Slots games have certainly come a long way from their humble beginnings, when people were spinning 3 reels and getting paid in quarters. Nowadays, you can expect most games to have detailed 3D graphics and other frills. In fact, it seems clear that 3D slots are pretty much becoming the norm these days. But what can we look forward to with slots in the near future? Let’s discuss some very plausible elements that could be integrated more and more into online slots.
1. More (Detailed) Storylines
It used to be that the furthest a slots storyline would go was the still picture above the reels. But today, certain slots actually have stories that are told as you continue hitting specific combinations. “Whospunit?” is one example because, just like the board game “Clue,” you collect clues along the way while trying to solve a murder. These storylines really hold players’ interest, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see more of them integrated into slots – and in more detail too.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about creating hybrid slots games that involve popular social games like Candy Crush. Don’t ask me exactly how this is going to work, but I hear that there’s supposed to be a player-vs-player element involved too. If so, this would bring two new audiences to the online slots world, including a younger crowd (social gaming) and those who love skill-based games.
3. Evolving Bonus Rounds
Slots bonus rounds are no longer just the pick-the-correct-basket variety that first came out. Of course, this isn’t to say these guessing games won’t still remain in certain slots. But many games are evolving bonus rounds to include first-person shooter modes, battles, races and more. Taking this into account, it won’t be long before the vast majority of bonus rounds are both skill-based and highly evolved from the standard variety.