Gambling machines have come a long way from the traditional fruits and bells, and online websites are the best place to get an accurate idea of just how many different themes there are. A good site like Wizard Slots will have hundreds of different games on offer. Here are some of the different themes you will come across; there really is something to suit all tastes.
Arguably aimed at the growing female gaming audience, cute and cuddly animals like the stars of the games ‘Pets’ and ‘Fluffy Too’ are sweet, appealing and much more fun to look out for than cherries or a lemon.
Other animal alternatives include ‘Aquarium’, featuring several cheerful fish, ‘Doting Doggies’ with various canine breeds, and ‘Horsing Around’ where brown and black horses carry the biggest prizes. Less cuddly are the wild animals of the African Savanna which appear in the reels of the popular ‘Stampede’, including rhinos and elephants.
Myths and legends
Probably one of the most popular themes for slot machines, various myths and legends are depicted in slots.
Dragons are commonly featured, not least in the games‘A Dragons Story’, ‘Dragonz’ and ‘Dragon Drop’. There’s a game dedicated to the ‘Gods of Olympus’, the ancient Greek deities. The legend of King Arthur is very popular featuring in ‘Avalon’, ‘Avalon 2’, ‘Excalibur’ and ‘Quest for the Grail’.
There are several games based on vampires, such as ‘Dracula’s Family’, ‘Blood Suckers’ and ‘Blood Suckers 2’, and mermaids feature in ‘Mermaids Millions’ and ‘Mermaids Pearl’.
Leprechauns and their pots of gold appear on slots regularly, being the stars of games like ‘Lucky Leprechaun’, ‘Lucky Irish’, ‘Fiddle Dee Dough’, ‘Clover Tales’, ‘Irish Eyes’ and ‘Irish Luck’.
There are many slots based on civilisations of the past. The ancient Greeks appear in ‘Odysseus’, the Aztecs in ‘Aztec secrets’ and ‘Aztec Rising’ and the Mayans in games including ‘Mayan Bonus’ and ‘Mayan Legends’.
Rome is the setting for the game ‘Luxury Rome’ and ‘Gladiator of Rome’ and the Egyptians feature in‘Eye of the Amulet’, ‘Treasure of Horus’,‘Pharoah’s Luck’ and ‘Scrolls of Ra’.
The Vikings, with their reputation for plundering treasures in raids, are one of the most common ancient civilizations on slots, appearing in ‘Viking Fire’, ‘Viking Gods’, ‘Vikings Go Wild’ and ‘Vikings Go Berzerk’ among others.
Films and TV shows
Popular films and even some television shows have been represented in slot machines. The 1980s classic ‘Platoon’ is probably one of the most famous. There are also versions of more modern films including ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’, even the infamous cult movie ‘Sharnado’ has been given its own slot machine.
There are fewer machines based on TV programmes, but legendary series ‘24’ now has its own slot machine, where the aim is to match characters from the show with an appropriate strict time frame. Also immortalised in the reels is the hit show from the 1990s ‘Beverley Hills 90210’.