Playtech New Slots 2018

The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Playtech offers us in The Mask of Zorro a slot machine with a branded theme, the basis for it coming from the hugely popular 1998 film, of which stars like Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones were a part of.

Great Blue Jackpot
Great Blue Jackpot
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Great Blue Jackpot is a game that is dedicated to the world’s largest creature, the blue whale. The largest animal that has ever existed on Earth, the blue whale is certainly deserving of having its own slot machine, particularly one such as this, which also offers a progressive jackpot. You’re playing a Playtech game in this case.

Xuan Pu Lian Huan
Xuan Pu Lian Huan
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 97.03%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Xuan Pu Lian Huan is a game that offers an Asian festival theme and it is designed by the guys from Playtech. There is no shortage of Asian festival themed slots right now, on the contrary, yet there is always room for one more if it’s well designed, and this title certainly seems to be of quality.

Sugar Land
Sugar Land
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.19%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Sugar Land is the kind of game that’s got a design so sweet, that you can feel a tooth ache just by looking at it. Wherever you look in this new release from Playtech, you will discover candy, coming in dozens of different variants, though not all of them made it to the reels, as symbols.

Batman Begins
Batman Begins
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 95.11%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Batman Begins, a Playtech branded slot, is based on the 2005 film that uses the same name, and it tells the story of a young Batman, as he starts to fight evil in Gotham City, after receiving training from his mentor.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 95.05%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is both a film that was released in 2016, and thanks to Playtech we have a slot version for it as well. They are often going after big branded titles like this one, and they’re appreciated for the job they’re doing with it. The game we have here delivers great graphics which are based on one of the biggest superhero themed films of 2016.

The X-Files
The X-Files
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 95.12%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

The X-Files are back, and we’re getting them in the form of a slot machine from Playtech. This is a branded title that appears to be offered in honor of the 11th season of this show, which is just starting as the game is coming out.

Chicago Streets
Chicago Streets
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.21%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Chicago Streets brings back the mafia of the 30s and places it on the reels, in front of us. It’s a game that has been designed in Playtech’s studios, and it’s offering a retro feel, just as it should be for something that is inspired by that period in time.

Tinderbox Treasures
Tinderbox Treasures
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.35%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Tinderbox Treasures is available via Playtech, and it is a slot machine with a theme that has a bit of a fairytale feel to it. There are kings and soldiers on those reels, along with a tinderbox that is magic and which makes dogs do the bidding of its owner. More on that below though.

Gladiator: Road to Rome
Gladiator: Road to Rome
  • Release: Jan 2018
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 95.05%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Gladiator: Road to Rome is a game that was built by Playtech, as a branded slot machine that is based on a 2000 film, one which was directed by Ridley Scott. Gladiator made waves at the time of its release, but I’m not so sure that the slot machine will do the same.

Solar Se7en
Solar Se7en
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.12%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Playtech is the company that’s behind the release of Solar Se7en, a slot machine with a mixed theme, using both the classics and alien planets and creatures together in its design. It’s a pretty good result that we’re seeing here, so the first impression is a good one.

Torrente
Torrente
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 95.17%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Torrente is a branded game from Playtech, which is based on a character that has been appearing in a series of movies released in Spain. It’s been wildly successful there, and so now we have a slot machine based on this anti-hero.

Satsumos Revenge
Satsumos Revenge
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 91.6%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Satsumo’s Revenge comes from Playtech and it is a game that has an Oriental influence in its design, with martial arts being mixed in with fighting fruits apparently. It doesn’t sound like a particularly groundbreaking theme, but when you play it I think that you will find it interesting nonetheless.

Fiesta De La Memoria
Fiesta De La Memoria
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 91.95%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Fiesta De La Memoria is coming from Playtech and it is a slot machine with a Day of the Dead feel to it, the design influence coming from Mexico for the most part. It’s got a good design, a decent list of features, so let’s dig in and see what the slot has to offer, in more detail.

Cosmic Disco
Cosmic Disco
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.21%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 25
  • Mobile: Yes

Cosmic Disco is an interesting new release from Playtech, being a slot machine that features an alien themed design, with a disco style atmosphere on its reels. They appear to have gone with the silly route in this game’s theme, which may or may not be to some players’ liking.

Epic Ape
Epic Ape
  • Release: Dec 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 95.96%
  • Reels: 6
  • Lines: 4096
  • Mobile: Yes

Epic Ape has been released by Playtech and it is a game where they chose to go with a wildlife inspired design. The game has unique features and a layout that you don’t see often, so there are things that recommend it, beyond the theme or design.

Stars Ablaze
Stars Ablaze
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.44%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

Stars Ablaze is the latest retro themed slot machine to hit the market, and it’s coming from a major developer, Playtech being the one that worked on it. It’s not a market that lacked this sort of game, but the developer felt that there was room for one more, and they created this slot.

Justice League
Justice League
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.33%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Justice League is a game that is based on a film that belongs to the DC Comics universe, so it’s one of the many branded titles that are available at Playtech powered casinos. The developer did a great job here and feature wise there are a lot of things for you to explore.

Gaelic Luck
Gaelic Luck
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.06%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Gaelic Luck was launched by Playtech and it is one of their Irish themed slot machines, following a theme that has gotten a lot of attention from developers over the years. The one we’re looking at here appears to follow the same recipe as its predecessors, but luckily it has other things to offer and which make it competitive.

Christmas Jackpot Bells
Christmas Jackpot Bells
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 96.03%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 5
  • Mobile: Yes

Christmas Jackpot Bells has been released by Playtech, as a Christmas version of their Jackpot Bells slot machine. The game has been transformed into one that has an appropriate design for the Christmas angle, but it still retains many of the classic symbols that were part of the original.

Dragon Champions
Dragon Champions
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 6
  • Lines: 4096
  • Mobile: Yes

Dragon Champions has been created by Playtech and it offers at the same time a relatively common theme, yet a cool one, while using a layout that’s rarely chosen by developers. Layout aside, you’re looking at a slot machine with a dragon and knight theme, the usual mix that has its roots in legends of the Middle Ages.

Da Vincis Vault
Da Vincis Vault
  • Release: Nov 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Da Vinci’s Vault is available at Playtech casinos and it is a slot machine that has been inspired heavily by one of the most well known artists of the Renaissance period, by Leonardo da Vinci. The idea of the vault seems to refer to all the valuable works of art that he has created, and a number of his paintings and sketches are shown among the symbols.

Maji Wilds
Maji Wilds
  • Release: Oct 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Maji Wilds has been turned by Playtech into a slot machine with a Voodoo theme, with the aim of attracting the Halloween crowd, since the game was released in October 2017. The slot machine that was created looks the part fortunately, with creepy images being shown in most symbols and with the background and features contributing as well.

The Matrix
The Matrix
  • Release: Sept 2017
  • Soft: Playtech
  • RTP: 95.14%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

The Matrix was released in 1999, but it took developers 18 years to get the license and come up with a slot machine that is based on this hugely popular film. We’re getting that from Playtech eventually, though the game is released in 2017.

Playtech is one of the giants that are active in the online gaming industry, offering hundreds of casino games, including over 180 slots, to their 140 global licensees, in 20 different regulated jurisdictions. They have offices in 17 different countries and they have over 5,000 employees. As you can tell yourself, this is no small company, and obviously they have been around the block for a while now. 

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Playtech was founded back in 1999, and they originate from Tartu, in Estonia. The founders of the company already had a history with the casino industry, but some of them had backgrounds in the multimedia or software engineering spaces.

The products which are part of their portfolio give casinos more than 600 titles, plus the option to also include modules for virtual sports, sports betting, poker, live dealer content and lottery. The land-based category isn’t neglected either, and they have a number of solutions for those clients as well.

History

As I mentioned previously, the story of Playtech began in 1999. It took them a couple of years to build up their content and to get the first casino licensees, but the first one came around in 2001. Fast forward a couple of years, to 2004, and that’s when Playtech created their first iPoker network, the largest one of its kind. On March 28th, 2006, Playtech started being traded at the London Stock Exchange, in the AIM market. They expanded that same year, by acquiring a provider of poker software, called Tribeca Tables Europe, which used to work with partners like Paddy Power Poker or VCPoker.

Bingo Broadway was also released in 2006, after which they acquired Videobet, which gave them access to server and land based gaming terminals. Because they were growing rapidly, they created Playtech Academy in their home country, Estonia, plus they opened up a Bulgarian development centre.

With the start of 2007, the company got a new CEO, by the name of Mor Weizer. In the coming years, Playtech continued to expand and to sign new agreements, with land based or online operators. They created a landmark joint venture together with William Hill in 2008. Looking back at their history, it was one of continuous expansion, through agreements, acquisitions and new releases, which explains how they became one of the giants of the casino industry.

Playtech Casino Games

There are hundreds of slot machines that are offered by Playtech, but they have a number of casino titles as well. They offer live dealer games, they have bingo, lottery and table games, to name just a few major categories that they dabble in. I’d say that the slot machines are by far the best represented ones though.

The type of game that you will see at Playtech will be considered modern by most players, and not just because they usually have 5 reels. There are other aspects of the games that lead to this conclusion, and obviously the features would be among those making the slots interesting.

One of the recipes for success that Playtech has followed for most of its history is to have a lot of branded content, so that players can actually relate to the action that takes place inside their games. They have signed agreements with some of the biggest brands around, and so they created slot machines based on The Matrix, The Love Boat, The Mummy, The Flintstones, Daredevil, Captain America, Spiderman, The Dark Knight and dozens of other hugely popular TV series or movies.

Graphics

When you’re working with a large number of games, and you release new ones all the time, you’re bound to have some better than others. The older games in their portfolio don’t have the best graphics, but newer ones do look modern at least. The design quality was never a strong point for Playtech, not even for most of the branded slot machines, which required a bigger investment on their part. Luckily, they’re not ugly games, just more on the average side.

Features

The list of features is among my favorite things about the majority of the Playtech slot machines. These deliver free spins, bonus symbols, scatters wilds and others. You might get a simpler experience from a slot like What’s Cooking, or something very elaborate from The Three Musketeers (bonus games, four types of scatters, multiple smaller features, wilds and free spins).

Payouts

Just how happy you will be with the payouts offered by a slot will depend on a couple of things, such as the other features which can trigger inside. I’ve seen slots of theirs that can pay 10,000x the line bet, and I’ve also noticed others that only go up to 250x. The difference usually comes from the number of features offered, and one isn’t necessarily a better choice than the other based on the top prize alone.

The progressive jackpots are offered in more than a few games that they released over the years. Beach Life and many of the branded slot machines have such prizes to offer, and their value can be very high.