The Most Exciting Slots for 2022
Despite being at the business end of the festive season, it is difficult to not look ahead at what the iGaming industry has in store for us in 2022.
One thing that is guaranteed is we will get a ton of new video slot titles to enjoy on a weekly basis. There are over 100 software development teams and between them, they churn out an average of 20 new slots each week!
The question is, will these slots trump those that already lead the popularity stakes? That is a question that can only get answered as the months roll by in 2022. We certainly feel that we’re in for some special new slots, but also feel that many of the most exciting will be those already available to us.
The following are just some slots we’re tipping to continue being among the top played at the online casinos:
Big Bad Wolf Megaways (Quickspin)
Without a doubt one of the best new releases in 2021, Big Bad Wolf Megaways is the sequel to Quickspin’s most iconic video slot. They gave it the Megaways treatment, which meant plays could roll in up to 117,649 ways to win on a single spin. It has blown the original out of the water and is easily Quickspin’s best title to date. A mouth-watering top payout of 30,540x, the Megaways mechanic, and lucrative features such as free spins, progressive multipliers, and tumbling reels, might be the reason for that!
Gems Infinity Reels (ReelPlay/Yggdrasil)
In our opinion, the Infinity Reels mechanic is one of the best bits of innovation to hit the slots industry since Megaways. Whenever you form a winning combination, a new reel is added to the right, while a win multiplier also increases. This continues until no news wins occur. Theoretically, the reels can increase indefinitely. Gems Infinity Reels is one of the better titles that uses this mechanic thanks to awesome graphics and additional bonus features such as a free spins round.
Wolf Gold (Pragmatic Play)
Pragmatic Play has enjoyed another fruitful year, which was capped off with winning the Slot Provider of the Year Award at the 2021 SBC Awards on the 14th of December. As usual, the leading iGaming giant has delivered over 50 new titles in 2021, but for many, Wolf Gold remains the best despite being 4 years old. It is a 25-payline slot that offers 3 jackpots (Mini, Major, and Mega) free spins, re-spins, and a 125,000 coin top payout!
Bright, vibrant, and still among the most played video slots at the online casinos, Starburst is a title that we feel will continue its popularity throughout 2022. There is a reason many online casinos choose this slot for any free spins they hand over - and that’s its popularity. It offers simplistic low variance gameplay across 10 paylines but really comes alive thanks to paying both ways and its main sticky expanding wilds re-spin feature.
Book of Dead (Play’n GO)
Like Starburst, Book of Dead continues to bat away many of the newer slots when it comes to popularity. In fact, for many slots players, this is the best slot of all time. Opinions are subjective, however, so what some like, others will not. It is difficult to argue with the numbers though, as this 10 payline, high variance slot and its infamous Riche Wilde character usually attracts more players than most. A 5,000x payout and a free spins round featuring expanding symbols is likely the main reason.
Bring the New Year in Style
While we have so much to look forward to in 2022, we also have to appreciate what we already have. The above video slots are in a long list of fantastic titles that we feel will continue to top the charts throughout the next year!