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Makers of video games can find inspiration pretty much anywhere, there are games based on real events, mythology, books, popular films and series, sci-fi stories, comics, as well as a lot of hybrids where different elements are mixed. For example, you can take a real story from the past and add a lot of fictional elements. Think of all the games that depict the middle ages, but don’t feature any of the actual characters from the middle ages, or actual kingdoms.
On the other hand, there are many video games that served as an inspiration to people who create films, series, shows, etc. Hitman was first a video game and then a movie was released, as well as Tomb Raider featuring Angelina Jolie. Here, we’ll present you some of the best online slots that are based on previous renderings of conventional video games, mostly PC games. We are yet to witness the release of a conventional game based on a video slot but judging by the recent popularity of some online slots, that day may come sooner than you’d think.
Even those who aren’t old enough to remember the original Street Fighter, the first game in the series, are familiar with the immense popularity of this arcade game. This game is one of the few that were made into a film. Street Fighter was directed by Steven E. de Souza and was released back in 1994. Ken, Sagat, Ryu, Chun-Li, Zangief all appear on the reels of the Street Fighter slot.
Street Fighter is a five-reel online slot with 25 paylines, and it can be played with a minimum of a single penny per payline. The symbols include pretty much all of the symbols that appear in the original arcade game, with Bison as the wild, but in the bonus game you get to fight Bison with your chosen character. There is even a Street Fighter II slot, and both variants were produced by Amaya.
We mentioned Tomb Raider, one of the most iconic video games in history. The game was immortalised in the 2001 action film starring Angelina Jolie, but the Tomb Raider slot definitely helped in keeping it in the limelight. It is fair to say that Tomb Raider is becoming a theme of its own.
In fact, it should be noted that there is more than one Tomb Raider-themed online slot, there are few. The one that we’re going to talk about here is a Microgaming title, and that fact alone speaks volumes, as Microgaming is one of the most renowned online slot providers with dozens of exciting games behind them, including some of the most renowned online slots.
Tomb Raider features five reels and 15 paylines and the game comes with two bonus features – the Tomb bonus feature and the Free Spins bonus. You can activate the latter if you get at least three Lara Croft scatter symbols.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is not only one of the most popular and most successful titles in the Call of Duty series, it brought the whole genre to a completely new level. It is no wonder that most review scores were superb, with many publications giving it 9 out of 10, or even more. For instance, Game Informer gave Call of Duty 4 10 out of 10, whereas GamePro gave the game five stars (the highest possible rank). The Metacritic Aggregator gave the game a score 92/100 for PC and 94/100 for PS3. It was also named the Best Action Game for 2007. We can write hundreds of pages on this game and its immense success, but our let’s tell you a bit about the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare slot game.
Firstly, let us say that this is a game by CryptoLogic, a company that is particularly known for its top-notch graphics. The layout is pretty standard with five reels and three rows and a total of 25 paylines. The interface is quite user-friendly, and the game comes with a single bonus level that is triggered when you get at least three game logo symbols on the reels. There are few other slots based on video games, but we are pretty convinced that many more will come. On the other hand, we are still waiting for the first conventional video game that is based on an exciting online slots. We would like to suggest NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest, as it has a potential, both in terms of storyline, but also