2018 Best Slots Picks

This year gaming developers have been putting a lot of energy into the development of new slot machines for land-based casino entertainment and online casino gambling. Slots are the most popular game at any casino and players now have access to dozens of new slot machines with many of the top slots offered at our very own Grande Vegas Casino

The popularity of slot games seems to stem from the fact that they’re fun, engaging, entertaining and rewarding. Players can indulge their fantasies as they achieve real money wins through a simple spin of the game reels. Today there are multiple types of slot machines -- old-fashioned three-reel classic slots and technologically-advanced five-reel video slots.

Each slot machine offers its own theme, graphics, features and elements. Gamers can choose a simple spin-and-win game with a few basic paylines and a limited number of options or they can choose a game that has special elements and effects. The goal of the game remains the same -- to achieve three or more matching symbols on an activated payline in order to win a payout on that match. The more matches the player achieves, the more payouts he collects.

Gaming Developers

Gaming developers, including the top companies at RealTime Gaming, NetEnt, Microgaming, Playtech, and Yggdrasil, are coming out with new and exciting game elements that make playing slots even more captivating. The newest games offer more free spins than ever and also feature special elements such as respins, reoccurring free spins, scatters, wilds, rolling wilds, cascading wilds bonus games and more.

The newest slots can be played at live casino sites and online. Some of the top new slots of 2018, including the newest and best at the Grnade Vegas casino,  include:   

Jazz Time

Jazz Time is a vibrant RealTime Gaming slot that hearkens back to the Golden Age of music and culture. It’s a 9 payline “real series” video slot that carries an aura of magnetism with musical textures and enticing tones that groove along with almost every move on this slot. Game symbols include  Microphones, Trumpets, Saxophones, Trombones, Guitars, Basses and Bongos. Five microphones brings you the highest paying combination with an ultimate win of 10,000 coins on a 5 coin bet. Free spins and multipliers round out the exciting game adventure.

Penguin City

Everyone loves penguins and now you can enjoy a penguin-themed slot on your gaming screen Penguin City is a new slot by Yggdrasil Gaming that follows a group of penguins who escape an evil restaurant owner who has forced them to work slave hours. The penguins romp through 253 Ways to Win on their way to freedom and riches.

There's a 250-coin jackpot win you can access if you spin at the highest limits and a fun-filled Penguin Escape Mode, which is triggered whenever a Wild appears on reels 2 or 4 during a winning spin. This wild stays Sticky and the spins continue until there wins run out. On every Escape Mode spin the player receives an additional spin if a Sticky Wild appears on the 2nd or 4th reel or if a winning symbol emerges on the 3rd reel. The stacked Emperor Stacked Wild moves down one row per spin and basically guarantees respins until it’s off the reels

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror -- From the NetEnd Gaming Developers comes the latest in their Fairytale Legends game series, Mirror Mirror. Mirror Mirror takes us into the world of Snow White who must wait for the Prince to arrive and bestow his kiss. While you’re waiting for the handsome prince you will have the chance to spin the reels and make endless matches on the 243 Ways to Win paylines. You don’t need to activate individual paylines in this game -- all matches bring you a win regardless of where on the lines they occur..

The Mirror respin is a game highlight. When the mirror symbol appears on your screen it can transform into either Snow White or the Evil Queen. Then on the next free spin, it sticks to the reel, giving you more chances than ever to complete paylines and collect.

Astro Babes

Astro Babes, released by PlayTech, follows five beautiful astronauts who will take you on an intergalactic journey of spins and wins. Some of the game’s highlights include 12 free spins that trigger when 3 scatters appear on a spin. The number of free spins increases to 20 if four Scatters emerge and for 5 scatters there’s an amazing 50 free spins awarded. The hot lady astronaut is the Wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols to complete paylines. For a special bonus feature, when the image of the lady astronaut expands and covers the whole reel, the Hyperspace Delivery bonus activates, creating more opportunities to achieve completed paylines and collect winning payouts. 

Aztec’s Treasure

Aztec’s Treasure is a progressive jackpot game that is one of the RealTime Gaming standout slots of 2018. The game can be found at the Grande Vegas casino and is available to high-rolling players and to moderate wagerers alike. The game was inspired by stories of Aztec riches and warriors and feature vibrant symbols including the Aztec King, a tiger, an Aztec princess, jewelers, jewels, an idol and more. The Aztec king is the Wild and appears on the second, third and fourth fees. There are free spins that are triggered by 3 or more scatters and bonus prizes that match the triggering bet. Scatter wins are multiplied while 5 Aztec lady symbols deliver a slot total of 5000 coins while 5 Tiger symbols are worth 2500 coins. The excitement is topped off by the progressive jackpot competition that allows players to compete with gamers from around the world for the extra progressive jackpot prize.

Dwarfs Gone Wild

One of the newest gaming designers, Quickspin, takes the story of Snow White to a new level with a light-hearted take on the story that features the impish dwarfs going wild. In this slot the focus is on the fun-loving little men who keep everyone on their toes with their naughty antics. The storyline takes the dwarfs out West to dig for gold. Once the dwarfs descend into the mine shaft their magical powers erupt, causing mayhem and fun  

The reels are full of golden minecarts that unlock special Dwarf features  -- each dwarf has a special bonus feature and when the free spins bonus game is triggered, any win that contains a Dwarf symbol is automatically added to the Golden Minecart Bonus meter.  The dwarfs each have a unique bonus feature so, depending on which dwarf appears, you’ll get a multiplier, an expanding Wild, a round of free spins or some other special treat.

Wolves! Wolves! Wolves!

Wolves! Wolves! Wolves! takes slots gaming to a new level with the inclusion of riddles, animations and intricate sub-games. The vivid graphic images conjure up the majestic beauty of the Great North with images of wolves, eagles, snow-topped mountains and more. With 100 paylines there’s plenty of action including a randomly activated Mystic Totem feature that expands the reels to 9 rows high -- each row gives the player random wilds that expand into fully wild reels.  Wins reach as high as 3,750 times the original stake on each spin.

Pixel Samurai

Pixel Samurai will probably be most appreciated by the “older generation” -- players who are in their 30s or more who remember what life was life before pixelated 8-bit-like graphics appeared on the gaming screen.  This retro slot feels like an old-fashioned arcade game but it’s played on five reels and offers payouts that can reach as much as $50,000.

The Japanese-warrior-themed game  comes with cascading wins so every win has the potential to turn into two, three, four or more wins. The bigger the matching combination, the higher the win amount. Sixteen or more Blue Lady symbols in combination brings you a payout that multiplies your initial bet x5000. This is a progressive jackpot game so in addition to playing the regular game you can add a small additional deposit and compete with players from around the world for the grand prize. Eight or more Red Samurai symbols on a winning payline triggers the progressive jackpot win.


Yggdrasil gaming developer has created an amazing cinematic experience that takes 2018 slots to a new level. This Egyptian-themed Slot machine sends the player back to ancient Egypt to placate the annoyed King Tut and find His Royal Highness’s Treasures. The slot machine follows King Tut who arises from the dead to create order in his kingdom.

The game focuses on the wild symbol -- two wilds transform Tut into a wild sandstorm that creates a wild sandstorm with  an entire column of wilds. Now there’s an entire vortex of wilds that awards respins and multipliers, one after another. When the massive column of wilds finally disintegrates, King Tut unleashes the all of the previously-absorbed wilds onto the reels to create more winning matches.  Single wilds trigger hieroglyphics that unlock Tut’s hidden curses and deliver more winning payouts.   

Coyote Cash

The wily coyote sets out on an adventure to find hidden cash in this wild free-for-all Coyote Cash slot machine. The graphics in this RealTime Gaming adventure make this a 2018 star which can be found at the Grande Vegas online casino. In addition to the prizes that payout when any of the regular game symbols are matched, there’s a bonus feature in this game of 20 free extra games which trigger whenever two or more scatter Loot symbols appear anywhere on the reels.  Prizes are doubled, tripled, quadrupled or quintupled based on whether the spin that triggered the bonus spins displayed two, three, four or five scatter symbols. The free spins trigger during the free spins round, bringing extra real money spins with no required deposit.  Coyote Cash online slots offer a random jackpot that can trigger at the end of any spin in the game.

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