Online Slots Free Spins
Today, the free spins bonus round has become an integral part of online slots. The latest online slots such as Immortal Romance have complex free spins structures, where a number of other features are also combined. However, this was not always the case. In the earliest free spins slots when the trigger appeared on the reels (usually three or more scatter symbols) the stated number of free spins was automatically played. In many online slots, there was a provision that the free spins would withdraw if the required mechanism appeared on the reels during the free spins. The first improvement to the free spins was the multiplier. The payouts during the free spins were in specified multiples of the normal payout tables.
Originally, the rules of online slot machines laid out the number of free spins and the multiplier. Later, interactivity was introduced by specifying the parameters. Playtech has a girls party themed slot game titled A Night Out. When the free spins are triggered, the player chooses a girl and the number of free spins is indicated by his choice. The player then buys the girl a drink, and the multiplier is again set by his choice. In fact, the parameters are randomly determined, but the animated process that plays out on the screen makes it more interesting. In some online slots, the player actually decides the parameters. He gets combinations of the number of free spins and multipliers and has to choose one of them. When the number of free spins is large, the multiplier is small, and when the number of free spins is small, the multiplier is large.
One of the complexities introduced in modern free spins is a counter. When the trigger appears on the reels, the free spins are not immediately started. The counter increases by one. When the value of the counter reaches a given value, the free spins are triggered. A slot game from the Microgaming title Scrooge combines two counters. When the trigger event takes place, a free spin is added to the freespins counter or a day is subtracted from the countdown counter. When the countdown counter shows zero, the number of free spins in the freespins counter is awarded to the player.
Online casino software developer Realtime Gaming has introduced two innovative features related to free spins. Free spins are triggered through random events and it is possible for hundreds of spins to be played without triggering free spins. Free spins are not triggered very often and when they are triggered, players hope to make money. Nothing is more disappointing than a bad round in a free spin round.