When it comes to online gaming, we all have our favorites. Whether we enjoy seeing the world of film brought to life courtesy of some of the talented game designers working at the likes of Microgaming, or the world of fantasy bursting onto our screens to bring our imagination to life, some slots really stick in the mind. This naturally prompts software companies to build upon this success with the development of sequels. Here are three of the best sequels that have built upon successful elements of the originals to create new games worthy of similar levels of respect in the gaming community.
Let’s start with a real cult favorite in the online gambling scene. The success of Avalon prompted Microgaming to put their “epic-themed” hat firmly back on their heads to create a brand new 5-reel, 20-payline video slot sequel.
In a bid to keep the fans of the original happy, the theme focuses once again on Arthurian legend, with players tasked to help King Arthur on his quest for the Holy Grail, but now the game boasts a generous payout percentage of 98.5 percent.
There are a whopping 243 ways to win, with the minimum bet $0.30 and the maximum $7.50. There are eight bonus games to help boost your bankroll, with bonus rounds triggered by landing three or more Grail Cup scatter symbols. Each bonus game like Lake of Legend and Dusky Moors has its own special feature to help players earn extra cash.
Highlights of the game include stunning graphics, including a stand-out map that will appeal to Lord of the Rings fans. According to an Avalon 2 slot game review or two online, the music doesn’t quite hit the high notes of the visuals, but does not detract from solid gameplay.
South Park: Reel Chaos
The original South Park game from Net Entertainment, a game provider that is comfortable with taking risks, proved hugely popular with fans of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s toilet humour-infused comedy franchise (that somehow still remains relevant so many years after it first hit our screens), and the second instalment picks up where that game left off.
Amo a Butters y amo a los capítulos de South Park que el protagoniza pic.twitter.com/GYQFUDoUFu
— Vinnikun (@Vinnikun) 1 April 2017
The return of the South Park boys sees them turned into their superhero alter egos (it’s not as odd as it sounds, actually!). The superhero alter egos are, of course, tasked with taking on Professor Chaos, or Butters as South Park fans know as one of the most pathetic yet lovable characters from the last couple of decades of TV! Bonus games act as build-ups to the Mintberry Crunch Epic Bonus Spins feature, which is triggered by landing bonus symbols on reels one, three, and five.
Iron Man 2
Iron Man was a hugely successful slot game (as well as, of course, a stunning hit movie and comic) but perhaps his finest hour came whilst dressed in gold in a slot machine sequel! Okay, that might be a slight overstatement, but the stunning graphics this slot game boasts makes players instantly feel like they’ve won the jackpot.
Of course, the Marvel multi-level mystery progressive jackpot was always going to be a quick win amongst fans of the original slot game, but the appearance of Iron Man in a gold outfit as the scatter symbol was representative of the little touches that, when combined, represented a significant jump forward from the original game.
Playtech also made the change from 25 to 50 paylines and ensured they accounted for a range of great free games, with an increasing multiplier feature to help ensure that players could get even better value from their session.