Welcome to The Slot Buzz online slot game catalogue for UK players. Read our slot game reviews, try the games for free, and play for real at any of our recommended UK online slot sites. We review new slots and classic slot games from all the big software suppliers, including Microgaming, Thunderkick, NetEnt, IGT, Quickspin, and many more.
Our detailed slot game reviews help you to choose which games you would like to try, based on features like Return To Player (RTP), Variance or Volatility, Progressive and Non-Progressive Jackpots, stake range and more. Read our reviews to learn what features to look out for when you’re playing, like Expanding Wilds, Tumbling Reels and Bonus Rounds.
When you’ve chosen a game you like, pick from one of our recommended slot sites, then go straight there to play, or read our full review, including details of how to claim your slot bonus.
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How To Choose The Right Slot Game To Play
As all good slots players know, not all slot games are created equal. There are many, many variations in the way games are put together, from the basic themes, graphics and animations, to the complex maths models behind the games that determine how and when a slot will pay out.
So, to help you choose the right slot game for your budget, experience and expectations, here is our simple guide.
Themes and Graphics
As you can see from the slot games we’ve reviewed on The Slot Buzz, there are literally thousands to choose from, with many different themes and graphical styles. Some themes are common – Irish slots are ten a penny, whilst Ancient Greece and Fairytales are other well-mined sources of inspiration for slot studios.
If you’re going to be spending some time playing a slot, make sure you pick one that you like the look of, that has nice sounds, and good animations. You can see screengrabs of each on our game review pages. Our current favourites are by Thunderkick – a Scandinavian slot supplier with a canny knack for producing totally off the wall games with really original themes that take gameplay to a new level!
You can find a list of Thunderkick slots here.
Slot Game Variance
One of the biggest factors that will determine the kind of experience you will have when playing slots is the variance of the game you are playing. This is also sometimes referred to as the volatility of the slot.
Variance refers to how much and how often a game pays out. Low variance games will typically pay out more frequently, but in smaller amounts. Games like Starburst by NetEnt are good examples of low variance slots. Meanwhile, at the other end of the scale, high variance games will pay out infrequently, but sometimes much bigger prizes. Classic high variance slots include Book of Dead by Play n Go, Dead or Alive by NetEnt, or more recently, pretty much anything in Big Time Gaming’s slot catalogue – Bonanza or Extra Chilli for example.
If you’re looking to win big and are prepared to spend some money trying to hit that jackpot, then high variance games are for you. But if you’re more interested in making your money last and having a good time with lots of small wins that keep your balance topped up, then it’s probably best to stick to the lower variance titles.
Slot Game RTP
Another important factor to consider when choosing a slot game is Return to Player or RTP. This is expressed as a percentage and refers to the average amount of money paid out to players in prizes by a game. Typically, this will be around 95% to 97%. At 97%, on average, for every £100 you wager, £97 will come back to you in prizes. Now this doesn’t mean that you will always lose 3% of your stake – that wouldn’t be fun at all! You might win 150% back, whilst someone else might lost 50%. This is just an average payout for a game, across millions of pounds of bets, across thousands of players.
In general it is better to play a slot with at least 96% RTP. But don’t write off those with an RTP under 96%. They often have additional features, like Progressive Jackpots, and the spare 1% is used to grow these massive prizes which can be won at any time.
There are of course many different game studios producing slots, and you may well have a favourite. The biggest are names like NetEnt and Microgaming, but there are lots of others around which you may or may not have heard of. When you find one you like it’s worth checking out their full catalogue because typically their games will all have a similar style and gameplay.
At The Slot Buzz you can check out the full game catalogues of Big Time Gaming, Thunderkick, Quickspin and many more.
Licensing and Fairness
Finally, when choosing a game, and when choosing where to play, always make sure the casino and their slot suppliers are properly licensed by a recognised gaming jurisdiction. This will ensure that the games have been properly audited for fairness and genuinely random outcomes. It also means that you will have recourse to a licensing body should you have a dispute over the outcome of a game. You can read more about this in our guide on how to make a complaint against an online casino.
So, there you have it – now you have all the information you need to choose from one of the many slot games reviewed on our site. Good luck and have fun!