Online Slots - At the Movies!Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 12:17
When a movie is coming out often times film studios will sell the license to their films to game companies who will then make a game using themes or assets from the film that will promote both the movie in question and bring the slot game to an audience who are looking for a good movie tie-in game to play. These games, like the movies they are based on reach a huge amount of people when they are made so it is not rare that they can go on and live a separate life from their film where they become popular in the online gaming circle off their own merits.
Here are some games that have managed to do just that and that I would consider to be some of the best online slot adaptations of feature films of all time.
The Dark Knight Rises
When this end to the Christopher Nolan trilogy of Batman flix came out it garnered mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, not because the film was bad itself (it wasn’t) but because it had the gigantic task of following on from arguably the best superhero film ever made, The Dark Knight in 2008. The slot game, however, was received with thunderous applause and commendation for its wonderful design, thrilling and engaging gameplay and thematic adherence. Big wins were accompanied by movie clips and the roaring soundtrack made you feel like The Batman as you racked up major wins.
Are you not entertained? You will be when you boot up this action-packed slot game based on the 2000 Russell Crowe classic Gladiator. The game brings in an art style and design that would fit perfectly well in the blood and sandals world of the film with its choice of colour scheme and the ability to match up the characters on the reels to win big prizes as you spin. This game also contains movie clips that will transport you right into the colosseum during one of the movies epic fights.
Wizard of Oz
There are many Wizard of Oz slots for a fan to choose from and all are perfectly serviceable, but the one that makes this list is the offering from Williams Interactive as it is truly the cream of the crop. This online slot contains all of your favourite characters from the classic movie as the venture towards the mysterious emerald city in search of the titular Wizard. As well as character recognition you can expect a whole heap of fabulous gameplay and fun when you load up this game as it was clearly made with a lot of love for both the world of Oz and the medium of Online Slots.
Another movie based slot that has in some ways outlived its source material is King Kong which is a game by Playtech which is based on the Peter Jackson remake of the same name. While the movie was not terribly well received on its release the game has done very well for itself indeed. It is one of the staple games of quite a number of online gaming websites and for good reason too. The fast-paced action and cool and crisp design allow for a large amount enjoyment to be extracted from the game and its use of music from the film makes it all the more wonderful to play.
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