Alongside “Valorant”, the new free-to-play first-person tactical hero shooter developed, published by Riot Games for Windows, inspired by numerous action TV series that evolved into "Counter-Strike", there are so many streaming services and prestige channels available today it seems we are living through a new golden age of television, as game developers adapt popular TV series into a challenging and rewarding entertainment format:
Narcos and its spin-off Narcos: Mexico are two of Netflix’s most popular shows. Released in 2015, the series follows the life and crimes of Pablo Escobar.
It’s no wonder NetEnt decided this series would make a perfect game. The Narcos game has 243 play lines and gives players instant cash rewards. It also has bonuses including free spins and re-spins, as well as walking wilds and extra wilds. It is an energetic, vibrant game with great graphics and a fabulous setting. And, of course, it allows players to win big.
Vikings became an instant classic when it premiered on Canada’s History channel in 2013, based on the Norse sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok. The spin-off, Vikings: Valhalla, was released on Netflix February 2022.
The big action of the show attracted NetEnt to make one of its best cinematic VIP rewards online. Not only does this game look great, but the play is fun. Look out for one of its best features, the free spins round, which gives players 78,125 ways to win. But if you want to win big, look for the Hotspot feature, giving players the opportunity to win 10,000x their stake.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? has been a popular reality TV show for decades in the US and in the UK, where it originated. It’s no wonder the online game the show inspired has been just as popular with players.
One of the biggest appeals of this game is stated directly in the title. It gives people a chance to become millionaires, with a top prize of $1 million. The top prize represents 50,000x a player’s stake. Other great features include the chance of winning up to 50 free spins and unlimited multipliers. And unlike the show, you don’t need to know any trivia to win this game.
Family Guy is one of the most popular animated TV series and one of the longest-running ones. It’s been on the air for more than 20 years, with a fun game version.
Players can collect unique awards from each family member in the game. Fans will also be delighted to see how the game includes the show’s signature satirical humor. Other features to look forward to are extra wilds, free spins and scatters with a potential payout of 1,000x the stake.
Game of Thrones
Everybody has heard of Game of Thrones. With its graphic content, epic story and excellent performances, it is one of the most popular series in the last decade, with a fantastic game version.
The Game of Thrones game offers players two modes. They can choose either 15 play lines or 243 ways to win. The game also features win multipliers, free spins, and stacked symbols that could add up to more wins. The game is operated by Quickfire and Microgaming, offering players the chance to win up to $75,000.
Battlestar Galactica has a large and loyal fan base that spans multiple decades and adaptations. The game based on the show is just as popular.
The video game, powered by Microgaming, offers three gameplay mode. It also has an exciting Ion Storm feature with free spins featuring up to 3x multipliers. Fans also love the many video clips of the show. Even better, players get to unlock additional content in the bonus features.
Survivor is another reality TV show favorite that has dominated the airwaves for decades. It’s only natural that this beloved franchise has its own game.
Big Time Gaming’s Survivor game has many features including increasing wild multipliers, a 100,842 Megaways set up, plus a top prize of 40,000x the stake. The game also has avalanche reels and 15 free spins. The colorful graphics also do a great job of making players feel they’ve been cast off in an exotic locale and ready for adventure.
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