New and old slot machines: differences
New online pokies slot machines are more like full-fledged computer games with a story, thematic bonus rounds and many additional options. Play them at online casinos and clubs are allowed for free, running a demo mode in browsers, personal computers, as well as gadgets (cell phones and tablets).
Developing software for online casinos and clubs involved in both working for more than 20 years, companies (Novomatic, NetEnt, Microgaming, etc.), and gaining popularity (Yggdrasil Gaming, Quickspin, 2by2 Gaming, etc.). Each of these brands annually presents new slot machines. They differ significantly from earlier versions that were produced 5-7 and even 10-15 years ago.
First of all, changes have affected the inner filling of novelties. The gameplay in them is accompanied by bright animation, in the gameplay there are many new features, and the characteristics have substantially increased the number of lines and reels. Prize rounds have become a full mini-games, reminiscent of the quests or cartoons. The gameplay itself has become much more dynamic. For example, the specialists NetEnt company one of the first to implement in the slot machine Gonzo’s Quest principle of falling out symbols “avalanche”, which was later adopted by the developers of other brands. Now it can be seen in the games Germinator from Microgaming and Double Dragons from Yggdrasil Gaming. Developments of the company BetSoft became the hallmark of the thematic bonus mini-games, a striking example of the implementation of which are machines Viking Age and WhoSpunIt.
Technical components of the new slot machines
Innovations have affected the technical side of the machines. Now they are:
- You can find not only 3 or 5, but 6, 7 or more reels;
- The number of paylines is no longer limited to 1, 9, 21 or 50, many are implemented principle of calculating combinations according to the winning options (243, 1056 and 2043);
- as the maximum winning you can get not 5,000, but 10,000 or more initial bets;
- the number of additions is not limited to the usual for gamers Wild and Scatter symbols.