Five Successful Multi-platform Video Game Franchises
There are many examples of highly successful games console titles which have translated impressively in the world of iGaming. As video gaming has become such an integral part of 21st-century entertainment, it’s unsurprising that popular console games are equally as successful in the form of online casino games.
You only have to take a quick peek at the online slots at William Hill Games to notice more than a handful of games based on the favourite characters and settings of gamers around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the most successful video games that have become multi-platform successes on media such as online casinos.
Since 1996, Tomb Raider has been a staple diet for even the most casual gamer. It took the PC and PlayStation by storm with Lara Croft, a female protagonist who is both intelligent and physical and driven to fulfil her ambitions at any cost. Worldwide, the Tomb Raider series has sold more than 58 million copies and has long been heralded as one of the innovators of the action-adventure gaming category.
The Hitman series is all about Agent 47; arguably one of the most recognisable computer game protagonists of the 21st century. Developed by Danish studio, IO Interactive, their six games across multiple consoles and platforms have taken the stealth gaming genre by storm. The Hitman slot game features symbols taken directly from the video games, making it easy for Hitman fanatics to continue to enjoy the action through iGaming.
The award-winning adventure video games of Sherlock Holmes have enchanted fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated character. All 11 of the puzzle-based games require players to solve clues and tie up mysteries as Holmes himself in either first or third-person perspective. The 3D slot game translates really well from the console versions, with ‘Mystery Multipliers’ that will surprise you throughout the game, magnifying wins by up to 10x.
In this decade alone, there have been a whopping seven Jurassic Park computer game titles released across a range of consoles and mobile operating systems. An eighth is on its way next summer on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, based on the 2015 film, Jurassic World. There’s no doubt that many gamers are still in enchanted by the 1993 original film, which has seen a 3D slot game developed based on it with parallax scrolling effects and dinosaurs by iGaming pioneers Microgaming.
The Battlestar Galactica franchise first reached our video game screens in 2003 on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, bringing age-old sci-fi lovers to the edge of their seats thanks to the graphics based on the original TV series from back in 1978. It has since become a very popular free-to-play, browser-based MMO game, boasting more than two million registered players. The popularity of the franchise has seen it transfer well into the iGaming sector, with a multi-faceted video slot featuring three exciting playing modes and a return to player (RTP) percentage of up to 97%.
A combination of emerging mobile gaming trends and the utilization of HTML5 technology has made 3D slot games more engaging than ever before. Fusing the favourite video games console characters of our generation with state-of-the-art iGaming software has created the ideal online gambling experience.
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