What are Downloadable Slots? Are they Better?
When you look for a casino to play online slots, you may come across different options that can be confusing.
There are some online casinos where all you need to do to play is to log in and the game will activate in your browser. There are also free online slots that are instant play, which we offer on this website.
However, quite a few online casinos require you to download software on to your computer to play them. It does raise the question though - if there is an option for non-download instant play games, why would anyone choose downloadable slots?
In the past, there were several advantages if you downloaded the software first and it was recommended that if possible, this is the option you should choose. However, instant play slots are so good now, as are internet connections and speeds, that non-download are pretty much as good as or better in many cases.
With some companies, though, possibly still Microgaming, only downloadable slots will offer you the complete library of available slots games available.
Advantages of Downloadable Slots?
Despite the move to 'instant play' downloadable slots still offer some advantages, even though they are very small and for most of us, not really noticeable.
One of the most significant complaints regarding the instant play slots, was in the past, the speed.
If you are playing a slots game there is nothing more irritating than a game that starts to lag and you are not seeing the play in real time. Skipping and lulls can make an otherwise fun game less than enjoyable.
This is especially true for graphics intensive games.
Because ou already have the graphics and sound plugins available on your machine when you play the downloadable slots you will see a marked difference in sound and graphics. The sounds are more realistic and lifelike. The graphics are more visually appealing and sharper.
For some of the modern slots games, they enjoyment of them is highly dependent on the visuals and deteriorating sound and graphics means detracting from the enjoyment of the game.
Of course, with faster download speeds, faster upload speeds and more reliable internet connections, one day there will be no advantage to downloading software.
You will be able to get all the best new games, like Wizard of Oz slots, the Sex and The City slots and Price is Right slots as instant play games. In fact, Wizard of Oz slots is already out as an instant play game!
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