Casino games can be based on almost anything. These days, games developers go a lot further than designing slots titles based on the staples like ancient Egypt or Norse gods, choosing instead to cover all elements of pop culture. For those of us who consider ourselves proud geeks, there is nothing short of a bonanza of nerdy-flavored titles on offer. We choose some of the best games for geeks below:
Sherlock Holmes has long been idolized by geeks the world over, with the consulting detective having the accolade of most portrayed character in movie history. There are a number of slot games based on the super sleuth, but Sherlock Mystery arguably comes out on top. It’s an easy to play games, with two special features – the Baker Street Free Games Bonus and Crime Scene Bonus – both of which can lead to big cash prizes. The game’s theme is more Basil Rathbone than Benedict Cumberbatch’s version, but it’s lots of fun.
Daring Dave and the Eye of Ra
Okay, so this one is basically a bit of a knock-off Indiana Jones, but even with the absence of Indy, this is still tons of fun. The gameplay in the main game is fairly basic, with some cool features like expanding wild symbols. However, Daring Dave really comes alive in the Eye of Ra Bonus. It’s a multi-level bonus, where you will accompany the eponymous hero into the Pyramid of Ra in the search for lost treasure, which basically equates to big cash prizes. The game records your progress, so if you don’t solve the mystery first time, you can come back and pick up where you left off.
Few things in pop culture have the geeky credentials of the X-Files, so this game from Playtech should be one of the first ports of call for fans of the show. It’s an officially licenced product, meaning you’ll get plenty of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on screen. The highlight of the game is certainly the I Want To Believe Bonus, which sees locked “Rifts” appearing on screen to multiply your wins. If you feel the X-Files slot warrants further investigation, check out the games selection at Casino.com, one of the best sites to play Playtech’s X-Files and other titles in this list.
There is a whole bunch of superhero themed slots around, most of which come from the tie-up between DC Comics and software developers Playtech. The Justice League slot takes some of the best elements from Wonder Woman, Batman and the rest, and, unlike the movie, makes a success of it all. It’s an ambitious slot games, stuffed full of special features, great graphics and thunderous ways to win big cash, including one of four progressive jackpots.
Age of the Gods
The Age of the Gods series of slots rivals all those DC Superheroes titles in ambitious gameplay. The theme, celebrating gods and heroes from Greek myth, works well as a platform for an online slot. There are lots of games in the series, including Prince of Olympus and Goddess of Wisdom, which are based on Hercules and Athena repsetcitvely. However, the original Age of the Gods game is still the best of all, covering a range of heroes, each with a special feature, and having a jackpot game that rivals that of the previously mentioned DC Superheroes. An epic winner of a game.