Slots have got a proud reputation of taking the best books and films in Geekdom and making exciting games out of them where players can put their money where their passion is. Let’s take a look at five of the most popular.
Dungeons And Dragons – The Daddy Of Them All
Dungeons and Dragons first hit the game scene back in 1974, when its creators (Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson) decided to launch a game based on the fantasy war-games that they indulged in. These were games where their characters carried out daring deeds of villainy and heroics. It was the first real heroic role-playing game of its kind, and it has spawned a plethora of spin-offs over the years.
Famous devotees of playing Dungeons and Dragons include the late Robin Williams and Vin Diesel. The board game has of course been covered by a movie and is now also one of the most popular slots games. Released by gaming software specialist IGT, the latest D&D slot offering is Crystal Caverns. It stays true to its interactive characteristic. With free spins, ordinary symbols, scatters and wilds, this slot also has a handsome jackpot to offer.
Jekyll And Hyde – Split Personality Gone Wild
Another great slots game that emanates from the Halls of Geekdom is Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde. It is a 5-reel, triple row, 30-payline video slot that comes from the BetSoft casino games specialist. It features Messrs Jekyll and Hyde as a wild symbol that materialises on the first, third and fifth reels.
This video slots game has as its roots, the book by famous author, Robert Louise Stevenson, entitled “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,” first published in 1886. It’s the classic split personality story, but with attitude; courtesy of the potion that Dr Jekyll develops to suppress the nasty side of his personality, but which back-fires big time.
In the slots game version, the red potion that fills the potion meter, triggers free spins. When the blue potion refills the meter, it signals an end to the free spins. The mayhem that ensues during the frenzied bonus round, typifies the chaos of the story, but can lead to winning 30 times your stake money.
The Clash Of The Titans Revisited
Our next visitation to Geekdom takes us into the realms of Greek mythology. The Clash of the Titans was a sci-fi movie that first hit the big screen in 1981. It was the subject of a remake in 2010, but many think the original still holds the prize.
The movie recounts the heroic struggles of Perseus, son of Greek God, Zeus, who must battle Medusa (The Gorgon – the lady with snake hair) and the Kraken, in order to rescue his beloved – the Princess Andromeda. Only a first class geek would be able to tell you that in the film, as the destruction of Argos gets under way, the heavy wind tears the tunic from a man pulling an ass, to reveal he is wearing trendy 20th century (the 1981 version of the movie) gym shorts underneath – oops!
Even geeks (not Greeks – maybe them too) enjoy playing the Clash of the Titans slot. It’s a five reel adventure that has 20 pay-lines, and it uses lots of stills from the movie for added atmosphere. With some excellent dramatic music on the game’s soundtrack, some superb graphics and two bonus games, the Clash of the Titans slot is one of the all-time favourites.
Battlestar Galactica – Saving The Human Race And Your Gaming Reputation
Battlestar Galactica the series, first erupted onto our TV screens between the years 1978 and 1979. The original series featured Lorne Green (of Bonanza fame) as Commander Odama, leading his weary caravan of spaceships containing the remnants of mankind, as they are pursued by the robotic Cylons, whose mission is to wipe out humankind.
The series was subject to a remake that was screened on television between 2004 and 2009, and in between was also launched as a very successful board game. Considered by many (geeks and non-geeks alike) to be one of the best TV sci-fi series ever made.
Such was the popularity of the TV series (and the board game) that it was only a matter of time before it was developed into a hot slot. With 5 reels, and three game modes, this exciting game, where the wild symbol is the Battlestar Galactica logo, gives the player up to 234 ways to win as they run the gauntlet of the Cylons.
Game Of Thrones – Every Self-Respecting Slots Geek’s Favourite
No self-respecting slots geek would be without his or her Game of Thrones fix – be it reading the books, watching the TV series, or playing the slots. The best-selling set of books was turned into a TV series which has now transcended the book, to go above and beyond the original saga. GoT geeks not only know the names of all of the Royal Houses, from House Arryn to House Tyrell, and all those in between, but they even know all the names of the men of the Night’s Watch!
It is only fitting that “Thronies” should be given the chance to put wagers on their passion, and the Games of Thrones slots, one of the top 5 slots of online casinos, gives them that chance. Straight out of the Microgaming stable, the slots game offers players a unique gambling experience with its brand-new 5 x 3 reel game. Iron Throne scatters, free royal spins in House Baratheon, and dragons galore. It’s got to be the be-all and end-all of Geekdom gone gaming.
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