Playing online slot games is one of the most popular past times of online gamblers, the slot games are plentiful, exciting and profitable with the right reel combination or bonus feature. The slot games have changed over the years, definitely for the better and now, more than ever, there are even more ways to win a jackpot or nice sum of money besides just on the reels of the slot game. Today, software providers for the most popular slot machines are coming up with even more ways to spin and win, including a ton of bonus features that rival those found in land based casinos. Technology advances on a daily basis and it seems as if the slot machines do as well, especially with the bigger software companies such as Microgaming, Playtech and Realtime Gaming. Microgaming, for example; come up with four new slot games three to four times a year and each time it seems that there is something new and exciting for the player to dive into when it comes to bonus features. Bonus features vary between free games, interactive play and jackpot wins on random. It all just depends on the game the player is spinning. Let’s discuss a little about what different types of slot bonus features are available. Free games - Free Spins: Free games are just what they sound like, they are free spins that are awarded to the player when a certain reel combination comes up on the screen such as scatters, wilds or even sometimes at random. The way the free spins usually work is when three or more scatters appear on the reels which will then activate the free game feature. Like I said before, it all just depends on the game. Most games with free spins will also have multipliers as well, meaning that the free games may pay more than the regular game mode spin combinations. The number of free games the player will get also depends on the amount of scatters or the icon they select during the free game feature. All rules will be easily found on the pay-table so check them out before you choose what game you would like to play. Interactive bonus features are my favourite. These are the most exciting of bonus features to me because they engage the player in more than just a free spin. They usually are activated the same way the free games are; with certain reel combinations and the level of entertainment also depends on the game you’re spinning. When an interactive feature is triggered you can play your way up to a huge jackpot or a small win, depending on how far you go or what your picks are during the feature. An example of an interactive feature is the Hitman by Microgaming feature. When three or more bonus symbols land on the last three reels players are then taken to another screen to select who they want to assassinate and by which method. After the feature is over you are then awarded with the bonus money and you can continue to spin the reels in normal game mode. Slot games are evolving daily and with so many to choose from it would be impossible to outline every bonus feature available but there are plenty out there to keep slot players busy for ages. If you like slot games that keep you interested and engaged just check out the newer games at your favourite online casino and spin your way to an awesome bonus feature and jackpot! The opportunities are endless.