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:

5 Wishes

It’s time for Aladdin! 5 Wishes has two random progressive jackpots and a regular top win of 5000x! The genie is the wild. He can turn Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Monkey into extra wild symbols. The lamp is the scatter symbol. It gives up 100 free spins that you can retrigger! All of the features of the regular game stay in the bonus round!

Achilles

We are in ancient Greece as our hero, Achilles, is on his way to saving Helen and ransacking Troy! Achilles has a random progressive jackpot and two free spin bonus rounds! Lest we forget, the Trojan Horse has a big role to play in Achilles! The wild or the scatter symbols trigger the free spins which have a multiplier of either 2x or 3x

Aladdin’s Wishes

The genie is ready to grant Aladdin and his compatriots—all of you—your many wishes! To suggest a wish or two, Aladdin’s Wishes has a random progressive jackpot and crazy multipliers! Every win with the wild symbol is doubled. In the free spins round, the multiplier can get up to 100x! The top win, apart from the big jackpot, is 50,000x!

Black Diamond 25 Lines

This slot is about a lot more than just diamonds! The red ruby is the scatter and gets you to the free spins round with only two—on the first and fifth reels. Gold bars on the center reels give you a random cash win. Yellow gems and regular white diamonds form a kaleidoscope of color on every spin! The animation in Black Diamond 25 Lines is awesome.

Caesars Empire

It’s time to help Caesar build his empire by winning the random progressive jackpot! Caesars Empire has all of the symbols any empire builder might need. In addition to Caesar we have Cleopatra, the Roman Coliseum and three articles of war every warrior needs: his helmet, sword, and shield! Wins with the wild symbol have a 3x multiplier.

Cash Cow

Cash Cow has a western cattle ranching theme but the money you could win will have no bovine smell about it! The caricatures point to a tongue in cheek slot and the game gets the most fun out of the rancher, his wife and daughter, piglets, a goofy chicken, a dog, a jug of milk, the genius scarecrow, and the cash cow itself, of course!

Catsino

Catsino has some of the sexiest cats anywhere, and that’s amazing since cats are the meme of our times! There are also a grandpa cat and a business cat. The multipliers can get very catty: they range from 12x for three blue cats to 600x for five peach cats. That’s not all: 5 chips have a 1000x multiplier and 5 piles of cash give back 1250x!

Chariots Of Fire

Here’s your chance to drive one of the most fearful military vehicles ever developed—the Roman chariot! The ground shakes in Chariots of Fire as the wild symbols expand on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels and look like spears ablaze! When you get free spins, the soldier can activate the Roman Victory bonus in which two reels can go fully wild!

Charms And Clovers

The Emerald Island beckons! The leprechaun sits in a field of clover with the pot of gold that he took from the end of the rainbow! He is more than happy to bestow the pot of gold upon you if you have the luck of the Irish! Charms and Clovers has six reels, 60 fixed paylines, and two free spin bonuses! Make it your lucky charm!

Double Ya Luck

Double Ya Luck is both a traditional three reel slot with a progressive jackpot and a traditional board game! It’s great on mobile even as it’s set inside a real casino with a bank of slots and a plush carpet! The symbols come from Old Vegas: horseshoe, sevens, bells, cherries, bars, and diamonds, and dollar signs. Double Ya Luck and win!

Dragon Kingdom

Dragon Kingdom takes you deep in the forest. The warrior princess is there and three dragons are lurking about. This game rewards players with a great soundtrack and animation befitting dragons and female warriors. When you get to the free spins round, you’ll be able to choose your multiplier! Let the warrior take you into this fantasy world!

Frankenslots Monster

This slot is not for the easily frightened! The graphics and animation are monstrously good! The mad scientist’s lab is in the background and we all know what happened there! OOOOOH! Are you still ready to play? You’ll get free spins that can trigger sizable wins. There is also a bonus game where you can win 25 times your bet!

Golden Gorilla

Golden Gorilla is set in a jungle with heavy vegetation and overhanging vines. The graphics are simply amazing! A man and a woman live in the jungle and they are joined by a monkey, a dragon, a jaguar (not the cars!) and many other denizens of the deep, dark jungle! You can get out of the jungle by winning with free spins and multipliers!

Good Girl Bad Girl

The good girl looks the part and the bad girl looks downright sinister! Good Girl Bad Girl delivers realistic graphics and animation that draw you in! Play for the beauty of the slot or for the two progressive jackpots or both! This game has many other exciting bonuses and ways to win. You can add or lower risk as you wish!

Greedy Goblins

The lesson in Greedy Goblins is never be greedy! Goblins are mythical creatures and Greedy Goblins is a graphics rich escape into a fantasy world. The progressive jackpot is not a fantasy, especially if you win it! Leave it to the elves to make this an exciting adventure! They take you to the free spins round with multipliers!

King Tiger

Who is the true king of the jungle? King Tiger may not answer this question but it makes a strong case for the elegant, agile, and graceful tiger! This is a wild savannah based slot; we meet the Big Cats up close! All is not feline ferocity; the beautiful flowers are the scatters in King Tiger. Win and be beguiled in this great game.

More Gold Diggin

More Gold Diggin is a follow-up slot to the super-popular Gold Diggers slot. Here two redneck gold diggers and a gopher combine forces with multipliers, bonus free spins, and cascading reels to reel in (that by the way is a mixed metaphor!) the big wins! In More Gold Diggin, the gold is extracted with TNT. That makes for explosive wins!

Mystic Wolf

Is the Mystic Wolf is howling at the moon on all 50 win lines? The Wild Wolf is the wild symbol. In the free spins round, the Mystic Wolf becomes a Wild Wolf with a 10x multiplier! The Lunar Phase Bonus, that triggers during the free spins, will have you howling for joy at the moon, too! Oh, there is also a random jackpot in this great slot!

Reel Gangsters 20 Lines

Everyone from a 1920’s style gangster movie is here. There’s a fat cat gangster, a buxom moll, a read-all-about-it newspaper, a sinister gangster, a cop, a bag of money, a cigar-chomping gangster, and the white shirt and tie of a “businessman”. Of course, as in any gangster film, you get free spins and the chance to win $50,000.

Sweet 16

Candy lovers rejoice! A whole caboodle of candy store treats await you to feast your eyes on in Sweet 16! Eye candy, to be sure. Just don’t eat them all in one sitting! The candy treats give you free spins and the 243 ways-to-win get more valuable. In wins, the symbols morph; if you win again, the multiplier goes up one x at a time!

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!