THE MONTH IN SLOTS: What were the hottest new casino games in May?

The month of May saw a truly impressive number of new slot releases by many game developers, big and small alike.

Retro arcardes all the way for the Flame Busters slot by Thunderkick.
Retro arcardes all the way for the Flame Busters slot by Thunderkick.

This is always good news for the players, who are always on the lookout for new, exciting experiences and novel ways to win big.

In this article, we’ll briefly cover some of the best May 2017 releases in case you’ve missed them or are on the lookout for some new game to give it a try. All of these slots are well worth your time and some of them carry a potential to really pay you big, so we hope we’ll be able to provide you with a few ideas on what to do after you’re done reading!

Danger High Voltage

Big Time Gaming created quite a spectacle for the release of their latest title, Danger High Voltage, as the very first spin on this new machine was streamed live on Twitch.


As for the game itself, it offers a different approach, with six reels, four rows, and two bonus features you can pick to try and win big. Set in a blazing disco, with matching symbols and sounds to boot, Danger High Voltage has a lot to offer.

This game was launched with LeoVegas casino and is playable there.

American Dad!

Major game developer Playtech has been busy this past month, released several new titles. The first one to hit the virtual shelves was American Dad!, a game based on the hugely popular animated series headlined by Stan Smith, a goofy CIA agent, his family, and Roger, the alien.


Apart from being hilarious and incredibly entertaining, American Dad! also provides decent winning opportunities during the bonus round.

Playtech’s extensive network of licensees includes bgo Casino.

Goldwyn’s Fairies & Beautiful Bones

Microgaming decided that releasing just one slot at the time wasn’t their style, so instead, they came out with two titles on the same day: Goldwyn’s Fairies and Beautiful Bones. Both games fully adapted to various desktop and mobile environments, and they feature distinctively different themes.

Goldwyn’s Fairies is a fairytale-like game featuring 20 paylines, sticky wilds, and free fairy spins.

Beautiful Bones, as the name somewhat suggests, is based on the spooky Mexican festival, a Day of the Dead, and features scary painted faces as its main symbols. It’s up to you to figure out which of these games is more your cup of tea.

Microgaming games feature at a huge array of online casinos, but 32Red launched the game with the chance to unlock free games and a share of a £2,500 bonus pot.

Scruffy Duck

Leave it to NetEnt to produce fairytale-based slots that we’re all going to love. Their Scruffy Duck draws its storyline on the classic tale of the ugly duckling that turns into a beautiful swan in the end.

With 25 paylines, several different free spins bonus games, and funny animations, Scruffy Duck will have you spinning those reels until you finally see the beautiful swan emerging, bringing with some big wins.

A huge amount of online casinos carry NetEnt games. Scruffy Duck is available to play at bgo Casino, but it was also launched exclusive to LeoVegas.

Panda Panda

Coming to us from Habanero is an incredibly cute and adorable Panda Panda slot – as any slot featuring fluffy animals is bound to be.

Apart from pandas, which clearly abound, this slot also offers rich Oriental imagery and 243 ways to win, making it a great choice if you are in a mood for a long session with smaller, but frequent wins.

And, if you just can’t get enough of these bamboo-eating, sleep-loving, fluffy things, check out Panda Pow by Lightning Box Games, which also came out this month. These pandas are still cute, but they also have a lot of fight in them.

Flame Busters

It’s hard to really pick one slot as the favorite among so many, but Thunderkick’s Flame Busters is definitely something else. Featuring an arcade-like atmosphere, both in graphics and sounds, this game will take you back to 1980s.

Thunderkick took a direction opposite to what most companies are doing these days and went back in time instead of trying to keep up, and we must say the idea works well. Plus, the bonus feature can really pay big time if you make it all the way to the last floor of that pixelated burning building.

The slot was initially released through Casumo Casino, but more online casinos were set to follow.

Chariots of Fire

Rival Gaming is one of the longest-standing game providers in the market, and they have their fair share of impressive and amusing slots. In May, they released yet another exciting game under the title Chariots of Fire.

The game will take you back to the period of glorious Roman Empire and festive triumphs organized in honor of generals coming back from successful military campaigns.

The bonus feature is where all the big wins are at, with the middle reel staying wild throughout the feature, and the potential to turn the first reel wild as well, if you land three more scatters during the bonus round.

If this is the kind of theme you enjoy, you could also check out the latest release by WMS Gaming – Spartacus Call to Arms. Relive the adventures of the famous gladiator on his unsuccessful but glorious campaign to liberate Roman slaves!

The Angler

Betsoft didn’t want to miss out in May, either, so we were pleasantly surprised by their new release, called The Angler.

The game designed to calm your nerves and help you relax, The Angler gives you a chance to embark on a fishing adventure with the good-natured angler, Otis. Set on the backdrop of a beautiful mountain lake, with calming music playing as you spin away, you’ll enjoy this game even if you miss out on the big catch.


Endorphina was the one to kick things off in May, with their IN JAZZ slot, a game released in occasion of celebrating the International Jazz day.

The new In Jazz slot from Endorphina brings the unmistakeable Chicago sound to a slot game
The new In Jazz slot from Endorphina brings the unmistakeable Chicago sound to a slot game

It takes you back to the smoke-filled jazz clubs of Chicago during 1930s and provides an atmosphere filled with amazing jazz sounds. Add to this fitting symbols and the rich free spins bonus game, IN JAZZ is guaranteed to provide you with hours of great fun.

Details on the full release to online casinos are yet to come in.

…And much more

May was really a great month for new slot releases, so it is impossible to mention them all here without dragging this piece for far too long. However, if you still need some ideas, check out Playtech’s karaoke-themed Hot KTV or their latest addition to the Age of Gods series, God of Storm.

There are also Magnet Gaming’s Haunted House, Ash Gaming’s Adventures Beyond Wonderland, 3 Blind Mice by Leander Games, Play’n Go’s Aztec Warrior Princess, etc.

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