Ah, grand Paris! Known for centuries as one of the cultural centers of Europe, this French capitol city still shines like a beacon when it comes to attracting the world’s rich and famous. Much of this attraction derives from Paris’ history of housing nobility, with current and former palaces dotting Paris’ numerous verdant avenues. While you may not be able to fly to Paris in order to travel up and down these culturally hewn streets at the drop of a hat, you can live vicariously through the luxury shopping experience found in Betsoft’s Champs Elysees.
Released in 2017, Betsoft’s Champs Elysees represents another great installment in its developer’s history of creating culturally in-tune video slot titles. It fully immerses players in the feeling of international travel. Champs Elysees uses the sights and sounds of Paris’ most famous avenue to provide players with a chance to win big through a productive series of scatters, free spins, and expanding wilds.
Should you find yourself extra lucky, Champs Elysees may even provide you with a chance to go on an allegorical “shopping spree” that effectively pays you while you digitally scope out the heart of Paris. Suffice to say, Champs Elysees goes the extra mile when it comes to weaving its thematic source material into its gameplay elements. Even players without a penchant for French culture will find themselves coming back to Champs Elysees for a few extra spins!
Understanding the French Cultural and Historical Connections
As its name clearly shows, Champs Elysees bases the vast majority of its visual and auditory elements on the cultural heart of France—Paris. Specifically, though, developer Betsoft channels the feeling of walking the real Champs Elysees, a two-kilometer stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe that is dotted with many of Paris’ most popular shops and cafes. Though these stores have long been an icon on this stretch of road, the last several decades have really seen this avenue evolve into a fully-fledged outdoor mall that tourists and locals alike flock to.
That’s not all the Champs Elysees is known for, though. Each year, the Bastille Day parade passes down this avenue as French citizens celebrate a noteworthy moment in their patriotic history. Also, of historic note, the Champs Elysees was the site of several noteworthy victory marches, including when American forces helped liberate Paris from Germany in 1944.
As you load up this digital manifestation of the Champs Elysees, you’ll have these historical and cultural factors working together to immerse you in a type of grandeur that only Paris can provide. While the aforementioned historical moments in the Champs Elysees’ history are not reflected in this title’s symbols, you’ll certainly get a digital taste for the cultural appeal of the Champs Elysees with its wine, cheese, and chocolate symbols.