Gamble feature and supermeter

Bonus games in classic slots are usually either the gamble feature or the supermeter, or both. The gamble feature allows you to take the winnings you get and gamble with them, for the chance of doubling your money. Usually, this is done by betting on a 50/50 game, where you get to pick either red or black, and then a card is dealt. If this card has the color you picked you double your money. If it has the other color you lose. In some games, this is also done as a 25/75 game where you can also pick the suit. A coin flip can also be used for the gamble feature so that you pick either heads or tails.

A supermeter is a bit different. You’ll take your winnings from a spin on the slot and bet it in one or several bonus rounds. The bets per spin will be higher, but the potential wins will also be higher. Jokers and other special symbols might also give you higher wins, scatter wins or some other form of extra bonus that is increasing your winnings. 

Free spins and pick & click

In video slots, free spins is the undefeated king of bonus games. You’ll get some special symbols to trigger this bonus round, and you’ll then get to spin for free, usually between 5 and 20 times. Not only will you get the chance to win from spins without paying for the bet, but you’ll almost always also have some extra bonuses to be able to win more frequently or more from your wins. Multipliers, re-spins sticky wins or symbols are just some of the bonus features you can expect in the free spins bonus game. 

The pick and click game works a bit differently. You’ll get to pick among different symbols, and you’ll then get a random win. You might win a lot, but you might also win very little. How many times you’ll get to pick a symbol will depend on the game. You may only be able to choose a fixed number of symbols, or you might be able to continue picking symbols, and accumulate a lot of random winnings, until you pick a symbol marked with “collect”, or something like that. 

The free spins and pick and click bonus games can also be combined. It’s not that uncommon that you get to start with a pick and click game to pick the bonus features that will later be added to the free spins bonus rounds. 

Jackpot games - the ultimate bonus game

The most popular bonus games in online slots are without a doubt the jackpot bonus games. By triggering these games within a slot you’ll have the chance of winning a jackpot, and most often this is a progressive jackpot. The big global progressive slots all have a bonus game included, and you’ll have to enter this game to be able to have the chance of getting your hands on the massive wins, which can be in the millions. 

Collecting symbols, spinning wheels of fortune or simply lining up the correct symbols can be all it takes, but obviously you’ll need to have more than just a little bit of luck to hit the jackpot. Even though the chances of triggering the Mega Jackpot in a slot are slim to say the least, you’ll often at least win something. Most bonus games that can give you the jackpot will also have other prizes, so even if you didn’t become an instant millionaire, at least you won’t be walking away empty-handed. 

The best slots with bonus games

As mentioned, almost all slots have a bonus game, but some are better and more exciting than others. GoodLuckMate has compiled a list of the top slots we think you ought to try to get a taste of the best there is in terms of bonus games in online slots. 

Jackpot 6000
If you liked the sound of the gamble feature and the supermeter, this is the slot for you. A classic slot that is simple yet exciting. Line up those three jokers for the 6000 coin jackpot!

Spinions Beach Party
Sticky wilds await you in the free spins bonus game. Fill up all five reels with as many Spinions wilds as possible, and get big win after big win as the wilds stay in place for all the remaining free spins!

Secret of the Stones
Start with the pick and click game to get a minimum of three extra bonus features for your free spins. Cover whole wheels with wilds, turn other symbols into wilds, get multipliers or extra spins. Combined this can give you just the win you’ve been after!

Bonanza
Dig for gold in the Bonanza free spins game round. Each win will not only trigger a re-spin, but you’ll also get an extra multiplier. There’s no limit to how many times your wins can be multiplied, so cross your fingers that you win time and time again!

Vikings Go Berzerk
Trigger the free spins bonus round from the scatter symbols or from the bonus chest, and turn raging Vikings into sticky wild symbols. Plus, if the Vikings go berzerk they will automatically turn into a sticky wild ensuring huge winning combinations!