Guide to Video Slots - Learn About 5 Reel Video Slot Games

Added: May 14, 2012

Video slots have taken the internet by storm. They make up a huge chunk of each online casino's game lobby. In some cases, up to 50% of the casinos games are in fact video slots. To date, there are approximately 2000 floating about at the numerous gambling portals around the world.

These slots tend to have five reels and anywhere from just five winning paylines up to as many as 100 paylines. They also usually have special symbols such as scatter symbols and wild symbols. The wild symbols generally act as substitutes and will combine with other symbols to create line wins during regular play.

The only symbols that they won't usually substitute are the scatter symbols or bonus symbols, plus the wilds are usually the game's top-paying symbol. This means that if five of the wilds align across one of the active paylines, the jackpot is usually awarded.

Instead of only being able to win prizes when the reels align with matching symbols (like most classic slots), video slots also offer plenty of other ways of being able to win prizes such as through mini bonus rounds. Some of the bonus games are played out on the reels and some are played out on a second screen, away from the reels.

These games are not usually difficult, as most of them are simple picking rounds. The prizes include monetary values, multipliers or even a number of free spins can be hiding behind certain objects and all you have to do is select them to hopefully reveal a decent prize. The video slots graphics and general game play continues improving dramatically, which could be one of the main reasons why remain so popular with the players. 

Video slots are available in the flash mode, but for a more entertaining experience, players are advised to check out the download versions.

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