5 Video Slots Inspired By Popular Video Games

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Online video slots usually have their own unique themes but many of them are based on licensed properties, most notably television shows, films, and even comics. However, there are several video slots that are based on popular video games, most of which have appeared on the PS Vita in one form or another over the years. Take a look at our top five video game slots here:

Hitman by Microgaming

Microgaming’s Hitman released back in 2007 and is based on the video game franchise of the same name. The games, of which there have been seven with two spin-offs including the PS Vita’s Hitman Go, follows cloned hitman Agent 47 who is tasked with assassinating criminals around the world. The video slot takes inspiration from the game for its visuals as symbols include various weapons such as guns and knives as well as symbols of Agent 47 himself.

The slot is packed with special features which help players make more wins. For example, Wild symbols can substitute for other symbols to help create winning combinations, a Free Spins mode offering up to 18 spins with a 2x Multiplier, an Insignia bonus which allows players to win a huge lump sum, and there’s a Contract bonus where players must select a target from five people to win a special bonus.

Resident Evil 6 by Skywind

Resident Evil 6 is an online video slot developed by Skywind Group which is based on the 2012 Capcom video game of the same name. The game follows Chris Redfield, Jake Muller, Ada Wong, and Leon Kennedy as they discover the truth behind a worldwide bio-terrorist attack. While the slot doesn’t feature the complicated story found in the game, it’s still incredibly popular.

Symbols in the game are all based on the four major characters within the Resident Evil 6 video game and include various weapons including pistols, crossbows, rifles, as well as ammo boxes and more. The game includes several notable features including Missions for each of the characters which provide players with unique rewards. These can include Expanding Wilds which substitute for other symbols, Multipliers for bigger wins, Random Wilds, and Sticky Wilds which remain locked in place for more wins.

Skywind games are not available at all online casinos but if you register with a newer one, you will most likely have access to Resident Evil 6. Check out this website for a complete list of new casino sites in 2020.

Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare by Cryptologic

Cryptologic’s Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is based on the 2007 video game of the same name by Activision. Unlike previous Call Of Duty video games, Modern Warfare takes place in 2011. The video slot’s visuals are all inspired by the game as symbols include weapons such as rifles and grenades, as well as targets and soldiers.

Unlike most of the other games on this list, Modern Warfare doesn’t have many special features. It’s most notable gameplay mechanics are the Free Spins mode, Wild symbols that substitute for other symbols, and the Call Of Duty 4 feature where players must hit enemies for special rewards.

Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior by NetEnt

We’ve seen the hybrid Street Fighter X Tekken land on the Vita and despite the franchise’s long history with the PlayStation family, the only other titles we’ve been able to play have been Street Fighter Alpha 2 from the PSone and Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max from the PSP, both under emulation. Apart from those we’ve had to settle for a themed table for Zen Pinball 2 and some of the arcade originals through the Capcom Classics Collection.

But with SFII regarded by many as the best in the series, Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior is an upcoming video slot based on the classic arcade game of the same name. The slot hasn’t yet been released but was announced in early 2020 by popular casino game developer NetEnt. The company promised that the slot will remain true to the arcade game and will feature all classic characters including Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Guile, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief, and Dhalsim. The game will reportedly also include boss fights to make for exciting gameplay.

Tomb Raider by Microgaming

Tomb Raider: Secret Of The Sword is one of Microgaming’s most popular video slots. Based on the Lara Craft Tomb Raider franchise, this slot was released back in 2008. The visuals seem to be inspired by Crystal Dynamics’ 2006 game Tomb Raider: Legend. The video slot features various symbols, most of which showcase Lara Croft climbing, shooting enemies, or riding vehicles. The special features, meanwhile, include Wild symbols, a Free Spins mode, a Super Mode with Multipliers, and more.

Most of the video slots described here can be found at online casinos but if you’re not much of a gambler, why not try playing the video games that inspired them instead?

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