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Slot Games Based on Films and their Popularity

TV shows and series are not just popular and watched by millions on a regular basis, but they also become integral part of pop culture. There are products based on them and they get referenced in a lot of other shows and programs, but also in our everyday lives, in jokes, etc.

As you’re probably aware even if you’re not a gamer yourself, there are plenty of video games based on popular movies, shows and series. The opposite is also an option, namely there have been films based on video games. “Tomb Raider” is one notable example.

This time we want to draw your attention to a specific kind of games based on movies, series and TV shows – slot games. That’s right, with the popularization of online slots and the technological advances online slot developers have released a number of slots based on films and shows.

While slots come in and out of fashion much like conventional video games, there are some games that remain popular longer. We’re going to give you some of the most played online slots that were based on movies. First, let us tell you that there are games for which the slot developers acquired the rights and are allowed to use film imagery, names of characters etc, but there are also cases where the game is only loosely based on the movie storyline and the game developers aren’t allowed to use movie imagery.

Some of the most notable examples

“Rocky” and “Scarface” may have marked the 1980s, but the two slots of the same name marched a different decade in the online gaming world. “Rocky” was developed by the Israel-based Playtech slot provider and in this game you can see “Rocky,” as well as some of his most notable opponents from different sequels, including Ivan Drago, Apollo Creed and others. If you are fortunate enough to get the letter r, o, c, k and y across the reels, you can get a prize that’s five times your total bet. There’s also a knockout bonus round and the highest possible prize in the game is 10,000 coins, i.e. 10K times the wager per line.

“Scarface” is an iconic film and the game based on it doesn’t fall short. You will see many of the characters that appear in this popular film on the reels of the Scarface slot, such as Elvira, Manny, Chi Chi and of course Tony Montana. This is a NetEnt game, and if you have played any of the NetEnt games before, you are probably aware of how graphically advanced they are. The “Scarface” slot comes with five reels and 20 paylines and there are all the standard settings that are usually available on NetEnt games, such as the autoplay and max bet buttons.

After the two slots based on classic fight films, here’s one based on a horror – “Nightmare on Elm Street,” a 30-payline slot developed by 888. Much like the other games described above, this one also features characters from the film, including Jesse, Kris, Nancy and of course, Freddy Krueger. Freddy is the most valuable symbol in the game and hitting five Freddy symbols across an active payline, triggers the most valuable prize – 10,000 times the line bet.

Slot games can also be based on myths, legends, and historical characters. “The Book of Dead” slot, for instance, is based on the extravagant character Richard Henry Wilde, US representative and a lawyer.

Other slot themes

For those who are unfamiliar with the world of online slots, or are new to it, may not be aware that a slot game can be based on virtually any character, event or story, there are virtually no limits. You will find slots based on medieval kings and heroes, battles and what not. There are also games that aren’t based on a particular theme but feature retro fruit symbols available on older slot machines from the 1980s and 1990s.