Continuing the path of exploring the most popular slot from each provider, it’s time for three new games. The other day I covered Nolimit City, Booming Games and Endorphina.
Today, I knocked on the door of Platipus, Mascot and Pragmatic Play to see what slot is sitting at the top of the food chain.
1) Platipus – Wild Spin
I have played Wild Spin before and I do remember liking it. You might remember that I don’t enjoy retro style fruit machines but because of the added Jackpot feature (more on that later), Wild Spin has managed to make an impression.
According to Platipus, it is their most popular game and with 5 jackpots, free spins mode and a ton of wilds, I can understand the appeal. During my test run, I chose to play with BCH.
Keep an eye on the jackpot reel on the right side
It’s Jackpot Time!
To not beat around the bush, the biggest feature is the jackpot. You can see the extra reel on the right side and it is loaded with various jackpots that you can pocket.
In order to trigger the feature, all you have to do is score five of a kind. Yes, you are allowed to use wilds to complete the combo. Once this is done, the jackpot reel will start to spin. You can see the different varieties like Mini x7 and Maxi, Minor, Mini as it spins.
Mini Jackpot – check
Winner, Winner, Jackpot Dinner
After only my 3rd spin, I managed to trigger and win the Mini jackpot. Yes, it’s far from the biggest but a jackpot is a jackpot and it brings good vibes.
Another jackpot coming up
Let’s Keep On Spinning and Winning
Feeling like I was on a roll, I kept on spinning and after another 15 spins or so, it was once again time to light up the jackpot reel. This time around, I scored the Mini x9 jackpot, which was even better!
The size of the jackpots are on full display above the reels but I can share exactly how much they are, right here:
- Grand Jackpot = 25,000x your bet
- Major Jackpot = 5,000x your bet
- Maxi Jackpot = 2,500x your bet
- Minor Jackpot = 500x your bet
- Mini Jackpot = 50x your bet
Rack up 3 scatters for Free Spins
Free Spins on the Way
With two jackpots in the bag, there was no time to quit. I was hoping to see some Free Spins as well and I had to find at least 3 golden dollar scatters to do so, which I did.
I managed to get 10 Free Spins
You Can Get as Many as 25 Free Spins
If I had landed 5 scatters, I would have gotten 25 Free Spins but I was happy with 10 of them. Landing 4 scatters will give you 15 Free Spins. If you can get 2 scatters while in the bonus round, you will trigger 5 Free Spins. I wasn’t able to pull this off but I wasn’t too worried.
Reel 5 Is Here to Help
While in Free Spin feature, reel number 5 will be fully wild, hopefully helping you win big.
Already a Winner
Yes, I did make it to the bonus round but the result wasn’t the best. It didn’t bother me at all actually since I already felt like a winner due to both jackpots.
We Will Meet Again
I would add Wild Spin to the list of games I would play and apparently I’m not the only one. It’s nice to see that Platipus found a way to make a fruit machine seem appealing. Good job and yes, we will meet again.
You can chase down the jackpots at BitStarz, 7Bit Casino or BitcoinPenguin.
2) Mascot – Book of Amaterasu
Like many of the games with Asian inspiration, Book of Amaterasu has a calming vibe that puts you in a relaxed state of mind. A lot of it has to do with the soundtrack of course but also the design itself.
The spa-vibes will be by your side as you explore the 5 reels with a 95.00% RTP and high volatility. As far as multipliers go, the biggest one you can come across here is 5,500x. It’s far from massive but you should be able to get a few decent wins.
Embrace the calming atmosphere
Mystery Free Spins
You can get as many as 25 Free spins and they come with something called the Special Expanding symbol feature. How many you get comes down to how many mystery scatters you manage to land. I got 3 of them, leaving me with 10 Free Spins.
My special symbol was J
It’s a Win-Win
The Special Expanding symbol for me was the J. After each spin, your special symbol will be counted and can give you a nice big win, even if the spin itself gives you a winning combo. This is truly a win-win and was nice to see.
More wins with the special symbol
Are You Feeling Lucky?
I ended up having a decent bonus round in the end and it was mostly thanks to the special symbol. All those wins are paid out according to the regular paytable so if you are lucky and get a higher value symbol, the result will be even better.
Total win from bonus round
A Win is a Win
The bonus round itself is not overly exciting or different from normal play but with a few wins here and there it wasn’t bad. I have definitely had worse experiences so I was pretty happy with it. Yes, of course I wouldn’t mind winning more but at least I ended up with a profit.
Head straight to the bonus round for 200?
Risk ‘N’ Buy
I’m a fan of the Risk ‘N’ Buy feature, especially when it works like this. After every single spin, win or lose, you will get an offer to either risk your win and go to the bonus round or buy the Free Spins. Both will come with a suggested special symbol.
You can see the offer on the right side of the screen and the price will be different depending on the symbol and if you scored a win.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you are using autoplay, the Free Spin offer will not appear. The reason being of course is because you can’t make the decision if you want the reels to keep spinning on their own.
I Can See the Appeal
Ok, so normally I don’t find these types of games too appealing as I don’t get the feeling there’s a lot of action. However, I think because of the bonus round offers after each and every spin I kind of liked the Book of Amaterasu slot.
Even though I’m a bit surprised this is the most popular game at Mascot, I can see the appeal.
Don’t expect monster wins but if you don’t mind smaller wins to the calming music, give it a go. The game is available at hot spots such as mBit Casino, FortuneJack or WildTornado.
Welcome to rainbow colored heaven
3) Pragmatic Play – Sweet Bonanza
It’s the sugar hit that keeps on giving. Sweet Bonanza is far from a new game but it is still a golden nugget in the Pragmatic Play game portfolio. It is a little surprising to everyone that it is at the top of the list but players can’t get enough of the rainbow party in candyland.
Mouthwatering slots and sweet tasting wins that will have you keep your dentist on speed dial aways in this magical kingdom.
More than one good feature
Money to Be Made
It’s impossible to feel grumpy with the explosion of colors and uplifting soundtrack combination that takes place here. With both the Ante Bet and Buy features involved, you are in for a wild ride and with a 96.52% RTP, there’s money to be made.
Activate the Ante Bet
Doubling your chances of triggering a feature for just a small penny is always appealing and to do so, you just need to activate the Ante Bet on your left.
I do have to bring up that having it activated didn’t help me at all this time but I still believe in the feature.
I used the Buy feature
With the Ante Bet not being very helpful, I chose to try the Buy feature and pay my way to 10 Free Spins and I was off to the bonus round.
This time my prayers were heard and I was lucky right away.
As Sweet as They Come
Seeing all these colors, it felt like the game would be a bit childish and not for me. After playing it, yes it is childish but I don’t care because I had a great time. There are a couple of similar games out there but I will definitely recommend playing Sweet Bonanza.
It continues to be a very popular game among players and I will back them up any day of the week.
I have now covered six providers and their top games. More will come so stay tuned.