Each month, software developers race to create and release more and more innovative online pokies or amazing sequels. As technology improves, so do the designs and graphics of our favourite games. But this is not the only aspect to keep improving.
Creative teams from the most prestigious provider companies come up with new ideas to offer you new themes and overall entertaining experience, so you can play their online pokies longer. And the best part is that you find these games both in free mode, so no penny leaves your pocket, as well as for real money. So, you have the chance to win real money in return.
We have selected some online pokies from the world top software developers that are yet to be released, so you can have a look at what’s going to be on your place in the upcoming months. You will have the chance to have an idea about them in terms of looks, game play, features and basically everything you need to know. From the companies that will release the games to their structure, graphics, features and game play, find all the details to make you an expert, even before the online pokies get released for the market.
Therefore, when these online pokies are released, you will have already known everything about them, so you can choose your favourites more wisely.
The Great Chicken Escape – Pragmatic Play
The Great Escape movie, released in 1963, was the inspiration for this Pragmatic Play online pokie. The Great Chicken Escape is a hilarious game, with a very entertaining design and theme, starring a rooster and 4 chickens. The main characters team up to escape a prison guarded by dogs and your role is to help them, while you gather all the prizes you can find along the way.
This online pokie offers lots of fun, but make no mistake, its payouts are no joke. The 5 reels over 3 rows structure develop a total of 20 pay lines and can offer a top prize of 500.000 coins. And the good news does not stop here, you also have a pretty good return to player percentage, RTP, set at 96.50%.
The betting range in The Great Chicken Escape is set between 20 cents and 100 dollars, a quite variated range to appeal to all sorts of players, from the ones on a budget to those who like to bet bigger.
The base game has some generous payouts which you can enjoy, but the grand jackpot can be won during the bonus game, for it has the potential to reward you with up to 5.000 times the total bet, reaching 500.000 dollars.
Feature-wise, The Great Chicken Escape online pokie has a wild icon which is represented by the rooster. It acts as a substitute for all other symbols in order to help you create wins, but it also pays by itself, reaching a top payout of 25 times the total stake.
There are also some modifiers in this game, which get triggered randomly. The first is called Guard Dog Wild and has the ability to add between 4 and 9 extra wild icons to the reels. The second one is called Chicken Run Wilds and offers you up to 4 wild icons extra to that particular spin. The third feature is called Care Package and what it does is to add up to 100 golden eggs to your spin, eggs which will act as mystery icons.
The scatter icon in this online pokies game is responsible for triggering the bonus games, which are a total of 5. Land 3 or 4 scatter icons on the reels and expect to be rewarded with one of these bonus games, randomly. Among these, there is possible to get the Secret Tunnel, the Big Money or the Poultry bonuses, as well as 2 bonuses which include free spins.
Overall, The Great Chicken Escape is a funny online slot, where chickens are the main characters, and offers lots of features and bonuses to help you win and especially keep you entertained.
Tiki Vikings – Microgaming
Tiki Vikings is an amazingly designed online slot, with a great theme. Microgaming will release this game in August 2019 and you will have the chance to enjoy the clash of 2 opposite cultures, the Pacific region population and the Viking warriors.
The scene is set for one great adventure story, laid out on the 5 reels and 3 rows of the Tiki Vikings online slot. The game develops a total of 20 pay lines with a low to medium volatility, with the possibility to offer you a grand jackpot of 75.000 dollars. And there are lots of features to help you trigger it, such as re-spins, symbol upgrades and locked symbols.
The betting range in Tiki Vikings starts at 10 cents and goes all way up to a staggering 250 dollars. In terms of the wagers you can place, this is a hugely permissive online slot, which we are sure will appeal to various types of players.
There are some interesting features to look for in this game, and the most appealing of them all is the game’s logo. It is responsible for triggering the game’s jackpot. In order to do you, need to land 5 matching icons.
Speaking of interesting features, when you form a winning combination with the highest paying icons, meaning the game logo and the Viking warrior, the Symbol lock Re-Spin feature gets activated. What this makes is that it keeps the winning symbols in place while the others re-spin in order to try to add more winning symbols to your combination. The re-spin can keep going as long as you create wins, but when you stop doing that, the re-spin also stops.
You will also see that in this game you benefit from a meter which you need to fill in order to enjoy symbol upgrades. When you are in the re-spins round, this feature will upgrade the symbols locked and will offer you even higher payouts.
Overall, we can definitely see a new theme in the online pokies industry, as the story tells us that the Viking warriors end up all the way down to the Pacific island and these 2 cultures get to meet. It creates some amazing graphics for you to enjoy, but in terms of features, we believe that the software developer might have offered us more. Even so, you are still to enjoy an entertaining experience.
Break Da Bank Again Respin – Microgaming
Bank robbery themed online pokies might not be something we haven’t seen before, but Microgaming’s Break Da Bank Again Respin brings some cool feature to the table. The game is actually the third one in this software developer’s portfolio, but it is the one with the longest name. Its structure is standard, with 5 reels and 3 rows, developing a total of 9 pay lines.
The graphics in this free online pokies game are quite interesting, as they also involve some features to help you win, including wild icons and free spins. And that’s not all, the game also provides combinations of these two to offer you multipliers up to 25 times.
A particularity in Break Da Bank Again Respin online pokie is the respin option situated under each reel. How does it work? You have the normal spin option, by clicking the button which spins all your reels. But you also have the option to spin each reel individually, so you can add more winning symbols to your screen or create winning combinations. But make sure you know all the data before you do so because each individual reel respin will cost you.
The scatter symbols in this game are, as usual, responsible for triggering the free spins. You will need at least 3 matching scatters to trigger the free spins, for which you will be rewarded with 15 free spins. You can get up to 25 free spins for 5 of-a-kind scatters. During the free spins, you will also have 5x multipliers active, but if a wild icon is involved in a win, you can get up to 25 times your bet.
Butterfly Staxx 2 – NetEnt
NetEnt’s second butterfly themed online pokies game will be released in August 2019. It is called Butterfly Staxx 2 and offers some unique features, well-created graphics and low volatility. The structure is rather standard for video pokies, meaning it sports 5 reels and 3 rows and develops a total of 40 pay lines.
Among the fun features of the game you will find scatter and wild icons, re-spins, stacked symbols, butterfly spins and butterfly frenzy bonuses.
The betting range and its arrangement is also a particularity in this game. There are 25 coins lines which you can use for betting, and you can place your bets between 1 cent and 50 dollars. This is quite a variated range which we are sure is going to appeal to all players, from penny gamblers to high-rollers.
We have reviewed that the game is capable of delivering you about 2.500 dollars tops on each pay line. Therefore, on all the game’s 40 pay lines, you might be looking at a top payout of 100.000 dollars. So, the game can be quite generous. However, we have found Butterfly Staxx 2 to have quite low volatility, which means it is rather going to give you lower wins more often, than large jackpots.
Butterfly Staxx 2 online pokie has lots of features to offer, some regular ones and some particular to this game. The standard ones include the wild symbols, which are represented by the lotus flower. Besides acting as a substitute for other symbols, it also pays by itself. The game’s best payouts are actually given by the wild icon, offering up to 2x the total stake.
What you will actually want to do is to get the butterflies to appear stacked on the reels and maybe cover them completely. If you manage to do so, you will benefit from one re-spin after the other. The butterflies will start flying to the left, occupying the next position to the leftmost reel, while all the reels re-spin. If you have the first and second reels covered with butterflies, you will have a second game area to play the game on. If this situation happens on the first 3 reels, you will benefit from the third set of reels. Therefore, you can benefit from wins of 3 reels at the same time, while you only pay for just one.
The bonus feature is triggered by the scatter icon landing on reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time. You will have to pick between 2 bonuses offering either free spins or a picking bonus.
Overall, the game offers great graphics and a good game play, meaning you are sure to have a good time playing it. But in terms of payouts, it is not as generous as other upcoming releases, but rather finds its place in the relaxed games category.