Casino game developers are quick to jump on cultural references to create the latest slots. There are literally hundreds of slots based on movies, sports teams, tv shows and individual celebrities. For example, you can play officially licensed games like The Dark Knight Rises (Playtech), Jurassic World (Microgaming), Liverpool FC Slot (Gameiom) or Family Guy (IGT). Like anything, the quality of the gameplay varies, but you can see why some would we be a draw for fans of that particular cultural entity.
Video games also get the slot treatment quite frequently. Many of them will use actual game footage and have cool bonus rounds that emulate the gameplay of the original title. Five of the best are discussed below, some of which you can play at these new online casinos.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Microgaming)
Like the video games and movies, Tomb Raider slots are something of a franchise. The original, simply called Tomb Raider, is fun if a bit basic. However, the sequel, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, is as action-packed as the video games. There are two different free spins features, which can lead to big payouts and some cool bonus games where you can shoot for cash and uncover hidden treasures.
Bejeweled/Bejeweled 2 (Gamesys)
Bejeweled was something of a phenomenon when first launched by PopCap Games in 2001. The game spawned several sequels and is estimated to have been downloaded 150 million times. The slot version, like Tomb Raider above, also spawned a couple of sequels. It was, however, Bejewelled 2 slot that really hit the jackpot for Gamesys. Years after its release, it’s still a big hit with online casino players.
Street Fighter 2 Slot (NYX Gaming)
One of the most beloved arcade games for kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s, Street Fighter slot is quite faithful to the original series of games. Before you play you must choose from one of the original characters – Ken, Ryu, Sagat, Chun Li or Guile. Your chosen character will trigger a special feature when Bison (the original ‘Boss’) and your character fall on reels 2 and 4.
Call of Duty 4 Slot (Cryptologic)
The game franchise needs no introduction as one of the biggest-selling of all time, but the slot game has plenty of fans too. The most attractive feature is the shooting bonus, where you can use your sniper skills to snare free spins and multipliers. The only downside is a (relatively) low jackpot award of 5000x your line bet.
A slot that remains faithful to the gory violence of the video games. Spin the reels to earn cash from symbols featuring knives, guns and poison-tipped syringes. Agent 47 himself acts as an expanding wild to award multiple wins. The bonus game is fun too. It’s been a ‘hit’ for Microgaming for a few years now and it’s easy to see why.
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