In the past we’ve looked at band and television-themed slot machines available at Michigan online casinos.
Well, it’s time to move on to the Academy.
Players can find a variety of slot machines based on films, but probably not the Oscar-winning titles you might think.
Here are some games you can jump on right now.
Games were played on a demo version to get a full experience of what they have to offer.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure online slot machine
Presented by The Games Company, Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan star in their own slot game…and they are Wyld Stallyns!
This 3×5 grid offers up 20 paylines and coin value from $.01 to $30. With 10 coins needed per spin, wagers can range from $.10 to $300.
Game icons include the stars of the original film with a bonus icon of a telephone booth. At times, icons of Preston and Logan will turn into “Wyld” symbols to increase your winnings.
If you get three phone booths in one spin, you head to the bonus round. There you randomly pick a famous historic figure and try to match it up with your bonus spins.
The medium volatility game has a return-to-player percentage of 95.98%.
Bill & Ted’s isn’t a terribly pleasing game to the eye. Honestly, I think Keanu Reeves has a much better movie catalog that could be made into games.
The Matrix is a given. But, how about The Lake House? You’re a frustrated architect that moves onto the bonus round when you get three love letters. The bonus round can then transfer to Sandra Bullock’s character. Who doesn’t want to see that?
Jumanji online slots
First things first. This is based on the Robin Williams Jumanji, not The Rock’s remake that almost doesn’t connect to the original in any way.
This NetEnt game has a different grid of 36 pay lines. Its 5 columns are in rows of 3, 4, 5, 4, 3.
Coin value varies from $.01 to $2. With 1-10 levels and a minimum of 10 coins needed per spin, cost of a spin can range from $.10 to $200.
The game features a lot of animal symbols and provides pretty consistent wins. If you are able to get at least three Jumanji game boxes in a spin, you advance to the bonus round.
In the bonus round, you pick a game piece and get a variety of free rolls to move around the game board and collect rewards. If you hit one of the four corners, it gives you free spins with additional help from alligators, monkeys, rhinos or vines.
Jumanji is appealing to the eye and has low volatility while posting a RTP of 96.33%. This was a game I could see playing for a while.
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Terminator Genisys at Gun Lake online casino
PlayTech decided to lock up the Terminator franchise for a slot game.
Of course, it opted for Terminator Genisys, the 2015 edition you may not have known existed until you read this sentence (27% on Rotten Tomatoes).
This game is only available at Gun Lake Casino, interestingly enough.
The 3×5 grid has 25 paylines and max bets up to $1,250.
Featuring stars of the film, who I dare you to name their character on first sight (Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t count), this game has two bonus options.
Random car chases occur where you have to shoot the terminator chasing you for bonus cash.
The big bonus is the “Countdown to Genisys”. This happens when you get three countdown icons. Unfortunately, I never had it occur, but they sure do love to tease you frequently when you get the first icon.
Should you be luckier than I, you have the choice to go to 1984 to save Sarah Connor from the terminators. Your other option is to go to 2017 and end Skynet to save the world from Judgment Day.
Those options are worded exactly as the game states. So, basically, you can choose to save humanity, or Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor in this version).
Look, I love Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt and the Breaker of Chains as much as anyone. However, I have to take care of humanity as a whole first.
This high volatility game has a RTP of 95.75%. I’m sure the bonus round can make it worth your time if you can get to it.
God save the queen.
Where To Play: Gun Lake
Top Gun slot machine
Ok, this one makes sense. A slot game about the 1986 classic that really made Tom Cruise a star.
PlayTech jumped on this one, which is again only available at Gun Lake Casino.
The 3×5 grid offers up 243 paylines, yet still has a RTP of just 94.93%. Wagers can range from $0.25 to $125.
All the top characters can be found on the grid while a garage-band instrumental of “Take My Breath Away” plays under the game.
You’ve got Goose (Anthony Edwards), Iceman (Val Kilmer), Charlie (Kelly McGillis), Jester (Michael Ironside) and Stinger (James Tolkan).
You didn’t read that incorrectly, there isn’t an icon of Maverick. The star of the movie, Tom Cruise, isn’t even a logo in the Top Gun slot machine.
He’s probably holding out image rights for a slot game based on The Last Samurai.
The game itself features random Dogfight mode where a F-18 fighter jet comes and provides 1-2 “wild” symbols before the spin. Each time, it resulted in no win for me.
The bonus mode was just eight free spins that amounted to very little in winnings for me.
If you want to ride into the danger zone and play a Tom Cruise-less game with little payback, then Top Gun is for you.
Where To Play: Gun Lake
Close, but no cigar
There are some other games related to movies, but not quite on the nose
Cat To The Future: A slot game based on Back To The Future 2. All characters are in cat form, because…why?
Cats: Andrew Lloyd Weber would be disappointed to find out this game is just about jungle cats and not about Mr. Mistoffelees.
Defenders of Asgard: Don’t use the home of Thor in a game title and not give me Chris Hemsowrth.
King Kong Fury: I thought this might be a mash-up of King Kong and Mad Max: Fury Road. It wasn’t.
The Wild Hatter: A game based on Johnny Depp’s character in Alice in Wonderland. It’s as creepy as you might expect.
Genie’s Palace/Crazy Genie: Two genie-based games clearly ripping off Robin Williams’ performance in Aladdin. I guess they might even resemble the reboot version that featured Will Sm… Wait, I better keep his name out of your mouth. Could get ugly.