Top 10 Slot Games to Look Forward to in May 2023
The online gambling industry continues to grow apace, and developers are busy creating new games to provide players with fresh and exciting experiences. There are a huge number of slots due to be released in May, and we have chosen our ten favorites. Take a look at the game previews below, make a note of the release dates of those that you like, and mark the days in your calendar so that you can start playing as soon as they become available.
Wild Bison Charge from Pragmatic Play – Monday 1st May
Pragmatic Play is kick-starting the month with a trip to the North American wilderness. As players spin the 5-reel, 5-row slot, they will come across coyotes, eagles, cougars, bears, and bison. It is a beautifully designed game, and the graphics do a great job of bringing the theme to life.
In regards to features, players can enjoy three wild symbols, each of which has a multiplier attached, as well as a free spins round during which the wilds become sticky. The game has an RTP of 96.03%, and there is a top payout of 12,000x.
Dead Man’s Gold from ELK Studios – Tuesday 2nd May
ELK Studios is bringing the character Kane back to the reels in this adventure slot that is packed with features. The action takes place in the jungle, and players will come across symbols, including a stingray, octopus, anchor, skull 'n crossbones, a moon in a wheel, a star, an eyed pyramid, and Kane himself.
Every spin of this slot is packed with excitement. There is an avalanche feature that also adds additional rows to the reels, there are cannons that can create wilds, special multiplier treasure symbols, and a bonus game that offers even more. If that isn’t enough to draw you in, then the game’s top payout of 25,000 times the bet is sure to grab your attention.
Knights of Avalon from Red Tiger – Thursday 4th May
Anyone who enjoys the Arthurian Legend is going to want to check out this slot from Red Tiger. It is a 5x4 slot with 1024 ways to win, and on the reels are shield symbols and four different knights in shining armor. The slot has a very regal feel to it, which Red Tiger has achieved through its high-quality graphics and sound effects.
There are plenty of features on offer. Extra knight symbols can be added to the reels at random and then transformed into matching symbols, and there are plenty of free spins up for grabs, during which some huge payout multipliers are available. The RTP is slightly on the low side at 95.69%; however, the enormous 17,729x top payout more than makes up for this.
Captain Glum Pirate Hunter from Play’n GO – Friday 5th May
While there are plenty of pirate-themed slots, there are not many that are based on pirate hunters. Play’n GO is inviting players to join the captain as he pursues pirates across the ocean, and in exchange, there is the chance of big rewards. On the reels, players will find symbols such as pirate ship, pirate hunter ships, pirates, and Captain Glum.
A wild will always be present on the reels but it will change position with every base game spin. There is a Captain’s Due feature that places even more wilds on the reels, and the free spins feature sees ships fire at each other to expand the reels and trigger additional bonuses. All of these features are designed to help players towards the ultimate treasure of 9,000x.
Disturbed from Nolimit City – Tuesday 9th May
Nolimit City is known for creating slots with disturbing themes, and they are embracing this reputation with this latest game. It is a 5-reel game, and it is packed with features, such as the popular xWays and xSplit mechanics.
Details about the game are still a bit scarce; however, there will be symbols such as Dr. Death and Mr. Facelift, as well as various medical implements. The Disturber feature awards a respin during which any features that are already active are carried over. Players will also be able to enjoy two free spin features, and there is an impressive top payout of up to 54,391 times the bet up for grabs.
Mayan Stackways from Hacksaw Gaming – Thursday 11th May
Hacksaw Gaming is taking players to Mesoamerica in May, where they may be able to unearth great riches. It is a 5x4 slot that uses a win-all-ways mechanic. On the reels are a number of animal statues as well as two characters. The game’s graphics are particularly impressive, and fans of zombies are in for a real treat.
The Stackways feature can result in stacks of up to 10 symbols, which creates more paylines and opportunities to win. The game also offers a free spin round and a Mayan Gold Bonus feature, during which players have to land special coin symbols that award cash prizes. The slot has a highly respectable RTP of 96.23%, and lucky players could win as much as 10,000 times their bet.
Barbarossa DoubleMax from Peter & Sons – Tuesday 16th May
Peter & Sons is releasing a game based upon Hayreddin Barbarossa, a fearsome pirate from the 16th century. The action takes place against a backdrop of a cove, while on the reels are symbols such as bottles, anchors, wheels, compasses, pistols, and a number of characters. As usual, Peter & Sons has done an exceptional job with the game’s graphics, making it a true pleasure to play.
There is no shortage of features on this pirate adventure. Players will benefit from wild cascades, huge payout multipliers, and plenty of free spins, during which the multipliers can grow even larger. With an RTP of 96.2% and a top payout of 20,000x, this is certainly a game to look forward to.
Vegas Rush from BTG – Wednesday 24th May
Vegas is the undisputed home of gambling, and BTG is taking players on a visit to one of Sin City’s top casinos in this cluster slot. The game uses a Megaclusters mechanic that can see the grid grow to accommodate 100 symbols. The symbols are typical gambling icons such as casino chips, dice, BARs, four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, cherries, and diamonds.
The slot has a reaction mechanic, and this feeds into the Megatrail, which offers 12 types of bonuses. As players progress along the trail, they will win wilds, multipliers, symbol explosions, symbol duplications, Megaclusters, and more. There is also a free spins round with an enhanced Megatrail. This slot does a brilliant job of capturing the spirit of Vegas, and with a top payout of 20,000x up for grabs, it is sure to be a hit with players.
Four Fantastic Fish in Egypt from 4ThePlayer – Thursday 25th May
Ancient Egypt and fishing are both hugely popular themes for online slots; however, this may be the first slot to combine the two. Set on the River Nile, it is a 5x4 slot with 4,096 ways to win. On the reels are symbols such as a tackle box, a reel, a cat, a bird, and a lady angler.
The slot has a fishing feature that gives players the chance to hook winnings of up to 10,000 times the bet. At any point, while playing, a Giant Squid may appear and rearrange the fish symbols to create a win or improve existing wins. There is also a respin bonus that offers the chance of huge cash prizes. With a top payout of 12,000x, the slot is sure to reel the players in for 4ThePlayer.
Cresus Fortunes from iSoftBet – Monday 29th May
iSoftBet is bringing King Croesus of Lydia to the reels in what we have chosen as our final slot of the month. It is a 5x3 slot with the king himself standing to the side of the reels. The symbols include coins, a scroll, a cup, a lady, and Cresus.
On any spin, one of three modifiers may trigger to help players win more. There is also a gem Link Respins round during which players can collect boosters that will greatly increase their winnings. Best of all, with a respectable top payout of 8,320x, this slot could make you as rich as Croesus.
Many More Games to Come
There are more than 60 slot releases scheduled for May, so if the above games don’t sound like your kind of thing, you will have many more options to explore. There are releases planned by developers such as NetEnt, Stakelogic, Skywind, Wazdan, and many more, ensuring that there is a huge amount to look forward to.