We all love a new online slot. It's something shiny and exciting that we get to unwrap and take a spin on for the first time. But, in truth, only the really good slots withstand the test of time and harsh player criticism. It's only after a while that you can really tell which are the best online slots. We've summed them up in our Top 5 Slots of May 2018 list below.
Taking into consideration game features, maximum payouts, theme, RTP and volatility – we've ranked our top performing slots this month. They're a mix of some the most popular providers around. Do you agree with our choices? Let us know!
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Hugo Goal is a follow-up to both Hugo and Hugo 2, in honor of the upcoming World Cup. It's of high volatility, and has a great RTP of 96.49%. It has a diverse betting range – another positive for this slot, since it does have high volatility.
But by far and away, what makes this slot so exciting is its mini-games. Bonus features like the Free Kick and Penalty Shoot Out activate a mini-game where players get to score goals into Hugo's net! Football fans will have a field day (get it) with Hugo Goal.
Pirate's Charm has proved itself to be a popular slot due to its high quality simplicity. It has the exact same RTP as Hugo Goal, at 96.49%. It is also of high volatility, making it a dynamic slot to take a spin on.
But the popularity mostly stems from two factors: 1. it has a fantastic maximum win of 3861 times your stake, and 2. it has 243 different ways to win. Pirate's Charm also comes with other features like Free Spins, Sticky Wilds, and Re-Spins, but the maximum win and 243 ways to win are definitely a major plus.
Play'n GO has given a new spin to this old classic. The 2018 Cops'n'Robbers has a whopping 14,000x your wager maximum win and is of medium volatility. It only has 5 reels and 9 paylines, and comes with an RTP of 96.47%. So, again, pretty much the same as the previous two slots.
Similar to Hugo Goal, what makes Cops'n'Robbers so intriguing is its Car Chase Bonus mini-game. Players must choose which direction to take to out-run the police. If you win, hello big win! If you don't, it was pretty fun anyway. Not to mention, the ‘Gamble' feature adds an extra kick to the entire slot with the chance of multiplying your win up to 4x!
Just like Pirate's Charm, Amazing Aztecs comes with 5 reels and 243 ways to win! It's of medium volatility, which makes it a great slot for casual and pro players alike. It also has an RTP of 96.03%, which just hits that average mark. On that front – all the slots above have a better payout rate.
But the thing we love about JFTW products, like Deco Diamonds and now Amazing Aztecs, is that the slot has one main feature. In this case, it's the Giant Re-Spin. This makes spinning a more straightforward, clean experience. We can see this slot out-lasting the others.
Ahh, the long awaited third part sequel to both Vikings Go Wild and Vikings Go Berzerk. Yggdrasil really hyped up this slot launch, and we have to say we're not disappointed. First things first, it has a maximum win of up to 100,000 coins.
Secondly, it has a whole plethora of special features. It has an RPG-like feature which is that characters can build up ‘Rage Points' to defeat their demons. Literally. You'll have to fight a boss battle using the level's character. How's that for gamification?
Aside from this RPG quality, Vikings Go to Hell also has Free Spins, Treasure Chests, Sticky Wilds and a number of Re-Spin features. It truly is one of the most exciting slots we've seen this month. And players are sure to keep at it until they've beaten all the levels and bosses too.