In the world of online casino games development, there is always a push to get some branding into the latest creations. Movies, television shows, comic book characters and everything else get the casino game makeover, usually in the form of slots. Arcade games, too, get plenty of attention, and we have picked five of the best below for your perusal:
Tetris Super Jackpots
One of the most iconic video games ever made, the key to Tetris’ success has always been in its beautiful simplicity. The Tetris slot game – from WMS and SG Gaming – follows that rule, presenting the game in retro 80s-style graphics. The gameplay isn’t that complicated, nor should it be. You will simply win prizes for matching Tetris-like blocks across the reels. Yet, Tetris slot keeps players interested with a brilliant bonus game – with potentially huge payouts – and a three-tiered jackpot.
Up there with the most famous arcade games of all time, Space Invaders was synonymous with gaming in the late 70s and early 80s, whether that was on the Atari 2600 or Taito 8080 arcade machine. The masterstroke by developers Playtech in creating the Space Invaders slot was in keeping completely faithful in tone and style of the original arcade game. It’s about as retro-looking as a game can get, but there are also a few surprises and, of course, plenty of ways to win big money.
From one iconic game to another, albeit later creation. Tomb Raider has been bouncing around as a slot game for a while now but has remained hugely popular. In fact, there are two Tomb Raider slots, with the sequel, Secrets of the Sword, arguably being superior in terms of graphics and gameplay. Tomb Raider slots are bold and ambitious, with graphics that would not look out of place in a modern video game. They are a Microgaming creation, a developer that has brought a huge number of games to UK online casinos: you can find a UK casino list at https://livecasinosonline.org.uk/ with many of the sites hosting both Tomb Raider slots. We should also point out that Microgaming will soon be unveiling a new Tomb Raider game, Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs.
Right. This is the first game on this list that is not directly based on a retro arcade game, but Emoji Planet – based on emojis, obviously – plays and looks so much like an arcade game it’s worth a mention. In fact, the game is reminiscent of the likes of Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move, which had huge popularity in the 1990s. While those games were quite simple, Emoji Planet has lots of little creative extras and special features. Indeed, while it looks ‘cute’, there are some seriously big prizes on offer. An excellent game, which might surprise given its flaky source material.
The last game on this list, and the first game that isn’t a traditional video slot. Bonus Bowling is what they call in the casino industry an ‘arcade game’, joining the likes of Derby Day and Jackpot Darts in the non-traditional sphere of casino games. The idea of the game – it’s made by Playtech – is to place bets on the outcome of a virtual 10-pin bowling game. The odds are reflected in the difficulty of the shot, i.e. you will get a big payout if you bet on a successful strike. There is also a cool ‘Golden Frame’ feature that can enhance your winnings further. Simple retro fun.