Tech innovations have caused an explosion in the number of excellent slot games found at online casinos in the UK today. For a start, the last few years has seen a wave of slots with interconnected jackpots and stunning visuals, but there has also been a raft of games that rip up the traditional rule book of what is expected from a slot. Five of the best slots that are making headlines now at UK online casino are discussed below:
White King II (Playtech)
The original White King slot is considered something of a modern classic, so it seems Playtech has not messed with that winning formula too much. In short, they have kept the same format – 40 paylines, stacked symbols, etc. – and improved it by simply adding more payout potential. This has been achieved by using special split symbols across the reels, allowing for winning combinations to pay up to “10 of a Kind”. Up to 200,000 times your line bet is achievable in a single spin, allowing for low stakes players to get a shot at a big payout. White King II is not widely available yet at many online casinos, but you can find out more about those that do, such as William Hill and Slots Heaven, and a grab a bonus at www.uk-online-slots.co.uk.
The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Plays (NetEnt)
Few games developers can match NetEnt for its ability to create brilliant ‘adjacent pays’ slots. With Shangri-La, the makers of the timeless Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest seem to have another classic on their hands here. The 3D animations and game’s visuals are stunning, yet it also packs a punch, especially during the Free Games Feature, that will attract serious players. The best part of the game, however, is the special features like Sticky Wins that can strike at any time. A marvellous piece of work by NetEnt.
Ted (Blueprint Gaming)
It took a while for Ted, based on the Seth McFarlane movie, to really become adored by casino players, with some initially feeling the slot was quite gimmicky. However, the game has grown in popularity, mainly thanks to the fact that it is bursting with special features. At any time during the main game, a 3D can jump up and add special enhancements like Colossal Spin or Psychedelic Boost. While these features are fun, they can also lead to massive payouts.
Rich Wild and Book of Dead (NetEnt)
There is something a bit repetitive about the base game in Book of the Dead, making it the type of slot you won’t want to spend too much time playing for fear of boredom. However, Book of Dead is redeemed and then some for the symbol fact it has arguably the best Free Spins Feature of any casino game today. Once the feature is launched, a selected symbol becomes a ‘scatter’ which will expand once it lands on the reels. In layman’s terms, you can fill the reels with stacks of symbols and receive a huge payout in the process.
Batman Begins (Playtech)
Part of a new wave of games based on DC Comics superheroes, Batman Begins should be hailed as a marker in what the future of slots might look like. The game’s main calling card is five different playable modes, each triggered when getting special symbols in the centre of the reels. Each mode has different features and cool ways to win. The graphics and visuals, which takes clips from the Christopher Nolan movie, are second to none. A game-changer.