How to Pick the Slot Game For You
Online casinos today are packed with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of online slot machines, and there are many different types of slots to cater to almost every kind of player.
From the Aztec themed “Chaos Clusters” to the 80s revival game “The Goonies Return” – both of which can be found on the official Royal Panda slots page – this article will reveal the most popular online slot games and some tips for picking the most suitable slot game for you.
What are the different types of online slot machines?
Today’s online slot machines can be categorised by the type of game engines, bonus features, and jackpots they have. They can also be categorised by how many reels and paylines/win ways they have, the types of bonus features they come with, and even by the theme.
At most online casinos today, the main types of online slots you are likely to come across are the following:
- 3-reel slots, 5-reel slots, and 6-reel slots – aka classic slots, online fruit machines, pub fruit slots, and video slots.
- Megaways slots – a game engine that was pioneered by Big Time Gaming, which determines how many different winning combinations there can be per spin (most have anywhere from 324 up to 1,000,000,00 or more Megaways).
- Paylines and Win Ways slots – pretty much the same as above. It’s the number of paylines, or different ways to win a slot can have (e.g., 10 fixed paylines or 243 Win Ways)
- Bonus round slots and free spins slots – online slot machines with either a simple picking bonus feature that takes place on the reels or away from the reels, or a free spins bonus feature.
- Fixed coin jackpot slots and progressive jackpot slots – fixed coin jackpots are capped at a certain amount. For example, they could be worth 100x up to 50,000x times your stake and will never exceed this amount. Progressive jackpots can climb to no fixed amount before being won.
As mentioned above, you can also categorise online slot machines by their theme. Today’s most popular online slot themes are Ancient Egypt-themed slots, Fishing-themed slots, Greek Mythology-themed slots, and Luck O’ The Irish/Leprechaun-themed slots.
How to pick the right kind of slot?
The best thing to do would be to try out as many different slots as possible to find out which slots you like the most. Some players like slots with bonus features, while others prefer basic gameplay.
You may like playing Leprechaun-themed slots, and your friends might like playing Fishing-themed slots. Also, you might like playing slots from a company called Play’n GO, but your friend might like playing slots from Pragmatic Play.
What are the other popular online slot machine themes?
As well as the popular slot themes mentioned above, some of the other most popular slot themes include Ancient Civilization-themed slots (e.g., Ancient Inca, Ancient Aztec, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome), Horror/Ghost/Zombie/Werewolf-themed slots, and Science Fiction/Space & Stars/Alien Invasion-themed slots.
You also have Animals-themed slots, Sports-themed slots, Diamond Mining & Gold Mining-themed slots, Norse Mythology & Viking-themed slots, Love & Romance-themed slots, Food/Sweets-themed slots, Holidays/Christmas-themed slots, TV Show and Movie-themed slots, and Cowboy/American West/Wild West-themed slots.
What are today’s most popular online slot machines?
Some of today’s most popular online slot machines you can enjoy playing on desktop or mobile right now are the Diamond Mine Megaways online slot from Blueprint Gaming (Diamond/Gold-Mining-themed slot) and the Bigger Bass Bonanza online slot from Pragmatic Play (Fishing-themed slot).
Other hit titles include the Money Train 2 online slot from Relax Gaming (Wild West-themed slot), the Book of Dead online slot from Play’n GO (Ancient Egypt-themed slot), and the Thunderstruck: Stormchaser – Multi Chase online slot from Stormcraft Studios and Games Global (Norse Mythology-themed slot).
How old do I have to be to play online slots?
To play any of the online slot machines mentioned above in the real money mode at sites like Royal Panda, you must be at least 18 years old in most countries where online gambling at casino sites is legalised.
However, in some other regions of the world (e.g., certain Canadian provinces and US states), the legal minimum age to gamble at licensed real money gambling sites, such as online casinos, sports betting sites, poker sites, and bingo sites, might be 19, 20, or 21.