Slots to Kick Start The 2021 Gaming Season; The Hottest January Releases

Are you ready to kick start your 2021 gaming journey?! 

A new year means many new slots to look forward to in the next 12 months. Play’n GO alone has managed to produce 52 games in 2020 and we certainly hope 2021 is equally abundant and innovative. Let’s see what software providers have cooking in their slot kitchen.      

Coils of Cash by Play’N Go – 7th January 2021

Developed by the popular software provider Play’n GO, Coils of Cash is the first slot game the studio is going to release in the first month of 2021. Inspired by the legendary inventors such as Tesla and Edison, this renowned iGaming company is taking players back to the 19th century and the time when the limits of science had been tested and pushed. 

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With 6 standard reels and 1 horizontal on the top of the grid, the title provides players with 2,304 possible win ways. The default RTP of 96,2% is considered an industry standard and with a total bet range from £/$/€ 0.10 to £/$/€100, these reels are available to both high rollers and those playing on the budget. 

The gameplay is based on cascading mechanics, presenting players with the possibility to create more winning combinations in one spin. Multipliers and free spins are enhancing the entertainment value of this game. Aside from this, there are 3 more titles that Play’n GO is releasing in the first 31 days of this year: 

  • Miner Donkey Trouble (01/14/2021) 
  • Bull in The China Shop (01/21/2021) 
  • Lord Merlin and The Lady of The Lake (01/28/2021).  

Voodoo Magic by Pragmatic Play – 7th January 2021

On the same day as Coils of Cash, the iGaming market will become richer for one more title – Voodoo Magic. Produced by Pragmatic Play, the slot is taking players to the darker world of this mysterious spiritual practice. The grid consists of 5 reels and 40 paylines and the largest possible bet is £/$/€100. The RTP is flexible, meaning it will depend on the place you’re playing at, but the default value is 96.50%. 


The gameplay is far from monotonous with more than a few exciting special features. Random features are triggered when 2 scatter symbols land on reels 2 and 3. Free spins round is also available as well as a Bonus Buy feature for 80x the stake.    

Loco The Monkey by Quickspin – 12th January 2021

Quickspin starts the new year in a fast and highly entertaining manner. Rated 4 out of 5 on the volatile scale by the provider, Loco The Monkey also has a 96.15% RTP which is pretty much an industry average. The game is a perfect choice for those looking for a light and carefree atmosphere as it’s jungle theme provides them with a lot of fun and action. 

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Features include Monkey Respin in the base game which gets triggered by Wilds. These symbols get locked for the extra spin and the feature continues as long as Wilds keep coming. Landing 3 Scatters on the grid initiates Free Spins round with Sticky Wilds

Mysterious Egypt by Pragmatic Play – 14th January 2021

The legends and mysteries of ancient Egypt are one of the most commonly used themes in the world of video slots. Players love uncovering the secrets of powerful pharaohs and discovering hidden riches in their tombs. Pragmatic’s second slot of the month is doing just that.   

In many ways, Mysterious Egypt doesn’t offer anything new in terms of gameplay. It is pretty much the same as all the games from the same genre. 

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Wild substitutes for all the regular symbols while Scatter is responsible for triggering Free Spins. The only thing that makes this release stand out are the two mystery symbols chosen randomly for every spin and they expand if there is a possibility to create a winning combo. However, the title has outstanding visual and audio effects which make the whole experience much more immersive. 

War of Gods by Red Tiger – 21st January 2021

Red Tiger is bringing the heavens and the underworld together in their first slot of the year. The battle between powerful and mighty Olympians is played out on the 5×4 grid that expands during certain features. 

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Although visually stunning, the game disappoints in terms of RTP that is below average with 95.66%. Aside from 40 paylines, the release provides players with 3 bonus games with Hold and Win features and expanding symbols. 

Cosmic Voyager by Thunderkick – 27th January 2021

For players who prefer a Sci-Fi theme, Thunderkick is going live with Cosmic Voyager at the end of January. RTP of 96.14%, 5 reels, and 10 paylines makes this title pretty conventional on the iGaming scene. And when it comes to special features, the title doesn’t bring anything innovative. However, that doesn’t mean playing sessions are not exciting.  


The main feature is expanding symbols mechanics that appears in both base and bonus games. The Cosmic Voyager logo represents both Wild and a Scatter on the reels. Landing 3 of them in one spin will activate 10 free spins.  

Nefertiti’s Riches by Red Rake Gaming – 28th January 2021

With 1 million ways to win, Nefertiti’s Riches slot certainly stands out in the crowded iGaming market. Available on all devices, the release features a mini-game and free spins round. 

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The mini-game consists of 3 spins that get triggered when enough grey Nefertiti symbols are accumulated. Special symbols appearing during this part of the game bring extra spins, more rows to the grid, and multiply your win. Free spins round gets activated if you manage to line 5 or more respins in only one spin.