In an industry this vibrant, where hitting new goals is the order of the day, developers like Play’n GO and so many others work relentlessly to develop and release multiple games on a regular basis around the year. Based on what we’ve seen so far, 2024 is looking good, with some new titles from leading developers such as Pragmatic, Quickspin, Hacksaw Gaming, and more. If you’re all about good slot vibes, then you’ve landed in the right spot.
There’s a lot to be said about this fun category of casino games, but these newly released online slots in SA for real money will definitely seize every gambler’s attention! Today, we’ll be taking a look at the top ten slot releases for 2024 so far, along with what to expect and look out for if you’d like to take it for a spin at any later stage. Without further ado, here are our brand-new slots in no particular order.
1. Year of the Dragon King
Developer: Reel Kingdom
RTP: Up to 96.08%
In Asian tradition, 2024 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, and Reel Kingdom has done an absolutely gorgeous job with this game that invites you to enter the house of the dragon for your chance to hit a max win worth 5,000x your bet.
Year of the Dragon King includes a number of special symbols and features, starting with the Wild that will transform into any other regular symbol any time there’s the chance of completing a win, as well as a Mini Slot Machine Bonus feature that is triggered any time you spin the reels. Turn all five reels into the same color to trigger the Bonus Feature which includes several spinning mini slot machines that could eventually lead to a win worth up to 20x your total bet.
2. Pandastic Adventure
Developer: Play’n GO
Volatility: Medium – High
RTP: Up to 96.20%
January 2024 saw another Asian-themed slot being released, this time from Play’n GO with this Pandastic Adventure slot that welcomes you to join a valiant panda warrior on an adventure that includes four non-progressive jackpot bonuses along the way.
With superb graphics and a rather serene soundtrack playing in the background, Pandastic Adventure includes a Wild Collection feature, Bonus Prizes, eight types of Wilds, along with a Temple Treasure Bonus. There are also Scatters and a fair number of Free Spins going on as well, along with Multipliers, the Jackpot Prizes we mentioned earlier, and a max win that’s been set at 6,500x your bet.
3. Sticky Bandits Unchained
RTP: Up to 96.09%
Known for always taking things to the next level, just as was the case with Big Bad Wolf Live, Quickspin has done it again with the release of Sticky Bandits Unchained which marks the fifth addition to this classic slot series.
Head straight out to the Wild West and take your time to familiarize yourself with the multiple special symbols and features, including Wilds, Wild West Free Spins, a Peacemaker Bonus, a Peacemaker Fully Loaded Bonus, Colossal Wilds, a Cylinder feature, Multipliers, a Buy feature, and a potential max win that’s been set at a whopping 30,000x your bet – yeehaw!
Developer: Red Tiger
RTP: Up to 95.72%
This time you’re going to want to bring sunscreen as Red Tiger invites you to journey across the ancient pyramids Egypt, and where climbing to the top comes with a 5,000x win, by the way. Taking on a rather unique approach to the game in terms of mechanics, this slot starts by spinning the bottom column, with three or more matching symbols landing you a win and allowing you to proceed to the column above, where you’re granted a re-spin – and so on and so forth until you potentially reach the top.
This Astro Pyramid has five levels in total, with the top win standing at the apex. Special symbols also include a Stake Multiplier up to 100x, which can be activated by landing matching symbols on the reels. Level Multipliers up to 50x are also included as you proceed to the top of the pyramid.
5. Nice Catch 2 DoubleMax
Developer: Yggdrasil Gaming
RTP: Up to 96.03%
Yggdrasil Gaming takes us all the way into the ocean with Nice Catch 2 DoubeMax, which adopts all the best elements from the previous edition of the game and makes it all better. Once again, landing three or more matching symbols on the reels or landing a Fisherman symbol along with any other Fish Symbols in view will land you a win.
As far as additional symbols and features go, Yggdrasil has included a Diver Woman symbol, a Hold & Spin Bonus, along with the signature DoubleMax feature that applies an Unlimited Multiplier on future spins. There’s also a Scatter symbol and up to 20 Free Spins available as the game progresses, along with a Gamble Feature and a Bonus Buy feature if you’d rather take things into your own hands at any point.
6. Jelly Belly Megaways
RTP: Up to 96.08%
If you’re already familiar with the way Megaways slots work, then Jelly Belly Megaways is an interesting new option. NetEnt is known for creating beautiful-looking games and this candy kingdom scenario doesn’t disappoint.
Apart from the Megaways feature that allows for a change in symbol capacity on each reel, on each spin, Jelly Belly Megaways also includes Wild symbols, Avalanches, Increasing Multipliers up to 50x, up to 15 Free Spins, and a max win up to 20,000x your bet, which all play out rather smoothly as you’re captivated by the detail of this kingdom and its inhabitants.
7. Feel the Beat
Developer: Hacksaw Gaming
RTP: Up to 96.20%
Featuring a neon-colored anime silent disco scenario, Feel the Beat is the first game to be released this year by Hacksaw Gaming that invites you to join the fun while being in with the chance of landing the top win set at 10,000x your bet.
As far as special symbols and features go, Hacksaw has included a Speaker symbol that could trigger the Speaker Mechanic feature, a Multiplier symbol that carries a value of anywhere between 2x and 200x, a Pump Up the Jam! Bonus feature, Free Spins, a Get Your Booty on the Floor! Bonus feature, as well as a Wild that will substitute for all others.
8. Lucky Clucks 2: Rooster Respins
Developer: Crazy Tooth Studio
RTP: Up to 96.16%
This dynamic farm-inspired slot game by Crazy Tooth Studio invites you over to the whackiest barn in town that uses the Any Adjacent Pays feature which allows for winning combinations to be located anywhere on the reels – and that’s just the beginning.
Apart from that, Lucky Clucks 2: Rooster Respins also includes Wild symbols, Bonus Scatter symbols, Chicken symbols, Corn symbols, Sun symbols, a Rooster symbol, which all form part of the Big Buildup® feature that could potentially trigger at random on any spin and allow for one or more chickens to lay eggs with Multipliers up to 5x along with other special features. There’s also a Rooster Respin Bonus that could potentially lead up to a max win set at almost 5,000x your bet.
9. Pineapple Pop
Developer: Neon Valley Studios
RTP: Up to 96.00%
With so many new developers out there, sometimes it’s difficult to keep up, but Pineapple Pop stood out in this regard. Located on some whimsical tropical island with pink sand and luscious palm trees growing abundantly, this Megaways-inspired game offers up to 262,144 ways to win.
To keep the good vibes going, Neon Valley Studios have included a top win set at 5,000x your bet, along with Rolling Reels, Escalating Ways, Jumbo Blocks, a Wild Fill feature, a Scatter symbol, a Second Chance symbol, Free Spins, Wild symbols, an Elevator feature, Persistent Wilds, as well as a Feature Buy option if you’d much rather skip to the good part.
10. Roar of the Bear Megaways
RTP: Up to 96.00%
And last but definitely not least is iSoftBet’s Roar of the Bear Megaways that takes on the classic Megaways formulation to deliver a high volatility game that comes with a top win worth up to 10,000x your bet in this latest addition to the Apex Predator game series.
As far as bonus and extra features go, Roar of the Bear Megaways includes Cascading Wins, a Wild Bet feature, Eagle and Salmon Modifiers, Scatter Symbols, a Bonus feature, Golden Claws, Roaming Wilds, as well as a Bonus Buy feature. This game, like all the others we’ve mentioned today, can be played on all devices, including your mobile phone.