Developed to inspire the movie fan, today’s gaming designers are increasingly tapping into a ready-made audience to give online slots games wider appeal. Here’s four of the current best…
Ever since online slot machines started to gain the massive popularity they have today games designers have been working harder than ever before to devise themes to appeal to an increasingly older type of player. In lots of cases this has included a story narrative into the action as well as linking to an already-popular character or characters.
This, along with the increase in the sheer number of movie franchises that have emerged in recent years, has meant that film-related slots have become a growing trend. Naturally, superheroes have particularly lent themselves to the genre and feature in many. So here are four of the best of the games that are going to combine big-screen favourites with big-prize potential.
Marvel Comics characters feature heavily in slots and in The Avengers you’ll come up against Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Nick Fury and Thor in a game that celebrates the original movie which was the highest grossing film of 2012.
When all five characters come up on the pay line you’ll win a very impressive 200 times your stake – quite a jackpot. There’s also a Wall of Heroes bonus feature that can win you four free spins. For many, the best free spin feature is Thor’s in which you don’t just get bonus spins – he also casts a thunderbolt each time that you do.
It’s incredible to think that the X-Men franchise has been wowing fans since 2000 and is soon to release the 10th film in the series.
The slot harks back to the classic original and is a 5-reel, 50 pay line game with a number of special features. For example when any of the hero symbols form the shape of an X on the reels you receive a 5x multiplier of your bet. There are also Heroes and Villains modes to the game as well as no less than four progressive jackpots. So, all in all, it adds up to a game that can be as exciting as battling against the forces of evil.
The Big Lebowski
Of course, it’s not all superheroes in the world of movie-themed slots. There are plenty of slots available at the premium online casino website 888casino such as The Nightmare on Elm Street, Clash of the Titans and Spartacus. But most notably the Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult The Big Lebowski is the source for this classic game which features the characters from the film and also focuses on ten-pin bowling – a key element in the plot.
With 5 reels and 25 pay lines there are “Spares” which give you free spins and if you’re lucky you’ll even get into the “Goodnight Sweet Prince” bonus round with big cash prizes.
The Dark Night
Based on the 2008 film that made more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office, The Dark Night plunges you straight into the conflict between Batman and the Joker. There are five reels and 243 possible winning positions.
As you’d expect, the presence of the Joker means you should always be on the lookout for surprises like wilds, free spins and a 5x multiplier. The other great thing about the game is the graphics featuring shots from the film.