Let's face it — the mobile slot market is saturated. There are so many slots being released by so many different software companies every year that it's difficult to find a truly original and inspiring theme. There are plenty of offshoots of some pretty common themes such as NetEnt's Koi Princess being an anime offshoot of the oriental theme. But it's a hard job trying to find a mobile slot theme hasn't ever been done before. Which is why today at MS4U, we've assembled a list of the 5 most original and memorable mobile slot themes out there.
1. NetEnt Rock Series
NetEnt has been known to produce some pretty awesome mobile slots over the years. In terms of mobile slot themes, however, they've tried to maintain as much originality as possible. Although not always possible, they have managed to do this with great success. One of the biggest contributions to this success is their NetEnt Rock Series/Trilogy which involves the integration of classic rock music to your mobile slot experience.
Technically we're cheating a little bit here — there are three mobile slots in this series, each one representing a different rock icon: Guns ‘N Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Motörhead. But they're all tied together as one that it's hard to look at them any other way. Admittedly, the latter is yet to come out but the fact that this entire series has been planned and executed so well deserves its place on this list.
2. Gonzo's Quest by NetEnt
Another NetEnt entry on this list, Gonzo's Quest can be considered one its greatest successes. It's almost the face of the company as its often used to advertise that NetEnt software has a presence on their site, that along with Starburst. But in terms of original themes, we'd have to give the medal to Gonzo's Quest.
It tells the story of a conquistador who searches the Amazon jungle for the legendary El Doradao. Help Gonzo discover lost treasure as you collect gold of your own! The slot reel has a very cool and unique design (that of being Aztec blocks) and the sound effects match this perfectly. NetEnt outdid themselves with the animation of Gonzo himself, which makes it really deserving of the spot on this list.
3. Benidorm or Bust by PocketWin
There have been plenty of slots that base their theme around a famous TV show or film. Just look at the Game of Thrones slot! This is often done by companies who can afford the rights to use the trademark of that brand so that fans of said franchise can flock to the slot and play it. Usually the slots of this type are based of popular superhero or fantasy franchises.
PocketWin, on the other hand, took a complete departure from this and gave us Benidorm of Bust. Yes, that's right, a slot based off that infamous TV comedy show from yesteryear with all the main cast plus a ton of mini-games. The theme is bright, colourful and truly stands out just for being bonkers. We love it.
4. Bloopers by Elk Studios
Elk Studios is as big of a player in the mobile casino software development field. Those spots are currently taken up by NetEnt, Microgaming and others. But that doesn't mean their slots are of any less quality and Bloopers, a mobile slot with a theme quite unlike any other we've seen, is quite exceptional.
What is the theme? It's based around “two kinds of people” that are in Hollywood. The first is the person who works in front of the camera whilst the second is the one who works behind it. Basically actors vs crewman. A very specific but also a pretty unique theme. That is, until you realise the crewmen are slight rip-offs of the Minions from Despicable Me. Still, points for thinking outside the box.
5. Rocket Returns by William Interactive
This truly innovative slot comes from William Interactive, a small yet innovative company that likes to turn out games that are unconventional. Rocket Returns is their magnum opus, being fiercely original and ground-breaking in almost every way. Thought it plays off the craze for 8-bit nostalgia, the reel used is completely unique — being more of a diamond structure than the usual 5 x 3 rectangle.
On top of this, it's also tons of fun! The playful, colourful theme makes Rocket Returns a mobile slot that cannot be played in just a few short minutes. So on top of a truly innovative design, this deserves to be on this list.