Old school slot machines were the first to move away from the traditional fruit, sevens and bar themes. As the popularity of the machines grew, new symbols and characters were introduced with an aim to appeal to a wider range of players.
Since the arrival of online video slots in the 1990s, old-school fruit machines have been in decline - although some may consider them works of art. This has created endless possibilities for game creators and today, you can play online slots in almost any theme you can imagine. For example, movie buffs have no shortage of games aimed at them in many different genres.
When Sigourney Weaver and her crew first encountered H.R. Giger’s Alien in 1979, it was on the iconic moments in cinema. The movie is considered one of the greatest of all time and is still spawning spinoff projects today. By far the most successful of the sequel was James Cameron’s 1986 effort Aliens. It retained elements of Ridley Scott’s original big ramped up the action resulting in one of the defining films of the 1980s.
Fans of the series can won’t be disappointed with the Aliens slots available in Canada and developed by NetEnt. Players must work their way through three levels: the Search, the Encounter and the Hive to form winning combinations, trigger re-spins and achieve bonuses.
Ridley Scott gets a mention again, thanks to this slot based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name. Released in 2000, the movie tells the tale of Maximus a General of Roman army who is outcast by Emperor Commodus and forced to work as a gladiator, where he must kill to survive in the name of entertainment. Lovers of the film will be thrilled by Playtech's epic offering where they can act out parts of the film to win spins, bonuses and other prizes.
Playtech’s line up of slots includes another title based on an Oscar-winning film. Rocky picked up gongs for best picture, best director and best film editing at the 49th Academy Awards ceremony in 1977. The film also made a global superstar of actor Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote the film, and spawned a string of sequels.
Just like the film, the video slot game tells the tale of boxer Rocky Balboa and his life in and out the ring. The game features his trainer Paulie, his girlfriend Adrian and opponents including Apollo Creed. The Rocky slot offers free spins, great bonus features (activated by red and white boxing gloves) and high payouts. Choose a rival and go 10 rounds to boost your initial stake. Players can also solve word games, gather scatter and wild icons to earn free spins and have a chance to hit the jackpot with a knockout.
There are plenty of other movie-based slots to keep you amused. From Bridesmaids to Jurassic Park, all genres are covered in the movie slot world.