Slots that will be released in August 2022
Published: July 31, 2022
August brings the tail-end of summer for Canadians. Thankfully, the country recognizes our incoming sorrow for losing good weather with the Civic Holiday. At least, it does if you do not live in the grumpy parts of Canada that do not celebrate the first Monday in August as a holiday! Not having a case of the Mondays is one upside; the extra time to play slot games is the real winner here.
Fortunately, software providers remain busy all year long creating exciting casino games. August continues the trend, providing many new online slots; so many we had a hard time picking the Top 5. Still, we think we managed to find a few fantastic games that will keep you entertained all month long. Join us as we explore what AvatarUX, Thunderkick, Relax Gaming, iSoftBet, and Games Global (Microgaming) have to offer in August.
The people AvatarUX continue down their path of creating slot games that explore the final frontier. CritterPop does it in more ways than one; it lets us explore outer space and pushes the boundaries of slot features. The game uses AvatarUX’s signature PopWins mechanics and can produce a mouth-watering 20,000x jackpot.
The game has 65,536 ways to win and is set among the glimmering stars. This release has a high variance and an RTP of 96.084%.
The game has many fun extra features to draw players in. Reward Reels trigger before free spins, which grants various modifiers that activate during free spins.
These modifiers include additional free spins, extra multipliers, multiplier growth, 2×2 and 3×3 symbols, random Wilds, and High Symbol Value Multipliers.
PopWins are also in effect, creating two new icons in place of a single winning symbol. Overall, jackpot chasers have many ways of getting to this release’s top prize!
Shifting Seas was the next game to dock in our Top 5 for the month. Thunderkick brings to life a thrilling pirate adventure, complete with treasure and a unique reel setup. Rise to the top of this crew, and you can take home a 15,000x top prize.
The game has six reels. However, each consecutive win increases reel height. The game can go from a 4-4-3-3-2-2 pattern up to seven symbols high on all reels, with 117,649 ways to win maximum. The RTP for this release is 96.15%, and its volatility is high.
We already covered the Shift Win feature and how it increases the size of the reels each round. Other prominent features are the cascading reels, special Wilds, boost shift, symbol rush, and wild surge bonuses. However, players hunting for the biggest possible prize must take advantage of the bonus game and the Wild Reel feature.
Wild Chapo Dream Drop
Wild Chapo Dream Drop is a game that should be familiar to Relax Gaming fans. It revisits their 2021 hit slot Wild Chapo while adding the thrill of the Dream Drop progressive jackpots. The chase for big wins is wrapped in a colourful theme that takes heavy inspiration from Mexico.
The graphics look nice, but the symbol animations are what won us over. The game has five reels and fifteen fixed paylines. This Relax Gaming release has high volatility and a 94% RTP.
What kind of bonuses can we expect to see in this title? Expanding Wilds will create extra Wilds by growing upwards. Two Scatters transform into Wilds and grant a re-spin, with additional re-spins getting added if you land more Wilds. Finally, we have free spins that store Scatters and add them back on the final spin as Wilds with multipliers. The crown jewel is five progressive jackpots!
Majestic Megaways Extreme 4
Another exciting remake comes from iSoftBet and their game Majestic Megaways Extreme 4. The unique addition the team makes to this release is that we get to spin four reel sets instead of just one. Casino members benefit from more frequent bonus activations with four playing fields playing simultaneously.
The graphics look terrific, though having four boards to track makes the visuals a less prominent detail. Each playing field has six reels, with up to 117,649 ways to win each. Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 has a medium-high variance and an RTP of 96%.
Every spin benefits from the cascading win effect, allowing multiple wins in one round. Cascading wins can also randomly trigger Max Megaways and Mystery Symbol modifiers. The bonus wheel draws up to 27 regular free spins or new Extreme spins. Extreme spins start on one reel set and expand into others, with an increasing win multiplier.
Cleopatra’s Golden Spells
The appeal of ancient Egypt never truly goes away. We often see slot games borrow the beloved aesthetic to draw in a new crowd. Cleopatra’s Golden Spells by Games Global and Ino Games is the latest to take inspiration from history’s most famous pharaoh.
The visuals are top-notch, with gorgeous animations and an eye-catching backdrop. The online slot has five reels with win clusters instead of traditional paylines. Furthermore, Cleopatra’s Golden Spells has a medium variance and a 96.18% RTP.
The game has a basket moving beneath the reels. You win the corresponding cash prize if a golden or blue cash icon falls into the basket. Each time cash symbols move down, their value has a chance of increasing. If Cleopatra lands in the topmost right position of reel five, she activates Cleopatra’s spells bonus. The game also has free spins and Cleopatra’s jackpots, which are your best bet of winning the 6,300x jackpot.
As we can see, Canadians have a thrilling set of games waiting for them in August. The diversity of themes, features, and gameplay is a fitting send-off for the last proper month of summer. Players get to experience ancient Egypt, the African savannah, the thrills of Mexico, pirates, and outer space. A rather diverse selection ensures you find something that suits your tastes.
Casino members looking for feature-heavy slot games should focus on CritterPop and Shifting Seas slots. Wild Chapo also has its fair share of bonuses, but what sets it apart is a shot at its progressive jackpots. Majestic Megaways Extreme 4 takes an already popular iSoftBet game and adds to it by introducing four reel sets and a new Extreme spins feature.
Finally, Cleopatra’s Golden Spells offers beautiful visuals, while its medium variance ensures we get to see its features frequently. Which game will you be playing once August comes around?