NextGen Gaming New Slots 2018

Funky Chicken
Funky Chicken
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.50%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 576
  • Mobile: Yes

Queen of the Castle is available at NextGen Gaming casinos and it’s a game where we have a queen in the main role. She appears to be a kid, based on the graphics used in her symbol and the overall game, with cute cartoonish symbols and decorations being used here.

Funky Chicken
Funky Chicken
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 95.34%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Funky Chicken is a game that is available at NextGen Gaming casinos, and which previously was offered by WGS. NextGen acquired and improved a number of games of theirs, even changing some of their features. This is one of those titles, which you can now play on mobile devices as well.

Fat Cat
Fat Cat
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.58%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Fat Cat, in the current version, is a NextGen Gaming release, though originally it was a slot machine provided by WGS. They’ve created out of it a mobile friendly title and they made a number of changes to the paytable, changing some of the rewards and even features, so basically they’ve turned it into one of their own.

Wonder Hounds
Wonder Hounds
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 95.4%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Wonder Hounds is a slot machine that is powered by NextGen Gaming technology and which is offered with a dog inspired theme, one that is apparently borrowed from the Year of the Dog, from the Chinese calendar. With characters like Winchester, Ace or Jinse on the reels, it’s a fun looking game overall, and it has other things to offer as well, as features mostly.

Foxin Wins
Foxin Wins
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 95.6%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

NextGen Gaming is releasing yet another slot machine in the Foxin Wins series, this one being designed with the winter holidays in mind, hence the subtitle of A Very Foxin Christmas. The other games of the series were called Foxin Wins and Foxin Wins Again.

Dragon Wins
Dragon Wins
  • Release: Dec 2018
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Dragon Wins is going to be offered by NextGen Gaming, starting from December 2017, and it’s one of those slot machines that will have a cute dragon inspired design, an angle that most don’t choose when it comes to these dangerous creatures.

Samurai Split
Samurai Split
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.63%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Samurai Split is a beautiful Japanese themed slot machine, with an obvious focus being on the Samurai warriors of this country, the ancient ones at least, which were present everywhere a couple of hundred years ago. The slot machine is a new one, which is offered by NextGen Gaming.

Renegades
Renegades
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.37%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 243
  • Mobile: Yes

Renegades is a game that is being themed around a crew of adventurous women, each more different from the next and apparently belonging to different backgrounds as well. From steampunk style pilots, to the trapper wearing a wild animal’s skin as a costume, you’re seeing a lot of different types of strong women in this game that NextGen Gaming has created.

Huolong Valley
Huolong Valley
  • Release: Oct 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.99%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Huolong Valley is offered by NextGen Gaming and this is a slot machine of theirs that is inspired by China and by one of its better known valleys. It feels like a fairly normal slot machine for them and for the industry in general, and at least in terms of graphics it doesn’t stand out at a quick first glance.

Cleos Wish
Cleos Wish
  • Release: Oct 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 95.15%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Cleo’s Wish is the sort of slot machine that doesn’t offer the player a lot, at least if you’re interested in something innovative from your games. Inspired by Ancient Egypt, it reuses a theme that is probably part of hundreds of slot machines by now.

Venice Magic
Venice Magic
  • Release: Sept 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.59%
  • Reels: 6
  • Lines: ---
  • Mobile: Yes

Venice Magic is one of those slots that are inspired by one of the most romantic cities in the world, by Venice and its water canals, by its gondolas and its masked carnivals that are famous worldwide. This game comes via NextGen Gaming, one of the NYX subsidiaries.

Wild Run
Wild Run
  • Release: Sept 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.18%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 243
  • Mobile: Yes

Wild Run, a slot machine that’s coming from NextGen Gaming, has been designed as a nature themed game. The focus is on Africa and on its majestic creatures, which is not that unusual in this day and age. The game can pay well, the jackpot having a value of up to $20,000, but it also offers a range of features that can improve its average RTP. You will have wild symbols to act as replacements, plus free spins and a feature called On-A-Roll. The slot’s 5 reels form combinations through 243 ways to win.

Thai Sunrise
Thai Sunrise
  • Release: Sept 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 94.43%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Thai Sunrise gives us a decent idea of why Thailand is among the world’s most popular destinations, focusing on its beautiful views and its culture for the most part. The company behind it is NYX Gaming, through NextGen Gaming. They came up with a 5 reel game, with up to 25 win lines activated each spin and with rewards that could reach $30,000. You ca also use Thai Girl substitutes, Sunrise scatters, free games and multipliers, to continue to improve your sessions.

Lightning Gems
Lightning Gems
  • Release: Sept 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.48%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Lightning Gems is a NextGen Gaming new release, a game where the developer chose to use a gemstone inspired theme. The graphics show it, and include plenty of precious stones on the reels, and still I found it to be a pretty well designed title, something which I don’t expect from slot machines that have this particular topic. It’s not a game with a lot of lines, just 10 used on 5x3 reels.

Platinum Pyramid
Platinum Pyramid
  • Release: Aug 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 94.45%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Though Platinum Pyramid is first of all an Ancient Egypt themed game, there are some things about it that I haven’t noticed at other new slot machines from its category, namely its focus on objects made out of platinum. The game was designed by NextGen Gaming and it is offered in a configuration with 5 reels and 20 active win lines, while paying as much as $70,000 during its regular spins, or $210,000 during the free ones. Besides free spins, the game also offers scatter icons, wild symbols and multipliers.

Osiris
Osiris
  • Release: Aug 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 97.09%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Osiris is a game that’s been created through the collaboration of two developers, NextGen Gaming and Games Lab. It’s a shame that they didn’t go with a more interesting theme, and I say this because the Ancient Egypt focus that is so clear in the design has been attempted by pretty much all big developers. The game has 50 active lines, so there are plenty of chances for the player to land the big prize, which can reach $320.

Wild Play Super Bet
Wild Play Super Bet
  • Release: July 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 97.45%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Wild Play Super Bet is not a typical slot machine, and you can see this in the way the features are built, not in anything that might come from the design. That’s actually the part where NextGen Gaming went with the classic route, so the images seen there are anything but special or attractive.

Owl Eyes
Owl Eyes
  • Release: May 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.30%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Owl Eyes is a game that is offered by NextGen Gaming and which is available in a theme that revolves around creatures of the forest. The owl is obviously a major actor in this game, but there are other wild animals as well present. It’s an enchanted forest look that they went for, but the design works for it.

Golden Mane
Golden Mane
  • Release: Apr 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.96%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Golden Mane is a game about horse riding and about the freedom that such an activity might give you. The horse riding I’m mentioning here is not related to any horse racing, the slot appearing to rely mostly on images of wild horses, which run on green rolling hills and enjoy the warmth of the sun. The release is available via NextGen Gaming, at any of the many casinos which have their games on offer.

Xing Guardian
Xing Guardian
  • Release: Mar 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 97.01%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 1024
  • Mobile: Yes

Xing Guardian is a fantasy themed slot machine, but the source of inspiration seems to come from China in its case, rather than from just any regular such story. NextGen Gaming has done a great job with the design of Xing Guardian, and the night sky is especially beautifully represented and a constant companion for the player.

Shangri La
Shangri La
  • Release: Mar 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.63%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 15
  • Mobile: Yes

NextGen Gaming is the creator of Shangri-La, at least of one of the versions of this slot machine that is available right now. There have been other developers that have drawn inspiration from the same mystical and peaceful place, which was first described in a novel published in 1933, called Lost Horizon.

Prosperity Twin
Prosperity Twin
  • Release: Mar 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.28%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 243
  • Mobile: Yes

Prosperity Twin is a NextGen Gaming slot machine that tries to take advantage of the Chinese theme and of the kind of luck that people from China are looking for in their games. The idea of prosperity is important to them, and so the slot machine builds on that.

Theatre of Night
Theatre of Night
  • Release: Mar 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.13%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

NextGen Gaming has an interesting idea with Theatre of Night, a slot machine where they used the night and its wild creatures, trying to help us see their beauty. They succeed for the most part, and I think that you will enjoy the show that is being played in front of you.

Snowflakes
Snowflakes
  • Release: Feb 2017
  • Soft: NextGen
  • RTP: 96.57%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Snowflakes simply takes the winter season for inspiration, and especially the beautiful snowflakes that help make this period of the year a favorite for a lot of people. The snowflake might be considered unique and special on its own, the saying being that there are no two that are alike, but it doesn’t make for a very interesting slot machine, as I’ve quickly found out when looking at this game. The creator of the slot is NextGen Gaming.

NextGen is an Australian developer of games for the casino industry, which has been active since 1999 and offering their catalogue to operators both from the land based and the online markets. They have their HQ in London right now, while offices of theirs are present in Stockholm and in Sydney. Since they sometimes license games to different owners of casino software, their content might be accessible to you at casinos that use other platforms. Their focus is more on the Business to Business side of the market, not as much on the player, so that’s why you might get to play a slot of theirs and not even know it. 

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NextGen is a decent contender in today’s market, offering content that can be played on mobile phones, on the usual desktop PC and even on social networks (their Facebook platform launched in 2012). These days, NextGen is a developer arm for a big gaming group, called NYX Interactive.

History

The story of NextGen started off in 1999, at a time when the online gambling industry was still in its infancy. It was a good time to start creating games for it, and NextGen did just that. It was an Australian based company, which chose to focus on the casinos and software platforms, rather than on the players that used them. The B2B approach meant that the games from NextGen were offered to other software platforms, as a way to boost their numbers. A slot machine from this developer would be offered at Aristocrat, Bally or Amaya powered casino, and none would mention NextGen’s name, claiming the titles as their own.

In 2011, NextGen was acquired by NYX Interactive and these days it is one of the group’s brands. NYX brought in casino, lottery and bingo modules, while NexGen provided the expertise in the creation of mobile, social, land based and online gaming content. The NextGen brand still exists today, as part of NYX, and it continues to put out new slot machines on a regular basis.

NextGen Casino Games

These days, the main focus of NextGen is on releasing new high quality slot machines, though they’ve created other casino games as well in the past. The typical game of roulette, blackjack, video poker and many others have all been part of their offer. The slot machines currently number over 100 titles, and I’ve found many of them that are quite enjoyable. Some of the featured games in their collection would be slots like Wild Play, Prosperity Twin, Golden Mane or Shangri La, and I’m mentioning only a couple of the many high quality slots they created so far.

There were certain slot machines in their history, which were especially popular among players, but those have not always held up well to the test of time. These slots are older, but if you play them you can still see why people loved them. They’re slots like 300 Shields, Medusa and Doctor Love. Medusa II was actually released recently, so there is a modern version of that particular slot for those that want to try it out.

Branded slot machines are offered here, titles like Batman, An Evening With Holly Madison, James Dean or Judge Dredd. Those tend to be particularly well done, but they’re not the only ones.

Graphics

For the graphics, NextGen will have a level of quality in their slots that can vary. Their collection does go back quite a bit in time, so sometimes you might get a title like Joker Jester, which is clearly dated right now, even though it’s still funny and you can see that it was great when it was launched. On the other hand, you have modern graphics as well in their recent slots. Jack’s Beanstalk has a much better design than the older games, just as slots like Justice League and Batman show you what NextGen can do when it has a big brand that it needs to turn into a game.

Features

This is another strength that I see in their slot machines, perhaps even more so than the graphics. They’re usually not going to use just the basic features. There is always something extra offered besides the typical scatter, wild and free spins. Whether it’s a bonus game, a random feature, multipliers or some other interesting ability, the action will be entertaining.

Payouts

The prizes you can hope to get will be at different values, from one slot to the next, and the range is big enough that I can’t really say that I have expectations from their new releases. I’ve seen slots like Hot Roller, where the payout went up to 10,000x, and where there was also a chance of up to 6x multipliers during free spins. I’ve also seen games like Joker Jester, where the jackpot was only at 500x, but which offered multiple bonus games and random features to improve the game’s potential. There is something for everyone at NextGen.