Online slots used to be an afterthought in the gaming world. But they’ve gotten a lot more fun over the years, thanks largely to more sophisticated game design and a ton of variety in the category. Developers have invested a lot of time and money into making their games engaging and interesting. But because the category can still be a little bit dizzying to newcomers, we want to highlight some of the games that showcase the developers’ efforts.
Big Bass Bonanza
This is a 5-reel, 10-pay line slot game based on fishing that offers free spins quite frequently –– not to mention premium visuals and a popular gameplay style. This particular slot actually became so popular that a sequel, Bigger Bass Bonanza, was released not long after. There’s even a Christmas version of the game making the rounds as of this writing! This original boasts an RTP of 96.71, which is pretty high for an online slot and offers 2,100x your stake.
Rich Wilde and the Aztec Symbols
This game was actually first released in 2013. But it’s quite a lot of fun, and it’s become fairly influential as well. This game pretty evidently draws inspiration from Indiana Jones, as well as the beloved Tomb Raider game franchise. That is to say, and it involves a titular adventurer combing through ruins and treasures. Despite the clear inspiration, though, the game was considered revolutionary for its time in casinos, and subsequent Rich Wilde games are now among the best in the category.
Poseidon: Ancient Fortunes
Poseidon: Ancient Fortunes is one of the latest in a series of games invoking ancient Greek and Roman deities and is currently gaining attention as one of the top games on Gala Spins. Its simplicity is popular with beginners, but it’s the visual approach that makes it stand out. Like the other games in this vein (primarily the widespread “Age of the Gods” series), it does an excellent job of building an environment around its titular character and its underwater treasures.
Cluedo: Cash Mystery
Cluedo: Cash Mystery is a 5-reel slot based on the famous murder-mystery board game Clue and even featuring beloved characters such as Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet. The visuals have that luxurious (but creepy) mansion feel, and there’s an excellent, playful sense of mystery. Even if you’re not a fan of the board game, you’ll find this to be an engaging slot. If you are a fan, this will be a flat-out delight.
Aloha! Cluster Pays
This game has been gaining traction quickly and has holiday-themed versions as well. Aloha! Cluster Pays works differently than most other slots, with wins happening when you form “clusters” or groups of the same symbol while offering substitutions and stacked symbols. It also gives you something called a “Sticky Win Respin,” which lets you respin to any non-winning symbols in order to add to your wins. If you’re feeling brave, you can also use the game’s symbol drop mechanic, through which you can remove low-value symbols from the reels.
Temple Of Medusa
Another classic that players can’t seem to get enough of, Temple of Medusa, has 25 pay lines and high volatility. It’s based on the Greek Gorgon Medusa, depicting the famous terror complete with venomous snakes for hair and a stone-cold stare. The game incorporates its Greek theme into its visuals, making it enjoyable for anyone who is interested in mythology. It’s also a great game for casual players since the maximum win is only 1,100x your original bet.
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