Slot Games Inspired by Films and TV
Film and TV are a huge inspiration for lots of other entertainment forms. One category, in particular, is slot machines. As we’re still in award season, with the Golden Globes just out the way, we thought we’d look at the best slot games that have been inspired by Film and TV.
It’s not uncommon for casino game providers to acquire licensing in order to make feature games. As long as the trademark owner is willing to sell these rights this will continue to happen. So here you have some of the biggest slot games that were born from Film or TV.
Kicking us off is one of the best movies of all time which also became one of the largest online jackpot games. The game supplier, Playtech, got the licensing for Gladiator and created an awesome 5 reels with 25 paylines slot. The jackpot prize is pooled across all online casinos where players can play it.
The largest amount ever won on Gladiator progressive jackpot slot is €2.37 million. It went to a lucky player in the United Kingdom. Now that more states in the US are legalizing online casinos (5 so far), it will be nice to see the jackpot prize won by someone in America. There’s only one thing missing from this slot game and that’s Russell Crowe shouting “Are you not entertained?”.
Friends is arguably the most famous TV show ever! Truth be told, there was a fair bit of gambling in it. Joey working in Las Vegas with Monica and Chandler rolling dice to see if they should marry or not, to betting on ping pong in Hawaii. These are the first episodes that spring to mind when gambling and Friends combine.
So, when Friends Slingo was created by the team at Slingo Originals it could only be a match made in heaven. Slingo is a mixture of a slot game and bingo. There is one reel and a board of numbers that you need to match to mark off rows and earn a “Slingo”.
As well as numbers you’ll find other characters like jokers, super-jokers, and devils on the reel. You can find land-based Slingo games in some States, but not with the Friends theme. If you want to play Friends Slingo, you’ll have to go online and register at one of the best Slingo sites available.
Time for the first partly-animated film that has inspired slot makers. It’s everyone’s favorite swearing teddy bear, Ted. Seth MacFarlane is a comedy genius so we can understand why this film also gained a slot title.
This time, Blueprint Gaming is behind this online slot which features Ted’s voice and even bonuses that reference the film, like the “Thunder Buddies bonus”. There’s also a land-based slot machine of Ted and that’s made by Aristocrat. So, if you find yourself in Vegas or at an online casino you can search for this Ted slot machine.
Another animated film that has been made into a slot game is the hilarious Sausage Party. This is another game from Blueprint Gaming. They’ve clearly understood that people enjoy comedy-focused slot games. The game has 5 reels and 20 pay lines in total. When you hit a bonus round you’ll see a short clip of the movie before the random bonus round is picked.
You’ll find many of the food characters in this game including the fancy dogs and glamour buns. Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg seem to always create some of the most outrageous, yet hilarious films. So, it’s fun to see this one turned into an online slot game.
The Dark Knight
Ending with a more serious film, there were already batman slots before The Dark Knight, but since it was so popular it also got its own. This is another from the Playtech studio, from within their DC Comics slot network. This is the only 6-reel slot on this list and it comes with 50 pay lines.
The game is a medium volatility slot and has an average return to player (RTP) of 95.96%. On the reels, you’ll find all the popular characters from the film including Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joker, Harvey Dent, and more. It isn’t a jackpot game like the Gladiator slot, but with 50 pay lines you can still rack up some great wins.