Hey everybody, it is that time of the month where we review some of the slots that we think will be big hits this October. The first slot we’re going to look at is Florageddon by Yggdrasil Gaming.
Florageddon (Yggdrasil Gaming)
Florageddon is a 5×3 video slot with a whopping 243 paylines and a reasonable 96% RTP. The theme of the slot is a dystopian world where carnivorous plants run amuck and humanity trembles in their wake.
- RTP 96%
- Reels 5
- Rows 3
- Paylines 243
Florageddon has some interesting bonus features. The first is the win multiplier factor. Any time you hit a winning combo, those symbols disappear, and new symbols replace them, giving you additional winning chances.
Each win also increases the multiplier, so the more combos you hit, the greater the payout. The multiplier resets each spin during the base game, but during the free spins bonus round it keeps going up until your free spins are exhausted.
Another feature is the replacement wild. Every time you hit a combo, one of the symbols that replaces it is a wild, making additional combos that much easier. You also get special rewards by filling the drop down containers at the top of the screen, which you can do by getting four consecutive drop downs in the base game, or three in the free spins game. The bonuses you can get are:
- Double Wild
- Multiplier Boost
- Wild Stack
- Extra Life
Free spins are triggered by getting three or more bonus symbols during the base game. Three bonuses get you 7 free spins, 4 will get you 9, and 5 will get you 11.
There is also a ‘Golden Bet’ feature, which reduces the required drop downs for special rewards from 4 to 3.
Big Bass Bonanza (Pragmatic Play)
The next slot on our monthly round up is Big Bass Bonanza from Pragmatic Play. Released on Oct. 24th, Big Bass Bonanza: Keeping it Reel is the latest in the Big Bass
- RTP 96.71%
- 10 paylines
- Reels 5
- Rows 3
Big Bass Bonanza is actually a really enjoyable slot. During the base game it is played just like any other 5×3 video slot, you are trying to hit combinations along various paylines. But during the bonus round it has a very interesting feature where you have these fish with money symbols on them.
Now normally the fisherman is a wild that can substitute for any symbol, but during the free spins games he also catches the fish and you get awarded their monetary value.
Free spins are triggered by three or more Scatter symbols (the Scatter symbol is a fish too like the money symbol, but it has SCATTER written underneath it).
The other thing about the fisherman wild is that in addition to catching the fish and paying you out their value, every fourth fisherman resets your free spins, so you go back to having 10 free spins again. And this can happen up to three times.
There is also another feature where at the end of a free spin if you have a wild on the board, fish money symbols can show up randomly and you get paid.
And that is it. Big Bass Bonanza is a pretty straight forward slot but it has a lot going for it. The graphical design is excellent and the bright colour scheme is really nice too. The symbols are intricately designed, and the background music is buoyant and cheerful. And most importantly, it is a lot of fun to play.
Boat Bonanza (Play’N Go)
- Reels 5
- Rows 4
- Paylines 12
- RTP 96.2%
Sticking with the nautical theme, the next slot on our list is Boat Bonanza from Play N Go. This 5×3 video slot was released Oct 13th, 2022.
This game starts off just like any other 5v4 video slot. There is the base game, where you are trying to make combinations of symbols across twelve different paylines. During the base game you have boats on the top of the screen, but they are inactive and don’t do anything.
Then you have the free spins round. Three to five Scatter symbols trigger the free spins round with ten, fifteen, or twenty free spins respectively.
During the free spins rounds, the boats on the top of the screen turn active and start trawling for fish. If a boat ends up on the same reel as a fish, it will catch it. This not only triggers an instant payday but also causes you to enter the respin feature. During the respin feature there are only fish symbols, and if the boat catches them then you continue respinning until no fish are caught for a round.
There is also another feature during the free spins, where the two boats combine and can catch any fish on the entire game board. This is called the MEGACATCH feature. Their nets cover the entire 5×4 area and catch any fish regardless of what reel they are on.
Aside from the money fish, there are also fish that can increase the value of your boat multiplier, and fish that will grant you an additional free spin.
Boat Bonanza is a really cool slot. The main reason being the bonus round, which has a very interesting style of accumulating payouts, with the boats and the fishing. Aside from that the game is just generally well made. The graphics and sound effects are nice, you have interesting mechanics like the respin feature, and it is just in general a very interesting game to play.
Rueda de Chile (Evoplay)
Just in time for Halloween, Evoplay has released Rueda de Chile, a slot that is set during the Mexican holiday of El Dia de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead.
- Reels 5
- Rows 3
- RTP 95.95%
- Paylines 20
The base symbols for this game are either representative of The Day of the Dead holiday, or more broadly Mexican culture, like the taco and the tequila shot.
There are also money symbols, which can only appear on the 2-5th reels. These only pay out during Catrina’s Magic feature.
Catrina is a three row symbol that appears only on the first reel. Her appearance triggers Catrina’s Magic feature. During this feature, an additional two rows are added to the 2nd through 5th reels, and any money symbols that show offer an instant win.
Three wheel of fortune scatters trigger the wheel of fortune, where you can win free spins or even a jackpot prize immediately. The jackpots can be awarded either during the wheel of fortune, or during Catrina’s Magic feature.
The timing on this slot’s release is great, right in time for the Halloween and Day of the Dead holidays. Aside from being festive, the artwork is great, and the bonus rounds have some really neat ways to playn. This slot is definitely going to be a hit this coming November.