TV Show Themed Slots
Like the big screen, the small screen has also been an inspiration for online slot developers. American quiz shows such as Wheel Of Fortune and The Price Is Right led the way and have been popular slots in Las Vegas casinos long before their online counterparts. However, game developers quickly cottoned on to using TV shows as themes for games.
Soaps & Quiz Shows
In The UK the arrival of Deal Or No Deal as the basis of a bingo, slots or casino game triggered an avalanche of other games. TV quizzes such Golden Balls, Strike It Lucky, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Tipping Point and even The Weakest Link were given the gaming treatment. The success of these varied but nothing really has come close to Deal's success. Unperturbed developers have spread their eyes beyond just the traditional quiz show.
Who would have thought that ITV's top soaps, Emmerdale and Coronation Street, could become the basis of a slot game? Likewise The Only Way Is Essex, Love Island even Take Me Out. It's not just UK shows either. Game Of Thrones, Friends, Family Guy, American Dad, South Park and even Judge Judy have inspired the spinning of the reels.
Problems With TV Slots
The problem of using TV as a theme is that it can creep into territory that may be appealing to children. The arrival of Top Cat slots and other games inspired by cartoons such as The Flintstones and Count Duckula was most certainly one of the key factors in The UKGC addressing a growing problem. Below are a selection of TV themed slots that we've reviewed on Loquax. They barely scratch the surface of the many movie and television inspired games that currently exist.