When one year ago we talked about most frequently played slots at Springbok, little did we know that as many as four will reappear on our Top 5 list in 2017. You've clearly chosen your favourites and, honestly, we're not all that surprised. Combining interesting themes with abundance of generous features and high win potential is obviously what it takes to make a game a success - as is evidenced by Naughty or Nice, Bubble Bubble, Sweet 16, Cleopatra's Gold and Achilles.
1 - Naughty Or Nice?
Last year's No. 2 has claimed the top position! As charmed as you may have been with Santa's two lovely assistants, we're betting it was the game's special features that which was appreciated the most. Much to his wife's discontent, Santa's has traded his usual helpers, elves and reindeers, for a couple of scantily clad ladies willing to go Wild. While they'll step in when you're a symbol or two short of a winning combo, Scattered game logos will pay up to 200x your total bet and launch 10 free games. You'll need to pick which of the two girls acts as your bonus substitute and subsequently doubles the prize, adds Free Spins, and pays instant rewards of up to 20x your bet.
Like many other RTG slots, this one also comes with a Progressive Jackpot which you'll win by landing 5 Nice girls on a payline during the base game, or getting the same number of Bonus subs while spinning for free. Other then the Progressive, the most Naughty or Nice will pay per spin is a super-generous amount of 50,000x your line bet, which is surely a major contributor to this game's position on our Top 5 list.
2 - Bubble Bubble
The next in line is yet another title featuring attractive ladies - or rather one but capable of all sorts of tricks. To benefit, you'll need to muster up courage and enter Vinni the Witch's lair. She'll reward you by expanding in full and paying triple. Landing 3 Scattered Cauldrons filled with magic potion launches one of 3 special features: Wild Witches, Great Ghosts or Bewitched. Great Ghosts feature will treat you to 20 free games with up to 9 Wild Ghosts flying onto the reels after every Scatter win, while Bewitched feature delivers 7 free games with expanded Vinni flirtatiously stretching all over the middle reel. You'll win 9 Free Spins with Wild Witches feature, and each time Vinni appears, she'll cast her spell to turn 1 or 2 other reels completely Wild. The latter additionally offers Win-Win feature which awards a bonus should your free games win be 10x the triggering bet or less. This is probably the only time you'll be hoping to win zero while spinning for free, as in this case Win-Win will pay 100x your stake.
Bubble Bubble offers the same maximum win of 50,000x the line bet. It will be interesting to see if newly released sequel overtakes the original next year. Keeping everything you liked about the first one and giving it an additional boost, Bubble Bubble 2 certainly has all the ingredients a game needs to succeed.
3 - Sweet 16
Sweet 16 is a new entry which has taken the spot of God of Wealth. Being faced with a shop window filled with colourful candy might easily make you peckish, so make sure to have a sweet at hand. This all-ways-pay game features Morph Magic which morphs winning symbols to create space for new icons and potential deliver additional wins on the same bet. Each successive win increases the multiplier and boosts the prize by up to x10. Sweet 16 is a grouped Wild which will land on all reels except for the first, while Scattered Lollipops offer to pay as much as 500x your total stake and trigger Sweet 16 special feature. As the result, you'll receive a bonus of 16 free games during which Morph Magic multipliers range from x2 to x20. Sweet 16 comes free of a Progressive, but clearly you didn't mind - this visually appealing and fun-to-play video slot still manages to claim a high No. 3 position.
4 - Cleopatra's Gold
Long-time favourite, Cleopatra's Gold is unlikely to ever leave this list. Though it's not the most elaborate RTG slot in terms of design, it makes up for it with relative simplicity coupled with high win potential. The powerful lady herself serves as Wild icon, doubles the win and pays as many as 10,000 coins. Scattered Pyramids will cash out up to 500x your total bet and launch free games with all prizes tripled. You'll start off with 15 spins on the house and receive extra 15 providing you manage to land 3 more Scatters. Cleopatra likely owes its popularity to sizeable randomly-triggered Progressive Jackpot, as well as the top prize of 50,000x line bet.
Even though this slot has been steadily moving down the list over the last 3 years, Achilles still consistently shows up among the most played ones. Did you know that, according to Greek mythology, the only vulnerable part of Achilles’ body was his heel, result of having been held by it while his mother dipped him into the Styx river as an infant? Still, though the mighty winner of 2015 may not be able to compete with attractive ladies featured in slots above, he’ll bravely stand in front of the gates of Troy with weapons powerful enough to win you massive rewards.
Wild Achilles subs for all symbols except for Scatters, pays 10,000 coins for five-of-a-kind, and triggers a special feature. You'll need to select one of the hero icons to win 15, 20 or 25 free games with triple prizes and all Scatters transforming into top-paying symbols featuring Achilles or the lovely Helen. Scattered Troy icons launch 10 Free Spins which will double all wins and can be re-triggered. This is another RTG game willing to boost your balance by 50,000x line bet per paid spin.
If you somehow managed to miss any of our top 5, make sure to give them a try and see what is that made them so popular. In meantime, we'll keep an eye on your new favourites and share the updated list at the end of next year.