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Top 7 Slot Games Released in 2021

2021 seems to be the most productive and creative year for the online casino industry, with games being released regularly every single month so far. And these games come not just from the veterans but also from a number of smaller and newer providers! 


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That is good news for the industry and the players alike, because it simply means more top-notch titles to try out! On this page we list for you the top 7 slot games that have so far been released in 2021.

Starburst XXXtreme 

This is the much-awaited for sequel to what is considered to be the most played slot in the history of the online gambling industry, Starburst by NetEnt!  The game has an RTP value of 96.26% and most of the features that you found in the original game have been left untouched.

The game has the standard 5 reels and 9 paylines as its predecessor. There are random multipliers of up to 450x. There is one more addition in terms of features – the Random Wilds! The maximum you can win is a mammoth 200,000x your total stake, which adds up to 10,000,000 when you play with the maximum bet in place. The Starburst wild is in place as well in this game!

This is just the first game we have listed for you; there are 6 more still to go! Take advantage of free spins offers and enjoy these 7 astonishing slots for free

Gonzo’s Quest MegawaysTM

How do you make a legendary slot that much better? Simple: by adding the MegawaysTM game mechanic to it! That is the one standout difference you find between the original Gonzo’s Quest and this modified version. Another difference that you will love: a maximum win of 21,000x your stake!

The game is brought to you by NetEnt and Red Tiger Gaming, which the former acquired in 2019, and has 6 reels instead of the 5 you saw in the original game. More importantly, it gives you a massive 117,649 ways to win! The theme remains the same as the original – the adventures of the explorer Gonzalo Pizzaro aka Gonzo as he sets out on his quest to find El Dorado, the City of Gold. 

The game has multiple bonus features. These include the following: 

  • Avalanche feature: The winning symbols explode and vanish, making room for new symbols to appear and give you multiple wins in the same spin. It comes with a multiplier that can go up to 5x on consecutive Avalanches being triggered in the same spin.

  • Unbreakable wilds: The wild on a winning combination doesn’t explode and vanish; instead it remains unbreakable and set on the reels to give you a chance at more wins.

  • Earthquake feature: This feature is triggered at random and causes the reels to shake, resulting in the smaller symbols being smashed and substituted by higher value symbols for bigger potential wins.

  • Free Fall: This feature is triggered by landing at least 3 Free Fall symbols and gives you up to 9 free spins. Royal Wheel feature: It is triggered by the Free Fall feature. It gives you the option of either playing the free spins or gambling them for more spins.

Thunderstruck Wild Lightning

If you were blown away by the original Thunderstruck and its equally eponymous sequel, Thunderstruck II, you will love the newest game in this series – Thunderstruck Wild Lightning. The game is brought to you by Microgaming and StormCraft Studios and has a few wild features to keep you entertained!

The game has 5 rows and 40 fixed paylines, and the symbols are arranged across the reels n 4 rows. The RTP value is 96.1% and the maximum win is 15,000x your stake! The theme is the same as the original slots and has Thor trying to retrieve the World Stones. 

The bonus features in the game are:

  • Multiplier wild: The wild symbol is Thor himself and he comes with a multiplier of 2x or 5x.

  • Link&Win: Triggered by landing at least 6 Thunderball symbols; it rewards you with 3 respins that can be re-triggered.

  • Thunderball Jackpots:  Triggered when turquoise, yellow and green Thunderball symbols appear during the Link&Win feature; you win one of the following jackpots:

    • Mini 

    • Minor

    • Major 

    • Mega

  • Free Spins: Land at least 3 scatter symbols to win of up to 200x your stake and trigger the free spins bonus with loads of different features:

    • Jotunheim free spins feature

    • Vanaheim free spins feature

    • Alfheim free spins feature

    • Nidavellir free spins feature

    • Svartalfheim free spins feature

    • Wild Lightning Feature: Triggered during any of the free spins features except the Svartalfheim feature. 

Genie Jackpots Wishmaker

This fantastic slot from Blueprint Gaming is a sequel to the massively popular Genie Jackpots game. Based on the hit Disney movie, Aladdin, this game has 5 reels and 20 paylines. And the maximum you can win is 50,000x your total stake!

It has 7 randomly triggered modifiers to reward you with features that include: 

  • Genie Wilds

  • Colossal Genie 

  • Mystery Wishes

  • Genie Streak

  • Bonus Boost

  • Win Spin

  • Infectious Monkey Wilds

 Another cool feature is the Genie’s Wishmaker Bonus, which gives you the opportunity to spin the bonus wheel for rewards that include:

  • Sultans Jewels Bonus feature

  • Magic Carpet Bonus feature

  • Lucky Wishes Cash Spin feature

  • Golden Touch Free Spins feature

  • Genie’s Wild Storm Free Spins feature

  • Big Money Bonus feature

Age of the Gods: Book of Dwarves

Playtech has been wowing everyone with its high quality jackpots, and some that stand out are the games under the Age of the Gods series. This is a game that has been inspired by Marvel Comics and is inspired by Norse mythology. This game is part of the Age of the Gods Norse series and has 5 reels and 50 paylines. 

The maximum win in the base game is 10,000x your total stake. The bonus feature is the free spins round that can be re-triggered. There are 3 progressive jackpots as well – Instant, Extra and Ultimate.


Chocolates is an exciting slot from a casino software that is rapidly emerging as one to look out for – Big Time Gaming. This is a game with great looks, a 4x4 grid and some cool bonus features. One of the features is the ExtraWays mechanic.  You can win up to 2401x your total stake in the base game!

 The bonus round is the free spins bonus, and it rewards you with up to 10 free spins. Sticky chocolate symbols during this round can improve the number of ways to win sky-high, giving you up to 65,536 ways to win! Bonus features include: 

  • Golden Ticket Multiplier Wilds

  • Chocolate Boxes 

  • Free Spins

Blazing Diamonds Wowpot

The final game that features in our list of the 7 best games of 2021 is – of course you guessed right – a Microgaming slot. This is a newer slot from Microgaming with 5 reels and 25 paylines. There are loads of features to help you win big amounts, including jackpot prizes of up to 10,000x your stake. 

Features include an instant cash win, the Blazing Wheel feature – it can reward you with up to 30 free spins that come with multipliers of up to 4x. Another feature is the Blazing Diamond feature, which rewards you with a massive prize of up to 2500x your total stake. 

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