It has been a successful partnership between the film and gaming industries over the years as Report Linker estimates that the casino gaming industry will be worth around $513 billion by 2015. While that huge revenue can be attributed to the cash cows of casinos that are otherwise known as slot machines, successful movies are to be thanked as well since many casino games today carry with them the commercial license of the best Hollywood films of all time.
Cryptologic, one of the oldest slot developers and owner of the world’s first ever casino entertainment site InterCasino, is one of the first few game publishers of movie-themed slot machines. With the billion-dollar success of the film industry, it’s not surprising to see Cryptologic developing more machines every year that feature Hollywood’s blockbuster hits.
Below are some of the most successful Hollywood movies with slot machine counterparts.
The Dark Knight
The captivating performance by the late Heath Ledger was what drew fans into the second installment of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. Clips from the movie can be watched throughout play on the 103-inch video display above the slot’s game screens. One of the game’s bonus rounds is the Sleight of Hand Bonus where players must flip over the correct cards in order to win prizes. The biggest bonus feature in the game is called the Battle for Gotham community bonus, which gives players an opportunity to win the progressive jackpot.
There are three types of video slot machines for Indiana Jones, albeit none of them follow the franchise’s movie titles. Indiana Jones: Cross of Coronado is a five-reeled video slot machine with 25 paylines and a multi-level progressive. The Treasure of Incas machine also has the 25 payline slot across five reels with an impressive 243 ways to win. Added bonuses of these slots are its authentic movie clips and the ability of multiple players competing in four progressive jackpots. Perhaps the most exciting machine of all the Indiana Jones-themed ones is the Well of Souls. In addition to the 243 ways to win, the free spins bonus round allows you to choose an icon onscreen, which will determine your fate with a progressive jackpot or a fixed credit amount. A MegaJackpot top award is also available when all the correct symbols are on the upper payline.
The Hangover Slots is quite possibly one of the funniest slots available right now. The realistically hilarious sound effects are courtesy of Ken Jeong, who played the comical gangster boss Mr. Chow. The console is fairly easy to maneuver and players can make lower wagers on this five-reeled 40-payline slot machine. Bonus rounds include 4 progressive jackpots, one of which is called Pick a Tooth where players are expected to choose one of Stu’s five teeth to determine their prize.
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