Online Slots based on popular TV series
In an attempt to garner interest in online slots play amongst the younger generation, online slots developers have released a number of machines based on popular TV series, which have made for some delightful entertainment for slots enthusiasts across the globe.
Here we take a look at some of the popular titles available at NetEnt, Microgaming and Playtech powered online casinos where the characters you know and love come to life across the screen and reels whenever you play.
Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones is a popular HBO televisions series based on the works of George R.R Martin's literary work entitled A Song of Fire and Ice. The hit show has garnered millions of viewers worldwide who tune in season after to season to enjoy this epic tale.
It was no small feat for Microgaming to license and develop a slot based on the series and in December 2014 they unveiled their finished product. The game is different to other slots because it offers player the choice of either a 15 payline OR 243 Ways to Win format.
While the game itself falls a little short in terms of the graphics variety for the symbols in the base game (we thoroughly expected to see characters from the TV series but instead were presented with the iron throne, various house emblems and playing card symbols), it makes up for this with breath-taking Cinematic Spins, Free Spins bonus features and larger than average payouts for a big name brand slot.
So if you're a fan of the TV series, you'll probably really enjoy it when the features kick in and you have the chance to walk away with some pretty hot wins.
The Sopranos, created by David Chase, follows the story of a New Jersey based Italian-American mob boss, Tony Soprano (played by James Gandolfini), and the difficulties he faces balancing his family life with a life of organised crime. This HBO series is regarded as one of the most successful Television series of all time, winning a plethora of awards over the years and six seasons. When it came to an end, many viewers were left with what felt like a huge, gaping hole. That was until Playtech stepped in and licensed the brand.
And we can tell you that Playtech's The Sopranos video slot doesn't disappoint! With 5 reels and 25 paylines it features all of the shows characters including Tony Soprano, Paulie Gualtieri, Silvio Dante, Chris Moltisanti, Salvatore Bonpensiero, Artie Bucco and John Sacramoni. The game also offers a host of features including the Bada Bing Bonus game where you get to choose one of five characters to meet with Tony to reveal a prize and the randomly triggered Raid Bonus where you are required to stash four envelopes of cash (a multiplier of 2x your bet) in up to four different locations to see if you are able to hide them from the feds and keep the money or forfeit half.
The game has been created for high and low rollers alike and offers a wide betting range from £0.25 to a whopping £12,500 per spin.
After premiering in 1989 on NBC and kept us entertained as we watch the lifeguards of Baywatch running across our screens, saving lives and sharing everything in between for an entire decade, becoming one of the most iconic TV series of the 90's.
The show starred David Hasselhof and featured names like Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Carmen Electra and David Charvet. After 1999 there were a number of spin offs but none seemed to rival the original show in popularity or viewership.
In 2012, Playtech got the idea to revive the Baywatch brand in the form of a 5 reel, 20 payline slot which featured the kind of graphics one would expect, with C. J Parker (played by Pamela Anderson) front and centre in her famous red all-in-one swimsuit along with the series' other beloved characters Caroline Holden, Matt Holden and Neely as well as the lifeguard huts, buoys, boats and wet bikes. Strangely enough The Hof doesn't appear once but it somehow doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the game which keeps you busy with great graphics, free spins features and more.
Even if you play it just for the sake of nostalgia, this is one that all Baywatch fans shouldn't miss.
South Park and South Park: Reel Chaos
South Park is an animated adult TV series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It follows the story of four boys Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski and Kenny McCormick and their weird and wonderful adventures in the town of South Park. The show has become synonymous with crude language, dark humour and satire of a variety of issues and pop culture phenomena.
NetEnt licensed the South Park brand in 2013 and produced the highly entertaining 5 reel, 25 payline South Park video slot featuring all of the beloved characters from the show, as well as the theme tunes and of course, unique off-beat humour. The bonus games include hunting hippies, kicking the baby, killing Kenny (of course) and you'll laugh along at the fart jokes and get to meet a singing poo (yes, you read that right). The game is also packed with huge potential for reward with a 96.7% Return-To-Player (RTP) and a jackpot of up to €625,000.
In 2014 NetEnt released a sequel to the game entitled South Park: Reel Chaos which had a 5 reel, 20 payline format. While the game has many attractive attributes, it did lack the humour and vulgarity of the first one and so there is still much debate as to whether it rivalled its predecessor or not. But if you're a South Park fan, you're sure to enjoy both of these VERY DIFFERENT slots.
In 2002 MTV aired a reality show following the domestic life and antics of Black Sabbath's front man Ozzy Osbourne which featured his wife Sharon Osbourne and their kids Jack and Kelly. In its first season it was the most viewed show in MTV's history and the series continued until 2005.
In 2012, Microgaming released The Osbournes online slot which featured a 5 reel, 25 payline format and a top wager of 200 coins. The slot features Ozzy Osbourne and his family as well as various rock 'n roll paraphernalia including guitars and mics. It also offers player a variety of bonus games, the first is the knock knock bonus wherein you can win up to 5 times your wager if you select the knocker that holds the top prize. The second bonus game is the The Mini's Free Spin Trail Bonus Game offering you 10 free spins where all wins are doubled, with a maximum payout of 300,000 coins up for grabs. Finally, there is the randomly activated Grab a Gift Bonus Game where you pick a gift to reveal a prize up to 6000 coins.
The Osbournes slot is as fun-filled and zany as the TV series was, and even after all these years, like Ozzy himself, it's legendary.