There is no denying that video games are ingrained into every life. According to Statistica, there were estimated to be 2.7 billion gamers in 2020 and it’s obvious that many others could’ve been left unrecorded.
Playing video games is a valuable pastime that provides people with the chance to escape to a different reality and live out whatever fantasies they want. Gamers come in all shapes and sizes with the traditional gamers on PCs and consoles, and i-Gamers playing online slots. What’s even better is when these two worlds combine together to create a product for all types of gamers.
Branded video game slots such as Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword Slot Review and Worms Reloaded have shown that these slots can work. Naturally, there is a small minority of these branded video game slots that are a quick cash grab, but all gamers can see right through that. With the right development team, a branded video game slot could be entertaining and rewarding whilst keeping within the tone and style of the game – all without compromising their morals.
With that in mind, there are many other video games that have yet to be given the online slot treatment. Some of them may shock you, but here are 5 video games that would make amazing slots.
It’s a no-brainer that a Mortal Kombat slot should be available to play. NetEnt’s Street Fighter 2 slot showed that you can make a responsible slot game full of all your favourite characters from the game. You can choose one of eight characters on your playthrough to engage in battles whilst you spin to win big.
Can you imagine this with the Mortal Kombat styles and characters? There are so many quotable lines that you need to hear when you are winning! Imagine hearing “Fatality!” or “Finish Him!” after you’ve secured a mighty win! Not only that, but Mortal Kombat is known for its gruesome fights and gore – so you just know a Mortal Kombat slot would be unlike any other.
Red Dead Redemption 2
The original game was a mighty hit amongst fans, but Red Dead Redemption 2 was a game-changer. It achieved the second-biggest opening weekend of all time (behind Grand Theft Auto 5) in the entire entertainment business with a whopping $725m sold during the first 48 hours.
Not only that but there have been so many slots inspired by the game series, such as Dead or Alive II, that Red Dead Redemption 2 deserves its own slot to show that it’s the ultimate Wild West fantasy. Mixed with the phenomenal graphics, characters and environments created by Rockstar, a Red Dead Redemption 2 slot would be a masterpiece. You can finally gamble like a real cowboy.
As the best-selling video game of all time, you’d expect there to be something Minecraft related for online slot fans. Despite having many spin-offs on both PC and consoles, there is yet to be a slot. There are tonnes of ways to integrate the sandbox game into the slots – there could even be a construction mechanic in the background.
The artwork and overall aesthetic would be incredible in a slot game with so many things possible to explore. It’s something so simple yet worthwhile. Surely, a branded masterclass studio such as Blueprint Gaming could transform a Minecraft slot into something like the Rick and Morty Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Slot. Pure fun but mixed with the tone of the source material to create something pleasing for everyone.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
Play’n Go’s Nyjah Huston Skate for Gold showed exactly what a skater slot would look like. It had innovative designs and mechanics that fell into line with the brand of Huston. Now imagine that with the almighty Tony Hawk and using Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 as the theme?
Imagine spinning and winning against famous areas such as Roswell or the Warehouse. That added with Hawk doing his trademark tricks would be absolutely incredible. Huston is great, but many see Tony Hawk as the ultimate skating champ that is known across the globe. There’s no denying that a slot themed around the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games would be epic.
It’s impossible to believe that Nintendo hasn’t licenced out a Super Mario slot yet. There’s already a Legend of Zelda and Pokémon slot out there – so why is Nintendo’s mascot forgotten? Even Mario’s biggest rival, Sonic the Hedgehog, even has a slot!
Fans in the online slot community have seen Mario inspired games such as Reel Rush, but it’s time for Mario to make his move. It could be an engaging slot with the 8-bit pixel graphics in the background as Mario progresses through a level whilst players bet. He could push up on boxes to provide much-needed power-ups and modifiers.
Plus to hear that wondrously catchy Super Mario theme on a slot would be incredible.