These new slots give a lot of importance to the bonus features, because this helps to attract a bigger number of players, so the bonus possibilities of this machines go hand to hand with the design. 3 Reel machines usually have bonus options on an additional screen. Often the prize accumulation counters, alternate reels with more valuable symbols or bonus windows with special possibilities are displayed.
In the other hand, slots with 5, 6 or 9 reels offer more bonus options like free spins, special features of special symbols and additional rounds. For example, additional rounds consist of accumulating items. By collecting the entire collection, the player goes to the next level that unlocks another bonus minigame to get the prize.
Another feature of modern slots is ways of forming winning combinations instead of paylines. The combinations are made up of symbols located in any position of the adjacent reels. Some machines operate on the casual “three-in-a-line” game principle, allowing both horizontal and vertical sequences to be collected.
Game developers offer new machines with innovative solutions, with unusual and different mechanics. The new slots often offer more bonuses and additional mini-games. Some manufacturers involve famous people like “Chiquito de la Calzada” or “Manolo el del Bombo” and change the design of the game.
Another novelty of the new slots is the incorporation of mini-games. More and more slot machines offer mini games to increase the chances of multiplying the prize and to add more emotion and excitement to the gaming experience.
Which developers have released new games this year?
Towards the end of last year, the look back was simply great. There has hardly been a year in which as many new slot games were released as last season. New types of features have been implemented, new developers have entered the market and a new direction in terms of technology has been taken. That gives a lot of hope for the coming years and especially with the rising in popularity of slot machines. The prognosis looks extremely promising: there have been a lot of cool new games released and there is no end in sight, quite the opposite. Among these games we can mention:
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Slot (NetEnt)
One of the most elaborate slot machines of all time came out this year in the form of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. The game was developed by NetEnt and is a fantastic homage to the legendary video game from the 80s. The great thing about this slot machine is that you can actually choose a character and then fight against another. This machine offers a completely new gaming system and gives slot fans a unique experience.
John Hunter and the Book of Tut (Pragmatic Play)
Instead of Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, this slot machine revolves around another adventurer who is also looking for treasure and riches in the pyramids of Egypt. The game comes from Pragmatic Play, who are fast becoming one of the biggest names in the industry. With John Hunter and the Book of Tut, in addition to the fantastic graphics, there are also many great features waiting for the player, such as free spins, expanding symbols and much more.
Apart from the leading manufacturers with many years of history, new companies such as:
- The Yggdrasil company that has manufactured the Alchymedes and Jungle Book slots.
- The Thunderkick company has introduced the Well of Wonders 3D reel-free slot.
- The company Booongo has created a game similar to the Gonzo’s Quest slot called Diego Fortune.