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New Online Slot Features Comparison Site

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by Simmo!, Feb 9, 2015.

    Feb 9, 2015
  1. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    So you may (or may not!) have noticed or cared that I have been a bit quiet, shy and withdrawn over the past few months. This is partially age-related as I often forget who I am and what I am supposed to do but mainly, it's because I started out on a site and totally, utterly underestimated the amount of work involved :D

    So you know when all these new slots come out and all they tell you is it's got "amazing graphics" and a "fruity" theme with lots of "fun features" and a 10,000 coin jackpot? Useful, right? Exactly: we all know that this info is slightly less useful than a chocolate fire-guard and doesn't actually mean it's a slot worth playing.

    I've become quite apathetic towards new games (and even a lot of older ones I never tried) because 90% of them aren't my thing and it takes time (& often money) to find this out. So I had this idea.

    Well, with Bryan's blessing and Dunover's invaluable hard work, I would like to introduce you to "Slots Comparer" (You must register/login in order to see the link.). That's basically my "42" for slots players. Me, "Dunny" and a couple of others to whom I am eternally grateful have spent a few months logging some 100,000 bits of info for about 2,000 slots and me being a programmer by trade, I have wrapped it in a search engine type thing which a brilliant arty-type bloke called Razvan has tarted up for me. If you feel so inclined, here's what you can use it for:

    • Find clones of slots you like
    • Find games with specific features (IE: stacked wilds and free spins with 10x multipliers)
    • Find casinos that have not just 1 or 2 but *all* of your favorite games (if one exists!)
    • Find out what a new slot does without having to waste time & money playing it.

    Plus, you can favorite games, set which developers you dont want to see (in 'preferences'), display the results horizontally or vertically, view videos of the game features, see enlarged screenshots, compare 2 or more games side-by-side. Etcetera. (there's a You must register/login in order to see the link. if you want to learn more!).

    As for data, well there's a lot of stuff logged! Most of it is complete with a few RTP and variance gaps to fill but we've logged lots of stuff like whether a game has expanding, stacked, extra, sticky, replicating or transferring wilds in the base game and bonus round, scatter trigger behaviour like whether the feature triggers must appear on paylines, specific reels or 'anywhere in view', the number of jackpot tiers, which reels the wilds appear on, the number of free spins (max and min), multiplier values, whether you can choose a feature yada, yada, yada. Lots, basically.

    Not quite every slot game is quite there yet although we're up to nearly 2,100 right now and still adding. I've ignored a few that only appear at casinos I wouldn't play: ie: Top game. There's still a few to add (ie: Vegas Tech) but all the Big Guns are there and plenty more besides. It'll be kept up to date every month too.

    I'd love any feedback, things you like, don't like or that could be done to improve it so feel free. Any questions, zoom them my way.

    Cheers,

    Simmo!
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2015
  3. fun4all

    fun4all Senior Member

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    Excellent and will check out this evening :notworthy
     
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  4. Feb 10, 2015
  5. kou187

    kou187 Senior Member MM

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    Thanks for sharing i have bookmarked it and will use it when i am looking for a particular slot but cant remember what sites that slot is available at. Cheers
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2015
  7. Wild Reels

    Wild Reels Meister Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    had a look round , very nice site and very clean in looks, i would have preferred the search filters to be checkboxes so when you want to add multiple filters like 243 way, sticky wild, variance etc its quicker than scrolling through all the available filters multiple times, i'm presuming its mobile friendly too and this would be even more cumbersome.

    And for new players it might be worth setting some starter recommendations, to give users a base list of titles worth playing as from my experience it can be daunting for new slots players to select what games they should try first, for the seasoned slots player this isn't an issue they know exactly what they want.

    My personal preference would be a slightly bigger logo (its a nice one though!), and at least a couple of bigger images of some slots to immediately grab my attention on the home page, as my first impression was it looks a bit corporate.

    i don't envy keeping that site updated though :)
     
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  8. Feb 10, 2015
  9. rshkrn

    rshkrn Senior Member

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    unemployed
    Location:
    Asia
    excellent site....congrats....:thumbsup:
     
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  10. Feb 10, 2015
  11. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    Sounds great! Decided to give it a poke:

    @ You must register/login in order to see the link.

    New Online Slot Features Comparison Site: screenshot-www slotscomparer com 2015-02-10 06-25-15.png,Feb 10, 2015

    :(
     
  12. Feb 10, 2015
  13. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    Balcony
    Great idea and great site :thumbsup: :)

    Checked out my favorites and found a small mistake. Centre Court - Stacked Wilds - Normal/Feature - No/Yes instead of No/No.

    The stacked wilds are one of the main reasons i play that slot :)

    Keep up the good work, i added the site to my favorites.
     
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  14. Feb 10, 2015
  15. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Good feedback - thanks Wild Reels. There is a help overlay in production but some good ideas there. Might investigate the option of checkboxes...had avoided them to keep it clean but could perhaps do a popup option.

    It is mobile friendly with a couple of minor (mainly iOS issues) which I am just fixing. One can click images to enlarge them but I can see your point: the site is primarily for experienced players though, purely because they will know what features they like already. The Help overlay will offer something for newbies though when it's done.

    Hi Max....strange, can't replicate it (sic) :) Anyway I have seen that bug before and *hopefully* I now fixed it.
     
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  16. Feb 10, 2015
  17. Balthazar

    Balthazar The Governor

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    Nice work there guys.

    One thing though...Alien Robots and Wild Rockets are listed as High variance while TFROL is MED-HIGH (what?) and Leagues of Fortune is listed as Medium (this is possibly the MGS game with the highest variance).
     
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  18. Feb 10, 2015
  19. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Thanks Balthazar. I am pretty sure the source of the Net Ent ones was Net Ent themselves but I'll check accuracy. MGS are harder to get and any with a (?) after have not been verified "officially" but I am working on them :)

    EDIT: Can see the issue here. Net Ent provide a "hit frequency" rather than a variance rating and there is no definition of the boundaries. A casino supplied me with how they translate these but clearly their way of calculating it isn't quite right. I'll have to look at these in more detail and do some maths I think unless I can find someone at Net Ent who can simplify things.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
  20. Feb 10, 2015
  21. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    Yes, there has been a colossal amount of work put into this site and as said keeping it up to date is important and ensures more hours work per week/month. I have corrected the database for 'Centre Court' and you are indeed correct Harry! and it will show correct after next data update. As for Wild Reels I do agree the logo should be more prominent too, but the important thing was to get the site live. Inevitably with over 100k data entries there will be the odd one, if anyone spots an error or omission please point it out on here and I will check the game and change the data.
    As Simmo says feedback is important and he will take any user-interface comments into consideration in order to make it easier to use, because so far before going live there has only been the input of a few people who, as you point out, are experienced in slots-play.
    Rival games I have recently added to the database as there are now a few sites offering them that are safe to play at, plus Saucify and a few newer Nextgen ones.

    But I must (naturally!) congratulate my boss for persisting with this and it is simply the biggest resource for slot stats and characteristics around, and I hope that it can be of some benefit to CM members. Remember its free, no WR and KYC required.:)

    Any I'll edit Leagues of Fortune to Very High - I know it is by experience too! I'd say just a shade behind BDBA.
     
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  22. Feb 16, 2015
  23. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist mm2

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    I haven't looked at it "properly" yet, but I have taken the smart step of bookmarking it, as I anticipate this to become a "bible" of sorts for me.

    I have no doubt that this will be a success and that I will love it, given the calibre of the people involved in creating it.

    Great work gentlemen :notworthy:thumbsup:
     
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  24. Feb 16, 2015
  25. Wild Reels

    Wild Reels Meister Member webmeister

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    United Kingdom
    just a question for the results of "where to play" i'm presuming the casinos listed in this that aren't hyperlinked because they have the game but aren't part of the affiliate side of things, which is cool, that i still get results for those casinos.

    as an example yesterday i used the site to see where else i could play novo slot rumpel wildpins - i normally play that at casumo and see it isn't in the results.

    I've also been searching for where to play Volcanic Cash from Novo, cant seem to find a uk friendly decent casino that has it :(
     
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  26. Feb 27, 2015
  27. BalticSea

    BalticSea Newbie member

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    EU
    The amount of information on the site is impressive. However, the search and presentation of the data is rather limited. The RTP is one of the most important factors but it's not possible to search or filter on that criteria?
    Would it be possible to add a function to present the data in a sortable text-base overview-list like the one at You must register/login in order to see the link.?

    In a different thread the data below were suggested to be included in a slot-database. Some of the data are in your database already, but some are missing:

    Software-producer
    RTP
    Number of reels
    Min/max paylines
    Min/max bet per line
    Manually selection of the number paylines
    Max number of spins in autoplay
    Manual selection at bonus-play required when autoplay is active
    Estimated volatility
    -
    Progressive jackpot feature
    Jackpot feature bet separate/optional?
    How much percentage of each bet contributes to the jackpot.
    Estimated jackpot-value breakpoint where the total RTP will be greater than 100%
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
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  28. Feb 27, 2015
  29. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    The ones that are listed but aren't hyperlinked (in fact they are, but I made them text color) are casinos that don't accept players from your country (determined by your IP address) the last time I checked. They are hyperlinked so you can still double-check as things change and I don't always get to hear about it.

    Great feedback - thanks BalticSea :thumbsup: There will be updates and new features added over time so I'll certainly make a note of all these things and decide on the practicality (fyi, the ones I bolded in your quote are already logged - the jackpot feature display still needs my attention).

    With the latter part of your post, there are two main logistical issues that have worn down my braincells during the development: the sheer volume of games out there and how to display all the information in a format that doesn't look like a NASA manual.

    Searching on RTP is something I thought about but decided that a) most people wouldn't care too much if an RTP was between say 93% and 97% which most are. and b) most people wouldn't not play a slot that looked good because of it's RTP unless it was silly low (< 90%) which only a handful are. So I settled on just displaying it but I will think about it again next time I am updating the search routines.

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    PS. If you hadn't already seen it, there is also now a You must register/login in order to see the link. which is simple to add and means you can look up the features of any slot game while you are playing.
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  30. Feb 27, 2015
  31. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    We also have 'manual selection of bonus in autoplay' too Simmo, i.e. Player Intervention Y/N?

    The last one is plain crazy TBH as this applies to a fraction of a % of the total games listed, and is sheer guesswork. In fact you'd need a foil hat to attempt filling that in. We can add only what we know for sure (maybe with volatility being the exception as that's partly down to perception of the player) and it's better to leave blank than to guess.
     
  32. Mar 6, 2015
  33. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist mm2

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    A very, very minor nit-pick....

    Castle Cashalot has been typo-ed....the site has it showing as Caslte Cashalot
     
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