Top 10 Games of 2020
Casino games are more popular than ever! With our recommended online slots and casino games, you can create the feeling of being in Las Vegas in your own home.
Here are our selections for the top ten online slot games for 2020. We have based this on examining the most popular slot games being played on a selection of Canadian online casinos and statistics from multiple game developers. The list includes some perennial classics, but also some new games that have hit it big this year. Please remember that all of these games can be played for free! So if you want to check them out with no risk you can do so on our own site here.
Starburst, a video slot from NetEnt, is a timeless classic.
It is simple, elegant, and fun to play. Many games today are cluttered with an increasing number of pay lines and flashy bonus games that can be fun to play, but rarely pay out.
That is not the case for Starburst.
Starburst only contains ten pay lines, and the rules of the game are stripped down to the basics. Starburst follows normal rules of paying out by rewarding the matching of consecutive symbols from left to right, however, winning combinations are not required to begin on the first reel. Winning combinations are rewarded not only for the left to right consecutive combinations but from right to left as well.
The inclusion of the Starburst Wilds is how you unlock some of the bigger wins as well as increase your chances of a payline win. Once a Starburst Wild symbol is hit, the reel will expand, and the wilds will lock in place. Then the remaining reels will re-spin to increase the chances of hitting a better payline. If new Starburst Wilds are hit during the re-spin, those wilds will lock in place with the original wilds and another re-spin will take place. This can happen a maximum of two additional times for a total of three re-spins.
2. Book of Dead
Book of Dead has Play N’ Go’s place in the history. Even years after its release this is still one of the most popular games of all time in many countries.
Book of Dead is an ancient Egyptian themed game inspired by Indiana Jones and the success of other Egyptian themed games like Cleopatra.
A payline containing five consecutive Rich Wilde symbols will net you 5,000 times your wager. At a maximum wager of $50 a spin, that equals to a jackpot win of CAD $250,000. Not bad!
There is a bonus round in the Book of Dead which consists of 10 free spins with no multiplier. The 10 free spin bonus round is triggered when three or more book of dead symbols appear anywhere on the board. During the free spins, all your winnings are combined for hopefully a lucrative payout once the spins have finished. If at any time during the bonus round, another three book of dead symbols are scattered across the board after a spin, then the 10 free spins start over. Once you trigger the free spins you can start getting the larger payouts.
3. Age of the Gods
The Age of Gods franchise spans dozens of games, but the original game, developed by Playtech, remains the most popular. The original is the best at what Ancient Greek mythology themed games have to offer. The captivating slot has a wide range of special features.
One highlight is the free games with 4 different game modes. Pick from the golden icons to determine which free games feature you will launch; Athena, Zeus, Poseidon or Hercules. Each boasts their own unique power, with expanding, frozen and transforming wilds as well as increasing win multipliers.
The standout feature has to be the Age of Gods Mystery Jackpot. This is triggered randomly after any spin during the main game. When you enter the jackpot game, you are guaranteed one of four jackpots. These are Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. Once you match 3 jackpot symbols, you win the corresponding prize.
4. Gonzo's Quest
Gonzo’s Quest is another NetEnt classic. With 20 paylines on five reels, this video slot offers a unique playing experience. The Tumbling Reels, the Free Falls Bonus Round, and Free Spins mode multipliers make for some great wins and were amazing features when the game first released in 2012.
The game’s ongoing popularity has also spawned a release of Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, released in 2020 (under Red Tiger).
5. Mega Moolah
When players think progressive jackpot games they usually think of Mega Moolah. The jackpots get bigger over time, and are affectionately known as Millionaire Makers. Over the last few years Microgaming has released a number of other games in the Mega Moolah family, but the original still remains one of the more popular versions of the slot. Mega Moolah still holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest online win.
The setup of Mega Moolah is quite standard for a video slot, featuring 5 reels to spin and 3 rows alongside. This design is joined by a set of 25 adjustable paylines, which gives you the possibility of customizing how many of these you want to be active per spin.
The real highlight of the game is the Progressive Jackpots. In most jackpot games the bonus round is triggered by spinning certain symbols but this isn’t the case for Mega Moolah. The progressive jackpot bonus round is randomly triggered at any point during gameplay. The higher your bet is, the more chance you stand of activating the bonus rounds. From here you can win either the Mini, Minor, Major or Mega progressive jackpot total.
6. Wolf Gold
Wolf Gold is a Native American and Southwest United States themed slot game that has become a classic. Part of the reason this game became such a classic over the years is because it is incredibly easy to play. The gameplay is easy to understand and with only two bonus features, the simplicity of the game is undeniable.
The canyon scatter symbol can trigger a free spins feature that has the potential to give you limitless free spins. During gameplay, you may notice another symbol of a full moon. If six of these moon symbols appear on your reels after a spin, a money re-spin feature will be triggered.
Wolf Gold has proven to be a huge success in popularity in its short history. This is mostly because some people prefer simple games that are not too over complicated with thousands of paylines and confusing bonus features.
7. 9 Masks of Fire
9 Masks of Fire is a colourful and exciting game brought to us by Microgaming and Gameburger Studios. The game blends together some classic slot themes like the presence of cherries and “BAR” symbols with an African tribal theme.
9 Masks of Fire includes regular gameplay along with a bonus wheel where you can win free spins that include a multiplier that doubles or triples the amount won on each free spin.
The main goal to the 9 Masks of Fire online slot game is to get as many masks as you can to win some of the juicier pots in the upper bracket of the paytable. One last added bonus is the diamond symbol. The diamond symbol is a wild symbol that can stand in the place of all the other symbols except for the masks and the shield and spears symbol.
8. Dead or Alive 2
Dead or Alive II is the anticipated sequel to the cult classic Dead or Alive that was originally released in May of 2009. People grew to love Dead or Alive for its old west theme coupled with some of the most famous outlaws the world has ever known. Outlaws like Jesse James, the Apache Kid, Delia Rose, Billy the Kid, and Belle Starr will appear on the gameboard and act as wilds to help create the largest win combinations possible. Get all five outlaws in a combination on a single payline and win 166.66 times your wager.
Dead or Alive II does a great job of keeping all of the features of the original Dead or Alive adding an enhanced appearance and a new Train Heist bonus feature.
9. Fire Joker
Fire Joker is a real classic among slots. A fruit slot with three reels, three symbols each and five fixed paylines. The standard jackpot in normal play is 80 coins, but in the bonus rounds, you can clear up to 800 times the stake. All symbols, from the small fruit to the wild symbol, can be stacked on the reels and cover the entire reel.
Fire Joker is one of the most successful progressive slots from Play N Go.
10. Thunderstruck II
Thunderstruck 2 released in 2010 rounds off our list. This 5 reel, 243 ways to win game has a Norse mythology theme. The randomly-activated Wildstorm feature allows up to 5 reels to turn fully wild. It’s all about The Great Hall of Spins where you can play
The 4 free spins features are based on Thor, Odin, Loki and Valkyrie. They offer you 5x multipliers, random wilds, multipliers up to 6x and Rolling Reels with increasing multipliers up to 5x. With a 96.65% RTP, there are max wins of 8,000 x stake on each Loki free spin. The multipliers and possibility for some hefty wins insures that this game will remain on top game lists for years to come.