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Too Much Prettiness and Not Enough Cash

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by , 4 November 2013 at 1:53 pm (3578 Views)
It seems that there is a trend among slots developers these days. And that is: to make the games as pretty as possible, with loads of high quality animations, movie interludes and even high-definition 3D symbols.

Of course, this is no bad thing. Slot machines - whether online or in land casinos - are supposed to be a form of entertainment and a graphically stunning slot is definitely better than one that looks like it came out of the 1960s.

However, the corollary of this trend is that too many games are now purely made for entertainment and the wins are a secondary, or even tertiary, consideration. We at SlotsUniverse are seeing far too many new releases where there is almost no possibility of a decent sized win.

Strangely, one of the worst culprits are the NetEnt slots games - games like Secrets of the Stones, Silent Run, Magic Portals and Reel Rush all look great, but ultimately they fail as slot machines. Solely because the base game has wins that are way below the value of the line bet combined with bonus features that are, frankly, neither.

I'd like to see the games providers taking a step back and thinking about what slots players really want from a game - because whizz-bang animations and 3D graphics are not the main reason people play gambling games. It's time for a reassessment. It's time to look back at the most successful and popular slots they have in their catalogue and to develop some new ones with those kind of features.

Otherwise, the type of gamblers that really make the casinos some money will give up and all you'll be left with are those that are quite content just to play for free. Not the ideal outcome!

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