Barcrest New Slots 2017 - 2018

Pyramids of Giza Slot Icon
Pyramids of Giza
  • Release: Nov 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: 96%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

If you’re into Ancient Egypt themed slot machines, then you might be happy to hear that there is yet another such game coming out, this time from Barcrest. It’s a relatively simple looking game, called Pyramids of Giza, entering an extremely crowded category which has a lot of titles with much better graphics and features.

Rainbow Riches: Home Sweet Home Slot Icon
Rainbow Riches: Home Sweet Home
  • Release: Sept 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: 97.75%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Rainbow Riches, the Barcrest series, has come back with another release, one that’s inspired by leprechauns once again. It’s called Home Sweet Home and it delivers a unique set of features and fun action, which should be great for anyone that loves these games already.

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Valkyrie Fire
  • Release: June 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Yet another Viking themed game is joining the large collection of such slots that’s already available right now. Valkyrie Fire will feature Viking warriors, it will place the action onboard a longboat and it will have graphics and features that revolve around this popular Scandinavian culture.

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King’s Honour
  • Release: June 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 100
  • Mobile: Yes

Released by Barcrest, one of the most experienced developers of the gambling industry, King’s Honour makes use of the Colossal Reels mechanic that this company has used several times in the past, and it’s got a Medieval theme as well to make the action enjoyable.

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Rainbow Riches: Drops of Gold
  • Release: June 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: 97.00%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50 - 200
  • Mobile: Yes

The Rainbow Riches series gives us one more slot machine that will probably become popular, and its name is Drops of Gold. Barcrest used a different mechanic in it, with a second set of reels bringing on multiple wilds when triggered. It’s an unusual and interesting game thanks to these new features, so keep reading and find out what it has to offer.

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Soldier of Rome
  • Release: Mar 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 7
  • Lines: 50 - 100
  • Mobile: Yes

Soldier of Rome is among Barcrest’s releases for 2018, a slot machine with an obvious Ancient Rome theme and a focus on the soldiers of the time, the famous legionnaires. Barcrest came up with a unique game here, not only in the number of reels or lines, but also in the features which are not that easily found in slots together.

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Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours
  • Release: Mar 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: 97.75%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches series just got a new game, and it’s called Fortune Favours. It’s offering the same theme of Irish inspiration that is used in the others, and it’s a fairly standard release for these guys, in terms of features and types of graphics used.

Monopoly: Money In Hand Slot Icon
Monopoly: Money In Hand
  • Release: Mar 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: 97.75%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

A new game has been released in the Monopoly series, this time a Barcrest slot that is called Money in Hand. It’s not their first Monopoly title, and it will probably not be their last either. The graphics are not exactly unique, I’ve seen them in other games, but things have changed feature wise.

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The Legend of Big Foot
  • Release: Feb 2018
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: 98.00%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

The Legend of Big Foot is addressed to the believers out there, the seekers of the recluse hairy monster that is supposedly living in the forests of North America. It seems to be a particularly interesting topic in that part of the world, and as an urban legend that’s yet unproven, it certainly deserves its own slot machine. That’s exactly what Barcrest did, the developer creating a game that’s especially focused on wildlife, since that’s the creature’s natural environment.

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Africa: Untamed
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 3
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

Africa: Untamed is a slot machine that has been designed with a classic layout in mind, but in which Barcrest placed plenty of interesting features and a high quality design that revolves around an African Safari theme.

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Monopoly: On The Money
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Barcrest
  • RTP: 97.75%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Barcrest is among the developers that are offering us a Monopoly themed slot machine, the title of the one they’ve just launched being On The Money. There are multiple developers and at least 10 games right now which use this hugely popular board game for inspiration.

Barcrest is one of the game studios that have been gathered under the umbrella of Scientific Games, along with names like Bally, Williams or Shuffle Master. This particular game studio has gotten a lot of appreciation from players that tried their titles in land-based locations, but the move to the online market was made as well, and right now there are dozens of slots from them that you can try out at plenty of casinos. 

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This is an older company, with a history that goes back in time to 50 years ago, being founded in 1968. They’re moving some of their most successful offline titles to the online variant, and as you will see the graphics tend to remain the same ones, which isn’t a plus. However, Barcrest is a company that has innovated a lot over the years, and they deserve recognition for that. As of right now, they appear to have 45+ slot machines released online.

History

The history of Barcrest starts off in 1968, so the company already has half a century of history behind it. It’s been wildly successful at points in the past, particularly during the 70s to 90s period, when they were the biggest providers of games for the casinos and pubs from United Kingdom. They’ve created some hugely popular games in their days, and they innovated a lot as well. One innovation that they introduced among the first was the break out bonuses, along with rounds similar to board games, which allowed the player to accumulate additional prizes. They also made sure to replace many of the 3 reel slot machines from casinos with modern 5 reel titles, something that was needed at the time in UK.

They continue to innovate even today, with their games offering you the option to play as a high roller, where you go through a smaller number of spins, but with a bigger cost, which also brings you bigger payouts and additional features. Another one is called Try Again Free Spins, and you can use it to do just that with your feature, if the winnings were not to your liking.

The company was eventually bought up by IGT, back in 1998, and then in 2011 they’ve sold it to Scientific Games for $50 million, where they are present now as a subsidiary. The company might not be independent or as big as they once were, but they’re still here after half a century and the brand continues to grow.

Barcrest Casino Games

As for their games, over 45 slot machines have been designed for use in online casinos, most of them being ported from the land-based variants. Some of the most recognizable titles in their portfolio are Ooh Aah Dracula, Monty’s Millions and Rainbow Riches.

Being ported from land-based machines, the slots that you will find in Barcrest’s online collection tend to have the same themes, many of them not very interesting. That’s why you can see plenty of fruit themed slots in there, along with others based on jewels, gemstones, leprechauns, the ocean or wild animals. Among the more interesting themes that I’ve seen, meaning that they were fairly unique or at least rare, I would mention slots like Wipeout, Sheik Yer Money or Merry Money. They even have a couple of branded games, which are based on the Monopoly brand.

Graphics

In terms of graphics, I’d say that this is an area where there is considerable room for improvement. Barcrest doesn’t excel when it comes to designing slot machines that can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best that are being released right now. The problem might be simply that they’re converting land-based titles to online versions, rather than making them from scratch. They did slightly better in titles like Ooh Aah Dracula, but the majority of their games aren’t appealing. These slots are perfectly playable and they have other things to offer, but as I said they’re not going to be competitive against modern slot machines in terms of graphics.

Features

The features of the slots that are offered by Barcrest will generally be interesting and will keep you playing, but once again you shouldn’t expect a lot of videos or decorations in the bonus games. You do get the usual wild symbols, plus free spins, bonus games and scatters, all the usual major features that slots tend to offer online. That, plus you also get the High Roller option in some titles, which will improve the game if you’re willing to wager extra for it.

Payouts

A typical slot machine from Barcrest is likely to offer a 500x reward to the player, so it’s not the kind of company that will dazzle you with huge jackpots. You can get a good average RTP generally by using the Big Bet option, which will give you extra features in exchange for a larger bet that will buy you a couple of spins. The RTP will be considerably lower for regular spins, and usually the game differentiates its prizes based on whether you’re using a small or large bet.