Different themes of slot machines

Slot machines are some of the most popular games you’ll find at a casino, whether it’s physical slot machines at brick-and-mortar casinos or online slots at online casinos. There is a reason why these sorts of casino games are so popular and it is because of their versatility. Not in terms of how the games are played, but in the different themes that can be attached to a slot machine to entice a different audience to start playing.

Here, we take a look at four different themes and some of the best games within them.


If you’re looking to increase your audience, creating a movie-based slot machine is likely to be a success. Of course that depends on the movie you choose, but if you can get licences for the big hitters like Marvel and DC, then you’re sure to create a popular slot machine.

Slot machines based on Spider-Man, Batman, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man are all available to play, but if you’re looking for something that isn’t based around comic books, then there are alternatives. Jurassic Park, Scarface, Forrest Gump and Indiana Jones are just four of the credible alternatives if you want something different.


Another popular form of entertainment that has been converted to a slot machine is music. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lover of country music or heavy metal, there will be a slot machine to cater for your taste.

If you’re looking to play slots dedicated to some of music’s biggest legends, there are slots based on Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley. For those who prefer rock music, you can play games with themes like Motorhead, Megadeth and Guns ‘N’ Roses.

There are also plenty of generic music themed slots for those who don’t necessarily want to play one themed on a specific musical artist.

Historical figures & eras

Slot machine game developers don’t just target those who enjoy forms of entertainment, they also target people who enjoy history, creating slots focussed on a variety of different historical eras and the most well-known figures in those times.

Take ancient Egypt for example. There is plenty of choice if you want to play an ancient Egyptian themed slot machine, but if you are looking for something with a little extra, then you can choose to play a Cleopatra slots game.

The Vikings, Napoleon, and the Mayans also have their own themed slots games.

Precious gems

There’s nothing quite as appealing as a precious gem, so of course there are slots games based on them. Whether it’s a simple slots game with gems replacing the fruit icons, like diamonds and sapphires, or a game with a theme like being set in a diamond mine, people love the precious gems theme.

Temples, castles and pyramids all containing precious gems are also a popular theme for slots games, which help to mix these gems with the historical eras theme.

There are always new and exciting slots games being released by the top game developers like PlayTech and NetEnt. Chances are, they’re developing the perfect slots game just for you.