Superheroes and slots: the influence of Marvel on the online gaming industry

Superheroes and slots: the influence of Marvel on the online gaming industry

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Marvel is a fictional universe in which the stories by Marvel Comics take place. Amazing superheroes, such as the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and a host of others, all live in this universe, each with powers beyond human that they use to make the world a better place.

From there, it gets slightly more complicated, with the Marvel universe existing in a “multiverse” that consists of thousands of separate universes. To an extent, each of these is a Marvel universe. To keep things simple, however, we’ll use “Marvel” to apply to its universe as a whole.

The influence of Marvel on gaming

Of course, heroes such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and more have lent themselves well to video gaming and even casino online gaming. Their movement, superpowers and animated form make them ideal protagonists for game designers to create and incorporate into games.

Marvel characters are relatable. The video games, allow players to experience them in a different way. Marvel understand what fans want, delivering blockbuster movies that also make massive amounts of money from the merchandising that accompanies them.

So it’s no surprise that Marvel superheroes and those of rival comic book publisher DC Comics, who have produced heroes including Wonder Woman, Superman and the caped crusader himself, Batman, have found success in the online gambling industry too, especially the world of online slots. Step into an online casino, visit the slots section and there is a chance a superhero-themed game has made it into the offering.

Here are a few to keep an eye open for:

The Dark Knight

The world of slots would not be complete with an entry from the legendary caped crusader. This dark, moody slot, based on the film itself, captures all the grit of Gotham City.

It is a five-reel game with 243 ways to win, plus free spins with a 2x multiplier. Make no mistake about it, though: this game is all about the jackpots. There are four progressive jackpots, to which the standard jackpot of the game pales in comparison. If you are playing at the right time, a win could even make you a millionaire, with the Mega jackpot paying out between $1 and $3 million.

Superman the Movie

Whereas “The Dark Knight” brings Batman up to date, “Superman: The Movie” revels in the nostalgia of the original Superman movies. Think back to the 1970s and Christopher Reeve, as the original Superman, and Gene Hackman as his nemesis, Lex Luthor.

Like “The Dark Knight”, though, this game is about the jackpots, too. It is a five-reeler, has 100 paylines and offers four progressive jackpots. Even if you don’t land one of these jackpots, the standard symbols are impressive enough. Land five Superman symbols and you’ll win 500 times your original stake.

If you can’t get enough of this one, you’ll be pleased to hear there is also a sequel slot, simply titled “Superman II.”

Marvel has a powerful impact on the world of online gaming, leading to games that features its superheroes and those by other publishers, such as DC Comics. Fans cannot resist the opportunity to experience the characters in a different way. Thanks to you the online gaming industry, they do not have to.

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