Whether you’re into TV and sports or films and fantasy, the sheer number of slots available at most online casinos is such that you tend to need a way to narrow the list down before starting out on a session of spinning. Among the important factors to consider are the game’s return to player percentage and the number of pay lines the game has, but surely of most importance is the quality of the bonus or free spin feature that can be triggered from the base game.
You’ve got your staking strategy in place and are ready to go, but first, why not have a look at what to expect from the bonus and free spin features of five of the most fun and most lucrative slots out there.
With 25 lines and a good look and feel, the base game is decent enough and features plenty of Wild symbols which ensure you’re never too far away from a win. However, as you’d expect, it’s when you hit the Bonus game that this one really comes into its own. Depending on how many Scatter symbols trigger the bonus you will be awarded 3, 4 or 5 picks from the 20 mossy stones that are sat upon a grassy knoll. The contents of these stones will then be added to the 10 Free Spins that you are awarded as standard upon triggering the feature. Perks include Extra Free Spins, Wild Reels 2 or 4, Extra Wilds and Multipliers. Picture 20 Free Spins with Wild Reels 2 and 4 at a 3 x multiplier and it’s easy to see how you can manufacture a seriously lucrative Free Spins bonus. So make sure you pick the right stones!
A game borne out of a day of superb jockeyship back in September 1996 when Frankie Dettori completed an unprecendented seven-timer by winning all the races on Ascot’s card. His star rose significantly after that day and as well as a frozen pizza and pasta range he worked his way into a slot machine which has stood the test of time. Find Frankie’s grinny mug as a very useful Wild in the base game but it’s the Magic Seven bonus, triggered by finding a Bonus symbol on Reels 1 and 5 which leads you to potential riches. Once inside you’ll be asked to select segments of a racetrack until you find the Collect symbol. Considering there are a good 20 or so segments and only 2 Collect symbols you’ve got a good chance of finding plenty of Cash and Multipliers before getting booted out.
A unique slot featuring what seem to be mechical fowl as a subject but it’s the gameplay that gets you hooked rather than the theme on this occasion. Whilst in the Base Game, rewards randomly appear above the reels on a conveyor belt and work their way from right to left as each spin is spun. Rewards range from varying cash amounts to Free Spins and Spreading Wilds and are triggered whenever a Wild symbol lands on the corresponding reel. Triggering Free Spins is the ultimate goal as this means a reward becomes present over every reel throughout the feature, therefore every Wild symbol appearing during Free Spins will add substantially to the kitty. An egg-cellent slot machine…
4) KOI Princess
If you like your fishy themed slot machines then KOI Princess should be high on your list. It’s not just that the bonus game is very good once you get it, but it’s the fact there are two ways you can get to it which give KOI Princess that extra edge. As well as the standard entry point of getting three or more Scatters to appear on the reels, whilst any spin is in progress three fish can also randomly rise from the waters to give you a selection of possible perks. From a guaranteed win on the next spin to a coin win, or even activating the full bonus feature itself. Once the bonus is triggered you’ll be asked to make a choice. If you pick the KOI bonus you’ll be plucking fish from the water for varying cash amounts whilst the other option will give you between 15 and 25 Free Spins to go to war with.
Sport-based slot machines are commonplace these days but finding a really good one has never been easier with the wide range now available. Following the theme of International football, Football – Champions Cup is certainly one of those and asks you to select your International team before trying to grab glory in a Free Spins tournament where a huge prize awaits the winner. Trigger the feature by finding three trophies on reels 3, 4 and 5 and then score goals against the opposition each time a special Wild appears on your half of the reels. Big wins can be made from the spins themselves but more important is how far you can go in the competition, with a nice prize guaranteed if you can make it all the way to the final.