Slots developers get their inspiration and ideas from everywhere, literally. Slots have been based on folktales, history, Egyptians myths, oriental lifestyles, among other sources. Two sources that have been a favorite of many developers are books and movies. Movie themed coin machines are known to attract huge crowds. This can be attributed to the fact that movies draw the audience in and there is a desire by the audience to be a part of the movie. Coin machines have been able to offer that to the fans. Movie themed slots are also known to come with huge jackpots, crystal clear sound, and authentic video. Here are some of the movies and books whose themes have been inspired by movies and books.
- The Dark Knight Slot
The Dark Knight movie is one of the most popular movies of all time. The movie was released in 2008, and the game followed four years after in 2012. The Dark Knight slot has 5 reels and 3 paylines. This one-armed bandit has lots of bonuses, and it’s full of superhero adventures as Batman works hard to save Gotham from Villains. The Dark Knight gaming machine has done so well with many brick and mortar casinos selling it as their centerpiece. The slot has featured excerpts from the movie endearing punters to the game even more.
The Dark Knight slot has a plethora of bonus features. If the Joker shows up, then you automatically receive credits which are multiplied if Batman runs in pursuit of the Joker. The slot also has an offer known as the Battle of Gotham Community. Here, you get to choose between Joker and the Batman and whoever wins, points are awarded to you.
2. The Wizard of Oz- Ruby Slippers
Take a trip to the land of Oz and be in the company of Toto, Dorothy, and the rest of the gang as they run into the rest of the characters as are in the movie. Journey on until you reach Oz and the Emerald City, which is your destination. Once you get to the end of the road, you automatically earn 125x the amount you staked for this slot. The Wizard of Oz slot has 5 reels and 30 paylines.
This casino has a high variance and awards its bonuses randomly, and rarely. Some bonuses are awarded courtesy of the Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good Witch. The themed bonus rounds add excitement, and an adrenaline rush as players try to multiply their wins and increase their chances of winning. What, however, makes this slot more interesting is the pair of red slippers at the bottom of the interface. When these slippers click together, the player is awarded multipliers.
3. Jurassic World
There have been several sequels of this movie over the last couple of years. The movie is based on a book of the same name. The Jurassic World game was inspired by the sequel released in 2015 which was the highest grossing of all the Jurassic movies ever released. The machine has 5 reels across 3 rows and 243 ways of winning.
The story in the game is set in Isla Nublar where the dinosaurs break out of their protected homes and start attacking everyone and everything in the island. The machine has bonus features. T-Rex is the wild symbol. 2 or more pieces of Amber on the reels also turn into wilds, and 3 give the player free spins. This slot is developed by Microgaming. The slot incorporates sounds that were part of the movie in the game.
4. The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is another famous movie franchise. The one-armed bandit version of this movies involves a journey taken on by Gandalf the Grey and Frodo Baggins as they search for the ring. The game has a progressive jackpot with 243 ways to win. The Microgaming creation comes with a save feature that saves the game and lets you continue from where you left off. The slot rewards you based on the distance you have covered. The more miles covered, the larger your reward. The slot has an expandable wild bonus feature, and you get to take advantage of the free power spins distributed throughout the game’s duration. The free power spins are redeemable when you want to influence an outcome of the slot.
5. Star Trek
Star Trek has been on the screen since the 1960 and continues to come up with new content until now. This show is quite popular among science fiction lovers, and this could be the reason why both WMS and IGT felt the need to be part of this huge following. WMS developed the Star Trek: Red Alert, while IGT developed the Star Trek All Odds Slot. The Star Trek Red Alert version of the slots has 5 reels and 25 paylines while you have about 720 ways of winning in the All Odds version of the game. Both versions come with lots of extra features and chances of walking away with huge sums as a payout.
6. King Kong
This movie King Kong was so huge both Playtech and NextGen wanted to be a part of the franchise. They both developed slots inspired by this movie. The Playtech version of King Kong comes with a two-part slot game. The 5 reel and 20 payline gaming machine has a Skull Island mode, which is the first mode of the game, followed by a second mode that happens in the city. The background of the game’s interface changes with the modes. Every time you move from one mode to another you earn bonuses. This slot has payouts of between $3000 and $15,000.
The NextGen version of this slot comes in 5 reels across 3 rows and 25 paylines. This storyline takes place in New York at the top of the Empire State Building where King Kong climbs to save Anna Darrow. Smashing planes coming at the Gorilla from either the left or the right side will earn you free spins. This slot has free spins, multipliers, and other bonus features.
7. Grease Slot Machine
This slot is based on the movie Grease featuring John Travolta and Olivia John-Newton in their character as Danny and Sandy. The slot by Bally Technologies. The slot is unique and comes with 10 reels and 50 paylines. However, the game has a multiPlay function that allows it to have two screens, one with the 10 reels and another with 5 reels and 25 paylines. The slot also has a progressive jackpot. The jackpot amount is the highest there is with more than 35,000,000 coins. The sound and graphics of this game match those of the movie in so many ways.
8. The Bridesmaids
The Bridesmaids movie is a comedy that was released in 2011 by Universal Pictures. The slot is based on the movie and incorporates the four ladies; Lilian, Meghan, Annie, Rita, and Becca who are also the bonus symbol of this game. The slot comes in 5 reels across 3 rows and 40 paylines. There are cupcakes in the slot game which give you an opportunity to spin the wheel and win items that include; Magic Moment bonus, Friendship free spins, Boutique Bonus, Flying High Bonus, or the jackpot of the slot.the video incorporates some video clips and sound excerpts from the movie.
9. Sex and the City
Sex and the City series, and the subsequent movie performed really well grossing highly. IGT took advantage of the fame and came up with the video slot version of the movie in 2011. The gaming machine has 5 reels and 40 paylines.
The Sex and the City slot has very exciting features which have seen it ranked highly amongst punters. The slot has a multi-level progressive fortune wheel and is i9n itself multi-leveled. The game also comes with huge multipliers and bonuses. The largest being the Big Night Out Bonus. The game has symbols that are common features in the movie. These include Big Diamond Rings, Mr. Bigs, Stylish shoes, and fashionable clothes.
10. Game of Thrones
This one-man bandit machine is based on the highly rated HBO series by the same name and a book, the song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.. This play of chance, set in the city of Westeros has 243 ways through which you can win all laid across 5 reels. Just like the series, this creation by Microgaming has everything it takes to keep a punter hooked to the machine all day. The slot has bonus features that are symbolized by the Iron Throne, and the Game of Thrones Logo. This slot has a gambling game that you can play to either multiply your winnings or lose them all.