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2020 has been a whirlwind year for slot games. We’ve seen first-hand the potential, playability, innovation and the subsequent big wins that came with them, both on stream and from the community. 
In January, Fruity Slots will be doing a big slot battle, where we’ll be playing the 10 most popular slots of 2020 voted by you! Let’s reflect on the year and remember some of the great games, good times and big wins. 

There’s an undeniable fondness and respect for slots that have pushed the boundaries, having refused to conform to the normal tried and true theme or style of play. Games like these reinvent and pave the way for new ideas, acting as a foundation to build upon going forward for even more weird and wonderful ways of playing that’ll have you eagerly awaiting the next instalment.

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NoLimit City delivered

Some honourable mentions for innovation would be games like Book of Shadows from NoLimit City, who took an immensely popular style of game, adding additional extras to make it stand out.Its Shadow Rows allow you to change and customise your preferred reel set up, and its lucky locks feature puts you in control of locking reels so that your inner strategist may devise a plan of action to land those big wins or a bonus.NoLimit City didn’t stop there either, this year we’ve seen a number of instalments introducing innovative and compelling features like the xNudge mechanic, which was implemented into many of their games in different ways, and made games like Warrior Graveyard and Deadwood incredible. 

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Of Course, NoLimit City weren’t the only ones making moves on the innovation front.2020 saw the introduction of Big Time Gaming’s mind-boggling Megacluster series, with games such as Cyberslot Megaclusters, which introduced a new math model concept that resulted in a series of the game, unlike anything we’ve ever seen.We’ve also seen providers like Yggdrasil stun us with massive symbols in their attractive Gigablox feature, we’ve been ducking for cover as Relax Gaming unleashed Persistent Snipers, Payers and Collectors in Money Train 2, and we’ve walked through the valley and back again as we took on mythological monsters in Thunderkicks Beat the Beast Griffins Gold.

Megaways – Dominating 2020?

There’s certainly been a lot of new things to be excited about, and the injection of Megaways slots we seem to have had is certainly one of them. It’s all too easy to make a Megaways game average, but it’s a real feat to make them great, and there’s definitely been some stand out candidates this year. Arguably one of the biggest of them all is Spartacus Megaways by SG Digital, which introduced unfathomable ways to win, resulting in massive wins on stream, as well as an influx of unimaginable hits on our forum from viewers who proved themselves to be real Spartans.Other notable Megaways games include iSoftBet’s mysterious, malevolent and villainous twisted tale series of games, which birthed games like Morgana Megaways, and Queen of Wonderland Megaways. Both of these really stood out among a sea of Megaways titles with their interesting gameplay and gripping and unconventional backstory as we followed the villain instead of the hero for once. While all of these aforementioned titles have some very deserving accolades, there’s a contender among them that took the community by storm. We’re talking of course about the immensely popular game that is The Dog House Megaways by Pragmatic Play. This game absolutely filled the shoes of the original game, bringing with it some unbelievably great features, and some great wins to match.

Blasts From The Past

The Dog House Megaways wasn’t the first sequel to hit 2020. We’ve welcomed back the day of the dead celebrations in Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo 2, the controversial, yet undeniably different hit that is Reactoonz 2 by Play’n GO, and our favourite acquisitive explorer Gonzo, as we joined him in the Road to El Dorado in Gonzo’s Quest Megaways by Red Tiger.2020 definitely brought with it some unforgettable online slots, and the slot battle is shaping up to be a big one. Check out some of our epic big wins this year from some of these outstanding games, and head over to the forum to post your big wins, and cast your vote of what you think the 10 Best Slots of 2020 were!Fruity Slots awards 2020


Mark Bowley

Head of Content

Mark's journey in the world of gambling is characterized by a fervent passion that extends to all aspects of betting and gaming, with a special affinity for the allure of slots. Mark's particular fascination with slots stems from their dynamic themes, the thrill of the spin, and the artistry behind their design. This interest goes beyond mere playing; it's about understanding the mechanics, appreciating the nuances of different games, and staying informed about the latest trends in slot technology

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