There's a lot of factors that go into making a great mobile slot. Beautiful art, exciting music and fun bonuses can all enhance the experience. But beneath all the visuals, there's one hidden number that governs what will keep you coming back. That is the return to player rate (RTP). Having a high RTP is brave for a mobile slot maker. It gives the player more chance of winning their money back, which is something you don't see very often while gambling.
So below, we thought we'd praise the slots that decided to give the players more for their money. These are the slots that went for broke and gave us a high return on our money.
The Top 5 RTP Slots of 2015
These are the highest RTP slots that we've reviewed this year. RTP is the only thing they have in common. You'll find a diverse array of slots, all with individual features and bonuses. If you're looking for a high payout slot, then look below for whatever takes your fancy from this very wide assortment.
Hook's Heroes by NetEnt – 96.8%
Hook’s Heroes is a NetEnt slot, so you know it's great quality from the start. Set in a twisted version of Peter Pan, Hook Heroes features a 5×3 reel setup and 15 paylines. You can wager from as low as 20p, all the way to a massive £200. With one of the highest RTPs of the year, hitting 96.82% ; you should expect this game to pay out very frequently.
The slot has a plethora of feature spin modes including: Fairy feature, Pirate feature and Vampire feature. Each of these allow for massive multipliers and free spin wins, as well as further free feature spins. If you get into the right groove, feature spin bonuses, cheap bets and a high RTP can set you on the road to big winnings.
Ariana by Microgaming – 97%
The Ariana mobile slot offers a 5×3 reel layout with 25 fixed paylines. High RTP aside, the slot itself is relatively bare bones.
The mobile slot has wilds and expanding symbols, which can make individual symbols take up a whole reel and offer larger multipliers and wins. There is also the ability to win 15 free spins, which can be re-triggered without limit. The slot has the potential for huge payouts of 30,000 coins, by combining all its bonuses.
The slot is basic, but has enough content and quality to stand out from the crowd. Combine that with our 4th highest RTP of the year; it's certainly one to check out.
Viking Storm by mFortune – 97%
Viking Storm is an mFortune game, so like all their other slots, it can't be found anywhere else. mFortune have not rested on their laurels however, offering a slot that gives plenty of reasons to hunt it down.
Viking Storm has 5×3 reel setup with 15 paylines. Bets can go from a super low 2p to a staggering £300, which is complimented by a massive max win of £25,000. Bonuses are a huge part of Viking Storm, with the gameplay getting massive shake ups during bonus rounds.
Rainbow Road and Wheel of Wealth change the game from a standard slot, to a wheel of fortune style minigame. Here you can win anything from free spins to big multipliers. It's exclusive, it's varied and it offers our 3rd best RTP of the year.
It's one of many increasing reasons to track down mFortune.
Machine Gun Unicorn by Genesis – 97.1%
Machine Gun Unicorn already wins us over with its hilarious visual style. It's a ridiculous premise for a slot and the name sells it way before the funny visuals do.
But Machine Gun Unicorn isn't all look. The slot has some incredibly fun gameplay combining:
- Scatter/ Wild Symbols
- Free Spins
- Unlimited Triggers
All of this spread across a 5×3 reel layout, which contains 10 paylines. That may not sound like a huge number of paylines, so Genesis have balanced this with a low betting range of 1p-£25. That's a good spread by any standards. The slot also features a £25,000 max win and of course, the 2nd best RTP we've seen this year.
It's funny, it's fun and it's generous. You won't find more original and entertaining slots among the competition this year.
Starmania by NextGen – 97.87%
Starmania got a hard wrap from us when it first came around earlier this year. It has all the bells and whistles of a good slot.
5×3 reel layout, 10 paylines and wild/scatter features make it a competent slot on paper. It even has a 10p-£20 betting range, which although not the best, certainly matches most of the competition.
Where it stands out most is in it's RTP, something that we noted back then and are still praising now. It was the highest RTP of any slot we reviewed this year. All its other problems aside, this slot is still delivering on high and frequent payouts even at the end of the year. It is yet to be beaten.
If you're looking for a more standard slot experience, which has the ability for frequent payouts, then you couldn't do much worse than Starburst. It's at the top of our list and looks to stay there with an RTP like that.
Blood Suckers by NetEnt – 98%
Blood Suckers gets a mention here for being the gold standard of RTP. It sadly wasn't released this year, so couldn't top our list. But it was already here, so we've had the pleasure of enjoying it for a while now. Even after all that time, it remains undefeated as the highest RTP we've ever seen, sitting pretty at 98%.
The slot has been on desktop for years but was re-released last year for mobiles by NetEnt. Bloodsuckers features 5×3 reels, with 25 fixed paylines and your potential bets range from a low 25p, to £50.
The game isn't just a high RTP. Bloodsuckers also features a free spins mode, Wild substitutions and a Vampire Slaying bonus game. Combine it's high RTP, all these bonus rounds and the potential to unlock 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier to win a potential max of £375,000. We'd say this is looking to be getting honourable mentions long into the future.
Until Next Year
We're always on the look out for the best deals for all mobile casino users. This is the best of this year. If there are any updates before the year's end, then you can be sure you'll find them here.
For now, enjoy these high payout slots. By next year, hopefully we'll have a whole new range of high RTP slots to look forward to. Who knows. We may even see Blood Suckers knocked off its podium in time.