Slots are one of the fastest-growing branches of the gambling industry and every year, the volume of new games increases where new players are excited to join and spin. Between 2010 and 2021 hundreds of games have landed at various online casinos.
Many have been left gathering dust in numerous slot lobbies, whilst others have stood the test of time and continue to be headline makers, years after their release. New classic games are being invented every year and already in the early stages of 2021, some new slots are exhibiting all the traits needed to be classics.
Here is a list of games that have reached iconic status and have been considered as potential slot games of the year between 2010 and 2021.
Thunderstruck II Slot
Thunderstruck II was released to critical acclaim back in 2010 by Microgaming. Since then, it has headlined at many casinos and is still regarded as one of the greatest slots ever produced. In fact, in 2020, Thunderstruck II Remastered was released. The slot is based on Norse mythology and the likes of Thor and Loki, who have been immortalized by several hit Thor movies, star on the reels. The Thunderstruck II logo is the wild symbol and Thor's Hammer triggers the free spins bonus round. There are 4 free spins packages to unlock in the Hall of Spins. Look out for the random Wild Storm feature that turns complete reels wild.
Immortal Romance Slot
Immortal Romance was launched in December 2011 and it still casts a spell over slot players today. It could be because of the luscious design and the disturbingly creepy vampire theme that sizzles beneath the slot narrative. The game plays out on a 5x3 platform and there are 243 active pay lines. Like Microgaming's other big hit Thunderstruck II, there are 4 different types of free spins to unlock. The game is also famous for the random Wild Desire feature that turns entire reels wild.
Book of Dead Slot
Play' n Go struck gold in 2014 when they released the timeless classic and king of all book-based slots, Book of Dead. The concept is simple yet extremely effective and entertaining. The slot has an Ancient Egyptian theme and the Book of Dead that contains the secrets of the dead is the star of the slot. This is because it acts as a Wild symbol and it is also the trigger for the thrilling 10 free spins bonus round, that can be triggered over and over again. Before the free spins begin, a symbol is randomly selected to act as an expanding symbol during the bonus round. Rich Wilde the explorer is also the highest valued symbol of the game along with the Book. This game and Book of Ra fuelled the book-themed craze and even in 2021, new book-themed slots are hitting the market.
Age of The Gods: King of Olympus
It is no secret that the Greek Gods have been good to Playtech, the creators of the Age of The Gods slot series. King of Olympus is one of the best and 3 or more Zeus Temple symbols trigger 10 free spins with increasing multipliers. With so much of 2021 still to go, the next slot of the year may be around the corner.