One of the very first things any player worth his or her salt does when sitting down to a new online slot game is consider the slot’s bonus payouts. After all, a single big win can make up for a lot of little losses – and nothing beats the feeling of accumulating thousands of coins in a single turn.
Essentially, the types of bonuses can be categorized in one of the four following ways.
Progressive slots – The most famous type of slots bonus, the progressive jackpot is typically responsible for the $1 million (or more) win. A certain combination of symbols will release a huge jackpot accumulated from the play of perhaps millions at a chain of online casinos hosting the game.
Video bonus – Many games these days (and every big-budget, franchise-name slot) includes a slots bonus in the form of a video round. Typically, though containing much animation and sound effects, this game-within-a-game is merely a “pick ‘em” game, i.e. the player is asked to click on a certain number of objects on the bonus screen and each reveals a cash prize for the win.