Most of us would love to get paid for watching movies. With movie-themed slot machines, you can (sort of, anyway).
Genre tastes differ by person, but few people can say they dislike movies altogether. With movie-themed slots, you can relive the best moments from your favorite movie and even get paid for it.
Movie-themed slot machines have been growing in popularity for several years, and many gaming companies are taking advantage of the trend.
Creators compile the best characters, scenes, and music from major motion pictures to create a gaming experience second only to the movie itself. The addition of advanced gaming technologies and the possibility of a high payout doesn’t hurt either.
Movie-themed slots exist in land and virtual casinos around the globe with every genre known to man. Many of them are action and thriller, but you can also find slots for romance, comedy, and every niche genre known to the big screen.
We went on a gaming spree and compiled a list of the 9 best movie-themed slot machines.
1. The Dark Knight
The two games are similar in nature, with the only major difference being the IGT version is available in land casinos only, and the Microgaming version is available online.
The game has 14 winning symbols and 243 winning combinations. Symbols include several characters from the movie such as Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes, in addition to card symbols, like ace, queen, king, and more.
Batman is the highest earning symbol, and players can earn up to 2,000 credits when five Batman symbols appear across all reels.
The scatter symbol, represented by the graffiti included on the movie poster, offers you a shot at the largest prize in standard gameplay. Hitting five scatter symbols across all reels yields the possibility of up to 15,000 credits. You must receive two or more scatter symbols to win any type of prize from this symbol.
Bonus features appear at random and are in the form of the movie’s two main characters: Batman and Joker. At any given point, Batman or Joker can appear on the screen and award you extra prizes.
The game also has a random free spin feature, which can appear in several forms and a random progressive jackpot.
The progressive jackpot feature takes you to a new screen where you’re prompted to spin a wheel to claim your winnings. The wheel will land on one of four different jackpot options: mini, minor, major, and mega.
Scarface is a five-reel, 20-payline slot designed by Net Entertainment.
This slot, based on the iconic gangster movie, includes memorable scenes and sounds from the film along with all the familiar characters.
A Scarface slot wouldn’t be complete without its character symbols which are Chi Chi, Manny, Elvira, Tony, and Montana. You will see a movie scene with these characters whenever they’re in a winning combination.
Guns, money, and weapons are also symbols in the game. Drugs are not one of the game’s symbols, as its creators felt referencing the topic would interfere with their ethical beliefs.
The Scarface slot has nudge and free spin bonuses that unlock when the wild symbols fill reels two, three, or four.
Getting a full stacked wild on the third reel will unlock a bonus level. You assist Tony in fighting off gunmen in a scene from the movie.
The skill stop feature allows you to bring the spinning reels to a halt to create a winning combination or trigger a bonus round whenever you desire. You do this by clicking the spin button.
An autoplay function is also included in the game. This allows you to select your coin value and line bets and then select the number of automatic spins to make.
Rocky is a five-reel, 25-payline slot designed by Playtech.
Players can step right in the ring with Rocky Balboa and some of his greatest opponents.
The game includes symbols in the form of the movie’s popular characters:
- Apollo Creed
- Ivan Drago
- Clubber Lang
The letters in Rocky’s name are also included as lower value symbols. Lining up three, four, or five symbols get you big and small payouts, and spelling ROCKY across the five reels will result in 5x the total bet.
The game includes Italian Stallion scatter symbols, which trigger free spins and multipliers of up to 100x the total bet.
The Knockout Bonus Round activates when the Bonus Glove symbol appears on the first and last reels. You hop in the ring with Rocky during this round and choose from one of three opponents: Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, and Apollo Creed.
You then watch Rocky fight 10 rounds. Bonus credits are then awarded for each round. Rocky will always win with a knockout at the end of every mini Knockout game; if the knockout occurs earlier than the 10th round, each remaining round counts as a win and awards extra bonuses.
Wild symbols appear in the form of Rocky, and matching five wild Rocky symbols will award the largest jackpot of 10,000 coins per coin wagered on that pay line.
Bridesmaids is a five-reel, 30-payline slot machine development by both IGT and Microgaming. This post covers the online version developed by Microgaming.
You can hang out with all six main characters from the movie:
Varying coin amounts get awarded for finding the bridesmaids. Finding Becca, Rita, and Megan yields up to 300 coins; finding Helen and Annie yields up to 450 coins, and finding Lillian yields up to 750 coins.
The Bridesmaids slot has more bonus features than one can keep up with.
Scattered Cupcakes awards players multipliers, offering up to 200x the total bet. Hitting three scatter symbols anywhere on the screen will activate the Wheel Bonus.
The Wheel Bonus offers the opportunity to win various other bonuses, such as Friendship Free Spins and Flying High Free Spins.
You can also win the Boutique Bonus, a matching game, during the Wheel Bonus.
Another feature, Magic Moments, allows players to choose their 10 favorite moments from the movie and win even more prizes.
The Cupcake Bonus is a pick me game, where you pick from prize multipliers or two extra prize awarding pointers on the bonus wheel.
The Bridesmaid’s Wild gives you the power to replace all base game symbols, except the scatter cupcake, to award more prizes.
5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a five-reel, 35-payline slot developed by WMS Gaming.
Take a day off with Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane with this slot based on the classic 80s movie. Principal Rooney and his assistant Grace will also make appearances on the reels, along with the red Ferrari, Ferris’ shades, and other movie icons.
The game has a total of five progressive jackpots, which present at random, and award you up to a few thousand dollars each.
Landing the Save Ferris! badge on three or more reels at once launches one of the slot’s bonus games.
Two of the bonus games mimic iconic scenes from the movie.
Landing the Ferrari and Cameron symbols on the correct reels will launch the Cameron Kicks the Car bonus game. You select “Go” and Cameron begins kicking the car. The speedometer increases every time he hits the car, increasing the multiplier bonus.
The Fake the Parents free spins mode activates after hitting three or more scatter symbols. Ferris’ synthesizer appears on the screen, and you select from coughing, sneezing, and farting sounds to reveal free spins and multipliers.
6. Nightmare on Elm Street
Nightmare on Elm Street is a five-reel, 30-payline slot designed by 888.
This slot features characters from the classic horror flick, and it sets the perfect tone with its unnerving atmosphere and writings in blood.
The film’s main characters:
- Freddy Krueger
appear in the game along with spooky music from the soundtrack.
Freddy pops up often in the game, but unlike in the movie, his appearance brings good fortune. Hitting five Freddy’s in one pay line will award you 10,000x the line bet.
The Nightmare on Elm Street slot is packed with bonuses, including a Never Sleep Again bonus, plus a pick-me and free spin features and two progressive jackpots.
The Nightmare on Elm Street jackpot and Freddy Krueger jackpot activate at random and their sums are dependent on the original wager.
7. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a five-reel, 25-payline slot machine created by Amaya.
Fans will appreciate common symbols and characters from the movie:
- Box of chocolates
- Bubba Gump cap.
Getting three or more Box of Chocolate scatter symbols will launch a multi-stage matching game. The size of the payout will depend on how many matching pairs you reveal.
Forrest is the highest paying symbol in this slot, and landing it across all five reels awards you the top jackpot worth 5,000 coins.
The main bonus feature in the Forrest Gump slot is its progressive pick-to-win round. This round activates at random. You choose locations on the screen which reveal symbols and award points depending on which symbol shows. Once you win a progressive, the jackpot resets to its base amount.
Getting three or more Football icons will launch the Run Forrest Run feature, where players run Forrest down the football field. Forrest moves left and right to dodge tackles, and prizes are then awarded each 10-yard line he passes without getting hit. You receive a Touchdown bonus if Forrest reaches the end zone.
The Grease slot machine was designed by Daub and has a total of 10 reels, two five-reel sets.
You can follow Sandy’s game or Danny’s game (or both at once) on the same machine. Chances of winning are much higher when playing this slot because of this.
The slot has a mystery wild feature plus seven other bonus rounds and five progressive jackpots.
Four of the progressives trigger at random throughout the game.
The fifth progressive and highest jackpot in this slot awards when the game yields 10 Grease symbols in a row. This can result in a payout of 40,000,000x the wager. To win this amount you have to bet the maximum on all 10 pay lines.
The slot includes a Yearbook bonus, where you flip through the Rydell high yearbook using U-Spin technology to determine your bonus. Bonuses are named after famous scenes and songs from the hit musical, including the To Be Pure or Pink bonus and the T-Bird Mystery Wilds.
9. The Hangover
The Hangover is a four-screen slot machine designed by IGT. In this slot, each screen has five reels and 30 pay lines.
This machine features the soundtracks, unforgettable clips, and of course the characters that made the smash comedy a success.
These characters include:
- Mike Tyson’s Tiger
- Alan’s satchel
- Carlos the baby
The villain of the movie, Mr. Chow, acts as a guide as you progress in the game. Chow will nag you for betting too low and shout out random exclamations to confuse you.
Players can play up to four games in this MultiPlayslot.
Each game has its own progressive bonus round based on a scene from the movie:
- The Villa
- The Wedding Chapel
- Stu’s Pick a Tooth
- Alan’s Stun Gun
The above listed movie-themed slots are perfect for movie-loving gamblers of almost any age. Slot designers are hitting the nail on the head when it comes to developing slot machines to mimic celebrated movie plots.
These may not be some of the highest-paying slots out there, but they provide an enjoyable experience for movie-lovers.