Slot games based on retro video games

Sometimes, new technology finds a way to feed into our love of nostalgia and let us re-experience things we loved when we were young, in a brand new way. Slot games are a perfect example of this, as so many of them are based on video games we loved to play on old school platforms, but with the added thrill of being able to play for money! Here are some of the best!

If you’re looking for some girl power in your casino slot life, you can’t go wrong with a little bit of Lara Croft. The Tomb Raider slot machine is as action-packed as you would expect and the five reel, 15 pay line game is full of Lara doing what she does best!

The Hitman series has only grown in popularity since the original computer game and now even boasts two film adaptations and novels too! Of course, it’s on this list because it also has its own slot game version too! The symbols will be easily recognizable to fans, including Agent 47, drugs, rifles and other icons from the original game. There is a Contract Bonus where you can choose a weapon and target and watch the action go down as the winnings go up! The Hitman slot is definitely a winner for video game fans.

Although the name Zuma might not ring a bell, it is based on the iconic classic that is Tetris, but with a fun ancient Aztec twist. You will recognize the symbols on the reels from Tetris, alongside the other common poker symbols too. It may not have the same addictive gameplay as the famous game, but it is still fun to have the theme running through a casino slot game.

Round one, fight! Street Fighter is one of the most iconic video games from the 80’s and 90’s, and this slot game stays true to the original. You can choose to play as either Chun-Li, Ken, Ryu, Sagat, and Guile in this five reels 25 pay line game, betting from .01 a line, right up to $20 so this game is fun for those just enjoying the novelty, and those big hitters too. The bonus game features a fight between your character and Bison and you get a prize either way - a big one for beating him, and a smaller one if you lose. Now you didn’t get that in the original arcade game, did you?!

If you’re feeling a little nostalgic but also fancy a little risk and the chance to make some extra money too, you can’t go wrong with these retro-themed casino slots!


Casinos perfect for retro gaming fans

If you’re anything like us, your love of gaming started at a young age, with very simple 8-bit games, and has grown with you and perhaps now you’re looking for something with an extra element to it, which is where online casinos come in! Although you might think that they are just online fruit machines, there really are some innovative and exciting games based on any theme you could ever think of. We’ve compiled some of the best casinos for anyone who is a retro gaming fan to cut their teeth on!

Vera and John casino is a fun, colorful site that looks incredibly modern, but if you search through their massive offerings of games, you may see some familiar retro faces, including Lara Croft of Tomb Raider! There are two amazing Tomb Raider slot games available, and if you want to stay in the world of 80’s and 90’s, you might also enjoy the Ghostbusters Triple Slime game too!

Another casino where you can play as Lara Croft is the always slick Royal Panda, who also offer a slot game based on the old school computer game (turned film and book franchise!) HitMan! While you’re in the retro mood and on the site, why not check out the games based on other iconic aspects of pop culture including Bullseye, Guns N Roses, and Jurassic Park!

Whether you were team Mortal Kombat or team Street Fighter, you can’t deny the fact that a Street Fighter casino video slot is an amazing addition to the world! You can find such a game on InterCasino where you can choose to play as one of the characters (out of Chun-Li, Ken, Ryu, Sagat, and Guile) and the bonus game involves your character fighting with Bison, and there is a prize whether you beat him or if you lose!

If you head over to Gala Casino, you can come across an incredible retro favorite, Worms Reloaded! Just a silly, violent and over the top as it was when you first played it, this game features Banana Bomb Wilds and a Concrete Donkey - things you wouldn’t find in any other game! Gala Casino, with their stylish black design, might not seem like the place you would find such a bonkers game, but don’t let looks fool you!

Retro game themed casino slots are a perfect way to amp up the excitement and take a little trip down memory lane at the same time. If you’re a winner in these games, more than just bragging rights over your friends, you could go away a whole lot richer too!


Things you didn’t know about Donkey Kong

Although most people think of Mario and Luigi when they think of Nintendo characters, Donkey Kong came before Mario, and the 1981 arcade game actually launched Mario’s career (although at the time he was called Mr. Video or Ossan, which means middle-aged man). So for once, let’s put the plumbing brothers aside and look at things you may not have known about everyone’s favorite 8-bit monkey.

Donkey Kong is known to gaming nerds as the game that established “platform” as a game genre; allowing players to progress upwards in a game by jumping in one direction. This is something that is popular, even in games now, although it has come a long way from early Donkey Kong!

There was a lawsuit between Universal City Studios, Inc and Nintendo Co. Ltd about whether Donkey Kong and King Kong were the same ape. The court ruled in favor of Nintendo and felt that Universal had no right to the character. Interestingly, however, as of 2013, Nintendo officially owns “It’s on like Donkey Kong” as a trademarked phrase.

The origin story of Donkey Kong’s name has long been speculated on; however Miyamoto has said that he was under the impression that ‘Kong’ meant gorilla and he wanted ‘something’ Kong as a name. He chose Donkey after learning that it can mean ‘stupid’ in English.

That said, Miyamoto has publically slated the Donkey Kong Country series and claimed that “”Donkey Kong Country proves that players will put up with mediocre gameplay as the art is good.” He apologized after the game and its various sequels sold over a million copies. Each!

Nintendo loves Easter Eggs, and in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest, players are ranked alongside Mario, Yoshi, and Link, three of the biggest Nintendo characters. If you look on the bottom right of the screen, there is a sign that says “No Hopers” next to sneakers that look suspiciously like Sonic the Hedgehog’s, and a ray gun that seems to belong to Earthworm Jim. Clearly, this is a sneaky dig at some non-Nintendo characters!

Although we always think of Mario and Princess Peach as an ultimate OTP, there was actually another lady in Mario’s life before Peach! She was called Pauline (or, imaginatively “The Lady”) and was the damsel in distress for Mario in Donkey Kong!

As a fun, but silly, promotion, in 2010, both Game and Gamestation gave out copies of Donkey Kong Country Returns in exchange for a bunch of bananas, for the first 20 customers.

So grab that old school Super Nintendo, and fire up Donkey Kong Country (but be sure to blow in the cartridge first of course!)