Lights, Camera, Action: The A-list of movie themed online slots

To celebrate the news that Disney could be looking to create a ‘casino planet’ as a setting for the new Star Wars film, we have pulled together this guide to movie themed slots and there is bound to be something for every online casino player.

From Grease to Gladiators movie fans of all genres can find a slot game which will take their fancy and most are packed with great bonus features and incredible graphics taken straight from the big screen.

To refresh your memory we have included a clip from each of the movies below and when searching for slot games at online casinos look out for slots that are closely related to movies but don’t have the rights of official games, such as Adventures in Wonderland.

Action: Iron Man 2

Based on the second hit Iron Man film, the Iron Man 2 video slot has been developed by Platech and runs across the groups Marvel Mystery Progressive Jackpot Network.

As you would expect the movie imagery and graphics than transfer into the slot are first class and make for a great playing experience.

Players are able to spin on 25 or 50 payline models and the range of progressive bonus features, which are triggered by bonus symbols, are launched at random.

TOP TIP: Watch out for the Iron Man logo as players generally pick up free spins when it appears on the reels.

Adventure: The Fantastic Four

The story of everyone’s favourite four scientists is also a popular online slot with 25 paylines across 5 reels.

Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, The Thing and Dr. Doom all have their own symbols and can be substituted, similar to wilds, in order to complete winning combinations.

TOP TIP:There are plenty of ways to increase your chances of winning on the Fantastic Four slot with the thrilling theme award plenty of free spins throughout.

Chick-flick: Bridesmaids

Microgaming’s Bridesmaids slot is an official game, which is easy to spot early on from the great graphics and high quality branding throughout as well as the films six main cast members.

There are several bonus features for players to take advantage of on top of, the standard five-reel slot game with 40 paylines, paying out a $8,000 jackpot.

TOP TIP:Watch out for the Bridesmaids appearing as symbols as they will give players a better chance of increasing their winnings.

Comedy: Ted

Foul-mouthed Ted made us all laugh, even if it was cringe worthy at times, on the big screen and now the unusual buddies have become slot buddies in a slot that carries a progressive jackpot worth up to $ 250,000.

Players will be looking to launch the game’s Thunder Buddies Wheel Feature to boost their winnings, as well as the 60 paylines within standard game play modes.

TOP TIP:If you are lucky enough to trigger any of the 6 bonus features within the slot then this foul-mouthed, fist-fighting bear could make you very rich.

Crime: Sherlock Holmes

Released just after the Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law 2009 film of the same name, the Sherlock Holmes slot game is centered on the same hunt of Blackwood narrative as the film.

Players get the chance to win on 30 different paylines over the slot’s five reels as well as a range of bonus features including Mystery Multiplier, when the slot randomly boosts players by giving them a you 2 to 10 times multiplier on prizes.

TOP TIP:If you manage to catch 3 or 4 wheel clue symbols you can try your luck on the Blackwood Wheel reward bonus feature to further boost your winnings.

Fantasy: Back to the future

Turn back the clock to 1985 when the first Back to the Future film hit the screens and slots players can now enjoy the adventures of Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown in this IGT slot.

Back to the Future branding is visible throughout the slot with video clips, animations and characters from the film appearing as well as the slot borrowing the voices from the films protagonists Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

The game has five reels but the most enjoyable part of the slot for players is the lottery-based Hill Valley Bonus Game.

TOP TIP:The Hill Valley bonus is one of the most enjoyable bonus games around, in the feature players select numbers present time as well as the destination time just like the time machine in the movie. If successful players will get multiplied winnings for every number you match.

History: Gladiators

Sometimes when you watch a film and then try the online slot game that relates to that movie you can be left scratching your head to work out how the two relate to each other but with the Gladiator slot that certainly isn’t the case.

Most players who have seen the film will easily be able to spot the mise-en-scene in the branding of the slot while spinning the five reels trying to match up symbols across the 25 possible pay lines.

TOP TIP:When you attain 3 Helmet icons you will trigger the Gladiator Bonus which could see players benefit from multiplier bonuses up to 45 times.

Horror: Nightmare on Elm Street

Horror genre fans, the Nightmare on Elm Street slot game is going to be right up your street; the symbols and design are exactly what you would expect from a slot based on a horror film with a strong blood red colour theme combining with a blood chilling high pitch theme tune for that full horror film experience.

There are 30 paylines on the slot across 5 reels.

TOP TIP:Players will be looking to track down the Freddy expanding wild symbol as while it is the scariest symbol in the game it is also the highest value symbol.

Musical: Grease

This slot is automatic, systematic, hydromantic; Why its a Grease Lightning…
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s 80s hit musical Grease isn’t the most obvious choice of film to be turned in a slot but this progressive slot has gone from strength to strength recently after being made suitable for mobile casinos for the first time.
The slot has an RTP of 95% and five reels for players to spin in order to try and match up movie related symbols over 25 paylines.
The progressive jackpot can reach up to $35000 and the wilds in the game also carry good bonus boosts for players as they spin.

TOP TIP:Be aware that there is one very cheesy Travolta and Olivia sketch.

Romance: Titanic

Think back to 1997 for the inspiration for the Titanic slot game, James Cameron had just bagged a record-breaking 11 Academy Awards.

Titanic is the second biggest movie ever to grace the big screen so the slot game had a lot to live up to following in the footsteps of the two billion dollar box office triumph.

The Scientific Games Corporation slot has a range of gameplay modes including 1st, 2nd and 3rd class tickets (depending on your bet stake) and special bonuses related to the film like Jack’s Drawing and Heart of the Ocean.

The five reel slot has 25 paylines and some eye-catching bonuses for players to try their luck on, with characters from the movie featuring across the reels.

TOP TIP:Near, far, wherever you are you can make the most of the Titanic slot as it is great on mobile casino as well as desktop devices.

Sci-Fi : Avatar

The release of the Avatar slot game was eagerly awaited and IGT’s 25 payline, 5-reel slot hasn’t disappointed.

The game forms part of IGT’s Mega Jackpot series of progressive slots giving players the chance to win life-changing sums of money if they are lucky enough to launch the games bonus features.

Free spins are limited to just 5 per game, which seems limited compared to over online slots but the other bonus features go a long way to making up for the lack of free spins.

TOP TIP:Most players will be desperate to unlock the Take Flight Bonus feature where they are able to take on and calm a banshee as they fight it out over high stakes for a big payout.

Western: Magnificent 7’S

Magnificent 7’S is an old-school slot game with just three reels and one pay line, a far cry from the majority of multiple payline online slot games which are popular at online casinos today.
The number of symbols are limited but they are all in keeping with the well-known western movie from the 1960s, with western symbols including sheriff badgers and golden nuggets.
The use of bar symbols is also in keeping with the game’s traditional fruit machine slot game feel.
The 7 symbol is the most lucrative to players as it is both the wild and the jackpot symbol so matching it across all the paylines will be enough for a player to take the top prize.

TOP TIP:This game really is all about the 7s, other symbols offer little in prize money compared to the 7s so keep that in mind when spinning.

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