A Gamers Guide to the Best Slot Games for 2018

Years ago, the difference between video games and casino games couldn’t have been bigger. Now, casino games especially slots couldn’t look more similar. This has led to a new generation of gamers making the crossover.

 Gaming in 2017

2017 was another strong year for gamers, video games, and all things gaming. Thanks, mostly to strong performances on mobile gaming. Year on year game developers continue to push the boundaries of mobile gaming. Once considered a waste of time, mobile gaming is one of the strongest performing sectors in gaming. Mobile games’ graphics are now seen as ‘true artistry’. This level of artistic design  was only previously seen in traditional console gaming. Mobile gaming has also, brushed off the stigma of ‘Freemium’ games. ‘Freemium’ games are essentially free games i.e. have no purchase cost attached. Instead, these types of games derive their revenue from ‘in-app purchases’. Generally, dedicated video game consoles come with large upfront costs. However, they do also feature ‘in-app’ purchases (usually expansion packs).

While the debate between console and mobile gaming takes place, casino games are taking ground.  Years ago, casinos and casino games could only dream of achieving the popularity of traditional gaming. This lechd many casino game providers to study the video game sector closely. What they learned allowed them to propel themselves forward. Also, creating a major cross-over for gamers to play casino games. How they did this was ‘gamification’. In short, ‘gamification’ is the taking of video game elements and applying them to other things. The successful implementation of ‘gamification’ in casino games, has exploded the industry. Particularly in slot games, which have been totally transformed. For gamers seeking a new thrill, making the cross-over couldn’t be easier. Below, is a complete gamers guide to the best online slot games for 2018.

Best Slot Games 2018

1)      Esqueleto Mariachi

Mexican culture has entered the limelight over the past few years. Partly due to the success of Hollywood movies Coco and Book of the Dead. Inspired by the vibrant celebrations of ‘Dia de Muertos’ is Esqueleto Mariachi. Created by Red Tiger Gaming, Esqueleto Mariachi is a wonderfully animated video slot, that packs a real punch.

During the game, players will also get to meet the three Mariachis El Guitarrista, El Trompetista, and El Maraquero. Festive music and background sounds will reel players right in. While all the bonus features, this slot has to offer will keep them smiling. A free play version is available to try

Type of Slot Video Slot
Features Wilds, Random Wilds, Free Spins, Nudge
Free Play Available Yes
Mobile Friendly Yes

2)       Sweet Alchemy

Be ready for candy-filled adventures with Sweet Alchemy. Developed by the masters at Play’N’Go, Sweet Alchemy is a real feel-good slot. Watch as the Alchemist conjures up her magical spells, hopefully creating a sweet surprise.

During gameplay, fill up the sugar rush meter and watch as magical features unfold. Designed on a candy cloud background, this slot has a real charm to it. Manga fans will definitely appreciate the Card Captors and Sailor Moon vibes. 

Type of Slot Cascading
Features Sugar Rush Meter, Mix the Elixir, Wilds, Power Bonus, Treasure Chest Prize
Free Play Available Yes
Mobile Friendly yes

3)      Volcano Riches 

You know what they say if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Well in Quickspin’s case the ‘kitchen’ is a volcano! Set against a volcanic backdrop, this slot clearly takes inspiration from the Pacific’s Ring of Fire.

Melodic drum music and a cast of fiery characters really add to the entertainment. Players will feel like Indiana Jones on a quest for riches. Avoid being burned, and there’s a really good chance that fortune will smile.

Type of Slot Video
Features Wild, Volcano Wild, Free Spins Bonus
Free Play Available Yes
Mobile Friendly yes


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