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Leading Movie Themed Online Pokies

Movie licenses are the most sought after properties in any industry. Online pokies are no different. With a movie license, developers get instant access to a well-developed set of characters who are instantly recognizable and relatable. They can use the inspirational characters for bonus rounds in clever ways because players are already acquainted with the background story. As a player, you feel an instant emotional connection with the movie-themed pokie because the movie has been a part of your life. The games featured here are some of the most popular pokies and they are based on some of the great movies of the past. As a movie fan and a player, you will enjoy this ride.

NetEnt is one of the big developers in the pokies industry. It can offer some of the well-recognized movie brands to its players due to a lucrative partnership with Universal Studios. It started its illustrious journey into the branded pokies business with Scarface which is based on the theme of director Brian De Palma's 1983 gangster movie. Then, it went to develop Frankenstein based on the 1931 Boris Karloff movie. NetEnt's next two projects were based on TV show's Dallas and South Park but it came back to its movie roots with Creature from the Black Lagoon, a 1954 fantasy monster movie. Dracula, The Invisible Man and Aliens are some of NetEnt's other exclusive titles. You will enjoy playing NetEnt games because this company provides a thrilling experience.

Microgaming is another group in the market to enthrall movie-based pokie lovers. They consider themselves the trailblazers in the industry, and with properties like Jurassic Park, Terminator 2 - Judgement Day and The Dark Knight, they have every right to boast. Microgaming’s visual approach is snazzy and innovative. It intercuts iconic scenes from the original movies and uses original musical scores to make you feel like you are experiencing the stories at a more intimate level. Playing Microgaming pokies will make you nostalgic for the films and you will want to watch them again.

Any discussion about pokies will not be complete without mentioning IGT’s Star Trek. It is based on the original Star Trek crew members and if you are a Trekkie and a pokie player, this one will flabbergast you. When Captain Kirk's voice welcomes you to the enterprise, you will get goosebumps. IGT’s other branded properties include Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Hangover, Grease, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and Godzilla.

Playtech is the winner of the “Best Digital Industry Supplier” in 2016. So, you can expect quality products from this company. Playtech seems to go for heroic themes. Marvel universe's Fantastic Four, Spiderman, X-men, Iron Man, Blade, Daredevil, The Incredible Hulk, Avengers and Captain America will bring out your inner geek. But that is not all. It also has classic movie themed pokies like Rocky, Gladiator and The Mummy. Playtech will keep you playing.

iSoftBet enjoys a smaller niche in the movie-themed business. Still, it has managed to create some fun experiences using properties like Basic Instinct, Platoon and Rambo. The outlier is probably Jackpot Rango, based on the 2011 adventure comedy animation Rango. iSoftBet comes from a mobile development background, and it brings its dazzling color sensibilities to its online experience. The great graphics and the immersive gameplay will keep you entertained.

NextGen Gaming is not a big presence in the movie-themed online pokies.It started with Judge Dredd. It is trying to make headway through thrilling players with Psycho. Psycho provides a visual representation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie complete with a shower scene bonus round. It is a beautiful creation with a tribute to the film noir era.

WMS is a high-quality 3D pokies developer who has an impressive set of titles to keep you wandering from one to another. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Gone with the Wind, Gremlins, The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride, The Wizard of Oz, Top Gun, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are some of its properties. It specializes in bringing quirky, funny and fantastic pokies with an occasional detour into darker territories. You will enjoy the great selection but The Wizard of Oz needs a special mention as this gets a lot of people excited. Oz's eternal battle between good and evil plays out on this medium with great flair.

If you are a cinephile and a pokies lover, the plethora of options above should give you a lot to explore. Of course, this is only scratching the surface. You can probably come up with your own favorite ones. With great movie properties still unexplored and more movies coming out each year, you can expect to see more innovative designs and gameplays in the future. With virtual reality pokies around the corner, you can expect to see an explosion of more movie-themed products. So, keep an eye out for new pokies and always come back here to learn more!

Published October 28, 2016

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