Finding inspiration on television has always been a safe place for game developers. Why? Because everyone loves TV shows and they look awesome when adapted into video slots. Especially animated shows and cartoons loved by both children and adults. Some of these goofy characters have survived the test of time and their adventures are still retold on screens of all sizes, while some of them are quite modern and represent the contemporary approach to animated cinematography, comedy, satire and just plain TV fun.
These titles are perfect to evoke that childish nostalgia of a careless age, a wonderful period in our lives when morning cartoons were the best part of the weekend. A selected number of them can also make you laugh and think about some very adult subjects by mocking real life or placing their protagonists in bizarre situations. Let’s have a closer look on some of the best cartoon-themed slots out there.
Once a globally successful primetime cartoon series, The Flintstones served as inspiration for a terrific Playtech slot. After some live-action movie adaptations, one of the leading casino software companies decided to release The Flintstones slot machine, complete with recognizable, heartwarming characters. Prepare to be taken way back into the past, to a time where people drove foot-powered cars, lived in houses made of stone and kept dinosaurs for pets. Barney, Wilma, and Fred will welcome you to their Stone Age ordinary life in the town of Bedrock, across 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols. The game dispenses with conventional pay lines and introduces 1024 different ways to win. Apart from character symbols, you’ll also find a shell phone and poker symbols to complete the paytable. The Flintstones slot boasts not one, not two – but five special features. Their names are Flintstones Rocky Ride, Bedrock Bowling bonus, The Great Gonzo Free Spins feature, Dino bonus feature and Wilma bonus feature. Yabba Dabba Doo!
The cheeky little lady with pixie black hair is one of the most iconic characters in the entire cartoon era, despite being one of the pioneers of the same. The Betty Boop cartoon went on air in the 30s, and this warmhearted cartoon has a massive fan base even today. The Bally Technologies product has 5 reels and 40 winning lines, with a betting range wide enough to accommodate both casual bettors and seasoned high rollers. Betty Boop Slot has nice, clean graphics and an atmosphere that takes you back to the old cartoons. The greatest assets of this sweet game are the numerous special features. First you have The Love Meter where you can win 15 free spins, then there’s the Betty’s Heart feature, which is a pick-and-chose game, next we have the How Hot Are You bonus, the Light up Betty’s Life feature which is a mini side game and for last we have the Betty purse feature that awards you with an instant bonus. Quite a lucrative and good-looking slot!
Another retro cartoon to become a successful slot machine is Top Cat. Much like The Flintstones, the Hanna-Barbera animated television series Top Cat aired in the 60s, and its theme revolved around a group of street cats turned con artists. The leader Top Cat is always in the company of Benny, Choo Choo, Brain, Fancy-Fancy and Inspector Dibble – which is also the case in the Blueprint Gaming’s slot. The game offers 5 reels and 20 paying lines, with Autoplay enabled and plenty of interesting bonus rounds to explore. Some of the bonus features can be triggered randomly during play, while others need to be carefully activated. Packed with multipliers, free spins, added Wilds and re-spins there’s a lot more than one bonus round in the Top Cat slot. The Cash Picker bonus, Maharajah Heist, Choo’s Piano Wilds feature, Spook’s Mice is Nice feature, the Master Plan Bonus and the Diner Free Spins are some of the special features you’ll have the pleasure to participate in if you chose Top Cat for your next spinning session.
One of the most successful, long-lasting cartoons in the recent TV era, Family Guy has a massive fandom among the online gambling community as well. We won’t go as far as to say that it to top The Simpsons, be we would be truly astonished if there weren’t a slot inspired by this amazing cartoon. Created by Seth McFarlane, Family Guy produced some awesome TV characters such as the head of the family Peter and his man-child son Stewie Griffin. You will see them across the reels of a 5-reel slot with 30 winning lines. In terms of betting, the IGT game slightly tilts towards high rollers, but the graphics are spot on and the symbols include Brian, Stewie, Chris, Meg and several recognizable props like a ray gun. The game’s logo is Wild, and there are six progressive jackpots to be won. As for special bonus rounds, they include The Drunken Clam, Chicken Fight and Lois’ Hot Free Spins feature. You’ll be dealing with free spins, multipliers and prizes 500 times greater than your wager. A wonderful treat for the fans of the show, Family Guy Slot has a lot to offer to other gamblers who appreciate dynamic gameplay and awesome cartoonish design. RTP ranges from 92.5% up to 96.05%.
Another all-time classic, Pink Panther is a unique cartoon that features the adventures of a smart panther who happens to be all pink and Inspector Clouseau. Playtech’s take on this entertaining animated character is considered to be one of the funniest games ever to originate from this supplier. The video intro takes you in with a smirk on your face while Pink Panther himself will supervise your game on the side of the reels. The list of images on display contains a bucket of pink paint, a magnifying glass, a bomb, character symbols and playing card symbols. Pink Panther’s portrait is the game’s Wild, while the logo works as a Scatter. Pink Panther slot boasts several bonuses, such as The Pink Pow Bonus, Crack the Pink Code Bonus, The Color Pink Bonus and the Wheel of Pink Bonus. Each of them is packed with impressive animation, cash prizes, re-spins and more. You can also scoop one of the two progressive jackpots –Minor Pink Jackpot and Major Pink Jackpot. Give it a go; the color pink has never brought any bad luck to anyone!