As sure as mosquitos keep attacking while sitting on the deck of your cottage, the new one-armed bandits keep getting released by developers. Although these titles are fresh, they’re based on traditional themes seen for years, but of course updated with superior graphics and better features. These are sure to please traditional players who like to stick with the familiar and refuse to venture too far out into the “Great Unknown”.
First we have a machine from Yggdrasil that takes us back to the familiar setting of Egypt to spin amid the swirling sands of the desert. Animations in Tut’s Twister Slots are absolutely amazing thanks to Tut himself lurking beside the reels swaying back and forth, and then diving onto the board as a “twisting” Stacked Wild shooting more Wilds across the reels.
King Tutankhamun looks especially terrifying thanks to his skeleton body and face, glowing green eyes, and snarling jagged teeth, so this is definitely for those liking the darker side of life. The soundtrack isn’t the greatest but it’s not a distraction when getting sucked into this beautiful 5 reel game steeped in detail.
Next up are the rolling hills of Ireland to chase pots of gold in a green fairytale setting courtesy of Blueprint Gaming in Irish Riches Slots, falling a little flat as it brought gold but forgot leprechauns. Sure the colors are beautiful with a few fun items like Cascading Symbols and a soundtrack driven by a fantastic fiddling foot-stomper, but other than that, there’s sadly not a lot keeping you interested.
Finally, we’re venturing deep into the forest to join Robin Hood and his Band of Merry Men in Microgaming’s Robin of Sherwood Slots, extending 243 ways to win. In addition to a beautiful background, users are treated to the “Wild Turning Feature” which transforms losing symbols into Wilds with a well-placed arrow. Visuals of Robin Hood shooting from the side of the screen are outstanding and the graphics will keep most entertained for hours.