Why the Flux Slot is Perfect for Retro Gaming Fans

Retro is in these days. Or, at the very least it seems to be making a comeback. And, there is nowhere retro is more beloved as a style than when it comes to videogames. If you had to make a list of some of your favourite ever videogames, we bet your top 5 would contain at least two retro games. The power and appeal of these games is such that you can’t ignore it.


These games have something that appeals to us and engages with us on a much deeper level than we are used to. That’s why it’s always a good idea to look out for games that ignite that retro fire inside of us. You may not think that slot machines could give you this feeling, but, that’s because you’re yet to experience the Flux slot game.


This is a game developed by Thunderkick, and available at several online casinos right now. This slot is perfect for those who enjoy retro games as it provides a throwback to the sorts of colourful, cool and bulky graphics we associate with retro games. You can enjoy a visual display of spinning, floating gems on your slots reel. We don’t know about you, but these graphics kind of remind us slightly of the retro classic Crystal Caves.


There is also the music and sound effects on this slot that really evoke many of the retro games we used to play. It has some cool beeps, swooshes, and jingles that really add to how fun and enjoyable the game can be. The sound effects sound like the sort we would expect from an old school science fiction videogame. And this is one of the other reasons why this is such a wonderful game for players who like all things retro.


Also, when we think about retro videogames, simplicity is key. Nobody wants a game that is ridiculously complicated to get the hang of. This is something that can. Be really off putting with a lot of games. And, the same is true when it comes to slots games as well. Yes, you want a challenging game; too easy is never fun. But, you don’t want a game that’s too hard to work out how to play. The beauty of Flux is that it is one of the simplest slots games we’ve seen out there. It’s so simple to get the hang of, and anyone can start playing instantly. This makes it ideal for lovers of retro games to get on board and start making some money right now.  


Google Maps Let You Play as Ms. Pac-Man For April Fools Day

April Fool’s Day is a day of pranks, mischief, and shenanigans, and there’s no doubt you were filled with a burning desire to play pranks on your pals. Well, the best April Fool’s Days are those where huge businesses and companies join in on the action. This year, one of the biggest proponents of the April Fool’s fever was Google, and they did it in classic style.


The international powerhouse of a company celebrated April Fool’s Day in style, by allowing users to play Ms. Pac-Man in the Google Maps app. Users opening the maps mobile app were greeted with a tempting looking Ms. Pac-Man icon, sitting tantalisingly above the compass icon. The symbol was just begging to be pushed by curious mobile phone daredevils, and push they did!


Once tapping on the symbol those bold and beautiful bohemians were rewarded for their nonconformity. The game activated, and players were transported to a random location in the world on the Maps app. The streets were paved with gold… well, okay, not gold. White dots in fact. The same white dots found in the classic arcade Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man games. The excitement was palpable as people began to realise what was occurring.


Players could help Ms. Pac-Man navigate the rough and ready virtual streets of the Google Maps world, using nothing but their index fingers! The power pellets sustained our yellow hero as she attempted to avoid ghosts and make her way along the streets to find her coveted pieces of fruit. Each level offered different types of fruit, just like in the arcade version of the game. Cats have nine lives, but Ms. Pac-Man only needs five!


This has to rank as one of the cooler April Fool’s Day pranks we’ve encountered, and it’s sure to rekindle interest in Ms. Pac-Man as a game. Back in 2015, Google offered Pac-Man, but this year they are all about Girl-Power, and the novelty is just as popular as it once was.


There is no word on whether this game will still available to players, or whether it was simply a fun and invigorating April Fool’s Day prank. Last time we checked, the Ms. Pac-Man symbol was no longer available, but that doesn’t mean it won’t return at some point in the future. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled and look for her every time you load up the phone app.  

Netflix 8Bit Game

The New Netflix 8Bit Game is All Sorts of Awesome

When Netflix released new cult hit Stranger Things last year, there was a revival for everything retro and 80s which were sparked by the time zone of the show. Back in the late 80s and the early 90s, successful films and TV shows, such as Back to the Future and Home Alone, were turned into fun 8-bit games to be enjoyed on the old school consoles and so Netflix clearly saw a fantastic chance for a marketing tie-in, by releasing a free 8 Bit game that features several characters from some of their most well-known Netflix original series and embraces the nerdy gamer culture that we so loved about Stranger Things.


The game’s concept is trying to escape the Demogorgon, a creature of nightmares, playing as one of the characters, including Piper Chapman from Orange is the New Black, Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things, Marco Polo from Marco Polo and Pablo Escobar from Narcos. Each character has their own stage, which will see Pablo running through a jungle scene and Piper in prison.


This game is not intended to be the next Super Mario or Call of Duty and is not likely to have you addicted to it; however, it is a really fun gimmick that will appeal to anyone who enjoys the various Netflix original series and loves a simple 8-bit game. Perhaps they will add further levels and even some of their other characters from their shows such as the crew from Hemlock Grove, The Ranch, and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, perhaps to tie in with the release of new series. That said, we can’t imagine any other villain to be anywhere near as terrifying as the Demogorgon - even those awful guards from Litchfield prison which the OITNB girls know all about.


It’s unlikely that this is a trend that is going to make a come back like much of the late 80s, and early 90s culture has been of late, but it is a lot of fun and something different from the innovative team over at Netflix. Either way, we know that the Stranger Things kids would have loved this game and perhaps it is easier to escape the Demogorgon when it’s nothing but a few pixels on a screen!