10 Slots to Look Forward to in January 2023
The New Year is here, and it seems that slot developers forgot to take a break over the holidays. There are masses of great games due to arrive over the coming month. You will find slots that build upon player favorite themes as well as some that are truly original. There are also some thrilling new features to look forward to, so read on to learn all about them.
Book of Sam Slot from ELK Studios – Tuesday 3rd January
The ‘Book of’ style of slots is always popular, so what better way to start 2023 than with an excellent addition to the genre from ELK Studios? Book of Sam takes players to Las Vegas in the company of a family of trolls, Sam, Sandra, and their daughter Maggie, where they will have the chance to win up to 10,000 times the bet.
The slot offers far more than most ‘Book of’ slots. There is, of course, a free spins round with randomly chosen expanding symbols. However, in the base and bonus games, special Electric Treats can be triggered, such as sticky symbols and payout multipliers. Finally, in jurisdictions where it is allowed, players will also be able to purchase the bonus features.
Dragon Hero Slot from Pragmatic Play – Thursday 5th January
Many would argue that there can never be too many oriental-themed slots, and Pragmatic Play certainly seems to agree. Dragon Hero transports players to China, where they will come across plenty of dragons together with symbols such as Chinese dollars, scrolls, a fish, a frog, and a Sycee.
The game features wilds and Super Wilds, which can land on the middle three reels. When a Super Wild lands, it releases 1, 2, or 3 regular wilds that are then placed at random positions on the reels. There is also a free spins round during which the Super Wilds become sticky to help players towards the game’s top payout of 5,000x.
Scatter Monsters Slot from Quickspin – Tuesday 10th January
Quickspin are taking players to a music festival set in the hell known as Scatterbury at the start of January. Luckily, in addition to vampires, zombies, and demons, the slot also offers the chance of significant winnings through numerous enjoyable features.
The action takes place on a 6x6 grid, and as you have probably guessed, it uses a scatter pays mechanic. The slot features a Soul Meter that is filled by landing scatter symbols, and it can award symbol upgrades, remove lower-value symbols from the reels, and trigger free spins. The free spins can be retriggered, and they come with a payout multiplier of up to x20, which could result in some hellishly big payouts.
Power of Sun: Svarog Slot from Wazdan – Tuesday 10th January
You may not have heard of Svarog, the Slavic god of fire and blacksmithing; however, Wazdan has done an amazing job of bringing the deity to life on the reels in this upcoming release. It is a 5x3 slot with 243 ways to win, and the action takes place in a mysterious-looking landscape that is brought to life with some fantastic animations.
The slot does not disappoint when it comes to features. It includes Wazdan’s popular Cash Infinity, which awards prizes of up to 15 times the bet. There is also a Hold the Jackpot bonus that offers cash prizes of up to 5,000 times the bet, together with various features to help players win more payouts. Best of all, in many jurisdictions, players can purchase the feature with a choice of volatility levels.
Bounding Luck Slot from Betsoft – Thursday 12th January
Once you have recovered from your New Year celebrations, it is time to start preparing for the Chinese New Year with the Bounding Luck slot from Betsoft. It is a 5x4 slot with 1024 ways to win, and as is usual with Betsoft’s slots, it is beautifully designed.
The Bunny Coin scatter symbol is the key to the free spins. The spins come with multiplier wilds that can result in multipliers of up to x27. A Collection bonus is also active during the spins that upgrade symbols to higher-value symbols. Best of all, the free spins can be retriggered, giving players plenty of opportunity to hit the top payout of 5,591 times the bet.
Dragon Blox GigaBlox Slot from Peter & Sons – Thursday 12th January
Peter & Sons is casting players into the dragon’s layer with the promise of great rewards for the brave in its first slot release of 2023. The game is set in a cavern full of gleaming treasures and features a variety of fantasy characters.
As the name suggests, Dragon Blox GigaBlox uses Yggdrasil’s popular GigaBlox mechanic, which can result in symbols up to 6x6 in size landing on every spin. There is also a free spins game complete with a Lock’n Blox feature that can award payout multipliers of up to x5000. Players also have the option to turn on the Golden Bet to improve the chances of triggering the bonus game or simply purchase it outright. The entire game is brought to life with some fantastic animations, resulting in a truly exciting experience on every spin.
HipHopPop Slot from AvatarUX – Tuesday 24th January
AvatarUX is throwing players into the midst of a rap battle with its upcoming release, the HipHopPop slot. The action takes place on the streets of a neon-lit city, and the game features 5 reels, 3 rows, and up to 118,098 ways to win.
The PopWins mechanic sees the reels grow with every win, creating new ways to win. If all five reels reach the maximum height of 6 rows, then the free spins begin. In the free spins, the grid can grow even bigger, and before they begin, players spin a gamble wheel that can award wilds and synched reels. If that wasn’t enough, the free spins also offer the chance of huge payout multipliers that can lead to payouts of 50,000x!
Double Lucky Mushrooms DoubleMax Slot from Reflex Gaming – Thursday 26th January
Reflex Gaming is starting the New Year by taking players to Ireland for an adventure filled with exciting features and, of course, the chance of pots of gold. The action takes place in a lush green field, complete with a rainbow, while on the reels are green hats, mushrooms, wishing wells, and leprechauns.
As the name tells you, the game uses Yggdrasil’s DoubleMax mechanic, which doubles the payout multiplier for each successive winning combination. There are plenty of other features to help players towards the top payout of 19,900 times the bet, including expanding wilds, a wishing well bonus, and a free spins round that awards mystery prizes and multipliers.
Neon Villains DoubleMax from Yggdrasil – Tuesday 31st January
Sometimes, we all find ourselves cheering on the villain, for instance, in the classic gambling film Oceans 11. Yggdrasil is appealing to this side of our nature with its forthcoming release Neon Villains DoubleMax.
The game sees players join a gang of tricksters and the potential rewards are huge. It is a 5x3 slot with 243 ways to win, and the action takes place in a room full of priceless treasures. The slot does not disappoint when it comes to features. It has an advanced cascading reels mechanic in which one of the gaps is always filled with a wild symbol. There is a multiplier trail that comes into play during the cascades, and there is a free spins round during which the aforementioned multiplier will not reset between spins. All of this comes together to give players a chance to win up to 25,000 times the bet while enjoying the life of crime.
Goat Rush Slot from Fantasma Games – Tuesday 31st January
Rounding off the month is a slot with a slightly unusual theme from Fantasma Games. The slot invites players to jump on a train and ride up into the mountains, where the goats have taken over everything, including gold mining. It is a 5x3 slot with 20 paylines, and there are plenty of features to keep players engaged.
The Wild Train arrives with every spin and can drop goat wilds onto the reels. The wilds then become walking wilds and move to the left with each spin while increasing the payout multiplier. There is also a mystery feature that can see rocks falling from the sky, leaving wild goats behind them. The game is capped with a free spins round that offers all of the above to help players win payouts of more than 3,300 times their bets.
Many More Slots to Kick Start the Year
You will find that there are many more slots due to be released across January. Games are due from developers such as Red Dragon, Winfast, Red Tiger, Amusnet Interactive, Atomic Slot Lab, BF Games, Kalamba Games, and many more. We will bring you news of all the latest releases as they happen, so be sure to check back regularly and find your perfect slot for 2023.