In what follows, we're going to take a look at the three most popular online slots available today and why they are so ridiculously popular.
Whether you play for real money or for fun, there's no denying that online slots are the most popular casino-style game available on the Internet. With thousands of titles available in this genre, a handful of titles have risen to the top in terms of pure popularity. We want to break down three of the most popular games to ever be released in the slot genre and show you exactly what makes them have such a large following.
Mega Moolah by Microgaming
The oldest of the three games on this list, Mega Moolah is known for its huge progressive jackpot. This jackpot starts out at the $1 million level, and it increases with every single wager placed on the game until someone hits it. At the time of this writing, it's currently the world record holder for the largest win ever in an online casino, and the size of the big win was about €17.9 million, which comes to a little over $20 million at current exchange rates.
Even though this game has a huge progressive, there are other features available as well. To begin with, there are three minor progressives as well, and the game's fun safari theme gives it a bit of replay value. What's more is that there are 2x wild multiplier lions, and a set of free spins can be won as well. Overall, this is a fairly balanced game with a chance to win a huge, life-changing sum of money, so it's easy to understand why it's so popular in spite of being somewhat dated.
Rook's Revenge by BetSoft
For a more modern experience, Rook's Revenge by BetSoft is a fun game with a sort of Aztec theme. There are special symbols that fall into place on a 5x3 grid, much like most slots, but what makes this game stand out is that it doesn't use traditional reels. The gameplay is dictated largely by the fact that winning combinations explode to allow new symbols to fall into place, and this increases a multiplier along a set number of denominations. From there, players can earn multipliers as high as 5x on these avalanche re-spins, which amounts to opportunities for massive, multi-line payouts.
What's more is that there's a free spins feature available with a 3x multiplier on all wins, and this combines with the re-spin multipliers to give total multipliers as high as 15x. With a huge level of action, extremely strong graphics and a hilarious dancing Rook bouncing around alongside the action, this is a game that has a lot to offer players overall. Since it also offers a somewhat atypical style of gameplay, it stands out a bit as a different type of title compared to the other two on this list.
Starburst by Net Entertainment
Many of the best games in the slots world are based around a single feature that dictates the majority of the gameplay. For the Starburst slot by NetEnt, this is the expanding wild symbol. The wild shows up on the middle three reels, and when you get one anywhere on those reels, it will expand to cover all three spots. When this happens, you'll get the Starburst feature, which gives a re-spin with those wilds held into place. What's more is that if you pick up an additional wild symbol, then it will also expand, and you'll get another free re-spin that holds every wild on the screen into place.
This game only has 10 paylines, which is fewer than both of the other titles on this list, but the action is pretty intense. It also allows for play at stakes as low as $0.10 per turn, which is lower than you can get with most games out there today. Combining the excellent graphics of this game with the simplified concept and huge action that comes with the expanding wild re-spin feature, players have clearly made this their number one pick from Net Entertainment and one of their biggest picks in the industry as a whole, and it's not difficult to see why.