New Marketing Trend: Branded Slot Machines Featuring The Biggest Stars of Metal
So, you love metal? We have some good news: metal can improve your mental health, and even your immune system! As any metalhead will tell you, aggressive music gives us a chance to let out our anger and other strong emotions in a healthy way.
In the casino space, metal is one of the most respected genres of music, as both pastimes go hand in hand as methods of taking a break from the pressures of life. Several popular metal and rock stars even have their own slot machines; continue reading to learn more.
#1: Ozzy Osbourne by NetEnt
Most rock music fans know Ozzy for hits like “Crazy Train,” “Shot in the Dark” and “I Don’t Know,” or, of course, his infamous early ’00s reality TV show. But if you love casino games, you also know about the Ozzy Osbourne slot machine. It’s a mobile-responsive slot with five reels and 20 paylines.
Designed by NetEnt, the Ozzy Osbourne slot features colorful graphics, smooth mechanics and a Gothic theme centered around the Prince of Darkness. Although it’s not the best paying slot online, Ozzy has a Return to Player (RTP) of 96%.
Minimum bets start at $0.20 although you need to spend at least $0.40 to qualify for a bonus round. The bonus round activates 5x and 7x multipliers instead of the regular 2x and 5x multipliers. Then there’s a free spins feature and a symbol charge up.
The charge up is arguably the best feature in the game. It has a coin reveal which multiplies your profits by three. Then there’s a wild that transforms all symbols on the reels. There’s also a unique multiplied and an upgrade that exchanges a low value symbol with a high value symbol.
#2: Demon by Play’n GO
The long-running band Demon are often included in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal to arise in the ’70s and on into the ’80s. Unsurprisingly, someone chose to honor the band with a slot machine that came out in 2019.
The game comes with a 96% RTP, a maximum payout of 2500x your stake and an autoplay feature. It’s beautiful by design, and highly rewarding in the bonus round. With scatters and wilds on the reels, you could hit up to 16.6x your stake.
The best part is that Demon gives you lots of ways to win. You might not hit the millions of dollars casino jackpots like Mega Fortune promises, but you can trigger small wins by landing various symbols in the game.
#3: House of Doom by Play’n GO
If you’re a big Candlemass fan, you know these lyrics: “Welcome to the house of doom, A church of evil, a labyrinth of rooms.” They’re dark, surreal yet befitting of a heavy metal song. Needless to say, they’re good enough to warrant a slot machine, too.
The game comes from Swedish software provider Play’n GO. At first sight, this slot looks more of a horror game than a slot inspired by music. Special features like Skulls of Abyss, Hellgate and Doom Spins might sound spooky.
But they’re exactly what you need to look for while playing this slot. For example, the Seer symbol pays out 100x your stake if it appears on all reels. On the flip side, you can win 20x with the Skulls of Abyss bonus game. Or you could trigger 10 free spins during the Doom Spins’ feature.
#4: Sabaton by Play’n GO
Sabaton was Play’n GO’s first branded slot. It’s the reason the developer fell in love with branded games; its success inspired partnerships with other bands, including some of the names we highlight here.
One of the reasons Sabaton succeeded is due to it generosity. Not many branded slots payout as much money as this game; it has a maximum payout of 5000x your stake. Sabaton (the game) also pays homage to Sabaton (the band) to the core: explosives, war tanks, guns and rotating machine guns.
Joakim Brodén, Sabaton’s main man, is the best symbol in the game. When he appears on three or more reels, he replaces existing symbols with winning icons. On the flip side, the Coat of Arms acts as a scatter symbol and triggers battalion free spins.
#5: Twisted Sister Slot
After creating most of its slots with a 5×3 format, Play’n GO spiced things a little bit with a 6×6 grid on the Twisted Sister slot. This is after all, Twisted Sister’s official game, so it had to be good. It’s also cheap to play, with bets ranging between $0.10 and $100.
Armed with a 96% RTP and a maximum payout of 4500x, this isn’t just a game you play for fun. It’s a game you play to win. Winning means triggering all the right symbols, which leads to real money profits, free spins or multipliers.
Activate the yellow band member (that’d be frontman Dee Snider) and you could win up to 250x thanks to a cascading reels’ feature. Trigger the blue, green or orange band members, and you’re looking at 100x, 120x or 150x your stake.
#6: Jimi Hendrix by NetEnt
Jimi Hendrix was born to play guitar. He began playing the instrument from a young age, and made it his career after he left the military. Although Jimi had a short career that ended tragically at just 27 years old, he’s often ranked as one of the most talented guitar players of all time.
So, naturally, Jimi deserves a slot named after him. NetEnt owns the right to the Jimi Hendrix slot. And to be fair, they created a good game. It has an above average RTP of 96%. It comes with 20 paylines and a 5×3 grid. Sadly, the maximum you can win from this slot is 400x your stake.
#7: Guns N’ Roses by NetEnt
Guns N’ Roses have arguably the most popular rock-themed slot. It’s popular among all slot fans and not just those who love the music.
One of the reasons for its popularity is that it’s feature-rich. Also, all you need is to place a bet of between 20 cents and $200. You can play the game manually or utilize the autoplay function. You can also choose a song to listen to while playing, such as “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle” or even cuts from Chinese Democracy.
Find Axl for the best rewards in the game: 37.5x your stake if he appears on all reels. Also, ensure you trigger the bonus round for a series of even more rewards.
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