If you felt like getting nostalgic and playing some one armed bandit style slot machines, you might be surprised to find that they are not as common as they used to be. Most machines are now all about being bigger than the rest, bigger sounds, bigger lights and even bigger wins. There are even extra twists thrown into the mix to give you even more to get excited about, this is where the big dogs come to play and it is even more exciting than ever before.
Throwing out Random Symbols
Some machines will have an active wildcard that much like the old poker games you see in the movies can be used to substitute for any symbol. Wildcards will often appear on selected reels only but sometimes you will find a slot machine that has them on any of the reels and playable in any position. There are even wildcards that replace an entire reel so it can substitute for any symbol on the adjacent wheels. Take a look at the pay structure of your chosen slot machine to see if they have a wildcard feature you can play for.
Left to Right and Back Again
It is more common than ever before to now have win lines that do not simply go left to right but up and down and side to side in all directions. Most machines will simply have a small map next to the screen to explain each win line to you while some will show you on screen which ways you can play. If you do play a slot machine that has multiple win lines you can often select which of these you wish to play. Obviously, the more lines you play at once the more chance you have of winning at the end of the day.
Free Spins and Even More
Most of the modern video slots you get today will offer you a chance to win free games or spins if you manage to line up a certain symbol three or more times. There are even games that will allow you to have them scattered around the win area at random. It should be noted that more often than not the wildcard symbol would not be able to substitute for your bonus game symbol. Again, it is a case of reading the win lines on the machine to see how each extra feature works. Each machine is different so do not assume that two similar machines will play in the same way.
Combine It All Together
A few machines out there will combine all three of these types of features and sometimes even more. At the end of the day, it will only add to your enjoyment while playing the video slot machines. Well, the enjoyment you get and the chances of winning a big payout, which we would all like to do at some point in our lives. So what are you waiting for, get out there and find yourself your new favorite video slot today!