Of all the games available in online casinos slots are the ones that hold the greatest attraction for older players. As these games have gradually evolved there has been a great move by their designers to make them as immersive and involving as possible and much of this has come from the themes behind them.
A particularly rich seam has proved to be the movies which make the crossover very easily to the slots environment, helped by easily recognisable graphics, equally recognisable characters and even a narrative structure that can be followed too.
Well-known and popular slots designers such as winkslots have particularly focused on one particular genre for these very reasons – the comic book superhero movie so here are our fantastic four of the best…
Where else to start but with the Fantastic Four themselves? This slot takes its influences from the first of the series which was released in 2005 and which was the most financially successful taking almost $155 million at the box office.
The five main characters from the film, Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing and the villainous Dr Doom are all featured. It’s a standard format five reel and four line machine with symbols that include the five key characters as well as 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. The game’s most notable for its incredible x10,000 prize multiplier plus there are multiple free spins and wilds too to keep you interested.
Man of Steel
The 2013 film starring Henry Cavill in the title role and Amy Adams as Lois Lane was the highest grossing solo Superman movie ever so it’s no wonder that it was quickly turned into a slot.
The most notable feature of the game is that it can be played in two distinct worlds. The first is down on Earth and symbols include Clark Kent, his parents and even the editor of the Daily Planet. The second is on the dark and brooding planet of Krypton where the challenge is to get the better of General Zod and his massed armies. This is undoubtedly the most exciting part of the slot, not least because the potential wins are bigger too.
This year has seen the 10th in the series of the X-Men films so it’s by far the biggest and most successful of the superhero franchises.
So it shouldn’t come as much surprise that this is a big game with big prizes to be won. Its 5-reels mean there are no less than 50 possible pay lines. The X-themed feature has also been taken to the limits in this game – when the special “hero” symbols fall on the reels to form an “X” the player’s bet will be multiplied by five. Add progressive jackpots and you really do have a game that’s worth searching out.
The Dark Knight
Most of the theming and imagery in this, which many feel is the best Batman slot, comes from the $1 billion grossing 2008 movie. The central narrative is all about the never-ending battle against the malevolent and hysterical Joker.
Given Batman’s enemy, players should always expect lots of surprises – but often these end up being distinctly to your advantage with a good selection of wilds, free spins and even a 5x multiplier lying in wait for you.