Slot machines (or fruit machines) are by far the most popular gambling games in the world. Invented at the end of the 19th century, the slot machine became a huge hit. Soon, it spread from the small New York bar in which it was created to the entire country, and later the whole world. Nowadays, there is not a casino in the world that doesn’t have at least dozen of these wonderful machines.
Better yet, in the early 21st century, game developers managed to recreate the experience for an online audience. It was at this time that the first online slots were invented. Soon, software engineers managed to recreate a number of other popular casino games, which you can find if you look at Novibet roulette section. However, in this article, we are focusing specifically on slots.
Often times, slot machines have a certain theme that goes along with them. From action/adventure to standard fruits, in this article, we would like to take a look at the most popular slot themes around the globe.
We already mentioned fruit machines, so we might as well get it out of the way. For those who don’t know, around the 20th century, it became a trend to represent the symbols on slot reels as different fruits. Certainly, fans of slots have seen the classic symbols. A strawberry, lemon, watermelon, and grapes tend to be the most popular. However, many fruit slots use different, more exotic fruits to make the game a little more colorful.
There is not much else we can say about fruit machines. They are tried and true, and often successful, if a bit unimaginative in 2022. However, why change what isn’t broken? Fruit machines draw in a big crowd and make the game slightly more interesting.
Slots themed on Ancient Civilizations have really begun to hit it big. As you can imagine, these machines often come with a backdrop modeled on some long-gone society. Most notable among these slots are the ones based on Ancient Rome. However, Egypt, China, Greece, and Japan also tend to be quite popular.
Ancient Civilization-themed slots engage the people’s love of history, and if they are really well done create an immersive experience. It is all the better when the music is made to match the time period that the game is based on.
Myth and Legend
Finally, a recently-popular theme in online slots especially, seems to be myth and legend. Greek mythology is the one that shines here, as it is the one most western audiences are familiar with. However, you will often find slots which take heavy inspiration from Chinese, Nordic, Japanese, and even Native American mythology.
The best thing about these slots is, simply put, that they are cool. When these stories were first being told, they were told with the intent to engage and titillate an audience. And they continue to do so to
this day. It is always a treat when we see a new slot modeled on myth and legend, as it means that we will see a new interpretation of characters like Zeus, Odin, Hades, Thor, or Sun Wukong.