It’s fair to say that the iGaming industry produced several outstanding slots during 2021, but how have things shaped up this year so far? We’re bringing you the very best slot releases of 2022 to date so that you can check out what is worth your time and, more importantly, your money.
We know that there have been hundreds of games released already, but with some in-depth research that included hours of playing demo slots, we have a definitive list that we think you’ll love. So let’s jump in and see the year's must-play games so far.
Nolimit City continues their rise into the stratosphere with the release of Folsom Prison. This title was dubbed the follow-on to the highly popular San Quentin, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Players will join the chain gang at the prison made famous by country music legend Johnny Cash as they spin across 4 reels that can eventually produce up to 46,664 ways to win. In true Nolimit style, the game is packed with modifiers and features that include Xways, Xsymbols, multiple free spin features and even a bonus buy option. Factor in an RTP rate of 96.07% and a maximum win of 75,000x bet, and this could be an early contender for game of the year.
Well, we all know that those involved within the financial institutions around the world have a reputation for being somewhat greedy. It would seem provider Push Gaming agrees with this, too, as they continue their “ Fat Series “ of games with the release of Fat Banker. The slot boasts stunning graphics and incredibly smooth gameplay as 6 reels of action offer up 50 fixed paylines throughout the play. When it comes to the main bonus rounds, the Fortune Link Feature can reveal big coin values and multipliers. The jewel in the crown of this title is the free spins bonus, and collecting bags of money will increase the size of the banker, which could bring you stunning win values of up to 25,000x your bet.
Industry giants Big Time Gaming have built on their Who Wants to be a Millionaire slot franchise series of games by adding the very impressive Millionaire Rush Megaclusters title to their portfolio. Whilst the Megaclusters mechanic may have gotten off to a shaky start, BTG might have finally found the winning formula for the gaming engine with the inclusion of the Megatrail feature that produces a whole different set of modifiers on every spin and bonus round that takes place. So not only will you get to enjoy the now iconic gameshow set and music that this slot provides you with, but you’ll also get to experience never seen before features that can reward you with prizes up to the value of 55,060x your bet.
Developer Skywind may have been one of the last game providers to take on the Megaways license, but that hasn’t stopped them from creating some outstanding titles within that niche of iGaming since doing so. This brings us to Disco Mania Megaways Merge, which has the potential to deliver you up to 7,529,526 ways to win. This is down to the MERGE modifier in the game that activates when you complete a series of 3 win cascades from the same spin. The two sets of reels from the game then combine and can produce some truly epic wins. The excitement and anticipation levels are further ramped up during the free spins feature when a win multiplier is also added to the mix. How does this all stack up with regards to winnings, you may be asking? Well, how does a max win of 10,000x your bet sound? This is an absolute must-play slot, and one we feel has breathed some new life into the Megaways market.
Pragmatic Play is one of the best know game providers on the planet, and for an excellent reason too. Their slots are always very well developed, and their titles' overall level of graphics and design tends to be outstanding on every release. One such series of games from the developer that seems to have taken the world of iGaming by storm is the Big Bass collection, and in June 2022, we saw the addition of Big Bass Splash added to the Pragmatic game catalogue. Those keen fisherman amongst you will again get to cast your line out into open waters in the hope of landing a monster-sized win. This time around, the slot features some extra pre-free spin modifiers that can make a difference to how the whole feature plays out and the amount of winnings that may be coming your way. Sound good? Well, with an RTP of 96.71% and a max win of 5,000x, this could be a fishing trip you’ll never forget.
With the online slot market being as competitive as ever, this can only be a good thing for players in general. We are seeing more and more new studios entering the market and bigger and better slots and in-game mechanics being created with each month that passes. We hope you enjoy our suggestions above, but you can be guaranteed one thing for sure. And that is, there will be even more exciting slot releases coming your way for the remainder of 2022.