With the multitude of game developers from Microgaming to Blueprint Gaming, each offering hundreds of online slot games, choosing what to play is like being faced with all the wonders of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There are themes to cater for all tastes on the market – from TV shows to comic book heroes and pop culture icons – but even the most hardcore of slot gamers would find it difficult to play them all. So we’ve made it easier for you and have picked five examples which represent well their respective genre.
Mega Moolah is perhaps the most famous slot in the world due to the fact that it holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest payout in online slot machine history. This is down to its randomly triggered progressive jackpot that gives players a chance at winning a massive accumulated prize. The astounding jackpot of just over £13 million was won by UK resident Jon Heywood after playing the game at Betway online casino on October 6, 2015. The 10-year-old African safari-themed slot from Microgaming allows players to stake small or large amounts, but larger bets come with more chance of activating the separate game that features the progressive jackpot wheel. The fact that this game is triggered randomly means that players hopeful of winning life-changing sums keep coming back for more.
Deal or No Deal
Fans who are still in shock that the classic Channel 4 show presented by Noel Edmunds was axed last year can relive the box-based game show in slot machine format. Edmunds presented over 3,000 episodes of the game in which contestants had to eliminate boxes in search of the £250,000 jackpot, and the show handed out £40 million in prize money over eleven years. The Deal or No Deal slot from IGT differs slightly from the show in that the main game plays as a traditional slot machine - players spin the reels and hope to land the highest value symbols. When players land three phone symbols, though, it activates a mini-game in which they can receive offers from the banker and relive the TV show by opting to “deal” or “no deal.”
There are some other TV show based slots for fans of other programmes too like Britain’s Got Talent from Ash Gaming or X-Factor slots by IGT.
Guns n’ Roses
Once known as the world’s most dangerous band, Guns n’ Roses have calmed down a lot in recent years and opted for clean, healthy lifestyles. The Guns n’ Roses slot, on the other hand, reflects the legendary rockers when they were at their exhilarating best. The game will attract fans of the band who are currently on a reunion tour that sold over 1 million tickets in 24 hours, and while playing the game users can choose their favourite songs to entertain them in the background. These include classics like “Welcome to the Jungle” from Appetite for Destruction, the debut album that sold 14 million copies. In terms of gameplay, the reel spinning and features are as intense as a rip-roaring solo from Slash.
If you aren’t a fan of Guns n’ Roses, there are other music-based slots like the Jimi Hendrix slot from NetEnt, a Dolly Parton game from IGT, and a Rolling Stones slot by Aristocrat Gaming.
40 Super Hot
For traditionalists who still believe that slot machine reels should be littered with cherries, lemons, and other classic fruit symbols harking back to the Liberty Bell, 40 Super Hot will bring back fond memories of the one-armed bandits of old. EGT offer a number of retro-themed slots including 20 Super Hot, but this one is the daddy of them all. The melons, oranges, plums and grapes will provide returns on the player’s stake, but it’s the lucky red sevens that activate the bonus games. This gives players a chance to win one of four jackpots. They have to choose a card and if they guess the right colour their score will be doubled up.
If none of the games above is for you, some of the most popular slots at the moment are based on blockbusters such as Bridesmaids, Jurassic Park or X-Men, and TV shows like Game of Thrones, Sex and the City and Family Guy. Don’t forget that the 90s are also back with a bang in the world of slots, with games based on Dragon Ball, Baywatch and even Beverly Hills 90210.
Andy's spent the last 12 years working in the Gaming Industry, first during the extremely exciting poker boom with LTDPoker.com, followed by working with a number of Online Casino Operators and Platform Providers delivering the latest innovations including the latest HD FOBTs, OmniChannel & Single Wallet for Gala Coral.
More recently a full platform migration for Rank Group. Now he is bringing you the latest slots and online casinos with impartial review for Slotsipedia.com.