Of all the games on an online casino site, there’s one category that has consistently proved to be by far and away the favorite among players – the slots.
They’re easy to play, the stakes can be as low or high as players like and they offer the chance of winning some staggeringly high sums. And, even if you’re not a lucky jackpot winner, there’s still a fair chance that you’ll pick up some more modest sums along the way.
But what really makes these games fun to play is the fact that they come with so many diverse themes. These are designed to appeal to particular groups of people, from those who want to enter a world of lucky leprechauns chasing the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to sports fans looking for games about soccer or even ice hockey.
Many slots games also involve adventures of some kind. It may be linked to a big movie or even an ancient myth. Some even try to recreate the excitement of going on an exotic trip. In all of them, the player is being taken on some kind of quest or trail, hopefully with a big reward at the end of it. Here are five of the very best that you’ll find.
In our first game, we’re heading off into the wilds of Africa for the sort of safari that makes for the holiday of a lifetime. The more of the so-called “big five” of safari animals you can conjure up on to the reels, the bigger the rewards can be. It’s a progressive slot but with the jackpot won daily. This means that it never rises to life-changing levels, but it can be pretty generous all the same. To really transport you to the wide, open spaces of Africa, the soundtrack to the game is a series of animal calls – and pink flamingo feathers even fly when you spin the reels.
For the second example, we’ll go all the way back to the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Millionaire Genie perfectly recreates this world of magic lamps, flying carpets, and exotic belly dancers. Its title comes from the million-dollar prize that can be won thanks to what’s called a progressive jackpot. This is when many versions of the game are linked together with a proportion of players’ stakes going into a huge prize that can be won at almost any time. Look out for three veiled dancers appearing on the reels. This will trigger a special bonus round that can even multiply the amount that you’ll win.
The Sword and the Grail
The setting for The Sword and the Grail is the legendary Camelot at the time of King Arthur. Your place at the round table is assured as you play this game in which the search is for the Holy Grail, the mythical chalice said to have been used at the Last Supper. On the reels, you’ll find all of the famous figures from the Arthurian legend including the King, Merlin, Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot, as well as the magical grail. In this slot, spinning three swords will also release the free spins feature which can lead to your prize being multiplied by up to 100 times.
John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure
Often, getting the official rights to a movie franchise can prove to be too expensive for slots developers, in which case they create a close approximation. This game is a great example of this phenomenon in which the spirit of the Indiana Jones movies has been captured perfectly. It’s one of a trio of John Hunter adventures, in the others he’s on the trail of the pharaohs’ riches in Egypt. In this instance, armed with just his trusty bullwhip and a flaming torch he has to explore secret passageways in the hope of uncovering a cache of Aztec gold. Venomous snakes and dangerous jaguars try to prevent him, just adding to the tense excitement.
Purrates of the Caribbean
As the original Pirates of the Caribbean series was one of the most successful film franchises of all time, it’s not surprising that the real thing was beyond the budget for this game’s developer. But they put an ingenious twist on things by turning the heroes of the game into cats. They prove to be just as swashbuckling as their human counterparts can lead players to a chest of pirate treasure via bonus rounds, free spins, and prize multipliers. The attention to detail is amazing with great graphics and a soundtrack that consists of a sea shanty performed exclusively using cats’ meows.
Of course, these are just the tip of the iceberg. Look around and you’ll find many more adventure games out there. It’s just a question of deciding which kind of quest you’d like to take on.