The average person with no gaming experience will probably tell you that online slots are so popular because players are all chasing big jackpots. But perhaps surprisingly, the chance to win massive £1,000,000 jackpots isn’t really what motivates players – although make no mistake – everybody wants to be the next big winner!
When we ask players what they are looking for in their online gambling experience most people will immediately say that they’re looking for fun. Prime Slots fans are interested in enjoying themselves and like to login for some quality gaming time.
The reason slots and fruit machine players keep on coming back is because slots, scratch cards and instant win games are great to play. It’s the overall gaming entertainment that people enjoy and we’re always looking for ways to improve that fun.
We already add several of the best new online slots games to add to the site every month. One of the things that we like to do is to listen to our players and hear what they are looking for in a top quality slots or instant win game (apart from loads of cash prizes J of course). If you have any thoughts or suggestions about any of the topics below we’d love to hear from you – just add a comment, send us an email or talk to us on Facebook. It’s your input, feedback and ideas that helps us to make Prime Slots such a great site!
Game Design and Software
Microgaming and NetEnt are the big gambling software providers and online slots developers. Microgaming has been around for well over two decades and was one of the online gaming pioneers. They’ve been leading the way in terms of graphics and game quality to the point where they’ve often dominated the industry. NetEnt is another big name in the world of slots and casino games and their games have a reputation excellence.
The two gaming software giants may not have it their own way for much longer. There are some very smart new kids on the gambling block and they’re out to prove themselves. One is Stockholm based ELK Studios that’s responsible for some very popular new games at Prime Slots: Electric Sam and Bloopers are two new slots games that got a great reaction from players.
Even more than ELK Studios, NYX Gaming has been busy impressing slots fans. The New Games section of the Lobby is pretty much owned by NYX Gaming this spring. They’ve blitzed their rivals with slots games like Bars and Bells, Chilli Gold, Double Devil, Miss Midas and several others. NetEnt had big hits with Jungle Spirit and Hansel and Gretel, but they must be getting a bit nervous. We reckon there’ll be a few late nights in their design studios this month…
Wild, Scatter, Bonus Rounds and Free Spins
There are two things that players really like to see in games; one is cash prizes, the other is extra features that allow them to keep on playing. Fortunately our software designers understand this and most new games come packed with free spins and bonus rounds (you’d be hard pressed to find an online slots game that doesn’t have wild and scatter).
It’s really frustrating to pay to spin a fruit machine, watch the reels go round once and…nothing. If that happens regularly most players will take their spins somewhere else. The fun begins when the game starts hitting you with surprises that draw you into the action. It’s great to suddenly win 10 free spins or the chance to double your money in bonus round. Some of the Marvel Comics superhero games that came out a few years ago really set the standard here.
Cash Prizes, Payouts and Prime Slots Jackpots
We already mentioned that players aren’t motivated by jackpots in the way that that some outsiders expect them to be. However, we all still dream of hitting the big one and it’s at the back of everybody’s mind when they play. The thought of what you’d do if you win a million is a favourite daydream and the knowledge that someone will be a jackpot winner is tantalising.
Most players are happy to win plenty of cash prizes and like to enjoy their gaming experience on a day to day basis. There’s a lot of pleasure in spinning the reels for just a few pennies and winning a few pounds in return. But even a relatively small bet can suddenly spin into a pretty big payout. Plenty of players win thousands of pounds every month from stakes of just a few pounds.
Tell us what you Think!
- Are there any other extra features would you like to see added to the reels?
- So which are your favourite game designers and who would you like to see more of?
- What’s your perfect slots prize?