Popular Themes In Online Slots


The first slots at online casinos were classic slots that all used symbols like fruits, bell, 7 and bars. Therefore there was very little difference between them. But the 5 reels video slots were constructed around themes. They used artwork and symbols to complement the theme. Over the decades some themes have been more popular than others. This article picks out four of the best.

The theme of Vikings has endured. In fact it becomes more popular each passing year. The Vikings were a hardy seafaring race, quite distinct from others around them. They have been associated with iconic symbols like their ships. Microgaming has a fantastic video slot titled Arctic Fortunes. Playtech turned the theme on its head by creating a comical slot game called Vikingmania. Of late the focus has been on the mythological deities of the Vikings like Odin, Loki and Thor. Thunderstruck II and Hall of Gods are some of the best.

Ancient Egyptian mythology is even more popular. Every leading games supplier to online casinos has more than a handful of video slots with this theme. The deities with animal heads and mystic symbols like ankh are a hit with players. Isis from Microgaming, Pyramid Quest from NetEnt and Cat Queen from Playtech are examples. Cleopatra is the most iconic of the ancient Egyptian rulers. She was sexy, arrogant and dominating. There are a number of slots featuring her, the sassiest being A Night with Cleo.

Soccer is the most watched sport in the world and is by far the most represented sport in slot games. The FIFA World cup is held every four years and this is the occasion for the release of most of the football themed slots. Slots like Football Star from Microgaming have total action on the reels. The Playtech Top Trumps series features the likenesses of past and present football heroes. However, football themed slots also have twists in them. Soccer Safari has animals playing the roles of players, referee, commentators and cheer leaders.

Of late there has been an explosion of video slots based on children’s stories and rhymes. It is difficult to understand why, but such slot games are popular. Of note are the Microgaming Rhyming Reel slots based on rhymes like Old King Cole, Jack and Jill and Georgie Porgie. The NetEnt Fairytale Legends has Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Ash Gaming has slot games based on Cinderella (The Glass Slipper) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Bounty of the Beanstalk).