Progressive slots are not launched as frequently as video slots. Yet, every once in a while slot developers surprise their fans with a title that can award a life-changing sum. In this blog post, we present you our selection of the best progressive slots released in 2018 you can give a try for a chance to hit a huge win.
Playtech is a progressive slot specialist. Unlike some of the leading software providers like Microgaming or NetEnt that launched a few titles awarding big prizes almost a decade ago, Playtech comes up with progressive slots on a regular basis. Their Age of the Gods series keeps growing with four new titles added to it during 2018. Our favourite one is Medusa & Monsters due to its unique structure with 6 reels and 164 ways to win.
Inspired by Medusa and other monsters from Ancient Greek mythology, the title benefits from expanding Medusa Wilds, symbols appearing in stacks and Medusa’s Gaze Free Games. Within the free spins feature, Medusa petrifies symbols thus locking them in their positions while Medusa Wilds move one reel to the left on each free spin. Just like other titles in the series, the slot awards four Age of the Gods progressive jackpots you can trigger through the Jackpot Game triggered at random on any spin.
The 5-reel, 20-payline progressive slot comes from the Yggdrasil Gaming’s creative kitchen. Themed on magic and sorcery, the slot machine offers the Spellbook Bonus Game feature during which you are supposed to collect crystals unlocking free spins played at a 3x multiplier. Free spins are key to 5 progressive jackpots that may not be as big as those awarded by the Playtech progressive jackpot network but are still worth your time and money.
We love Yggdrasil slots for their appearance and sounds and Ozwin’s Jackpots is no exception. If you love games providing you with a mysterious atmosphere, you will love the 2018 release as well. The game will provide you with an exciting gaming experience with a mechanics resembling the one used in the Yggdrasil’s older title Holmes & the Stolen Stones. Their video slots may seem a bit overwhelming sometimes, but you will easily figure it all out once you start to play them.
Betsoft is well-known for their 3D slots, yet this time they go classic with an Oriental-themed slot equipped with no less than four progressive jackpots. Titled Dragon Kings, the 5-reel 10-payline slot takes you to the Far East where you will meet omnipotent reptiles ready to help you win big. Although the maximum possible win of 280,753 coins seems enticing enough, we really like the prospect of winning one of four ever-increasing jackpots.
The game comes literally packed with bonus features granting an action-packed gaming experience. Look out for the dragons, Red, White, Azure and Black Dragon, as they are in charge of triggering bonus features. They award respins with other dragons locked in their positions, a 3x multiplier, expanding Wilds that double your winnings, spreading Wilds and up to 400x your bet cash prizes. You can also trigger up to 15 free spins when you land 3 or more Dragon Pearl Scatters. Landing Magical Dragon Pearl on the additional reel 6 and hitting a win with one or more dragons included will earn you one of four progressive jackpots.
Leander Games is an Argentinean software developer we have recently introduced to our readers. Launched in January 2018, Ave Caesar is their popular progressive slot inspired by the Roman Empire. Using the history theme, the game is played at 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines with Caesar himself standing for Wild that replaces all regular symbols and pays the top prize of 1,000 coins.
The slot benefits from a range of random bonus features inspired by historical figures. They can add stacked Wilds, mystery symbols and colossal 2×2 and 3×3 symbols to the reels and award cash prizes. The game also offers a bonus game that can award instant wins, free spins with Wilds doubling your payouts, symbols going Wild, Wilds going sticky, Moving Wild Reels as well as extra free spins and Wilds, instant wins or multipliers. The progressive jackpot can be won at random on any spin. It starts at $10,000 and increases to $21,990. It has to be won before it reaches the set amount of $21,990.
The last title in our list of the best progressive slots released in 2018 comes from Realtime Gaming (RTG). Plentiful Treasure is another Oriental-themed slot that brims with bonus features and has no less than four progressive jackpots up for grabs. Played at 5 reels and offering 243 ways to win, the RTG 2018 release pays up to 50,000x your bet in a single spin.
On the reels, you will meet four gods ready to assist you during your quest to reveal plentiful treasures. The game offers two Wilds with the one depicted as the pearl multiplying your wins by 5x. While playing it, you can trigger free spins with high-value symbols only on the reels. To win one of four progressive jackpots, you need to trigger the Gold Coin feature offering you to pick from 12 golden coins. Keep in mind that this slot game requires you to increase your bet by enabling the golden symbols on the left-hand side of the reels. When you activate all five golden symbols, which will increase the bet from 8 to 88 coins, you will gain access to all four progressive jackpots.