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Best High Variance Slots

- December 24, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

High variance slots award less frequent but higher payouts.

High variance slots award less frequent but higher payouts.

Playing slot games is a highly popular form of entertainment worldwide. It comes as no surprise since this type of casino games requires no special skills or strategies you have to learn. With Lady Luck on your side, you can give a slot machine a spin or two and hit some nice prizes. However, there is one thing you should pay attention to when choosing a slot game. It is the game’s variance or volatility.

After an article in which we have presented you the best low variance slots, we bring you a list of high variance slots. These games are perfect for players who are ready to invest more money and time in playing slot machines for a chance to win bigger payouts.

Dead or Alive

We start the list with the NetEnt classic. The 5-reel, 9-payline slot is notorious for its high volatility and a potentially rewarding free spins feature enhanced by sticky Wilds. The game takes you to Wild West where you will meet infamous outlaws ready to share some of their loot with you. Its biggest attraction is the free spins feature initially awarding 12 free spins with all prizes doubled. During free spins, whenever Wanted Poster Wild hits the reels it turns sticky and remains in its position. In addition, each new sticky Wild awards extra 5 free spins. The feature can be retriggered by 3 or more Gun Scatters as well. With up to 29 free spins you can win in a single round and obtain double wins and a maximum possible payout of 54,000 coins, this is a good old slot machine you have to give a try.

Immortal Romance

Another cult slot machine on the list is Immortal Romance coming straight from the production of the industry’s behemoth Microgaming. Themed on romance and vampires, the 5-reel slot with 243 ways to win offers a random base game bonus feature that can turn up to 5 reels Wild and the progressive Chamber of Spins feature offering 4 different free spins rounds. Look out for Lion Door Knocker Scatters as they are key to entering the Chamber of Spins feature that becomes more and more lucrative with each trigger. The feature awards free spins with up to 6x multipliers, cascading reels, extra Wilds. This high variance slot pays up to 3,645,000 coins in a single spin.

Fire & Steel

A Betsoft take on epic fantasy uses 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines that pay both ways. The Swordsman and the Shieldmaiden are two most lucrative symbols in the game as they trigger the Warrior Wilds feature. Whenever the Swordsman appears on the reels, he transforms the symbols above or below him on the reel into Wilds while the Shieldmaiden does the same to the symbols on her left or right. Players can also trigger the free spins feature when both characters hit the reels on the same spin and their beams intersect. The feature awards 10 free spins with the symbol where the beans intersect going Wild and remaining sticky for its duration. The game pays up to 138,500 in a single spin. It comes equipped with the Double up feature allowing players to increase their winnings.

Buffalo Blitz

Set off on an adventure to the North American prairie with a 6-reel slot machine offering staggering 4,096 ways to win. Powered by Playtech, the slot features stacked buffalo symbols that award the top prize. Buffalo Blitz benefits from Diamond Wild completing your winning combinations and awarding random multipliers going up to 5x. In addition, you can trigger up to 100 free spins in a feature that can be retriggered infinitely. The game can pay more than 1,200,000 coins in a single spin.

Ancient Egypt Classic

The Pragmatic Play 2018 release takes you to Ancient Egypt with 5 reels and 10 paylines. Once you enter a mysterious pyramid, you will meet Queen Cleopatra that is the top paying symbol in the game. The scarab beetle acts as both Wild and Scatter that will complete your winning combinations and trigger the free spins feature. Before you start playing 10 free spins, one symbol will be selected at random to act as an expanding symbol that pays as Scatter regardless of its position. Join the Egyptian queen and you can win up to 5,000x your stake in a single spin.

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