In recent years, the popularity of online slots has continued to skyrocket. People value the fun provided by these games, that can be played for free and just for fun (no money). There is a revolution currently happening in the online slot world. Pop culture is now dominating the market, with the most popular games themed after movies, TV shows, and music.
In many ways, online slots and pop culture are a perfect combination because slots can be themed in a way other casino games cannot. For example, while players like experiencing a game like NetBet roulette, they don’t need a theme to make it more entertaining. In terms of online slots, a pop culture theme can make a game more exciting and thrilling.
It could be argued that online slots are just moving with a general trend towards a love of pop culture. Certainly, people are embracing high concept TV and movies in a way they never were before. It makes sense that if Game of Thrones is popular on TV and the MCU is popular in cinemas, they will also be popular when translated to online slots.
Superheroes from Marvel and DC have long been a favorite of online slot developers. Those games from over a decade ago are now viewed as trailblazers. Now the flood gates are open and all pop culture hits are making their way to the online slot world.
Interestingly, online slot developers picked up on the potential of Marvel as a mega-brand long before moviegoers did.
Fast forward to 2020 and just about every major MCU character features on an online slot, either with their own machine (Iron-Man, Batman) or as part of a team (X-Men, The Avengers). Beyond the world of superheroes, online slots also cover other pop culture successes, such as Game of Thrones, Jurassic World, Fast and the Furious, James Bond, and many more.
Even TV shows you may not think would become an online slot have been adapted. For example, Sex and the City is an online slot that not only exists but is a huge favorite amongst slot players.
Music too has had an impact in the online slot sector. By taking inspiration from the songs and styles of mega-bands like AC/DC and Guns N Roses, slot developers have created high octane games that are beloved by players.
And finally, there are online slots based on popular TV games shows. In fact, these slots have been around for years and are the genesis for the concept of slots borrowing from other media. Of course, game shows lend themselves perfectly to the gameplay of online slots and players value titles with puzzles and side-games to play.
Because of pop culture, the online slot market is now bigger than it has ever been. Major media franchises are helping developers attract new players to their games. Whether its Marvel or Aerosmith, these themed online slots are now the most popular and many are considered classics in their own right.