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The 12 Slots That Defined 2022

2022 has been a fantastic year for slot players. There has been an amazing number of innovative releases from both well-established game developers and new and upcoming games studios looking to make their mark on the industry. Here we take a look back at our favorite slots from each month of the past year so that you can revisit them over the holiday period.

January – Magician’s Secrets from Pragmatic Play

Magician’s Secrets slot

Pragmatic Play is certainly one of the most prolific slot developers around, averaging five to seven slots a month. The studio started the year with a bewitching slot, Magician’s Secrets.

It is a 6-reel game with 4096 ways to win and plenty of features to keep players entertained. Random expanding wild symbols can land in the base game and multiply payouts by up to x10. The wilds always expand in the free spins round and better yet, they award a free respin with an increasing multiplier. Furthermore, an extra sticky wild is chosen for the free spins round.

Magician’s Secrets is suitable for all sizes of budget thanks to a betting range of €0.10 up to €100 per spin. It has an RTP of 96.5% and a top payout of 5,000x, making it an all-round enchanting game.

February – 7 Fresh Fruits from Swintt

7 Fresh Fruits slot

There are masses of video slots released every week, which his why we like it when a developer puts some effort into the more traditional fruit machine genre of game. Swintt did exactly this when it released 7 Fresh Fruits in February.

It is a basic 5x3 slot with 10 paylines. However, the paylines run in both directions, which means that there are effectively 20 of them. Furthermore, wild symbols can land on reels two, three and four, expand, and then trigger a free respin.

The combination of fruits with some modern bonus features makes this an attractive slot for all players and it also offers respectable payouts of up to 1000x.

March – 9 Gems from Platipus

9 Gems slot

Ireland has long been one of the most popular themes for online slots but it is rare to find a classic slot with an Irish theme. Platipus filled this gap back in March with the release of 9 Gems.

It uses a highly traditional 3x3 reel set with 5 fixed paylines and the background is decorated with four-leaf clovers. The Irish imagery extends to the reels, for instance the BAR symbols have a distinctly Celtic design.

In many ways, it is a standard classic slot. However, it offers a rewarding bonus feature that adds genuine excitement to each spin. Players will want to keep an eye out for the gem symbols as landing between four and nine of them on the reels awards a payout of between 10 and 5,000 times the bet!

April – Hot Slot: 777 Crown from Wazdan

Hot Slot: 777 Crown

Wazdan has had an excellent year with a number of impressive releases. Hot Slot: 777 Crown is another game that was designed to appeal to fans of both classic and video slots.

The game features 5-reels, 3 rows and 20 fixed paylines as well as al the traditional fruit symbols including lemons, oranges, plums, and cherries. The slot also features a crown scatter symbol that offers sizeable payouts and there is a gamble feature.

However, what makes the slot stand out is the large number of customization options it offers. For example, you can choose whether you want to play with low, medium or high volatility and there are three different game speeds to choose from. It also offers options such as energy saving mode for mobile players. You can even choose between two different gamble features.

May – Temple Tumble 2 Dream Drop from Relax Gaming

Temple Tumble 2 Dream Drop

Temple Tumble 2 was the first slot to be linked to Relax Gaming’s Dream Drop Jackpot network and as the name suggests, it was a sequel to the popular Temple Tumble slot.

The action takes place on a 6x6 grid with 46,656 ways to win. It also uses a cascading reels mechanic, which means that multiple wins can be won on a single spin. In fact, the slot is packed with features such as sticky wilds, transforming symbols, multipliers and free spins.

Of course, it is the five progressive jackpots that make the game truly attractive, especially the Mega Jackpot, which can grow to €10 million. It also has a standard top payout of over 10,000 times the bet, making it a truly remarkable game.

June – Folsom Prison from Nolimit City

Folsom Prison slot

Nolimit City has had a busy year. It has released several games and been acquired by Evolution. One of our favorite releases was Folsom Prison slot, based upon the infamous prison in California.

As is usual with Nolimit City games, the slot is packed with features. The reels change with each spin and can feature as many as 46,664 ways to win. Players can look forward to triggering features such as Walk The Line free spins, The Chair free spins, and Cockroach reel transformations. The game also uses many of Nolimit City’s x mechanics.

The game offers a top payout of 75,000 times the bet and just one month after the slot’s release, a lucky player in India actually hit this top payout!

July – Mega Moolah Lucky Bells from Gold Coin Studios

Mega Moolah Lucky Bells slot

We always like seeing Mega Moolah releases as it means more opportunities for players to win the biggest progressive jackpot the internet has to offer.

This 5x3 slot was a collaboration between Gold Coin Studios and Microgaming and players need to keep an eye out for the bell symbol. When three land across the middle three reels, the jackpot game begins. Players then spin a fortune wheel to try to win the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega jackpots.

In addition to the jackpots, Mega Moolah Lucky Bells also offers free spins with an unlimited payout multiplier, making it a game very worthy of your attention

August – Street Muse from TrueLab Games

Street Muse slot

TrueLab Games turned to the Greek muses for inspiration for this slot, and they certainly delivered something a bit different.

The slot has no paylines and the symbols do not work in the usual way. Rather, there are five reels where multipliers can land and three extra reels where special symbols can land. After each spin, the multipliers are multiplied together and players awarded a payout. However, multipliers of x0 can land, which of course means no prize is awarded.

There are also four bonus features and a top payout of 10,000 times the bet up for grabs. While the slot takes a little getting used to, it is fun to play something a bit different.

September – Massive Luck Slot from Evoplay

Massive Luck Slot

Spinning online slots is all about luck so it was good to see Evoplay release a game that celebrates this while giving players the chance to win big.

It is a 5-reel slot with 4 rows and 40 fixed paylines, and any anyone who likes neon lights is sure to love the design. The symbols are traditional and include bells, lucky 7s, dollar signs and diamond wild symbols. During the free spins round, the diamond wild symbol will help players towards special VIP prizes worth up to 2,000 times the bet.

Better yet, the slot has a top payout of 4,000x and an RTP of 96.02%, meaning that lucky players could hit some enormous wins.

October – Spinions Game Day from Quickspin

Spinions Game Day Slot

Quickspin has released a number of slots based upon their Spinions characters and this one was designed to capitalize on World Cup fever.

The football themed slot features 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines. The action takes place on a football pitch and players can enjoy features such as respins and free spins. The Passing Wilds feature sees wild symbol move across the reels like a football and it increases the payout multiplier as it goes. Better yet, in the free spins round, there is an unlimited payout multiplier.

While the World Cup has now been and gone, this remains a great slot, and with a top payout of over 3,600x, it is one well worth trying.

November - Cannonade! from Yggdrasil

Cannonade! Slot

Yggdrasil took players on a pirate adventure with this slot and as is typical of the developer, it is a brilliantly designed game.

The action takes place on an imposing pirate ship while the symbols include the pirate crew and various weapons. As players spin, they can unlock more reel positions and increase the number of ways to win. There is also an exciting streak feature that can lead to more wins. The free spins round can be particularly lucrative as it sees the lower value symbols gradually removed from the reels.

The slot is available with a range of RTP values, so it is worth checking before you play. However, regardless of which version you are playing, there is a top payout of 20,000x up for grabs.

December - The Legend of Musashi from Peter & Sons

The Legend of Musashi Slot

There are countless oriental themed slots, but occasionally one comes along that stands out from the crowd, such as this slot from Peter & Sons.

It is a 6-reel game with 4 rows and 4096 ways to win, and the symbols include fans, nun chucks, clubs, blades, and various characters. There are plenty of features to keep players engaged, such as cascading reels and expanding wilds. Players will also benefit from Monster Multipliers and Monster Free Spins.

If all of that wasn’t enough, The Legend of Musashi has an RTP of 96.1% and a top payout of 20,000x. What better way could there be to end the year?

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