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Top 5 Old Slots That Stay Popular for Years

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    Every year sees the release of tens of slot machine games, with each new set trying to push the boundaries of the norm. Even with flashier and shinier slots to try out now and then, some games do not lose their popularity among the masses. Here are some of the most popular oldies but goodies that still reign supreme in slot casinos:

    Buffalo Slot

    Of all animals that have been explored as a theme, very few come close to the popularity of bison, otherwise known as the North American buffalo. Aristocrat was among the first online gaming software developers to venture into the theme to create the Buffalo slot. This game remains one of the most popular among buffalo slots with hundreds of gambling dens that offer it in free and real money modes.

    The free Buffalo slots machine features the generic salt rocks scene with the setting sun casting a purple hue over the desert landscape in the background. The game uses the sound of people playing in a brick and mortar casino in the background rather than music to induce the feeling of its classic nature even further. The 5x3 playing grid at the centre keeps it low-key with a simple cream shade that goes well with the bright icons it holds.

    Buffalo online slot is one of few online titles that feature the Xtra Reel Power. This feature allows the adjustment of spots that remain active on the grid rather than changing the number of functioning win lines. Punters can place a Reel Cost of between one and forty, with the highest activating the entire playtable. The bets that can be used per spin lie between 0.03 and 80 credits. The stake used determines the value of the winnings provided, which count when three to five icons appear side by side on the reels. The maximum payout is 300 coins offered by five buffalo symbols. The game also features gold coins as scatters, and they award free spins as follows:
    • Three scatters – 8 spins
    • Four scatters – 15 spins
    • Five scatters – 20 spins
    Buffalo slot also features a scatter in the form of a sunset that appears on the second through fourth reels. If it is used in the free games, it multiplies the winnings by two or three times.

    Mega Moolah

    Mega Moolah is one of the most PR fueled slot games of all time. The game was released in 2006 by the revered software provider Microgaming and has since awarded tens of millions in jackpot winnings. The slot holds the title for the highest-ever online slot win at over 17.87 million euros, which was collected in Betway Casino by Joy Heywood. The game still grants life-changing Jackpot wins to date that averages to about five million pounds every nine weeks.

    Considering how long it has been around, the Mega Moolah slot machine has an appearance as classic as video slots come. The game is themed around an African safari that takes players to see animals like lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras in all their glory. Landing the right number of animals in proper order on any of the set’s 25 bet lines awards payouts as high as 15,000 credits. The combinations used to provide these winnings can be completed using the lion, which is the game’s wild.

    The star of the show in the Mega Moolah slot machine is the Jackpot round, which consists of four pooled prizes. Each of the pots starts at a specific amount, and a portion of the wins collected by players is used to feed them until they are landed. They are as follows:

    Mega is the largest of all four jackpots, and it is the most difficult to land. The chance to land these wins is awarded randomly after any round, and the odds increase when the higher the bet used. The pooled prizes are granted in a bonus resembling the Wheel of Fortune, and each Jackpot has a dedicated number of sections. Mini Jackpot has the most segments, while Mega has only one.

    Mega Fortune

    Mega Fortune is another game that earns its fame from being a high-paying slot. This NetEnt slot holds the title for the second-biggest online slot jackpot win that amounts to about 17.86 million euros. The game held the position of first place, which was later snub by Mega Moolah by a little over 100,000 euros. The game continues to award winnings in the millions on the regular and is available in hundreds of casinos.

    Mega Fortune online slot, which was released in 2009, takes players on a trip through luxury with its theme. The five by three grid of the game holds icons like bottles of champagne, yachts, wads of cash, pricey watches, and gemmed rings. The yacht, which plays the wild, awards the largest fixed jackpot win of 10,000 times the line bet. The bonus game, which is activated by three or more wheel of fortune symbols is the key to the pooled prizes. The set features three progressive jackpots that are tracked at the top of the screen. The smallest one is the Rapid Jackpot, followed by the Major Jackpot, and finally the Mega Jackpot. The game includes other bonuses like:
    • Scatter: The champagne bottle plays this bonus icon with two flutes next to it. The symbol pays as much as 100 times the total bet for a combination of two to five of them. The icons also activate the free spin offer.
    • Free spin multipliers: Any winnings collected in the Mega Fortune free spins are awarded a multiplier bonus of one to five times. This offer does not apply to payouts from extra free spins that are landed as the original bonus rounds play.
    Double Diamond

    The Double Diamond slot machine is as classic as online pokies get with a setup that matches that of slot games from the height of the brick and mortar era. The IGT game is themed around two polished diamonds that are placed in its title. The rest of the game is very traditional with three individual columns making up the play table to resemble traditional slots. The game features a single win line that runs through the middle of the screen.

    The characters displayed in the Double Diamond playtable match the ancient theme of the game. Each one pays when three of them land on the payline, and the value they award depends on the placed bet. Cherries are the only icons that award for the appearance of one to three of them. The most significant wins are collected when the highest stake of 10,000 credits is used. The winnings of each character are shown in the paytable in a fixed value which is later multiplied by the used bet. They are as follows:
    • Any BAR – 5
    • Cherries – 2,5,10
    • Single BAR – 10
    • Double BAR – 25
    • Triple BAR – 40
    • Red seven – 80
    • Slot logo – 1000
    Double Diamond online slot does not include any bonus round to keep things as traditional as possible. Even so, its popularity inspired the release of a sequel dubbed Triple Diamond that is equally as successful.

    Rainbow Riches

    Rainbow Riches slot has been around for more than a decade since its release in 2009 by Barcrest. The slot game focuses on the elements of Irish luck with generic items like rainbows, leprechauns, pots of gold, and golden coins. Players are transported to the magical hillsides of Ireland for this experience on five reels that feature twenty bet lines. On these lines, Rainbow Riches accommodates wagers from as low as 0.20 credits to as high as 500. With each spin, players can land combinations of different values depending on the symbols used to create them. When the maximum stake value is in play, the character rewards are as so:

    SymbolWins for ThreeFor FourFor Five
    Slot logo125037506250
    Gold coin1500500012500
    The slot logo and gold coins are the only ones that pay for combos of two icons, and they each grant fifty credits. The gold coin plays the wild as well, which allows it to give a hand in the combinations of other symbols.

    Rainbow Riches slot includes three more bonus symbols, and each one awards a bonus round when three or more land on the grid. They are:
    • Leprechauns – trigger the Road to Riches feature, which presents gamers with a Wheel of Fortune filled with multiplier values of up to 500 times. The landed winnings are applied to the placed wager. The bonus continues until the COLLECT field is chosen.
    • Wells – activates the Wishing Well bonus which is a Pick Me feature. Once more, gamblers can win up to 500 times their placed stake.
    • Pots of Gold – Triggers the Pots of Golds bonus, which introduces bronze, silver, and gold pots to the screen. The value in the pointed pot once they stop spinning is awarded.
    Final Comments

    These slot machines have little wonders to them that keep them alive on numerous popularity lists. Their specialities are open for exploration in both free and real money modes. This is except for the progressive jackpots offered in Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune slots.


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