In the online gaming world’s constant striving to create slots to appeal to all ages, they’ve left very few stones unturned. From classic games reflecting the traditional fruit machines that are a permanent fixture in pubs, clubs and amusement arcades everywhere, to games with particular themes like lucky leprechauns or genies in a bottle – you’ll find all these and more.
But one area that eclipses most others, at least for comic fans, are the legion of superhero-themed comic book slots you’ll find on all of the major online gaming sites.
Why comic books? Simple – it’s because the characters have a devoted following and because the whole genre has seen a massive resurgence with the various film franchises releasing several movies a year.
Here’s our round up of four of the very best comic book slots that truly capture the spirit of the characters they feature.
1. COMIC BOOK SLOTS – X-MEN
It’s been nearly seventeen years since the very first X-Men film was released, and the franchise is still going strong with film number 10 already in the can and ready for release.
This slot takes the first film as its inspiration, with five reels and 50 pay lines. It’s packed with special features like a bet multiplier that comes into play when the hero symbols form an X on the reels, which can win you five times the normal pay out. There are also no less than four progressive jackpots, all of which provide very good reasons to join the X-Men in the exciting battle against evil.
2. COMIC BOOK SLOTS – THE DARK KNIGHT
This game is based on the iconic 2008 film that earned more than $1 billion worldwide in ticket sales and starred Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as The Joker. With five reels and 243 possible winning positions, it certainly gives you plenty of options as you make your way through Gotham City trying to dash the plans of the dastardly Joker.
But, just as you might expect, it’s a game that’s as unpredictable as Batman’s sworn enemy, with wilds, free spins and a 5x multiplier. To complete the link to the source material, many of the game’s graphics come from the film itself.
3. COMIC BOOK SLOTS – THE FANTASTIC FOUR
To date, The Fantastic Four franchise has inspired three big films and one great online slot game. Play the Fantastic 4 slot game to find out for yourself.
It’s another five reel game with 20 potential pay lines, but it’s really outstanding feature is the multiples that it can offer – up to a truly superhero-sized 10,000 times the pay-out.
Plus, when three of the Earth symbols appear, you’ll also be in line for 12 free spins followed by one of four features, depending on the identity of which of the Fantastic Four turns up in reel three.
4. COMIC BOOK SLOTS – THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Five reels and 50 pay lines make this a real hulk of a game. It’s inspired by the 2008 film that saw Edward Norton take up the role of Dr. Bruce Banner and the Hulk, and certainly offers you plenty of chances to explore your more destructive side.
That’s because once you activate the Smash Bonus, you’ll get the chance to earn multiple pay-outs for smashing police cars and helicopters. That’s sure to put a big smile on the face of even the angriest hulks out there.