Here are our 5 favourite Playtech slots
The Playtech studio is well-known for producing eye-catching slots with thrilling gameplay. Playtech’s deals with the major film studios also let you play movie-themed slots from the DC comics universe, as well as Gladiator, King Kong, Ace Ventura and plenty more. But which of the hundreds of Playtech slots deserves to be listed in a Top 5? Here are our suggestions.
The 2016 film was panned by critics. And not unfairly, I might add. The uneven tone, weird editing, and Jared Leto trying too hard to out-Joker the Joker, help give Suicide Squad just 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. And yet, Playtech’s official Suicide Squad slot is an excellent example of how movie-themed slots can combine film characters with brilliant gameplay. Symbols include Harley Quinn, the Joker, and Dead Shot, and if you spin 5 of Will Smith’s character in a row then you win 5x your stake. While there are no free spins, the bonus features (Enchantress Mode and Suicide Squad Wilds) do kinda make up for it. But the best part of playing Suicide Squad is access to the DC Superheroes Jackpots, with the Grand progressive offering the chance to win a life-changing amount. While Suicide Squad the movie didn’t get anywhere near the Oscar nominations, Suicide Squad the slot definitely deserves a place in our top 5.
In contrast to Suicide Squad, DC’s next installment in its Superhero universe was a huge critical and box office success. And the Wonder Woman slot game isn’t too shabby either. This one is a 5×4, 30 payline game with plenty of respins, free spins and more bonus features than you can throw a lasso of truth at. Like all DC-franchised Playtech slots, Wonder Woman is connected to the DC Universe Progressive Jackpot. The knowledge that with every spin, you have the chance to win a multi-million-pound prize certainly adds a thrill to spinning those reels.
Aztec-themed slots might have been done to death in recent years, but Playtech’s Tip Top Totems stands out due to its great design and rather unique bonus features. The key to this game is building up a series of consecutive wins. For example, if you can create a sequence of 10 wins in a row you can win 500x your stake. And the free games feature takes this further. You can win up to 1000x your stake if you fill the reels with wilds, and once you factor in the 4x multiplier, this can potentially mean a 4000x win. Tip Top Totems is a medium variance slot that pays out frequently, and this – combined with the consecutive wins bonuses – means the game is rather hard to put down.
Playtech’s Age of Gods series has given us some crackers over the years. And this Poseidon-themed title is another great slot game, with 4 rows, 5 reels, and 30 paylines. Features-wise, Rulers of the Sea certainly delivers. It comes with a ton of bonus features which include 5 types of respin features and 5 free spins features. The biggest wins come from the Medusa Free Games feature, where the multipliers can combine to reward you with payouts of up to 7500x your stake on each free spin. What’s more, there are 4 progressive jackpots up for grabs, with the Ultimate Power Jackpot paying out half a million quid every 6 weeks or so. The RTP of 96.37% is decent, and the medium to high variance means patience is rewarded with impressive wins. Rulers of the Sea looks absolutely sublime and if you are a fan of mythology-based slots, you will love this one for both the theme and gameplay.
This may sound like the official slot of the Brexit Party, but Glory and Britannia is actually themed around the mythical world of Merlin, King Arthur, and Guinevere. And although his inclusion isn’t historically accurate, even Robin Hood makes an appearance. The gameplay is deceptively simple, with a 5-reel, 3-row grid allowing 243 ways to win, as well as plenty of free spins, respins and 5x multipliers. The best feature however is the Side Bet Shop. Here you have the option to purchase side bets including the Lady of the Lake which gives you 3 respins. That’s great for maintaining interest throughout the dead spins and can significantly increase payouts if you use it wisely. Despite a 2019 release, the graphics on Glory and Britannia do look a bit dated. But the backdrop of lush green meadows and an impressive castle means Glory and Britannia is a quaint and charming game that will appeal to slot fans around the world.
So, there you have it. Playtech is among many people’s favourite slot providers, and when you take a gander at the games this studio has made over the years, it’s not hard to see why. This was our top 5, but there were plenty of other contenders, including Luminous Life, Desert Treasure, and The Matrix. What are your particular Playtech slot favourites?