Best Slots For May 2024

Ten Of The Best New Slots For May 2024

Ten Of The Best New Slots For May 2024

Published On: 3rd May 2024

From our latest slot reviews we’ve picked out our favourite 10 due for release in May. This month there is a definite trend towards retro gaming. If you’re a fan of dusty old arcade halls you’re in luck! There’s also the latest release in the Nitropolis series, some Ancient Greek cluster pays action, and a Yabba Dabba Do nostalgia trip for cartoon lovers. Enjoy!

  1. Pug Thugs of Nitropolis (ELK Studios) – 7th May
  2. Retro Sweets (Push Gaming) – 2nd May
  3. Gunpowder (Peter and Sons) – 9th May
  4. King of the Party (Thunderkick) – 24th May
  5. Jelly Slice (Hacksaw Gaming) – 16th May
  6. Trigger Happy (Big Time Gaming) – 22nd May
  7. Heroic Spins (Pragmatic Play) – 23rd May
  8. Shields of Lambda (Quickspin) – 23rd May
  9. Line Busters Dream Drop (Relax Gaming) – 21st May
  10. The Flintstones (Blueprint Gaming) – 23rd May

More About Our Recommended Games For May 2024

Here’s a short summary of what we said in our reviews of each game. Click through to read more about each one.

Pug Thugs of Nitropolis by ELK Studios

Pug Thugs of Nitropolis by ELK Studios

  • RTP: 94% | Variance: High | Top Win: 25,000x
  • Reels: 6
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: Connected Paylines
  • Release Date: 07.05.24

We’re onto the 4th of ELK Studio’s 5 Nitropolis slots  for 2024, as we visit each of the clans as they prepare to do battle in a final showdown in Nitropolis 5, scheduled for release in June. This one plays on a 6x6 grid with a Connecting Paylines mechanic so that winning lines can snake around the reels in any direction.

There are also feature boards on each corner of the grid which will flash as you spin before revealing one of 5 modifiers when the reels stop including super-sized symbols and wild nitro reels. The action is as frenetic as you would expect, and the max win doesn’t disappoint at 25,000x!

Retro Sweets

Retro Sweets by Push Gaming

  • RTP: 96.49% | Variance: High | Top Win: 10,000x
  • Reels: 6
  • Rows: 9
  • Paylines: Cluster Pays
  • Release Date: 02.05.24

Push Gaming takes us back to a world of US diners, ice cream sundaes and sweets in shiny wrappers in this cool little cluster pay slots stacked with fun features. As we found out when testing the game, it might have a sweet exterior but it displays high volatility typical of Push.

Cascading Wins follow every payout and both wilds and cash prize symbols can be boosted when multipliers land on the same spin, but the real fun comes via the Sweet Collectors that work like magnets, pulling identical symbols towards them to complete clusters.

Gunpowder Slot

Gunpowder by Peter and Sons

  • RTP: 96.2% | Variance: High | Top Win: 10,000x
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 3
  • Paylines: 10
  • Release Date: 09.05.24

Peter and Sons deliver a typically quirky take on the classic pirate slot in this game that showcases the studios brilliant creative talent. It’s a simple game with just 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines and a lot of fun to play.

Keep your eyes out for the Phantom Wild ship in yellow which triggers re-spins and does battle with adjacent pay symbols. Cannons fire and if the wild wins it turns the other ships wild too. The free spins round takes things further with multiplier wilds too and a top payout of 10,000x.

King of the Party

King of the Party by Thunderkick

  • RTP: 94.32% | Variance: High | Top Win: 5,000x
  • Reels: 6
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: Scatter Pays
  • Release Date: 24.05.24

Thunderkick are gearing up for summer with this party slot featuring a cast of raving animals led by a DJ lion who takes to the decks as the hordes bop up and down in front of him.

This is a scatter pays slot so you only need to land identical symbols ANYWHERE on the reels to trigger a win. Avalanche wins and multiplier ovelays liven up the base game. During an avalanche multipliers are collected under the reels before being totalled up and applied to the overall win from the sequence. The free spins round comes with up to 25 plays.

Jelly Slice

Jelly Slice by Hacksaw Gaming

  • RTP: 96.24% | Variance: Medium | Top Win: 10,000x
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 4
  • Paylines: 1,024+
  • Release Date: 16.05.24

In one of Hacksaw’s sweeter releases we head to a jelly factory where the grid is populated with cute little jelly squares. It’s a win ways slot that starts with 1,024 win ways, but you can increase that number with the Slicer feature.

On any spin, slicers appear at random positions on the grid. If a jelly square falls through one then it will be sliced into as many as 4 pieces, each one counting as one symbol in a win way. There is also a free spins round (of course) where slicers appear more frequently. Despite its medium variance Jelly Slice impresses with a max win of 10,000x.

Trigger Happy

Trigger Happy by Big Time Gaming

  • RTP: 96.58% | Variance: High | Top Win: 50,000x
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: Cluster Pays
  • Release Date: 22.05.24

BTG love a bit of retro action. They pepper their games with rock-out hits from the 80s and in this quirky slot they take us back to a golden era of arcades on seaside piers with machines where you dip fruitlessly for fluffy toys with metal claws!

This being BTG, Trigger Happy is no ordinary game. Its relentless energy comes from the ‘Target’ feature that you see on EVERY spin. A target hovers over the grid and lands over one symbol on each spin, turning it wild. And if a multiplier appears in a panel to the left of the grid that aligns with the target, then it is applied to that wild. Then, in free spins, TWO targets appear on each spin. Top stuff!

Heroic Spins

Heroic Spins by Pragmatic Play

  • RTP: 96% | Variance: High | Top Win: 10,000x
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 3
  • Paylines: 20
  • Release Date: 23.05.24

With a design style more like something Fantasma would produce, this Pragmatic Play slot sets up a showdown between a Roman soldier and a bunch of grizzly-looking monsters, all in a 3-d cartoon style! It’s very quirky!

But great fun to play with plenty of expanding wilds which build multiplier values when more than one land on the same reel. Enter free spins and the spin of a wheel gets you up to 50 plays with a global multiplier of up to 100x. And … your wild multipliers double in value too. One for fans of multipliers then!

Shields of Lambda

Shields of Lambda by Quickspin

  • RTP: 96.13% | Variance: High | Top Win: 9,926x
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: Cluster Pays
  • Release Date: 23.05.24

Quickspin showcase their superb design skills once again in this Ancient Greek cluster pays slot that truly deserves the ‘epic’ description. The 5x5 grid tilts back and appears to tower over you as a result. And with the grandeur of huge cliffs framing the scene, and giant sculpted soldiers next to the reels, the visuals are there to be savoured.

And the gameplay matches the drama of the production too. It’s all about collecting Lambda symbols after every win to fill a meter above the grid. When it hits 70 you get a Unity feature - a short tumble wins game with a guaranteed full screen of one low pay symbol worth at least 15x! In free spins it only takes 20 Lambdas to trigger Unity.

Line Busters Dream Drop

Line Busters Dream Drop by Relax Gaming

  • RTP: 94% | Variance: High | Top Win: 5,000x (Non Progressive)
  • Reels: 3
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: 5
  • Release Date: 21.05.24

We go retro again for the latest in Relax Gaming’s Dream Drop jackpot series. This superb slot uses a space invaders style game format on a 3x5 grid with just 5 paylines. A space invaders scoots up and down the left of the grid. If an arrow lands on reels 1 and 2 and a pay symbol on line 3 then the invader fires across the row to activate the win!

Cool stuff! And of course, if you play the Dream Drop version you have the chance to land a multi-million pounds jackpot. Dream Drop spins trigger at random and a one row reel set appears. Land 2 symbols on reel 1 and 2 and a jackpot symbols on reel 3 to win the prize! It’s that simple.

The Flintstones

The Flintstones by Blueprint Gaming

  • RTP: 95% | Variance: High | Top Win: 10,000x
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 3
  • Paylines: 10
  • Release Date: 23.05.24

Another nostalgia trip this May comes via Blueprint Gaming’s Flintstones game, based on the classic 60s cartoon series featuring Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty. There’s no better developer to build this game than Blueprint who love to stack their slots with plenty of features.

The main event is the Cash Collect, triggered by landing Fred Cash Collect symbols on reel 5 and money symbols on reels 1 to 4. Each Fred is added to a trail above the reels, with extra Cash Collect symbols with more powerful features unlocked at various stages of that trail. It’s a classic, mixing the style of the iconic cartoon with some excellent gameplay and a generous 10,000x max win.

That's a cracking selection of games for you to get your teeth into this May. You can find more of the latest releases on our New Slots page. And if you're looking to pick up a bonus to play these games check out list of the best UK slot sites with some superb deals.

Here are previous month's top 10 lists:

10 Best New Slots April 2024
10 Best New Slots March 2024
10 Best New Slots February 2024