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Best of Slots

Strictly Slots® magazine published its fourth annual "The Best of Slots" survey in the October 2004 issue. The winning games, in multiple categories, were chosen by slot players – not, as the magazine noted, by a panel of judges or gaming executives.

This is the list of IGT’s most popular games (in order of popularity) for each of the categories included in the survey:

Spinning Reel Slots

Cleopatra® Slots [Game Page]

You’ll go on an exotic journey to the land of ancient Egypt with this theme.

Category Ranking
Best Progressive Reel Slot 5
Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 4

 

Double Diamond® Slots [Game Page]

   Diamonds are forever, and this is still one of the most popular slot games in America.

Category Ranking
Best New Reel Slot 5
Best Progressive Reel Slot 4
Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 3
Best Reel Slot Graphics/Design 3
Best Reel Slot Sound 4
Best Reel Slot Theme 5
Favorite Reel Slot 1
Luckiest Reel Slot 1
Most Innovative Reel Slot 3

 

Elvis® Slots

   The “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” is magically transformed into the “King of Slots” in this MegaJackpots® game.

Category Ranking
Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 2
Best Reel Slot Graphics/Design 4
Best Reel Slot Sound 3
Best Reel Slot Theme 3
Most Innovative Reel Slot 2

 

Five Times Pay Slots [Game Page]

  Five times the fun.

Category Ranking
Best New Reel Slot  3

 

Jeopardy!®Slots

   The answer – the slot game that’s based on one of television’s most popular game shows. The question – what is Jeopardy!® Slots?

Category Ranking
Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 5
Best Reel Slot Theme 4
Most Innovative Reel Slot 4

 

Megabucks®

  The game that’s paid the biggest slot jackpots of all time.

Category Ranking
Best Progressive Reel Slot 3

 

Red White & Blue® Slots [Game Page]

   Patriotic colors join forces with lucky sevens in this long-time favorite.

Category Ranking
Best Reel Slot Sound 5
Best Reel Slot Theme 2
Favorite Reel Slot 2
Luckiest Reel Slot 2

 

Tabasco® Slots [Game Page]

   Bringing to life the excitement of the Big Easy’s favorite fiery brand of hot pepper sauce.

Category Ranking
Best Reel Slot Sound 2

 

Top Dollar® Slots [Game Page]

   Take Triple Diamond® and Double Diamond®, two of the most popular slot themes ever, and add the excitement of a Barcrest top box bonus game.

Category Ranking
Favorite Reel Slot 4
Luckiest Reel Slot 3

 

Triple Diamond® Slots [Game Page]

   Just like in the Double Diamond® game, the Triple Diamond® symbol acts as a wild card.

Category Ranking
Best Reel Slot Graphics/Design 5
Most Innovative Reel Slot 5

 

Triple Stars® Slots [Game Page]

  You will stand up and cheer when you set your eyes on this patriotic game.

Category Ranking
Best New Reel Slot  1

 

Wheel of Fortune® Slots [Game Page]

   No surprise here. Wheel of Fortune® slots are the most popular gaming machines in history.

Category Ranking
Best New Reel Slot Graphics 1
Best Progressive Reel Slot 1
Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 1
Best Reel Slot Graphics/Design 2
Best Reel Slot Sound 1
Best Reel Slot Theme 1
Favorite Reel Slot 3
Luckiest Reel Slot 5
Most Innovative Reel Slot 1

 

Video Slots

Alien Video Slots [Game Page]

   A scary, out-of-this-world gaming experience.

Category Ranking
Best Video Slot Graphics/Design 5
Best New Video Slots Machine 1

 

The Addams Family Video Slots [Game Page]

   It’s creepy, kooky, spooky, and so much fun.

Category Ranking
Best Video Slot Graphics/Design 4

 

The Beverly Hillbillies Video Slots [Game Page]

   Come along with Jed, Jethro, Elly May and Granny and live the high life.

Category Ranking
Best New Video Slot Machine 5

 

Double Diamond® Video Slots [Game Page]

   Double Diamond Video Slots make a good thing even better.

Category Ranking
Luckiest Video Slots Machine 4

 

Cleopatra® Video Slots [Game Page]

   Take a trip into history with Cleopatra, and experience the mysteries of ancient Egypt with the Queen of the Nile.

Category Ranking
Best Video Slot Bonus Round 2
Best Video Slot Bonus Graphics/Design 2
Best Video Slot Sound 3
Best Video Slot Theme 3
Favorite Video Slot Machine 2
Most Innovative Video Slot Machine 4
Luckiest Video Slot Machine 1

 

Enchanted Unicorn® Video Slots [Game Page]

   Princes, damsels, mushrooms, raspberries, roses and other magical reel symbols of the Enchanted Unicorn® Video Slots game transport you to a mythical kingdom.

Category Ranking
Best Video Slot Bonus Graphics/Design 3
Favorite Video Slot Machine 5
Luckiest Video Slot Machine 3

 

Hexbreaker Video Slots [Game Page]

   For “good juju,” the Hexbreaker Video Reel Slots game – featuring HooDoo the Lucky Cat – just can’t be beat.

Category Ranking
Best New Video Slot Machine 4

 

The Price Is Right® Video Slots

There’s plenty of nail-biting game show excitement with The Price Is Right® video slot game. Authentic music from the show and voiceovers by the ever-popular Rod Roddy highlight this game.

Category Ranking
Most Innovative Video Slot Machine 3
Best Video Slot Bonus Round 4

 

Texas Tea® Video Slots [Game Page]

Well, well, well… OIL well, that is! Texas Tea® Video Slots is a gusher of entertainment with barrels of bonus game action.

Category Ranking
Best Video Slot Bonus Graphics/Design 1
Best Video Slot Sound 4
Favorite Video Slot Machine 3

 

Tabasco® Video Slots [Game Page]

Hot! Hot! Hot! That’s the best way to describe the TABASCO® video slots game.

Category Ranking
Best New Video Slot Machine 5
Best Video Slot Sound 5
Most Innovative Video Slot Machine 5

 

Wheel of Fortune® Video Slots [Game Page]

   In this video version, the famous spinning wheel has been integrated into the machine as an exciting bonus feature.

Category Ranking
Best New Video Slot Machine 2
Best Video Slot Bonus Round 3
Best Video Slot Sound 2
Best Video Slot Theme 2
Favorite Video Slot Machine 4
LuckiestVideo Slot Machine 5
Most Innovative Video Slot Machine 2

 

Video Poker

Deuces Wild Poker

   Go wild with the Deuces Wild Poker game, where a handful of deuces can bring winning smiles and piles of cash!

Category Ranking
Best New Video Poker Game 4
Best Video Poker Bonus Game 3
Best Video Poker Game 1

 

Double Bonus Poker [Game Page]

   Paytables make a powerful difference in video poker. Enjoy the power of the Double Bonus Poker game and see for yourself!

Category Ranking
Best Video Poker Bonus Game 2
Best Video Poker Game 4

 

Double Double Bonus Poker

There are more ways to win – and win BIG – with the Double Double Bonus Poker game.

Category Ranking
Best Video Poker Game 2
Best Video Poker Bonus Game 1

 

Five Aces Poker [Game Page]

Slide an extra ace up your sleeve for more action and excitement! An extra ace in the deck means more aces and kickers to win! Look for Five Aces Poker in single- and multi-hand versions.

Category Ranking
Best New Video Poker Game 3

Jacks or Better Draw Poker

   A pair of face cards will return your wager in this familiar game. But you know you can do better than that! This is straight-ahead poker with lots of ways to win.

Category Ranking
Best Video Poker Game 3

 

Joker Poker

The joker in this 53-card deck is wild, and substitutes for any other card in your hand. It’s easy to play long and hard with the Joker Poker game!

Category Ranking
Best Video Poker Game 5

 

Multi-Strike Poker

Get it on! Wager on one, two, three or all four levels of the Multi-Strike Poker game, and win 1x, 2x, 4x, or 8x the base paytable! Score “free ride” cards and you’ll automatically advance to the next level!

Category Ranking
Best New Video Poker Game 1

 

Spin Poker [Game Page]

Get the best of all worlds with three hands of cards that spin-draw like a slot, but play and pay like video poker. Each hand can win on its own, or in combination with the other hands on any one or more of the nine paylines. Sweet!

Category Ranking
Best New Video Poker Game 2
Best Video Poker Bonus Game 4

 

Triple PlayDraw Poker [Game Page]

Enjoy three hands of poker excitement on one machine. Look for the Triple Play Draw Poker game featuring all of your favorite game families.

Category Ranking
Best New Video Poker Game 5
Best Video Poker Bonus Game 5

 


This article originally appeared in Strictly Slots Magazine.