Best Steampunk Online Slots


Steampunk is a genre that is increasingly being adopted by online slots developers. The artwork is based on Industrial Revolution Age machinery and other Victorian period paraphernalia. This article recommends two of the earliest video slots with steampunk themes.

The first is Phantom Cash from Microgaming. The steampunk environment is overlaid with a ghostbusting theme. The ghostbusters are Thurmingham and Carstairs dressed in Victorian couture. Both of them are wild symbols with 2x multiplier property. Thurmingham appears only on reel 1 and Carstairs appears only on reel 5. The high paying symbols are four ghosts. The low paying symbols are the usual Microgaming playing card icons. The scatter symbol is the haunted house that awards payouts multiplied by the total bet and triggers the bonus feature. The ghost meter is set at 8 and the free spins start. Thurmingham and Carstairs capture any ghost that land in the same row as them and award a bonus of two times the triggering bet. The ghost meter reading is reduced by one for every ghost caught. However, three scatter symbols increase the meter reading by 8. The free spins continue till the ghost meter reading is zero. Phantom Cash has 25 fixed paylines. The maximum total bet per spin works out to $125.

Steam Tower is the steampunk video slot from NetEnt. A princess is locked by a dragon in the 16th floor of a tower. You have to help her escape. The reels start at the bottom of the steam tower but ascend the tower as the game progresses. The high paying symbols are the dragon’s eye, the steam tower and the lover and princess in Victorian attire. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. The grapnel used to climb the steam tower is the wild symbol. The free spins feature takes the story forward. Every time it is triggered, the reel set moves to the next floor of the steam tower. Every time a grapnel wild symbol appears on the reels during the free spins, you are awarded two additional free spins. The free spins have a payout multiplier that depends on the floor of the steam tower. It is 2x for the 1st floor and 7x for the 16th floor. When you reach the 16th floor the lover rescues the princess and you win a bonus. Steam Tower has the standard 5 reels and 3 rows structure with 15 fixed paylines.