Quickspin are straight out of Sweden, like a huge number of the world’s biggest slot companies. They were founded in 2012 and currently have a catalogue of 87 games available to UK players – with more coming down the line.
Like most slots companies, Quickspin’s primary customer is not you, the slot player, it is the slot site owner. It is these businesses who choose the games and put them on their sites. We’ll cover this a little in this guide.
Among the company’s biggest games are Hammer of Vulcan, Sakura Fortune, Eastern Emeralds, and The Grand.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to find these games and how to play them safely, and we’ll tell you which are the biggest Quickspin slots in 2021.
Quickspin has two bases: one in Stockholm, Sweden, and a second in St Julian’s, Malta (they also have offices in Ukraine). Along with the hundreds of thousands of tourists who flock the sunny island, Malta has also got a healthy crowd of pasty, pale tech guys who run the huge number of Europe’s slot companies there, for regulatory and tax reasons.
The company splits its “offer” to slot companies into four:
“Awesome Video Slots”
Quickspin’s promotions tool is called Gamification. This is a broad concept that can be applied almost anywhere and to almost any activity. Gamification means adding an element of play to a transaction – this incentivises the customer to do the transaction more. That’s it, really. Any time you see a challenge, or collection element to a marketing campaign – even if it’s just collecting stamps on a card at your coffee shop – this is a form of gamification.
Quickspin offers seven tools to its customers:
You’ll see these elements at Quickspin casino sites. The Quickspin customers can also use a Quickspin Platform and a customer experience.
You can play Quickspin slots at licensed casino sites around the world, including nearly 500 in the UK. Among the most visible Quickspin slots are Mr Green, Rizk, 888 Casino, Videoslots, Gala Casino, Wink Bingo, Leo Vegas, and Bet365.
You’ll find Quickspin games shown in the lobbies of 888 Casino, Dazzle Bingo, Rizk, Bingo Storm and Power Spins.
Not all of the marketing tools outlined above may be legal in the UK and so you may not find all of these options available at UK casino sites.
Quickspin says it has 77 slots on its books (against the 87 that auditors list), with 72 of them available on mobile.
These games are the most popular in the UK at the moment:
The heavy, heavy metal soundtrack that opens up Hammer of Vulcan lets you know you’re in for a rough ride with this Greek myths game from Quickspin released in September 2020. The biggest bonus features in this game are a giant Hammer wild, and a forge that delivers increased multipliers and free spins. The top prize in this game is just over 20,000-times stake. The slightly odd number probably comes from the a-typical reel set: you play the game on a 6 by 4 grid with 24 symbols in play. The aesthetics are clearly nicely done, with a tumbling blocks spin mechanism delivering the play. The pay table features cards from 10s to aces, then tongs, shields, helmets, swords, chalices and a golden golem. There are two wilds – the hammer wild and a normal wild. Hammer wilds convert every symbol under them in the grid into more wilds. Scatters trigger a Light the Forge bonus game, which is a free spins round. The game has a 95.81% theoretical return to play (RTP, a long-term measure of a game’s expected performance) and is rated as highly variable. High variability games pay out larger prizes but are likely to pay them out less often. The six reels give us 4,096 ways to win. You can bet from 0.1 coins to 100 coins. Midas Coins
More ancient myths are featured in this game from April 2021. Midas is a perennial fancy of slots designers, who find a perfect match for gambling in the tale of the king who would do anything for gold – hopefully, players also note that Midas’ ended up miserable and alone as a result of his obsession. Would-be Midases in this game can win up to 5,000 times their stake, which can run to 100 coins from a starting point of .25 coins. This is a medium variance game with an RTP of just over 96%, played on a traditional 5 by 3 grid with 25 pay lines. The paytable opens with card symbols, with a set of golden jewellery symbols paying out as “medium” symbols. The top symbols are a Satyr, a scatter, which awards free spins. Marigold is the wild. And Midas, the king, can land only on the final reel, delivering a prize of the total of all the coins on the reels when he arrives.
Games themed around Chinese and East Asian culture have really taken off in the past few years – perhaps President Biden will try to stop this as part of his Cold War posturing against the People’s Republic of China. As these games remain unsanctioned as yet, you can still enjoy Eastern Emeralds, a bright, colourful game released in June 2018. Multiplier wilds and a classic choice of free spins games – balancing the likelihood of prizes against the number of spins – are the big bonus features in this game. It’s quite a classic slot, with a flat set of big symbols on the 5 by 3 reel grid. The pay table starts with cards, 10s to Aces, and moves on up to Chinese coins, a golden cup, a turtle, a koi, and a mask. Multiplier wilds can deliver up to 5-times prize value on wins, with multiple multipliers multiplying each other for a massive multiplier! A phoenix is the scatter and offers a choice of 4 free spins games. Players can choose between 6 and 15 free spins, with risk rating running from 120 to 1,680 – delivered via different sets of multipliers on the reels in each round. This is a lovely looking game with bright, vibrant colours and some lovely design.
This game is a pirate/ghost-themed title very obviously aimed at mobile players first. You can see that as soon as the 5 by 3 reels load up, big and bold in the centre of the screen, with cool cartoon graphics. No cards here, with a set of coloured skulls making up the bottom of the pay table, with a set of pirates above them: Salty, Pegleg, Scarlet, and Roger. Then there’s a bonus scatter, with three of them delivering a set of free spins that are played with just the high-value symbols on the reels. There’s a respin feature in the base game, triggered with any win. Wins lock in place and all non-winning symbols are respun, continuing until the wins stop coming. The game has a 96.57% theoretical return to the player, with a top prize of 3,111-times stake. You can bet from 0.1 coins to 100 coins on the 5 by 3 grid with just 9 pay lines.
History has been kind to this 2012 release, which is a decent-sized hit for Quickspin. The 97%+ RTP is an obvious attraction but the game also delivers good gameplay with free spins, multipliers and wilds its most obvious bonus features. The game is bright and fun – and perhaps a bit child-friendly for some tastes - based on the famous fairy story. It’s a classic, with a five by three grid, and a family of bears starring as the most valuable symbols. Goldilocks is a progress Scatter, that appears in the free spins round (which it also awards from the base game), beefing up the numbers of wilds on the reels. There are multiplier wilds and regular wilds in the base game and free spins round.
The Grand is a fancy hotel or bar, and here it is a classic slot game with nudges, synching reels, and wilds. The game is classic, but opens up on a set of six reels that count up from three, four and five symbols to give a set of 24 symbols with 214 possible winning combinations. More classically classic is the symbol set, with just card suits topped off with a couple of coloured gems. Then we have special symbols, a Free Spins scatter, a bonus symbol that opens a Grandomizer feature, and wilds. In the base game, you might also pick up a sync symbol, a wild symbol that adds up to 8 wilds at random, and a nudge feature – very retro. The Grandomizer gives you a random bonus feature. The game is great fun to play and hasn’t aged badly at all, despite being released in March 2019. The RTP is 96.58%, and like a lot of the more classic games, it is high variance with a top prize of nearly 3,000-times stake.
Let’s start on the top prize here, a massive 13,185-times stake top prize that is bound to attract attention. The game is Egyptian themed, a common genre, this time delivered on a 7 by 7 grid of blocks rather than a set of reels. That means clusters rather than linear pay combinations, with sets of 15 or more symbols delivering the prizes. Four symbols are tablets with Egyptian hieroglyphs on them, then there are three character symbols (a pharaoh, a priestess, and Horus, the falcon god). There are wilds, a Golden Glyph that acts as a multiplier wild, a bonus that triggers free spins, a scarab that adds wilds, Eye of Horus that powers up a low-value symbol, a Blaze of Fire guaranteed to win, a power-up that activates one of the power-ups from the spinning reel at the side of the grid. There’s a lot going on in this engaging game, and you can see why it’s stuck around for a couple of years, and there’s no reason why it won’t remain among Quickspin’s most popular titles.
Japanese cherry blossom is a lovely backdrop, for a young woman with a bloody big sword! This 2017 release looks really up to date, and is a relative, we think of Eastern Emeralds, though based on Japanese rather than Chinese culture. It’s high variance with a 96.61% RTP.
The big prize game has helped keep Second Strike riding high with UK players since 2015. Medium to high variance and a 96.22% RTP is very decent, and all the elements of the classic slot are in place.
This 2012 game is another from the old school, and like its fairy tale sister, Goldilocks mixes high variance with a very generous RTP of more than 97% to great effect. The game was an award winner in its day, and offers players free spins, multipliers, respins, symbol swaps, and wilds with some very nice cartoon graphics. A 5 by 3 layout with 25 pay lines is very classic, betting from 0.25 coins to 125 is a generous range, and the top prize is 600-times stake, which is quite low by current standards.
Safety in gambling is a big issue and it has a number of facets. What we can tell you for sure is that Quickspin slots are safe to play in that the company is completely licensed and legitimate and offers great quality games. Where you play them is another matter. You must only play Quickspin slots at sites that it is legal for you to play at and you need to know what that means in your jurisdiction. You should also check out some safe gambling techniques before you play any online video slots.
Any site that is licensed and legal can host Quickspin slots. Only sites that are licensed for gambling can let you play them for money. Hundreds of sites host Quickspin games, and you can find out which by searching sites like ours or checking out sites on the fly. Lots of good quality sites offer you the chance to list games by producer, a nice feature that we think helps players choose the sites that suit them.
You can usually play free games at a licensed casino site, though you will need to have an account to do so. In order to play games at some free review and affiliate sites you will need to provide a date of birth that shows you can legally play. You can also often play free games at company websites.
Find yourself a licensed, legal casino site, get an account and cash it up and you’re ready to go. In order to do that you will need to have some way of sending money online – that could be an online bank account, an e-wallet like PayPal, or a pre-paid voucher. You’ll also need to be able to prove your age, and that may involve sending copies of ID documents online.
We’ve seen that Quickspin offer their casino sites a lot of options for promoting their games. That means you should see plenty of Quickspin bonuses. Many welcome bonuses will allow you to play Quickspin slots for free – with lots of restrictions on how you can use any money that you win. Search sites like ours or Google, and look at Quickspin’s news pages to see what they have going on.
Winning is random. Sorry to tell you this, but there is (almost without exception) very little that players can do to influence the outcome of a slot game. You should learn to accept this and how to deal with it so you can play safely at all times. There is very little you can do to make yourself win, but you can always keep yourself safe and you can always read the instructions on any game that you play – that’s a good start and probably a healthier way to consider these games.