Understanding the different variations of mobile slots - The Solihull Observer

Understanding the different variations of mobile slots

Solihull Editorial 23rd Dec, 2022   0

Combined with table games, slots bring in 76.2 percent of the global commercial gaming revenue.

This is largely thanks to their widespread popularity, which can be attributed to easy gameplay, the accessibility of top mobile slots in the UK, fun graphics, and the huge winning opportunities. If you are new to the slot scene, here is a look at the different types of mobile slots you can play.

1. Classic slots

Classic slots are also called traditional or three-reel slots.

They are the simplest slots you can find and feature a single-line arrangement.

Traditionally, players pulled a lever to spin the reels and reveal a combination.

If the combination landed on three similar symbols, the player won.

The mobile version of classic slots involves the same gameplay, except you press a button on your screen rather than pull a physical lever.

Classic slots are easy to play and don’t include many rules, making them the perfect entry point to the mobile slots world.


2. Multi-line slots

Also called multiple-payline slots, these games feature several payline combinations instead of just one.

A payline is the combination of slot symbols in a slot game that results in a win.

Essentially, this means that multi-line slots offer multiple winning options.

The number of paylines in a slot game will vary, depending on the game developer.

Typical three-reel slots have between one and nine paylines, while five-reel slots can have up to 200.


3. Five-reel slots

Speaking of five-reel slots, you can go beyond the classic reel arrangement and match five slot symbols rather than three.

These slot games are also called video slots and were developed in the late 90s as a digital alternative to traditional slots.

In the mobile version, you press a button as you would in any game, except there are two more reels than usual.

Video slots are popular because the increased number of reels means more paylines, which translates to higher odds of winning.


4. Progressive slots

Progressive jackpot slots are largely responsible for the boom slot games experienced in the 90s.

They are the most enticing slot game, offering jackpot winnings going up into the millions.

To play a progressive jackpot, you usually have to place a maximum bet.

Your bet then contributes to the jackpot, which connects all the players playing that slot across the network, including in different casinos.

As you play, you can see the total accumulated amount on a progressive jackpot.

This number rises every time another player on the same network places a wager.

If a player gets the winning combination, they cash in the entire jackpot, and the counter resets.

However, the high reward also usually means that your chances of winning a progressive jackpot are very low.


5. 3D slots

3D technology did not just transform how we watch movies – it also changed how we play games.

3D slots are casino slots with 3D elements included in the game.

Depending on the developer, these can be simulated environments, non-player characters (NPCs), objects, and more.

Most of these elements often follow a theme inspired by video games, cinema, or popular culture.


6. Virtual reality slots

VR technology is still in the early stages of development but has made its way into online gaming.

In casino games, the technology is used to create more immersive gaming experiences, allowing players to see and hear sights and sounds present in traditional casinos.

VR slots are still up and coming, but several developers like Oculus are already developing VR slot games.



A closer look at the top mobile slots in the UK will tell you that there are so many slot games you can play.

Whether you prefer the traditional appeal of three-reel slots, the excitement of progressive jackpots, or the technological marvels of VR slots, you can play a slot game on your phone, PC, tablet, or iPad that meets your needs.

Author: Stewards Mike


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