Movie Themed Branded Online Slots

Published on: October 31, 2012 

Branded online slots burst into popularity a few years ago. Since then blockbuster movies have been the basis for some of the best branded online slots. Three leading software providers, Microgaming, Cryptologic and Playtech, all offer movie themed branded slots games at their online casinos. Microgaming movie themed branded slots include The Fellowship of the Ring and The Dark Knight. The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Microgaming has announced that it will release branded slots based on the remaining two parts as well. But meanwhile The Fellowship of the Ring has become popular as Lord of the Rings or LOTR. Microgaming has also announced a branded slot game on The Dark Knight Rises. Both LOTR and The Dark Knight are connected to the four-tier Mega Moolah progressive jackpot network. The top tier pays out at least a million credits every time it is hit. LOTR exploits the brand value of the movie completely. It introduced a new feature called Cinematic Spins. In this feature the reels fade out while spinning to reveal a clip from the movie across the screen. The characters from the movie appear as symbols in their photographic likeness and clips from the movie are played during the winning combinations. Since LOTR is a 243 ways to win slot game, winning combinations appear frequently.

Cryptologic movie themed branded slots are based on titles from Paramount Pictures and are listed as Paramount Jackpots. There are three online slot games in this series, which are Braveheart, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Like the above mentioned Microgaming slot games the Paramount Jackpot slots are lined to the same progressive jackpot network. This is a five-tier network with each tier related to the success quotient of the movie. The names are Smash, Epic, Classic, Acclaimed and Blockbuster. The Cryptologic Paramount Jackpot slots exploit the brand value through bonus games based on the movie. The Battle Free Games Feature in Braveheart displays a battle between England and Scotland above the reels. Each Braveheart symbol that appears on the reels advances the Scottish side. Each Longshanks symbol that appears on the reels advances the English side. If the Scottish army is ahead at the end of the free spins then the player is awarded a Battle Bonus that is 100 times the triggering bet.

The software provider Playtech offers a more diverse range of movie themed branded slots. Most of them are Marvel Movies super hero slot games that are linked to the same four-tier Marvel Mystery progressive jackpot. But Playtech offers several other movie themed branded slots like Kong, Rocky, The Mummy and Pink Panther. Kong is based on the Universal Studios movie Kong 8th Wonder of the World, featuring the giant ape that has become a legend. The most interesting aspect of Kong that it is played on two different sets of reels. King Kong was found in the jungle and brought to the big city. The Jungle Mode uses symbols and bonus games from that part of the story and The Big City Mode uses symbols and bonus games from the second part of the story. The reels switch after the bonus game is triggered and played.

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