Many of today’s movies are cinematic masterpieces, but their high quality graphics are not only astounding on the silver screen, many have been licensed and replicated by online casino software providers to create award-winning online slots which can be accessed by players across the globe on their PC’s, laptops and mobile devices.
This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Hollywood production houses that have collaborated with software developers like Playtech and Microgaming to produce a host of movie themed online slots, featuring the actual characters and plots from blockbuster movies, and often clips from the films themselves.
Here we’ll look at some of the blockbusters that have been successfully translated into online slots and are as much of a hit amongst players as the movies were amongst cinema goers.
Batman: The Dark Knight & Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
Based on the DC comic books, the Batman movies have been epic blockbusters at the box office with Batman: The Dark Knight (2008) and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) raking in over $1 billion worldwide.
Microgaming jumped at the chance of licensing these two movies for slots titles and produced two slots worthy of the Batman name. Both slots were produced in Microgaming’s own 5 reel, 243 Ways to Win format and include the company’s trademark Cinematic Free Spins feature wherein clips from the movies are displayed and the symbols on the reels spring to life. The first release Batman: The Dark Knight is also linked to one of the biggest Progressive Jackpots on the net.
Like the movies which they are based on, these games should not be missed.
Gladiator the movie is an enthralling, Oscar winning, cinematic masterpiece starring Russell Crowe which follows the story of a Roman general Maximus whose family is murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, leading him on the path to the grand arena in Rome where he flights as a gladiator as he seeks revenge.
The Gladiator Slot produced by Playtech is a 5-reel, 25-line video slot based on the motion picture, featuring breath-taking scenes from the movie, as well as the main characters including Commodus, Proximo, Lucilla and Marcus Aurelius. It is packed with features from start to finish including free spins, multipliers and bonus games.
So step into the arena and experience the thrill of the Gladiator slot.
Based on the novel by Michael Crichton, the Jurassic Park movie franchise directed by Steven Spielberg has become somewhat of a cult phenomenon spanning well over a decade with the first release of the Jurassic Park moving in 1993, followed by sequels in 1997, 2001 and Jurassic World in 2015.
Towards the end of 2014, after months of development, Microgaming launched the Jurassic Park Video Slot, which like the movies is graphically spectacular, featuring awesome animation, scenes from the movies and a host of unique features to give players more rewards with every spin. The slot is truly a masterpiece and makes for very exciting game play.
Rocky is probably the most famous boxing movie of all time with six sequels spanning 4 decades being released. The movies which starred Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa raked in millions at the box office and have gone down in history as legendary classics.
Playtech licensed the Rocky brand in 2012 and produced a fantastic 5 reel, 25 payline slot featuring graphics with the characters from the movies and a very young looking Sly Stallone. The slot offers a wide betting range with spins ranging from 1 pence to as much as 1,250 pounds and several bonus features.
This slot really packs a punch and is filled with the type of action you’d expect from a game based on the life and times of Rocky Balboa.
Terminator is another blockbuster franchise that includes novels, comics and films which have enjoyed huge success over the decades. The original movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger debuted in 1984 with sequels being released in 1991, 2003, 2009 and Terminator Genisys in 2015.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day was licensed by Microgaming in early 2014 and the online slot was released later that year. The slot is as iconic as the movie itself and has stayed true to the essence of the Terminator franchise. It has been designed in Microgaming’s popular 5 x 3 reels, 243 ways to win format and features graphics from the movie, a host of features and bonus games as well as a top jackpot of 88,000 coins!
Originally adapted from a video game, the Tomb Raider franchise produced not one, but two epic movies, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life starring renowned actress Angelina Jolie. The first movie is still one of the highest grossing film adaptations of a video game ever released in the United States and third globally.
Of course Microgaming jumped at the chance to license the Tomb Raider brand to its games portfolio and subsequently produced two Tomb Raider online slots – Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, both of which have enjoyed massive and lasting success at online casinos, and still rank amongst some the of the most played games to date.
If you’re someone that loves adventure with the potential for huge reward, then the Tomb Raider slots are for you.
While this online slot is set for release in August this year and we’ve only seen the preview of it to date, it does bear mentioning because it looks set to be a mega hit, especially amongst female online slots fans who loved the movie.
Following the story of Annie (played by Kristen Wiig), a woman who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to be her best friend’s Maid of Honour. The ensemble cast includes Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey and of course the hilarious Melissa McCarthy – all of whom appear in the slot too.
The slot itself is packed with features, including actual clips from the Bridesmaids movie, a multi-tier bonus game offering players loads of winning potential. It captures the hilarious, lively and highly entertaining spirit of the movie and is sure to keep you enthralled with every spin.