
Journey to the Planet Moolah
The first installment in this series is called invaders from the Planet Moolah, which was developed by WMS Gaming. This is the sequel, and now under the ownership of Light & Wonder (who have acquired WMS Gaming, Bally, and Scientific Games).
The alien theme is instantly recognizable, as is the cascading reel mechanics that combine to make the simple 5 x 3-reel configuration exciting enough to offer 25 paylines. Spaceships at the top of the screen beam up winning symbols, leaving gaps that can be filled by other symbols and giving the opportunity for multiple wins in one spin.
The only bonuses on offer in this game are free spins, but these are progressive so you can stack them and win even more. The RTP rate is 96% which is bang on the average for slot games.
Blade and Fangs
This is already a popular slot game, and another instant winner from Pragmatic Play. In this horror-themed game, the graphics hinge on what appears to be an abandoned church, with piles of bones, candles, and cobwebs setting the spine-chilling ambience.
Another high volatility slot game, Blade and Fangs boasts a max win of 5,000x your stake alongside progressive free spins that are triggered by scatter symbols, and up to 243 paylines squeezed onto a simple 5 x 3-reel setup.
While it might not always be Halloween, it’s always time for a decent horror themed slot game – and this is definitely creepy enough to qualify.
2 Wild 2 Die
Hacksaw Gaming know their way around a Western themed game, with a back catalogue including Wanted Dead or a Wild – so this new slot game has a pedigree that should excite you.
2 Wild 2 Die has all the essential Western genre items – a saloon, a gunslinger, and twangy country music. However, they have also added an element of danger and despair that gives a noir feel. The Saloon is on fire, the female gunslinger looks ready to shoot everyone, and the oil on canvas style graphics are stunning.
Gameplay-wise, this is another high volatility slot with high risk and high reward – a RTP rate of 96.25% places it above average, and you can expect 15 paylines form the 5 x 4 reels. Scatters, wilds, and random multipliers can be found on the reels and look out for the free spins bonus games.
If you are looking for something a bit less gritty than Westerns and horror games, then Candy Factory might be the sweet treat for you. Developed by Dragon Gaming, this is the ideal slot game for players who enjoyed the heyday of Candy Crush on Facebook.
As you would expect, the theme of this game is sugary sweet, with vivid bright colours, delicious looking chunks of chocolate, and cheerful music to entertain you while you play.
This game has a bigger set up than the others on this list, but that just offers you more chances to win. A high volatility slot game with a 5 x 7 reel, the 95% RTP rate might not be as welcoming as other games, but the combination of free spins, random multipliers, and the exciting cascading symbol mechanics make it worth a go – especially if you need a bit of cheering up.