Thanks to advances in technology and the wide adoption of broadband pokies have been able to become ever more complex and sophisticated and developers such as Microgaming and Playtech have been able to invest plenty of love and attention to the graphics, sound and design side of their pokies. No longer are we stuck with the plain old pokies from the mid 90s but instead we can pick from a huge range of beautifully presented pokie games that are rich in graphical detail, video footage, 3D effects and animations.
A Video pokie is any pokie that has animation wether this is an animated video intro that sets the scene before and/or during a game or animated symbols on the reels that might move in between spins or when a winning combination is achieved.
If you're going to play pokies then video pokies are well worth seeking out and listed below are a few of our favourite, high quality video pokie games that you can expect to find at popular online casinos. These games are all well trying and you can try out these games for free, of course.
Iron Man 2 Pokie
Playtech Software are well known for their big name branded pokie games and one of their most popular franchises is their Marvel Comic book character based games. Several Marvel licensed games have been developed to date including games featuring The Punisher, Elektra and the Incredible Hulk but we've picked Iron Man 2 as our recommended Playtech Video slot.
This 5 reel, 25 payline slot game builds and improves on its predecessor in every department. Ivan Vanko, Tony Stark and Natalie Rushman all make an appearance in this fantastic pokie and the animations are of a much higher quality than the original Iron Man game. The Iron Man 2 slots game is not only great to look at but features such as wild symbols, scatters, free spins, multipliers, free games, and progressive slot jackpots all help reward the player with engaging and exciting gameplay.
Iron Man can be played for free or real money at Omni Casino
Gonzo's Quest Pokie
From Net Entertainment Software comes Gonzo's Quest a truly stand out title with stunning animated video graphics, and innovative gameplay features. Gonzo's Quest is a 5 reel, 20 payline video pokie starring Gonzola Pizzaro a conquistador on a journey in search of Eldorado, the lost city of gold.
This game has wild and scatter symbols, free spins plus an Avalanche feature which means that any symbols that make up a winning bet line will disappear in a 3D explosion and the gaps they leave are filled with more falling symbols. Symbols will continue to explode and drop creating chains of winning combos. This game both looks fantastic (Gonzo himself, standing to the left of the reels, has some brilliant animations) and plays well. Highly recommended.
Gonzo's Quest pokie can be played for real money or free at ComeOn! Casino
The Dark Knight Pokie
We kick off our recommended video pokies with The Dark Knight slots game. Based on the blockbuster Batman movie franchise that needs no introduction this pokie uses Microgaming Software's Cinematic Spins Technology, allowing gamers to see clips from the films with every spin.
Expanding wilds and win sequences use cinematic clips instead of traditional animated graphics while famous scenes from the film feature throughout the slot.
The Dark Knight pokie has an exciting feature of the game where the two main characters of Batman and Joker appear at any time to award a variety of features and prizes! The Dark Knight game offers the chance to win one of four Progressive Jackpots within a randomly triggered Bonus Wheel feature. Choose one of the two main characters to win one of the following Jackpots:
- Mega Progressive – Wins start from £1 000 000.00
- Major Progressive – Wins start from £10 000.00
- Minor Progressive – Wins start from £100.00
- Mini Progressive – Wins start from £10.00
With quality video footage, movie quality sound plus free spins feature and wild and scatter symbols,The Dark Knight is quite simply a brilliant video pokies and an absolute must play for fans of the film or just anyone who wants to see just how far pokies have progressed as an entertainment medium.
The Dark Knight can be played at all good Microgaming casinos. See our Royal Vegas casino review and JackpotCity casino review & Roxy Palace casino review for details of our recommended Microgaming casinos.
Another incredible video pokie release from Playtech is Gladiator. Based on the smash hit Ridley Scott movie this was one of Playtech's biggest releases in 2008, and Gladiator still looks and feels cutting edge today.
The Gladiator slots game is a five reel, 25 payline game that features awesome presentation; incredible graphics, animation, film footage and movie quality sound all add up to a high class product. Wild symbol, scatter symbol, two bonus games and gamble option ensure Gladiator is a game that deserves plenty of repeat play.
Gladiator can be played at all good Playtech casinos. See our Omni casino review for details of our recommended Playtech casino.
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