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Strictly Slots magazine published its second annual "The Best of Slots" survey in the October 2002 issue. The winning games, in multiple categories, were chosen by slot players - not, as the magazine noted, by a panel of judges or gaming executives.
This, then, is the list of IGT's most popular games (in order of popularity) for each of these categories included in the survey:

Reel Slots

Double Diamond™
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGE Diamonds are forever, and this is still one of the most popular slot games in America.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Graphics 5
Favorite Reel Slot

1

Luckiest Reel Slot 1

 

Elvis®
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The "King of Rock 'n' Roll" is magically transformed into the "King of Slots" in this MegaJackpots game.


"Elvis" and "King of Rock 'n' Roll" are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 

3

Best Reel Slot Sound  2
Best Reel Slot Graphics 2
Best Reel Slot Theme 2
Best Progressive Reel Slot 3
Most Innovative Reel Slot 2

 

Five Times Pay™
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGE Want five times the fun? This spinning reel game guarantees it.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Graphics 4
Favorite Reel Machine 

5

Luckiest Reel Slot 5
Most Innovative Reel 3

 

Haywire™
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGEAnother  favorite with slot players.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Sound 3

 

Jeopardy!®
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This MegaJackpots slot machine features many of the visual and sound effects made popular in the TV game show.

"Jeopardy!" is a registered trademark of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. "Jeopardy!" © 2002 Jeopardy Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Progressive Reel Slot 4
Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 

4

Best Reel Slot Sound  5
Best Reel Slot Theme 4

 

Megabucks®
MEGABUCKSThe game that's paid the biggest slot jackpots of all time.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Progressive Reel Slot 2

 

Pinball™
When the third-reel Pinball symbol stops on the payline, the bonus round begins. Bonus credits then accumulate as each pinball is played.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 

2

 

Red, White & Blue™
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGE Patriotic colors join forces with lucky sevens in this long-time favorite.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Theme 5
Favorite Reel Slot

2

Luckiest Reel Slot 3

 

Regis' Cash Club
REGIS CASH CLUBCome join the only club run by the television heavyweight whose name is synonymous with stardom.

 

Category

Ranking

Best New Reel Slot Machine 4

 

Sinatra ™
SINATRAFeel the magnetism of Ol' Blue Eyes in this classic spinning reel game featuring Frank Sinatra, his rich voice and some of his most memorable songs.

The "Sinatra™" game is an IGT product manufactured in association with Sheffield Enterprises, Inc. and Bristol Productions Limited Partnership.

Category

Ranking

Best New Reel Slot Machine 2
Best Innovative Reel Slot 5

 

Slotto™
An IGT collaboration with the talented folks at A.C. Coin.

 

Category

Ranking

Most Innovative Reel Slot 5

 

TABASCO®
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGEThis game brings the popular hot sauce excitement of the Big Easy’s favorite fiery brand of hot pepper sauce to life.

The TABASCO® marks, bottle and label designs are registered trademarks and servicemarks exclusively of and licensed by McIlhenny Co., Avery Island, LA 70513. www.TABASCO.com

Category

Ranking

Best New Reel Slot Machine 5


Triple Diamond™
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGE Just like in the Double Diamond game, the Triple Diamond symbol acts as a wild card.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Graphics 3
Favorite Reel Slot 

3

Luckiest Reel Slot 2

 

Quartermania®
QUARTERMANIAThe machine that started the quarter progressive craze.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Progressive Reel Slot 5

 

Wheel of Fortune®
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGEWheel of Fortune® is a MegaJackpots™ game that combines all your favorite slot machine features and then puts a new spin on them. The famous spinning wheel from the popular TV game show "Wheel of Fortune" has been integrated into the machine as an exciting bonus feature.

"Wheel of Fortune" is a registered trademark of Califon Productions, Inc. "Wheel of Fortune" © 2002 Califon Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Reel Slot Bonus Round 

1

Best Reel Slot Sound  1
Best Reel Slot Graphics 1
Best Reel Slot Theme 1
Best Progressive Reel Slot 1
Favorite Reel Slot 4
Luckiest Reel Slot 4
Most Innovative Reel Slot 1

 

 

 

Video Slots

The Addams Family™CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGE
This outrageous  machine is a 5-reel, 9-line, 45-coin nickel game whose bonus games are combined into three themes for greater entertainment.

"The Addams Family" developed under agreement with Monaco Entertainment Corp.

Category

Ranking

Best Video Slot Bonus Round 

4

Best Video Slot Sound  4
Best Video Slot Graphics 1
Best Video Slot Theme 3

 

Austin Powers™
Get ready for a British invasion like you’ve never seen before!  You'll agree that the Austin Powers™ video slot is one shagadelic gaming experience.


"Austin Powers" ™ New Line Productions, Inc. © 2002 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Category

Ranking

Best Video Slot Graphics

5

Best Video Slot Sound  5

 

Bewitched
From IGT and AC Coin & Slot, the magically happy homemaker Samantha, star of the popular TV series BewitchedTM, returns to bring luck and mystical fun to all mortals with this 5-reel, 9-line theme.

"Bewitched"™ & © 2002 CPT Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Category

Ranking

Best New Video Slot 3

 

I Dream of Jeannie™ Video Slots
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGELet the genie out of the bottle and get ready for magic when I Dream of Jeannie transports you to the three wishes bonus and the spin the wheel bonus.

"I Dream of Jeannie" ™ & © 2002 CPT Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Category

Ranking

Best Video Slot Sound  2
Best Video Slot Graphics  4
Best Video Slot Theme 2
Luckiest Video Slot  2

 

Texas Tea®
Texas Tea is a gusher of a video slot, with barrels of bonus game action

 

 

Category

Ranking

Best Video Slot Sound  3
Favorite Video Slot   5

 

The Price Is Right™
There’s plenty of nail-biting game show excitement with The Price is Right™ video slot game.  Authentic music from the show and voiceovers by the ever-popular Rod Roddy make this 9-line game a showcase full of excitement.

The Price Is Right" is a trademark of Pearson Television Operations BV. Based on the FremantleMedia TV programme "The Price Is Right," Licensed by Fremantle Brand Licensing.

Category

Ranking

Best New Video Slot 1
Best Video Slot Graphics

2

Best Video Slot Theme  4
Most Innovative Video Slot 4

 

The Three Stooges®
From IGT and Shuffle Master Gaming, this game entertains players with the madcap antics of The Three Stooges®, that wacky trio of slapstick comedians – favorites for generations – now featured in a theme full of fun and surprises.

© 2002 C3 Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Three Stooges® characters, names and all related indicia are trademarks of C3 Entertainment, Inc.

Category

Ranking

Best New Video Slot 5

 

Wheel of Fortune® Video Slots
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGEIn this video version, the famous spinning wheel has been integrated into the machine as an exciting bonus feature.

"Wheel of Fortune" is a registered trademark of Califon Productions, Inc. "Wheel of Fortune" © 2002 Califon Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Category

Ranking

Favorite Video Slot 4
Best Video Slot Bonus Round 

3

 

 

 

Video Poker

 

Spin Poker
What do you get when you cross Triple Play Poker with a video slot? A one to nine-line game that spin-draws the cards to you.

 

Category

Ranking

Best New Video Poker Game 1

 

Chase the Royal Draw Poker
Get ready for this new and exciting variation of Triple PlayTM /Five PlayTM /Ten Play Draw PokerTM .

 

Category

Ranking

Best New Video Poker Game 2

 

Austin Power Poker™
This is real poker excitement, with two proven, classic strategy poker games die-hard players will appreciate.

 

"Austin Powers" ™ New Line Productions, Inc. © 2002 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Category

Ranking

Best New Video Poker Game 3

 

Fifty Play Draw Poker™
CLICK FOR PREVIEW IMAGEMulti-hand poker has been kicked into high gear with Fifty Play Draw Poker. This popular multi-denomination game lets players wager up to 10 credits on as many as 50 hands at one.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Video Poker Variation 

2

 

Triple Play Draw Poker™
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This top-rated video poker game is based on traditional five-card draw poker-three hands at one time.

 

Category

Ranking

Best Video Poker Variation 

1

 

SS - OCTOBER 2001 This article originally appeared in Strictly Slots Magazine