With online casinos continuing to grow in popularity, games developers have to evolve in order to stand out from the crowd. With hundreds of slot machine designers online, there are many thousands of titles available so it’s vital to innovate to ensure those games get attention.
In this article, we will profile five of the best games available at Wizard Slots and we’ll debate on why we think they are different from the hundreds of titles currently available at this operator.
Slot machines will always follow a specific theme: As we’ll see when we move through this review, there are many different options but space is a popular choice. Starburst from NetEnt adopts this as its setting but it also uses another successful concept in slot machine play – nostalgia.
The early slot machines that predated the internet all adopted common symbols. Fruit was in evidence so we had cherries, lemons, melons and more while Bars and Lucky 7s also played a role. The term ‘fruit machines’ was coined and many popular slots in the digital era employ some or all of these symbols.
Starburst, therefore, carries two solid themes and that helps to make it one of the most popular slots online. It’s a regular choice for video gamers who cross over into online slots and that’s partly down to the entertaining gameplay.
As far as winning cash is concerned, the jackpot available at Starburst is an impressive £50,000 and this is triggered by landing wild symbols. ‘Wilds’ are icons in the game that will replace others in order to match and secure a winning combination and while there can be regular, smaller wins, it’s that jackpot that keeps many players interested.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs
Not every star of the silver screen will be replicated at the online slots but fortunately, the makers of Lara Croft have allowed for this excellent game to be produced. It comes from the software designers at Triple Edge Studios and it’s been a big hit since making its way online in May 2019.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs is, in part, successful because players have a main character that they can easily identify with. She’s a movie heroine and, as such, Croft transfers easily to the popular genre of adventure themed slots but there are more factors to include.
The set up of this title allows for 243 ways to win and, once again, there is a high-paying jackpot available for some lucky players. Adventure lies in the free spins bonus round so this is another slot that meets the requirements of all slot gamers.
While entertainment is a big factor in many of the slots on our list, there are times when the sole aim is for some serious cash. That’s the case with Rainbow Riches and if you want a strong endorsement of this title, that would come via its longevity. This slot was first released by the developers at Barcrest way back in 2009 and that makes it one of the longest surviving games online.
The luck of the Irish is a common theme at the slots but this was one of the original titles to adopt this type of category. There’s lots of entertainment in the base game but perhaps the real key to the success of Rainbow Riches lies in a host of bonuses.
There are, in fact, three bonus rounds in total including Road to Riches, Pots of Gold and Wishing Well. With a ton of added features plus the possibility of winning a jackpot worth 200,000x coin stake, Rainbow Riches is one of the most popular games in the Wizard Slots itinerary.
Dr Love on Vacation
There is a humorous element to many online slot games but few, if any, can match the hilarity produced by a certain Doctor Love. Regular slot players may recall that there is an original Dr Love game but in this sequel, our hero has left the surgery to seek out a sunnier climate.
This is another title from the developers at NextGen and while there may be higher paying slots online, Dr Love on Vacation scores for sheer entertainment value alone. Cheesy graphics are popular at the slot machines and cheese is in abundance, with our hero and his glamorous assistant playing big roles in the gameplay. They’re joined by a host of seaside symbols including a beach ball, a deckchair and a plane which has brought them to this sunny location.
There is a serious side to the game with a free spins round and a gamble feature where players can call Double or Quits on any slot win that lands. While the wins may not be life changing, this can be a frequent payer and that potential for slot wins, combined with the fun element makes Doctor Love on Vacation a big hit.
Monopoly Bring the House Down
The popular board game Monopoly has given its name to a number of slot games but many players feel that Bring the House Down is the best of the bunch. This must be one of the few board games that can successfully make the switch and become an online slot but that’s partly because the digital version uses some classic imagery. The game’s pieces are represented online so we have the racing car and the dog amongst others while the iconic green houses and the red hotels also play a big part in the game.
Like all of the slots on this list, there is the potential to win regular cash sums while the jackpot is a generous one but perhaps it’s the nostalgia element that really makes Monopoly Bring the House Down stand out. Who hasn’t played this classic board game in their youth? Like many titles, retro is clearly a positive and it’s a driving force that makes this title one of the more popular choices.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.