Best iGaming Software Experience Award 2016

“This year’s review of the best slots.”

Best and worst Software releases of 2016

bestgames2016This year was pretty tough in choosing only one software provider for a Best Software award – so we let the members of the forum decide. Since the membership consists of many players who have years of experience playing these games on a daily basis, I saw that it was a fitting move. Here are the results:

From Dunover – Slotmeister:

“Back in December, I had a straw poll of the favourite new slot releases of 2016. It wasn’t perfect, just the main releases from major developers most of which I had provided a video review for and had been played extensively by the CM members.

Play N Go’s Book Of Dead had the most points, and that really leaves the debate open as it’s an exact clone of Novomatic’s Book Of Ra Deluxe game. So almost a winning format as opposed to a winning slot! Second was Netent’s Drive – Multiplier Mayhem no doubt popular for the innovative bonus round which can multiply wins by up to 120x on the top level of the feature, in many ways similar to the way Nextgen’s 300 Shields works.

In third we had another Netent, Warlords Crystals of Power with its 3 differing bonus rounds and multiple scatter drops when 2 or more appear in view. Great graphics! Fourth was Paranormal Activity, a genuinely scary game from iSoftbet which impressed players with the authentic horror-film graphics and inventive bonus.

The others of note were joint fifth being Quickspin’s Second Strike with its potential 100x stake diamond win and tied with it was Dragon Born by Big Time Gaming with up to 117649 ways and dynamic reel rows with each spin and naturally huge hit potential in the bonus free spins.

A good spread of major and less-prolific developers filled the top places and notable by their absence were Microgaming, who literally need to up their game as far as new ides are concerned as voters punished them for their repetitive cloned games.

All in all a good year for new releases, and I hope next year the winner for 2017 is an original idea as opposed to, ahem, a ‘tribute’ slot…..”

The full review can be found here: Slot Of 2016 – The Results!

When I asked Dunover about Motorhead – and what was its status as an awesome release (I’m an old timey metal fan), his response was the following:

“Motorhead looked good but got absolutely panned by the players due to poor frequency on bonus rounds, and the volatility meant once you’d lost a bit there was hardly any potential to redress the balance. It finished joint 17th with merely 6 points (I asked voters to pick their top 5 and allocated 5 points for a 1st choice down to 1 point for a fifth choice) – Motorhead got 6 points and there were tens of voters each picking 5 slots!”

Motorhead – it’s live and loud!

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Best Gamming Experience Historical Awards

Best Gaming Experience 2015 -NetEnt

Best Gaming Experience 2014 – WMS
Best Gaming Experience 2013 – WMS
Best Gaming Experience 2012 – NetEnt
Best Games Award 2011 – Leander Games
Best Software Supplier Award 2011 – NetEnt
Best Games Award 2010 – 3Dice
Best Software Award 2010 – Microgaming
Best Software Award 2009 – Wagerworks
Best Software Award 2008 – Cryptologic
Best Software Award 2007 – Wagerworks
Best Software Award 2006 – Microgaming
Best Software Award 2005 – Microgaming