Contest SLOT OF THE YEAR 2018! RESULTS!

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OK, thanks everyone for your selections, there's been a record number of slots released between Dec 1 2017 and Nov 30 2018 so a huge list to choose from. We have had an unprecedented number of participants in the poll here so it's taken ages to collate the information and therefore the results are a bit more conclusive than in previous years. The original 2018 slot poll was here, if you need to see the list that was supplied or want to see for yourself the source of this information and voting:

Question - SLOT OF THE YEAR 2018! We need YOUR choices!

Winner 2016 - Book Of Dead by Novomatic Play'n Go.
Winner 2017 - Bonanza by Big Time Gaming

Drum roll......brm brm brm brm

Winner 2018 - Napoleon Rise of an Empire by Blueprint Gaming!!! 26/6/86

Ok, I have made a legend for each slot that looks like a date i.e. for the winner it was 26/6/86. These 3 figures are: Firstly, the number of choices the slot had, secondly the number of top choices for 5 points it received and thirdly and most importantly, the overall total.

So the Winner had 26 voters nominate it, of which 6 had it as their top choice and the overall score was a total of 86 points. Remember, the top 5 you chose were given 5 points down to 1 point.

#2. Jammin' Jars by Push Gaming 19/3/57
#3. Genie Jackpots Megaways by Blueprint Gaming 17/5/51
#4. Legacy of Egypt by Play'n Go 15/2/51 (Fourth by virtue of less top choices)
#5. Extra Chilli by Big Time Gaming 13/5/48
#6. Diamond Mine Megaways by Blueprint Gaming 11/5/39
#7. Vikings by Netent 15/3/36
#8. Buffalo Rising Megaways by Blueprint Gaming 8/5/35
#9. Donuts by Big Time Gaming 15/2/35 (Ninth by virtue of less top choices)
#10. Madame Destiny by Pragmatic Play 8/4/33
#11. Rise Of Olympus by Play'n Go 7/3/30
#12. Primal Megaways by Blueprint Gaming 7/3/26
#13. Peking Luck by Pragmatic Play 10/2/26
#14. Wild Heist at Peacock Manor by Thunderkick 10/0/25
#15. The Goonies by Blueprint Gaming 7/1/24
#16. Da Vincis Treasure by Pragmatic Play 6/3/21
#17. Halloween Jack by Netent 10/0/21 (Seventeenth by virtue of less top choices)
#18. Eastern Emeralds by Quickspin 6/2/20
#19. The Falcon Huntress by Thunderkick 6/1/19
#20. Lost Relics by Netent 6/1/17

The TOSSER! T
he Overwhelmingly Shittiest Slot Ever Released!

Winner 2018: Book of Gods by Big Time Gaming is apparently utterly terrible. NOT ONE POINT but a huge and record amount of TOSSER nominations = 11!! :eek:

Never seen a slot so reviled. Usually HV games are marmite, with fans and critics but the BoG has really been flushed here! :axeman2:

#2. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire by Big Time Gaming - the spins structure and gamble is despised by many. TOSSER nominations = 5
#3. Jumanji by Netent. A turd of a game, waste of a licenced theme. TOSSER nominations = 4
#4= Playboy Gold by Microgaming. Ultimate proof the sequel is invariably more crap than the original. TOSSER nominations = 2
#4= Donuts by Big Time Gaming. TOSSER nominations = 2
#4= Rise Of Olympus by Play'n Go. TOSSER nominations = 2
#4= Vikings by Netent. TOSSER nominations = 2
#4= Jingle Spins by Netent. TOSSER nominations = 2
#4= Kronos Unleashed by WMS. Utter garbage. TOSSER nominations = 2

Other brilliant dunover insights:

This poll result demonstrates that players, well at CM anyway, like to see some potential in their slots, a bit of excitement and belief. This is why some volatile slots get praised by some yet others lambast them hence a top-20 game can also see TOSSER choices. It demonstrates equally as strongly that Megaways remains God at present. It's a concept that's hit a chord with players, although I hope we don't see the market saturated with the bastards in 2019 - there is room for other ideas too!

So now we can rate the top developers by total points gained in this poll and I can add a little comment to each.

#1. BLUEPRINT GAMING: 244 points, 2 TOSSER choices.
Says that Megaways works, but bizarrely they won the 2018 competition with a bog-standard game of their own creation!

#2. PLAY'N GO: 132 points, 3 TOSSER choices.
As usual many releases which include some big boys.

#3. PUSH GAMING: 97 points, 0 TOSSER choices.
Only 6 games, 5 have been noticed, with one monster! Great new entry, pound-for-pound easily the best developer of 2018!!

#4. BTG: 94 points, 18 TOSSER choices
Wow. Controversial slots and it certainly shows here! An unprecedented 18 TOSSER choices yet still managed 94 points for just 4 releases so they still hit the mark - and don't forget their licensed Megaways games are responsible for the majority of Blueprint's chart-topping here. Book Of Gods exceptionally hated.

#5. PRAGMATIC PLAY: 92 points, 3 TOSSER choices.
Well, a significant new entry into the charts, many anonymous slots but have hit with a few biggies. Have made an impact and broken through in 2018 with some memorable and volatile slots. Very promising.

#6. NETENT: 87 points, 10 TOSSER choices.
Well, after a dreadful 2017 it looks like our favourite Swedes are climbing back up the greasy pole and have done relatively well. Still too much unexciting dross and TOSSER votes but are starting to drop in some better games and players are noticing them again. Keep it up!

(The remaining developers have all got less than 50 points, so we'll just keep it quick! You get a points figure and a TOSSER amount i.e. 36/1 accompanied by an acidic comment.:D )

THUNDERKICK: 47/0
Pretty Usual, 2 noticeable games.
RED TIGER: 34/2
A lot of slots, some interest. Laser Fruit only noticeable game.
QUICKSPIN: 35/2
Pretty normal, 3 noticeable slots.
YGGDRASIL: 31/1
Few points for a lot of games, Baron Samedi notable.
RED RAKE: 11/0
Gaining a presence.
LEANDER: 8/0
Anonymous despite numerous slots - thanks @Simmo! for the fact you got all 8 of Leander's score with AI!!
PLAYTECH: 5/0
Most prolific releaser of slots at 6 a month on average! Totally anonymous with just one mention but a 5-pointer from one voter for The Dark Knight slot. Pretty crap performance, but not the worst believe it or not!
ELK STUDIOS: 9/0
Pretty much unnoticed.
ISOFTBET: 5/0
Pretty anonymous, despite some good slots. Odd.:confused:
IGT: 3/0
Anonymous, still off the radar - one slot mentioned 3 pts. for IGT overall.
MERKUR: 3/0
Anonymous, one game noticed.
NOVOMATIC: 0/1
Anonymous, no votes yet 1 TOSSER selection!
ENDORPHINA: 0/1
Anonymous, one TOSSER choice.
FOXIUM: 0/0
Anonymous
NEXTGEN: 0/0
Wow! Lots of releases and totally ignored, like in 2017! :eek2:
STAKE LOGIC: 0/0
Anonymous. No interest.
IRON DOG STUDIOS: 0/0
Where are you all?
KONAMI: 0/0
Where are you too?

OK, I have saved the most execrable and diabolical crap until last. This is such shocking shit I can barely bring myself to type it. :eek::eek:

WMS: 0/4
Yes, you're reading this right - not ONE point for any of their many 2018 releases yet 4 TOSSER choices. This is a developer who has seriously lost their mojo, cannot transpose their land-based success to online, a-la IGT and Bally. Unplayable tripe, no excitement and resting on past glories. A huge kick up the jacksie required. If you think this is bad...…

MICROGAMING: 1/6
Yes. One player gave you one point for a game you didn't even develop, but an in-house team did it for you. Yet 6 TOSSER nominations came your way for the banal, tedious drivel you have sent out masquerading as slot games in 2018. I cannot believe they've fell even further from last year, 'cos there wasn't much further to fall. But congratulations, you've some how managed it.

THE WORST SLOT DEVELOPER OF 2018 - MICROGROANING :mad:

Thanks for reading people, looking forward to your comments!










 

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Not sure what the hatred for Book Of Gods is it takes the boring original of Book Of Ra and Dead and adds a nice addition in the extra symbol in the base game at least it didn't add the respin version of Book Of Oz if anything Book Of Oz should have won this award.
 

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Not sure what the hatred for Book Of Gods is it takes the boring original of Book Of Ra and Dead and adds a nice addition in the extra symbol in the base game at least it didn't add the respin version of Book Of Oz if anything Book Of Oz should have won this award.
Book of Oz will be in next year's poll as it was released after 1st. Dec 2018
 

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Not sure what the hatred for Book Of Gods is it takes the boring original of Book Of Ra and Dead and adds a nice addition in the extra symbol in the base game at least it didn't add the respin version of Book Of Oz if anything Book Of Oz should have won this award.

Tbf to Microgaming Book of Oz is a great game. It's the only memorable and decent slot they've made the past 2 years; but it's a clone of others. I'm not a fan of respin or buy features, but when I played it at VS I always got the single book needed inside no more than 4 spins...Not something I would do more than. So just to say it's far from a tosser imho :thumbsup:
 

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Tbf to Microgaming Book of Oz is a great game. It's the only memorable and decent slot they've made the past 2 years; but it's a clone of others. I'm not a fan of respin or buy features, but when I played it at VS I always got the single book needed inside no more than 4 spins...Not something I would do more than. So just to say it's far from a tosser imho :thumbsup:
Yes, I have a feeling that next year Book Of Oz and Holy Diver will figure prominently in the poll.
 

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Call me weird( a lot of people do) but I dont mind book of gods mainly due to winning £450 for a 10p stake
just after release,Think i must must have been the chosen one.

Think Millionare is a far more worthy contenter, last session took hundreds
of games to get the feature, chose 83% on the gamble, 3% was the winner , pathetic
 

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Call me weird( a lot of people do) but I dont mind book of gods mainly due to winning £450 for a 10p stake
just after release,Think i must must have been the chosen one.
LOL...why didn't you vote for it then?
 

shadow123

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LOL...why didn't you vote for it then?

Stop being picky , told you i was weird, I cant remember what crock of shit I voted for but that was before a series
of diabolical gambles on milliionare, I got to go and find out what i voted for now

Ok checked, i voted for a 3 year old game as you kindly pointed out

Got to get that dementia assesment brought forwards
 
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Thanks for Dunover and the people who voted, and congrats to the winners!

To be honest I'm quite happy with our own results given the fact we are pretty new and we aren't available for the UK audience yet (and many CM users are from UK).

That's about to change so hopefully we gain some hearts between the CM user base in 2019 and go higher in next year contest :D
 

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Thanks for Dunover and the people who voted, and congrats to the winners!

To be honest I'm quite happy with our own results given the fact we are pretty new and we aren't available for the UK audience yet (and many CM users are from UK).

That's about to change so hopefully we gain some hearts between the CM user base in 2019 and go higher in next year contest :D

I voted for Mystic mirror its rly great slot for me atleast, lot of very decent bonuses and pls if you can turn for me that full screen of ladies in bonus so i can post pic here hehe :laugh:
 

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I quite like book of gods, in hindsight I should have stuck it in my top 5, can probably name 100 other slots I consider to be worse (including every other BTG game, Holy diver looks good though)
 

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Well done Dunover.
Great to see all the results in and they are close to my own thoughts.

Still surprised Blueprint smashed the competition, thought it would be a bit closer in the end results with other slot providers.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with them.
It can take so bloody long before you land a good hit on them and the bonus rounds are super hard to trigger organically, like they just force you to buy features for 100x bet.
It takes sometimes way longer than that to trigger a bonus, for example on Genie Wild.

WMS I think everyone agreed on, not so long ago, 2016 I believe voted as one of the best slots providers and from then it just went downwards with them. Sad to see and no idea what happened at their development HQ.
In landbased casinos WMS still has very exciting slots but online I only play their older suite of games.

Anyway thanks again Dunover, well written and explained! :)
 

Nicola

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Thanks for all the hard work that went into this Dunover. Well done to Blueprint, they have been inspiring with their output this year.

Once again NetEnt promised decent slots at ICE and Amsterdam. Apart from Vikings which showed they are still half capable, another poor show in 2018.

Has the Big Time Gaming bubble finally burst?
 

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Thanks for Dunover and the people who voted, and congrats to the winners!

To be honest I'm quite happy with our own results given the fact we are pretty new and we aren't available for the UK audience yet (and many CM users are from UK).

That's about to change so hopefully we gain some hearts between the CM user base in 2019 and go higher in next year contest :D

My vote was also for Mystic Mirror <3
 

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well done Blueprint. Although they drop so many megaways slot, players choice is Napoleon. And they have so many good games. The Goonies, Jungle Jackpot, Wish upon a Jackpot, El Jackpotto and much more.
Napoleon is def my favourite of the year and runner up would be Vikings Unleashed. Well done and keep up the good work!
 

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There you have it. The voting is rigged :eek:

Yeah, BoG is an odd one. I thought it was OK when I reviewed it earlier in the year, I liked the idea of expanding scatters being applied to a 243-way slot, but somehow it just didn't work in the eyes of players. I am really surprised that it avoided any votes at all....
 
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