Immerse yourself in seven of the most wonderfully designed introductory cinematics in slot games
Here at Slot Gods we're all about the very best slot games, filled with wonderful bonus features and memorable mechanics... However, sometimes we like to stop and take a moment to just appreciate the non-gambling elements that slot developers take the time to put into their titles, whether that be beautifully designed scenery around and behind the game reels, an unforgettable soundtrack or an incredibly well done cinematic intro video.
In the case of this article, we're going to take a look at some of the very best cinematics you'll find in slot games today! There aren't too many developers out there that take the time to painstakingly create a cinematic video that introduces players to the game they're about to play, but those who do always get some serious kudos from ourselves for going the extra mile.
Below you'll find 7 of the best and most gripping cinematics you'll have the pleasure of viewing either at the start of an online slot game or during a bonus feature!
Vikings Go to Hell
Wow wow wow! There'll never be a time that we're not absolutely gushing over how much we love the Vikings go to Hell intro cinematic, Yggdrasil nailed it with this incredible 5-reel, 25 payline slot.
Straight from the word go players feel they're playing a AAA video game on their PlayStation 5 or Xbox, not an online slot on their mobile or internet browser!
The intro cinematic sees our band of Vikings arrive in the depths of Hell we're faced with an army of Demons who want nothing more than to vanquish the protagonists. We won't say too much more! We just want you to watch the video and appreciate it for what it is!
Street Fighter II
We were never going to ignore this incredibly nostalgic NetEnt hit, despite the fact it hit a few bumps in the road upon its initial release in 2020, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Slot is a seriously well-made 5-reel cluster pays slot that accurately recreates the 16-bit arcade classic from Japanese video game developer, Capcom™.
Upon pressing play, players are treated to the original intro cinematic that appeared when players watched when they played in arcades way back in 1991, it's only a short clip but it was enough to get us excited!
This slot also features original-looking character selection screens and genuinely feels like the real deal throughout!
Temple Tumble Megaways
Relax Gaming set the bar high with their intro cinematics, so what better slot to start with than Temple Tumble Megaways! This 6-reel, 46,656 payline behemoth of a slot is renowned for its multitude of free spin bonuses and cascading symbols, but we love it just as much for its awesome introductory video that sets the scene for an epic slot session!
Tense music plays dramatically, building up as we watch a brave solo adventurer take on a whole host of perilous creatures such as rattlesnakes and tigers... We follow his journey up until he reaches the entrance of a temple, hopefully, filled with hidden treasures for all to enjoy.
Nitro Circus is a 5-reel, 25 payline slot developed by Yggdrasil, who are undoubtedly one of the most talented studios when it comes to cinematics! If you haven't already guessed, this game is based on Nitro Circus, if you don't know who Nitro Circus are you might want to hit up YouTube, as these daredevils are seriously cool.
This rocking intro cinematic features real clips (with some nifty animations thrown in) of the Nitro Circus boys in action doing daring stunts on their motorcycles, jumping, flipping and generally wowing the crowds with some death-defying tricks.
If you're after a high-octane slot with a high-octane opening video then look no further, this will get your heart racing!
Another Yggdrasil classic, 5-reel, 20 payline slot Super Heroes is the go-to slot for comic-book geeks, especially those that might be missing the old Marvel slots that were replaced by the Age of the Gods series a few years back!
This massively engaging slot sees a team of Super Heroes (somewhat akin to the Avengers) suit up one by one before joining up, preparing to head out on a mission fighting crime.
This superhero-themed slot truly is as good as it looks, so if you're after epic bonus features and mechanics and some generous free spins then we urge you to look no further than this superb slot.
We genuinely think La Fiesta is one of the most charming games that can be found at SlotGods, this quaint 5-reel, 40 payline slot developed by Relax Gaming (yes, it's those guys again!) takes players on a wonderful journey through the cobbled streets of a sun-drenched Spanish town as players are treated to a whole host of nods to famous festivals from across the beautiful European nation.
The introductory cinematic features nods to the Santi Jordi festival, La Tomatina festival, and El Pamplona Encierro just to name a handful of momentous events that feature in this culture-filled slot! If you're not dancing along to the cool Flamenco beats that play alongside the video, what on earth are you doing?
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6, as the name suggests is a slot based on the zombie-themed video game of the same name. Why exactly Skywind specifically chose to base an entire slot around an older game that received distinctly average ratings is beyond us, however, that being said, this game does come bundled with some fantastic cinematics that can be enjoyed throughout your slot session.
When opening this slot players are treated to the very same creepy intro cinematic that those playing the original Capcom title enjoyed back in 2013. dramatic music plays as a truly terrifying spider slowly crawls along a purple web, as the camera pans away from the web it reveals the number 6.
Players can also trigger 4 missions that see players watch real cutscenes from the game in which the game's protagonists (Ada, Leon, Jake and Chris) come up against zombies and other vile monsters that are trying to kill them, it's certainly not a game for the faint of heart!