It’s fair to say we’ve gotten used to the industry’s regurgitation of slot themes over the years. Interestingly enough, no matter how tiresome it can get to see the same ones over and over, providers still manage to create new games that make us forget all about it.
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
I wouldn’t expect to see too many or any ground breaking new themes during 2023 because believe it or not, the ones available still get the job done.
Below you will find some of the themes you can expect to see a lot of this year and I have examples of the games having already been released this year.
1. Ancient Civilizations
Slots based on ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Aztecs continue to deliver. The theme has been popular for so long that you could almost say it started when the civilizations were actually around.
I expect it will continue to be a hit during 2023 and from what we’ve seen so far in terms of new releases, it will.
Age of the Gods: King of Olympus Megaways – Playtech
Playtech has added another slot to their powerful Age of the Gods series and Zeus is looking to show off his powers once again. Being a Megaways slot with features like Free Spins, Increasing Multipliers and a Bonus Buy means you can prepare yourself for a party with the Divine!
Head to the bonus round for the most action and biggest wins.
Paylines: 117,649 Megaways
Prove to them that you are worthy of a seat at the table by playing the game at BitStarz and Wild Tornado among others.
Rome Fight for Gold – Quickfire
I’m not sure how many of you would voluntarily join the battle inside a boiling Colosseum but Quickfire will give you a shot if you’re up for it.
A collect feature, Free Spins and the Ante Bet are there to help you fight the good fight. The Bonus Grand Prize of 20,000x is the ultimate prize and knowing your life isn’t actually on the line will hopefully help you get your hands on it.
Fight for the Roman gold at Kryptosino and/or Kosmonaut Casino.
Volatile Egypt Dream Drop – Fantasma Gaming
It’s not exactly a title that rolls off the tongue but Egypt is Egypt and a Dream Drop does tickle my curiosity.
Loading a game up with as many as 5 Jackpots will attract players and dangling them like a carrot in front of your face as you spin will awaken the competitor in you.
Take Your Pick
On top of the already mentioned Jackpots, scoring enough scatters to trigger the bonus round will leave you with 4 options:
- 6 Free Spins with up to 336x multiplier
- 9 Free Spins with up to 210x multiplier
- 12 Free Spins with up to 120x multiplier
- 15 Free Spins with up to 60x multiplier
Will you play it safe and make sure to win or risk it all and go for the BIG bucks? Whatever your preferred strategy is, you can put it to the test at BitStarz.
Other Releases So Far in 2023:
- 3×3 Egypt – Gamzix
- Ages of Olympus: Apollo – Quickfire
- Midas Treasure Mini Max – Kalamba Games
- Midas Fortune – PG Soft
- Midas Magic – Quikfire
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise sparked a new interest in the world of pirates in 2003 and not even Amber Heard could sink Captain Jack Sparrow. If you thought peg-legged, whiskey chugging, sword fighting, sweaty men were a thing of the past, think again.
We’ve already seen a bunch of new releases this year and here are some of them:
Pirate’s Pearl Megaways – GameArt
GameArt’s contribution to the pirate world this year brings a lot to the table. You can see in the image above that the captain’s “office” is full with all kinds of things, giving you a very busy reel setup.
It’s only fitting that a pirate slot has very high volatility, considering the need for explosives and with a bit of luck you’ll find out how it feels to stick your sword in a 80,000x multiplier.
If you’re curious about the features, I can tell you that there are plenty of them. How about a Buy Bonus, Free Spins (including a Wheel of Fortune giving you up to 37 Free Spins), Sea Storm, Yo-Ho-Ho Megaways Respins and the highly entertaining Ocean Battle.
Buccaneer Royale – Mancala Gaming
This game has a bit of a different style to it but the gameplay itself was a positive surprise. At first glance it looks pretty basic but there’s a lot more to Buccaneer Royale than meets the eye.
Random Reel Respins, Multi-Reel Respins, Wild Compass, Bonus game as well as a Buy Bonus feature are all making sure this baby has a lot of fire power.
Other Pirate Themed Releases in 2023
- Pirate Spirit – Zillion
- Pirate’s Legacy – Platipus
- Treasure Snipes – Evoplay
3. Book of…
Game providers clearly think a lot of us players and how much we read considering how many “Book of” games that are out there. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good read, especially summer time. However, when I’m playing slots the last thing on my mind is reading, except big win numbers of course.
Book of Kemet – BGaming
One of the latest releases is Book of Kemet and if you are looking for a game with very high volatility and Free Spins with Expanding Symbols, this might be the one.
That doesn’t sound like a lot but don’t worry, there are more helpers available. For example you can activate the Chance x2 button to double up on your chances of getting Free Spins. If that’s not enough there’s also the Bonus Buy option.
Volatility: Very High
Book of Power – Relax Gaming
Another book to dive into comes from Relax Gaming and will take you inside a tomb in ancient Egypt. The graphics look quite basic from the beginning but as you begin to rack up the wins, you’ll see the magical effects starting to appear.
Explore Power Bets, Hot Mode, Free Spins and the even more intense Power Free Spins.
Other “Book Of” Themed Released So Far in 2023
- Book of the Priestess – Evoplay
- Book of All Ways – 1Spin4Win
- Book of Inferno – Quickspin
More to Come
These are only a few themes I’m expecting to see a lot of this year but I have a long list of others. I will present a few more each week going forward but I’m curious to see what themes you would like to see as a slot?
Let me know in the comments below.