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Sep 27, 2018

Movies that made the jump from the silver screen to online casinos

by Patrick Hazard

No matter how silly and simple it may sound, entertainment is entertainment. Because of this fact, there has always been quite an overlap between different forms of entertainment. Movies and comic books get made into video games, and video games get made into comic books and movies. What is more, even the online casino business has had its fair share of slot machines that are based on blockbusters of today and of yesteryear. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most popular transitions from the silver screen to online casinos.

Terminator 2

We are guessing that Arnold Schwarzenegger (also known as the Governator nowadays) had no clue that one of his major starring roles in 1991 would become an actual online casino hit. It definitely took some time for the industry giant Microgaming to capitalise on the franchise as the Terminator 2 slot was released a whopping 23 years after the actual movie hit the theatres. Of course, with Arnold being as well-known today as he used to be during the peak of his movie career, we cannot really fault any company for taking advantage of the nostalgia of his legendary movie. You can even trigger the T-800 vision here for some major cash!


Granted, the first Jumanji movie was released already back in 1995. Still, we have a feeling that the Jumanji slot was mostly inspired by the sequel that came out in 2017, starring, for example, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. This crazy jungle slot hosts a plethora of cool features with the most impressive one of them being the ability to actually roll some dice and play the Jumanji board game. We have rarely seen casino games with such elaborate bonus features that are perfectly aligned with the source material, no less!

Planet of the Apes

Is it not funny how so many nostalgic movies are being remade nowadays? For one reason or another, people just love reminiscing about the old days. As a result, reviving an old movie franchise is a fine way of letting the marketing take care of itself. Such is the case with the 1968 (!) movie Planet of the Apes, which has seen plenty of movie adaptations already. It was only at the end of 2017, however, when NetEnt released their huge online casino hit titled simply Planet of the Apes. This game is based on the two modern movies Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and really pays quite a homage to the movies with its many clips from the 20th Century Fox films.

There you have it, folks! It is for certain that even more online casino slots, make the jump in the coming months and years! You can gain a deeper insight in the world of movie themed casino games at Perhaps we will even start seeing more of the newer franchises featured at online casinos as well?

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