Both the movies and the pokies provide ample amount of entertainment, but when they combine we get an immersive real money experience featuring our favourite movies.
We have found some of the best movies-turned-slots available at our favourite web casinos so you can spin the reels with your favourite movie characters. Additionally, some slots can even provide an updated version of old, but popular, films due to the state of the art graphics and audio that online video pokies offer.
Where to play movie based slots
The pokies we have listed, which are all based on popular movies, have been developed by either Microgaming or Net Entertainment, the two leading software developers in the iGaming industry. We have divided our list of recommended Internet casinos to make it easier for you to find your favourite slot.
Recommended Microgaming casinos:
- Royal Vegas
- Jackpot City
- 32 Red
- Roxy Palace
- 7 Sultans
Recommended web casinos offering Net Entertainment pokies:
- Slots Million
- Leo Vegas
While this is the youngest slot we have listed here, it is based on one of the oldest films called Dracula. Created by Net Entertainment, in conjunction with Universal Studios, this pokies follows the infamous Count Dracula.
This poker machine actually features bats in a positive light, as a Bat feature sees a cluster of bats changing symbols into duplicates which can lead to potential big wins. There are 40 paylines over 5 reels and 10 free spins initially on offer, with the potential to get two extra free spins if the bats fly onto the reels. The Free Spins round is activated by the Dracula symbol appearing on the second reel, and the Lady symbol appearing on the fourth reel at the same time.
The graphics and animations are definitely an improvement on the 1931 film’s footage, which makes this pokies worth a look if you are a Dracula fan. Additionally the sound effects are chilling, especially when the bats fly, creating an incredible and entertaining slot version of the film.
The Dark Knight
While our favourite Batman movie has to be the Dark Knight Rises, which also has a pokies based on the sequel of The Dark Knight, which happens to be our favourite Batman slot. This is because it is a progressive slot from Microgaming -one of the leading software developers, especially when it comes to creating progressive pokies.
Featuring 243 ways to win and four jackpots, a mini, minor, major and mega, up for grabs. The higher you bet the more likely you will trigger the bonus feature where you can win one of the jackpots. Once activated, we get the chance to choose between the best vigilantes, Batman, and one of the most notorious villains, the Joker (and most memorable actor, Heath Ledger). If you pick the right one then you then get to spin on a wheel to determine which jackpot you win out of the four.
This 5 reel slot also has 20,000 coins ($80,000) available for the base game and players can win up to 15 free spins by getting three or more Scatter symbols, with additional free spins awarded to the player if the Joker appears.
While The Dark Knight is an incredibly popular movie, it is also an incredibly popular pokies and has made many players millionaires.
The sci-fi, horror film, Aliens, directed and written by Avatar director James Cameron, has been recreated in the form of a state of the art 3D slot machine.
Created by Net Entertainment, in conjunction with 20th Century Fox, Aliens has 15 paylines over 5 reels. But there is an interesting format to the pokies which appeals to even those who haven’t seen the film.
There are three stages, with each either seeing the player scanning for Aliens or shooting if they attack in order to move closer to the Queen Hive where there is a big win on offer. The three stages are as follows;
1.The Search: Scan for Aliens and earn symbols with a different multipliers for the Alien Activity Meter. You need to get nine to move to the next stage.
2.The Encounter: On the very first spin a symbol overlay will land you a win. The multipliers you collected in the first level are applied here for certain symbols. Basically, you have to survive this level where the Aliens attack to make it to level three, but keep an eye out for the Ammo Clip Reel with the Ammo symbols that appear on the reels to trigger re-spins.
3.The Hive: For making it to this level you are awarded five re-spins. Here you will be able to kill the Queen Hive by deteriorating the Hive Health Meter, winning prizes as you go. If you complete all stages then you win 240 times your initial bet.
Aliens video slot offers a great fix for the movie buff as well as being appealing to the pokies enthusiast.
Interestingly, Lara Croft was lighting up television screens via the PlayStation before she hit the big screens, so of course to make the transition memorable they cast Angeline Jolie. Unfortunately, Angelina Jolie couldn’t make it for the pokies version due to licensing issues so the original animated Lara Croft is back, which can be considered a good thing for those who enjoyed the original game.
Featuring 5 reels and 15 paylines, Tomb Raider, created by Microgaming in 2004, is an incredibly popular slot, so much so another one was created four years later titled Tomb Raider 2. While we enjoy both video poker machines, we are sticking to the original for now, though if you prefer more paylines the second version has 30, which is 15 more than what its prequel has.
Tomb Raider, the original, has two bonus features which includes the Free Spins round and the Tomb Bonus game. Three or more Scatter symbols, which are the Lara Croft symbols, will land you the free spins where you can get 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier attached to wins; while three or more Idols will trigger the Tomb Bonus game, where you can click three Idols to reveal your prize.
Whether you are a fan of the original PlayStation game or enjoy the movie, Tomb Raider is another steller pokies title by Microgaming.
With the sequel to the 1993 Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, taking 2015 by storm, we couldn’t not include the Jurassic Park slot by Microgaming.
With 243 ways to win, all of our favourite dinosaurs appear over 5 reels including T-Rex as the stacked wild; Velociraptors which spew Wilds onto the reels to make real Wilds from split Wilds all the while offering a 6x multiplier; and a Triceratops which appears if you have two wilds on the reels to create a Stacked Wild Nudge.
During gameplay a T-Rex Alert can be triggered where players receive 35 Wilds for six spins. Or players can land three or more Scatter symbols, which are the dinosaur eggs, and they will trigger the Free Spins round, where there is five free spins features on offer each with their own mini-feature including wild reels, split wilds, multipliers, and more.
Jurassic Park features incredible graphics and audio that makes you feel as though you are watching the movie, all the while offering multiple ways to win.