Here we are. It’s 2019, and everyone is settling into their new year routines. We are off to a smashing start since Malcolm and Lucky have been doing some serious debating and have found what they think will be some of the best slots of 2019. There are some huge names on the list, so stick around, and maybe you’ll find your new favourite game!
M: Happy New Year Lucky!
L: And you Malc lad, got to be honest though I’m a little upset the holidays are over!
M: Don’t worry mate, I’ve got a surprise for you that’ll perk you right up. It’s Kerching’s best slots of 2019! We’ve got a mint mix of player favourites and old school legends. These truly are the crème de la crème in the world of online slots.
L: I’m all excited now Malc, shall we get started?
L: I see we’re starting strong Malc
M: Indeed we are mate, Starburst is a name that should be familiar to anyone that’s logged on to an online casino before.
L: It’s one of the most popular in the world, right Malc?
M: Correctomundo mates and it’s no surprise either. Starburst is visually impressive, has valuable jackpots and a generous wild mechanic that could net you the big bucks.
L: Fill us in lad.
M: Let’s cover the wilds first. While Starburst may lack the traditional bonuses that dominate most other slots, this doesn’t affect your payout as the wilds make up for this. If you land one on any of the middle three reels, they will expand and cover that entire reel. They will then stick in place, and you will be granted up to three re-spins with the other reels. If you land another wild during this, it will expand and stick to the other wilds and reward another free spin. The bonus finishes once you fail to land a new wild on a re-spin.
L: Sounds mega mate, anything else our adoring fans should know?
M: Yes indeed! There is, and it involves the wilds again. Landing three of the expanding wilds could win a huge payout of up to £50,000. With features like these, Starburst’s popularity really is justified. You’ll find that the expanding Wilds will come fast and frequently and make a real difference to your game. As such, we reckon Starburst will be a big hit again this year.
L: Sounds like it’s out of this world? *cough cough*
M: I need to check your pun chip, it is obviously experiencing a fault. Next!
L: Hang on, I know about this one too!
M: The second name on our list is Cleopatra. Its namesake was considered the most beautiful women in the world and ruled over an ancient empire. In that respect, they’re pretty similar; Cleopatra slots might be the best-looking game in the world, and it too has an empire of its own!
L: Too right; you can’t go to any online slots site without seeing this one! Shall we go through the nitty gritty then?
M: We shall mate. First off there is a bonus feature in this game. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Sphinx scatter symbols in any position on the reels, and you’ll unlock 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier and 5, 20 or 100x your stake respectively. What’s more, the free spins feature can be re-triggered up to a total of 180 spins which means the potential winnings could be huge.
L: Wow, big multipliers and re-triggerable free spins? Sign me right up.
M: It is a sweet deal, isn’t it? It’s a lovely looking game too, even if it is a little old now. The graphics still hold up though, and animations function as good as any you’ll see. There’s been a slew of spins offs and sequels, but the original remains a firm favourite of many a Kerching player, which is why we’re predicting another good year for Cleopatra.
L: The original is always better ey buddy?
M: Actually, Lucky not always, as is the case with our next game…
Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix slots
L: There are some really big names on this list mate. Or should I say…..reely. he-he-he-he
M: OK, enough with the bad puns or I’ll reboot you so fast you won’t know what hit you. Now…this entry is a spin-off based on the hugely popular Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix. You won’t be looking for confectionary here though instead, you’ll be playing for some tasty prizes.
L: Like what?
M: A bit of context first mate. There are five unique symbols in the game, each corresponding to a specific bonus feature. Landing four or five of the symbols will trigger the respective bonus, apart from the free spins which can be triggered by landing five. There five bonuses in total.
L: Lovely stuff, tell me about them Malc.
M: Well, first off we’ve got the Road to Riches, which is triggered by landing the symbol with a close up of a Leprechaun. You’ll have to spin a wheel to pick up multipliers which will then be totted up and added to your game. The second is the Pots of Gold bonus, which you can trigger by landing the symbol with a pot of gold on it. A number of pots will float on the screen before one is randomly chosen, revealing a multiplier. Up next is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by the free spins symbol, though it is slightly different than the others.
L: How so?
M: So, landing 3, 4, or 5 on reels 1, 3 or 5 will grant 10, 20 or 30 spins respectively. What’s more, the Free Spins symbol will appear stacked on reel one and serve as an extra wild. Plus, more free spins can be triggered during this mode.
L: That really is tasty mate, what about the remaining bonuses?
M: There are two of them Lucky; Cash Crop and Magic Toadstool. The former is triggered by landing the other leprechaun symbol, this will then take you to a new screen with 50 spinning coins. These will eventually stop to reveal multipliers and prizes. Then a larger coin will be shown with ‘Go On’ or ‘Collect’ on it, before starting to spin. Collect will end the round, but the other will keep it going up to a further three times, each with better prizes. The final bonus is the Magic Toadstool and is triggered by landing the toadstool symbol. You’ll be given three picks from a choice of 24, which can contain either a multiplier or fairy. The fairy will grant prizes from three extra toadstools.
L: Crickey Malc, that’s a lot of features right there. I’m almost afraid to ask but are there any more?
M: It’s not really a bonus as such, but the Big Bet feature from previous instalments in the series makes an appearance. This will incur an additional cost but can award you with spins and an array of benefits to your gameplay. It works by making you spin one of three wheels, each depicting a bonus of your choosing. If it lands in the rainbow section, you’ll be awarded the bonus. If it lands in the green area, you’ll be awarded five free Mega spins with even greater prizes than usual. The bigger your Big Bet stake, the larger the rainbow area is.
L: Bleeding heck Malc, that’s some slot game!
M: Aye Lucky, now we go from one masterpiece to another.
Da Vinci Diamonds
L: I love this game! Can I do this one, please?
M: Of course, go right ahead.
L: Ok, first off, Da Vinci Diamonds has a mechanic called Tumbling Wilds. This means that every time you land a win from a spin, those symbols will disappear and be replaced by new ones from the top of the reels. These can then immediately form new winning combinations which can be a real help to your overall payout.
M: Nice one Lucky, you’re doing well. What does Da Vinci Diamonds have to offer in the way of bonus features then?
L: There’s only one Malc, but it’s a goodun. It’s a free spins feature and you’ll have to land three of the bonus symbols on reels one, two and three to trigger it. The in-game symbols will change and, though there aren’t any multipliers, it makes a wicked combination when combined with the tumbling reels mechanic. Even better, you can re-trigger this bonus for more free spins up to 300!
M: Beautiful Lucky, short and sweet is your specialty, right?
L: Ha Malc, real mature.
M: We can afford to joke around now lad, the list is over.
L: Really? That went quick. Is there anything else we need to say?
M: Only that you can play Da Vinci Diamonds, Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix, Cleopatra and Starburst all at Kerching. We have a great library of games, both old favourites and hidden gems. So, pay me and Lucky a visit and you could end up with more than just a bit of banter!