New Games Recap: iGG’s April 2022 Casino Releases
In April 2022, iGaming Group released a whopping 65 new casino games from 33 different software providers; spanning everything from slots and table games to live casino games and video poker. Continue reading below to learn more about all our new releases. And be sure to make it to the end to see the top picks from several of the casino game enthusiasts on our team.
Some may say that April showers bring May flowers, but in the iGaming industry, it looks like April showers have brought an abundance of new casino games for your players to enjoy. Already boasting a portfolio of more than 7,000 games from 70+ providers, we were happy to welcome the 65 new additions that were released this month. We’ve included the full list of new releases at the end of this article, but before you start scrolling too far down, allow us to highlight some of the games that stood out to us from this month’s batch of new releases.
We’ll be the first to admit that we had no idea who or what Lordi was when we played this game, but it didn’t take us long to learn that Lordi is actually the name of a rock band. With the help of a quick Google search, we learned that Lordi is a Finnish hard rock / heavy metal band that was formed in 1992. Back to the game though, the first thing that stood out to us were the sound effects, which include some of Lordi’s music playing in the background. It would have been a travesty for a game based on a rock band to have a shit soundtrack, but Play’n GO definitely did the band justice on this one. Given that the band is known for it’s outlandish costumes, it must have been an absolute blast for the designers to help put this game together. As far as the gameplay goes, Lordi features a 7×7 grid with two great bonus features that are sure to keep your players engaged and entertained while they play.
Elk Studios, just a few months removed from their acquisition by powerhouse Scientific Games (now going by Light & Wonder) released a new Nitropolis game this month to make it a true trilogy. Like its predecessors, Nitropolis 3 is played across 6-reels and features Elk Studio’s popular Nitro Reels mechanic. With a max payout of up to 50,000x their bet, your players will have plenty to cheer for while playing this new game.
The Crown is a brand new slot by Swintt, which stars the one and only Vinnie Jones, who is a British actor and former professional footballer. To help celebrate its launch, Swintt brought Vinnie Jones with them to ICE London 2022 to build up some well-deserved hype for this game. Offering 5-reels and 40-paylines, The Crown comes loaded with tons of great features that are proving to be a hit amongst players. Our favorite feature of course is the bonus buy, which allows your players to jump right into the free games action. In this feature, your players will assemble a team by selecting cards, which will determine the number of free games as well as the multiplier. With a little bit of luck on their side, you players can amass up to 12 free games and a 7x multiplier.
North Guardians is a solid new addition from the folks at Pragmatic Play. It might be the most “complete” new game this month in terms of sound effects, visuals, animations, and gameplay. Honestly, everything about this game just works! Boasting 5-reels with 50-paylines, and some super slick wild patterns to boot, we think North Guardians has the potential to remain a staple in casino lobbies for the foreseeable future.
Last, but certainly not least, is Hand of Anubis from Hacksaw Gaming. This was actually their second release of the month, behind Gladiator Legends, which is also a fantastic game. Hand of Anubis definitely has a sleek look to it, and the sounds are top-notch, but what’s really worth talking about here are the bonus buys (as is usually the case for most Hacksaw Gaming slots). The first bonus buy, Underworld, will run you 129x your wager. The second, Judgment, comes with a buy-in of 200x your wager. Whichever your players choose, the name of the game here is multipliers, with both bonuses providing an opportunity to boost their winnings by an insane amount.
Full List of iGG’s New Casino Games for April 2022
- 20 Flaring Fruits by Gamomat | Slot
- 25000 Talons by Alchemy Gaming (Microgaming) | Slot
- 5 Pots O’ Riches by Blueprint Gaming | Slot
- 5 Slots O’ Gold by Blueprint Gaming | Slot
- 9 Blazing Cashpots by Kalamba Games | Slot
- Age of Beasts Infinity Reels by ReelPlay | Slot
- Alkemor’s Elements by Betsoft | Slot
- Auto Roulette by Switch Studios (Microgaming) | Table Game
- Bison Bonanza by Blueprint Gaming | Slot
- Book of Easter by Swintt | Slot
- Book of Nibelungen by Swintt | Slot
- Burning Scatters by Stakelogic | Slot
- Candy Wild Bonanza by Stakelogic | Slot
- Cash or Nothing by Red Tiger Gaming | Slot
- Chicken Chase by Pragmatic Play | Slot
- Chilli Grande Megaways by Blueprint Gaming | Slot
- Clover Gold by Pragmatic Play | Slot
- Cyber Wolf by Endorphina | Slot
- Deuces Wild by iSoftBet | Video Poker
- Dragons Clusterbuster by Red Tiger Gaming | Slot
- Drill That Gold by Pragmatic Play | Slot
- Dungeons and Diamonds by PearFiction (Microgaming) | Slot
- Eye of Cleopatra by Pragmatic Play | Slot
- Fiona’s Fortune by Gold Coin Studios (Microgaming) | Slot
- Forge of Gems by Play’n GO | Slot
- Fruitopolis Fortune Play by Blueprint Gaming | Slot
- Gladiator Legends by Hacksaw Gaming | Slot
- Gold Collector: Diamond Edition by All41 Studios (Microgaming) | Slot
- Golden Shisa by OneTouch | Slot
- Hand of Anubis by Hacksaw Gaming | Slot
- Higher Forces by Golden Rock Studios (Microgaming) | Slot
- Jurassic Party by Relax Gaming | Slot
- Kahn’s Wild Quest by Booming Games | Slot
- Lordi by Play’n GO | Slot
- Magic Spins by Wazdan | Slot
- Magical reels by Northern Lights Gaming (Microgaming) | Slot
- Magikspell by Fantasma Games | Slot
- Moon Princess 100 by Play’n GO | Slot
- Nitropolis 3 by Elk Studios | Slot
- North Guardians by Pragmatic Play | Slot
- Paradise Ticket by Oryx Gaming | Slot
- Premier Blackjack with Buster Blackjack by Switch Studios (Microgaming) | Table Game
- Puebla Parade by Play’n GO | Slot
- Remember Gulag by Nolimit City | Slot
- Rhino Rilla Rex by Crazy Tooth Studio (Microgaming) | Slot
- Rising Samurai by iSoftBet | Slot
- Royal League Spin City Lux by GONG Gaming (Microgaming) | Slot
- Sakura Fortune 2 by Quickspin | Slot
- Spirit of Adventure by Pragmatic Play | Slot
- Super Egg Hunt by Oryx Gaming | Slot
- Super Massive Infinity Reels by ReelPlay | Slot
- The Crown by Swintt | Slot
- The Great Pigsby Megapays by Relax Gaming | Slot
- Triple Fruit Deluxe Megaways by iSoftBet | Slot
- Vegas Cash by SpinPlay Games | Slot
- VIP Blackjack 2 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live Casino
- VIP Blackjack 3 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live Casino
- VIP Blackjack 4 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live Casino
- VIP Blackjack 5 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live Casino
- Viral Spiral by Red Tiger Gaming | Slot
- Voodoo Temple by Blueprint Gaming | Slot
- Wild Wild Bass by Stakelogic | Slot
- Wildfire Wins by Just for the Win (Microgaming) | Slot
- Winnergie by Swintt | Slot
- Wolf Strike by Iron Dog Studio | Slot
Phil’s Top Pick | Chief Operations Officer
Nitropolis 3 is slot madness. It has every feature and every reel adaptation possible, nothing makes any sense, you can get about 40bazillion lines, but the music is great and the whole mental experience actually makes it a great slot.
John’s Top Pick | Head of Games & Aggregation
It has to be The Crown starring the Welsh legend Vinnie Jones. Unfortunately, I missed the main man appearing on the Swintt stand at ICE, but the amazing Swintt team sent us over a framed poster for the office so not all bad and gets my vote for April.
Marc’s Top Pick | Head of Content
My pick this month is Lordi from Play’n GO. For starters, it introduced me to a band I was not at all familiar with and they have some of the coolest costumes ever! But the game itself is actually a ton of fun to play! A lot of themed games over the years have been really underwhelming, but Lordi has so many great features that I think it’s going to have some real staying power across a number of casino lobbies.