With more companies than ever creating new slots, there’s far more variety now than there ever was before. Even using the same theme or casino bonus mechanics, every developer has their own spin on the formula. If you’re a big fan of science fiction, for example, you can find pokies set in space that are bright and colourful, or serious, or captivating. If not for developers making new slots to appeal to new players, it could be argued that pokies would not be anywhere near as popular as they are today.
New slots also push the envelope when it comes to what is possible in terms of gameplay. “Ways-to-win” games like Immortal Romance are some of the most popular pokies ever made, but because that gameplay system is so unique, it’s not something you can easily apply to an existing slot.
This is also something that can be said for the production quality of pokies, including their design, animations, and bonus features. Older slots have very straightforward and simplistic bonuses, but it’s not unusual for new slots to have multiple unique bonus features. Big Red Game is an absolute classic, and still a very enjoyable game to play, but if you contrast it against a more recent title like Wolf Treasure, its design looks quite a bit dated.