There’s no doubt about it, people who like to play slots online have a fantastic variety to choose from. This time, we’re delving into some online slot machines that have been influenced by leading video game franchises. Each game has a unique storyline, characters and symbols, and sometimes they even have a different take on popular features. Let’s get into the action!
The first Street Fighter arcade video game was launched in 1987. In the following decade, it went on to become one of the most well-known games around, and its appeal has never dimmed, even morphing into a wildly popular esport.
Part of the success of Street Fighter II online slots is that developers, NetEnt, stayed as close as possible to the video game, even giving players the option to choose characters in the game from Sagat and Chun-Li to Ken, Guile and Ryu.
The slot plays across 5 reels and 25 paylines, and if you’re a fan of the video game, you’ll recognise many of the symbols, including boxing gloves, a skull necklace and two fighters, of course.
The scatter symbol is the game’s logo and if you’re lucky enough to land two or more scatters, you could trigger a win. The wild, which appears on the 4th reel, is Bison (also known as The Dictator) but the wild symbol will change depending on the character you’ve chosen to play. If you’re a Street Fighter fan, there are a couple of interesting surprises in store for you, courtesy of NetEnt, so you’ll definitely want to give this one a spin!
Call of Duty
This immensely popular 16-year-old video game and its subsequent sequels have garnered plenty of fans over the years so Infinity Ward had much to live up to when developing the first-person shooter game into a 5-reel, 25-payline slot. Arguably one of the best online slots based on a video game, this title has high-quality graphics that are sure to impress fans of the franchise, including the war scene as a background for the reels.
Staying true to the original game, symbols include grenades, AK-47 firearms, targets, ammunition magazines, bullets, masks, crawling soldiers and a gun trigger. The impressive animations and soundtrack are part of the action, while the bonus feature plays out as a shooter-style game to add to the popular familiarity of the video game as players battle it out for potential wins. As each spin ends, a time-bomb or grenade-wielding soldier appears on the screen and as one of these devices explodes, additional wilds are added to the reels!
Developers are always on the lookout for inspiration for new online slots and, as it turns out, the action character of Lara Croft was perfect for a transition from video game to online slot machine. The graphics were always going to make or break this slot and it seems developers, Microgaming and Triple Edge Studios, got it just right with Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs (the third slot in the series following on from Lara Croft and Lara Croft: Secret of the Sword) that sees the much-loved character go in search of ancient Egyptian artefacts. The graphics are of high quality and the sound effects, animations and cascading reels add to the action.
There are 243 ways to win, free spins, bonuses, three scatters, a wild, free games and multiplier blocks to help players inch closer to epic wins!
Another Microgaming development, Hitman has moved over to the reels and this time Agent 47 goes to work on 5 reels and 15 paylines. Players can choose from a selection of weapons and targets using the Contract Promo feature, which adds to the look and feel of the video-game-turned-slot, and increases the chances of victory – which could be 270,000 coins!
We love the short video that can be triggered by landing a wild (the assassin) that activates 18 free spins. Land three or more scatters (the secret insignia) and you’re awarded free spins at a 2x multiplier. But that’s not all. If you land the game’s expanding wild (the assassin) on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the base game and in free spins mode, you could win an instant prize.
If fortune is on your side and you land a green bonus symbol on reels 3, 4, and 5, you’ll get a contract to kill a high-profile target and get within spitting distance of those 270,000 coins.
Resident Evil 6 is one of the best examples of online casino games that have been successfully adapted from the original video game, which, in this case, was launched in 1996 by Skywind Group.
If you can think of no better way to spend your free time than ridding the world of zombies, you’re in for a treat. The Resident Evil 6 online slot has a split-screen that features a scene from the video game at the top and a 5×3 grid on the bottom. You have 25 fixed paylines with bets ranging from 0.25 to 250 coins and potential wins of 1.20x to 120x your stake if you land five of a kind on the reels.
Weapon-wielding zombie hunters Leon, Jake, Chris and Ada feature prominently throughout the game and you’re taken along on their bonus missions (featured in the top display) when you trigger this feature. The developers did not hold back when it came to designing stunningly-detailed animations for one of the best online slots to bring a video game franchise to life, with a blood-spattered wild symbol and a green plant in a flowerpot standing in as the scatter.
With so many bonus features and so much action happening on the reels, there’s plenty to play for in the wins and entertainment stakes!
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