What is it about themed slots games that has made a charming, but retro pursuit such as slots gaming become so popular with a more modern market?
While the tendency in recent years has been for more games of skill to rule the roost, themed slots have reinvigorated their sector of the market, with young and old players alike buying into them in a big way.
Whoever it was that realised that you could replace the old standard pictures of fruit with images from Marvel comics or pretty much any other pop culture phenomenon deserves a clap on the back.
The humble slot machine, for so long the poor relation of casino gaming, has come roaring back, as these five options show.
Of course, these are only a small selection of the vast amount of themed slot games. So whether you love movies or tv shows, music or sport, there’s a slot game to suit you.
1. Family Guy Themed Slots
The chaotic Griffin family have been immortalised in everything from soft toys to toiletries, and the move to a slots game was obviously simply a matter of time.
The game is a five-reel slot which features all the members of the family. Plus other iconic items from the show such as Stewie’s ray-gun, the family’s TV set and a bottle of Peter’s favourite Pawtucket Patriot Ale.
In-game sounds include soundbites from the Griffins themselves, giving the game major appeal for fans.
2. Game of Thrones Slots
Another TV tie-in, this time with the always suspenseful and usually violent world of Westeros and George R.R. Martin’s cast of characters.
The game neatly draws on the in-show world by offering free spins and cash prizes for matching either two or three Iron Thrones.
The sigils of four Houses (Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targaryen) offer increasing levels of bonus spins in-game.
With great graphics and plenty of bonus levels, GoT slot game is a must for fans.
3. Guns ‘N’ Roses Slots
The Guns ‘N’ Roses tie-in slot game is one that will have fans of the band enthralled.
With a range of features including “Crowd Pleaser” bonus games, as well as — of course — a fantastic soundtrack.
So if you need a little more Axel or Slash in your life and you fancy playing a fun slot game, check this one out.
4. Motorhead Themed Slots
“You win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me”.
It’s unlikely that when Lemmy penned those words more than 40 years ago that he saw his band being immortalised in online slots gaming, and not just because the internet didn’t exist.
The reels in the game feature the usual cherries, shamrocks and Lucky Sevens, which is a missed opportunity to include the Ace of Spades, but the dark visuals and darker soundtrack more than make up for it.
5. Narcos Slot Machine
You play the game, but it’s the Narcos who run the show!
With 5 reels and 243 paylines, the Narcos slot machine features all the characters you know and love from the show.
Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q and J card values with guns, cash, rifles and grenades on them. You’ll also have small aeroplanes and flamingos.
With four different features and bonus rounds, including free spins, Narcos is a creative and fun slot to try today at Betfred.
There are many more options out there, but these are five of the best; so get spinning and find your favourite.