With so many games and casinos now available online, slots developers really need to push up their game in order to stay ahead of the competition. One of the ways in which this has always been done is by using a creative theme.
Imagine any kind of theme and you can be pretty sure there’s a casino slot out there that fits the description. And certain themes just seem to sell better than others. Superhero-themed slots, for example, are extremely popular, as are slots based on famous films. Yet another example of a theme that never seems to wane in popularity is the fairytale or bedtime story slot.
In this category, slots developer Microgaming undoubtedly leads the way, with its Rhyming Reels series that features just about every fairytale creature you’ve ever heard about. Here’s a quick overview of just a few of the slots in Microgaming’s Rhyming Reels series:
Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts
This five-reel, 30-payline slot is based on the old nonsensical nursery rhyme about the Queen of Hearts who bakes some tarts. Hearts & Tars used to be known as Queen of Hearts but was later changed.
Theme-appropriate symbols include heart-shaped tarts, sexy French maids, and curvaceous queen who clearly represents a risqué play on the word “tart”. These symbols are set against an opulent burgundy background to match the ruby-colour reels.
Rhyming Reels Hearts & Tarts yields payouts of up to 4 000 coins in the base game and 2 400 000 in the bonus game.
Rhyming Reels Jack & Jill
In case it’s not obvious, the Rhyming Reels Jack & Jill is themed after the well-known nursery rhyme about a boy and girl who go up a hill to fetch a pail of water. The symbols and setting are exactly what you would expect – pails of water, the well at the top of the hill, and, of course, the famous Jack and Jill. Microgaming has added a bit of extra spice to this age-old tale by creating a love story between Jack and Jill, which is why there are hearts all over the place.
The game features five reels, 20 paylines, wild and scatter symbols, free spins, and a maximum jackpot of 15 000 coins.
Rhyming Reels Old King Cole
You guessed it – this five-reel, 20-paylines slot is inspired by that merry old soul we heard so much about as children. Microgaming puts a funky 70s twist on this old tale – presumably a play on the word “soul” in the rhyme.
Themed symbols include the king’s crown, a purple pipe, and a gold record, among others. The Rhyming Reels Old King Cole soundtrack is created by an all-girl rock trio, instead of the three fiddlers mentioned in the rhyme. It includes a gamble feature, free spins, scatters, wilds, and a 250x top jackpot payout.
Rhyming Reels: Georgie Porgie Five-Reel Online Slot
Georgie Porgie is a five-reel, 15 payline online slot inspired by that little boy who kissed the girls and made them cry. The theme is modernised with its setting in an American high school, with symbols including tearful young girls, the kiss-stealing Georgie Porgie, and a gang of football jocks, among others. The theme is simple yet colourful and entertaining.
The slot allows just one coin per line and coin values range from 0.01 to 0.10 credits for a max win of 375 000 coins in the free-spins round. The game also features wild and scatter symbols as well as a gamble feature that enables players to double or even quadruple their winnings.
If you’re feeling nostlagic these state of the art slots wil take you back in time, while you win big.