2020 was actually an incredible year for online casino fans, particularly those who are into slots. Which made our top 10 of the year? Read on for the best of the best from 2020.
Snake Arena (Relax Gaming)
Snake Arena is inspired by the NOKIA mobile game but comes with impressive graphics that are very much up to the 2020 standard. The bonus round involves the snake chasing the knight around the board and ends when it eats its own tail. This is a low-volatility slot for casual gamers who fancy dabbling in the slot world.
Gold Volcano (Play n’ Go)
Gold Volcano will appeal to all volcanologists. It comes with a fairly common cascade feature where wins trigger respins – but unlike most slots, the new symbols come from below, pushed up the liquid hot magma. Six consecutive respins trigger the bonus in this ingenious slot.
Hotline 2 (NetEnt)
The sequel to Hotline has all the Miami Vice charm of the original, but with added features. The slot uses NetEnt’s patented hotline mechanic where certain positions are highlighted during a spin, with winning combinations leading to enhanced payouts and features.
Hellcatraz (Relax Gaming)
This prison-themed slot has retro graphics and symbols comprising sharks, prison guards, and handcuffs. You can choose your own variance levels depending on your risk appetite and need to collect keys to trigger the bonus feature. We like this as we can keep an eye on our progress towards the most fun part!
Wild Blood 2 (Play n’ Go)
Vampires are all the rage these days, it seems, and this studio decided to release a follow-up to their 2013 classic. This time around, you can choose from the undead trio of Rebecca, Laura, and Margaret to play the bonus feature for you. Each has their own special skill set to help you to the win, whether it be multipliers or wilds.
Iron Bank (Relax Gaming)
Iron Bank slot is a unique joint effort with Casino Grounds. A Latino bank-heist comes with a classic 6 reels, but with features including full wild reels, 10x multipliers of up to 10x, and a free spin feature where you can choose your own variance depending on your risk appetite.
Street Fighter 2 (NetEnt)
2020 was the year of retro games, and Street Fighter 2 was perhaps the best of the bunch. We loved how we could choose our hero character as they fight their way through the features. The last round sees you take on the red-clad M Bison. Defeat him and you will be in line for the biggest wins.
Piggy Riches Megaways (NetEnt)
2020 was also the year of the mega ways slots, as studios raced to repackage their old classics using this successful mechanic. Best of the lot was Piggy Riches Megaways, now with pimped out symbols and 117,649 paylines. Look out for the Gentleman Pig, who can cover its entire reel and award 7x the stake.
La Fiesta (Relax Gaming)
This colorful Spanish-themed slot is centered around the festivals of Spain. We see La Tomatina, Pamplona and San Joan all represented here, and the symbols match – with bulls paying out the highest. The biggest feature is the stallion bonus which comes with a 14,000x potential payout.
Slot Vegas Megaquads (BTG)
Big Time Gaming came out with the mega ways mechanic in 2016, and in this one, they unveil their megaquads system – which involves 4 sets of spinning reels. Multipliers accumulate while you wait for the free spins to trigger, and when they do, they pay out a potential of 45,000x.
This was our top 10, but there were plenty of slots that just fell short. These include Twisted Turbine by Fantasma and Blueprint’s hilarious Sausage Party. Which slots of 2020 would make your top 10?