New Slots for 2022
Evil Goblins xBomb
Developed by Nolimit City, Evil Goblins xBomb landed at online casinos in October 2021. This high-variance slot has an RTP of 96.14% and is a great pick if you enjoy fantasy-themed games.
Pitting you against a cackling horde of bomb-wielding goblins, the slot’s many features include Resurrection Wilds, which can bring increasingly lucrative multipliers.
This slot also features the unique xBomb mechanic, first introduced to slot players in Nolimit City’s Fire in The Hole. The xBomb detonates all symbols — other than scatters and wilds — and provides win multipliers, too.
Evil Goblins xBomb also has a Goblin Sacrifice feature, where matching a symbol with a cheeky goblin perched on top of that reel will bag you a wild symbol. If things go your way, you may even trigger the maximum All Hail the King payout of 31,969x your stake.
Released in October 2021, Helios’ Fury from Relax Gaming is one for fans of Greek mythology and boasts an RTP of 96.27%. Players must help the awakened statue of the sun god Helios as he fights to save the city of Rhodes from flames. Wild warships and ancient Greek symbols assist you along the way in this atmospheric high-variance slot.
The most exciting feature here is perhaps the Fury Free Spins bonus. This bonus game is triggered when the walking wild reaches the fifth reel, and gives six free spins on an expanded 259-payline 5×5 grid. There’s a maximum possible payout of 50,000x your bet, while the visuals — complete with flurries of flaming arrows and the looming statue of Helios himself — make this a game worthy of the gods.
Piggy Bank Bills
Pragmatic Play rolled out its new Piggy Bank Bills slot in October 2021, delighting players with its quirky visuals featuring posh pigs decked out in stylish hats and dresses. It’s a high-variance slot with a 96.50% RTP and a unique style of play.
The reels are made up of banknotes that are cut in half, and the idea is to match corresponding halves with each spin. If that happens, the banknote is made whole and you win its value. This makes for a refreshing change from chasing paylines, and we particularly love the distinctive look of the game, with its banknotes emblazoned with cute pig characters.
There’s also a free spins bonus feature with 2x and 3x multipliers and an increased chance to land the game’s maximum prize of 5,000x your stake.
Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom
Another October 2021 release, Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom comes courtesy of Microgaming’s partner, Half Pixel Studios. This high-variance slot features 243 ways to win, an RTP of 96.19%, and about as many scantily-clad mermaids as any underwater adventurer can handle.
Visually the slot does a great job of immersing you in an oceanic realm, and there are a bunch of interesting features to discover too. Keep an eye on the extra standalone reel to the left of the main reels — if you get four matching mermaids here, you’ll be awarded a stacked wild with a multiplier.
Meanwhile, the pearl scatters plunge you into one of five different bonus rounds. One of these has a particularly high variance but can potentially pay out 7,290x your stake if you’re lucky.
Well of Wilds Megaways
Four-leaf clovers, fiddle music, an attractive emerald-green aesthetic — yes, Well of Wilds Megaways deserves a spot on any roundup of the best new Irish slots for obvious reasons.
Complete with wild modifiers, cascading reels, scatter symbols and a magical Lucky Spins bonus round where players can turn their stake into big payouts, this high-variance Megaways slot features up to 117,649 ways to win.
Red Tiger Gaming released the 95.67% RTP game exclusively at Betfair, PokerStars, and Paddy Power online casinos in July 2021, before a general release in October. While there’s no shortage of Irish-themed casino slots out there, we rather like how tasteful this one is — not a leprechaun in sight.
Set in a circus where a charismatic magician takes centre stage, the Wild Harlequin video slot arrived at online casinos in October 2021. Released by Quickspin, this highly volatile game with an RTP of 96.27% features Harlequin wilds that cover entire reels and can help trigger small to medium-sized payouts.
To have a chance of landing the game’s maximum prize, you’ll need to trigger the bonus round by landing at least three Harlequin wilds. This will bag you 10 free spins with all reels containing the Harlequin wilds turned into win-multiplying Magic Reels.
The multiplier amounts have the potential to surge up during this bonus round, potentially bringing you a return of 30,000x your bet.
Slots fans were first introduced to NetEnt’s hero Gonzo back in 2011, with the release of the much-loved Gonzo’s Quest. The original title is firmly established as one of the iGaming world’s favourite slots, and now everyone’s favourite Spanish conquistador is back to explore an Incan temple filled with riches.
Arriving in online casinos in October 2021, Gonzo’s Gold is a high-variance video slot with an RTP of 96.11% and utilises NetEnt’s Cluster Pays mechanic. Instead of using
conventional paylines, you’ll be crossing your fingers for matching adjacent symbols, either horizontally or vertically. The bigger the cluster, the higher your reward. Gonzo’s Gold also offers a free spins round, unlocked by the Inca pyramid scatter symbols. Landing a string of scatters will also bring you up to 200x your stake.
While some veteran players may miss the avalanche reels of the original Gonzo’s Quest, the addition of the ever-popular Cluster Pays mechanic means this is one of the most eye-catching new slots of 2021.
As you’ve probably noticed by now, October 2021 was a bumper month for new slots. Another top example you’ll find at the best new Irish slots sites is the Native American-themed Mystic Chief – a high variance, 96.55% RTP title from Pragmatic Play.
Packed with evocative imagery including mountain lions, eagles, dreamcatchers, and tomahawks, this slot certainly goes all-in on its theme. The reels follow an intriguing formation, with three symbols on the first and fifth reels, and four symbols on each of the middle three.
There are 576 ways to win, and landing three golden scatter symbols triggers the free spins round, with a guaranteed expanding wild on every spin. The wilds can multiply your winnings up to 10x for a maximum payout of 5,000x your bet.
Cash Connection – Book of Ra
Cash Connection – Book of Ra from Greentube is one of the latest additions to the crowded Ancient Egyptian genre of online slot games. Launched in September 2021, this high variance, 95% RTP title more than holds its own against the pyramid-themed competition. This isn’t surprising, considering the original Book of Ra is one of the most popular slots in the Egyptian category.
Something we particularly like about this game is the special Lock & Spin bonus round, which kicks in when you land six glittering gold coins on the reels. Players then have three chances to bring up as many coins as possible, with the original scatters locked in place during the spins.
Covering all the reels with coins will land the coveted Grand progressive jackpot, with three smaller jackpot prizes also up for grabs.
Sparky & Shortz
The memorably named Sparky & Shortz slot game was launched in October 2021 by industry giants Play’n GO. It’s one of the most striking online slot games we’ve seen, with floating robots, clanking sci-fi sound effects, and space rocks and alien symbols on the reels.
A high-variance game with an RTP of 96.28%, players must help the eponymous robot heroes Sparky and Short save their planet. Landing three identical symbols on the same reel will trigger a win multiplier, and the more times this happens, the higher the multiplier goes.
Players will also be hoping for the Power Cell scatter symbols, three of which will trigger the free spins round. Adding to the fun is the presence of a ‘Boost Meter’ which Sparky keeps trying to activate. If he succeeds, you’ll get even more multipliers and potentially higher real-money returns.