There are many reasons to play slots. The game is fun, easy, does not require skill and most importantly, the winning potential is towering. Many slots allow you to win x5000, x10000 times your stake and even well beyond that! The range of bets available will suit any player – you can bet as little as 20p or as big as £50. These are only some of the attractions of slot games online if you play today.
What keeps players coming back to play slots are the various bonus rounds that you come across in modern slot games. These most often come in form of free spins or a spin of the prize wheel, although other kinds of bonus rounds exist.
In this article, you will find descriptions of some of the hardest-to-get bonus rounds currently available in slots.
Free spins in Bonanza (Big Time Gaming)
Bonanza shot right to the top of the list of slot games upon its release in 2015. It was also the first-of-its-kind slot that featured the Megaways system. Instead of having the classic 5 or 3 reels, Bonanza is played on 6 reels with varying amounts of symbols on each one. Anywhere from 2 to 7 symbols can land on each reel, the more – the better. At its maximum potential, a Megaways slot has 117649 active paylines!
- Bonanza has a very profitable, yet lucrative free spins round. To unlock it, the player has to land 4 scatters (an additional scatter provides +4 free spins). In this bonus round, the multiplier increases by 1 after every win. This, coupled up with the cascading reels, can build up the multiplier significantly and even the smallest win becomes sizeable.
The jackpot wheel in Mega Moolah titles (Microgaming)
Microgaming is the creator of one of the most successful slot series in the history of iGaming. Mega Moolah slots are progressive jackpot games that offer a fairly standard base game, but the main attraction is the jackpot wheel feature which has awarded more progressive wins than any other slot.
- In Mega Moolah Juicy Joker (developer – Just For The Win), landing 3 jackpot icons on reels 2, 3 and 4 will give you one spin of the jackpot wheel. There are 4 jackpots up for grabs: the mini, the minor, the major and the mega jackpots, ascending in value. However, a jackpot win isn’t guaranteed. You might land on one of the “bet multiplier” slots, which will award you an instant cash win, typically lower in value than the jackpots.
- In the classic Mega Moolah slot, the jackpot wheel can be triggered at any point during gameplay. If this happens, you can be sure you will pocket at least one of the jackpots (mini, minor, major or mega). The hit rate for this feature, however, is extremely low.
Free spins with upgrading symbols in Eye of Horus Megaways (Blueprint Gaming)
Eye of Horus is a classic, highly volatile slot which now has a Megaways variant. It seems like the volatility has been amped up even more in this game when compared the original 5 reel version. The potential to win is the highest in the elusive free spins round:
- When a player lands 3 scatters (golden arc) anywhere on the reels, 12 free spins are granted with a chance to re-trigger. During this round, landing a wild will not only supply a +1 free spin but also upgrade the winning symbols by 1 level, eliminating the least paying one.
The combination of these features and the Megaways winning potential can yield some monstrous wins. Perhaps that is why the free spins round is so elusive in this slot!