Christmas is fast approaching and, besides a last minute panic about present shopping, this means everything is getting the festive treatment. From adverts to jumpers, to even your favourite slot games, everything now comes with a ‘Christmas' prefix. Although this is, ultimately, lovely, we know it can grow tiresome fast. This is why this week, we're not releasing any ‘festive games'. Nope, not a single one.
Instead, we're giving you three brand new titles, each brought to us by a world-class software developer. Whilst none of these games will feature even a hint of holiday fun, they do all boast excellent graphics, lucrative bonus rounds and are all mobile compatible. Plus, you'll be able to play all three from Thursday the 14th December, giving you plenty of time to enjoy them in peace before the in-laws arrive! If that's not a great Christmas present we don't know what is!
Harley Davidson Freedom Tour is a 5 reel, 30 payline slot from IGT. IGT are arguably the kings of branded titles and, true to form, this slot perfectly encapsulates the famous motorcycle brand. The slot will be available to play from 50p all the way up to £500 per spin and it'll be available across all devices, including mobile and desktop.
Visually, Harley Davidson Freedom Tour is superb. The reels hang against the open road, and the slot's controls are even displayed as a motorbike dashboard. Symbols on the reels include various different types of Harley Davidson bikes, helmets, keys and leather jackets, aswell as a Harley Davidson logo, which is both the game's highest paying symbol and the wild. In the base game, there's also a Rumbling Wilds Mystery feature which replaces up to four symbols with wilds.
Much like other IGT games, for example Cleopatra, Harley Davidson Freedom Tour features a ‘level-up' mechanism, which means that the more times you trigger the bonus round, the bigger and better the rewards on offer are. To activate the ‘Road to Riches' bonus feature, you need to find a bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. After this, you'll be transported to the bonus wheel, where you can win cash prizes and additional multipliers.
Once you've levelled up a few times, you'll notice new bonus prizes and features will appear on the wheel. These include a ‘Free Ride Free Spins' feature, which willl award you with three free spins with added wilds, a ‘Showroom Bonus' feature, which is a pick-me style game that can reward you with up to 10x your stake, and a ‘Custom Shop Bonus' feature, where you need to select items to make your own motorbike. In this feature you can win a grand total of 400x your stake, if you complete the gold bike!
The Odd Forest by Foxium is a 50 payline slot, which is played on a 5×4 grid. Foxium are a relatively new software developer, but they're one we're very excited to feature in our games collection here at GoWin. This is because the brand create beautiful and unique titles, and The Odd Forest is no different. The game is playable from as little as 5p all the way up to £125 per spin, so it's perfect for all different budgets too.
As the name suggests, The Odd Forest is a slot set in the deep dark woods, and symbols on the reels include various different monsters as well as the traditional ten to Ace playing card values. There's also a wild symbol which, in addition to substituting for all other symbols, will reward you with up to £1250! Furthermore, the slot's Random Wilds feature can add up to six extra wilds to the reels on any random spin in the base game.
The Odd Forest also includes two different bonus scatter symbols. The first of these is the tree symbol, and when this appears in full size, it will trigger an extra spins round. You'll then have to choose one of four magic orbs, each of which contains a certain amount of extra spins and additional bonus features. You could either chose an orb containing fourteen extra spins, an orb containing seven extra spins with sticky wilds, an orb containing eight extra spins with two stacked wilds, or an orb containing six extra spins with extra wilds and a 2x multiplier! Moreover, if you collect three or more tree scatters during your extra spins, you'll retrigger the round and be awareded five more free games.
The second scatter in The Odd Forest is the fairy symbol and this will trigger the Fairy Bonus feature. In this bonus game, the Fairy will start with five hearts, and you'll need to select one of three stones in order to proceed. Each stone posesses a different number of credits. Then, you'll move on to stage two and you'll have to pick one of the fourteen orbs you're presented with to win a random cash prize, a multiplier or a heart for the Fairy. However if a spider appears the round will end. If you reach the third stage of the mini-game, you'll have to chose one spider to pick up extra hearts or a cash prize. Finally, you'll then reach the ‘Final Fight' stage, where you'll need to spin the reels to defeat the evil spider. If you do, you'll walk away with 50x your bet!
Much like Foxium, mentioned above, Core Gaming are a new software developer here at GoWin, but we're very pleased to have them on board. This is because they produce quality games with an original twist, and Balthazar's Wild Emporium is the perfect example of this. The 5 reel, 20 payline slot will be available across all devices, and will be available to play from 20p, up to £100 per spin.
Balthazar's Wild Emporium takes place in a magical forest, with symbols on the reels including spellbooks, potions, gold coins and Balthazar himself. There's also a wild symbol which substitues for everything, besides the three scatter symbols, and is also the highest paying symbol of the game, offering 25 times your wager for a five of a kind combination.
The slot comes complete with a plethora of bonus features including extra spins, additional wilds and opportunities to gamble. In the base game, there's five randomly triggered bonus modifiers to cash in on, each of which can be activated at the end of a losing spin. The ‘Potions Wild' modifier will add wild or colossal wild symbols to the reels, the ‘Magic Respin' feature will respin the reels to create a winning combination, the ‘Dr Burns' feature will remove and replace some symbols to give you a win, whilst the ‘Snake Eye' feature will simply shuffle the reels until a winning set of symbols appears.
In addition to bonus features in the base game, Baltahazar's Wild Emporium also boasts three different extra spins rounds. The extra spins rounds are triggered when you collect three or more of the same colour potions symbols, and you'll be granted five extra spins to start with. Depending on which colour potions you collected, there's also different bonus features active. In the ‘purple free spins' round you'll find stacked wilds in play, in the ‘blue free spins' round you'll be playing with expanding wilds, and in the ‘yellow free spins' round you'll receive colossal wilds on the reels. Furthermore, all players will be given the chance to gamble part, or all, of their free spins. The more you gamble, the more free spins you could win, up to a potential maximum of 1,000!