Popular Bonus Features
When playing UK Online Slots, and considering How To Win At Slots, it is important to know how to actually play them and what it is that can help you win big! The majority of online slots here at Legs Eleven contain a range of brilliant bonus features, all of which can help you win in one way or another. As we’ve mentioned in our Tips When Playing Online Slots, it is important to study the bonus features of the casino slots you are playing as these can often be the difference between normal wins and big wins. In this casino blog, we will be exploring some of the most popular bonus features that can appear in our online slots here at Legs Eleven.
Before We Begin…
Before we discuss some of the most popular bonus features, it is important to mention a few things. Not every bonus feature mentioned will feature in every slo. Some slots will only have one or two bonus features, while some have as many as thirteen! Some slots don’t even have any bonus features (but that is rare). Essentially, the bonus features on offer really do vary between slots. Some of them may be contextual to a particular slot, some of them may be generic bonus features that feature in a number of slots, such as Free Spins which is a very popular bonus feature.
Most Popular Bonus Features
As we’ve already mentioned, the Free Spins Bonus is one of the most popular bonus features to feature in slots. Some would even argue it is the most popular feature. There are numerous ways of triggering a Free Spins Bonus, many of which will depend on that particular slot game. One very common way to trigger Free Spins is via Scatter symbols. For example, if 3 or more Scatter symbols land on the reels simultaneously, this will trigger Free Spins for a number of slots. Quite often in this example, the more Scatter symbols that land, the more Free Spins that are awarded. Other popular ways of triggering a Free Spins Bonus are either via landing Free Spins symbols instead of Scatter symbols or via multi-feature options, such as Bonus Wheels where you spin the wheel to reveal a bonus feature option which could include Free Spins among others.
Multipliers are arguably the most varied bonus feature on our list of popular bonus features. Sometimes multipliers are part of other bonus features, for example, Free Spins often come with multipliers attached. Some slots will contain increasing multipliers whereby your multiplier could increase by 1x your stake for each winning spin, leading to bigger wins each time you win. Sometimes multipliers need to be triggered and are their own feature altogether, where the game will carry on as usual, however any winning spin will be met with whichever multiplier is in use.
Re-Spins are a very popular feature as they give players the chance to Re-Spin the reels when playing slots. What makes Re-Spins so popular with players is that they allow players to Re-Spin the reels at no extra cost, yet still at the same value as their previous spin, very similar to a Free Spin. This creates the opportunity for potentially bigger wins that you may have initially anticipated, as by the nature of Re-Spins, they can often appear randomly. This does indeed depend on the slot, sometimes Re-Spins can be triggered as part of another feature, or by certain symbols landing on the reels.
Cascading Reels are also known as ‘Tumbling Reels’ and can be found in the vast majority of Megaways Slots. This bonus feature will see the symbols involved in a winning combination removed from the reels and thus replaced with new symbols. This may lead to another winning combination being formed where the process will then repeat itself. This can lead to multiple winning combinations and more often than not, there is no limit as to how many times this process can repeat itself.
We’ve already touched on them slightly, but Bonus Wheels are often very popular bonus features for gaming providers to include as they install a level of interaction and engagement whereby the player gets involved in the distribution of bonus features. Often, a bonus feature is unlocked by symbols landing on the reels, or a number of points being accumulated after multiple winning combinations. Players will then be presented with the bonus wheel for them to spin, revealing a feature for them to use. The logistics and format of bonus wheels do indeed vary per slot, however, this is a rough overall description as to how they work.
Last but not least, Wild symbols! Wild symbols, like other features, vary to some degree depending on the slot. The most common use of Wild symbols is to replace other symbols (apart from Scatter symbols) on the reels to help form winning combinations. This does indeed vary quite a bit per slot, however, the concept of Wild symbols as a whole is to replace other symbols on the reels and see winning combinations form. This can of course help lead to multiple wins!