27 August 2020
By Richard Love
The ideation and creation of online slot games is a very competitive one, as these games are added on the side as an additional form of entertainment while gamblers play at an online casino, bingo and sports betting websites. While digital companies come up with different themes, productions values and features for their games in order to differentiate from the competition, a lot of these slots are overlooked or are given a spin early on during their life cycle and then are quickly forgotten. But based on the monthly statistics released from EGR and their Slots Tracker rankings, which monitors the most played games, we have come up with the 4 slots that never seem to go out of fad.
#1 Book of Dead
If you consider that this Play’n GO slot game was released in January 2016 and take into account that it continues to dominate the charts on a monthly basis, then this is a pretty remarkable accomplishment. Whether it’s the theme or the high production values that come along with this game, you will have a hard time missing this one from any list of new bingo sites or under the popular section of many casino websites that are featured on comparison websites such as BingoFind. When it comes to this title, the strangest thing is that we have yet to see a follow-up or if they want to be super creative, a prequel.
We do not know if the popular Swedish company NetEnt realised it back in 2012 when they released Starburst that they had a huge winner in their hands, but this is by far their most popular game title ever. This space travel-themed slot machine continues to be featured in the top 5, usually hovering around the second spot, with no signs of slowing down. This classic game might only have five-reels and three-rows, which was very common back then, but its chock-full of enticing features which make the popularity of this game second to none across different types of gamblers.
#3 Bonanza Megaways
There are many slot games that have implemented the Megaways mechanism, but it seems that the most played titled of them all is the wild west themed Bonanza. Released in December 2016 from Big Time Gaming, the game features state-of-the-art animation and gamblers can enjoy one of the smoothest gameplay experiences around. This was probably the first game ever to be launched that had Twitch streamers in mind.
#4 Wolf Gold
While the company has only been around for a short period of time, Pragmatic Play has produced a winner with the native American themed slot game of Wolf Gold. This is another game that is based on 3-rows and 5-reels, and does feel very generic, but it does come with three different jackpots that can lead to significant windfalls. The game was released in April 2017 and continues to make into the top five, only dropping a few spots, when new, high-profile titles are released.
So next time you are out and about anywhere across Ireland looking for a land-based casino to play your favourite slot game, remember, you can try the most played ones from the comfort of your own home.Follow TheCork.ie (The Online Newspaper for Cork, Ireland) on social media