Diamonds, Sevens, Cherries, and Bars…. Get three or more in a row and BOOM!, you win a prize.
Slot machines might come from humble beginnings but thanks to technology, we now get slots that are beyond simplistic.
I’ll bet you that if you go to any online casino and try to find a slot that does not have a theme, you’ll search for days on end because I’m pretty sure there aren’t any.
There are tributes to movie themes, cartoons, mobsters, musicians, food, and sports – and almost all of them have clever twists that will keep you entertained on your quest for the big bucks.
But, every so often a slot appears that makes you think ‘’huh?’’ and although I did say that pretty much any topic imaginable could be converted into a slot, there are some themes that really do stretch the imagination.
Sneak A Peek Planet Exotica – Microgaming
Planet Exotica is part of Microgaming’s Sneak a Peek series and it is obviously an adult-only slot.
Yes, I know, the idea of a strip club slot is nothing new, but alien strippers? That’s kind of weird.
In the game, you’ll find plenty of aliens along with bartenders and bouncers and pink lips that trigger a ‘’Select a Smooch’’ free game feature when you trigger 3 or more on the reels.
But, if you land a lip gloss accompanied by the vinyl-like red lips, you’ll get even more free spins with an added multiplier.
What about the Seak a Peek Bonus? Well, this is where things get heated up.
In the bonus round, your aim is to match items of clothing. If you manage to match 3 of the same, your alien stripper removes that piece of clothing. And, if you manage to achieve this 3 times in a row, you’ll have your alien stripper standing naked in front of you.
And, remember I mentioned bouncers? Well, they’ll try to stop you, so be persistent, because this slot can be pretty lucrative.
The regular jackpot is 5,000 coins but the winnings available during the free spins feature reach an unbelievable 1,000,000 coins.
The Slot Detective – Famista Inc.
Japan is known for some of the weirdest stuff in the world so it comes as no surprise that slot made the list.
In Slot Detectives the usual fruits, and number symbols are replaced with mugshots of Japan’s most wanted criminals.
What’s up for grabs if you land matching symbols across the reels? Well, instead of coins flying your way when you trigger a jackpot, you instead get details of the suspects and their crimes, how to give the police tips, and rewards that are offered for their capture.
The manufacturer, Famista Inc, said: ‘’We developed the innovative slot machines hoping that we can help catch Japan’s most wanted suspects.’’
The Japanese police, however, called the game inappropriate but I don’t think they are too serious about this statement because they never banned it.
I think it’s a brilliant idea!
Village People Macho Moves – Microgaming
Yes, I’m talking about the tackiest band in the world. Just thinking about the tune of YMCA is more than enough to curdle your blood, especially if you are a music lover.
But, that wasn’t enough to stop the ideas man at Microgaming from pitching this theme for a slot.
The game has endless features but it’s the Macho Moves Bonus that steals the show. And, you need to see it to believe it!
It involves the band members in miniature form performing on a stage to the group’s 3 big hit songs. It really is gaudy but I do need to admit – the graphics are insanely good.
In this feature, there are rewards for each member of the team, which means there are 6 different ways to win.
There is also a VP meter on the left of the screen that is fueled by landing VP symbols. When the VP meter is full, you’ll get 5 Free Spins, which work alongside the following features:
- The Sailor’s Macho Move feature – When you land 1 – 3 Wilds, it will become sticky and locked in place for every free spin.
- The Construction Worker’s Macho Move – When this symbol appears on reel 1, a random multiplier is triggered (2x – 20x) which will be valid for every free spin
- The Biker’s Macho Move feature – When this symbol lands on reel 5, the lower valued royal symbols will be replaced by a higher value symbol, for bigger possible wins.
- The Cowboy’s Macho Move Feature – When this symbol lands on reel 2, Wilds (between 2-12) will be added to the reels for every spin.
- The Native’s Macho Move feature – Landing this symbol on reel 5, will add 2 Wilds to reels 5 and 6 but it will move one space left as the free spins continue.
- The Cop’s Macho Move feature – You’ll get 2-4 Wild symbols during each free spin when this symbol lands on reel 3.