New Games Recap: iGG’s April 2022 Casino Releases

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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 | Slot25000 Talons by Alchemy Gaming (Microgaming) | Slot5 Pots O’ Riches by Blueprint Gaming | Slot5 Slots O’ Gold by Blueprint Gaming | Slot9 Blazing Cashpots by Kalamba Games | SlotAge of Beasts Infinity Reels by ReelPlay | SlotAlkemor’s Elements by Betsoft | SlotAuto Roulette by Switch Studios (Microgaming) | Table GameBison Bonanza by Blueprint Gaming | SlotBook of Easter by Swintt | SlotBook of Nibelungen by Swintt | SlotBurning Scatters by Stakelogic | SlotCandy Wild Bonanza by Stakelogic | SlotCash or Nothing by Red Tiger Gaming | SlotChicken Chase by Pragmatic Play | SlotChilli Grande Megaways by Blueprint Gaming | SlotClover Gold by Pragmatic Play | SlotCyber Wolf by Endorphina | SlotDeuces Wild by iSoftBet | Video PokerDragons Clusterbuster by Red Tiger Gaming | SlotDrill That Gold by Pragmatic Play | SlotDungeons and Diamonds by PearFiction (Microgaming) | SlotEye of Cleopatra by Pragmatic Play | SlotFiona’s Fortune by Gold Coin Studios (Microgaming) | SlotForge of Gems by Play’n GO | SlotFruitopolis Fortune Play by Blueprint Gaming | SlotGladiator Legends by Hacksaw Gaming | SlotGold Collector: Diamond Edition by All41 Studios (Microgaming) | SlotGolden Shisa by OneTouch | SlotHand of Anubis by Hacksaw Gaming | SlotHigher Forces by Golden Rock Studios (Microgaming) | SlotJurassic Party by Relax Gaming | SlotKahn’s Wild Quest by Booming Games | SlotLordi by Play’n GO | SlotMagic Spins by Wazdan | SlotMagical reels by Northern Lights Gaming (Microgaming) | SlotMagikspell by Fantasma Games | SlotMoon Princess 100 by Play’n GO | SlotNitropolis 3 by Elk Studios | SlotNorth Guardians by Pragmatic Play | SlotParadise Ticket by Oryx Gaming | SlotPremier Blackjack with Buster Blackjack by Switch Studios (Microgaming) | Table GamePuebla Parade by Play’n GO | SlotRemember Gulag by Nolimit City | SlotRhino Rilla Rex by Crazy Tooth Studio (Microgaming) | SlotRising Samurai by iSoftBet | SlotRoyal League Spin City Lux by GONG Gaming (Microgaming) | SlotSakura Fortune 2 by Quickspin | SlotSpirit of Adventure by Pragmatic Play | SlotSuper Egg Hunt by Oryx Gaming | SlotSuper Massive Infinity Reels by ReelPlay | SlotThe Crown by Swintt | SlotThe Great Pigsby Megapays by Relax Gaming | SlotTriple Fruit Deluxe Megaways by iSoftBet | SlotVegas Cash by SpinPlay Games | SlotVIP Blackjack 2 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live CasinoVIP Blackjack 3 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live CasinoVIP Blackjack 4 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live CasinoVIP Blackjack 5 – Ruby by Pragmatic Play | Live CasinoViral Spiral by Red Tiger Gaming | SlotVoodoo Temple by Blueprint Gaming | SlotWild Wild Bass by Stakelogic | SlotWildfire Wins by Just for the Win (Microgaming) | SlotWinnergie by Swintt | SlotWolf 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.