How 2018’s Online Casino Games Are Changing in the Face of the Sector
The casino games landscape is in a constant state of change and evolution, with innovations such as live gaming, virtual reality and interactive multiplayer features offering an ever more immersive and involving gaming experience.
This is probably seen to an even greater extent in the online casino sector than in other areas, for the simple reason that it is just so competitive a market. Competition among suppliers spells good news for gamers, so let’s find out more about the newest games for 2018 and how they differ from last year’s offerings.
More online casino platforms every day
There are plenty of websites that review and rate the online game offerings, and they have their work cut out keeping up. Sites like Online Games Info are literally adding new gaming sites every week, and each of them has to come up with something special to tempt players into downloading the app and joining the fun. Bonuses and free spins are fine to a certain extent, but if you are going to download an app and keep using it, it’s the gaming experience itself that will ultimately ensure your loyalty.
The top game developers like Microgaming, NetEnt, and Yggdrasil told us at the end of last year that their 2018 games would “blow our mind” with their innovative gameplay and features. Here are some examples of games that do just that.
Finn and the swirly spin (Netent)
This was actually launched at the end of 2017, but we were into January before it started to become a common sight online. The most innovative feature of this game is that it is played in a spiral, with tiles lining up from the bottom left corner of the screen. The objective is to l send a key in the center of the spiral to open a door and grant you access to the bonus games.
The graphics are on another level to anything we have seen in the past, and the sound effects are just right without being over-the-top. Behind the door, you will find four different bonus games, each of which takes additional keys to unlock.
Castle Builder II (Microgaming)
From Farmville to Warcraft, social games have taken on a life of their own over the past decade, and it is perhaps surprising that there hasn’t been more of a drive to link the phenomenon with the equally popular video slots. Microgaming has taken the plunge, however, with this sequel to Castle Builder.
Players build castles by collecting the necessary materials as they travel from kingdom to kingdom, unlocking achievements along the way. A five-reel, slot is at the heart of the action, but the depth of storylines and the huge choice of kingdoms to explore show the direction that 2018’s casino games are taking.
Well of Wonders (Thunderkick)
Casino games don’t have to be all-out action, and this has to be the most relaxing game in the genre. It is hugely atmospheric, and the music alone is enough to chase your cares away. Gem matching games have long been the choice for those who want to chill out after a hard day, and combining one with a slots game in this way is perfect for those tired commuters who want to relax and let their minds switch off on the journey home from work.