Choosing a slot game purely based on the theme? We do that continuously.
For example, we are a big fan of the Egyptian themes, but you can also wake us up for a nice adventurous slot or for a slot based on our favorite comedy movies!
Unlike Blackjack, slot machines are entirely dependent on luck, thus giving game developers huge opportunities to create delightful stories and themes.
In addition to the features, the theme makes one online slot machine different from another. There is a huge amount of slots themes available. You can’t think of it so crazy that a lock has ever been made of it.
And that’s just the beauty of slots and their themes. It appeals to the imagination. Especially if it matches something that is close to your heart. And the software developers make good use of that.
Even if you’ve already seen a certain topic once or twice (or even three or four) times, you can’t resist the temptation and check to see if it might be even better.
Your favorite slots themes are never boring. Even after reviewing all those hundreds of slots, we still think “yay!” with every new book or slot machine.
We have listed 10 popular slots themes for you below.
Fruit is actually the original theme. Old machines only had cherries, lemons and other fruits on the reels and the fruit machines we find in land-based casinos today still all have fruit related symbols.
The fruit theme has proven to be a timeless concept as it is still incredibly popular and lots of new fruit themed slots are still being created. Think Fruit Shop Megaways, a fruity, high variance slot with the possibility to win big or Fruit Party with extra multipliers and a free spins bonus.
It comes from the very first slots produced in the US in the early 20th century. Instead of money, they paid out in chewing gum. So if you turned three strawberries, you won strawberry flavor gum and with 3 lemons, lemon and so on.
Adventure is one of the most <a href=”https://www.abcmoney.co.uk/2021/11/04/top-online-games-with-cool-themes/”>popular game themes</a> in online casinos. These slots take you back in time, to the jungle, a gold mine or volcano and the protagonist has some spectacular name that shows how brave he is.
Rich Wilde is a prime example of such an adventurer. This Play N Go mascot already has a whole series of slots in which he goes on an adventure. In Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness, he finds himself in a parallel (dream) world full of strange monsters, ghosts and other creatures.
In Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena he is on the hunt for the treasures of ancient Greece and in Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead he does the same but in ancient Egypt, another popular slot theme, but more on that later.
One of the most played slots in the world and also one of our personal favorites is also an adventure slot. Gonzo’s Quest and all its variants are based on the Spanish real life adventurer Gonzalo Pizarro who went in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. A number of slots have also been made about this mysterious place.
#3 Egyptian Slots
This is not just a popular theme in the online casino. Also in land-based casinos we see a lot of slots about ancient Egypt and the treasures that are hidden in the Pyramids. The magic and mysteries that surround mummies, Egyptian gods and all that goes with it, suit the quest for big wins on a slot machine or a progressive jackpot slot.
There are countless Egyptian slots and new ones are still being added. Novomatic’s popular slot Book of Ra was one of the first and has since been shamelessly copied countless times by other software providers.
#4 Norse Mythology
These slots often have a dark, threatening atmosphere and they almost always involve lightning. The protagonists are often Thor and his family: Odin, Freya and/or Loki. In Thor Infinty Reels , he and his hammer take center stage while the Ring of Odin revolves around his father.
One of the most played Thor-inspired slots in the world is Thunderstruck.
There are also many slots related to Asgard, the home of the Norse gods. Asgardian Stones from NetEnt for example, or Asgard from Pragmatic Play.
#5 Asian Slots
Asian slots are often about bringers of good luck and are incredibly popular with large crowds of players, not just in Asia.
The slots are often filled with Asian cultural customs, symbols and colors that represent prosperity, luck and wealth. They are often cheerful and optimistic, like Happy Riches for example .
Another common theme within Asian slots is mysticism. Ancient legends are incorporated into a slot machine and that often results in beautifully animated and unique slots. One of our favorites is Yggdrasil’s beautiful Legend of the White Snake Lady slot about one of the most quirky and oldest love stories in the world.
Japanese Anime is also becoming more and more popular in the world of online slots. One of the best examples of this is the beautiful Koi Princess with almost magical animations and illustrations.
Making slots from popular movies is almost self-evident. Typical, recognizable aspects and the main characters from the film are processed in the symbols and the soundtrack can be copied in this way.
Some slots even integrate entire clips from the movie. Movie-related slots are not only found in online casinos, they are also popular in land-based casinos.
One of our favorite movie slots is Monty Python’s Life of Brian . The ending is just as fun and crazy as the movie. For example, in the bonus round you can stone your favorite character and you have to try to make a bodyguard laugh.
Speaking of crazy slots… the Anchorman slot, based on the hilarious movie Anchorman, the Legend of Ron Burgundy, is also a favorite here at the editors.
Just like movies, there are also many slots made about legendary bands, artists and their music. In addition to Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Bands such as Kiss , Motörhead and Guns N Roses , there are slots about famous artists such as Ozzy Osbourne , Deadmau5 and of course the King of Pop, Michael Jackson .
Fans can enjoy their favorite music while taking a shot at that coveted jackpot. Music is such a big part of our lives so it’s no surprise that this theme is so popular.