3, 5 or 7 reels?

When you first start looking around at the various slots games that are available online, you will notice a couple of things. One of the most obvious ones is that they all have varying numbers of reels.

Most of them have three, five or seven reels in play, although the bulk is probably in the five reel department. So which ones should you play and what should you think about when you try each one?

Three reel games - the traditional one armed bandit look

The three reel slots games are often known as the one armed bandit games. This is because they are most closely related to the original slots machines that were first invented.

If you like a nice simple and straightforward game - often without any bonus levels - you can opt for this three reel game.

More reels means more combinations

Many online casinos such as the Liberty Slots Casino have plenty of five reel games to choose from. These often have more paylines activated as well, and this in turn means more combinations for you to bet money on.

You should consider this if you want to make sure you bet on all the possible combinations given in a game. It could affect your budget. For instance if you have twenty paylines in a five reel game and you want to cover all the paylines, you'll need to watch what you bet on each individual one.

Are seven reel slots games a bit too complicated?

Not really, although they do tend to be rarer than the three or five reel versions. There are some around though, such as Farming Futures Slots or Lucky 7s Slots.

The one thing you have to remember with these is to watch all the reels from left to right as they stop spinning. It can be trickier to watch for the winning combos with these games as there are more reels to keep an eye on. But you will still win any prize that comes up, thanks to the automatic nature of the game.

Make your choice

In the end you might like to try your luck with any number of different slots games online. Similarly you might enjoy swapping from three reel games to ones that have many more reels in play.

In fact, variety really can be the spice of life when it comes to online slots, so why not try some now?