Nickel Slot Machines

The Best Online and Land-Based Slots Games for Just Five Cents a Spin

Nickel SlotsNickel slot machines are a popular option in land-based and online casinos, although their appeal does take a backseat to the more expensive quarter slots. But if you’re on a budget and want to make your gambling allotment last as long as possible, they remain a solid choice.

Nickel slot machines are also a smart transition for players who’ve decided to move up from the penny slots. The winnings are just a little bit bigger, but the cost is still affordable. With the explosion of multi-line and multi-coin machines, the cost of playing quarter slots can add up in a hurry. Nickel slot machines, however, remain affordable no matter how many lines you have to play.

The next time you visit your favorite online casino, keep your eyes peeled for these entertaining and affordable nickel slot machines.

High Rollers - With 3 reels and 5 paylines, the High Rollers progressive slot allows you to play for as little as a nickel per spin. But thanks to the multiple paylines, you can also up the ante and put in as much as $25. The theme is all about hippies, with symbols including a mini-bus, butterflies, lava lamps, peace symbols, and tie-dyed shirts. Getting three mini-bus symbols on lines 1 through 4 will pay 48 coins, while line 5 will increase your winnings to 100 coins. The peace symbol is wild, and the smallest payout comes after hitting three lava lamp symbols (3 coins).

Money Magic - Designed by Rival software, Money Magic is a 5-reel progressive slot machine game that launched in the summer of 2009. The theme of the game revolves around stage magicians, and symbols include various illusions, a magician, a white dove, a rabbit, a saw, a magic wand, and a lovely magician’s assistant. To win the progressive jackpot, you’ll need to hit 5 jackpot symbols--which take the form of a bouquet of plastic flowers--on an active payline and wager at least 5 coins per spin. There are a total of nine paylines, so playing them all will cost you $2.25. To only activate one payline per spin will only set you back a quarter. If you’ve ever dreamed of sawing someone in half or pulling a rabbit out of a hat, be sure to give this one a try.

Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Incas - I’m a huge fan of the early Indiana Jones movies, so I was thrilled to learn of a nickel slot machine featuring everyone’s favorite archeologist. Designed by IGT, this game includes a number of clips from the first three films: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (triggered when you hit wild symbols, free spins, and bonuses). With 5 reels and 25 paylines, this nickel slot allows a maximum wager of 100 coins (or $5). It’s also a progressive slot machine, so hitting the jackpot will always pay out a generous sum of money. And thanks to the multi-level progressive feature, you can win even larger progressive jackpots than what would normally be possible. Free spins carry multipliers ranging from 1 to 99, and the Mega Group Play Jackpot allows other players to enter the game when you trigger the bonus game. While it’s not as cool as beating up Nazis, Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Incas still provides plenty of entertainment for a reasonable price.

Bank on It - This 3-reel, single line progressive slot is brought to you by the folks at Realtime Gaming (also known as RTG), and you can play for as little as 5 cents or as much as $5 (with a 3 coin maximum bet). The game features 10 winning combinations, and you’ll need to line up three red sevens in order to capture the jackpot. The bonus feature provides an interesting twist, as getting three blanks on the payline will result in your bet being deposited into the piggy bank. When you hit three piggy bank symbols, you’ll win all the money deposited into the bank (with a minimum haul of 150 coins).

Lucky Lightnin’ - An old school slot that holds the distinction of being one of the first online casino games ever released by Realtime Gaming, Lucky Lightnin’ holds up well after all these years. The game includes 3 reels and 1 payline, and the size of your wager can range from 5 cents to $5 (with a maximum wager of 3 coins). Featuring classic symbols like cherries, bars, and sevens, the game has 10 winning combinations. To bring home the jackpot, you’ll need to hit three red sevens on the payline, although the size of your win is dependent on the amount of the wager (2,500 coins with the maximum bet). No wild symbols are present in the game, but hitting three blank symbols on the payline will get you a free re-spin.

The next time you’re in the mood for nickel slot machines, be sure to give the games listed above a try.