Published on 29/07/2020
Sofar this year we have both quality and quantity. Names such as Microgaming are throwing on us tons of slots with a rather lower quality, while NetEnt is yet again focusing on quality.... Quality, but still in higher quantity.
From Quickspin I have a mailbox full of "new slot release" and Yggdrasil gaming is besides the new releases focusing on new contracts and systems.
It is hard to say which of the released games belongs to the the best slots and which in the opposite is crap. From the survey we run last year, the preferences are highly individual and what I consider a great slot, most players don't like at all. Let's start from the other side.
While popular slot games are each an individual piece of art on their own right, there are quite a few things that make them popular. Look out for these the next time you are choosing among the newer popular slot games coming out.
The RTP stands for ‘Return to Player’ rate, and it is the amount of the winnings from the game that ends up in the player’s hands. The modern average minimum RTP for well-known slot games starts at 96%.
That 96% is the bare minimum standard these days. Slots of old were infamous for having RTPs as low as 88% which is something unthinkable nowadays. Thus, if the video slot you choose has an RTP of 96% that is good, if it happens, instead, to have an RTP of over 96% then all the better.
Volatility means, basically, how often the game does throw a win your way and how much money the win consists of. Winning at low volatility slot games comes very often in a rather unimpressive amount most of the time.
Popular slot games with high volatility, on the other hand, have winnings that come sparsely but, when they do, they come in big. Medium volatility games also exist, and they stand somewhere in between those two.
Why are some popular slot games much more played than others? Simply because the public has fallen in love with their special features. The most popular slot games out there have a bunch of features working in unison and complementing each other.
The results of it are game mechanics that create a smooth experience that allows some spectacular wins to come your way. That is without even mentioning the astounding visual effects, most of them usually have these days.
All in all, a set of well-integrated special features can allow some popular slot games to bring awesome winnings to players with much spectacle and a ton of fun beforehand.