Popular Online Slot Themes
No matter whether you’re a battle-hardened combatant, or a new subject of the realm, you’ll surely have noticed by now that many of the online slots available on Castle Jackpot share a similar theme. We appreciate that having so many different slots to choose from can get overwhelming, so we’ve attempted to collect a few of our most fantastic slots into a list of some of the more popular themes that they cover. Several of the themes may be ones that you’ve come across before, while others may be completely new to thee, but all have a significant following from online slots players in the UK and further afield.
While exploring our list, thou may like the sound of some of the online casino games that we mention in passing, and may be keen to explore them in further detail. Remember that knights and maidens can play all of our games for free in demo mode, with no deposit required, to see if they’re the right game for thee.
We’ll get things started by delving into the ancient temples of the pharaohs. A high percentage of online slots feature an Egyptian theme, and with good reason. IGT’s Cleopatra slot is understandably considered to be the queen of the Egyptian slot world, and is well admired for its bonus features. Offering up to 10,000x jackpots, one of the reasons that Cleopatra is so trusted in the slots community is that it began life as a land-based casino game, before making the leap to the online casino realm where it has been given a new lease of life.
Another Egyptian slot that incorporates the theme magnificently is Play N Go’s Book of Dead. Loyal Castle Jackpot jousters may recognise the game as being the one where they can utilise their 10 Free Spins No Deposit bonus that they may have opted into upon registration. It’s an amazing game to get to grips with slots in general, as the gameplay is easy to follow, while the bonuses are varied and engaging. To find out more about this classic slot, visit our Book of Dead Slot Review.
It’s not just classic shots that have an Egyptian theme though. Far from it. SG Interactive have recently released Pyramids of Giza Slot, a game that focuses mostly on free spins features. Meanwhile, Red Tiger Gaming have lovingly crafted Mega Pyramid, where possible 5000x multipliers are on offer. Finally, Blueprint Gaming continue to get involved with the Megaways craze sweeping the UK with Legacy of Ra Megaways, an intriguing slot that has 15,625 ways to win up to 50,000x jackpots.
The second theme on our list covers Irish slots. Castle Jackpot jousters will surely be aware of how popular Irish-themed online slots are in the UK at the moment, with one of the most famous brands being SG Interactive’s Rainbow Riches series of games, that continues to expand its collection with the likes of Rainbow Riches Free Spins and Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix. With rumours of a Rainbow Riches Megaways on the horizon, this is a franchise that has the momentum of a runaway freight train.
One thing that makes Irish slots so intriguing and popular for jousters is the fact that Ireland is often associated with luck. Therefore, symbols such as Leprechauns, Pots of Gold, Four-leafed Clovers, etc. often appear on the reels of various Irish games, and usually represent high paying symbols within those slots. Blueprint Gaming’s Luck of the Irish: Fortune Spins is another great example of how the motif can be implemented successfully with both visuals and audio to create a highly engaging online slot.
Tower Trivia: Were Castle Jackpot’s loyal subjects aware that the expression ‘the luck of the Irish” doesn’t come from the Emerald Isle, but instead originates in the US in the late 19th century? It’s actually an old mining term, stemming from the fact that many of the period’s most successful gold miners were of an Irish-American background, and soon caught on as a phrase worldwide.
Fruit Machine Slots
The two previous themes we’ve discussed have been very much based in culture and ethnicity. But, moving away from that focus, our next theme to discuss is an old classic. And we mean that literally, as we take a look at the wonderful world of fruit machine slots. This can include classic land-based fruit machines that have been transformed into online slots, as well as entirely new games that take on the look of traditional ‘fruities’. A good example of the latter is Red Tiger Gaming’s Five Star.
The beauty of old-school fruit machine classics are that they are instantly recognisable to all slots players, regardless of experience or ability. The symbols such as cherries, lemons, and lucky 7s are synonymous with casino games not just in the UK but worldwide. From their humble beginnings, these types of games have continued to grow in popularity, and quite often jousters are looking for a simplistic game that they trust. Cayetano Gaming’s Fruit Stack Deluxe is a great example of an easy-to-follow yet highly popular online slot that we boast in the castle grounds. Blueprint’s Ted Pub Fruit Series also nicely bridges the gap between the fruit machine theme and one of our other popular themes, but we’ll get there shortly.
Jewels and Gems Slots
Firstly, though, let us tell thee all about the slots that take inspiration from jewels, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and all the other gemstones thou can think of. Gems represent the attainable dream of many knights and maidens, so perhaps that goes some way to explaining the popularity of this type of slot game. If you’ve not played jewel slots before, then IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds is one of the originals, and arguably one of the best, although NetEnt’s Starburst slot gives it a run for its money.
The other main reason why jewel and gem slots perform so well in the UK at the moment is the fact that many of the games have a retro arcade feel to them. That hint of nostalgia can leave jousters feeling as if they’re playing these slots inside a ‘bricks and mortar’ land-based casino, rather than on their mobile, desktop, and tablet devices. A few other games that fit this category and deserve a mention are Red Tiger’s Gems Gone Wild - where random wilds can trigger unlimited free spins, Pragmatic Play’s Diamond Strike - where 1000x jackpots are on offer, and iSoftBet’s Beetle Jewels - in which expanding wilds could lead to wins of over 650x thine stake.
Popular Culture Slots
A final theme to cover that we alluded to earlier is the popular culture motif. Many of Castle Jackpot’s newest and best games are inspired by the world of film, television, and even music, and they instantly strike a chord with our jousters. Many of the games we provide are based around nostalgic films and tv shows, for example Blueprint’s The Goonies slot which is based upon the 1985 film of the same name. For a further - but by no means extensive - list of nostalgic offerings, visit our 7 slot games guaranteed to make you nostalgic blog.
Many of the films and tv shows that game developers look to for inspiration are originally from America, although they generally have spread to the UK and beyond, in order to make them relevant. NetEnt’s Narcos slot is one of the first to be based upon a tv series that was commissioned by a streaming service, in this case Netflix, while Blueprint’s Beavis and Butthead slot features an incredible number of bonus rounds, including a potential 500x jackpot in the Nacho Bonus. It’s not all about tv though, and challengers can find some of the best online slots in our list of five fantastic slots inspired by the movies.
There are even slots that are devoted to game shows, which is understandable when you think about it, as their core concept is to give contestants the chance to win eye-watering sums of money. The online slot versions are now different, and in the case of Blueprint’s Deal or No Deal jousters have the chance to sit in the famous hotseat on their mobile or tablet without having to leave their home. Jeopardy slot is another excellent example. There are even live casino versions of some game shows to be found within Castle Jackpot, so feel free to have a browse of all our games, which thee can play for free as a demo, with no deposit required!
Those were a mere glimpse into the wide variety of themes that online slots comprise of, but there are so many more to uncover across Castle Jackpot. If thou still haven’t found quite what you’re looking for, then maybe follow the thronging crowds for some pointers, by perusing the list of our most played slot games. Failing that, challengers may find some other ideas in our online casino blog.
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