According to a recent story in the San Francisco Chronicle, video game companies are starting to look at online gambling and slots as a potential new market for their game-making abilities. The article in question talks about 3G Studios, a company that has worked on games like Rock Band, as well as iPhone games like The Deep and Zombeat. With online gambling coming to some states in the USA and available to players around the world, it’s no surprise the 3G and other companies see the development of online slots as a lucrative way to branch out.
In the past, we’ve talked about some video game related online slots that will be released in the future, like the Space Invaders slot machine that is being developed by Fremantle Media. However, there are plenty of slot machines that have already been released by major gaming companies that are based on some of the most popular video game franchises in the world. Here are a few of our favorite video game slot machines!
Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword (Microgaming)
In this classic Microgaming slot machine, players are put into the shoes of the one and only Lara Croft, star of the Tomb Raider franchise. The game is best known for the amazing bonus round, where you’ll tour the world exploring a variety of ancient tombs and mysterious locations in order to find pieces of the sword. You’ll have to avoid traps and play mini-games to help Lara through this adventure, and if you manage to collect all five pieces of the sword, you’ll win a massive prize for your efforts.
Street Fighter II (WagerLogic)
Street Fighter II is one of the classic arcade fighting games of all time, and sparked the revolution that led to games like Mortal Kombat and Tekken. In this slot machine version of the game, you’ll be able to choose one of the game’s many heroic characters to represented you, such as Ryu, Guile, or Chun Li. Not only will this character now count as a wild symbol for you, but they’ll also be able to trigger the bonus round if you hit both them and the evil M. Bison on correct reels. This bonus round will feature free respins and a fight between the two characters, with special symbols causing your character to kick, punch, or use a special move. The fight and free respins continue until one fighter wins!
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (WagerLogic)
One of the most popular first person shooters in recent memory, the Call of Duty franchise is brought to life for slot machine fans in this epic game. It features all of the same fast action of the video game it is based on, with bonuses like exploding symbols that can randomly become wild at any time. Even more exciting is the bonus round, in which you’ll actually get to experience some Call of Duty action yourself. You’ll have to shoot enemies as they appear on your screen in order to win free spins, instant bonus credits, and multipliers.