There’s a lot of ways to pick a game but it doesn’t get any easier when there are thousands of titles at each UK slots site you see.
One way is to look for features. Slots are fairly easy to define at a base level – they deliver a random event that rewards players for matching sets of symbols. And then they split up into a whole load of other features and options.
And players have strong opinions about this.
Let’s see what UK players like!
1 – Wilds
Wilds are the commonest of all features and they’re featured in nearly 14,000 games on our listings. That’s because slot games are based on poker and wilds are a common feature of poker variants, so it’s natural to feature them in slots.
They’re very easy to understand and very easy to use. Basically, you just sit and wait for them to pop up and then celebrate. Of course, wilds then split off into a number of other types of function, with expanding symbols, walking symbols, infectious symbols, symbols with multipliers and so on and so on.
The top games with wilds (really, pretty much every game you find will have them) are Starburst, Rainbow Riches, Book of Dead, 9 Pots of Gold, and Bonanza Megaways.
2 – Free Spins
We love free spins. And so do you! And again, we’re into a world of complexity with this should-be-simple feature. A free-spins round is what it says it is: a set of games for which the player does not pay. They are most commonly awarded via scatter symbols, often in numbers that relate to the number of scatters that award them. Usually, the bet carries into the round from the base game, and the rounds will often have extra features like multipliers, special symbols, extra wilds or extra high-paying symbols.
The most popular UK games with free spins rounds are Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways, 9 Pots of Gold, Bonanza Megaways, and Gold Cash Free Spins.
3 – Respins
Respins are growing in popularity from our unscientific view. Respins can stand in for free spins rounds or they can be an addition. Respins give players a second chance to win, usually following the first win, but sometimes following a loss and sometimes at random.