IGT New Slots 2018

Wishwood
Wishwood
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 95.00%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

In a game that offers us magical trees, wisps and other fantasy inspired creatures, the result can only be a slot machine that belongs to the fantasy genre. There are plenty of mystical inspired symbols in the game, along with creatures of the forest. Wishwood is a slot machine that is coming from IGT.

Golden Goddess: Mega Jackpots
Golden Goddess: Mega Jackpots
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 91.01%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Golden Goddess Mega Jackpots is a game that’s offered by IGT, and it’s the version that has a progressive jackpot attached, hence the Mega Jackpots part of the title. A regular version of the game has also been released by the company, but the Mega Jackpots one is the newer slot. The theme of the game is based on Ancient Greece and on Aphrodite, one of the most famous characters of their pantheon.

Royal Spins
Royal Spins
  • Release: June 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 96.03%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 4
  • Mobile: Yes

Royal Spins is the sort of game where the player gets a modern setup and a couple of interesting features, but which relies on graphics that belong about a decade back, using classic symbols and fruits and keeping the number of lines low. IGT tends to do a lot better feature wise in their games, so this game doesn’t excel in any area, if you discount the progressive jackpot that is available.

Get Clucky
Get Clucky
  • Release: May 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 95.07%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Get Clucky is a funny chicken themed slot machine, which IGT has released in 2017. The entire action and most of the symbols revolve around various chickens and roosters, with the action taking place on a farm, naturally.

Sphinx Wild
Sphinx Wild
  • Release: May 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 96.18%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Sphinx Wild has been designed by IGT to be a slot machine with an Ancient Egypt based theme. There isn’t a lot of innovation in this game, but that doesn’t have to stop it from being fun to play, as you will discover yourself.

Magic Castle
Magic Castle
  • Release: May 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 96.08%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Magic Castle takes us to the Middle Ages, where we meet Leonora, a sorceress that has the role of the main character in this IGT slot machine. The game relies on this idea of magic and the medieval setting, and in the end it proves to be an interesting title because of this mix.

Harley Davidson: Freedom Tour
Harley Davidson: Freedom Tour
  • Release: May 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 96.06%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 30
  • Mobile: Yes

Harley Davidson: Freedom Tour has been offered by IGT and as you can guess it’s directly inspired by one of the iconic brands of the motorcycle industry, by Harley Davidson. Many generations have grown up dreaming about riding one of their bikes, and the slot machine relies on that, showing off on its reels a number of machines from them.

Ghostbusters: Triple Slime
Ghostbusters: Triple Slime
  • Release: Apr 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 96.08%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 720
  • Mobile: Yes

Ghostbusters: Triple Slime is an IGT design and a slot machine that is considered branded, being built based on the official license from the original Ghostbusters film. This is also the second game that IGT offers based on the same topic, the difference in the title coming from the Triple Slime bit.

Smash the Pig
Smash the Pig
  • Release: Apr 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 92.15%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Smash the Pig is a funny game that IGT released in 2017, the action apparently revolving around a piggy bank that’s about to get smashed by a meat hammer with spikes on one end. It’s not the greatest looking slot machine, but there aren’t that many in IGT’s collection to belong in that category anyway.

Siberian Storm Dual Play
Siberian Storm Dual Play
  • Release: Apr 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 92.53%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 1440 - 2880
  • Mobile: Yes

Siberian Storm Dual Play is one of the three versions of the Siberian Storm slot machine that you’re going to find. In this particular case, you’re looking at a slot machine from IGT which gives you two different sets of reels to play on, rather than the single one that is available in the main version.

The Wild Life
The Wild Life
  • Release: Mar 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 95.00%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

The Wilf Life is yet another African safari themed game, and this time the version that we’re getting is coming from IGT. One of the biggest developers of slot machines, for the online and land-based markets, IGT has done a decent job with this slot, though there is enough room for improvement as well.

Gypsy Moon
Gypsy Moon
  • Release: Feb 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 94.12%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 243
  • Mobile: Yes

Gypsy Moon is a game about witches, but they’re using the modern version for them, with the gypsy woman being at the center of the action, along with various other elements that people tend to associate with them. The game has been designed for one of IGT’s companies, called Spielo.

Mega Jackpots: Star Lanterns
Mega Jackpots: Star Lanterns
  • Release: May 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 93.00%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Mega Jackpots gets a new slot machine to be a part of, and this time we’re looking at a version of Star Lanterns, another IGT title. The actual theme that they’ve gone for is not a particular interesting one, revolving around Chinese paper lanterns, offered here in different designs, sizes and colors.

King of Atlantis
King of Atlantis
  • Release: Feb 2017
  • Soft: IGT
  • RTP: 96.14%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

King of Atlantis has given us yet another slot machine that’s based on something from the mythology of Ancient Greece. The Atlantis theme is far from new, but when done well it can make for an interesting game. IGT certainly did well when developing this slot machine and its features, the focus inside appearing to be on Poseidon, the god of the sea and apparently the king of Atlantis as well.

IGT can be considered the world’s largest manufacturer of slot machines, with a major focus on the brick and mortar casino market. They have the online component to their business as well, and they are one of the big names of that particular niche, but their strength seems to be somewhere else. They acquired multiple companies over the years, which gave them more games and access to additional niches of the gambling industry.

IGT is from the United States, with its HQ being in the country’s gambling capital, in Las Vegas. It also has another HQ in San Francisco and it has offices in other countries around the world, including in China, Gibraltar and UK. This company is listed on NYSE, using the IGT symbol. 

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The company runs its software and RNG through tests at independent auditors, they encrypt the data and they seem to be quite responsible overall. They can be found in some of the most popular online casinos, as well as in many offline ones.

History

IGT started out as a developer of slot machine cabinets for the brick and mortar casino, and it was founded in 1975. Its founder’s name was William S. Redd. The name of the company stands for International Game Technology. The company went public in 1981.

In 1984, it acquired its first company, called Electronic Data Technologies. They innovated right from the start and they were one of the first to use computers to track player data. They continued to innovate in the years to come and they launched a gaming concept that was called S-Slot, among with others. They also launched the Megabucks Slots, with jackpots that started out at $1 million, as well as the Player’s Edge machines for video poker.

They released their first slot machines with special themes in 1989, the titles released then being “Red, White & Blue” and “Double Diamonds”. They got listed on NYSE in 1991, creating IGT Europe so that its clients from continental Europe could get support. They’ve also created their first pachisuro machine for Japan.

With the United States legalizing riverboat gaming, IGT started producing more and more slot machines, with 69,000 units made in 1993 and another 95,000 the next year. They’ve started expanding to other countries, creating offices in Argentina and South Africa. They then acquired Barcrest Gaming in UK, as well as Sodak Gaming. The slot machine with the number 1,000,000 was made in 2000. They entered multiple markets in the coming years, including Mexico, Russia, Macau and Canada. In 2006, they put out a new series, called MP, which proved to be very popular. The machine with the number 2,000,000 was done in 2010, and they got an award for best developer of slot machines the same year. In 2012 they bought Double Down, and they got into the social gaming niche.

IGT Casino Games

Since we’re looking mostly at the online content here, I’m going to note first of all that there are over 100 slot machines offered by IGT. These are all web-based games, which don’t require a download or installation. They’re going to be easy to integrate into casinos that have multiple developers and which rely on instant play games.

IGT isn’t a one trick pony, so the list of games that it has in its collection will include pretty much all casino titles that you’d expect to find, not just slots. You will have 8 games of Blackjack, 8 types of Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, 17 versions of Video Poker and 3 of Keno.

In terms of progressive jackpots, there are three slot machines that will offer them. They are all offering a Megajackpots prize. The games where you will find these are MegaJackpots Monopoly, MegaJackpots Cluedo and MegaJackpots Cleopatra.

IGT mixes its regular themes with branded ones, and I loved seeing slot machines like The Lord of the Rings, Transformers or The Hangover, inspired by some of the most popular movies of the last decade. They have quite a few other games with similar themes in them and the branded slots appear to be a major strategy for IGT. The regular themed slots include Valhalla, Sakura Tree and Sevens Baby.

Graphics

This is one side of IGT where I’m often not 100% satisfied with the outcome. The designs in the slots they put out are good generally, but they’re far from being as impressive as those that you can expect when you play a NetEnt or Betsoft slot machine, to mention just two of the developers that do a particularly good job in this area. Obviously, some slot machines are going to look better than others, either because they got more attention or because they’re newer. Also, all IGT games are perfectly playable, they’re not going to be ugly, just usually not as gorgeous as some of their competitors.

Features

The area where I’m most impressed with IGT is in the features that they include in slots that they create. A lot of their games will actually have the player pick some sort of avatar and then they will advance in level and in the story. This gives the player an incentive to stick with a single game, since they will get more benefits out of it the more they advance in it. You usually have the wilds, scatters and free spins as well in there, but multipliers and bonus games are also part of the deal.

Payouts

For the payouts of IGT’s slots, the biggest ones seem to come from the progressive jackpots, though those are only available in a couple of games of theirs. Most of the jackpots will be fixed ones, and quite a few will have multiples of up to 10,000x. There are smaller ones as well though, depending on what else is offered inside, some even as low as 1,000x.