Wizards and Dragons
With scenes that are reminiscent of Lord of the Rings, many fantasy slots take players on a journey with the help of a trusted wizard companion. The wizard can be the key to unlocking riches on the quest and can use his magic to protect you from those who try to prevent your balance from rising. Titles such as The Wiz, World of Wizard and The Alchemist all include a wizard - something which is extremely common in this type of slot.
Another popular feature of Fantasy Slots is the dragon. Rarely seen as a positive inclusion, the dragon is usually a fire-breathing scare tactic to stop players from taking the big prizes. However, they can often be tamed to help you on your journey. If you like the idea of fighting against, or even alongside, these majestic beasts, you should check out Dragon Champions, Dragons Myth and Dragon Sisters.
Fairytale slots are often seen as a more positive and light-hearted inclusion to the fantasy slots theme, with traditional tales of good overcoming bad. There is a wide range of slots which fit neatly into this genre, with Prince Charming, Magic Mirror, Big Bad Wolf, Ever After, The Glass Slipper and Pinocchio being just some of the most popular. Those who want to see some of their favourite fairytale characters in slot form can narrow down their choice by looking into the stand-alone Fairytale theme, but the use of magical characters and beautiful settings also make them an important part of the fantasy theme.
Fantasy is all about entering another world which includes elements that you would not otherwise see. This means that as part of the fantasy theme you can expect to see a whole bunch of curious creatures lurking on the reels. From the beautiful characters featured in Pixies of the Forest, Mermaids Millions and Charms of the Sea to the unsightly critters found in Trolls Bridge, Gnomes Gems and Chibeasties, there is a whole other world of fantastical beasts that are worth spinning the reels to uncover.
The Great Battles
Fantasy Slots are known for including some of the most detailed and beautiful graphics on the slot market, with castles, mountains, forests and ruins included as some common settings. Many of these slots follow battles, either historic or mythological, each with their own ways of drawing players in. Within this sub-category you will find Thor’s Lightening, Forsaken Kingdom, Legends of the Sea, Mighty Arthur, Avalon and Ragnarok.
TV and Film Fantasy Slots
The fantasy theme is not only popular in slots, as TV shows, films and books are finding huge audiences wanting to immerse themselves in another world. Many of these have been turned into online slots, with Game of Thrones, Highlander and several versions of Wizard of Oz available to play. Players will be able to see familiar characters, scenes and props that were used on screen and can use them to help land a decent prize as they play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Some of the Most Popular Fantasy Slots
Temple Tumble Megaways
In amongst the popular slots from Big Time Gaming is Temple Tumble Megaways. Megaways slots are always well liked, particularly when there are up to 46,656 different ways to win. You can expect to find tumbling reels, free spins and multipliers as you journey through an Aztec temple. Whilst not known particularly for their creation of fantasy slots, Big Time Gaming also include Dragon Born and Faeries Fortune as part of their collection.
If you like the traditional style of slot yet still enjoy the features that many modern slots bring, then this Microgaming slot is for you. There are many Scatter Symbols Slots on the market right now, with many offering free spins. Mermaid’s Millions does just that with the mermaid scatter awarding players with 10 free spins and an attractive multiplier. There is also a bonus round which features treasure chests containing various prizes.
With a real ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ feel, this slot from software providers Microgaming sees players accompany a young girl and her pet dragon as she tries to capture the not-so-friendly dragons to win prizes. On your journey, you will find wilds, free spins and a further bonus game with fixed wilds and additional free spins which can be won from either side of the reels. The graphics are great, and it fits into the fantasy theme perfectly.
This 20-payline Rabcat slot is based on the legend of King Arthur and looks just as you would expect a fantasy slot to look. The 3D graphics are excellent, with Arthur keeping watch as he waits for you to spin the reels. There are plenty of features, including impressive bonus games that will award you with free spins and multipliers as you look to increase your balance.