How to Choose the Best Slot for You

Slots Play Casinos strives every day to be your go-to source for information on slots. It's not enough for us to say that we write and publish excellent game reviews. There are thousands of slots out there from a large and growing number of game providers.  The task of trying out every slot is quite a challenging one which we accept happily.  After all, we like playing slots as much as the most devoted gamers!

We sample the wiles of the best and most recent slots - adding new slot reviews every month - and we report the results to you, our loyal readers. So let's get at it:

Stampede

3D comes alive as never before in this safari-based slot – Stampede! Imagine a slot in which the elephants really look like elephants! The backdrop is the African savannah where you get 1024 ways to win! The land animals are elephants, giraffes, gazelles, and leopards and eagles soar high above the savannah. Five scatters get you 20 free spins!

Wild Hog Luau

The wildly colorful hogs in this happy slot are on vacation in Hawaii. They sip drinks in half coconut cups! Get lucky after every Wild Hog Luau win! The Lucky Streak Re-spin gives one re-spin after every win! Keep winning and get more re-spins! Think about luaus, grass skirts, majestic mountains, and…wild hogs? Go hog wild and have a great time!

Vegas Lux

Las Vegas is glitzy and ritzy and you can win in 720 ways on five reels in Vegas Lux! Although the backdrop is faux skyscrapers, the top multiplier is not faux at all; get lucky and you will win 1320 times your bet! You can retrigger the basic 8 free spins so you get to play 240 free spins with just a touch of Vegas Lux Good Lucks.

Cai Hong

The God of Wealth and the immortal rainbow of Chinese lore award you up to 33 free spins with a multiplier of up to 8x in Cai Hong! The animals are also special. The ox is about hard work and the fertility of the land; the rabbit and rooster are symbols of virility; the tiger shows the awesome power of Nature, and the dog is known for loyalty.

Gods of Nature

Tian Di Yuan Su means Gods of Nature in Chinese. This awesome slot bursts with color. It shows the effects of the basic elements in Nature: fire, water, wood, earth, and metal. We enter ancient Chinese thought to engage the elements in Nature! In the here and now, Gods of Nature offers free spins and a multiplier that can get as high as 15x!

Mermaid’s Pearls

Meet real mermaids and search for pearls in Mermaid’s Pearls. This awesome slot has a 5 x 5 grid which gives you 3125 ways to win! Mermaid’s Pearls is celebrates the vastness of the seas and the exquisite beauty of both pearls and real-life mythical mermaids! It also celebrates the 2500x top payout and the top prize of $125,000!

Dr Winmore

After every win in Dr Winmore, the winning symbols cascade down and new symbols replace them. Robots help the mad scientist! Dr Winmore wishes everyone the best of luck because, although he is quite mad himself, he still wants everyone to win more! When a new win appears after a cascade, the multiplier goes up until it hits 6x!

Stardust

The mystical slot, Stardust, has green and blue faeries and unicorns. The faeries have magical powers! The green faerie is the wild and, if it becomes a blue faerie, your wins go up by 4x! Green faeries can cover an entire reel and you get one free spin. The green faeries can also cover a few reels! Finally, try the juicy, tart red berries!

Mariachi 5

Travelers to Mexico revel to Mariachi music. Mexico also has a holiday that memorializes their deceased ancestors. Mariachi 5 combines these ideas! Mariachi bands use two unusual instruments: the vihuela is stringed and gives harmony and the guitarron. Mariachi 5 awards free spins and multipliers plus a lesson in Mexican history!

Wu Zetian

This great slot celebrates Wu Zetian, the only female Empress in Chinese history. The game uses symbols that show how Wu Zetian was “larger than life” during her reign from 655 to 705. Some symbols expand and can cover a 3 x 5 area! The wild also expands. The top prize can expand to $125,000 and the top jackpot covers a 5000x area

Diamond Fiesta

Diamond Fiesta marries the vibrant colors and music of Mexico with the Day of the Dead celebration. The holiday is a happy day; it commemorates one’s beloved ancestors. Mexicans don masks on the Day of the Dead and masks are a big part of Diamond Fiesta! Diamonds, the four random jackpots, and the wildly expanding reels also play a big part!

Asgard

Revel in the myths of the ancient Norsemen! The Old Norse gods were warriors. In Asgard, you will thrill to see Golden Wild symbols shower upon the reels as the warriors’ arrows showered upon their enemies! The Golden Wilds can make an entire reel or all five reels wild. Add 243 ways to win and you will wish for a return of Old Norse culture!

Plentiful Treasure

Four ancient Chinese Gods represent the four jackpots in Plentiful Treasure. On every spin, you have 243 ways to win! The pearl is a wild that gives a 5x multiplier and the Bao is the second wild! The Gold Coin feature gives you a chance to win one of the four jackpots. Gold encrusted jewels will make you feel rich beyond measure!

Cubee

Travel in time with Cubee, our hero. Cubee has to “save” ancient times from Evil Rocco and his band of henchmen. Have no fear: Cubee always defeats Rocco! Cubee has a totally unique look. It has no reels; the characters seem to float around. Cubee is a slot like no other! It has vibrant colors, great graphics, and offers a 50,000x top prize!

Trigger Happy

It’s the Old Wild West! Trigger Happy is a black and white slot with a sheriff who looks like a sheriff and two beautiful wild symbol cowgirls with long locks and a star on their hats! Trigger Happy has two random progressive jackpots. What would a Wild West slot be without a horse, a saloon, cacti, boots, and the sheriff’s badge?

777

Set yourself up with a bowl of sweet and juicy fruit before settling down to play 777! This slot features berries (straw and blue), lemons, cherries, grapes, apples, melons, oranges, and bars in an old fashioned slot with modern graphics and gameplay. The bananas are wild and the bell sends you to the free spins bonus round.

Storm Lords

It’s time to harness the Martial Arts warrior in you! Storm Lords is based on the Wuxia Warriors. It has 50 paylines and a top 50,000x payout! Storm Lords features giant emeralds, gold coins, free spins, re-spins, and stacked wilds. Check out the warrior’s buzz cut! Will it start a trend? Will you be the first to sport a Storm Lords “do”!

T-Rex II

The ferocious dinosaurs are back! Look at those teeth! We don’t want to be his or her supper! It’s okay; you can calm down! You are perfectly safe playing T-Rex II from the comfort of your mobile device! T-Rex II has 25 fixed paylines, two progressive jackpots, up to 100 free spins, and a top prize in the regular game of 5000x!

Magic Mushroom

Colors are the big story in Magic Mushroom! Purples, blues, greens, reds, and yellows adorn the hats the naifs wear! Magic Mushroom has expanding wilds, a re-spin feature and a kind of floating graphic design instead of the standard reels. The naifs are not as naïve as you might think; they will draw you in with colorfulness and fun!

Pulsar

Do we hear radio signals from deep in outer space? Are we about to experience special space rays? Pulsar takes you deep into outer space. It has 20 fixed paylines. The Neutron Stars Feature sends exploded bits of a neutron star all over the reels! After every win, the winning symbols cascade down and new symbols take their place!

How Do We Review a Slot?

We examine the slot from a number of points of view:

Graphics, Animation, and Sound

We certainly have come a long way baby in terms of these three super important parameters for modern slots.  As the technology continues to improve, we tell you how the new and improved technology is translated into slots playing fun.

The Characters

Even in a slot with twelve characters, the game developer might have to choose from hundreds of possible characters.  Every good game developer has large teams that work on every new slot in progress.  These teams brainstorm which characters to develop for the slot.

This is a greater challenge to the game providers than you might think.  For example, ancient civilizations and societies are a favorite genre of slots for gamers and developers alike.  But how often can a slot feature a centurion?  How often can Cleopatra be a figure in a slot? 

The range of slot genres is vast.  The creative teams at the developers have to come up with new ways to express gamers’ feelings about Christmas, Halloween, the long, hot summer, and many other genres.  Why aren’t there any slots with an Easter theme?  That’s because Easter, unlike Christmas, doesn’t lend itself to the entertainment values of a slots game.

Easter is a solemn holiday while Christmas, with themes of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer, the North Pole, gifts, Christmas trees, snow and ice, the colors of Christmas, stockings hanging by a lit fireplace, and on and on is much more the fun family oriented day.

Halloween is scary and scary is a very prominent theme in slots!

The Action of the Wild Symbol

In the old days, which weren’t so long ago, but which seems to be long ago given the awesome technological advances of the last 50 or so years, there were wild “symbols” in some poker variations.  Slots had three reels and one payline.

Then a lot of good things broke loose!  Wild symbols inhabit every interesting slot these days.  At first, it was enough for the wild symbol to be modestly wild and to substitute for all the other symbols except the scatter symbol which is a story in and of itself!

But now we all want the wild symbols to do a lot more than just play the role of the slot machine equivalent of the substitute teacher.  We want the wild symbols to stick to the reels, to expand, to be stacked, and to have multipliers that can increase.  In other words, we want to wild symbols to be like the Wild West, really, truly wild!

The Scatter Symbol

This is the symbol that wins in all positions and, in most slots, gets you to the free spins bonus rounds.  These bonus rounds are where the really big wins are just waiting patiently to happen!  It’s as if they are sitting around reading that long novella until you, the happy gamer, gets three, four, or five scatter symbols and off you go to the bonus round.

Now the big wins have to come out of the shadows and take up a prominent role!  Well, in the slots we review, among the thousands that we try out, the scatters take gamers to very exciting bonus rounds indeed!

Variance

Some slots have very big jackpots and some have relatively small jackpots.  Slots may all have a return to player rate of about 97% but the slots with the very big jackpots will have high variance.  This means that there are relatively fewer winning spins but the winning spins are more lucrative than in the low variance slots.

Low variance slots give gamers a lot of small wins so they can maintain their bankroll and have a great time playing the slots!  Of course, as in so many other areas, some slots have moderate variance.  These may be called the Goldilocks of slots: not too big, not too small, Just Right!