The different types of online slots

19/11/2020

There are hundreds of excellent slots to choose from here at Boom Casino, and we have games for every type of player. In this article, we will take a closer look at the different types of online casino slots. From classic slots with bars and bells to volatile Megaways slots, here is everything you need to know about the world’s most popular casino game!

Video slots

Video slots are by far the most popular type of slots, and the majority of online slots fall under this category. A standard video slot features five reels, three to five rows, and at least 10 paylines, but there are many variations here. The best video slots have great graphics and are packed with innovative bonus features. Top-rated game providers such as NetEnt, Quickspin, and Yggdrasil Gaming own a huge library of video slots, and you can discover all of them in our games lobby.

Classic slot machines

You probably know that slot machines existed long before the internet was a thing. Slots have been played in bars, pubs, and casinos for decades, and most of these slots are pretty basic - often featuring few paylines and iconic symbols like bars, cherries, and sevens. Online classic slots are an adaptation of the good old slots, and they recreate the nostalgic feeling of pressing a button and watching the reels spin.

Progressive jackpot slots

We have loads of jackpot slots here at Boom Casino, and some of these games can pay out life-changing sums in the blink of an eye. Progressive jackpot slots have a jackpot that can reach thousands (and sometimes millions) of euros. Every time you place a bet on a progressive jackpot slot, a part of the stake goes directly to the progressive jackpot. The pot keeps building and building until one lucky winner takes it all.

Grid slots

Grid slots have become one of the hottest slot genres in recent years. Instead of having standard reels and paylines, these slots are played on - you guessed it - a grid. The goal is usually to match symbols in a cluster or in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line on the grid. Play’n GO is one of the game providers which has put out a lot of great grid slots over the years, with releases like Reactoonz 2, Wild Frames, Sweet Alchemy and Moon Princess.

Megaways slots

One could say that Megaways slots belong in the video slots category, but there are enough Megaways games to give them a separate entry on the list. The Megaways reel mechanic was introduced by Big Time Gaming in 2016, and the studio licenses the technology to other game studios as well. Megaways slots can have up to hundreds of thousands of paylines, making them more dynamic than classic video slots.