The explosion in the popularity of online casino games in recent years means that there are now a number of highly successful and high-performing game developers in the industry. From companies that have been around since the start of online gaming, to newer studios that have quickly grown to satisfy player demand, the industry is now home to a number of big players who release a steady stream of new titles for gaming fans to enjoy.
Evolution is widely regarded as one of the top developers of online casino games in the world right now. Famous for its live casino products, Evolution has recently been making acquisitions that give it a greater foothold in the slot gaming category. The company acquired Sweden’s NetEnt in 2020, along with Red Tiger, and more recently Evolution has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Time Gaming.
The acquisition will enable Evolution to take advantage of popular game titles such as Bonanza, as well as giving it access to the popular Megaways mechanic which was developed by BTG. By adding BTG to their portfolio, Evolution will be strengthening their position in the industry as one of the leading providers of casino games.
Throughout the years there have been a wide range of games that have been inspired by popular video games, board games, and television game shows. Big slot game developers such as Evolution and BTG have been inspired to create their own online slot games and live games based on them too.
From iconic board games to much-loved television game shows, here are just some games that these developers have created.
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal has been such a popular game show with television audiences that there have been multiple versions produced around the globe. In the United Kingdom, the version of the game show was hosted by Noel Edmonds and aired for thirteen series. Contestants have to go through 22 boxes, each containing prize money, to try and find the top prize.
They can either gamble on having a high amount in their chosen box, or consider taking the offer given to them by ‘the Banker’. The popular prize money show aired for eleven years in the UK and had over 3000 episodes. Inspired by the popular game show, Evolution created an exclusive online live version of the hit show. The Deal or No Deal Live game is a unique and multi-layered game that adults can enjoy, giving a real sense of the tension the TV show was famous for.
Players in the United Kingdom need to be 18+ to play and can join in on the game from either their mobiles or desktops and start eliminating the suitcases one by one. Just like the television show, players can try to get the top prize or consider the banker’s offer. Evolution has been redefining live casino entertainment with games like Deal Or No Deal Live for adults to play.
Although it’s a game that was created in 1935, Monopoly’s popularity over the years has meant that it is still a much-loved game to this day. Published by Hasbro, it’s a landlord game where players buy and trade properties and develop them with houses and hotels. Each player collects rent from others and the goal is to drive them into bankruptcy and be the last standing player to win the game.
The game can cause quite a few arguments with players fighting for properties but it’s a popular family game that has stood the test of time. It’s been one of the most successful board games over the years and has had a number of variations created too. A couple of years ago the game was also developed into a mobile game with Marmalade Game Studio creating the Monopoly mobile game for iOS and Android devices.
As well as mobile game versions, there have also been slot games created that have been inspired by the popular board game. The Monopoly Megaways slot game by Big Time Gaming was inspired by the board game and can be played at online casinos in the UK. Meanwhile, Evolution has also developed a variety of live casino game show games including Monopoly Live, which sees players pick up prizes as Mr. Monopoly moves around a virtual board in a game hosted by a live presenter.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Similar to Deal or No Deal and other popular shows, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is a show that has been developed for television audiences around the world. The British version of the show first aired in 1998 with Chris Tarrant as the host, and the show is currently hosted by Jeremy Clarkson in the UK.
Players take to the seat and are tested on their general knowledge with multiple-choice questions, hoping to win the big prize money of £1m. Contestants have a limited number of lifelines that act as safety nets to help them answer the most difficult questions and stay in the game.
The game is a tough one to play with not many players winning the big £1m prize money. As of 2020, there have only been six millionaire winners from the British television version. It was such a popular show with viewers that it was revived a few years later after the original series ended in 2014. The show has also been noted as one of the most significant shows in British pop culture. Because Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has played such a big part in television, it is no wonder that it has had a few game adaptations over the years.
The show has inspired games of the same name for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Wii and many more, as well as versions created for mobile. The television show has also influenced slot game developers too, such as Big Time Gaming who launched a Megaways slot game of the same name in 2018, which was initially exclusive to LeoVegas. There are a number of ways for players to win the Magaways slot and they can even experience using the famous game show lifelines for themselves.