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Bonus slots are exactly as they sound. They are slot games but they offer additional bonus rounds or games. Bonus round slot machines may be listed in a casino under their own category or they may be bunched in under the video, 3 or 5 reel slots category. Bonus slot games tend to come in one of two forms. The slot games function as usual, except that hidden away in the platform are secondary games that you can access under certain circumstances. The first variety of bonus game is referred to as "pick'em", because in this type of bonus game you must jump around symbols in order to reveal hidden ones. The second type, gives bonus round slot machines their alternate name – free spins slots. Like the name suggests, these types of slots games give you x number of free spins as your bonus round.  There are a few games that will combine these two types of bonus rounds where you pick the boxes that will reveal the number of spins you will get – thus taking the game to another level. The advantages of bonus slots over regular slots are simply that you get more for your money. Regular slots are very exciting, but the more bonus games you get, the more exciting the game play is. In addition, the payouts in the bonus rounds are often multiplied, thus bonus video slots offer the best possible advantage for players.

There are a few contenders for who make the best video bonus slots. Microgaming, with their Thunderstruck is a very strong contender. Thunderstuck is one of Microgaming's 5 reel 9 line bonus round slot machines. The max bet is 45 coins and can be found accepting denominations of 1c all the way up to $2. The Thor symbols are to be watched out for as these are wild, double all wins they help to make up, and should you get 5 or them win the jackpot for you which is 10,000 coins. The bonus slot games are activated by the rams which are the scatter symbols, 3 of which grant 15 free bonus games the winnings of which are all tripled.

Playtech is one of the biggest names in online gaming and once one has played on  Desert Treasure it is easy to see why. They symbols to look out for in Desert Treasure are the compass and the girl – if two of these symbols appear anywhere in the game field you will get a bonus; they don't even have to be on the same payline. Should you get 3 symbols you will receive 10 free spins the winnings of which are tripled, and any additional free spins that are won are added – again this is if the 3 appear anywhere in the game field. In the event that 3 or more bonus symbols, that's the compass, appear in a single line you get a bonus round. 

Vegas Technology brings out new bonus slot games more or less every month, and picking the best is difficult to do. One of the newest bonus video slots from Vegas Technology is Solomon's Mines which encapsulates all the great things about this bonus round slot machines manufacturer. With a treasure seeking theme, one must look out for the Penelope symbol which can appear on 3 of the 5 reels and acts as the wild, and doubles any winnings that she helps to form. This is one of the bigger free spin slots with 25 paylines; the bonus games are accessed by finding 3 journal symbols, and the bonus game itself is made up of a choice between 2 urns which depending on your choice will win you a prize and take you on to the next level of urn choosing.

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