Tiger King, Baywatch And Other Favorites Jump From TV Screens To Online Slot Machines

Written By Drew Ellis on March 25, 2022
TV with slots on it

In today’s crazy world of online slot machine options, sometimes sticking with what you know is the best option.

A TV show-based slot machine can provide some familiarity and comfort while trying to best your respective online casino.

I can’t lie, the last time I went to Las Vegas, I was stopped in my tracks when I heard the Game of Thrones theme coming out of a slot machine. I then proceeded to set my money on fire while defending the wall with Jon Snow.

Currently, casino players have a handful of online slots centered around popular TV shows available to play. Here’s some of the details on what’s out there right now.

Games were played on a demo version to get a full experience of what they have to offer.

Joe Exotic

Get insane, get paid.Screenshot of Tiger King slot game

That’s the tagline for this slot based on everyone’s favorite Netflix docuseries, Tiger King.

This 5×4 grid has 20 paylines and you can wager anywhere from 20 cents to $100 per spin.

The game features icons of bedazzled hats, belts and flasks. It also has most of your favorite characters, including Joe Exotic (duh), Jeff Lowe, Erik Cowie, Allen Glover and James Garretson.

Noticeably absent are Carole Baskin and her husband Howard Baskin. They seem like they’d jump at the chance for some extra cash to buy more leopard print clothing.

The pros of this game is it has a Return-To-Player ratio of 95.7%, which keeps the wins steady. It also has three very interesting bonus features.

  • Tiger Bounty: Joe makes an offer to Glover that he randomly accepts (your winnings) or asks for a new offer to grow the value of your winnings. This is presumably an offer to kill Carole Baskin.
  • Exotic Spins: You win free spins with a Joe Exotic Wild icon taking up the middle column. A growing multiplier for the winnings grows throughout the free spins.
  • Vote Joe: Joe finds himself in an election against Lowe, Glover and Garretson. God have mercy on the town forced between those options. Select different badges until one of the options gets three votes. Each candidate contains a different reward value, with Joe leading the way.

The main con of this game is the lack of Joe Exotic original music. Not one note of “I Saw a Tiger” or “Here Kitty Kitty.”

Also missing is any kind of bonus where Garretson rides around on a jet ski to the sound of “Eye of the Tiger.”

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Baywatch

The popular TV show, best known for innovate slow-motion running in bathing suits, was made into a slot game by IGT in 2017.Baywatch slot screensot

The 5×3 grid includes graphics of what you might see the lifeguards use at the beach. It also uses the images of Baywatch stars David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth and David Chokachi.

Coin value can range between a penny and $30 with 25 coins needed per spin. So, each spin can cost anywhere from 25 cents to $750.

Baywatch features some nice features like Tidal Wilds, where Wild symbols take over part of the board in a tidal wave. The Teamwork Feature pairs two of the lifeguards for upgraded wins.

But, to really hit it big, you need to get the Bonus icon to hit in rows 2-4. When that happens, you’re asked to pick a male/female lifeguard combo which each offering different value. Some provide more free spins, some provide more icons of the lifeguard picked to better chances of winning.

When in bonus mode, you’re serenaded by the recognizable theme song to Baywatch, Jimi Jamison’s “I’m Always Here.” While you may have tried to avoid this song like the plague for the past decade, you’re going to beg to hear it while playing this game.

The RTP is 96.25%, which usually keeps you in the mix. Baywatch can be an entertaining play with a lot of winning options.

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Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

In this NETENT game, you are immediately welcomed by Ramsay himself, which is nice.Hells Kitchen slot screenshot

The 5×3 grid with 20 winning lines includes images of some of his signature dishes and drinks, along with various letters that light up when you produce a winning line.

Bet options range from 20 cents to $400 for the high rollers.

On occasion, Ramsay will “spice things up a little” and throw plates, pans or knives at the grid to provide extra Wild options. To hit the bonus round you need to get at least three of Ramsay’s face engulfed in flames. Seems a bit over the top.

The bonus round is a team cooking simulation where you pick your side to win. The total winnings for both team is added to your bank regardless. However, if you pick the right team you go on to another bonus game where you pick menus for added winnings.

Only issue with the bonus game is it took me nearly 400 spins to get it.

The soundtrack for Hell’s Kitchen is a slightly mellow, slightly tense tune mixed with background noise of a functioning kitchen.

Probably the best part of this game are the aesthetics. It’s a very visually pleasing game that is easy on the eyes and moves very smoothly.

Though the bonus took so long to get, I was still getting some good wins in the meantime to remain near even. Following the bonus I was in the green. Overall, the RTP for this game is 96.07%.

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Other TV slot options

I couldn’t quite get to them all, so here’s some other TV-based slot options you can consider.

100,000 Pyramid: Slot machines…Blackjack…Dealers…Poker Chips. Things at a Casino!

Caught in the Widows Web: Not a TV-themed game, but the icon shows a woman that looks a lot like Nancy Grace. I’ll pass.

Deal or No Deal Slingo: Maybe you can beat the banker, maybe you can marry British royalty.

Hotline: The people from Miami Vice probably have a trademark lawsuit they could file.

Narcos: Try to hunt down Pablo Escobar and win some money while you do it.

Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway: See if you can get Pat Sajak to go viral again.

Wheel of Fortune Megaways: See if you can get Pat Sajak to go mega viral.

Wheel of Fortune Ruby Riches: A third Wheel of Fortune game?

Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme! Spin: Ok, this is getting a little extreme. Literally.

It probably won’t be long before we get a Squid Game slot. I’d hate to see what happens when you lose in that one.

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Drew Ellis has lived in Michigan his whole life, and has been writing professionally for the last 21 years. Ellis has covered anything from youth baseball in mid-Michigan, a top-25 college football program, and pro sports in the Detroit area. Always keeping busy, Ellis also has over 10 years of experience in covering sports betting, handling all major sports.

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