Top slots can be low volatility
There is a myth that only lesser online slots are low volatility, but this is not true. You will find mega-popular games such as Wolf Run, Siberian Storm, Terminator 2, Jumanji, Lara Croft, Golden Goddess, Jack Hammer 2, Mega Fortune and all the Aztec Slots amongst the slot listings for low volatility titles, alongside many others.
You could go further and say that a low volatility slot has to have engaging gameplay and good graphics because it doesn't generate excitement by dangling large wins in front of players. In these slots, a top prize is often in the region of 25 to 50 times your wager, compared with the much larger wins that occur - much less often - in the high volatility titles. Try some of the demo Konami slot games to test this!
Many people want to make their credits last as long as possible. With a low volatility game, you can keep playing for much longer, even without big wins. These games are some of the most exciting there are in terms of gameplay. Let's take a look at some notable low volatility titles and see why they are so popular despite not having enormous multiple payouts.
Low volatility slots with storyline oomph!!
Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business from NetEnt has a brilliantly compelling story, great soundtrack and graphics, random wilds, free spins, Sticky Wins™, 10 bet levels and 99 paylines. A thug with claws for hands, who is called Don Crabby, has kidnapped Pearl, the singer. Jack Hammer has to rescue her. The story is told in vintage action comic-type strips and looks great! The theme is carried right through the gameplay; for example, if you get a wild, you get a ‘kerpow’ bubble as in a comic. Jack Hammer 2 is low in volatility but high in production values, excitement, entertainment and engaging gameplay.
Jumanji, again from NetEnt, is one of the greats and popular right across the world. There are more bonus features than there are teeth in a rampaging monkey, including Sticky Vines, Monsoon Wilds, Monkey Mayhem and Wild Stampede. If this is not exciting enough, there is also a Jumanji Board Game bonus. The layout is completely different and the low volatility allows for plenty of bonus action.
Lara Croft - high volatility storyline
Lara Croft Tomb Raider is not exactly known for sitting at home with her knitting and a nice cup of hot milk, but she is another low volatility slot, this time from Microgaming. Epic quests, adventure and action dominate this slot, with an immersive game, music and animations. There are free spins that can be retriggered with multipliers, and a Tomb Bonus feature. You are looking for a golden relic and are transported to a pick game if you land five idols on a payline, where idols are sitting on cash amounts. You have to pick the ones you think will give you the highest payout. There is a generous 7,500 multiplier for the main jackpot. As with the other games here, you can play it on mobile and tablet.
Try Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe 10 from Novomatic, which has a unique feature called Colossal Reels. It is a supersized version of the original Lucky Lady’s Charm game. With 100 paylines and two sets of reels, one of which is 5x12, you will have to keep your wits about you!
Many people would be surprised to hear that Golden Goddess, one of the most popular slots, is also low volatility. From Finn, Berry Berry Bonanza, Almighty Reels and Machina Megaways to Ted, Deal or No Deal and The X Files - the list of great entertainment, low volatility slots goes on and on.