Top 10 Best Cascading Slot Games in 2024

Gates of Olympus 1000 tumbling reels slot

Cascading reels is a feature in slot games where winning combinations disappear from the reels, causing new symbols to drop down from above to fill the empty spaces. This creates a chain reaction of potential wins, as new winning combinations can form with each cascade.

Here we are going to look at the best cascading reel slot games around, giving you the opportunity to join in the fun!

1: Pyramid Quest for Immortality

Pyramid Quest for Immortality is an entertaining slot that immerses players in the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Developed by NetEnt, the game features a unique pyramid-shaped layout offering 720 ways to win. The visual and audio design is great, but what we really love is the max win of up to 36,000 times your stake, by far the biggest in our list!

The cascading reels/avalanche feature is regularly triggered in this low volatility slot meaning that those big wins can really stack up. There are a lot of great Egyptian-themed slots out there, but this one should definitely be near the top of your list.

Year of Release2015
Game DeveloperNetEnt
Maximum Win36,000x

2: Gates of Olympus 1000

Gates of Olympus 1000 online slot

Another very popular theme for online slots is Ancient Greece, and this god-like tumble reel slot brings us right to the Gates of Olympus. The graphics are similar to classic Age of Gods games, but this Pragmatic Play slot offers a different set of gaming options.

Multipliers play a big role here, meaning that wins can keep coming via cascading slots while random multiplier symbols boost those wins even further. The multipliers can range from 2x to 1000x your win, the latter celebrated in the name of the game. There’s also a free spin round with 15 free spins featuring multipliers, with the chance to trigger an extra 5 if you pick up a few more scatters along the way.

Year of Release2023
Game DeveloperPragmatic Play
Maximum Win15,000x
VolatilityVery High

3: Big Bass Hold & Spinner

Big Bass Hold and Spinner online slot game

Pragmatic Play’s series of Big Bass fishing-themed slots has proved to be quite a hit over the past couple of years. In 2023 they released another in the series, this one featuring those tumbling reels that we all know and love! Another point to worth noting is that this slot has the highest return to player (RTP) of any on our list, which is always a good thing!

If you are familiar with any of the other Big Bass games, then this version will look and feel recognizable to you. The Hook & Spinner feature is a nice addition, with three coins or diamonds triggering a special bonus round. Here you collect coins and diamonds, each with a dollar value, giving you the chance to land a very nice amount by the end of the round!

Year of Release2023
Game DeveloperPragmatic Play
Maximum Win20,000

4: Legend of Cleopatra Megaways

Legend of Cleopatra avalanche reel slot game.

Back to Ancient Egypt we go, in the company of Cleopatra for this Megaways game with a tumbling reel feature built in. The combination of the ever-popular Egyptian team with the Megaways mechanic makes this slot attractive across the board, but let’s take a closer look to see what else is on offer.

There is no doubt that the max win of less than 10,000 is a little disappointing, but the free spin bonus round more than compensates. Clear the highlighted bonus reel of symbols by forming matching lines and 12 free spins are unlocked. Do the same in the free spin round and 5 more will be yours, plus scarab multipliers can randomly appear to boost your wins. Add the tumbling feature into the mix and we are sure you’ll agree that this game is worth a spin!

Year of Release2020
Game DeveloperPlayson
Maximum Win6,584x

5: Sweet Candy Cash

Sweet Candy Cash online slot game for Gold Coins.

Now for something sweet and sticky in the form of Sweet Candy Cash. This 1×2 Network game uses a feature they describe as ‘Pay Anywhere’ cascading reels. Basically, this means that there is no need for winning lines, just match 8 or more symbols anywhere on the game grid and they count as a win, being replaced by new symbols dropping in from above.

The free spin round is worth waiting for as it includes a multiplier for even sweeter rewards. With a max prize of up to 15,000 times your stake, this candy-colored slot is a real treat!

Year of Release2023
Game Developer1×2 Network
Maximum Win15,000x

6: Cupcakes

Cupcakes online slot game with avalanche feature from NetEnt.

More sweetness here, with NetEnt’s 2024 Cupcake slot another mouth-watering entry on our list. The layout is similar to ‘Sweet Candy Cash’, with a colorful 6×7 grid where finding 8 or more of the same sugary symbol anywhere on the screen will result in a win.

This is where the cupcakes come into the mix! The matching sugary symbols can be used as toppings on corresponding cakes which can also show up on the reels. Once the cupcake collects 10 or more it disappears from the screen and its multiplier is added to any winnings, with extra multipliers added to this as a further win booster. Don’t be put off by the low max winnings, this slot is flavorful and fun!

Year of Release2024
Game DeveloperNetEnt
Maximum Win2,762x

7: Kluster Krystals Megaclusters

Kluster Krystals Megaways online slot game.

Relax Gaming released their first game built around the Megaclusters feature in 2021 and it has proved to be a big hit. Jewel symbols are made up of between 1 and 4 segments, and when the same symbols appear in a cluster and the segments total 8 or more a prize is the result. Any symbols next to the winning group is upgraded by adding an extra segment, and the avalanche feature drops new symbols into the reels to give more chances to win.

Make six consecutive winning groups and mini-features are unlocked. Plus, if you manage to upgrade the golden Bonus symbol to a quad then 7 free spins are all yours. We know it sounds complicated, but once you start spinning you will get the idea!

Year of Release2021
Game DeveloperRelax Gaming
Maximum Win9,921x
VolatilityVery High

8: Candy Jar Clusters

Candy Jar Clusters slot game

This slot is Pragmatic Play’s melding of the cluster game mode with the sweet candy theme we have seen in a couple of other slots on our list. Open the game to be greeted with eye-popping colors, a 7×7 grid filled with delicious, sweet treats and lots of ways to win.

Six of the same symbols in a group – including wild ‘crown’ symbols – pays out, and new symbols can drop in to add to your wins. Meanwhile, collect random yellow, red or green candies in glass jars in order to trigger a free spin round with extra wilds, retriggers or jackpot – and if you are really lucky all three together!

Year of Release2023
Game DeveloperPragmatic Play
Maximum Win10,000x
VolatilityVery High

9: Wheel O’ Gold

Wheel o' Gold online slot game with tumbling reels feature.

See if you can enjoy some of that famous Irish luck by giving the Leprechaun-themed Wheel O’ Gold a spin! Scatters pay here, meaning that you win when you find at least 8 of the same symbol anywhere on the reels. New symbols tumble down onto the reels to replace winning ones, and if that helps you to 5 or more consecutive wins you will be able to spin that ‘wheel o’ gold’!

The wheel has multipliers of between 2x and 50x your winnings, which could mean a very generous boost to what you’ve collected over those 5 winning spins. Finding 4 to 6 scatter symbols (pots o’ gold – of course!) unlocks between 10 and 20 free spins. That random multiplier wheel will turbo-charge your wins for all of the free spins, and collecting another 4 scatters during your spins triggers 4 more.

Year of Release2023
Game DeveloperPragmatic Play
Maximum Win10,000x
VolatilityVery High

10: Smoking Pistols

Smoking Pistols slot with avalanche reels feature.

Let’s wrap up our list of the best tumbling slot games with a visit to the Old West in the form of Smoking Pistols by Booming Games. Welcome to the dusty Main Street of a cowboy town, where pistols are the weapon of choice. This game is full of features, not least of which are the expanding reels, where every time you get a winning line, an extra row of symbols lands on top of the 4×6 grid to a max of 8 rows.

There are nice little extra bonuses in-play like replicating wilds, a compass wild that creates extra wilds in different directions, and the multiplier wild. Find 3-6 of the crossed pistol Scatter symbols anywhere on screen to unlock 10-25 free spins. Finally there is a random ‘Second Chance’ where pistols randomly show up to blast away a row of symbols in a non-winning spin, replacing with them with a new row. Yee-Haw!

Year of Release2024
Game DeveloperBooming Games
Maximum Win5,000x

The good news is that every one of the slots in our Top 10 is available to play for Golden Coins on McLuck right now! Don’t delay, start playing your favorites to discover just why cascading reels is one of the most popular features in the world of online slots!

Ross O’Connor has been working in the online gaming industry for over a decade. Over that time he has written countless articles on related topics including casino and game reviews, sports, lotteries and financial trading.