While they don’t typically feature the most impressive slots from a technological perspective, Playtech is known for providing lots of fun, solid slot machines that consistently make players happy time and time again. They may not have the bells and whistles you’ll find from other slots developers, but when it comes to gameplay, they simply can’t be beat.
It’s been a relatively slow year for Playtech in terms of new slots releases, but there have been a few notable games that you might have missed when they were first released.
Here’s a look at a few of the top Playtech slots released so far in 2012!
Daring Dave and the Eye of Ra
This brand new game might be the most exciting Playtech slot of the year. It’s a five-reel, 30-payline machine that takes you on an adventure through Egypt, as Daring Dave himself attempts to track down the mysterious Eye of Ra. This game has immediately become a standout or its deep bonus rounds – especially the Quest for the Eye of Ra, which features three separate stages offering progressively bigger rewards. Of course, getting through all three rounds in one try is a lot to ask for, so Daring Dave and the Eye of Ra has the ability to remember where you left off and allow you to take over from there. That’s a great incentive to keep playing, as huge prizes are always just around the corner!
Top Trumps Celebs
While previous Top Trumps games had featured some of the biggest starts in the sporting world, one area that hadn’t been explored much – by any game – was the world of entertainment. Top Trumps Celebs changed this by using some of the world’s biggest celebrities as symbols on the reels, making it a joy to play for anyone obsessed with the world’s most familiar faces.
The game is a five-reel, 20-payline slot machine that’s all about the fame and fortune that comes with being a celebrity. The stars are…well, stars, ranging from Owen Wilson and Sean Connery to 50 Cent and Johnny Depp. The celebrity symbols are all worth serious cash, while other symbols offer smaller prizes. The Hollywood feel is further bolstered by bonus rounds like the Red Carpet Bonus, in which you’ll get instant prize money just by picking from your favorite celebrities.
Do you miss the excitement and pageantry of the Summer Olympics? London 2012 may be long over, but many of the games that were created to celebrate those games are still around. One of the more entertaining Olympic-themed slots that popped up this year was Wild Games, a Playtech machine that featured cartoonish animals competing in an Olympics of their own. There’s a bulldog swimmer, a hippopotamus on the balance beat, and a cheetah running almost as fast as Usain Bolt on the track.
One of the real big draws of Wild Games is the Olympic-themed bonus rounds. For instance, there’s a Win a Medal Bonus that allows you to get instant rewards based on which medal you receive. There are also a series of games based on the animals and the events they’re competing in, each of which can earn you instant prizes, free spins, and multipliers.