Step into another world
A rousing soundtrack will add depth and excitement to any media, whether it's a movie, an advert or a videogame, and the same is also true for Action & Adventure Slots. Microgaming's Game of Thrones is a great example of how a soundtrack can take you to another place. The online slot even presents you with an element of roleplay when the free spins feature is triggered: You're faced with a choice of which House to serve, with each house has its own combination of spins, stacked symbols and multipliers.
Another Microgaming slot, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, is a superb example of how an evocative soundtrack can take control of the mood and excitement of the story as you play. Music and elaborate animations highlight the wins in this game, and the way the reels take up almost all of the screen makes it good and clear when playing on mobile and tablet.
The Dark Knight from Playtech cleverly incorporates clips from the movie itself to launch and end its free games feature, during which the soundtrack rises to a crescendo. A cloud of flapping bats obscures the reels for a few moments as you're transported between the main game and the features.
Spoilt for choice
The great thing about Action & Adventure Slots is that they're in a category that crosses easily with others, such as Science Fiction, Ancient Mythology and even Comedy. Blueprint Gaming has captured the nostalgia of 80's movie The Goonies in a short opening animation using images of the original characters, while IGT's Keystone Kops scene-setter is a 3D cartoon animation, initially presenting all the reels of the game as buildings on a road that the 'Kops' drive past. NetEnt's Space Wars brings together an intriguing mix of cartoon adventure to its introductory animation, flying you through an alien landscape to the sound of synthesised otherworldly music, before presenting the reels full of cute aliens, rendered in an artistic style typical of many of the NetEnt free games.
Intelligent use of both sound and visuals certainly make a slot stand out, but it's when those elements are blended into the mechanics of the game that you can really get close to the adventure. Action and Adventure Slots whose storylines lead players into the bonus features, as well as those that have progressive jackpots, are the slots that will immerse you further. A good example of this is the Avalon II Slot from Microgaming, which has its bonus games woven into the adventure theme. Rolling a dice to attempt to put six fragments of sword together in order to reforge Excalibur or choosing a shield offered by a magical knight are just two of a whopping eight bonus games on offer. To add to the magic, Merlin appears in front of the reels and waves his staff to award multipliers and cash prizes before disappearing back into the mists, while beautiful animations and music help you choose your path on your mythical journey. Progressive jackpots are those which continue to increase over time until they're won, which has spawned all sorts of inventive ways for the player to achieve them, ranging from journeys, and explorations to missions and problem solving.
So, wherever you want to go - into the Wild West, down to the depths of the sea, back into the mists of time or be flung far into the future, the Action & Adventure Slots category is the first place you should look for inspiration. Relive old movies and TV programs through licensed slots, play in the company of your favourite superhero, or get to know unique and original characters and locations through the inventive minds of some of the great slots developers.
With the wide range of slots that come under the umbrella of Action and Adventure, you're sure to find just the game to suit you, and with the fabulous graphics, animation and attention to detail, you'll soon be immersed in the adventure world of your choice.