It’s been mentioned in a few different articles on this site just how effective casinos can be as a setting in movies or tv shows. From shenanigans in The Hangover to the drama of Ozark, and Rain Man to The Cooler, the casino is the perfect dramatic prop to help drive a plot forward.
However, the reverse is also true, and movies can provide the perfect backdrop for casino games. This is particularly the case with modern games, where better technology and graphics have ensured that software developers can all out to create stunning movie-themed games. Indeed, in much the same way as you get video games as companions to blockbuster movies, the online casino world will develop something for a hot new release:
Below we are going to pick out the five best from the many titles available in 2020:
The Goonies: Never Say Die – Blueprint Gaming
The absolute gold standard in movie-themed casino games and one of the most popular titles you can play for real cash at www.casino.com in Canada, the Goonies slot offers all the thrills and spills of the1985 classic movie. Aside from the graphics, which cuts through real footage from the movie, the main attraction here is the sheer number of fun bonus games and features. Bonuses based on everything from Chunk’s Truffle Shuffle to the big prize of One Eyed Willie’s Treasure. If ever an online slot game could be called a masterpiece, this is it.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure – IGT
This game arrived just before the third instalment in the ‘excellent’ franchise starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. It is a lot less complex than the Goonies game mentioned above, but that’s not always a bad thing when it comes to casino games. The plot of the game reflects that of the 1989 movie, so Bill and Ted must collect historical figures like Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln to win jackpots. Simple and fun, it’s hard not to like this Bill and Ted game from IGT.
Gladiator – Playtech
The oldest game on this list by far, but Gladiator was nevertheless way ahead of its time when it was released by Playtech back in 2008. It was one of the first games to start using footage from the movie it was based on, slicing that through the action of the bonus games. The graphics are top drawer, and there are some very lucrative bonus games. A separate jackpot version of the game exists online, and there is also a sequel, Gladiator: Road to Rome.
Spinal Tap – Blueprint Gaming
Regularly voted as one of the funniest movies of all time, This Is Spinal Tap has its own signature slot game. Its developer, Blueprint, is known for packing in a huge amount of features to its slot creations, and that’s no different here with several stunning bonus games based on the antics of the fictional rockers. The best feature by far is the World Tour, where you will tour the globe picking up cash along the way. If you can make it all the way to Japan, you will be guaranteed a small fortune.
Beetlejuice Megaways – SG Gaming
If you are a fan of Tim Burton’s unique artistic style, then this is the casino game for you. It reproduces exactly what we saw on screen in the cult classic starring Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder. As it is a Megaways game, there are literally 1000s of ways to win in each spin. Megaways can seem a bit daunting for new players, however, but SG has kept this one relatively simple. It can be a bit volatile, however, so bear in mind that your balance can disappear quite quickly when playing.
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