You might never go to Mars or walk on water but you can experience life in a virtual world all thanks to VR. You’ve probably already heard about the technology. Mark Zuckerberg loves it and now online casinos have adopted it.
At its core, VR obscures life around you and immerses you into a digital world. You can then watch movies or play video games as though you are standing next to your favorite video game characters.
Playing VR slots online is equally immersive. First off, the games recreate a traditional casino-like experience. With the help of an in-game avatar, you can walk around a glamorous establishment, chit chat with fellow players before you settle in front a slot machine.
Enough talk already—here are some of the best VR slots and why you should play them.
One of the most popular online slots is now also available to play with VR headsets. Created by Swedish software company Netent, Starburst stands out for its impeccable graphics, cosmic soundtracks and frequent bonus features.
Although the game has a reputation for paying out small amounts, it pays out frequently. Of course you can maximize your profits if you bet money in all ten paylines and adjust your coin sizes upwards. If you are also lucky to trigger the game’s multipliers, your bet could be multiplied up to 250 times.
Being a fan favorite, you can play this game on nearly all online casinos. However, you must find a VR casino to experience its virtual reality gameplay. It’s a gripping game, and with its frequent bonus features, it could get you hooked into action for hours.
Similar to Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest is an immensely popular slot machine. It’s also created by Netent and boasts of impressive payout rates. That being said, Gonzo’s Quest has an opening reminiscent of a blockbuster movie.
Before you start clicking buttons to trigger symbols, the game takes you into a jungle where you meet a Spanish treasure hunter named Gonzo. He asks you to search for the fictional city of El Dorado where he believes there are hidden gold.
You then run through exquisite jungle environments, elegant pyramids and carvings before you approach a wall-like structure. The demo ends there but it’s in front of this wall that you help Gonzo dodge cascading rocks as he searches for gold.
With such an impressive demo, Gonzo’s Quest had to be brought to VR. What’s more, the game also looks interactive even after the demo is over. The game’s reels are the wall through which rocks cascade downwards. On opposite sides there are also parrots that sing and cheer you up as you play.
Jack and the Beanstalk
As the story goes, a young boy wakes up to a gigantic beanstalk in front of his window. When he climbs it, he finds a glamorous castle and sneaks in. They story was recreated into a slot machine in 2011 and now you can play it with VR headsets.
Being a Netent game, Jack and the Beanstalk features outstanding graphics and high-quality soundtracks. Its gameplay is engaging while its bonus features ensures you trigger winning symbols frequently. The game has 20 paylines, meaning you can maximize your profits to huge amounts. You can also customize coin sizes to allow you to bet up to €100 per spin.
Betting aside, the outstanding part of the VR game is in its visuals. When played with VR headset, it transports you to Jack’s world, his family’s house, farmland and the castle as while tuneful soundtracks play in the background.
Ever since Narcos aired on Netflix, it’s become one of the most famous TV shows. And as you would predict, casino software providers jumped at the opportunity of gaining the rights to recreate it into a slot machine.
Netent ultimately brought us the online slot version at the start of this year. Its graphics looks a tad bit dated for a Netent game. But it also has lots of characters based on the TV show, which makes up for an interesting storyline.
Similar to all slots, the objective is to trigger winning symbols. For instance, matching three drive-by symbols earn you ten free spins. Activating the wild symbols increases your odds of winning while the locked-up symbols can earn you 271x your stake size.
Thunderstruck II is one of the best online slots from Microgaming, an Isle of Man based software provider. It’s an improved version of the original ‘Thunderstruck’ game which came out in 2004. It looks impressive with its high-quality graphics.
Better than graphics, Thunderstruck II is jam-packed with bonus features. So as you interact with Thor, Odin, Loki and Valkyrie on the reels, you can be confident the chances of hitting winning symbols are high.
Being a game inspired by Norse mythology, Thunderstruck II has all the ingredients of a great VR game. It takes you into the world of mythical gods where you can view Thor’s home, a Viking’s ship and even ride it in stormy waters.
Every man would love a woman who turns everything she touches into gold. Thanks to NextGen, it’s possible to find such a woman. Her name is Miss Midas and her only requirement is that you find fruit bowls, roses, castles, peacocks and other items symbolic of the middle ages.
Miss Midas will touch everything you find into gold, which in turn helps boost your profits or award you free spins. You can earn money up to 150x your bet size when you match letters on the reels. Find five chairs and you’ll walk away with 300 times your wager. If you come across the castles, Miss Midas will turn them into gold and result in a win of 2,500 times your bet size. Like many slots, you don’t have to bet €100 on this game. You can wager as little as €0.10 and benefit from all the golden rewards of the woman who turns things into gold.