Extremely popular all over the world, the origins of slots date back to the 1800s or more specifically to 1891 when the New York based company Sittman and Pitt introduced the very first slot machine. The very first slot machine with automatic payouts and more modern features was invented by Charles Augustus Fey. Later, slot machines with fruit symbols came on the scene and by 1908 they were found in parlors, bowling alleys and shops.
The Evolution of Gambling Games
The first slot machine with electrically operated reels was released as early as 1964, while the very first video slot was introduced a few years later in 1976. One of the biggest milestones came more than two decades ago, in 1996, when WMS released its Reel Em slot with a special bonus round. The advent of the internet in the late 1990s led to the development of the very first online slots. Twenty years later, slot machine fans around the world, including Indian players, have thousands of online real money slot games to play as understood here.
Online slots come in different shapes and sizes and they cover all kinds of exciting themes. Many of these are slot machines inspired by television shows, movies, musicians, and books. Furthermore, we take a look at the most exciting slot games that take inspiration from famous movies, including:
- Gladiator by Playtech
- The Dark Knight from Microgaming
- Planet of the Apes by NetEnt
- Rocky from Playtech
- Ted by Blueprint Gaming
Gladiator by Playtech
Starring Russel Crowe, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed and Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator, released in 2000, remains one of the most iconic films and inspired the Gladiator slot offered to gamers by Playtech. The game plays on a standard 5 reel, 25 payline game layout and is playable from just 0.01 credits per spin. The reels feature the famous characters from the movie, including Commodus, Proximo, Maximus, and Lucilla.
In addition, there are bonus symbols including Colosseum scatters and Helmet Wilds. Helm wild symbols land on the three central reels and substitute for other symbols as expected. Landing three or more Colosseum scatter symbols on the same spin in any position on the grid triggers the Gladiator Coliseum bonus which gives free spins, winning multipliers, extra scatter symbols and extra wild symbols. Players can get up to 24 free spins with an amazing 3x winning multiplier.
The Dark Knight from Microgaming
The movie The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, is the second installment in the The Dark Knight trilogy released in 2008, three years after the Batman Begins movie came out. Starring Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart and Heath Ledger. Running on the Microgaming software, The Dark Knight is an impressive 5 reel, 243 payline progressive jackpot release.
During their gaming sessions, players enjoy clips from the iconic film as the famous characters, including The Joker and Batman, land on the reels. In the base game, these symbols randomly reward gamers with additional substitute wilds, great cash prizes and sometimes wild reels. Landing two scattered Joker symbols on the same spin will trigger The Dark Knight Free Spins round which gives 15 free spins with great winning multipliers. This Microgaming release also benefits from progressive jackpots. We can expect Microgaming to come out with new slots later upcoming movies and tv shows also in the near future.
Planet of the Apes by NetEnt
When we talk about super exciting, branded slots inspired by famous movies, we have to mention one of NetEnt’s best creations, the Planet of the Apes slot. It is inspired by the movies Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Thanks to his business partnership with 20th Century Fox, NetEnt was able to produce this great brand release that benefits from quite lucrative bonuses and exciting gaming sessions.
The game features an innovative Dual Mode, so during their gaming sessions, players can enjoy exciting gaming sessions on either two reel or 10 reel 40 payline sets. As expected from a NetEnt release, Planet of the Apes is packed with bonuses and perks and one of them is a randomly triggered double feature that awards special sticky symbols. There are Rise and Dawn bonuses that deliver great coin wins, stacked wilds symbols and a Rise and Dawn Free Spins round that not only rewards players with free spins but also offers a number of extras including winning multipliers and extra substitute wilds.
Rocky from Playtech
Impressive graphics, great winning possibilities and spectacular payouts come together in the Rocky slot produced by Playtech. Needless to say, this Playtech creation pays tribute to the movie of the same name released in 1975, starring Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Carl Weathers and Burt Young. Fans of the film will no doubt appreciate what Playtech has done with its Rocky slot.
To enter the savage world of our favorite fictional boxer, Rocky Balboa, gamers must invest between 0.01 and 10 credits per spin. On the game’s 5 reels and 25 paylines, they’ll run into Ivan Drago, Clubber Lang, Apollo Creed and of course Rocky Balboa. When it comes to the game’s bonuses, Rocky benefits from wild symbols, a gamble mode, and a Rocky bonus round that is triggered once players get all five letters of the main character’s name in the correct order. There is also a free spins round which awards up to 25 free spins with extra wilds and generous winning multipliers.
Ted by Blueprint Gaming
Blueprint Gaming’s Ted slot pays tribute to the 2012 Ted movie that follows John Bennett and his childhood friend, a teddy bear named Ted. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis and Joel McHale, the film was a huge success, and this prompted Bluepting Gaming to introduce the famous teddy bear to online casino gamers.
The game benefits from eleven bonuses across the 5 reels and 20 paylines and is playable from just 0.20 to 200 credits per spin. There are six randomly triggered bonuses or Ted modifiers including Laser Gun Wilds, Psychedelic Super Spin, Beer Streak, TV Remote Symbol Streak, Psychedelic Bonus Boost. Players also benefit from a Wheel of Fortune bonus which awards amazing cash prizes, a Super Mart Free Spins round and a number of other extras once activated guarantee top wins of 500x the player’s stake.