So, you've been playing slots for some time. Maybe you're a seasoned player with years of experience or you're still new to the scene, but already feel like you've been spinning for an eternity? One of the main problems with online slots is that eventually, slot-fatigue will kick in and you'll be looking for something new to play. Whilst you could diverge into online roulette or blackjack, we know your heart's not fully in it. You're a slot fan by nature, and no dalliance with a new game can change that.
So how then, do you avoid becoming bored of your favourite game? Well the good news is that there's so many slots out there, you don't need to play the same kind all the time! Today we're talking about slots with unusual layouts. These can often mean plenty more paylines, and lots of extra bonus features too. These slots should help you beat the boredom and carry on spinning to your heart's content.
Pollen Party Mobile Slot
Pollen Party is a brand new release from Microgaming. The game launched last week and it's already one of our favourites this year. As you can probably guess from it's title, this new slot is bee themed. Whilst that doesn't exactly sound like the most exciting theme around, don't let it put you off playing!
Pollen Party is a 720 ways to win slot, and it's played on a honeycomb reel layout. This means it's played over five reels, with reels 1 and 5 being 3 symbols high, reels 2 and 4 being 4 symbols high and Reel 3 is 5 symbols high. It gives players loads of chances to create winning combinations and all wins are paid from left to right for adjacent symbols.
The game is bright and fun, and features symbols fitting to the theme. The lower value symbols are represented by pollination related items, such as Royal Jelly and honey, and there's also four higher value bee symbols to watch out for. The game also features three wilds, which substitute for all other symbols in the game, apart from scatters.
There are two bonus games in Pollen Party, and these are triggered when you collect three or more of the two scatter symbols. The first scatter symbol, labelled ‘scatter' (duh), will trigger up to 12 extra spins. During the extra spins round you'll also be rewarded with a Pollinator Wild, which rewards you with three wilds appearing on reel three.
This is the perfect opportunity to create some huge wins! The second scatter symbol is illustrated by a baby bee, and this triggers the Babee bonus. This is a click-me game which can award cash prizes.
When Pigs Fly Mobile Slot
When Pigs Fly by NetEnt has one of the most unusual layouts we've ever seen! The slot starts off with a diamond shaped layout with five reels. This means the first and fifth reels are only 1 symbol high, the second and fourth reels are three symbols high and the third reel is five symbols high. This is very different compared to the traditional 5×3 slots you might have been playing.
However, the originality doesn't stop there! Whenever you spin a win, the reels in When Pigs Fly start expanding. For every win you create, a further segment of the reel is added, and the slot goes from diamond shape to a full 5×3 board. What really adds to the importance of this layout, is that whilst this is happening you'll be rewarded a free re-spin.
That's a re-spin every time you make a winning combination, and as the board will have expanded, there's more symbols to play for. With every re-spin, two new positions will appear on the game board, along with even more betways. For example, the first re-spin will give you 135 ways to win while the second gives you 405.
When Pigs Fly also features a extra spins bonus mode, which is triggered if you make five winning spins in a row. Every consecutive win you achieve will tick down the counter to the right of the reels. Once activated, you'll be rewarded with eight extra spins, which are played on the full five reel, five row slot board. This gives players a huge 1,875 ways to win!
Rainbow Riches: Reels Of Gold Mobile Slot
If you're a fan of the Rainbow Riches series, then this title will be perfect for you. However, instead of simply changing a few things or introducing a couple of new bonus features, NYX have changed the game up completely, giving it a fresh and innovative format.
This slot boasts a very unusual reel layout and is all the better for it. Whilst it may look complex to play at first, once you've got the hang of it, you'll find it to be exciting and dynamic. The slot features 10 reels and 100 paylines, due to the fact the slot incorporates the Colossal Reels feature that you may have found in other NYX slots.
Five of the reels will appear as normal in a four row format, to the left of the screen, whilst the other five appear to the right of the screen and feature 12 rows! The reels, however, spin together, which is what creates the massive amount of paylines. On top of such a unique reel layout, Rainbow Riches Reels of Gold is packed to the rafters with bonus features.
For starters, there is a magical fairy bonus which will randomly appear and grant you special extras. This could be stacked wilds, huge multipliers, a near-miss extra spin or even more added wilds. In addition, the slot also features a extra spins bonus, which is triggered by collecting three or more balloon scatters.
Siberian Storm Mobile Slot
Siberian Storm is a slot created by IGT, after the success of their land-based casino version of the game. In fact, in 2010 it was the most successful land-based slot game around. Aside from a great reputation, Siberian Storm also features an unusual layout – which is why it's made it's way onto this list.
The slot is formatted in a hexagonal shape, much like Pollen Party mentioned above, and it similarly features 720 ways to win. Siberian Storm pays from left to right or right to left, and increases your chances of winning by 2 every time you spin.
The game also features a extra spins bonus, which can be activated by finding the Tiger's Eye Bonus symbol on 5 consecutive reels. You'll be rewarded with a base amount of 8 extra spins, however these can be re-triggered. In fact, you can trigger up to 240 extra extra spins! There's a secondary scatter to the game too, and this is represented quite aptly with the word ‘scatter'.
This doesn't reward extra spins, but it does add multipliers to your wins. Three scatter symbols will award you with a 2x multiplier, 4 scatter symbols gives you a 1ox multiplier, and 5 scatter symbols reward you with a huge 50x multiplier! In addition, many of the symbols in the game appear stacked, including the wild symbol, which increases your chances of winning yet again.
Dragon Born Mobile Slot
Dragon Born is a ginormous slot brought to us by Big Time Gaming. It's a medieval adventure, packed with knights, kings, gemstones and dragons. An epic narrative for sure, which is mirrored by the design of the game too. Dragon Born features 6 reels and 7 rows.
This makes for a packed out slot format, as there can be 42 symbols on the screen at any one time! All these symbols are what makes this game boasts the most paylines out of all the games mentioned today, with a whopping 117,649 ways to win!
Whilst 42 symbols can appear at any one time, it's more likely that you'll experience the multiple-window symbols, which can reach up to six symbols high. The dragon is, naturally, the most lucrative symbol of the slot, and this will reward 250 coins for a six symbol combination.
The game also features wilds, and these are represented by the slightly-creepy jester symbol. The jester will land as fully stacked, meaning it will occupy a full reel. The wilds in the game also come with a multiplier, and this can be anything up to 7x. If, however, you can combine two fully stacked wild reels, the multiplier can shoot up to 49x your wager.
The diamond symbol is the game's scatter and this activates a extra spins feature. Collecting 3, 4, 5, or 6 diamonds anywhere on the reels in a single spin, will reward you with 6, 12, 25 or 50 extra spins respectively. Extra spins can also be re-triggered and there's no limit on how many times this can happen.