Playson New Slots 2019

Vikings Fortune Hold and Win
  • Release: Mar 2019
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

In a game with a cool Viking theme, awesome graphics and a very long list of features, we’re also seeing some exciting top rewards that may come our way, under the right conditions. The game that makes all this possible is Playson’s new title, Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win.

Imperial Fruits: 5 Lines
  • Release: Feb 2019
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

One of quite a few Playson slot machines which offer a fruit theme and very simple gameplay, Imperial Fruits: 5 Lines is obviously going to have 5 paylines. The imperial connection is only visible in one symbol, but more on that below.

Sevens and Fruits: 20 Lines
  • Release: Feb 2019
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Sevens & Fruits: 20 Lines is obviously a slot machine with 20 paylines and with a classic fruit theme. What you may not know, is that this is the richer version of another Playson casino slot, which had fewer lines. The original was successful enough with players, that a new version for it was warranted, and this is what Playson decided to offer here.

Fruits and Clovers: 20 Lines
  • Release: Jan 2019
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

With Fruits & Clovers: 20 Lines, Playson appears to be filling a niche spot in their collection, for those players which might be looking for an extremely simple game, but with relatively modern quality for its graphics and with more lines than the typical fruit-themed title. Obviously, it’s not going to give you much, not when it comes to features, but the payouts are another matter.

100 Joker Staxx
  • Release: Jan 2019
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 100
  • Mobile: Yes

Part of a long list of Joker Staxx slot machines which are available from Playson, this game does have one very special thing to offer, and that’s the presence of 100 lines on its reels. 100 Joker Staxx is a boring game in some ways, thanks to its classic theme and predominant use of fruits, but that doesn’t mean that the design is ugly or dated.

Mighty Africa
  • Release: Jan 2019
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 6
  • Lines: 4,096
  • Mobile: Yes

Mighty Africa is one of Playson’s games, and it’s a slot where you can expect to travel once again to the sunny and wild Africa. As you enjoy the sight of majestic wild creatures from that continent, you’re also going to have a lot of ways to win and cool features to keep you entertained.

Crystal Crush
  • Release: Dec 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: ---
  • Lines: ---
  • Mobile: Yes

Crystal Crush is one of the many new releases that we’re seeing from Playson lately. The game is one that offers unique features and a bit of a rare type of gameplay, though we’re seeing more and more cluster-style games lately. You don’t get huge payouts, so whether it can be exciting, that remains to be seen. Keep reading to find out if it’s worth it.

Lucky Staxx 40 lines
  • Release: Dec 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

The line of fruit themed slot machines from Playson’s collection continues with a Lucky Staxx: 40 lines, which obviously delivers quite a few more active lines and potential winning combinations than the regular game using this type of theme.

Wild Warriors
  • Release: Oct 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 30
  • Mobile: Yes

One of the gorgeous Playson slots that you’re going to find in their collection, Wild Warriors features a group of female warriors in its main positions, these being its main characters and the focus of the story. There are both regular and rare features implemented in the game, so I think it has some appeal.

Book of Gold: Double Chance
  • Release: Oct 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Relying on the usual high-end graphics that Playson seems to deliver in each slot machine, Book of Gold: Double Chance has the right look, but that doesn’t make the category it is in any less crowded. Let’s see what else the game offers, and whether it manages to surprise in any way.

Joker Expand: 40 Lines
  • Release: Oct 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

With Joker Expand: 40 Lines, Playson is adding to a series of slot machines which all revolve around the image of the same Female Joker. One other game from the series has only 5 lines, so in this case we’re looking at a game with better chances of keeping things entertaining.

Chicago Gangsters
  • Release: Sept 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

A beautiful game from Playson, which gets us to the 1930’s Chicago, it will obviously take its inspiration from the mobsters of the time, the ones that fought hard during the prohibition to make money. There are some excellent jackpots to be had thanks to it, there are awesome graphics and the experience of Playson to take into account. They all add up to a pretty awesome slot machine.

Phoenix Fire
  • Release: Aug 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Phoenix Fire is not quite a modern game if you look at its design, classic for the most part, though the Phoenix Bird theme does work well and turns it into a game that you can play without getting too annoyed with the graphics. It’s a Playson release, so despite the classic theme you’re getting a design from a developer that knows what it’s doing.

Fruits and Jokers
  • Release: Aug 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Fruits & Jokers is one of quite a few slot machines from Playson to be inspired by jokers, coming on the heels of releases like Joker Expand or 40 Joker Staxx. Incidentally, these slots are also using the same female joker image for their main roles as the game we’re reviewing here.

Super Burning Wins
  • Release: Aug 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 3
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

While the typical expectation of a Playson slot machine is for it to be a modern title, with gorgeous graphics, with Super Burning Wins they delved into a category that isn’t as familiar to them, that of the classic 3-reel slot machine with a fruit theme.

Rise of Egypt
  • Release: July 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Among the many Ancient Egypt slots that we get each year, there is this one from Playson, called Rise of Egypt. It features Bastet in the main role, the cat goddess, a warrior and a protector in the ancient civilization’s culture. It’s a game with high end graphics, with a boring theme and with several other pros and cons to its name, about which you will learn more from our review.

Joker Expand 5 Lines
  • Release: July 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Though there is no shortage these days of simpler slot machines, Joker Expand 5 Lines appears to be giving us more of the same, as a game that has a joker and fruit related theme and few features for us to explore. Its layout doesn’t appear to be too elaborate either. As for the developer that worked on it, we’re talking about Playson here, which has a good reputation for offering games of high production value.

God of Wild Sea
  • Release: Jun 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95,79%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Sporting a theme that feels like one that we’ve seen countless times before, God of Wild Sea has Poseidon as its focus, along with the kingdom of the sea that he’s ruling over. The God of the Sea from Ancient Greece is beautifully designed in this slot, and I can say the same about the rest of the game’s images.

Burning Wins
  • Release: Jun 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 3
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

Burning Wins is the game that Playson proposes to those players that are still big fans of a genre of slot machines that got their start over a century ago, as the era of this type of gambling started. The slot machine was simple back then, and some still prefer it that way, with as few features as possible, with a couple of lines and only 3 reels. Add the fruit icons as well, and that’s what Burning Wins offers the player, but in a modern design that’s not expected from most such titles.

40 Joker Staxx
  • Release: May 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 96,42%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

If you’re really into classic themed slot machines, but you love getting features and a lot of lines to win on as well, then a game like 40 Joker Staxx might be right up your alley. The slot machine has been announced by Playson, a company that usually does much more elaborate titles, but even here you can see the quality of the design in a couple of symbols.

Sevens and Fruits
  • Release: Apr 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 96.31%
  • Reels: 3
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

Sevens & Fruits is a new release from Playson, but you’d be forgiven if you mistook this slot machine for an older title. It’s the title and the gameplay style that are responsible for this first impression, since the basis for the game comes from classic slots with fruits and sevens, just as the name suggests.

Claws vs Paws
  • Release: Mar 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 96.85%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Claws vs Paws is a Playson game, where we’re seeing the classic fight of dog vs cat, or good vs evil if you will. The game also has a robbery theme, so the cat is the one doing the stealing, while the dog is the cop and tries to catch it. It’s going to be a slot with a high-end design and a lot of cool features, so keep reading and find out everything that it offers.

Kingdom of the Sun
  • Release: Feb 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 15
  • Mobile: Yes

Playson’s Kingdom of the Sun relies on the extremely popular theme of Ancient Egypt, which they, along with many other developers, have used a lot of times in the past. Right out of the gate, it’s clear that a big strength of this slot machine is going to be its design, one of the best that I’ve seen, even among the many that make up the Ancient Egypt category.

Legend of Cleopatra
  • Release: Feb 2018
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.05%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 100
  • Mobile: Yes

Legend of Cleopatra, from Playson, proves once again that the Egyptian queen is the woman that inspired the largest number of slot machines. It’s a much more unique design and gameplay style than the rest of the games that were inspired by Cleopatra, and that’s its main advantage in this competitive niche.

Playson is based in Malta and it has been around since 2012, the year when it was founded. This is a developer of casino games, which has more than 250 employees worldwide, so in a couple of short years it has already managed to grow to a decent size, even compared with the giants of the industry. Being new to the market can be an advantage, especially when you’re managing to put out better looking slot machines than most companies that are your competition. Playson has a focus on the online market, but has a side to it that also deals with land-based casinos and the gamest they need. 

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The licenses that allow them to function in this market come from the country where they’re based, from Malta, but also from other respectable jurisdictions, such as UK and Alderney. It’s a way for the company to prove itself as trustworthy in the eyes of its players and partners, since these are among the best gaming licenses you can obtain.

History

Playson is a young company, which was formed in 2012, and which has its headquarters in Malta. Over the course of their first five years in business, Playson managed to create more than 40 games, all of them done in HTML5. They’ve also grown rather quickly, so they already have at least 250 people employed all over the world.

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As I’ve mentioned before, Playson is still a young company, and so they’ve only released a couple of dozen games. There is a bit of variety there, but not too much. The categories of games that they list on their site include the Slots (with the majority of the games present there, around 38 titles as of this moment), Video Poker (Double Joker Poker and Wild Sevens), Table Games (one game of Blackjack) and Roulette (Roulette with Track). Obviously, they’re still in their infancy when it comes to having a complete catalogue of games, and they can only be a way for a casino to enhance its offer, and can’t cover its needs on their own.

An advantage for a new company is that it has only modern slot machines in its collection, though that’s not a guarantee. In Playson’s case though, that’s exactly what happened, and if you play their slot machines you will find more than three dozen examples of how such a game should be made.

If we look at the kinds of topics that they’ve covered in their slot machines, there are some that don’t feel impressive at all, with stories that others have attempted to bring to life just as well in the past. I would put in that category slot machines like Clover Tales, Fruitful Siesta or Aquarium. Luckily, I’ve seen even more slot machines of theirs that are fun and even somewhat unique. Slot machines like Space Corsairs, Eastern Delights, Burlesque Queen, Dracula’s Family or Sky Way are only some of those exciting games that I enjoyed playing because of the story as well, not just the quality of design or features.

Though the majority of the Playson games are modern video slots, meaning that they offer 5 reels, they’ve also designed classics. Lucky Reels is one such game, a 3 reel slot that has 5 lines and top payouts of 5,000 coins.

Graphics

I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s worth saying again. The games that Playson has designed so far are very well made, with modern graphics and quite appealing overall. Whether you’re looking at a slot like Dracula’s Family, at Lucky Pirates or at Time Warp Guardian, the quality is as good as anything that you’d expect out of Betsoft or NetEnt. There are often characters sitting to one side of the reels, there are animations and well designed symbols, usually without including poker icons among them. Overall, the design is definitely one of the major pros that the Playson slot machines have going for them.

Features

Compared with the typical slot machine of a decade ago, you will find that the ones put out today tend to do better with players if they’re more fun. The way to do this is through better features, not just the standard wilds and free spins. It’s what Playson appears to be trying, as their features tend to have more to them. As an example, if you play Time Warp Guardian you will get free spins with locked wild symbols and with two linked reels that will spin together and show identical symbols. Another feature, this time from Dracula’s Family, will be a 5th reel wild that can transform two entire reels into wilds, if it appears. Once again, this is an area where Playson tends to do very well, and they show imagination when they design the features in their games.

Payouts

Their games have good average RTP’s, mostly around the 95% or 96% mark, while the top payouts will depend on everything else that is offered. You might have a different number of symbols to crowd themselves on the reels, there might be lines or ways to win, multipliers and all sorts of other features, which could influence the value of prizes. The biggest ones will often be only worth 1,000x or around there, but I’ve also seen others go past 10,000x.