Roll camera. Media-crossing marvels, TV and movie themed online slots are a gift for players who love chomping down on overpriced puffed corn kernels in front of a screen with an inferiority complex or sit glued, zombie-like to the gogglebox.
Slot play and the worlds of television and movies are inextricably linked. Often, players will happily hit mute, twiddle their autoplay settings and sit back with a cup of tea, gaming and watching their favourite soap or the 57th Fast and Furious movie.
While slot outings such as Game of Thrones, Narcos or even Who Wants to be a Millionaire have been given a grid-garnered makeover, and to great fanfare, other, less obvious televisual titles are also moulded into video slot format.
Ever thought you’d be taking down wins while playing Britain’s Got Talent or The Pink Panther? Well, these are just a few of the branded releases you could be playing the next time you enter an online casino lobby.
Big screen outings such as Gladiator, The Dark Knight and Rango have all been dipped in video slot DNA. While these relatively modern releases are doing great business both surprising and delighting slot players, old classics of the silver screen also get their time to shine.
Players can join Dorothy and Toto somewhere over the rainbow in The Wizard of Oz slot, watch on as Colombia export supremo Tony Montana in Scarface video slot builds his dubious empire or salivate as Chunk reaches for the Rocky Road ice cream in a corpse-filled freezer in The Goonies slot.
Coming with a 16:9 aspect ratio as standard, slots are the perfect platform for television and film themed slot games. With an off-the-peg audience primed and ready, branded slots are an online casino marketing manager’s dream.
The advent of online streaming has seen fewer people visiting cinemas and branded slots are testament to this shift in audience behaviour. Slots such as Narcos, Vikings and Rick and Morty are perfect illustrations of this movement in viewing habits.
With movie and TV production continuously innovating and constantly breaking convention, it’s surely just a matter of time before slot play becomes a part of the story. An integral thread to viewers’ and players’ plot, incorporating player engagement and integrating decisions made to the narrative is a potential device being discussed in slot provider hallways as you read this.
Using nostalgia as hard currency, video slot creators are haggling for slot players’ attention.
Whether you’re a die-hard action fan, mad for musicals or revel in reality shows, it’s perhaps just a matter of time that your TV or movie theme gets reworked into a video slot.
That’s a wrap.