January 2021: Top Slots To Try Out

Elias Hubbard
January 12, 2021

 

A new month and a New Year, means another busy period of slot releases to welcome in 2020. Here are some of the highlights coming your way. 

Esqueleto Explosivo 2 

Thunderkick is a Swedish demo slots development company that is slowly making an impact in the slots industry, despite the fierce competition coming from the major studios. They have come a long way from their humble beginnings as a two-man operation in a small office in Stockholm. Now they are a 50-person outfit, but in the slots world they are still considered to be one of the smaller studios out there. Being one of the small developers means that those who work at Thunderkick have more creative freedom, because of their independent status. 

They are the design studio behind one of the first major releases of the new year, a follow up to Esqueleto Explosivo that is aptly named Esqueleto Explosivo 2. As you would expect from Thunderkick, it is a lighthearted colourful release, with its tongue firmly in its cheek. The slot has 5 reels and 99 paylines and can be played on the go through mobile devices or on desktops. The theme of the Mexican Day of the Dead is revisited here and the vibrant graphics that was the trademark of the original remain in tact here. There is a cascading win feature that allows for continuous winning sequences that increases the multiplier up to 32x. To activate the bonus feature, 3 or more, purple scatter symbols have to land on the reels. If this happens, you are awarded free spins. During the free spins round, you collect wilds and if enough land on the reels, you can then play with a 64x multiplier activated instead of the base game’s 32x multiplier 

Skulls Up 

Keeping with the theme of skulls and bones is Quickspin’s new release Skulls Up. It’s a treasure hunt, pirate themed slot that is great fun to play and like Esqueleto Explosivo 2, it comes from a studio whose origins again can be traced to a small three-man crew from Stockholm. In 2016 their slots attracted the attention of Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming software supplier who acquired the company. Quickspin is now a 100 strong operation and a large international company. Skulls Up has 1944 ways to win and comes with Flaming Respins, Flaming Free Spins and Flaming Skull Wilds. The treasure chest is the scatter symbol and landing three of these triggers the 8 Flaming Free Spins bonus round. 

Legacy Of The Dead 

Play N Go are the studio behind Book Of Dead and this just happens to be one of the most successful slots of all time. Play N Go have another bash at recreating the magic with another Ancient Egyptian-themed slot called Legacy of the Dead. The highlight here is the free spins triggered by 3 or more scatter symbols and if the bonus is retriggered, then more than one expanding symbol comes into play, this can go on and lead to a bonus round with multiple expanding symbols.

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