Back for another overview of the best branded video slots, we’ll give you a few more examples of the most successful, complete and popular titles that originated from movies, television, or even music – because licensed slots don’t necessarily have to be movie slots, do they? The world of online slots is big and diverse, and the good thing about it you can always find something to suit your preferences. Slots based on famous movie franchises of TV series have the advantage to attract the fandom behind those titles. But, still they have to offer great gameplay to keep the clientele. Touché for game developers!
Let’s start with blockbuster titles, now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is exploding across cinema screens and take some time to appreciate fantastic video slots from Playtech based on popular comic book characters. These characters have been immortalized in numerous movies over the years, and most of them were successfully transferred into the slot environment. You can find slots like Iron Man 1, 2 and 3, Captain America, The Avengers, Wolverine, Thor – The Mighty Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, and Spiderman: Attack of the Green Goblin. All of them are incredibly true to their origins, and offer great visual styles and gameplay performances. Which ones stand out, though?
For one, Iron Man 2. This game features 50 paying lines across 5 reels of symbols, with Tony Stark in his Iron Man suit parading the interface, and just to be clear the focus is completely on the movie and not the comics. You can enjoy free spins, double payouts, multipliers, Wilds, Scatters, photo stills of Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlet Johansson as their respective characters of Iron Man and Black Widow. The attraction of the game lies in an interesting Skill Stop feature which makes it possible to stop the reels in motion by clicking the ‘Spin’ button again.
Next, we have The Incredible Hulk. Who doesn’t like the big, green, angry character? We know we do, and his adventures in this Playtech’s video slots are more than enjoyable. The game also features 5 reels and 50 paying lines, with the raging Hulk himself as the Wild symbol. One of the special features of the game shows him breaking in through the back of the reels to turn entire reels Wild for more wins, while another makes you smash police cars and helicopters for cash prizes and multipliers. The slot is based on the 2008 film.
Slots like SpiderMan, Fantastic Four and Thor cut their way into our honorable mentions, so make sure you check them out as well. Finally, the only thing left to mention is the spectacular progressive jackpot network all Playtech’s Marvel slots belong to. Good news for Marvel fans – you could win the Ultimate Power, Super Power, Extra Power or Power jackpot by playing any of the games in the series as they are all linked.
If you’re into savage humor, you must know about the famous Comedy Central TV show South Park. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the show served as inspiration for the release of NetEnt’s slot in 2013 with the same name, theme and characters. The license, of course, was previously obtained from South Park Studios. Considering the cult following associated to the show, this was a good move for Net Entertainment. But let’s talk more about the game. The slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 winning lines. Familiar characters like Cartman, Kyle, Kenny and Stan continue with their satirical adventures in the small Colorado town of South Park. The original TV show provided the developer with authentic animations and sound features and the fans won’t be disappointed for a second. There is only one bonus feature, but it consists of four parts, each corresponding to a character. For example, Cartman is in charge of hunting hippies to help you win prizes. Stan will trigger sticky Wilds and re-spins, Kenny (being poor and all) collects coins for multipliers, and Kyle activates a 10 free spins bonus introducing his little brother Ike as the Wild symbol during the rounds. These boys are never bored, and neither will you be.
Newer in terms of television presence compared to most slot brands, Game of Thrones, the HBO fantasy drama series took the world by storm, and it has now served as inspiration for Microgaming’s great-looking video slot. As the show boasts a record number of viewers, the Game of Thrones slot machine also endures a considerable amount of interest from both casual players and experienced spinners. The game has 5 reels and offers 243 ways to win, following a modern payout structure. The theme is obviously the fictional world of Westeros where Houses of Baratheon, Lanniser, Stark and Targaryen are caught up in a war for the Iron Throne. The famous throne is the game’s Scatter; it triggers a Free Spins feature during which players are required to choose which House to serve during the round, which is a nice interactive part of the game. Each House comes with its own features, though – different combinations of free spins and multipliers. If it’s good enough for fans, it’s good enough for any gambler.
In cooperation with 20th Century Fox, Net Entertainment released its Aliens slot. Naturally, it is based on the 1986 cult sci-fi film with the same name and primarily targets fans of the genre, as well as players who enjoy different slot constructions. The major stand-out in Aliens, a game that has 5 reels and 15 paying lines, is the fact that there are three levels within the gameplay. Level One is referred to as The Search, and in it one has to fill up the Alien Activity meter with multipliers. Level Two is known as The Encounter and it initiates when the Alien Activity meter is filled up at which point you receive multiplier prizes as well as another 10 steps to complete before you can reach the third level. In Level Three, known as The Hive you finally get to destroy the Queen alien thanks to loads of heavy machinery and special weapons. The reels will be filled with monster aliens and their eggs, but you have to be brave and embrace a bit of horror in exchange for great wins!
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