Playson New Slots 2018

Book of Gold: Double Chance Slot Icon
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fruits N Stars: Holiday Edition
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.72%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

Fruits’N’Stars, the Holiday Edition, is offered by Playson as a slot machine that you can play during the winter holidays, something inspired by Christmas obviously. There will be plenty of winter and holiday related graphics inside, but there are also a lot of classic fruit symbols present, and so it’s not as interesting as I wanted it to be.

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Crystal Land
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.20%
  • Reels: 7
  • Lines: ---
  • Mobile: Yes

Crystal Land is a game that Playson released right before the winter season, yet it has a very sunny disposition and a look that makes you smile. The cartoon style game has a gemstone and crystal theme, along with gameplay that’s featuring a different type of experience for the player.

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Viking Gods: Thor and Loki
  • Release: Oct 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 96.88%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 15
  • Mobile: Yes

Viking Gods: Thor & Loki is coming from Playson and it is a release that was programmed for October 2017. The game’s theme is obviously borrowing from the mythology of the Scandinavian region and both Thor and Loki have been figuring among the major characters of several superhero films released in the past decade.

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Fireworks Master
  • Release: Sept 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.07%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 243-3125
  • Mobile: Yes

Fireworks Master is a gorgeous Chinese fireworks themed slot machine that Playson has created and released in 2017. The game has the graphics that will allow it to stand shoulder to shoulder with any other slot machine, and it has a number of unusual features and gameplay decisions that make it interesting.

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Clover Tales
  • Release: Jul 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.64%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 9
  • Mobile: Yes

Clover Tales is a story of a leprechaun, a jolly character with red hair that’s shown as he’s relaxing in a rocking chair and smoking a pipe. The game’s coming from Playson, it has an increasingly common theme to show the player, but it manages to look interesting nonetheless, thanks to the very high quality of the design (choices of theme and symbols notwithstanding). You can hope to land payouts of up to $2,500, but that’s not all that the game will offer. You will discover a Rainbow Line feature, expanding wilds, re-spins and free spins. The slot has the standard 5 reels, 3 symbols for each column, but only 9 lines were selected for it.

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Fruitful Siesta
  • Release: Jun 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.44%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Fruitful Siesta is indeed a fruit themed slot machine, but it’s not a classic and it doesn’t have the dated graphics that you’d expect from a game using these symbols. Instead, it’s one of the best looking games that I’ve seen sporting symbols with cherries and bells on its reels, and it’s all thanks to Playson, which created it.

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Marioni Show
  • Release: May 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.16%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Marioni Show is a magician’s slot machine, a game of tricks and horror like creatures, all visible in a large doll house that’s placed on the stage in front of an audience. It’s a Playson designed slot machine, which features a gorgeous design.

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Time Warp Guardian
  • Release: Mar 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 96.44%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 243
  • Mobile: Yes

Time Warp Guardian is a slot machine that is being offered by Playson, featuring a theme that appears to revolve around a heroine that travels in time in order to protect the timeline. It’s got a futuristic look to it, with an excellent design, plus an interesting mix of features.

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Treasures of Tombs: Hidden Gold
  • Release: Mar 2017
  • Soft: Playson
  • RTP: 95.08%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 9
  • Mobile: Yes

Treasures of Tombs: Hidden Gold is the second slot machine in this series that Playson releases, and just like before the action revolves around a young blonde woman, an adventurer that’s going into Ancient Egypt’s pyramids to find their secrets.

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.