Are you, like us, fascinated by the fascination of the slots world with world history? We wondered if it would be possible to time-travel from the earliest recorded time to the present day via slot titles.
We’ve given it our best shot and tried to come up with quality games to fit our silly framing, but if you think you can do better then have a go!
1 – Prehistoric Story
We start with a love story of a sort in the age before writing – that’s what prehistoric means. For slot designers that means jungles, animal skin costumes, and lots of supposedly prehistoric monsters and tools on the paytable. The bonus game is a fun rhino pick game, and the illustrations are great fun.
2 – Ancient Egypt
We’re more in the world of Liz Taylor than the actual ancient dynasties of Egypt here, but there are so many Egyptian titles to choose from that you’ll be browsing for hours. This game came out in 2018 and is a decent example of the genre, featuring the usual suspects from the Egyptian pantheon of gods on the reels and a decent top prize too.
3 – Age of the Gods God of Storms
We have to use one of the most popular and innovative game series in recent history to take us into the age of Classical Antiquity, which the designers are Playtech Vikings have decided is the Age of the Gods. This game is in the mould of the series, with its mythic and military framings, and has a superb top prize to tempt you to time travel.
4 – Arena of Gold
Once the Greek civilization had had its moment in the sun then we find ourselves among the Romans who were… who were many things, including enormous fans of very bloodthirsty “entertainment”. Arena of Gold is a Hollywood take on the gladiator tale – sadly not Spartacus, the rebellious revolutionary on this occasion – with coloured fighters taking up the top paying slots in the paytable, with Caesar above it all.
5 – Wu Xing
It can be hard to place Chinese and East Asian-themed games into a timeline – not that we’re preparing a university-level project here – as they are so often themed around broader philosophical concepts or myths rather than specific historic events. Wu Xing though is a philosophical system of five elements that has its roots in the Han Dynasty, one of the first major dynasties of ancient China and around the time of the Roman Empire.