Slot machine enthusiasts pile into the casinos to spin the reels on their favorite machines. Modern slot machines offer exciting themes and are full of interactive features to keep the player engaged.
The software developers and the casinos know that you must tell a story to entertain the modern gambler. So, it was an easy decision to base slots on our favorite movies.
Here are nine slot machines that cinephiles go crazy over.
1 – Man of Steel
Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes ever. I mean, he’s Superman. And though he’s been portrayed by many, there’s only one.
Superman is the source for many young boy’s hypothetical conversations about just how powerful he is. That childhood wonder remains for many adults, and they sport shirts with his trademark “S” on the front.
Some fans will go so far as to get the emblem inked into their skin. It’s not only comic fans that love Superman. Superman has been one of the top-earning movie franchises since Christopher Reeve donned the red cape in 1978.
Man of Steel is based on the 2013 film of the same name. Based on star power alone, this game is a tremendous success. You’ll see icons of the silver screen like Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, and Laurence Fishburne, to name a few.
However, the game itself is the real star. First of all, it’s packed with bonus games and free spins like the Krypton or Battle for Earth bonus games.
Still, the most exciting feature Man of Steel offers is the progressive mystery jackpot. Being only one spin away from a tremendous bank is enough to keep players spinning until they drop.
2 – RoboCop
If you’re an ‘80s kid like me, you probably remember RoboCop. RoboCop became an instant cult classic. There’s no middle of the road on this iconic franchise. You either love it or hate it.
I have good news for those who love the over-the-top violence and the abundant cheese factor. Especially if you also have an affinity for action-packed slot games.
RoboCop has five reels packed with characters from the movie, like the infamous Dick Jones and obviously RoboCop himself.
Some multipliers and jackpots can payout up to 2500x your wager. These bonuses can be extremely lucrative, considering the 25 paylines.
Please make no mistake; RoboCop embraces it’s ‘80s vibe and strikes a chord with nostalgia. The graphics are designed to give a very ‘80s feel, and you won’t be mesmerized by 3D 1080p video.
However, if you’re this into RoboCop, you’re going to love it.
3 – Terminator 2
James Cameron knows how to blend action and suspense perfectly. That’s exactly what he brought us in Terminator 2, and he added a healthy dose of drama.
At the time of its release, Terminator 2 was the most expensive movie ever produced. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned in this film as The Terminator. It’s considered by many to be the best film in the franchise.
Many rank the movie among the 10 best action movies of all time. This five-reel game has over 200 different ways to win, and the bonus spins can multiply your wins by around 1,000.
This is one slot machine that action fans and sci-fi enthusiasts can agree on. Occasionally, you may even trigger the T-1000, which will transform your wins into newer, much better numbers.
Let’s hope it doesn’t become self-aware and destroy humanity. Luckily, John Connor is close by, if it does.
4 – Jurassic World
Jurassic World was the fourth film in the immensely successful franchise. To say that the film was a success would be a massive understatement.
Jurassic World Made Over $1.6 Billion Worldwide
That’s strictly box office dollars. The massive marketing and licensing push brought in more money than many nation’s GDP. When playing Jurassic World, it’s easy to forget you’re playing a slot machine. The game features fantastic graphics and a somewhat interesting storyline that keeps players engaged and excited to discover new species.
Jurassic World has over 240 ways to win and offers surprising bonus spins and multipliers at every turn. You’ll recognize many of the characters from the movie as the reels align for your wins.
Still, this game is called Jurassic World, and the dinosaurs are the stars of the show. You’ll find yourself always trying to spin in hopes of catching another for your growing collection.
5 – Justice League
Justice League wasn’t the tremendous success some of these movies were. It seems that Marvel has a clear lead over the DC universe when it comes to fandom in the movie theater.
Still, this game comes with an impressive stable of famous superheroes. This game features Batman, Superman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman.
As the game’s name would indicate, the entire Justice League is well represented on the reels and cutscenes of this exciting game.
The key to unlocking massive wins on Justice League is aligning the heroes’ images on the reels. However, you can still garner smaller wins by getting their iconic logos to match up on the reels.
This movie will have comic book fans going wild, and cinephiles will love their favorite character’s smooth transition from the silver screen to the casino floor. The game’s best feature is that it is part of not one but four giant progressive jackpots.
The ability to have a life-changing spin at any moment adds to the allure and sheer thrill of Justice League.
6 – Planet of the Apes
For me, there is but one Planet of the Apes, the original with Charlton Heston. However, like so many other classics, Hollywood decided it needed a fresh and modern reboot.
I attribute this to more of a lazy cash grab than really adding anything to the original films. Still, I’m just an old man trapped in a slightly less older man’s body.
The newer movies in the Planet of the Apes lineage are full of heart-pounding battles using the latest CGI technology. I’ll admit from an aesthetic standpoint; they are vastly superior to having extras flailing around in monkey suits.
Thanks to the movie franchise’s overwhelming popularity, Las Vegas decided to cash in, and we were blessed with the slot machine version.
The game itself is tremendous. You are playing a game split over two large screens, doubling the total paylines from 20 to 40.
Having so many paylines lends itself to Planet of the Apes being a relatively low volatility game. You aren’t going to be winning any seven-figure progressive jackpots on this game.
However, you should easily be able to leverage the multipliers and bonus spin opportunities into many incremental wins.
7 – The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight may very well be the best Batman movie of them all. The performance by the late Heath Ledger as The Joker was nothing short of brilliant.
These nine slot machines cinephiles go crazy over a range from the cheesy to the jaw-dropping, and you really can’t go wrong.
Embrace your inner child collecting dinosaurs through Jurassic World or get that 8-bit itch scratched on RoboCop. Regardless of your favorite movie genre, you’re guaranteed to find something that suits your style.
Michael Stevens has been researching and writing topics involving the gambling industry for well over a decade now and is considered an expert on all things casino and sports betting. Michael has been writing for GamblingSites.org since early 2016. ...
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