The Best New Slots of 2018 - List Updated Monthly
With 2018 being now more than halfway through, I think it’s safe to say that Slot developers like NetEnt, Microgaming, Playtech, and Yggdrasil kept their promises and delivered some of the best online Slots to play in 2018.
During the London Affiliate Conference (LAC), some of the names I just mentioned promised they would launch top online Slots that "would blow our mind," and - boy, did they deliver.
To help you find nothing but the best online slots you can play in 2018, I plan to update this page every month with new games and (whenever it’s possible) new bonuses, too.
The first part of this page features all the best new slots you can play in 2018, with links to access the games with the best bonuses to play.
The second one puts together the best classic slots. Because, even if we are in 2018, there's always time to play a spin or two at Starburst.
Then, I'll show you the best slots you can play on mobile in 2018 - so you can finally have a reason to justify that crazy expensive monster of power you hide in your pocket.
I mean your phone.
Ok - time to jump on the games and to get them reels spinning!
Here you find a list of all the best slots games to play in 2018. Then, if you continue reading and you scroll to the bottom of the page - I prepared a description of each and every slot machine in the list!
The Best New Slot Games to Play in 2018
2017 was an excellent year for new slot games, and I am sure 2018 will see even more great games pop up at online casinos.
The number of games available today that offer new ways of playing and exciting ways to win money is astonishing.
Traditional slot machines have been around for a long time, and cherry machines are not cutting it for most of the players these days.
That's why the best casino slots developers in the world came up with the fantastic games featured on this list.
Astro Babes is a new juicy online Slot released by Playtech in 2018.
Open this new Slots machine and join five beautiful astronauts who will make your intergalactic journey unforgettable.
But before we launch ourselves into space, let’s check the equipment first. Luckily, the Astro Babes Slot didn’t disappoint me in terms of helpful extra features. Here are the highlights of the game’s bonuses:
- Lucrative Scatters. Land three Scatters for 12 free spins, four Scatters for 20 free spins, and five Scatters for 50 free spins.
- Astro Wilds. When an image of a babe covers the whole reel, it turn into a Wild.
- Hyperspace Delivery Bonus. During the free spins mode, the image of a babe will expand and cover the whole reel.
This year, NetEnt has released a new addition to their game series Fairytale Legends. The Slot in question is called Mirror Mirror. It features our beloved fairy tale character Snow White who will help you land the luckiest symbols.
The most interesting feature of this new Slot machine is the Mirror respin. When you land a symbol with a mirror, it can either transform into Snow White or the Evil Queen. Then, it sticks to the reels for the following free spin.
In total, Mirror Mirror has 243 paylines to keep you interested for hours.
Dwarfs Gone Wild
Dwarfs Gone Wild is one of the best new online Slots by Quickspin released in 2018.
The Slot is based on the popular fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This time, the dwarfs steal the spotlight. Each dwarf has a unique bonus feature that will help you boost your winnings, be it a round of free spins, a generous multiplier, or an expanding Wild.
Yeti: Battle of Greenhat Peak
Have you ever played a Slot about... a yeti?
In 2018, Thunderkick released a brand new Slot machine called Yeti: Battle of Greenhat Peak, and we loved it.
With five reels, 11 paylines, and an RTP of 96.1 percent, this snowy game will put a smile on your face as soon as you open it. Yeti: Battle of Greenhat Peak has everything you need, including sticky Wilds, Scatters, and bonus rounds for additional wins.
You'll especially enjoy the Wild Attack respin, as it includes up to three extra Wilds.
This new Slot machine by Yggdrasil Gaming is one of the top games you can play in September 2018.
Launch Penguin City to help a group of penguins find their freedom and run away from the evil Emperor Penguin, an evil restaurant owner that pushes them to work inhumane hours.
This new Slots game features an RTP of 96.2 percent and 243 paylines distributed across five reels.
Although Yggrasil's Penguin City is not a progressive jackpot slot, there's a 250-coin jackpot win you can access if you spin at the highest limits.
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Wolves! Wolves! Wolves!
Playtech guys are back this month with a number of new Slot machine games that might very well be the best Slot machines to play in September.
The creme of the crop is Wolves! Wolves! Wolves!, a new game featuring five reels and between 40 and 100 paylines.
What I love about this game is that Wolves! Wolves! Wolves! is not your typical new Slot game.
Right as most developers try to find ways to complicate games with sub-games, riddles, and animations, Wolves! Wolves! Wolves! is a Slot that reminds of much simpler (and super popular) titles like Kitty Glitter.
This Slot machine game brings you to the snow-capped woodlands of North America and helps you discover a mystical world where horses and white wolves can help you pocket immense riches.
The game works flawlessly from desktop and mobile and bets range from .20 and 1.000. This Slot's (fixed) jackpot is of 1,500 coins.
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Next up: my favourite new Slot.
Pixel Samurai is a fun-packed exciting Slot machine game designed to appeal to those who are (at least) in their Thirties.
I expect most kids not to understand what's so special about a pixelated 8-bit-like graphics.
But those who grew up with an Atari joystick in their hand and still reckon the Amiga 500 is one of the best personal computers of all time - they will understand me.
Pixel Samurai is a retro slot that feels like a gorgeous 8-bit arcade game where you need to lead a team of well-trained and brave samurais to victory. And riches, of course.
The game plays on five reels and features real money prizes for up to $50,000.
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This new Slot machine by Yggdrasil is an amazing cinematic experience that every Slots player should try at least once.
If you are into beautiful-looking Slot machines, Tut's Twister is the right game for you.
As most Egypt-themed Slot machine, this game sends you on a mystical trip to ancient Egypt where every corner could hide unimaginable riches…or deadly surprises.
The game is packed with innovative features that are guaranteed to keep you glued to the screen.
To play Tut's Twister for real money you need to invest anywhere from 0.25 and $125 - the maximum bet allowed in this game.
The game is available at CasinoRoom, right on this page.
Not only Jumanji is one of the top online slots you can play in 2018, but it’s also a one-of-a-kind game that brings elements of board games to the world of Slots.
Developed by NetEnt, Jumanji is one of the best slots you can play online this year with lots of extra features that you won’t find on any other Slot machine online.
If you are a fan of the popular movie, make sure you don’t miss one. This game is here to disrupt the industry and many already believe it’s going to become a super classic like Starburst.
The Jumanji video Slot is available right now at Mr. Green Casino, where you can use the new player bonus package to play real money games for free.
Head to Mr. Green to play or check out this short Jumanji Slot review we just published on PokerNews.
The Bai Shi Slot is a beautiful Chinese Slot machine developed by Playtech that features five reels and 40 paylines.
The two Chinese symbols that define this Slot machine represent two hands held down together as a sign of respect (Bai) and a master (Shi).
A relaxing soundtrack and beautiful graphics make this Slot stand out from the rest and guarantee a fantastic gaming experience.
You can play the Bai Shi Slot online at Casino.com, where all new players receive a free no deposit bonus of 20 free spins on sign up to play all the top new slots.
This list of the best Slot machines to play wouldn’t be complete without Cool Wolf, one of the most popular Slots in the industry in 2018.
In this game, you join a wolf in an adventure full of vintage cars, Hollywood cinemas, and pretty cheerleaders waiting for you to get your…claws on them!
Developed by Microgaming, this is a feature-packed game that plays on five reels and boasts 243 ways to win. If you want to know everything about it, you can read the Cool Wolf Slot review we published here on PokerNews.
Otherwise, head straight to JackpotCity casino to play the game and join the coolest wolf of all time!
Book of Dead
If you love the good old Book of Ra slot, Book of Dead is a must-try in 2018.
This mysterious video slot by Play’n’ GO will take you back in time for Ancient Egyptian adventure.
Dare to spin this five-reel ten-payline video slot, face Osiris and Anubis, and find the magical spells about the afterlife!
The book symbol works as a Wild and a Scatter. As a Wild it replaces any missing symbol from your otherwise lucky combination. When it acts as Scatter, you need three of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the 10 Free Spins feature.
Play’n GO shines as a leading developer of games for smartphones and tablets. So, you can be sure the graphics and animation of Book of Dead are as spectacular if you play it on your mobile device.
Book of Dead was first released in 2016, so you’re missing out big time if you haven’t tried it yet.
NetEnt outdid themselves this year. And the year is not even nearly to the end!
Asgardian Stones, Hotline, and Archangels: Salvation, all worthy of the list of best new slots of 2018.
And the latter one is the best example of it.
Archangels: Salvation is a six-reel and 12-row slot with Free Spins, Wild Substitutions, and not one but two Wild features. And let’s not forget 100 bet lines. That’s new even for NetEnt.
The slot also has hotspot areas - heaven and hell. Three or more Scatter symbols can activate free spins.
Released in April it already became a huge hit between the major casino operators.
St. Patrick’s Day come and pass but Leprechauns hills video slot is always here to get you a bit luckier. And a bit more Irish, if you like.
This 5-reel and 40-payline slot developed by Quickspin knows exactly how to do it.
Green reels. Lucky four-leaf clovers. Pots with gold. Irish-style music. And stout.
Yes, Irish stout.
This game brings everything that Leprechauns have best to offer. And to any of your mobile devices.
If that’s not enough, trigger Rainbow Free Spins or Lucky Respins, and you’ll feel even luckier than Leprechauns. You can get a lot more gold than them, anyway.
Another new slot from NetEnt joining this list.
Hotline starts with a nice intro that reminds of the old TV series. And the plot is no less scenic. Two detectives following a beautiful woman that got herself involved in some jewellery robbing.
In 80s setting, no less.
Hotline slot has all the best slot features, such as Free Spins, Re-Spins, Wild, and Expanding Wild Substitutions.
But it comes bringing a punch with a unique bonus: Hotline Bonus Bet.
By choosing one, two or all three rows, you can increase your chances to win the previously mentioned features. Though don’t forget - your bet amount per spin depends on how many Hotline Bonus Bets you make.
Asgardian Stones is one of the newest NetEnt video slots released at the beginning of this year.
But it will take you back many years ago. All the way to Ancient times when the bravest warriors could live in the realm of Gods. If they pass the stone gates, that is.
Winning in this slot can trigger an Avalanche feature. It will make your winning combination to explode and disappear, giving you a chance for a second avalanche. And third, fourth, and so on if you’re lucky.
And let’s not forget about the Colossal Crush feature that is active after the first Avalanche. Not only it can crush symbols below it but also award you with a multiplier.
Will you be successful enough to enter the realm of power and riches?
Play this five-reel 20-payline slot and find out.
Released last autumn, this Betsoft masterpiece brings back the horror to vampire slots.
Yes, I’m looking at you, Immortal Romance.
Blood Eternal is a six-reel 30-line video slot inspired by the original vampire stories.
Thus, when symbols of human and vampire appear next to each other, blood will splatter. Intense waiting to this moment is dramatic enough that music alone will give you chills.
But don’t worry – this massacre actually gets you Vampire Free Spins!
But definitely thrilling.
The slot has bats, too. Double Bat symbols count as two regular ones, making it possible to trigger a win that would be equal to twelve symbols on the same line. Betsoft really considered everything to make this slot breathtaking.
If you miss good old vampire stories that predate the Twilight, this is a slot to play.
Vikings Go to Hell
Yggdrasil won the award of Innovator of the Year in the International Gaming Award (now two years in a row!)
So, it would be a sin not to include any of their slots on this list.
Hence, Vikings Go To Hell joins us. Released in May 2018, it became quite a hit in the industry already.
Though it’s not surprising. What not to like about this slot?
Five-reel, 25-payline slot has symbols that represent Vikings and Weapons. Your role in the battle is very important, thus throughout the game, you can collect Rage points. When you collect enough of them, you’re awarded free spins.
Not to mention there are three types of free spins modes!
And the setting… Fearless Vikings fighting demons in hell.
Does it get more electrifying than that?
Spinal Tap is a video slot for you If you love music and have a good sense of humor. And I have a feeling you do.
Spinal Tap is also known as the world’s loudest band. And the best band that never actually existed. Made as a parody of rock heavy metal bands, it found the way to success - TV appearance, movie, concerts, and now a video slot!
Lucky, you say? Then this slot should be nothing but lucky!
Get your rock mode on. Literally. And spin through the tour and seven bonus rounds inspired by the movie. There are 2187 ways to win on the expanding reels.
And the reels are not the only thing you can spin.
Vinyl comes to the spotlight. Spin it to trigger the modifiers and get up to 11 wilds, spins, or symbols added.
This slot by the Blueprint is released at the end of June, but you can play it already at LeoVegas!
Finn and the Swirly Spin
This is by far my favorite new slots game IN 2018.
Finn and the swirly Spin brings a new and exciting play style as the game is played…in a big spiral.
The tiles line up from the bottom left, and the game is all about sending a key in the middle of the spiral to open the door the hides juicy the bonus games.
The graphics of this game are gorgeous; the sound effects are on point and I love how the game's hero - Finn - pops in every once in awhile to cast special magic and help you win money or get the key closer to the door.
When you manage to transport the key to the end of the spiral, you unlock the bonus area.
There are four different bonus games. The first bonus game is available right away while the other three ones take a certain number of keys to unlock.
King of Macedonia
First released as a live slot machine in 2016 by IGT Gaming, King of Macedonia is an exciting slots game based on the story of Alexander the Great.
The online version launched only a few months back is truly impressive.
The background music is epic, and I genuinely enjoy how the portrait of Alexander works as a wild Bonus and how it covers two columns when you get…well, lucky.
What's more, the game slows down when it is about to stop on Alexander.
This slot machine is insanely captivating and well worth checking out, especially if you are looking for something new to play.
Castle Builder II
Castle Builder II is a fresh approach to online slots games that we covered extensively on our sister site CasinoSmash.
In this game, you need to build castles, summer residences, and manors…one spin after the other, of course.
The game is a 5-reel slot machine with special symbols that will help you reach your goal faster and your leave richer than when you started.
Every time you complete the construction of a building, you get to choose a husband for a princess and receive a sum of bonus money depending on your choice.
Castle builder II is a really modern take on the slot games and if you are looking for something new to play, you should try it out.
Well of Wonders
Well of Wonders is probably one of the most calming online slot game of 2018.
The whole atmosphere of the game is terrific.
The background music is created to help you chill and relax.
At each spin, 6 colorful jewels pop out of a well and - if you get three matching ones, they disappear to give room to new ones.
Each time you get at least three matching gems, the multiplier goes up to help you boost your winnings for up to 32x.
The game is visually pleasing, and it's already one of my favorite slots to close my gaming sessions in 2018.
Planet of The Apes
No serious slots list would be complete without a game based on a blockbuster saga.
For this category, I think Planet of the Apes is perhaps the best slots of 2018.
The game features two sides and ten columns. The left side is called Rise while the right one is named Dawn.
The Planet of the Apes slot game features all the familiar faces - humans and apes - from the movie and the soundtrack bring out all the adrenaline and excitement you'd expect from a (good) slots game of this kind.
If you love playing slot machines based on famous movies, Planet of the Apes slot game is something you should check out.
You’ve heard of the Starburst Slot by NetEnt, right?
It’s one of the best Slot machines to play. And such classics have a follow-up Slot years later. The follow-up for Starburst was released this year, in late August. Thus, it’s one of the newest Slot machines, too.
And it’s called Berryburst.
Like you can imagine, the Slots are very similar. They both have a simple yet classic structure - five reels and three rows.
The symbols depict different fruits and berries. When the reels spin, they are practically making you a badass healthy smoothie.
Perfect Slot for hipsters, huh?
While the max you can win in Starburst is 50000 coins, in Berryburst this number increases up to 120000. The theoretical return to player got an upgrade, too – Berryburst’s RTP seeks 96.23 percent.
Fan of Starburst and fruity Slots? Open an account at Casino.com and try Berryburst.
You can brag later that you played the game before it was cool. And it will be cool, you can bet on it.
Wish Upon a Jackpot
Speaking of the best Slot machines, the list wouldn’t be complete without Wish Upon a Jackpot Slot.
Inspired by fairy tales, the Slot gives you a chance to imagine what it would be like to have a fairy godmother.
But instead of wishing for a fancy ball with the prince or princess, the Slot brings out a more realistic wish – to win a jackpot.
You can thank Blueprint Gaming for developing this Slot and giving you a chance to live out the fairy tales.
The Slot has it all - glass slippers, magical forest and harps, frog-princes, and castles. Plus, it features fairy tale-themed bonuses – three little pigs free spins, Rapunzel free spins, Jack and Beanstalk bonus, Rumpelstiltskin bonus cash prize or mystery bonus.
While the Slot is not a very new one, it only now started showing up at online Casinos. Just like magic, it’s not that easy to find. I’ve only seen it at Casino.com.
Slot It In
Going back to the newest Slot machine games, Slot It In is worth a try. Especially if you are a fan of football (soccer).
Developed by Realistic, the Slot has five-reel three-row structure and 10 fixed paylines. The symbols include a football trophy, ball, T-shirts, and coach’s whistle.
Once you hit a big win, the game will shout “Goal” and award you with supportive tunes.
The soundtrack the rest of the time is simple but entertaining, too. While the Slot is simple, it still has high-quality graphics and thorough animations. It makes the whole experience feel like a football-themed party.
Or maybe that’s because I was playing the Slot at PartyCasino.
I wouldn’t suggest playing it somewhere else, anyway.
Hold The Safe
September updates wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention one of the newest Slot games to play – Hold the Safe.
The game was released only in August and you may not recognize the provider yet – Eyecon. But it shouldn’t be a reason to ignore the game.
It has classic 5x3 reel-structure and 25 betways. The theme is now-classic, too – gold and luxury. Thus, you can expect everything that shines like gold and diamonds.
What’s special about this game is the Hold the Safe Feature. The five reels transform into 15. And they uncover safes while the reels keep re-spinning.
And re-spins are not the only gift triggered by three or more Safe symbols. When you finally see the safes, each of them awards you with a prize.
Don’t forget to check their welcome bonus and cashback offers while you’re at it.
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Everyone who has played slots is familiar with the games listed in this part of the article.
While these might now be the best slot machines of 2018, it is still worth to point them out and to take them for a spin.
"You need to know where you came from to know where you're going," says the famous quote.
These games bring you back right to the grassroots of slots playing and guarantee you hours of fun. Don't miss them.
Starburst is undoubtedly one of the most loved online slot machines out there.
After NetENT produced it, Starburst grew to become their most slots and their signature game.
The background sounds are cheerful, and everything is bright and shiny on this modern yet already classic online slot machine.
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Gonzo's Quest is another excellent game created by NetENT.
This game features beautiful graphics and a style of the play that is a bit different from your usual slot games.
Instead of spinning, the 15 blocks featured on Gonzo's Quest fall into five columns.
There are 20 paylines for you to win on. On a winning payline, all the winning symbols crush and are replaced by new ones dropping from the top of the screen.
Winning a game activates the multiplier, which will increase from x2 to x3 and on the third time to x5.
Gonzo's Quest is well worth checking out, especially if you are on the lookout for something a bit different from your traditional run of the mill slot game.
When we talk about most popular slot machines of 2018, we can't forget the most popular progressive slots of all time.
Mega Moolah is a safari-themed slot that gives you the chance to win big.
The game features 25 paylines and is produced by Microgaming.
Lions act as Wild Symbols and getting at least three monkeys grants you a pack of free spins where everything you win is tripled.
Jackpot chasers are in love with this game, and there is no question why.
Mega Moolah is an exciting walk in the wild and in addition to the chance of winning the jackpot, the rest of the bonuses and the smaller wins are not too shabby either.
Hall of Gods
Another favorite slot game in 2018 - and another slots with a progressive jackpot too - is the Hall of Gods one.
If you are fascinated by Northern mythology, and you recognize Valhalla to be the place of ultimate wealth and luxury – this is the game for you.
This 20-payline slot machine combines Nordic gods with lucrative jackpots and a chance to win big.
Hitting 3 Bonus Hammers opens a bonus game with a chance to win a mega jackpot.
Acquiring three crow symbols with the word "Scatter" grants you 10 free spins during which all the money you earn is tripled.
Adding another Viking-themed game to the list might make me look a bit biased, but Thunderstruck II is a fantastic new slot that I consider to be one of the best online slot machines to play in 2018.
The second game part of the Thunderstruck series created by Microgaming is impressive.
Just like in Hall of Gods, it takes 3 Bonus Hammers to get to the bonus game -even if this is not a game with a progressive jackpot up for grabs.
The bonus game is called The Great Hall of Spins, and it has four different stages. To unlock each of the various stages, you need to collect a certain amount of hammers.
For example, to get the last bonus game - the Thor Bonus - you need to trigger bonus hammer 15 times.
The Thor Bonus grants you 25 Free Spins with the Rolling Reels feature.
Rolling reels means that all the winning icons explode after being paid out and disappear, new symbols will drop from above to fill the gaps.
Blocks keep on blowing up and new ones appearing until there is no winning combination left.
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Raise a smartphone who played mobile slots in 2017!
The amount of mobile slots players is only set to grow in 2018 - and that's why I dedicate a whole separate list to the games you can play from mobile.
Obviously, all these games are available for desktop too. But, get ready:
I heard about companies that are planning to release great mobile-only online slots for 2018. It might be a hoax, or it might be simply too soon for that to happen.
But with everything going mobile - I wouldn't be surprised to see new great slots in 2018 to be available only for iPhone or Android.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk is based on the famous fairytale, and it is one of the most entertaining mobile slot games to try out.
The game is colorful and fun to play. It works perfectly on a mobile, and the bonus symbol called "Jack and the Beanstalk" can net you amazing winnings.
Panda Chi is an entirely free-to-play mobile slot game available only at Slotomania.
This slot features 243 ways to win and a progressive jackpot that is triggered - randomly - when you get a panda symbol.
If you are looking for trying and free great slots game to play on your mobile, I recommend trying Panda Chi at Slotomania.
The myth of Jimi Hendrix and online gambling might sound like an unlikely combo, but NetENT managed to create a fantastic game based on Jimi Hendrix' music and hippie culture.
Usually, when I play online slot games, I can stand the background music only for a short period.
This game is a fantastic exception to the rule. Give it a spin!
The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays
This slots game is again a bit different from the regular slots you are used to playing at online casinos.
In The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays you have to get clusters of the same symbols, and when you have a group of nine matching symbols, you win.
The background music is soothing, and the three guru symbols bring out the calmness and serenity of this mobile slots game.
Just like the Well of Wonders I mentioned earlier, it is an excellent game for those moments when you want something quiet and relaxing.
Sakura Fortune is a 40-payline game produced by Quickspin.
The game looks elegant and it has a certain unexplainable flair.
When you manage to get two reels with a Wild symbol, you activate a respin feature that grants you two respins with the Wild Princess icons staying in place.
The "fans" act like the scatter symbols in this game, and you need three of those to trigger free spins mode.
During the free spins round, each Wild symbol that lands on the reels grants you one extra spin and stays on that reel until the end of the free spins bonus.
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