Movies and TV series are not confined to their original media. They are routinely turned into novels and comic books, and if they are successful enough, they end up on lunch boxes, clothes, pillows, pen holders, and other items. And gambling outlets, too, no matter if they are real-life establishments like the ones in Las Vegas or their online counterparts like the JackpotCity online casino.
Movie-based slots are popular, especially online, because of their nostalgia factor combined with the thrill of the game. They are fun time-killers that anyone can try – they are always mere clicks away. Compared to their “plain” counterparts, these always stand out through their atmosphere and extra features – like the ones below.
Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park”, based on a novel by famous techno-thriller writer Michael Crichton, was a massive hit both in and outside cinemas – it boosted the popularity of dinosaurs to never-before-seen levels in an instant. Its first sequel, “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”, failed to fill its shoes, and the third part, “Jurassic Park III”, failed to impress the audiences (not to mention the critics).
The franchise was revived with the 2015 movie “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and it was again a hit – big enough to ensure a new trilogy. And a slot machine released at JackpotCity a couple of years later.
The “Jurassic World” slot machine has symbols and visuals inspired by the movie, spiced up by a series of dinosaur-related minigames and bonuses. The star of the game is, without a doubt, Indominus Rex, the fictional transgenic dinosaur that turns the titular theme park into rubble.
Back in 1978, writer/director/composer John Carpenter introduced us to one of the most famous killers in movie history: Michael Myers, the deranged killer out for the blood of the teenage high school student Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis, who reprised her role in several films in the franchise). The movie was a hit, spawning an entire series with two movies still upcoming (and the possibility of a reboot, of course).
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film’s release, JackpotCity got a brand new game inspired by the classic movie. The game’s symbols are a combination of the movie’s protagonists and various instruments for killing, including Michael’s iconic knife.
I think we all agree that “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the peak of the franchise – it all went downhill from there. The movie is considered, to this day, one of the very best in its genre, and not even the dismal sequels repeatedly hitting the silver screens could spoil its legacy. No wonder it was the one chosen to be adapted as an online slot machine a year before Genisys hit the screens.
The game is rather simple but very atmospheric, rewarding players with clips for the movie for certain lucky spins. Its overall looks and visuals, combined with its soundtrack inspired by the movie’s score, make it a great timekiller to try.