I love my PS4. It’s a beast of a machine. But to be honest, it doesn’t compare to one incredible system out there. I’m talking, of course, about the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Yup, the classic 8-bit game system that started the video game revolution. Sure, there were gaming systems before it, but to me (and millions of people all over the planet) it was the two Italian plumbers who let you into their own world on the NES that truly changed everything.
I would spend hours, days, and weekends playing Super Mario Brothers on my Nintendo as a kid. I’ve tried to source a Nintendo on eBay and have had success finding a few. But I get sick and tired of blowing into those cartridges to make the games work (if you ever had a Nintendo, you know what I’m talking about).
Well, that got me thinking. What classic video games would make for amazing slots games? Obviously, Super Mario is my top pick. Imagine spinning the reels and being able to hit a million coins. Or hit a bonus round by becoming invincible. The possibilities are truly endless.
But this goes beyond Mario. Here are some other picks for great video games that would make for fantastic slots games.
Mario first appeared in Donkey Kong, a game that saw the plumber attempt to climb up a bunch of ladders to the top without getting hit by barrels, which Donkey Kong is rolling down the tilted floor in an attempt to kill you. I think this could make for a really fun online slots game, particularly if the creator were to keep the old-school graphics. Perhaps spinning the reels would tilt to the floors in different directions, allowing you to line up ladders so that you can climb up without hitting boulders. Or perhaps hitting the right symbols allows you to move up a ladder but not doing so drops you down. The possibilities are truly endless.
You played it on your PC. You played it on your Gameboy. You played it on one of those $9.99 portable game systems with just one game. I’m talking, of course, about Tetris, everyone’s favorite game that involved fitting pieces together to complete a line without letting the blocks rise to the top. This single-screen game would make for an incredible slots game. Instead of matching up identical symbols, a slots version of Tetris could involve piecing together blocks that can complete a line. This would be an interesting take on a typical slots game but I think it would be a blast to play.
They say that casino games are changing. They say that slots game need to be more innovative and involving to keep the attention of younger gamblers. So a game that gets them involved like Guitar Hero would not only be nostalgic, but it could also bring new life to the slots floor. Imagine seeing people on the casino floor rock out to their favorite songs while playing slots. Perhaps the guitar playing is limited to bonus rounds, giving players incentive to keep spinning those reels in hopes of hitting the bonus round. Or perhaps playing a string while the reels spin helps up your chances of hitting the jackpot. The possibilities are endless.
What’s your favorite game?
These are my picks for my favorite video games that I would love to see made into slots. What are some of your favorites? Sound off on Facebook or comment below. We’d love to hear about it. And who knows? Maybe our software provider will create one of these games soon.