EGR Game of the Year — Our Runner-Ups

androidslots annual awards trophyIn case you didn’t know, the EGR Operators Award 2015 announced its winners this week. Among the many categories (which contain some very worthy winners) there is Game of the Year category, the honour of which went to NetEnt’s very own Spiñata Grande. Although it was an unexpected win, it is certainly deserving of that title regardless. However, we here at Droid Slots believe there were some serious contenders that rival it. So, it is without further ado that we announce our top 5 games that could have contended for the title of ‘Game of the Year’ 2015.

1. Slingo Riches

Slingo Riches LogoA social game, a puzzle, a slot or is it bingo? This game seems to be an all-rounder. Released  in April, Slingo Riches is a quirky yet fun game to try having started out as a mere Facebook game with no cash prizes. Now you can win money with plenty of slot features and the fast-pace of bingo to keep you occupied. There’s also a £10 welcome bonus exclusive to this game if you join today!

Release Date April, 2015
Casino Spin Genie Casino
Software Provider RealNetworks
Slot type Slingo (a slot and bingo hybrid)
Platform Desktop (anticipated on mobile very soon)
Return to Player (RTP) 95%
Risk Low/medium
Slot Reels/ Paylines 5×5 grid
Min/ Max Bets 50p to £100
Max Win  £20,000
Free Spins 1,2,3 et cetera
Features Jokers/Super Jokers, Instant cash prizes, Devils/Cherubs
Current Jackpot  N/A
Pros Novelty game, £10 welcome bonus to play exclusively on Slingo Riches
Cons Unfamiliar type of game to many

>Click here to read our full review of Slingo Riches

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2. Jack’s Beanstalk

Jack's Beanstalk Feature ImageIn October, NextGen launched a new slot titled Jack’s Beanstalk, in order to compete with another of its own titles Jack and the Beanstalk. As you will see on this list, NetEnt has a habit of trying to outdo itself which is admirable but it’s almost as if they’re the only ones in their own market. With features like Magic Beans and Golden Eggs, this adventure is surely going to leave players entertained for hours.

Release Date  October 2015
Casino William Hill Casino
Software Provider  NextGen
Slot type Video Slot
Platform Android App, iPhone App, Browser
Return to Player (RTP) 95.55%
Risk Medium
Slot Reels/ Paylines 5 reels/ 25 paylines
Min/ Max Bets 25p – £50
Max Win £75,000
Free Spins Up to 15 free spins
Features  Upwild feature, Gamble feature, Golden Egg
Current Jackpot  N/A
Pros  Fun Golden Egg and Upwild features
Cons  None
Verdict Four stars

>Click here to read our full review of Jack’s Benstalk

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3. Koi Princess

Koi-Princess-slot-machine-logoNetEnt has to be admired for always trying to outdo itself and with this entry into the slot machine market it’s probable to suggest that they’ve done it again. Koi Princess is unique to online casinos, due to its anime-styled theme which gives it a certain Japanese feel. Packed full of features with outstanding performance, Koi Princess holds a place in our hearts for being the most ambitious venture NetEnt has ever made.

Release Date  24 November 2015
Casino Spin Princess
Software Provider  NetEnt
Slot type Video slot
Platform Android App, iPhone App, Browser
Return to Player (RTP) 100%
Risk Low
Slot Reels/ Paylines 5 reel, 20 payline
Min/ Max Bets 2p – £200
Max Win £200,000
Free Spins Up to 10 free spins
Features 5-Hit Random Feature, Random Wild Random Feature, Wild Reels Random Feature, Bonus Game Activation, Sure Win Free Spin, Wild Reels Free Spins, Bonus Wheel
Current Jackpot  N/A
Pros  Colourful, unique design. Lots of features. Soothing.
Cons  A little overloaded. Theme can be off-putting.
Verdict two-stars

>Click here to read our full review of Koi Princess 

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4. Taco Brothers

Taco Brothers logoSeptember saw the release of Taco Brother, a Mexican themed slot (obviously) set in the peaceful village of Santa Maria. Then the evil Captain Diaz attacks and takes all the tacos and pesos for himself. It’s up to the player to get them all back and restore peace to Santa Maria. Exciting, colourful and fun, it’s little wonder why Taco Bros. get this spot on our favourite games.

Release Date  9 September 2015
Casino Betsafe Casino
Software Provider  Elk Studios
Slot type Video Slot
Platform Mobile and Desktop Browser
Return to Player (RTP) 96.7%
Risk Medium
Slot Reels/ Paylines 5 reels with 243 paylines
Min/ Max Bets 20p – £40
Max Win £12,200
Free Spins Up to 8 free spins
Features  Free re-spins, Sliding Wilds, Running Wilds, Wild Escape
Current Jackpot  N/A
Pros  Amazing storyline, exciting features, high frequency payout
Cons  None
Verdict five-stars

>Click here to read our full review of Taco Brothers

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5.King of Slots

King of Slots by NetEntNovember was a great month for NetEnt  as many new games were released under their name. This entry is called King of Slots it sees a modern update of the classic fruit machine slot. It has the same feel as many of the NetEnt slots married to a whole host of new features just waiting to be unlocked.

Release Date November 2015
Casino Bet 365 Casino
Software Provider NetEnt
Slot type Video Slot
Platform Android App, iPhone App, Browser
Return to Player (RTP) 97%
Risk Medium
Slot Reels/ Paylines 5 reels / 25 paylines
Min/ Max Bets 1p – £1.00
Max Win £750,000
Free Spins 10 free spins
Features Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols, Free Spins, Multiplier, Sticky Wins
Current Jackpot N/A
Pros Fantastic theoretical RTP,  Scatter Symbols
Cons No bonus games
Verdict four-stars

>Click here to read our full review of King of Slots

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