In the nearly five years since online gaming went live in New Jersey, the state’s gambling sites have never stopped adding new titles to their slots libraries. Operators have continued to forge partnerships with software developers like WMS, Konami, Everi and Aristrocrat to offer not only the old-school classics, but sleek and modern newcomers as well.
But while NJ online casinos certainly don’t suffer from lack of options, there are several games making a name for themselves internationally which still haven’t found their way into the state.
To get a better idea of which games are making waves, we looked no further than videogame streaming site Twitch, where gamblers from around the world have built considerable audiences streaming themselves playing their favorite casino titles.
Here we take a look at three of the most popular slots on Twitch we’d most like to see make their debut in New Jersey.
Moon Princess is a beautifully crafted anime-themed slot developed by Swedish software maker Play’n GO. The 27-payline game features three elegant Princesses, each of which possesses a unique ability to add value to your spin.
The reel set is constructed in a 5 x 5 grid, with symbols falling gracefully down into place after each pull. When a winning match is triggered the involved symbols disappear, allowing the ones above to fall in their place, potentially creating even more wins.
Even when no matches are to be had, Moon Princess still gives players the chance to make a score through the Girl Power feature. After any non-winning spin, one of the Princesses may spring to life and use one of her special powers to help create a win by destroying symbols, adding Wilds or turning one type of symbol into another.
The game’s Free Spins Bonus, triggered when the entire grid of symbols has been cleared during the main game, brings the chance to take home substantial winnings and rounds out the playing experience. Instead of starting immediately, players first choose from three different Free Spins options. Some offer higher potential for winning with fewer spins, while others offer lower potential wins but more spins.
Some online slots just refuse to play by the rules, and Fruit Warp is one of them. This unique game was developed by Thunderkick and eschews reels altogether, instead taking place in an alternate dimension. When a player makes a spin, plums, cherries, oranges, strawberries and other delectable fruits are hurled toward the screen before coming to a stop and spinning in place.
The base game is extremely easy to understand – if three or more of a same fruit appear on the screen, you win. When four of the same symbol appears, things get even more interesting, as a portal opens and your fruit is re-spun, giving you another chance to win.
The game’s main event kicks off when five of the same symbols appear, triggering the lucrative Fruit Mode. During this frenzied mode, you’ll earn Free Spins and try to advance along the Warp Meter to earn multipliers and hopefully a big payday!
Take a trip to the American West and go mining for gold, diamonds and other precious stones in Bonanza. This explosive slot features a 117,649 Megaways to win payout structure, meaning that symbols can trigger wins by appearing in any reel position as long as they are on adjacent reels.
The game is set at the base of a rocky mine and is played out on a somewhat unusual 6 x 5 grid that features an extra row with four additional symbols above it. When a winning match occurs, the symbols involved are smashed to pieces, allowing new symbols to fall into their place. This gives players a chance to win not once but several times over for the price of a single game.
Keep your eyes out for the Dynamite symbol which serves as the Wild, and the Scatter symbols made up of bricks of gold bullion. In fact, when the word “GOLD” is spelled out by these gold bricks, you’ll win 12 Free Spins, with an extra 5 Free Spins awarded for any other gold symbols that fall in addition.
Keeping up with the future of slots
We know that while adding new games to an online casino platform is not always an easy or straightforward task, NJ online casinos work hard to feature new and exciting titles as quickly as they can. Hopefully in the near future we will have the option to play a few of the games mentioned above ourselves, and not just watch them from afar!