This week saw three huge movie franchises get their first ever online and mobile slots announced. First, we heard that NetEnt has secured a license to create a Planet of the Apes slot, which will bring a 50+ year old brand to our favourite casinos for the first time in epic fashion. Then we discovered that Playtech is developing a mobile slot themed around the popular Suicide Squad film.
Finally, we heard news that Microgaming is in the process of putting together a slot based around the 2004 movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. All these slots are still months off, however, so we thought we’d suggest three other slots themed around great films you can play right now!
Rocky Mobile Slot – Playtech
Though obviously not everyone’s cup of tea (come on, who doesn’t love watching a burly Italian-American run up and down steps?!), Rocky remains one of the most popular and iconic movie franchises of all time. The drama inside the ring in the Rocky films is matched only by the drama outside, and the popularity of the series spawned seven films across five decades. And the best bit? Playtech only went and made a fantastic mobile slot to accompany the series.
As is the case with the majority of Playtech slots, what initially seems like a pretty simplistic slot quickly shows itself to have hidden depth for you to explore. The five reel, 25 payline slot features Rocky himself, as well as a number of his most infamous opponents (including, hilariously, Mr. T). Landing 3, 4 or 5 Italian Stallion Rocky symbols earns you 15, 20 or 25 extra spins, while getting three or more of the Glove symbol after a spin triggers the Knockout bonus round, where you have 10 rounds to win big.
The Dark Knight Rises Mobile Slot – Microgaming
If you’re a fan of grown men playing dress-up and incomprehensible super-villains, then chances are you loved The Dark Knight Rises film. The third instalment in the latest reboot of the Batman film franchise, The Dark Knight Rises is considered by many to be one of the very best superhero films out there.
Batman’s nemesis in the film – Bane – is on a par in dastardliness with Heath Ledger’s Joker (despite his apparent speech impediment), and was even found to be quoted by President Trump in his inauguration speech (seriously, go look that up, it’s hilarious).
With the film’s huge success, it makes perfect sense that Microgaming would have made an online and mobile slot themed around the movie. This cool looking 5 reel slot features 243 ways to win, and is a pretty safe bet with its super high RTP of 96.43%. Although there are technically no other bonus features than just extra spins, there’s a great little twist to the extra spins round, in that at the start you get to bet on Batman or Bane, who then battle at the end of each round of 3 spins – if you’ve backed the winner, you get another three extra spins!
Bridesmaids Mobile Slot – Microgaming
Seeing as the other two films in this list are fueled by action and testosterone, I thought it would be nice to tie things up with something completely different. This thoroughly feminist comedy might use the backdrop of an impending wedding as its source material, but quickly evolves into an exploration of the nature of friendship and the difficulties of being an adult in the modern world. Best of all, the ensemble cast features some of the most hilarious women you’re likely to see on screen.
This might seem like an unlikely pick for a film to be turned into a mobile slot, but Microgaming didn’t seem to think so, when it went right ahead and created a game themed around the film. The five reel, 40 payline slot features stacked wilds and scatters, but the real fun comes when you get to take a spin on the Bridesmaids Wheel of Fortune. There are 15 different prizes to be won during this bonus game, from extra spins to cash bonuses. If you loved the film, weddings, and/or slots, you’ll love this game!