Many slot machines have a familiar and often quite used theme, and it can sometimes get a little boring looking at the usual themes. Who hasn’t played a slot with an Irish leprechaun or a treasure hunter (Book of Dead?). There are also a ton of Starburst clones on the market.
One way to avoid the most common themes is to create a “branded” slot machine. More and more game developers are going for so-called “branded” games, as the themes cannot be copied as easily. The games are based on an existing theme, typically taken from film, television, music, sport or otherwise part of popular culture. These themes are subject to rights, so in many ways they are easier for game developers and game providers to differentiate from the many off-the-shelf products.
A well-known and popular theme is superheroes. Superheroes are popular with most people, and in a busy everyday life we all want to dream ourselves away from the hustle and bustle and into the alluring worlds of superheroes. Games are in many ways also a form of escapism, and when you add a familiar superhero, you can achieve just the right mix of entertainment, security and excitement.
Justice League – you can’t save the world alone
The Justice League slot is based on the well-known 2017 blockbuster starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot. The game features no less than six superheroes: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash.
The 2019 slot is packed with neat details, and it’s worth mentioning the superhero spins and free spins feature. It’s clear that the game is very new – it’s advanced in the cool way!
The free spins feature is all about getting three scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5, giving you a choice of six superheroes. Depending on the superhero you choose, you now play with extra “superpowers” as long as you are in superhero “mode”. The six superheroes can use their powers to turn symbols into Wild symbols. Flash gives you 15 free spins, Cyborg gives 12 free spins, Aquaman gives 10 free spins, Wonder Woman gives seven free spins, Superman gives you five spins, and finally Batman gives two free spins. So it doesn’t really matter which superhero helps you on your way to the big win.
It’s certainly worth mentioning the four jackpots too. The game is linked to the DC Comics jackpot pool, so you have the chance to win one of the four jackpots (Grand, Major, Minor and Mini). At the time of writing, the biggest jackpot has an impressive £6 million first prize, and you can win it on any bet (of any size) in the game.