Top Slots to Try Out
The best free slot sites will host a wide range of games, but here are some of our top recommendations.
Starburst is arguably the most famous of the bejewelled-style games that grew to prominence in the early 2010s. Developed by NetEnt in 2013, Starburst is a five-reel, ten payline slot famed for its win-both-ways payout structure. Of course, at a free slot site, you won’t be concerned with winning cash prizes, but the game’s payouts are satisfying nonetheless. The reels are laid over an interplanetary backdrop and are filled with dazzling jewels of all colours, as well as familiar bars and sevens. Starburst has one key bonus feature related to its most prized symbol, the multi-coloured star. When this appears on one of the middle three rows, it will expand to fill that reel with wilds and players will receive a re-spin. With a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.1%, Starburst has been one of the most popular slots of the last decade.
If we’re talking about the best slots of the last ten years, then Gonzo’s Quest will always make the shortlist. Another NetEnt product, Gonzo’s Quest tells the tale of Gonzalo Pizarro – the Spanish conquistador sent to discover the lost city of gold at El Dorado in 1541. By all accounts, Pizarro had a pretty torrid time of it, but you couldn’t tell from this game’s infectious personality. Gonzo joins us next to the 5×3 grid, where ancient Incan busts fill the reels. This game’s most exciting feature is the avalanche, which gives players bigger wins and increased multipliers when hit consecutively. These avalanches – also known as free falls – will be triggered when three gold coins are used in a winning payline, launching ten free falls. With twenty paylines and an RTP of 96%, there’s so much to love about Gonzo’s Quest.
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead
Play’n Go’s Rich Wilde series owes a lot to the creators of Indiana Jones, as this brave adventurer travels across the globe in search of ancient treasures. In Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, we encounter the eponymous hero in the Tomb of the Pharaohs, where authentic Egyptian music adds a layer of intrigue to the mission. This slot has five reels, ten paylines, and an RTP of 96.2%, and the reels themselves are filled with stunning phoenix, pharaoh and Anubis symbols. Pay attention to the book of dead symbol which serves as the slot’s scatter, rewarding players with ten free spins when three or more appear on the reels. During these extra spins, one of the game’s other symbols will be selected at random to expand over the reels, providing opportunities for bigger wins.
Sticking with the ancient Egyptian theme is IGT’s Cleopatra – a five-reel, 20 payline slot with an RTP of 95.7%. Players will immediately notice the rolling tumbling drums that provide a sultry atmosphere inside the golden sandy temple. From there, players will be looking for winning combos on the 5×3 grid, which is filled with stunningly rendered symbols of ancient Egypt: pyramids, scarab beetles, the Sphinx, the Eye of Horus, and of course Cleopatra herself. The Sphinx is the game’s scatter, and will launch a series of free spins when appearing anywhere on the reels; any wins generated by these bonus spins will have a 3x multiplier applied to them.
Eye of Horus
In comparison to the previous two slots we’ve reviewed here, Eye of Horus is an Egyptian-themed game with a more modern twist. There’s a naivety to this slot that we like, epitomized by the Gameboy-style soundtrack in the background – it shouldn’t work, but it absolutely does, and adds to the charm of the game. Eye of Horus was developed by Blueprint Gaming, with five reels, ten paylines, and an RTP of 96.3%. There’s another free spins bonus round here, which is triggered by the golden door symbol appearing three or more times on the reels. Players will then be given twelve free spins, and if the Eye of Horus pops up during these bonus spins, it will expand to fill the entire reel, generating bigger winning potential.