Walk into any casino, or log into any online casino that has online slot machines, and you will see an array of different games. Slot machines not only vary on the theme, characters or story-line, but also the way in which players can win free spins, bonus games, and of course, pay-outs.
Gone are the traditional spin and win slot machines (although some casinos do still have these traditional slot machines, as well as modernized versions), with gaming companies developing a wide range of fun and interactive new games, complete with touch screens, music, bonus features, spinning wheels, all to help make the gaming experience as fun as possible.
Classic and progressive slot machines
The classic machine is without bells and whistles and still remains a favorite for traditionalists. Icons are contained on three rolls, which spin to reflect a combination. Combinations, which must be on the center pay line, result in various wins. You will recognize these machines with the cherry, “bar” and “7” icons.
Progressive machines do not have a fixed jackpot – the jackpot grows as more people play. These games usually have a high jackpot, due to the nature of how the jackpot is calculated, and a pay-out can happen at any time. These are usually the most popular machines, drawing crowds due to their progressive jackpots.
Multiple pay-line and wilds
For those looking for more chances to win than a classic machine, multiple pay-line machines offer just that. Depending on a players bet, the winning pay line is no longer just the single middle line, but rather a combination of various pay lines, anywhere from 2 to 10 lines.
Machines with wilds have grown in popularity and can result in big pay-outs. Here, a certain symbol, in keeping with the theme of the game, will be a “wild" and will substitute with a winning symbol. This can give a player decent pay-outs, free spins or bonuses, which they may not have qualified without the wild.
Video and 3 D games
It is no surprise that with the development of technology, games have become more trendy. Video slot games offer a lively atmosphere, with players being fully engaged in the features, such as collecting a Grecian god’s lightning bolts. These games are also touch screen, again immersing the player into the game.
3D games have contributed immensely to the success of video games. These games provide a countless number of pay lines, as pay lines not restricted by the physical machine. These games also have attractive and fun bonus features that can appear at any time, like a lucky leprechaun magically appearing in 3d to give you free spins.