Lara Croft is one of the most iconic video game characters in the world. The protagonist of the Tomb Raider series has been featured not only in many games but also in a wide range of media including movies, novels, comics, and even online slots games!
In May 2020, Microgaming released a brand new online slot based on Tomb Raider which is the third online slot that is based on the video game series. However, Tomb Raider is not the only video game that has inspired online slots games.
Branded online slots are a win-win for everyone involved as they help in making the games more fun to play for the players who are often fans of video game or movie but it also helps in drawing in more players for the online casino and also helps in marketing for the video game or movie.
There’s a number of different video game themed online slots out there but in this article, we’re going to take a look at the top three!
#1 – Tomb Raider
The first Tomb Raider slots game was one of the first branded online slots games in the world and was made possible by a partnership between Square Enix and Microgaming.
Currently, three Tomb Raider online slots games have been released with the very first one being released in 2004. The Tomb Raider online slot was created by Microgaming and is a 5 reel online slot with 15 different pay lines.
A sequel was released in 2008 called Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword which also had 5 reels but 30 different pay lines. The latest in the series of Tomb Raider online slots was released in May of this year and it is called Tomb Raider: Temples and Tombs.
The latest slot takes a different approach than the previous ones. Instead of offering any pay lines, it offers players 243 different ways of winning which is calculated by multiplying the combination payout with the win and bet multiplier.
#2 – Hitman
If you’re not that familiar with online slots, you probably think most of them have cute symbols like cherries and apples. However, you would be in for a surprise when you see Agent 47 himself on the Hitman based online slots game which was also developed by Microgaming.
The online slot has 5 reels and includes symbols from the game like silver pistols, a blade, and a viral of arsenic with a syringe. It also offers 15 different pay lines and three exciting bonus rounds.
#3 – Resident Evil 6
The first Resident Evil game was released way back in 1996. Today, the video game franchise spans 7 different games, 2 remakes and has been adapted into a number of different mediums such as live-action movies, animated movies, audio dramas, and novels. Naturally, it is not a surprise that there is an online slot based on Resident Evil too and it’s a pretty good one.
The online slot is based on the Resident Evil 6 game and features all the four main characters of the game – Ada, Chris, Leon, and Jake. The online slot has five reels, organized in three rows, and offers 25 different pay lines! The online slot was developed by Skywind and features not only great animations, a unique split-screen interface but also a soundtrack that matches the eerie theme of the game perfectly!
Online slots and video games
Online slots games are one of the most popular categories of online casino games as they’re very easy to understand and play. And more often than not, some of the most popular online slots games are the ones that are based on characters like Lara Croft and Agent 47.
As online slots keep growing in popularity, it is very likely that we’re going to see more and more video game themed online slots as branded slots games are one of the key drivers of their growth.