Electrifying Metal Experience… In an Online Casino
I’m not going to preach and I’m not biased when I say that metal music has an impressive influence on the gaming industry. Bear with me: I’m not referring to Guitar Hero. Scores, and even entire soundtracks, feature enticing metal.
Sure, Guitar Hero is the most obvious example that first comes to mind when we talk about metal music and games. It’s not like there’s a role playing game where you are the lead singer, for instance. However, I’m here to tell you about a narrow and quite specific part of the gaming industry, commonly referred to as online gaming.
Online casinos and casino games feature one iconic metal or hard rock band that’s firmly placed in the hall of fame, and another one that has a strong presence in pop culture. This is my take on these surprisingly captivating games.
First Impression – Amazed with a Dose of Confusion
Word for word. When I first tried these games, I must admit, I was a bit confused, but I managed to put all pieces of the puzzle in place. Note, I’m not talking about jigsaw puzzles. As it turns out, some of the most popular casino games amongst online casino players are indeed video slots. And there’s a very good reason for this. Unlike blackjack, roulette or poker, no skill is required to enjoy these flashing marvels of video gaming technology. To be honest, this is why they got my interest in the first place. It’s not like one of my buddies says “hey, have you seen this cool looking Motörhead video slot?”
He had me at “Motörhead” and he lost me with “video slot.” I rushed to my laptop and checked it out. I was surprised by the sheer amount of games that are available, but the one that caught my attention was Motörhead, of course. Oh, by the way, the other game I hinted at earlier portrays Guns N’ Roses and showcases five of their most popular songs. I’m going to go in-depth later on. There’s another thing I must point out: bonuses, new player bonuses. I couldn’t refrain from gorging on those. I also learned that the best part about getting hooked on these bonuses is that there are always new casinos online available!
Play for Fun or Play with Real Money – It’s up to You to Decide!
Another important aspect I must bring forward, which was crucial for my “electrifying metal experience,” was that I was able to test the games without opening my wallet. “Fun Mode” or “Play for Fun” is the button you should click if you want to get a taste of them without spending any money. Nevertheless, after a few minutes of playing I felt I should try my luck with my very own hard-earned money.
If, say, I was forced to make a deposit without being able to play them for fun, I have to admit, I wasn’t going to spend any money. But there’s a big “but.” I liked what I saw, and I made the right decision. Then again, I’m not leading you to spend real money on video games. This was my poison, and I took it!
Take #1 – Motörhead feat. Four of Their Biggest Hits!
First thing’s first. The audio is impeccable! It’s what I expected from a metal band-themed video game. It showcases four of their most popular hits: “Ace of Spades,” “Iron Fist,” “Killed by Death” and “Overkill.” If you truly want to experience what I did, make sure the Rock Mode is on.
WARNING: The game really has a lot of flashing effects and there’s a warning before you start playing the game that it’s not recommended for people with epilepsy.
The “reels” are at the center of attention, but the background setting perfectly fits what you can see on a big stage: big Marshall speakers, stage lighting, etc.
Now, I initially thought that all I’m going to see is spinning reels with no out-of-the-ordinary action. I was so wrong. As it turns out, there are these special symbols that activate these mystery-like features that are rather rewarding. Or, to be frank, that WERE rather rewarding.
I don’t want to be a “party pooper” and I don’t want to bring forward any spoilers. However, I’m definitely going to ruin your Gn’R experience with a few spoilers. I really enjoyed Motörhead, and I want you to enjoy it too. I’ll keep my mouth shut!
Take #2 – “Paradise City”, “November Rain” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
“Welcome to the Jungle” called “Chinese Democracy”. Yeah, these two are also featured in the Guns N’ Roses slot, which, frankly speaking, comes with better game features. I’m not a slot expert, but this surely looks much better than the Motörhead slot. Now, from a metalhead perspective, I prefer the audio of the Motörhead slot, but from a gameplay perspective, speaking as a player, I must say the Gn’R slot looks better.
It’s brighter, and the details are not overwhelming like in the Motörhead slot. But, hey, who am I to talk?! I was just introduced to these strangely entertaining, mildly addicting games.
Axl and Slash steal the spotlight, and they’ve taken their toll on my balance. Initially, they were generous to me, but Campbell and Lemmy were extremely rewarding, both in Fun and Real Money mode.
But wait… Who’s in Charge of These Casinos? It is Safe to Play Online?
When in doubt, it is always a good idea to check who the casino is associated with. As the saying goes – you are who you hang out with, and that goes for casinos as well. If a site has reputable business partners, sponsors and affiliates then we can rest assured they can be trusted with our money. No respectable company, with an established presence and hard-earned reputation, will dare tarnish it by working with crooks and criminals. Apparently, casino collaborations with famous individuals or companies are frequently used as marketing campaigns in the world of video gaming, and they serve as indicators of fair and secure services.
There’s one thing I learned in the span of a decade: if somebody is willing to pay for it, it’s regulated by the authorities, whatever it is, except criminal activities of course. As it turns out, online gaming, or online gambling, is closely monitored by the government and other dedicated online gaming regulators. Why? Because it is one of the stakeholders, the tax authority being the direct stakeholder.
Long story short, even I had my share of doubts regarding this matter. The games are audited, tested and proven fair, at least the ones I played. My buddy, the one who introduced me to these two great video games, (I’m still calling them video games, although he stressed they are video slots), told me to play at licensed online casinos only. Apparently that’s a big deal. The level of security is so great, it’s safe to compare them with stock exchanges (his words, not mine). There are plenty of video games, table games and slots to play online. Be sure to read reviews of casinos online to make sure they are the real deal.
You Said “Real Money” – How Much are We Talking About?
Forget about the James Bond movies and bets that are well beyond six digits. You don’t need a fortune to enjoy these two. Then again, in my buddy’s words, “Try to not get carried away.” The minimum you can put in your balance is usually $/€/£20, but feel free to put in some extra if you like what you see.
Depending on how fortunate you are, $/€/£20 can be turned into a small fortune. If the stars align, your very own metal experience in an online casino might not become life-changing, but it can surely change your day or even your week!
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