What were the top online slots for January 2018?

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A brand-new year and lots of new releases throughout the November/December period and with Christmas now fading into a distant memory, has the change of year seen a change in the games that most slots players are playing from the top software development companies?

What we have seen is that in some cases, the time of year can influence which games people play with certain companies, and yet for others it seems to make little difference as to what games people play. Whether that is because these companies don't release games at that time, or just that customers loyalty to their favorite slot remains so strong is hard to say, but it certainly gives you a good idea of the games customers like to play at certain times of the year.

With 2018 shaping up to be a bumper year for quality slot releases from all the big names, it will be hugely intriguing to see how players habits change (or do not change) over the next twelve months and as always, you can check on that here each month with our rundown of the top five games from all the top providers. Here's how things look for January 2018.

Realtime Gaming

December 2017 Top Five

  1. Aladdin's Wishes (1)
  2. Santastic (NE)
  3. Asgard (NE)
  4. Cash Bandits 2 (2)
  5. Achilles (NE)

January 2018 Top Five

  1. Aladdin's Wishes (1)
  2. Cash Bandits 2 (4)
  3. Asgard (3)
  4. Achilles (5)
  5. Gemtopia (RE)

One again the Aladdin's Wishes slot retains the top slot for Realtime Gaming games for the third month in a row. The tale of the young orphan from Agrabah making good certainly seems to have struck a chord with Realtime Gaming players as it has been hugely popular for the past three months. Cash Bandits 2 sees its popularity increase again with Santastic dropping out of the chart and it returns to the number 2 position it occupied in November. Asgard and Achilles remain in the top five, with the popular Gemtopia re-entering the chart as the fifth most played game in January.

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December 2017 Top Five - Realtime Gaming Slots in Australia

  1. Cash Bandits 2 (1)
  2. Asgard (NE)
  3. Achilles (2)
  4. Samba Sunset (NE)
  5. Gemtopia (NE)

January 2018 Top Five - Realtime Gaming Slots in Australia

  1. Gemtopia (5)
  2. Cash Bandits 2 (1)
  3. Asgard (2)
  4. Achilles (3)
  5. Aladdins Wishes (RE)

What is really interesting for Australian players is that they are following the gaming habits of other Realtime Gaming players in the rest of the world, apart from Aladdin's Wishes and. Gemtopia have traded places. Other than that swap of positions for the two slots, the remaining slots in the top five remain the same as for the rest of the world with Cash Bandits 2, Asgard and Achilles in 2nd, 3rd and 4th spots respectively.

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WGS Technology

December 2017 Top Five

  1. Turkey Shoot (2)
  2. Ultimate 10X Wild (1)
  3. Funky Chicken (NE)
  4. Triple 10X Wild (3)
  5. Cash Cow (NE)

January 2018 Top Five

  1. Turkey Shoot (1)
  2. Ultimate 10X Wild (2)
  3. Triple 10X Wild (4)
  4. Cash Cow (5)
  5. 7X Lucky Sevens (NE)

Christmas may have come and gone, but the festive bird still proves popular at WGS Technology Casinos with Turkey Shoot taking the number one spot for a second month in a row. After that nothing much has changed save for the Funky Chicken slot dropping out of the chart this month from third position. The Ultimate 10X Wild slot remains the second most-played game with the similar Triple 10X Wild back up to third and Cash Cow also rising one place to fourth. This allows 7X Lucky Sevens to come into the chart as the fifth most popular game in January.

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Rival Gaming

December 2017 Top Five

  1. Mystic Wolf (1)
  2. Misfit Toyland (NE)
  3. Dark Hearts (NE)
  4. Cleo's Coins (NE)
  5. The Back Nine (NE)

January 2018 Top Five

  1. Mystic Wolf (1)
  2. Jumping Jaguar (RE)
  3. Arabian Tales (NE)
  4. Ten Times Wins (RE)
  5. Gold Bricks (RE)

The continuing popularity of the Mystic Wolf slot ensures that it remains in top spot for Rival Gaming spins in January 2018, the fifth month in succession that it has been the most popular game for the company. However, below it it is all change for the second month in a row with a couple of slots re-entering the top five including Jumping Jaguar in second, Ten Times Wins and Gold Bricks in fourth and fifth. Arabian Tales is the other new entry on the chart this month taking third place in the table.

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Pragmatic Play

December 2017 Top Five

  1. Wolf Gold (1)
  2. Santa (NE)
  3. Hot Safari (5)
  4. 7 Monkeys (4)
  5. Diamond Strike (2)

January 2018 Top Five

  1. Wolf Gold (1)
  2. Gold Rush (RE)
  3. 7 Monkeys (4)
  4. Hot Safari (3)
  5. Diamond Strike (5)

Wolf Gold holds on to the top spot for the third month in a row for Pragmatic Play and it is certainly proving to be the companies most enjoyable slot at present. Gold Rush makes a re-entry into the chart in second spot, replacing Santa, while the remaining three positions are occupied by the same three slots as in December, just in a slightly different order with 7 Monkeys and Hot Safari trading places and Diamond Strike remaining in fifth place in the chart.

Microgaming

December 2017 Top Five

  1. Thunderstruck II (3)
  2. Age of Discovery (2)
  3. Break Da Bank Again (NE)
  4. Avalon (NE)
  5. Silver Fang (NE)

January 2018 Top Five

  1. Game of Thrones (RE)
  2. Silver Fang (5)
  3. Thunderstruck II (1)
  4. The Finer Reels of Life (NE)
  5. Break Da Bank Again (3)

There's a big change in Microgaming's most popular slots once again this January with Game of Thrones making a rapid return into the top five and claiming the top spot for the first month of the year just ahead of the growing popularity of Silver Fang. Thunderstruck II, which has been an ever-present in the chart since we started keeping track, is down to third with The Finer Reels of Life a new entry in fourth meaning Break Da Bank Again drops down to fifth from third in December.

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Betsoft

December 2017 Top Five

  1. Frankenslots Monster (1)
  2. Legends of the Nile (NE)
  3. Stampede (3)
  4. Charms and Clovers (2)
  5. Genie's Fortune (5)

January 2017 Top Five

  1. Frankenslots Monster (1)
  2. Legends of the Nile (2)
  3. Charms and Clovers (4)
  4. Genie's Fortune (5)
  5. Alkemor's Tower (RE)

Once again, Frankenslots Monster proves to be the top choice for Betsoft customers for the fourth month running, which seems to emphasize its enduring popularity. In truth not a lot has changed inside the top five with only the third place slot from December (Stampede) dropping out of the chart, allowing Charms and Clovers and Genies Fortune to move up one spot behind second place Legends of the Nile. Alkemor's Tower completes the list as it re-enters the chart in fifth spot.

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Habanero

December 2017 Top Five

  1. Santa's Village (NE)
  2. Rolling Roger (1)
  3. 5 Mariachi's (NE)
  4. Cake Valley (2)
  5. Dragon's Throne (NE)

January 2017 Top Five

  1. 5 Mariachi's (3)
  2. Rolling Roger (2)
  3. Santa's Village (1)
  4. Cake Valley (4)
  5. Gold Rush (NE)

Santa's Village was the festive number 1 for Habanero, but it dropped down to third place for January, but it is proving to be a popular slot considering it has been played out of season. 5 Mariachis moves up to spots into first, leapfrogging Rolling Roger in the process while Cake Valley remains the fourth most popularly played game. Gold Rush completes the list in fifth spot.

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Remember to check back next month to see how popular these and other slots have proven for the top game developers.

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