If you’ve visited a multiplex during the past decade, you’ll be more than aware of the impact comic book superheroes are having on modern culture.
The explosion of movies and TV shows featuring superheroes, with bankable franchises of prequels, equals, spinoffs and reboots encourages an ever-expanding superhero world - now available with paylines.
Whether you're diligently DC, a hardline Marvel fanatic, die-hard Dark Horse or prefer to thumb the pages of more niche publications, you can assume that there’s a video slot that takes place in your superhero universe of choice.
Branded slots inspired by TV shows, movies, board games, musical artists and video games are all jostling side-by-side for pole position - with superhero themed slots leading by a country mile.
Broadening daily, the superhero slot landscape is growing faster than The Flash late for a dentist appointment. Developing at an astounding rate with a seemingly endless development roadmap across every possible form of media, our unquenchable thirst for all things superhero shows no sign of abating.
Rarely a month goes by without a superhero themed slot release - evidence that this particular theme is one with supernatural powers.
Superheroines or superheroes, our preoccupation with the potential for superhuman ability and possible immortality is a fascinating one. Little wonder then that video slots are the next medium to absorb the magic of the superhero universe.
As superheroes come fully loaded with their own unique features, these superpowers lend themselves well to video slots, dovetailing perfectly with the need for a feature-rich, character-driven gaming mechanic.
Visually, superheroes are on the money when it comes to their video slot reimagining. Saving providers time (and most importantly, money) on fiddly character design while freeing up hours deliberating on colours, hues and lighting, the microwave-ready superhero graphics package is a dream for slot producers. With graphics already in hand, game providers can spend more energy creating innovative mechanics.
The video slot love affair with superheroes doesn’t end with branded slots. Game providers are now creating their very own homemade superhero themed slots. While these slots are mainly of the squint-and-she-kinda-looks-like-Catwoman ilk; a supermarket own brand variety of superhero, it’s exciting to see the iGaming industry embracing audience trends.
With competition between slot providers both competitive and collaborative, there’s never been a better time to witness slot output so far unseen. With the perpetual race to create the next Starburst or Book of Dead, it’s just a matter of time before a superhero themed slot enjoys its moment in the video slot spotlight.