As always, We briefly introduce the slots here and describe our experience with them in the first test.
Pragmatic Play has released a new American prairie slot. Play’n GO is trying its luck with a new cluster pay machine and a clone of Rise of Merlin. Gamomat sends a copy of Eye of Horus into the race. Don’t expect too much from the last slots of 2019 and the first slots for 2020.
Buffalo King by Pragmatic Play
Buffalo King is a new 6-reel, 4-row, 4,096 payline wilderness slot. 6 numbers and letters were chosen as small symbols. There are higher payouts for buffalo, bald eagle, lux, wolf and moose. A high mountain was chosen as game and a golden coin with buffalo as scatter.
2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatter give 5, 8, 15, 25, 100 free spins. In the free spins there are wilds with random multipliers. You can use 2, 3 or 5-fold multipliers.
You can bet between 40 cents and 60 €. The maximum profit is up to 93,750 times the stake. The payout ratio is 96.06%.
The American prairie theme is very popular with some players. I just tried the game briefly. It is a typical high variation slot from Pragmatic Play. There are many death spins, but the slot convinces with a very large potential.
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Fancy Fireworks by Gamomat / Bally Wulff
The Fancy Fireworks slot machine is a clone of the classic Eye of Horus. The slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines. 4 letters were chosen as small symbols. Higher payouts are said to give firecrackers, table fireworks, champagne, horseshoes, shamrocks and a gentleman. A New Year’s Eve rocket serves as expanding game, Big Ben, however, as a scatter.
3 Scatters grant 12 free spins with symbol upgrades as soon as the expanding game appears. Only the image symbols are upgraded. The wilds also award an additional free spin. The free spins can also be extended with 3 scatters.
You can bet between 10 cents and up to € 100. The maximum profit for a full screen is € 50,000, which corresponds to 500 times the stake. The payout ratio is 96.05%.
The slot is optically well done and the background music is well chosen. Bally Wulff has used the game principle in many slots. In contrast to Shogun’s Secret or Golden Ei of Moorhuhn, the free spins are much less common. I needed almost 200 spins to get them once. Then I won only 4 € on 20 cents stake. But maybe I was just very unlucky when trying it out.
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Wild’s frames from Play’n GO
Wild Frames is a cluster pay slot from Play’n GO. It has 7×7 fields. Winnings are paid out when 5 symbols appear side by side vertically or horizontally. Diamonds, spades, hearts and clubs were chosen as small symbols. There may be higher winnings for bells, stars, diamonds and 7. A big “W” represents the game.
Winning has an avalanche effect. Winning symbols are removed from the slot and new symbols fall from above.
As soon as a win with a game has been granted, a frame is placed around the corresponding field. If there are further wild wins in this field, the frame will receive a double multiplier. The multiplier can increase up to 7 times.
Winning symbols fill a charge meter on the right. With 20, 40, 60 or 80 winning symbols, the following features are granted in order:
- Transform: Large symbols are converted to the same symbol.
- Wild Card: 3 to 6 wilds are placed randomly on the field.
- Shatter: Removes all small symbols on the field. New symbols fall from the top.
- Wild Frames: When you’ve collected 80 winning symbols, the symbols in the frames become wilds. You can also overload the counter. For every 10 additional loads, 2 more frames are placed on the field.
- You can bet between 20 cents and 100 €. The maximum win is stated at € 700,000, which is 7,000 times the stake. The payout ratio is 96.5%.
Play’n GO has many cluster pay slots on offer. This is a version with classic symbols.
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Legacy of Dead from Play’n GO
Legacy of Dead has been exclusive to Pokerstars for months. On January 2, 2020 the slot machine was finally released at other Play’n GO casinos. It is a Rise of Merlin clone.
The slot machine has 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines. 5 numbers and letters serve as small symbols. Higher payouts are granted by a bird with the sun (sign of Horus), a mummy, a jackal and an undead priest. The symbols are already known from Book of Dead and Rise of Dead. An altar of Horus serves as a scatter and game at the same time.
3 Scatters grant 8 free spins with an expanding bonus symbol. Additional symbols will be awarded when the free spins are extended. It is the same game principle as with Rise of Merlin or Magic Mirror Deluxe II.
You can bet between 10 cents and € 100 on the slot. The maximum win is € 500,000, which is 5,000 times the stake. The payout ratio is 96.58%.
I find the design fusion of Book of Dead and Rise of Dead a little strange. I also had little luck trying it out. After 150 spins I had no free spins and gave up on the ground. The slot machine will find its fans like Rise of Merlin. It is graphically well done.
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Legendary Excalibur by Red Tiger
Legendary Excalibur is a new 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 10 paylines. Winnings are counted from both sides.
5 numbers and letters serve as small symbols. Arthus, the grail, a knight’s helmet and a rose with banner and coat of arms serve as high symbols. Excalibur is the game.
When Excalibur appears on the entire reel, Respins are started, where you can win more wilds. If you get more wild reels, the respins will be extended. Otherwise the winnings will be paid out at the end of the spin.
You can bet between 10 cents and up to € 200 on the slot. The maximum profit is € 100,000, which is 500 times the stake. The payout ratio is 95.71%.
It is a classic low variation slot. The animations are very high quality, so that the slot has a large entertainment factor. The potential is certainly not that high, but there can be small profits relatively quickly.
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Conclusion: The beginning of the year is somewhat disappointing
Overall, We find most of the slots that came into online casinos in late December 2019 and early January 2020 rather disappointing. Maybe you should take a closer look at the slot machines Fancy Fireworks by Gamomat / Bally Wulff, Wild Frames by Play’n GO, Legacy of Dead by Play’n GO and Legendary Excalibur by Red Tiger. For 2020, we hope that software manufacturers have some better games with innovative gameplay.