Some say Hollywood is in itself a great game of roulette: producers bet their money on a script, set the wheel in motion (start making a movie) and wait for it to be a winning or losing bet. If the movie they bet on is a blockbuster, their money returns to them multiplied. If not, they lose, and can get ready for the next spin.
The movie and gaming industry have several points of touch.
First of all, there are several video games based on successful movies. Unfortunately, most of these are not made to be great, but as another way to promoting the movie itself, and when the buzz around the movie ends, the games themselves are forgotten – like Enter the Matrix, for example.
Then there are those successful video games that are turned into Hollywood movies. There are quite some examples: “Doom,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Hitman,” “Wing Commander” or “Resident Evil,” to mention just a few. “Resident Evil” has had a considerable success streak, but many others with potential have disappeared into oblivion, failing to live up to their fans’ expectations.
Then, there are the games inspired by movies – these are the ones that I consider the most successful. Especially the ones available in online casinos – and “more especially” the slot machines. These are the games that never go out of style, no matter how long ago the movie or TV show they are based on was released.
I have seen quite a few, and I must say these were the only ones that didn’t disappoint. I have played the Battlestar Galactica slot machine, and I felt like being part of an episode of the series, even if I was always aware of the fact that I am playing with a casino game for money. It was immersive, it had that specific atmosphere.
“The Dark Knight Rises” is also one of my favorite titles. It’s loosely based on the movie with the same title signed by Christopher Nolan, and several of the characters of the movie are featured as symbols on the slot machine’s reels. It features fight scenes between Bane and the Batman, cut scenes from the movie and it also has its unmistakable atmosphere.
I think the key to the success of these games – even though they are only a series of games of chance with themes inspired by the movies – is that fans of the movies that inspired them don’t expect to be overwhelmed, to be shown something new, when playing them – instead they pay a small tribute to the movie by playing the game based on it. And if the games proves to be good, that’s a plus.
The games I have mentioned above are available at the Royal Vegas online casino. You can see top movie themed slot games here.