Game of the Year 2021 Winners

New slot games hit the market every month, but it seems like our players here at Betsson have their firm favourites. The votes are in, and we are excited to share the results of our Game of the Year Poll. Thank you to all who participated.

Find out here who you voted for in the Game of the Year in the following categories:

Game of the Year Awards 2021

1. Book of Dead (40%)

40% of you have voted for Book of Dead from Play’n GO. Released in 2014 and still a favourite, there is no end to the popularity of this Egypt-themed slot. Everything revolves around fearless Rich Wilde and the Golden Books. Congratulations, Play’n GO, for having created the true hero of the adventure slot world. 

2. Gonzo’s Quest Megaways (40%)

Gonzo’s quest Megaways won second first place with equal points. The slot was developed by Red Tiger Gaming, who took the NetEnt hit and equipped it with a Megaways-engine. 40% of you voted for the likable adventurer Gonzo and his Game full of cascading wins, free spins, and increasing multipliers.

Game of the Year poll results:

1. Book of Dead (40%)

2. Gonzo’s Quest (40%)

3. Starburst (10%)

4. Bonanza Megaways (10%)

Newcomer of the Year

1. Gates of Olympus 60%

With 60% Gates of Olympus from Pragmatic Play has attracted the most votes in the group of newcomers. We love a good cluster pay slot, and Gates of Olympus is a great one. Four multiplier symbols can take any value up to a godly 500x.

2. Big Bad Wolf Megaways 30%

Big Bad Wolf Megaways from Quickspin got 30% of your votes. It was released in September 2021 and quickly became one of the favourites at Betsson Slots with its cascading reels, free spins, increasing multipliers, and Piggy Wilds.

3. Starburst XXXtreme 10%

Starburst XXXtreme is in third place in the category of newcomers. The spin-off of the NetEnt classic brings exciting XXXTreme Spins on reels 2, 3, or 4 which you can activate before each round. The XXXtreme spins remain active until you deactivate them.

Live Casino Game of the Year

When you open a live casino game, you see a real land-based casino with real human croupiers to play. All your favourite table and card games are streamed directly via HD cameras

30% of our voters prefer the new to the old. First place goes to the NetEnt inspired Evolution game, where handprints on a stone wall have replaced the chips on a roulette table.

1. Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt 30%

Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt is a fantastic Pick ’em Game. You have to select stones with different values in the middle of an Inca temple to win. You are in the company of an animated Gonzo and a real human Gonzo lookalike. Place your print on a number of the 70 stones, and once you placed your bet, the animated Gonzo will open the Prize Drop Feature, dropping falling multipliers between 1x and 65x the stake.

2. Live Roulette 20%

Good online casinos offer you the possibility to choose from many different live roulette variants. This way, you can not only select the roulette tables based on the betting levels and croupiers, but also have different game variants to choose from.

3. Crazy Time 20%

The Crazy Time Live Wheel is strongly reminiscent of Dream Catcher, the provider’s first live game show. The money wheel equipped with 54 segments is not new. But the bonus rounds are quite something with high top wins and four additional bonus rounds: the Coin Toss, Cash Chase, Pachinko, and Crazy Time.

The game also includes a unique top slot feature that can add multipliers to each spin on the wheel of fortune. Like all Evolution Gaming Live games, Crazy Time takes place in real-time. Players can therefore not enter a new round that is already in progress.

Jackpot Game of the Year

1. Sisters of OZ (46%)

The Wizard of Oz has just become a tad sexier. 46% of voters agree that this Microgaming Slot is a big thing, and we love to embark on a journey with the four witches hoping they’ll lead us to a big jackpot win. Throw some colossal character symbols, free spins, and wild scatters in the mix, and you got yourself a winner.

2. Hall of Gods (18%)

NetEnt created an exciting progressive jackpot with Hall of Gods back in 2013. The high-paying symbols in this game are the gods themselves, namely Idun, Loki, Freya, Thor, and Odin. The theme is inspired by Norse mythology. A Viking ship in rough seas in front of the giant Midgard Serpent makes for a stunning backdrop.

The main attraction is the Mega Jackpot, but we love the giant Serpent too, which can expand wilds and turn three reels into fully stacked wild symbols.

3. Poseidon Ancient Fortunes (18%)

Poseidon Megaways is an underwater slot from Triple Edge Studios (Microgaming) and features six reels, 1 top sliding reel, and up to 117,649 ways to win. The base game is all about rolling reels and wild collection, which can trigger the jackpot game for prizes up to 5,000x.

Exclusive Game of the Year

1. Betsson Megaways (34%)

Betsson Branded Megaways is an exclusive slot from Iron Dog Studios. The Game features 6×7 reels and, thanks to the Megaways Engine, up to 117,649 winning lines.

2. Fruit Shop Megaways (22%)

NetEnt’s cult classic Fruit Shop returns with the injection of Megaways engine, offering a larger grid to play on and prizes of up to 10,000x the bet.

3. Break da Bank Again (22%)

Break Da Bank Again Megaways is finally here, and this volatile Gameburger slot features six reels, 1 top sliding reel, and up to 117,649 ways to win. All wins with Wilds are increased by x5, and the bonus round comes with a progressive Rolling Reels win multiplier.

Volatile Game of the Year

1. Immortal Romance (30%)       

Lucky at cards, unlucky in love. This game should set you up for some good wins if this is true. The main bonus feature in this game is undoubtedly the Chamber of Spins, but there is also a nice little wild feature called Wild Desire worth mentioning. Immortal Romance is one of Microgaming’s most successful slots, and although it was released back in 2011, it has not lost its charm.

2. Secret of the Stones (20%)

Stonehenge and ancient Druid culture inspire the secret of the Stones. An ancient mystic with a white beard helps you take advantage of the stone garden where you’ll be hoping for the free spins feature to kick in. You can win up to 10,000 times your stake in this classic NetEnt title. The game’s maximum win is 10,000 times your stake, which is not bad for a medium to high variance game.

3. Reactoonz (20%)

Reactoonz by Play’n GO is just such a fun slot, which is played over a 7×7 grid. Instead of paylines, these delightful little aliens offer a cascade-style game, which pays out every time a player lands a group of 5 or more similar symbols in any pattern.

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