Slot machines have been around for years. But while dusty one-armed bandits once provided the entertainment in Western saloon bars, today’s slots are far more engaging and immersive – even rivaling leading consumer titles when it comes to their high-end graphics, speed, and performance.
Modern slot games are themed around a variety of niches – from music to movies and more – which has tempted even more gamers to head to the best online operators to play today’s most exciting slots. And as the competition in the online gambling industry has intensified, developers have hung games off some of the world’s most successful films and TV series. Let’s take a look at the top five games.
Nightmare on Elm Street
Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher horror film has gone on to define the horror genre in film and inspired a number of spin-offs both on and off the screen. The supernatural suspense created by the main character Freddy Krueger has helped to terrify audiences for decades.
Now if you have a strong constitution, you can try out the Nightmare on Elm Street slot. The slot is fantastically produced with a layout that evokes the surreal design and feel of the original 1980s film.
If you’re brave enough to see this slot out, there are two (yes two) progressive jackpots to keep you hooked. There are plenty of ways to win with this game along with tonnes of bonuses and promotions.
Just beware, the musical track for this online slot can make hitting a bonus more terrifying than exciting.
If you’re a millennial (or even a little bit older), you’ll be well acquainted with Tre Parker and Matt Stone’s profanely funny animated TV show. NetEntertainment – one of the biggest names in slot machine production – have brought South Park to life in this fantastic progressive slot.
True to form, Kenny gets killed in the intro of this game prompting screams of, well you know what… The slot features all the familiar faces from the TV show as well as a huge selection of bonuses and free spin opportunities.
As mentioned earlier there’s a progressive jackpot in the South Park slot, so you have the chance to win big every time you play – and there are bonuses and special features putting you even closer to the jackpot.
Game of Thrones
It’s 8.15 on Monday morning. The usual buzz of human activity in London Euston station has been replaced with an eerie silence. There’s no one rushing to make their connection. Instead, there are hordes of people shuffling along the marble floors, bleary-eyed and vacant.
Nope, it isn’t the beginning of a bad zombie book; it’s a description of busy train stations all over the UK just a few hours after the latest Game of Thrones episode. The final season of HBO’s epic fantasy show has seen fans go crazy with many British viewers staying up until 2 am to watch the latest release.
A good TV show or film permeates every strand of our daily lives inspiring merchandise, spin-offs and even slot machines. If you can’t take the pain of that wait any longer, this Game of Thrones inspired slot is perfect for you.
This licensed Thrones slot is the jewel in the crown of development company Microgaming, and it’s not just a gimmick. There are 243 different ways to win along with 15 paylines and some pretty enticing bonus features.
Britain’s Got Talent
Simon Cowell isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but he did manage to come up with two of the most popular television shows in British history – The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. The latter which is hosted by Ant & Dec is arguably the more entertaining of the two.
Among the Susan Boyles of the show, there are a host of whacky contestants with strange, elaborate and downright odd routines. This slot machine is fully licensed by the show and bypasses the auditions taking you straight to the live shows.
You’ll have to choose which act best represents you and play for glory and the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show. This is a really captivating slot game that not only gives you the chance to win money; it also gives you the chance to fulfill your Britain’s Got Talent dream from the comfort of your own home.
Matt Lucas and David Walliams were the biggest names in British comedy during the noughties, thanks to their catchphrase-heavy sketch show Little Britain. The narrator was perhaps the hidden gem of a show that featured legendary characters like Lou, Andy, Sir Bernard Cholmondeley, and Marjorie Dawes.
All these characters return for this slot machine and the narrator’s input on your actions can be funny, and at times frustrating when you’re not doing well! There is a 94% return to player on the Little Britain slot, but that’s made up for with a barrage of bonuses.
You may not win as much money on the Little Britain slot as on others, but you’ll definitely have a chuckle while playing.
Slot games are here to stay. With new games being released on an almost weekly basis, there’s never been a better time to have a flutter. Enjoy!