Video slot games are one of the most popular types of online casino games, and one of the reasons is their huge variety of themes. Whether you’re a fan of classic fruit machine-style slots or you prefer diving into ocean slots, there really is something for everyone.
Read on to find out Slingo’s top three video slot themes, including some game suggestions for you to try!
What Are Themed Video Slots?
The term ‘video slots’ usually refers to all online slots that are not played on a physical slot machine. Although the first physical slot machine with a monitor screen was developed in 1976 in Las Vegas, the technology did not make its way online until 1996 - shortly after the birth of the internet.
The first video slot games were produced by InterCasino, an online casino that offered 18 different games to players. Today this number seems very small compared to the thousands of games on offer at online casinos like Slingo, but it paved the way for future developments.
As online video slots increased in popularity, games developers came up with more and more fun themes for players to explore. From classic fruit machine-style slots to horror slots, TV show slots and more, today we are spoilt for choice when it comes to online slots.
Fruit machine-themed slots are a firm favourite with our players. They’re inspired by the earliest slot machines, which featured fruity symbols like cherries and bananas on the reels. When slot machines were first invented playing for money was illegal, so the fruit symbols represented which flavour sweets the player could win!
Although today players are able to play fruit machine slots in the hopes of winning a real money prize, the theme continues to be incredibly popular in the video slots world. Here are a few of our favourite fruit slots for you to try:
Sweet Bonanza is a fun-filled cluster pays slot featuring lollipops, candy bombs and tasty fruit symbols. With multipliers of up to 100x your bet and a fantastic free spins round, the Sweet Bonanza slot has plenty to offer. Try this fruit slot now at Slingo for your chance to win!
Hit Bar Power Play
Hit Bar Power Play is a classic fruit machine-style slot game that’s ideal for beginners, or for those looking for a more pared-back game. Match up fruity symbols like grapes, plums and lemons for your chance to win a prize. Wilds can give you even more chances to win, and a Hit Bar Respin feature adds to the excitement.
Shining Crown is a fruit slot with a dose of royal sparkle to add to the fun. Fruity symbols include melons, cherries, grapes and more, and there’s also a bejewelled crown that acts as the game’s Wild. There’s also a Scatter represented by a dollar sign, which pays up to 100x your stake for five Scatters on the reels!
Our next category is ocean-themed slots. Our players love diving into the deep blue sea (although not literally, we might add!) in search of a cash prize. With hugely popular games like Big Bass Splash and the Fishin’ Frenzy series in this category, it’s no wonder that ocean slots are a hit with Slingo players.
Check out our selection and you could be reeling in the catch of the day!
Fishin' Frenzy: The Big Catch
Fishin’ Frenzy: The Big Catch is a fun addition to the Fishin’ Frenzy franchise (what a mouthful!). If you’re familiar with the original game it will look quite familiar, but with a new meter at the side of the reels to collect fisherman symbols. Collect four fishermen to upgrade the cash value of fish symbols on the reels, as well as receiving five free spins!
Fishin Frenzy Big Catch JPK
Fishin’ Frenzy Big Catch JPK is almost identical to the Fishin’ Frenzy Big Catch slot (see above), but with the addition of the exciting Jackpot King feature! Find five Jackpot King symbols on the reels to play the bonus game, with a chance to win the jackpot if you reach the Wheel King section of the feature.
Shiver me timbers! Pirate Gold is an ocean slot with an epic pirate twist. The reels are positioned on a backdrop of stormy seas, with two ships visible in the distance. Find eight or more money bags on the reels for a chance to trigger the Lucky Treasure Bag feature, or fill all 20 reels with them to win a Grand Jackpot of 1,000x your bet!
It’s Halloween all year round for our horror-loving players! Choose from our selection of spooky slots, featuring witches, ghosts and all things creepy. You might even be rewarded for your bravery with a cash prize if you’re a lucky winner. Are you prepared to be scared? Take a look at our top horror slots below and go for a spin!
Witches Cash Collect
The Witches Cash Collect slot is set in a spooky graveyard and features three mystical (and rather stylish) witches who will hopefully use their magic powers to give you a chance to win a prize. Find Cash Collect symbols on the reels to collect Coins, Spins and Diamond symbols too, which can give you a shot at winning one of four jackpot prizes.
Spooky Vibes Accumul8
Spooky Vibes Accumul8 is one of our favourite new Halloween slots. This 6x5 slot has no paylines and matching symbols pay from anywhere, creating a fun new way to play. The game is set in an eerie graveyard in the dead of night, with a haunted house in the distance to really give you the chills. Match up black cats, spiders, skulls and more creepy symbols for your chance to win a cash prize.
If you’re looking for something a little darker, the Mental slot game could be the one for you. But be warned - it’s pretty scary! The game is set in what seems to be a cross between a mental asylum and a torture chamber. With symbols including body parts like brains, kidneys and hearts, there seems to be a cannibal theme going on here too. If you can stomach this slot, it’s full of bonus features to explore - from splitting symbols to multipliers, free spins and more.
Play the Top Themed Video Slots at Slingo.com
Find all these games and more at Slingo.com, home to over 1,200 Slingo, slots and casino games. With a huge range of popular themes to choose from, there really is something for everyone at Slingo. Join us now for an amazing gaming experience in a safe, secure environment that puts you first. Ready to explore? Sign up at Slingo and join the fun!