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'Out there' games – leftfield slots you just have to play

'Out there' games – leftfield slots you just have to play
Paul Clare
by Paul Clare Last updated:

The online slots market is currently at its most exciting with more developers than ever contributing to online slot sites. With the surge in competition, the standard is rapidly improving and developers are jostling with each other to raise the bar and push the boundaries. 

Ever-better technologies mean better game performance, allowing for more creative development, more exciting features and a more enticing playing experience. It’s fair to say that new games continue to blur the lines between regular video games and online slots.

With the sheer number of games being developed and new titles launching every week, game themes are becoming more diverse and, at times, niche. While days gone by would see slots clumped together around a few tried and tested themes, there are now some pretty ‘out there’ games cropping up that are changing what we thought we knew about slots.

Here’s a rundown of some of the 'out there' slots we’ve come across – some of the most leftfield games you’ll want to play!

Space Donkey

This animal-themed slot has an astronaut monkey at its core, presenting a space-themed action-adventure game that’s more reminiscent of early arcade video games than a slot. But make no bones about it, this is a very potent slot when it wants to be. High volatility and an RTP of 96.07% mean it’s possible to see some heavy wins of up to 14,649x. The developers at Nolimit City have packed this with features, including the Hellfire feature, the Hide n’ Seek round and Seek n’ Destroy, so there’s plenty of opportunity for action. In a nutshell, it's fun to play, has big win potential, and one of the most innovative themes we’ve come across in recent months.

Space Donkey Online Slot by Nolimit City
Name:
Space Donkey
Developer:
Nolimit City
RTP:
96.07%
Max payout:
14,649x stake
Volatility:
High
Reels:
6
Win lines:
46,656
Theme:
Animal, Retro, Space, WTF
Release date:
3rd Oct 2023

Down The Rails

The team at Pragmatic Play threw out the rule book when they came up with this slot. Down The Rails imagines a London Underground scene filled with British icons from history. You’ll come across Henry VIII, Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale and Sir Isaac Newton adorning the reels – set in a London Underground tunnel. There are actually five modifiers and bonus rounds packed onto these reels, so there’s a lot of action wrapped up in the game. It’s just such a quirky theme that you have to take this for a spin – even if it's just for the visuals alone! And of course the high volatility, the 5,000x max win and the 96.51% RTP.

Down The Rails Online Slot by Pragmatic Play
Name:
Down The Rails
Developer:
Pragmatic Play
RTP:
96.51%
Max payout:
5,000x stake
Volatility:
High
Reels:
5
Win lines:
20
Theme:
Mythical, WTF
Release date:
25th Aug 2022

Hillbilly Vegas

Forget the glitz and glamour of actual Vegas – who needs it when you can gamble with some hillbillies on a farm!? Reflex Gaming has made what can only be described as a one-of-a-kind slot, where Skeeter, Billy Bob and Darlene invite you to take part in some classic casino themed action. This is a slot packed with features beyond the wacky theme – with something for everyone who takes Hillbilly Vegas for a spin. Roll the dice in the bonus feature, or spin the wheel to win free spins; there’s a lot going on and you’ll have fun getting stuck in! Beyond the highly volatility and up to 10,000x max win, this game is incredibly entertaining, so we definitely recommend you check it out. 

Hillbilly Vegas Online Slot by Reflex Gaming
Name:
Hillbilly Vegas
Developer:
Reflex Gaming
RTP:
95.50%
Max payout:
10,000x stake
Volatility:
High
Reels:
5
Win lines:
10
Theme:
Animal, Vegas, WTF
Release date:
15th Sep 2022

Road Rage

Road rage – probably not the first thing that crosses your mind when you think about a slot theme. But that's what the developers at Nolimit City have come up with – a game where you can really take out your frustrations! Drive around smashing up cars, with features including City Mayh3m, H1ghway Jam and Morning Rush. Bonus games, wilds and even mystery symbols are all tied to the 'out there' theme of road rage. It’s perhaps surprising this would be considered a viable theme for a slot game, but it actually works really well. True to form, Nolimit City has made a game that leans heavily into its theme, while presenting incredible features and bonus rounds to keep you entertained.

Road Rage Online Slot by Nolimit City
Name:
Road Rage
Developer:
Nolimit City
RTP:
96.03%
Max payout:
36,000x stake
Volatility:
High
Reels:
5
Win lines:
259
Theme:
WTF
Release date:
16th Aug 2022

These are just a handful of some of the wackier slot themes we’ve come across in recent times. In reality, with so many new slots popping up regularly, there are now plenty of games that will blow your mind. Take each of the games above for a spin, and see what you think – seeing is believing with these 'out there' themes! 

Paul Clare
by Paul Clare Last updated:

Paul spent plenty of time in arcades up and down the UK discovering all of the best fruit machines and watching them grow into the incredible online slots we see today. He still loves the basic format but also has a soft spot for games with big bonus rounds that progress as you play. Immortal Romance is one of his favourite slots of all time.