What makes slot games worth playing? For some players, it’s the use of great graphics or themes. For others, it’s the high RTP and maximum win potential. Yet no matter how you prefer your slots, there’s one aspect that lies at the heart of each game and which can make or break it: its mechanics.
The very first slot machine was invented back in the 1800s in San Francisco and had a 3 x 5 reel set-up. The symbols included diamonds, hearts, horseshoes, spades, and the Liberty bell – classic symbols that are still used in today’s video slots. The mechanic that powered the original slot machine was . . . you guessed it – mechanical.
Nowadays though, the reels spin at the press of a digital button, making it much easier for game creators to be innovative. So with this in mind, we decided to take a look at 5 unique takes on slot game mechanics. From Cluster Pays to MegaWays, to the Swirly Spin, we give you the low-down on our top game suggestions to try out if you haven’t already. Learn more about each one in our infographic below . . .