There are thousands of entertaining slot games scattered across almost as many slot sites, but some capture our imaginations more than others. Discovering which slots are currently the hottest can quickly influence our individual playlists. Slot Tracker’s league table of high-flying slots is packed full of information that helps us to understand why some of the slots in this month’s batch have managed to reach the top.
Top of the Slots
Play’n GO’s Ancient Egyptian adventure, Book of Dead, still retains its position as the highest ranking slot during August with an amazing 5,778,519 spins. Snapping at Rich Wilde’s heels is BTG’s fast-paced Bonanza with its Gold Rush theme and cascading reels that have been spun for a total of 5,379,220 times. NetEnt’s double helping of Wild West fun in Dead or Alive and its sequel are currently in third and fifth places. They’re being kept apart by Play’n GO’s Reactoonz with its lucrative cluster pays mechanism.
Danger High Voltage from BTG has been holding its position at number six for more than a month. Microgaming’s vampire classic, Immortal Romance, continues to be eternally popular reaching seventh place with 1,431,366 spins. Moon Princess, another cheerful cluster pays winner from Play’n GO looks set to rise even further than its number eight spot while its stablemate, Viking Runecraft, is clinging on to tenth place. And can any top ten be complete without NetEnt’s Starburst? After eight years on the slot sites circuit it’s still popular, even if it has slipped to number nine with 884,610 spins.
What really brightens every slot player’s day is landing a thrilling mega-win. August has been a particularly good month so far, with Dead or Alive II awarding a gigantic cash prize of 24,142.67 times for one lucky player. Street Fighter II has already been making its mark, but after a recent win of 17,495 times it’s sure to be added to many players’ lists. You can often rely on NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest to unexpectedly dish out a fortune. A recent win was worth 14,226 times and could have occurred in the base game where three-quarters of its successes land. There have also been exciting mega-wins from BGT’s Donuts and Jammin’ Jars from Push Gaming.
What’s Special about the Top Five?
One thing they all have in common is relatively high variance ranging from 8.15 in Bonanza to a whopping 20 in Dead or Alive II. NetEnt’s original Dead or Alive is 16.88, Book of Dead is 10.8 and Reactoonz has a 13.99 variance. While Book of Dead and Bonanza have modest RTP ratings of 95.40% and 94.96% respectively, the rest have generous percentages. Dead or Alive has a 97.6% RTP, Reactoonz is 98.17% and Dead or Alive has a massive 98.45% RTP. The facts indicate a trend of punters waiting patiently for less frequent wins, but when they arrive, they have the potential to be massive.
Are Wins in the Base or Bonus Games?
Book of Dead is fairly balanced with an almost equal share of its cash prizes appearing in the base and bonus games. It’s what makes the slot such an entertaining all-rounder. It’s easy to see why Bonanza has made such an impression as almost 80% of its cash prizes are won in the base game with a hit rate of one in 2.73 spins. Reactoonz has an even better strike rate with one in 1.83 spins which makes it a great game for spinning out 68.6% of its prizes in the bonus game. You might land more wins in the bonus game of Dead or Alive, but more in the base game of Dead or Alive II.
Playing these games is even more fun if they are part of a free spins bonus. Rizk is the third most popular casino on Slot Tracker with almost 4 million spins this month and it currently has a bonus of ten no deposit free spins with no wagering. According to Slot Tracker, Guts Casino has notched up more 2.5 million spins this month and more than one million of them have been played on its most popular game, Book of Dead. You can land 100 free spins on the great Rich Wilde adventure if you sign up for a 100% match deposit.
iGaming’s Slot Tracker collects data from its major casinos in the UK, Germany and the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Activity at the sites is monitored daily with the number of spins for games and casinos being counted to place them in a ranked order. The results provide a fascinating insight into this month’s favourite slots.