Summer Slots: New Releases for July
Not sure what top new titles will be on trend for the summer season of spinners? Get stuck with our top three new slot game recommendations for July 2023.
Heist for the Golden Nuggets by Pragmatic Play
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a video slot’s familiar 5×3 20-line set-up. Heist for the Golden Nuggets is just such a title, and it drops players straight back into the saloon days of the gun-slinging Wild West.
Fit with characters to match; it comes with a cracking multiplier wild that subs and pays 2, 4,8 or 16x, depending on how many are used in a winning line. There are also random money symbols that can land on any spin, adding between 0.5-250x multipliers to your total bet and lastly, a supercharged free spin round triggered by getting money symbols on reels 1,3 and 5.
During the round, the value of all money symbols (and those that triggered it) are collected in a nugget metre. Another symbol is selected to replace the money symbol, and each time it lands, it pays the current amount shown in the nugget metre!
This fun and easy slot offer some fantastic multiplier gameplay and potentially great rewards (max wins are 5,000x the bet), but be warned, it is a high volatility slot with a one-in-four hit rate, so get ready for a longer playing session to make the most of the Wild West gold rush. The max win is 5,000x the bet, and spins start from 20p a spin – feature buy is not available for UK players.
Badgers Miners Slot by Yggdrasil
“Tenacious Badgers are on a mission to strike gold! Hard at work they dig deep into the mountain, hauling up karts full of precious gold … and cash!”
We love a good mining-themed slot, and to be honest, not many out there have left a lasting impression on us (although Goat Rush by Fantasma is a great one; try it if you haven’t). This new release from Yggdrasil takes on the mining theme but puts badgers in the limelight as the slot stars and adds a multiplier twist.
The reels are set deep beneath the earth and have a 5×3 set-up, with the addition of a top multiplier field above the middle reels – this provides non-stop action, but there are also cash wilds to be dug out, re-spins, and free spins feature to finish things off. So how do you win?
Let’s start with the base game; wins are made by matching 3+ matching symbols on consecutive reels; if these wins fall below a multiplier (these are random for each spin), it is applied. Cash wilds can help you make these wins by landing on reels 2,3, and 4 and subbing for other symbols. When this happens, you’ll also get a re-spin, where wild moves up one space with each additional re-spin. During re-spins, the multiplier value is frozen. The round ends when no new wilds are used in a win. Lastly, to trigger the bonus round, you’ll need to land 5 scatter bomb symbols anyway on the reels to earn 7 free spins, each additional scatter adds 2 spins, but they don’t during the round.
Bager Miners is a high volatility spinner with a one-in-four hit rate and bets starting from 20p a spin. It’s due for release in early July.
Beast Below by Hacksaw Gaming
Our last must-spin slot game for the month is Beast Below from Hacksaw Gaming. Capitalising on the popular fishing theme, Beast Below gives a traditionally mellow theme with darker tones and won’t leave you wanting to taste the day’s catch.
Set of 5 x 4 transparent reels under water, Beast Below comes with 15 fixed lines and begins in the base game, where you can make wins by matching 3+ symbols (inclusive of a three-eyed puffer, demonic-looking octopus, sharp-toothed shark, and various other unfriendly looking sea creatures) from left to right.
Aside from the graphics and great math model, three bonus features make this game a cracking title – we’ll explain each briefly here:
Expanding sirens: Sirens are the wild symbol, and each will expand if it will make a win by doing so. Expanded wilds can also add a whopping extra random bonus multiplier between 2-200x.
Siren’s call bonus round: Land 3 scatters to trigger 10 free spins with extra wilds and pink siren wilds that stick and nudge across the reels with each spin.
Down below bonus game: Lastly, hit 4 scatter, and you’ll get 10 free spins with extra wilds, but this time the symbols can come with 3 oxygen tanks; moving an adjacent reel takes one tank. When the symbol has no tanks, it’s taken off the reels.
Beast Below is all about the epic multiplier action as wilds expand across the reels adding up to 200x your bet on any spin! Ready to dive in? Then load up the reels from 10p a go. You could win up to 10,000x your bet! Beast Below is a high volatility title with a one-in-four hit rate.