What Makes a Slot Machine Entertaining?

These days you’ll rarely find an online slot machine featuring fruit symbols. ‘Fruitys’ do remain popular for a small minority of players, but most people prefer the more modern and fun video slots with entertaining themes.

Ancient civilizations are a popular theme for slots, with countless games based on images like Cleopatra and the pyramids, Caesar, Rome and Gladiators, or Aztecs and their hidden riches.

Fantasy is also a big draw for slots players, with the ever-present dragons and mermaids, as well as vampires, werewolves, fairies and leprechauns.

The past few years has seen an increasing number of slots based on popular entertainment and media, with games like Lord of the Rings, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic 4, Iron Man and many more – even Forrest Gump has a slot!

There’s also games based on popular TV game shows like Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal and X-Factor.

Of course the theme isn’t the only thing keeping players interested. Special video features are often activated when the player hits certain winning combinations, along with music adding to the excitement.

Bonus rounds and free spins give players a sense of getting extra value beyond the regular wins, and players can find their balance rising quickly when hitting the big jackpots.

Progressive jackpots are the biggest prizes available, with the value of the jackpot rising over time until they’re won. Progressive jackpots sometimes reach £1,000,000 or more, with the lucky winner finding themselves with a literally life-changing win.

Posted: November, 2011.