Videogames these days are bigger business than Hollywood so it’s no surprise to find fantastic online casino slots featuring heroes and heroines from consoles and PCs. Here are four of the best video game-themed slots you can play right now.
Resident Evil 6
If you’re a fan of zombie apocalypses, and games with a very high degree of volatility, then Resident Evil 6 by Skywind by just the slot for you. The RE franchise dates back to the mid-90s but is still going strong today, evidence of an enduring fanbase and capacity of the game developers to adapt to advances in technology. On the slots front, popular characters such as Leon, Chris, and Ada can be found on the reels. Scatters come in the form of the money plant, and a trio of these will deliver a 1x win, but if six show up at once then players can make 50x. Get a pair of scatters in the central reel and the reel is Powered Up for the following 3 spins. This is important because if a stacked character lands on a Powered Up reel that triggers their unique bonus feature.
Chris’ bonus comes with half a dozen free spins while the man himself abseils down the reels and turns a pair of them wild with every spin. Jake’s bonus comes with the same number of free spins and between 2 and 5 wilds based on the outcome of a fight between Jake and the Ustanak. Meanwhile, Leon’s bonus also has 6 free spins and between 2 and 5 sticky wilds throughout. Last but not least, Ada offers 6 picks to try and get 3 lights to progress to the next level, with bigger rewards the further you can get.
Many gaming franchises date back decades, and it’s clear the sound quality and graphics have come on leaps and bounds during that time. But accessibility has also improved, which is a very good thing as, based on Top10casinos.com’s research, around 300 million gamers and online casino players suffer visual impairments. This is why many games now offer options to correct/alter default graphics, shifting the hues so that they appear clearer to those who have color blindness.
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
Call of Duty (also known as COD) is an FPS mainstay of consoles, (and now can be played on phones too) and the Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare slot, made by Cryptologic, is a 5 reel and 25 payline game. A particularly useful symbol is the wild, which in this game comes in the form of the battle scene symbol, as it doubles all wins. In addition, there are a couple of extra little gameplay mechanics that help to spice up the action. Randomly triggered, the grenade/bomb feature causes an explosion that changes some symbols into battle scene wilds.
Another cool bonus ensues when at least three scatter symbols (the Call of Duty 4 logo) show up on the reels. The action then moves to a new screen with attacking troops the player must fight off. Get five consecutive kills and an airstrike will increase the free spins multiplier from 2x to between 3x and 5x. The free spins kick into play once you’ve been killed, with extra perks for headshots and for taking out cars and barrels.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Whether you’re an old-school gamer or a whippersnapper whose first console was a PS4, Street Fighter is a household name among gaming franchises (not to mention Raul Julia’s phenomenally villainous turn in the otherwise vapid movie). The slot game, by NetEnt, takes place on a larger than usual play area of 5×5, and has the cluster pays mechanic which produces a winning result whenever four or more of the same symbol are clustered. A nice touch for gamers is that the graphics used are the same as those from the videogame.
Bettors can play with 8 different characters from the videogame, and if you find a wild it can stand in for any other symbol, greatly increasing the chances of a winning result. There are also individual character Victory/Defeat icons. If your character wins with its own Victory/Defeat symbol it reduces the opponent’s health and vice versa.
There are over a dozen bonus features, including the Avalanche mechanic which sees winning symbols vanish and new symbols come in, with the same recurring until there are no more winning combinations. The Car Smash bonus is all about knocking the stuffing out of a car after your character has no health left, to win a prize between 5x and 15x. But if your opponent’s health falls to zero then the Beat the Boss bonus is activated. This four-level bonus game has multipliers from 2x up to 10x and sees the player face up to the quartet of bosses: Balrog, Vega, Sagat, and M. Bison himself. Should you lose during Beat the Boss, the Insert the Coin feature allows you to continue at the price of losing some winnings.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs
There are few characters in videogaming history quite as iconic as Lara Croft. Star of multiple videogames over the decades, including the recent reboot trilogy, a feisty British heroine who also happens to have a penchant for plundering tombs is pretty much the perfect fit as the protagonist in a slot game. This one, created by industry juggernaut Microgaming, comes with 5 reels and the developer’s popular 243 ways to win mechanic.
The 5×3 play area also has the Rolling Reels feature, which sees winning combinations explode, allowing new symbols to drop in and potentially create new winning results (each subsequent win increasing the multiplier up to 5x). Golden scarabs act as the wild and substitute for all symbols, while a trio of journal entries will gift the player 8 free spins.
And we end with the delightful British tomb raider herself. Just like player packs and loot boxes, when playing at the casino never risk more than you can afford to lose.
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