In an age of remakes and spinoffs, it can be tough to find new worlds and original stories on the small or big screen. Apparently, executives have made the bizarre decisions to remake The Crow, Starship Troopers, and the first-ever recipient of the Academy Award for best makeup, An American Werewolf in London. On TV, we’ve seen the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air given a new spin, and a Game of Thrones spinoff make it past its pilot.
With all of this going on, it makes sense that production companies think that nostalgia trips are the way forward, despite very little being offered for a balanced argument. Perhaps it’s this that has people leaning back on original, trusted creations of the past, movies that have stood the test of time, and series that proved to be groundbreaking.
Now, two iconic franchises have given the green light to Playtech Origins to create official slot games for their fans, with the classic movie and modern TV great available at the online casino for real cash. Here’s how they play out on the platform and why the two properties were strong picks for the development team.
The Walking Dead: Online Slot
With the core series of The Walking Dead in the books following the conclusion of Season 11, there isn’t any doubt that it will go down as one of the most impactful TV shows of its time, and now it has a slot game. The medium volatility, 94.12 percent RTP slot features Michonne, Rick, Daryl, Negan, and Carol as its high-paying symbols, but really, it’s all about unlocking The Tower with its special multipliers and prizes.
Since it started in 2010, many smash-hit TV shows have come and gone, with Game of Thrones being the most notable, but what’s special about The Walking Dead is how small scale it was, at least initially. As said by the actor of Morgan, Lennie James, it became such an unlikely phenomenal success and expanded the scope of what’s possible on television.
The Mummy: Books of Amun Ra
Don’t worry; this slot is drawn from the 1999 adventure-comedy The Mummy, not the Tom Cruise-led reboot of 2017 – although both do feature the Book of Amun Ra. This 95.97 percent RTP and high-volatility slot is set within an ancient Egyptian tomb, featuring Rick and Evy in the base game, as well as special free spin games for the lead duo, the cursed Imhotep, the Scorpion King, and Anck-Su-Namun, with each offering different features.
The Mummy is the film that cemented Brendan Fraser as a big name in Hollywood, with his near-classic action hero physique being pitch-perfectly countered by his boyish reactions to near-misses. It’s his mild buffoonery alongside the very logical role of Rachel Weisz that set the stage for many superhero dynamics to come. More than anything, though, it’s a film that has aged very well, with its kind of campy action being the carefree entertainment that’s rather rare nowadays.
Given the prominence of The Walking Dead and how good The Mummy still is even compared to many modern films in the same vein – especially the reboot – it makes sense that they’d become prime properties for the online slot games treatment.