Despite being a horror year, for online gaming, and the slots industry, in particular, 2020 was exceptionally well. Every huge casino games provider created instant hits and the industry as a whole experienced steady growth.
It will be hard to top that in 2021, but there are already many slot games that will be released in the upcoming months that look exciting. In this article, we will cover the slots that will presumably hit the top of the charts, and if you want to stay in touch with all the latest news and learn more about every game, in particular, you should click here.
New Trends Coming Our Way in 2021
Since online slots are industry is dynamic and ever-changing, slot game providers need to stay ahead of their competition and always be inventive. We can anticipate many exciting things happening this year, and we can guess some of the trends we will see.
Slots will rise in popularity, with more well-designed slots that almost look like a video game coming our way. High volatility slots will also stay popular, especially for high-rollers who are hoping to hit a jackpot and make a fortune.
Unfortunately, we might experience a dip in RTP and RTP ranges. The regulations are becoming even tougher to meat, the taxes are rising, and online slots developers will have to find a way to cover those expenses, and the most probable solution for them is to cut into the players’ profits and increase the betting margin.
However, the most exciting thing that we are all hoping to happen is more new and interesting gaming mechanics, such as Megaquads and Splitz, while some developers, such as Yggdrasil, will probably continue to release the slots from the Gigablox series, which had a huge success.
Top 9 Online Slots in 2021
We start the list of highly anticipated online slots with the new addition to the Age of the Gods Playtech series – Book of Oracle. It should be released in January, and this slot is based on Egyptian mythology and somewhat similar to some of the past slots such as the Book of Ra, but with their twist. Age of Gods is a progressive jackpot slot, with a maximum payout of 1000x bet. The RTP of this slot is 96.48%, it has 5 reels and 10 paylines. We still haven’t got a sneak peek to evaluate the looks of this slot, but we believe that, as any slot that comes from Playtech, the slot will be masterfully done.
Viking Runes from TrueLab Games is a slot with the Nordic theme, which is increasingly popular in the last couple of years. It should be released in March, and the RTP of this slot is 96.37%. However, the true value of this slot, apart from the glorious graphic work, is the fact the slot has nine reels and nine rows! The maximum payout is 25000x bet the biggest reason for high-rollers to try out this slot as soon as possible.
Dragon Kingdom: Eyes of Fire slot should be released in February, and the creator is Pragmatic Gaming. This is another addition to their Dragon Kingdom series, and from the pictures, we were able to see, the slot looks simply stunning! High-end animation and design from all symbols and the majestic background will certainly turn the heads around. The RTP is 96.50%, and you can earn up to 1250x bet. The betting range isn’t huge, so it might not be attractive to high-rollers, but nobody should miss such a beauty, at least try it out before you give your verdict.
Golden Stallion: Ultraways is the January exclusive release to all Microgaming powered casinos. It is a 96.30% RTP 5-reel slot, which is not that attractive by the look at it. The theme is all about wild horses and we have to see that it is pretty boring and already seen before, but Microgaming slots are not regarded as the best because of their graphics or themes, they are at the top because of the features. And this slot is no exception. There are Golden Stallions, Golden Sequence, Golden Spin, and other special symbols appearing during bonus games and multiplying your wins.
Champagne Showers from Evopay should be released in January, and its cover will draw attention from the male audience. It features three sexy girls next to a Jacuzzi, and the name of the slot gives you a good idea about the content as well. However, this slot is not interesting only because of that. It has 96% RTP, solid betting range with the maximum bet being 50, but the maximum payout is amazing – 17290x bet, which will certainly attract many high rollers.
The Bounty is another slot that comes through one of the smaller studios associated with Microgaming. It is a nicely designed Wild West slot, not the most originally picked theme, but still looks as refreshment, because of the great graphics. It has 96.08% RTP, 5×3 design, and 15 paylines. The maximum payout is 5000x bet, which is also very good.
Eye of the Storm from Pragmatic might look boring at the first glance, because it features an Egyptian theme, the most common theme in the slot world, while Cleopatra is the main symbol, also one of the most used symbols out there. However, Pragmatic is famous for its fun slots and exceptional design, and they didn’t disappoint, as expected. Cleopatra is gorgeous, and you can’t wait to see her in a full-body shape, because it is an expanding wild. This slot will be released in February, and it has a massive 250 maximum bet with an amazing 10000x bet as the maximum payout. We already know that high-rollers will love this one!
San Quentin from Nolimit city brings the rather unusual theme to the table, showcasing the slot based on the infamous prison in California. It should be released in January, has 96.03% RTP and the maximum payout is an amazing 150000x bet!
Land of Zenith that will be released in March by Push Gaming looks interesting as well. This slot games provider usually doesn’t release many games, but the ones they do look exceptionally well. Judging from the screenshots we have already, that will be the case with Land of Zenith as well. This slot has 96.29% RTP, with six reels and 30 paylines. The betting range is 0.10 to 100, so it will draw attention from both casuals and high-rollers. Professional players will be happy to know that the maximum payout is a 21000x bet.
One of the few things in which 2020 excelled is the offer of online slots. In 2021 we expect even more, and judging from the slots we will see in the first quarter of 2021, our hopes and dreams will be fulfilled.
We can’t wait to see all these slots in action and we expect even more to come from the most famous slot games providers in the world, but some smaller, independent studios might surprise us with fantastic games as well. We certainly won’t mind if that happens!
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