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Best Slots Ever Made

As you might have noticed, we have put weekly updates of our slots charts on hold for now. We plan to get back to presenting weekly charts from 2018. In the meantime we have decided to publish the top list of best slots ever made. This list covers both online and offline slots. The methology here is simple. Our team consists of industry experts. During our weekly meeting we have voted for the best slot games, based on our personal experience.

If you are new to online slots, we hope that this list helps you to find your new favourite casino game. With their incredible graphics and bonuses that will keep you on the edge of your seat, as well as crazy-high payouts, slot machine play is becoming increasingly popular in the online world. The games presented in this article are the best there is.

Slot machine designers are continuously upping the quality of the slots that are being produced to really enhance the player experience. If you want to experience the latest within the realm of online casino, you might go for newly launched slots. If not, try out these five classic casino games.

With literally thousands of different games to choose from, it can be a real tricky task to know what online slots to pick. Fear not! We count down the top five most-loved online slot machines in the world. Note that in this article we do not base our top of best slots ever made on any algorithm. We simply select those, that we subjectively perceive as the most popular ones. If you prefer a more scientific approach, follow our Top of Slots.

5. Book of Ra

Book of Ra Slot from Novomatic

The Book of Ra is a really engaging slot machine that was designed by the gaming giant, Novomatic. It has grown to have a huge cult following, and it is offered by hundreds of online casinos around the world. The game features brightly coloured graphics which all relate to the theme of Ancient Egypt.

There are a total of 5 reels along with 9 paylines. Book of Ra caters for all bankrolls, as players have the ability to adjust the bet for each payline between 0.02 and £5. This slot has a ton of ways to win big, including with scatters, free spins and symbol boosts. Match 5 archeologists in a row and you will win 5,000 times your initial bet!

4. Starburst

Starburst Slot from NetEnt

Starburst is a widely popular online slot machine which features five reels with ten paylines. The slot machine has a cosmic theme which intergrated fun, space-inspired graphics and sounds. A great thing about this slot machine is that it caters for all budgets, as the minimum bet begins at just 1 penny, while maximum bet goes all the way up to £100 for high spenders.

Starburst is extremely popular at mobile casinos with Maltese license, as well as in Northern Europe. This slot is developed by NetEnt and available in desktop and mobile version (Touch).

The game is very simple to play,  without jackpot and free spins rounds, which really adds to the appeal. Keep your eye out for special combos to be in with a chance of free spins and extra wins. Re-spins (star symbols) give you top winnings.

As Starburst is a cheap slot in terms of no deposit free spins cost for online casino managers, many newbie promotions and welcome bonus packages contain sign up free spins on Starburst slot. If you want to exchange your casino loyalty points to free spins, you will get most spins for the buck, if you select receiving free spins on this game.

3. Cleopatra

Cleopatra Slot by IGT

Cleopatra is another online slot machine which draws its theme from Ancient Egypt, with symbols including pyramids, beetles and hieroglyphics. The online slot was designed by IGT, and it was so popular that they even came out with a serial for it named Cleopatra 2.

The game has five lines as well as an impressive 20 paylines, plus there are hundreds of ways to win. Bets range between 0.10 to £5 per payline. Bonus rounds are extremely generous, with players having the chance to earn up to 180 free spins in one go! Wild Card and scatter symbols also increase your chances of landing the jackpot.

2. Sizzling Hot

Sizzling Hot Online Slot from Novomatic Novoline

Sizzling Hot is an online fruit slot machine which has been designed by Novomatic. This slot machine will be sure to impress players who really enjoy traditional slot machines which are typically found in land-based establishments including pubs. It has five reels as well as the chance to in on five different paylines.

Players who place the maximum bet will have a chance of winning up to 50000 times that amount in one spin. There are no bonus spins, but there is a scatter feature as well as a gamble option where you have to guess whether the next card will be red or black.

1. DaVinci Diamonds

Da Vinci Diamonds Slot Online

Topping the list of all-time favourite online slots, is the ever impressive Da Vinci Diamonds. This fun slot has been thoughtfully designed by IGT. It comes with the standard five wheels, as well as a large 20 paylines. The machine has a range of symbols which are related to an art theme, including many of Leonardo’s famous portraits, as well as a range of brightly coloured diamonds.

There are plenty of scatter symbols, cascading reels, bonus symbols and extra game plays available when you play on Da Vinci Diamonds. The minimum bet per go is £1 while there is a maximum bet of £100. Overall, this online lot is a ‘reel joy to play’, pun intended!

With designers creating interesting new games, we are set to see a rise in the number of slots online over the next few years. Virtual reality developments also show that a full VR casino is in the works, and will only add to the player’s experience. Enjoy and good luck!

 

October

October 2016 – Top of Slots

It is time for yet another monthly top list of slot games online. Results of five weeks are included into our calculations this time, based on our rules. This makes the number of points that the slots have received in October 2016 higher than in September.

As of 2017 we will start presenting average weekly scores in order to give a clearer overview and make it easier to compare monthly slots game performance lists. Furthermore, we have decided to change the coefficient of best Nordic casinos, in order to keep up with the market situation. Mr Green Casino will be promoted up to the top category, while three casinos from the lowest category will be totally removed. This means that the total number of points awarded to slots will remain the same.

Another change that we decided to implement in October 2016 is always using the brand name NextGen instead of NYX or NYX/NextGen throughout our texts. The name of the studio developing the slots is NextGen, while NYX Gaming Group is their parent company, providing various gaming solutions to their B2B-customers.

Justice League Slot
New Justice League Slot from NextGen is launched thanks to Cryptologic partnership with DC.

The confusion around the names comes from the merger between Australian NextGen and Swedish NYX back in 2011. Back then NYX had bingo and, to some extent, slots as its main focus. Since then NYX Gaming Group shifted towards gaming solutions and has acquired Cryptologic, Chartwell and OpenBet – companies with strong slots portfolios. From now on, we will call their slots for NextGen slots, no matter the origin.

Best New Slots in October

Nine new slots titles have managed to reach Top 20 in October. The only supplier of casino games with two new games is Yggdrasil (Empire Fortune jackpot slot and Super Heroes). NetEnt, Microgaming, Thunderkick, Quickspin, ELK Studios, NextGen and IGT have all managed to reach Top of Slots list with their release of the month. New slots from September – Spectra, SuperFlip and Jungle Jim, as well as Secrets of Atlantis and Big Blox, launched back in August, have left the charts.

The surprise of the month is the good performance of Lost Vegas – new zombie slot from Microgaming. Sixth place in monthly Top of Slots is a really good result for the Manx-based company. It seems that MG is slowly improving the quality of their slots. Jungle Jim that launched earlier this year was a relative success, too.

Lost Vegas slot
Characters of Yggdrasil Slot Super Heroes. Do they remind you of Guardians of the Galaxy?

 

Super Heroes from Yggdrasil is our personal favorite. This game has plenty of great features, a cool story behind the game and top-notch design. We are a bit surprised that it ended up seventh.

 

Swedish ELK Studios and Quickspin launch their new slots less frequently than their competitors – every second month. In October we got introduced to Wild Toro from ELK and Dragon Shrine from Quickspin that is now a part of Playtech. While Wild Toro is on its way of becoming the most played ever launched by ELK, Dragon Shrine is a flop.

Fairytale Legends NetEnt Slot

The best new slot of the month is Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood from Swedish NetEnt. This game is based on the old classic story about a girl interacting with a wolf in the forest. There is another famous slot machine, based on the same wolf character – Big Bad Wolf. This game was launched back in 2013 and is inspired by another fairy tale – True Story of the Three Little Pigs. As this online slot machine is still very much popular among casino players all over Europe, we don’t believe that Fairytale Legends will become the best wolf themed slot online in long-term. However, this is for sure one of best new releases from NetEnt we have seen in 2016.

Frog Grog by Thunderkick

The disappointment of the month is Frog Grog by Thunderkick. We thought that this new slot would have a frog theme – a theme that is extremely popular amongclassic one-armed bandit fans in Sweden. We expected it to be similar to Mr Toad, Bullfroggin’ or Frog Hunter – replicas of Grodjakten, one of the most played slot games ever, when it comes to Swedish landbased slots. This game available in Vegasautomaten slot machines, placed all over Sweden.

Frog Grog Slot and Swedish Frog Slot Grodjakten
Screenshot of Frog Grog Slot and Swedish famous Grodjakten slot – online version Mr Toad.

 

Instead, Thunderkick have decided to make a frog slot with focus on magic potion – grog, which is not the most exciting theme there is. To us who work at Top of Slots Grog is all about alcohol. Creative Thunderkick game designers seem to have decided that if you mix frogs and the booze, out of the blender comes a magic drink. Well, we would prefer to keep those two apart and play a classic frog slot instead.

Frog Grog has still managed to end up fifth in October, however mostly as it was released at the very beginning of the month. There is no chance in the world that this new slot will remain in Top 20 in November.

Best Slots of October 2016 – Top 20

1 1 Starburst NetEnt 4215
2 2 Motorhead NetEnt 3818
3 NEW Fairytale Legends NetEnt 2146
4 3 Gonzo’s Quest NetEnt 1870
5 NEW Frog Grog Thunderkick 1548
6 NEW Lost Vegas Microgaming 1460
7 NEW Super Heroes Yggdrasil 1312
8 NEW Dragon Shrine Quickspin 1276
9 7 Double Dragons Yggdrasil 939
10 NEW Wild Toro ELK Studios 905
11 12 Twin Spin NetEnt 828
12 15 Book of Dead Play’n Go 799
13 5 SuperFlip Play’n Go 728
14 13 Mega Fortune NetEnt 671
15 NEW Justice League NextGen 660
16 NEW 1421 Voyages of Zheng He IGT 586
17 14 Mega Fortune Dreams NetEnt 543
18 RE Hall of Gods NetEnt 500
19 NEW Empire Fortune Yggdrasil 499
20 19 Wild Wild West NetEnt 474

Slots Supplier Top

October was an extremely successful month for NetEnt. After having a turbulent summer, this Scandinavian giant has regained its positions in Top of Slots. This means that we pretty much have the same total dominance of NetEnt, as was the case in the beginning of this year.

Yggdrasil is back in the game fighting for the second spot with Play’n Go – a Växjö-based company that had a breakthrough year in 2016. Now that only two Top of Slots lists remain to be published this year, it is already more or less clear that they will finish second in overall top list over best slots 2016.

Play’n Go Växjö office
Play’n Go Växjö office, according to Google Maps

 

At the same time, Quickspin and NextGen – two slots supplier companies that used to be the main competitors of NetEnt in Nordic casino market, re-enter the charts. They are, however, no longer a threat to NetEnt and seem to be losing big time to both Yggdrasil and Play’n Go. During 2016 these two suppliers have moved to Tier 3 when it comes to popular suppliers of slots and are mainly competing with Thunderkick and Microgaming.

1 1 NetEnt 15782
2 4 Yggdrasil 2933
3 2 Play’n Go 2351
4 5 Microgaming 2099
5 3 Thunderkick 1691
6 RE Quickspin 1496
7 6 IGT 1042
8 9 ELK Studios 905
9 RE NextGen 875
10 RE Big Time Gaming 400
September

September 2016 – Top of Slots

Welcome to Top of Slots in September 2016. The summer is over and online slot suppliers are back fighting for a place in the sun. Seasons come and go, but one thing remains the same: NetEnt games are the best casino games online.

Motorhead is the best new slot of September. This video slot from NetEnt is the third one in the series of rock games from this Swedish casino supplier. The chances are high that this slot game will beat Starburst in October.

Other new releases this month include Spectra from Thunderkick, Jungle Jim from Microgaming and Double Dragons from Yggdrasil. NextGen Gaming, ELK Studios and Quickspin failed to launch competitive new slots in September.

Play’n Go released SuperFlip across all brands that offer slot games from this supplier. The game became a success. SuperFlip was actually launched many months ago at Unibet Group sites and was one of the best exclusive casino games ever released.

Zoom and Grim Muerto slots turned out to be less popular long term. Both of them are out from Top of Slots in September.

1 1 Starburst NetEnt 3265
2 NEW Motorhead NetEnt 2719
3 4 Gonzo’s Quest NetEnt 1925
4 NEW Spectra Thunderkick 1478
5 RE SuperFlip Play’n Go 1436
6 NEW Jungle Jim Microgaming 1332
7 NEW Double Dragons Yggdrasil 1267
8 2 Secrets of Atlantis NetEnt 1088
9 3 Hugo Play’n Go 1054
10 8 Big Blox Yggdrasil 809
11 11 Babushkas Thunderkick 565
12 13 Twin Spin NetEnt 563
13 RE Mega Fortune NetEnt 490
14 12 Mega Fortune Dreams NetEnt 436
15 16 Book of Dead Play’n Go 392
16 NEW Fruit Smasher Stake Logic 386
17 RE Gemix Play’n Go 384
18 NEW Wheel of Fortune IGT 383
19 RE Poltava ELK Studios 365
19 5 Wild Wild West NetEnt 365

Slot Suppliers’ Top September

1 1 NetEnt 11750
2 2 Play’n Go 2934
3 3 Thunderkick 2523
4 6 Yggdrasil 2414
5 RE Microgaming 1322
6 10 IGT 401
7 4 NextGen 392
8 NEW Stake Logic 386
9 9 ELK Studios 365
10 RE Barcrest 205

 

August

August 2016 – Top of Slots

New slots come and go, but the leaders remain the same. Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest are #1 and #4 respectively in Top of Slots in August. Two new game launches from NetEnt Secrets of Atlantis and Wild Wild West (slot with limited release) and Hugo from Play’n Go are also in Top 5.

Zoom slot is the surprise of the summer – a real success for Thunderkick. Grim Muerto has beaten When Pigs Fly for second month in a row. Play’n Go has had great year so far and are now a real threat for market leading NetEnt.

Theme Park is out of Top 20 this month and When Pigs Fly drops seven positions. This means that NetEnt can’t call this summer for the successful one. Even though Secrets of Atlantis is second this month, it is not a major hit. In the end of the month Hugo slot is being marketed more than NetEnt’s August 2016 release.

When it comes to slot supplier performance, we see the negative trend for Yggdrasil in August, while Thunderkick is performing better with several slots. Play’n Go is a clear number two, while Quickspin and NextGen fight with each other for long-term third place.

Note, that even though Microgaming and, to some extent even IGT and WMS, have a lot of slots available through online casino operators, their slot games are not receiving any promotion at all. It is fully possible that these two suppliers have a substantial share of the market. Top of Slots shows only the level of visibility of the slots, so this would be incorrect to estimate the turnover on slots by using our charts.

Top of Slots August 2016

1 1 Starburst NetEnt 2515
2 NEW Secrets of Atlantis NetEnt 1919
3 NEW Hugo Play’n Go 1763
4 10 Gonzo’s Quest NetEnt 1434
5 NEW Wild Wild West NetEnt 1415
6 9 Zoom Thunderkick 1253
7 2 Grim Muerto Play’n Go 1181
8 NEW Big Blox Yggdrasil 1172
9 NEW Gold Lab Quickspin 1158
10 3 When Pigs Fly NetEnt 1142
11 NEW Babushkas Thunderkick 795
12 15 Mega Fortune Dreams NetEnt 636
13 RE Twin Spin NetEnt 454
14 8 Spinions Quickspin 420
15 6 Legend of the Wild Snake NextGen 415
16 5 Book of Dead Play’n Go 400
17 NEW Dragon Palace Lightning Box 345
18 NEW Dancing in Rio WMS 322
19 RE Robin Hood Prince of Tweets NextGen 311
20 13 Great Wild Elk NextGen 310

Suppliers’ Top August 2016

1 1 NetEnt 13312
2 2 Play’n Go 4155
3 7 Thunderkick 2496
4 6 NextGen 2101
5 5 Quickspin 1937
6 3 Yggdrasil 1670
7 10 WMS 762
8 RE Lightning Box 666
9 4 ELK Studios 437
10 RE IGT 253
July

July 2016 – Top of Slots

Since the craze around Guns’n Roses has died down, Starburst was topping the charts every month. July is not an exception, even though the margin is “only” 632 points. The total number of points that Starburst slot got is also the lowest this year.

Second month in a row it is not NetEnt who is the main challenger of Starburst. In June it was Bicicleta by Yggdrasil. This month it is Grim Muerto mariachi slot from Play’n Go.

Microgaming slots are missing. Spinions by Quickspin make a surprisingly good second month. So does Play’n Go slot Book of Dead.  Football slots have left Top20, except from Bicicleta (#16).

Two slots from Top 10 in June have left the charts: Football Champions Cup (#4 in June) and King of Pop (#8 in June).

Among newcomer slots, Zoom and White Snake Lady can count with a good month in August, while When Pigs Fly seems to be performing as bad as the previous new slot from NetEnt – Theme Park. It seems to be a trend that is here to stay that NetEnt slots don’t get as much attention as they used to.

Top of Slots July 2016

1 1 Starburst NetEnt 2515
2 NEW Grim Muerto Play’n Go 1919
3 NEW When Pigs Fly NetEnt 1763
4 14 Poltava ELK Studios 1434
5 10 Book of Dead Play’n Go 1415
6 NEW The Legend of the White Snake Lady Yggdrasil 1253
7 3 Theme Park NetEnt 1181
8 7 Spinions Quickspin 1172
9 NEW Zoom Thunderkick 1158
10 5 Gonzo’s Quest NetEnt 1142
11 NEW NRVNA NetEnt 795
12 NEW Giant Riches 2by2 636
13 NEW Great Wild Elk NextGen 454
14 17 Gemix Play’n Go 420
15 9 Mega Fortune Dreams NetEnt 415
16 2 Bicicleta Yggdrasil 400
17 NEW Frozen Inferno WMS 345
18 NEW Sails of Gold Play’n Go 322
19 6 Fire Joker Play’n Go 311
20 NEW Flash NextGen 310

Suppliers’ Top July 2016

1 1 NetEnt 9053
2 2 Play’n Go 5020
3 3 Yggdrasil 2073
4 7 ELK Studios 1534
5 4 Quickspin 1486
6 5 NextGen 1367
7 OUT Thunderkick 1158
8 OUT 2by2 Gaming 676
9 6 SG Interactive 230
10 OUT WMS 175
June

June 2016 – Top of Slots

Summer is here. This month was not really about summer as such. Everything in the world of gambling and slots centered around Euro 2016 in France. This did not affect the main rule Top of Slots: Starburst is a winner.

The rule that was broken, though, is that the new slot from NetEnt comes second. This time Yggdrasil’s new football slot Bicicleta managed to kick down Football Champions Cup and the new circus slot release from NetEnt – Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune.

We are not sure what the reason for having long slot names is. NetEnt are really into calling their slots as if they were sequels. This goes for quite a few latest releases except this one – Fantasini: Master of Mystery and Drive: Multiplier Mayhem all have a colon. This appositive colon is normally used for separating the subtitle from the original title. The problem is that this is the original title and there is no need to use any colons whatsoever. OK, let’s leave this to NetEnt and their copywriter team and continue going through June results.

Fire Joker is the new slot from Play’n Go – a company that seems to be growing and has released a bunch new slots straight after Amsterdam conference with more to come next weeks. The activity level we see makes us suspect that they are preparing to sell the company to someone. The consolidation within iGaming industry is still growing. On May 24 we got news about Playtech acquiring Quickspin. It will be interesting to see if our prediction about Play’n Go acquisition or some other structural change was right. We bet this will happen in September or October, but we have no idea about their potential partners.

Quickspin’s Spinions is an interesting slot title that we think will do better as soon as the football craze is over. The same goes also for Poltava from ELK Studios launched in the very end of the month. We believe that both this slots will do better in Top of Slots in July.

King of Pop from SG Interactive gained seven positions and finished number 8. This seems to be the last month on the charts for MJ. Both Jimi Hendrix and Chilli Gold 2 are the losers of June. It happens rarely that we see such a drop.

One last thing about this month worth mentioning is the prominence of DC Comics slots from NextGen/NYX. The acquisition of the assets (Cryptologic) was completed in July 2015. We don’t know the reason of the delay, but these exciting slots including Flash, Batman and Green Lantern have been released only during last few months. As they are many and quite similar to each other, the ranking points get distributed evenly. It is hard for any specific slot to make it to Top 20, however we can feel the presence of DC Comics characters when we compile our Top of Slots.

Top of Slots June 2016

1 1 Starburst 3744 NetEnt
2 NEW Bicicleta 2272 Yggdrasil
3 NEW Theme Park 2038 NetEnt
4 2 Football Champions Cup 2007 NetEnt
5 5 Gonzo’s Quest 1983 NetEnt
6 NEW Fire Joker 1697 Play’n Go
7 NEW Spinions 1568 Quickspin
8 15 King of Pop 1367 SG Interactive
9 8 Megafortune Dreams 1148 NetEnt
10 NEW Book of Dead 900 Play’n Go
11 NEW Queen of Riches 856 Big Time Gaming
12 14 Monkey King 790 Yggdrasil
13 11 Guns N’ Roses 771 NetEnt
14 NEW Poltava 760 ELK Studios
15 3 Chilli Gold 2 664 Lightning Box
16 NEW Flash 629 NextGen
17 12 Gemix 622 Play’n Go
18 4 Jimi Hendrix 590 NetEnt
19 6 The Wild Chase 577 Quickspin
20 16 SuperFlip 475 Play’n Go

Suppliers’ Top June 2016

1 1 NetEnt 12938
2 5 Play’n Go 5058
3 4 Yggdrasil 3477
4 6 Quickspin 2145
5 2 NextGen 1706
6 8 SG Interactive 1447
7 OUT ELK Studios 1144
8 OUT Big Time Gaming 1118
9 3 Lightning Box 792
10 OUT IGT 320
May

May 2016 – Top of Slots

Football Champions Cup was launched on May 23 and is performing pretty much in the same way as the NetEnt release – Jimi Hendrix – did last month. Starburst is the best slot for yet another month. Hendrix slot falls down to place number 4. Aloha and Guns N’ Roses – other 2016 releases by NetEnt are tenth and eleventh respectively.

Chilli Gold 2 is a sensation of May. The supplier Lightning Box Games from Sydney was never even close to Top 10 before. In February they entered a distribution agreement with NextGen. It took a couple of months for them to get all the technical stuff working. Chilli Gold 2 is the first success of this partnership. This jackpot is connected to Stellar Jackpots, which makes the whole gaming experience a bit weird. You get to travel from Mexican desert to space, if you win a bonus jackpot round. Who cares? This slot game seems to be doing really well.

The Wild Chase makes a really strong second month. New releases of May seem all be quite boring and short-lived. It seems that everyone is preparing themselves for Euro 2016 Championships and for Amsterdam conference in June.

In the end of May King of Pop slot was launched. This one had all eyes on it. This is a Michael Jackson-themed slot by Scientific Games or SG Interactive. You get to listen to his music and see his moves, while playing the game. We must say that now, a week after launch, this slot feels more like an office bomb. Of course, it will perform quite well next month. However, we would be really surprised to see it stay at Top of Slots in July.

Most of last week’s non-NetEnt releases (Bar Bar Black Sheep, Bloopers, More Monkeys, etc.) did not make it to Top 20 in May. An exciting thing worth mentioning is that we have a very first slot from the supplier Push Gaming in Top of Slots – Ultimate Dream Team football-themed game.

Top of Slots – May 2016

1 1 Starburst 3285 NetEnt
2 NEW Football Champions Cup 2034 NetEnt
3 NEW Chilli Gold 2 1976 Lightning Box
4 2 Jimi Hendrix 1949 NetEnt
5 5 Gonzo’s Quest 1372 NetEnt
6 4 The Wild Chase 1214 Quickspin
7 NEW Wolfpack Pays 1170 NextGen
8 7 Mega Fortune Dreams 1124 NetEnt
9 NEW The Rift 1021 Thunderkick
10 3 Aloha 896 NetEnt
11 8 Guns N’ Roses 801 NetEnt
12 20 Gemix 795 Play’n Go
13 NEW Robin Hood: The Prince of Tweats 753 NextGen
14 NEW Monkey King 697 Yggdrasil
15 NEW King of Pop 690 SG Interactive
16 17 Super Flip 480 Play’n Go
17 NEW Ultimate Dream Team 476 Push Gaming
18 13 Wicked Circus 466 Yggdrasil
19 19 Twin Spin 453 NetEnt
20 11 Seasons 432 Yggdrasil

Suppliers’ Top – May 2016

1 1 NetEnt 12724
2 7 NextGen 2419
3 6 Lightning Box 2075
4 4 Yggdrasil 1775
5 2 Playn’ Go 1438
6 5 Quickspin 1423
7 OUT Thunderkick 1021
8 OUT SG Interactive 690
9 10 Push Gaming 476
10 OUT Genesis Gaming 205
April

April 2016 – Top of Slots

Jimi Hendrix is the best new slot in April 2016. Many of us were expecting a slot in the same class as Guns N’ Roses, however this one is by far less popular, if we compare Hendrix slot reception to the boom around the Los Angeles rock band game that we have experienced in February.

Starburst is therefore still topping the charts without any problems. Aloha stayed in Top 3, which is a clear sign of success. This slot game is here to stay for many more months. Of course, it will most likely not reach the same cult status as the best titles from NetEnt, such as Twin Spin, Piggy Riches and Blood Suckers, to mention a few. However, Aloha might end up somewhere in the second tier of top slots with the likes of Secret of the Stones and Dead or Alive.

The Wild Chase is another interesting new slot this month which seems to have all it takes to stay around for the rest of the year. This is one of the most successful launches by Quickspin. Many casinos around the world have already picked up this game for their acquisition campaigns. Most likely, this slot will replace Big Bad Wolf as the most popular one from this Swedish supplier. As a matter of fact, Big Bad Wolf (#10 last month) has left the Top of Slots charts. That’s a direct result of The Wild Chase getting its positions. Many online casinos try to balance out slots from different suppliers. If the managers decide to give Quickspin (or any other supplier, for that matter) one spot in Most Popular category, they will stick to their plan, even when the stats are telling that they should keep both.

More Monkeys, Bar Bar, Bloopers and several other new slots that have entered Top of Slots all seem to be guests here for one month only.  If there is one slot that might stay in Top 20 a little bit longer, it is Seasons by Yggdrasil.

Mega Fortune jackpot was won once again on March 13 and soon after that this slot was pretty much away from all the casino lobbies. For the first time since we started compiling monthly Top of Slots, there is only one jackpot slot in Top 20 – Dreams version of Mega Fortune.

Top of Slots April 2016

1 1 Starburst 3363 NetEnt
2 NEW Jimi Hendrix 2441 NetEnt
3 2 Aloha 2220 NetEnt
4 NEW The Wild Chase 1627 Quickspin
5 3 Gonzo’s Quest 1566 NetEnt
6 NEW More Monkeys 1377 Lightning Box
7 7 Mega Fortune Dreams 1202 NetEnt
8 3 Guns’n Roses 1151 NetEnt
9 NEW Bar Bar Black Sheep 1063 Microgaming
10 NEW Bloopers 1006 ELK Studios
11 NEW Seasons 892 Yggdrasil
12 4 Cloud Quest 770 Play’n Go
13 NEW Wicked Circus 763 Yggdrasil
14 NEW James Win 579 Microgaming
15 RE Game of Thrones 553 Microgaming
16 RE Golden Ticket 546 Play’n Go
17 RE Super Flip 460 Play’n Go
18 NEW Dragon Dance 383 Microgaming
19 13 Twin Spin 344 NetEnt
20 15 Gemix 331 Play’n Go

Suppliers’ Top 2016 – April

1 1 NetEnt 13510
2 3 Play’n Go 2378
3 6 Microgaming 2233
4 2 Yggdrasil 2200
5 4 Quickspin 1955
6 OUT Lightning Box 1465
7 5 NextGen 1076
8 9 ELK Studios 1006
9 10 WMS Gaming 222
10 OUT Push Gaming 178
March

March 2016 – Top of Slots

Guns N’ Roses time is over. Starburst is once again in the lead. It seems to us at Top of Slots that it will take some months until we see another slot leading the monthly charts. The reason for that is the overall stability in performance of this major free spins hit from NetEnt. New slots are being released around 25th of each month and their exposure tends to fade out around 10th of each month. This makes it nearly impossible for them to gather enough points for winning the charts. If you are interested in weekly breakdown, we would recommend you visiting SirSlot for weekly charts.

No mid-month release from NetEnt this month, as far as we are aware of. Aloha is a decent slot that should do better than Drive: Multiplier Mayhem that is placed number 8 second month in a row. The best non-NetEnt slot this month is Cloud Quest by Play’n Go. This slot performs just as good as Wizard of Gems did back in January.

Fantasini, Incinerator and Dragon Born have all left the charts after a short-lived success last month. Mega Fortune is the longseller slot that drops most this month – down 8 positions to the place number 17. Interesting to see that it happens at the same time as Hall of Gods slot is re-entering Top 20. This means that the focus when it comes to jackpot slots shifts to the ones that have larger jackpot right now. The exposure given to the jackpot games remains the same.

A slot that has been proven to be a long-term success this month is Vikings Go Wild by Yggdrasil Gaming. This title was released in summer 2015. As it looks now, six months after its release, it turned out to be one of the best slots that this rather new slots supplier has got in its portfolio.

Top of Slots March 2016

1 2 Starburst 4208 NetEnt
2 NEW Aloha 2430 NetEnt
3 1 Guns N’ Roses 2403 NetEnt
4 NEW Cloud Quest 2101 Play’n Go
5 11 Golden Fish Tank 1731 Yggdrasil
6 7 Gonzo’s Quest 1539 NetEnt
7 5 Mega Fortune Dreams 1529 NetEnt
8 8 Drive: Multiplier Mayhem 1510 NetEnt
9 NEW Witch Pickings 1057 NextGen
10 19 Big Bad Wolf 957 Quickspin
11 NEW Jokerizer 855 Yggdrasil
12 RE Vikings Go Wild 723 Yggdrasil
13 17 Twin Spin 712 NetEnt
14 NEW Suntide 702 Microgaming
15 20 Gemix 681 Play’n Go
16 NEW Rainbow Riches 634 Barcrest
17 9 Mega Fortune 616 NetEnt
18 NEW Legends of Africa 593 2by2
19 RE Crystal Queen 568 Quickspin
20 RE Hall of Gods 564 NetEnt

Suppliers’ Top March 2016

1 1 NetEnt 16585
2 2 Yggdrasil 4603
3 3 Play’n Go 3206
4 5 Quickspin 2632
5 OUT Nextgen 1217
6 6 Microgaming 910
7 OUT Barcrest 897
8 OUT 2by2 593
9 7 ELK Studios 566
10 10 WMS Gaming 295
February

February 2016 – Top of Slots

The results of this month show that there are long sellers and bestsellers among slots. Some games are here to stay and pop up in Most Popular category now and then, even some years after release. Most of them are forgotten really quickly. As we see, Glow, Koi Princess and Wizard of Gems did not even make it to the Top 20 this month, while DJ Wild and Nirvana are about to leave Top of Slots forever.

Our charts provide a good tool for analysis of online slots performance not only for our readers, but also for ourselves. We noticed quite a few interesting things, including the fact that Winterberries, Gemix and Big Bad Wolf strong position long-term. These slots can be considered to be longsellers. If you are not familiar with the book publisher terminology, this means that these titles are popular over long periods of time, while the bestsellers have their moment of fame and then disappear into thin air.

We predicted back in January that Mega Fortune slots would drop and, probably, disappear from Top of Slots this month. We were wrong. The large jackpot winnings were promoted a lot across all different online casinos and affiliate sites. This has led to pretty much the same exposure of these jackpot slots as in January.

Guns N’ Roses is a clear winner of Top of Slots in February 2016. Fantasini: Master of Mystery – the release of the month by NetEnt – a slot with a magician theme – wasn’t even close to competing with the rock slot. This was a bit unexpected as Fantasini was released on February 11 and could have earned more points. On the other hand, this slot is another one in series of mid-Month rereleases of formerly exclusive slots. Fantasini was prior to this date exclusive to Sportingbet sites.

The new slot of the month in February is Drive: Multiplier Mayhem. Not many manage to get the name right. Some casino managers love making spelling mistakes and write Multiplayer instead of Multiplier. This goes, though, only for those of them, who spell challenge with two A’s. Drive was launched in the very end of the month and is, therefore, left out of the fight for the top positions.

Dragon Born was launched around January 27 and got pretty much all of the points it will ever get this month. #6 is not bad at all for Big Time Gaming, most famous for their Temple Quest slot. Their games are fun indeed, however seem to be all built on the same engine.

Top of Slots February 2016

1 1 Guns  N’ Roses 4251 NetEnt
2 2 Starburst 2664 NetEnt
3 NEW Fantasini 2505 NetEnt
4 11 Incinerator 1847 Yggdrasil
5 12 Megafortune Dreams 1205 NetEnt
6 NEW Dragon Born 1136 Big Time Gaming
7 8 Gonzo’s Quest 1103 NetEnt
8 NEW Drive: Multiplier Mayhem 788 NetEnt
9 10 Mega Fortune 656 NetEnt
10 NEW Samba Carnival 650 Play’n Go
11 NEW Golden Fish Tank 643 Yggdrasil
12 13 Second Strike 556 Quickspin
13 7 Nirvana 537 Yggdrasil
14 20 Dazzle me 531 NetEnt
15 16 Winterberries 435 Yggdrasil
16 NEW Bikini Party 430 Microgaming
17 14 Twin Spin 417 NetEnt
18 5 DJ Wild 404 ELK Studios
19 RE Big Bad Wolf 388 Quickspin
20 17 Gemix 374 Play’n Go

Suppliers’ Top February 2016

1 1 NetEnt 15223
2 2 Yggdrasil 3799
3 3 Play’n Go 1376
4 OUT Big Time Gaming 1136
5 5 Quickspin 1064
6 OUT Microgaming 430
7 4 ELK Studios 404
8 6 IGT 372
9 8 Lightning Box 356
10 OUT WMS 62