Jackpot World’s Ultimate Egypt is an extremely unique machine that contains four variants of the same machine with different bonuses, skins, and characters. Ultimate Egypt originally appeared in Lotsa Slots, but the Jackpot World version has one key innovation: Players must complete missions in each variant of the machine to unlock the next variant.
Selling bonuses for machines is an emerging trend in slots apps, but these offers usually appear in the app’s shop rather than within the machines. In this month’s Headline Release, we analyze Cash Frenzy’s Faerie Tale, which is the first time we’ve seen an app offer an IAP built into a machine to instantly trigger a bonus.
In this month’s Slots Headline Release, we analyze Quick Hit Slots’ Nemo’s Voyage, which uses a unique time limit mechanic in its base game to create a major sink. Bonuses with time limits remain rare in slots, but they’re a great way to change the pace of gameplay and encourage players to spin quickly in short bursts.
In POP! Slots’ Vegas Tales The Magnificent Jack, players land symbols during base spins to earn tokens for a social bonus that offers one of two possible dice games. To participate in the bonus, players must pass a qualifying round by landing symbols to fill a meter before a timer runs out.
Slotomania’s Family Feud machine uses real questions and answers from the Family Feud TV show to recreate the experience of watching the show. Even though players don’t choose their own answers to the questions, waiting to see what answers land and how many points they award creates a satisfying cycle of anticipation and payoff without disrupting the flow of slots play.
Big Fish Casino’s Buffalo Gold Stampede Anniversary Edition is the first time we’ve seen a machine let players use app-wide currency to buy enhancements for a bonus. At the start of free spins, players can buy three tiers of chests that grant three random enhancements. With chests that cost $5–$25 worth of currency and produce over 50 unique combinations of enhancements, this mechanic has the potential to be a major revenue driver if introduced across multiple machines.