11 TV Show Themed Slot Machines
Television series have for decades been a way for families to gather together in the evening and sit and watch TV and spend some quality time together. These shows usually have a long run on TV that can go on for many seasons.
The shows in this blog post are some of the most popular shows to ever be on television. They range from the down and dirty world of bikers to the sweet wholesome shows of the past. One thing all of these shows have in common is the amazing slot machines that have been developed based on them. (We’ve written about slots based on books in the past, too.)
The games I’m featuring are all based on hit television shows that are sure to have a huge fan base which for the slot games gives them a great chance of being successful in both land based and online casinos. Some of the games at this point are still fairly new and can only be found in land based casinos but might become available online at some point in the future.
I can’t wait to delve into these games and hope you find a game that you can’t wait to try out by reading this post. So let’s get to it.
1. 24 Slot Machine
In 2001 Fox came out with a new show called 24. It was based on one man, Jack Bauer, and the events that take place in his life in a 24 hour period. Each show of the series would take you through an action packed thrill ride and end with a cliff hanger successfully hooking you for the next episode.
The game is set up to do that as well with great winning opportunities and awesome special features. You’re going want to come back and play the game over and over. The game is a 5 reel game that has 10 available pay lines. The betting options are low, which allow for anyone to spend a little time playing the game. You can place the minimum bet of .01 or go for the max of $2.00 per pay line based on your own comfort level.
The symbols found in the game include Jack Bauer himself as the highest paying symbol. Then you have other symbols like his CTU badge, gun, and the regular poker symbols that round out the group.
The scatter symbol for this game is a little different than the ones found in other slot games out there. For this game if you get three or more of these symbols on the reels you get an automatic win. You stand to win between 100 and 500 coins depending on the number of symbols on the reels.
When you see the 24 logo on the reels it replaces any other symbol besides the scatter symbol to help you create winning combinations. This wild has a few other things that make it special. When this symbol appears it only shows up on reels 2, 3, and 4 but when it’s there it automatically changes between one and three other symbols on the reels into wilds as well; but that’s not all because you also get an automatic re-spin with this feature.
The bonus round for this game is triggered in a completely original way but the best part about it is that it fits the theme of the game and the show to a T. When you start playing the game the time counter found in the top right corner of the screen is set to 24:00 and as you spin the reels minutes are removed from the time. The minutes can be removed in small increments or larger ones. When the counter gets to zero you trigger the bonus game.
When you get to the bonus game you see Jack Bauer hiding behind a wall and as he stands up he’s faced with multiple terrorists. Your job is to help Jack kill these foes and for every one you shoot you win an instant cash prize. As you shoot if you get three matching colors you get the chance to win the bonus cash prize of 10,000 coins. This game is great and makes you feel like you’re really there with Jack killing all the bad guys.
For 24 fans this game is the perfect representation of their favorite shows. I wasn’t ever a real big fan of the show but this game is one I definitely see myself playing again in the future and with all the special features you just can’t go wrong with this game.
2. Baywatch Slot Machine
In the early 90’s there was a show that brought everyone together to watch the lifeguards of Baywatch keep the beaches of California safe for all the beach goers each week. The show had something for everyone.
The show was full of beautiful girls in small red bathing suits for the boys and the hot well-built shirtless guys for the girls to enjoy watching. This wasn’t all though; the show had some great story lines and celebrity appearances that made the show a huge draw during its run on TV.
The game has a beach themed atmosphere that includes a clear blue sky and a sandy yellow beach. To top the game’s atmosphere off you have the sounds of the ocean and waves crashing on the shore to round out the game.
The symbols in the game represent some of the most recognizable characters from the show. Pamela Anderson, Yasmin Bleeth, and David Charvet all make an appearance along with the watch house, surfers, and life savers. Get any of these symbols in a combination of three or more on an active pay line and you’re in for some rewards.
This game comes with 20 pay lines and 5 reels for you to play on. These 20 pay lines increase your chances of winning on each spin. Pamela Anderson is the wild symbol for the game and she subs for any other symbol except the scatter symbol.
The watch towers is the scatter symbol for the game; get three or more of these on the reels in a single spin and trigger the Baywatch free spin bonus. You’re awarded 12 free spins that come with wilds that help increase your prizes.
During the free spins if you get any of the center reels filled up with lifeguard wilds you trigger the extra bonus game. The game has three extra bonus games that you can trigger. One is the Caroline Holden bonus that gives you six extra spins and triples all prizes.
Next you have the Matt Brody Bonus and he too gives you six extra spins. But Matt’s not done there; he also gives you extra wilds on reel number 1 for the first three spins, then another on reel 3 for spins four and five, and then another wild on reel five for the remaining one spin.
The third extra bonus features the bad girl of the show Neely Capshaw. Her bonus includes the same six extra spins and adds a 2x multiplier from the start to any wins achieved. When Neely appears on the reels she increases the multiplier by one every time.
If you thought that was the end of the great bonuses for this game you’d be wrong. When you get the Rescue symbol on reel number 5 you get to choose between two of the bonuses; either stay and play CJ’s free spins with sticky wilds or take your chances with the lifeguard mini game matching symbols to reveal cash prizes.
This game is jam packed with features and great symbols that bring the big hit TV show back to life. The only thing missing from the game is David Hasselhoff. I’m not sure why they would’ve left out his character since he was a huge part of the show and its popularity but even with him missing this game is amazing and one that once you play you won’t want to stop.
3. Beverly Hills 90210 Slot Game
In 1990 Fox brought out a show that appealed to all the teenage girls in the nation. Beverly Hills 90210 followed the kids from West Beverly High School through all kinds of trials and tribulations over its life time.
It followed the characters through relationship pains and through many issues that every teenager and young adult could relate with. This is why the show has such a huge cult like following.
The show made stars of many unknown actors and actresses and the characters they portrayed became household names so it only makes sense that the designers of the game would include all the major characters from the show in photo type symbols.
The game is a 5 reel game and has 243 ways for you to win. The betting options vary with a maximum bet set at 50 credits. You also have the auto play option that can play the reels 50 times without stopping.
The symbols for the game include characters Brandon Walsh, Kelly Taylor, Donna Martin, David Silver, and Steve Sanders along with sidewalk stars and poker card symbols. Brandon is the highest paying symbol of the game, with a max pay out at 500 coins for a combination of five.
The wilds symbol for the game is the red sports car. When it appears on the reels it subs for any symbol besides the scatter symbol. The scatter symbol is the title symbol and it activates the free spins when you get three or more on the reels at the same time.
When you trigger the free spins you get to view a scene from the show and are then given a choice between the girl’s bonus and the boy’s bonus. Each of the bonus games comes with a different amount of free spins. If you choose the girls you see five symbols on the reels turned wild by a kiss from the girls. If you choose the boys a football will turn three entire reels into wilds.
The number of free spins you receive is based on the number of scatters you had on the reels to trigger the game. You can be awarded between eight and 25 spins based on this number. You’re also awarded a multiplier that can range between five times and 30 times based on the number of scatter symbols.
As a fan of the show I found the game is a great representation of this iconic show. The only disappointment for me in the game was the absence of the two main characters Dylan and Brenda. The show really was based around those two for such a huge part of the run, leaving them out of the game just seems wrong to me. Other than this misstep the designers did a great job with every other aspect from the graphics to the special features.
4. CSI Slot Machine
With the premier of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation a whole new era in television was born. The release of this show brought with it multiple spin offs that took us all over the country along with many other shows that had the same base theme. CSI had a long run as one of CBS’s top rated shows and had memorable cases along with unforgettable characters.
The CSI slot machine game is a 30 pay line 5 reel slot game that includes a great base game and incredible special features. The game also has a great betting range that starts at .01 per pay line per spin.
The symbols found in the game include the main characters such as Captain Brass, Catherine Willows, D.B. Russell, and Greg Sanders along with DNA strands and many others.
The special features are really what set this game apart from the others on the market. The game comes with three different bonuses that can be triggered. The Trace Evidence bonus is triggered when you get the trace evidence symbol on the 5th reel. When this feature is triggered the base game goes completely dark and you use a flashlight to find wilds that award you great pay outs.
The second bonus feature is the Crime Lab Pick Bonus game. This bonus is triggered when you get three or more crime scene photos on the reels. This game lets you scan fingerprints found at a crime scene and to then look through the database for a match. When you get a match you can return to the crime scene to look for more evidence and fingerprints. Each area you investigate reveals a number of credits that are awarded to you.
The third bonus game is the Crime Lab Free Spins game. If you find at least three pieces of evidence in the Crime Scene Pick bonus you trigger this feature. As you play this game DNA strands appear on the reels and when they do they add multipliers to your wins.
As the pioneer for the crime and suspense dramas that are so popular on television today CSI was bound to find its way to the gambling world. I’m so glad it did because this game is fun to play and the special features keep the game exciting the entire time you play.
5. Sex and the City Slot Machine
HBO had their first hit series with Sex and the City. The show followed a group of four friends in New York City through the issues that middle aged woman face when it comes to relationships and job requirements, and made Carrie Bradshaw a role model for many women.
Sex and the City has 35 pay line on a 5 reel game. You have great betting options that start as low as .01 and can be changed before each spin depending on how much you want to put on the reels. The game comes with special features, great base game, and five progressive jackpots up for grabs.
The game is a multiplayer game but can also be played by a single player. The game allows for up to four people to play the game at the same time allowing the players to choose which of the four main characters you want to play as. You can choose from Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. With this choice you’re determining which of the bonus rounds are linked to your game.
Along with the main characters you’ll find other symbols on the reels such as diamond rings, purple heels, and Cosmo magazine, Mr. Big, a Limo and a high fashion handbag. When you get the Pink Heart on the reels three times or more this triggers the bonus game for you.
As you play you hear sound clips from the show that deliver some of the most memorable quotes and of course the sound track of the series plays while you play.
Another great feature IGT included in this game is the tumbling reels feature. When you get a winning combination the symbols are removed from the reels and the symbols above them tumble down into place ready to make more winning combinations. This feature continues until no winning combinations are completed.
The bonus features found in the game include Simply Fabulous in which you choose from several ring boxes to find a number between zero and nine. You repeat the same process three times and the numbers you received form a three digit number and that number is your award for this game.
Change of Dress is another bonus feature that you play as one of the four characters and must match the hidden outfits to the images on the right side of the screen. Each of the dresses has a free spin and multiplier amount attached to it.
Hello Lover is yet another feature that brings the ladies love of all things fashion to the fore front of the game. This game is all about the shoes. To begin the game you’re given several shoe boxes that hold images of the girls with their favorite shoes. Each image awards free spins and during these spins your chosen girl becomes a locking symbol and when the free spins complete your reward is based on the number of symbols on the reels.
Last but not least, you have the Perfect Gift bonus. In this bonus game you’re awarded free credits based on the symbols on the reels. For this game you get different symbols; some of which are a Yellow Rose, Chocolate Box, Champagne, and Clothes. When the game is finished you’re returned to the base game to continue playing.
Sex and the City is one of the most popular shows to ever be on television. It was based on a book and has taken on a life of its own in the years since its release. The development of the slot machine only increases its popularity and gives girls who loved the show something to do the next time they’re in the casino with you.
6. Star Trek Slot Machine
Star Trek is one of the most popular science fiction television series of all time. It has a huge fan base known as Trekies. Most of these fans are hard core fans so it’s imperative that anything based on this show is up to the task of making these fans happy.
The Star Trek slot machine developed by IGT did just that.
The game is a 5 reel game with 30 available pay lines. The betting options for the game range from .01 to $10 per line. This gives you a minimum bet of 30 cents per spin and a max bet of $300 per spin.
The game follows the design of the original show and like the show the graphics for this game are just as great as those that caught the attention of the viewer’s when it first aired.
The symbols used in the game feature Captain James Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and Uhura. Along with these main characters you find the common poker symbols as well. The symbols that represent the characters of the show are official images from the show instead of character drawings like in some other show based slot machines.
The game comes with special feature symbols like the wild and scatter symbols. The wild is represented by the Star Trek logo which gives it the ability to sub for any other symbols except the scatter symbol. The scatter symbol activates the bonus round when you get two or more of the blue Bonus symbols on the reels.
When the bonus is triggered you’re transferred to the Captain Kirk Free Spin Bonus where you’re awarded six free spins. This round also triples all of your pay outs. The free spins can be re-triggered up to the max available of 250 free spins.
Fans of the show are going to flock to this game not only because of the theme but because it reflects the show really well. Add in all the great pay outs and special features and everyone, even if you aren’t a fan of the show, will find that this game has something for them.
7. Judge Judy Slot Machine
Over the years day time television has had many different shows that show how civil suits are handled in a court of law. We all remember watching People’s Court when we were home sick from school. These days there are so many different court related shows on during the day that you can jump back and forth and get your fill of people getting made to look like idiots by the judges.
No one does this in a better way than Judge Judith Sheindlin. Judge Judy is a quick witted and frank Judge who doesn’t have time for any kind of funny business. She’s quick to determine the facts and is always fair based on the evidence presented in the court room.
The Judge Judy slot machine has a couple features that draw you in and make you want to play the game more. The first one is the You Make the Call Bonus. When this bonus is triggered you view a short video clip of a case and you must guess which way Judge Judy is going to rule. If you’re correct then you get rewarded with multipliers.
The second one is the Plead Your Case Bonus. This bonus gives you the choice of being the defendant or the complainant. You then plead your case to Judge Judy and if she rules in your favor you win.
The Rules Bonus is a feature that gives you a choice between 25 files. As you pick the files the prize amounts are revealed. If you get four of the same coin amounts you get a bonus prize added to your winnings.
The game also has a feature that awards free spins to the player that continues until a winning combination is achieved. This game is gaining attention and I’m sure it’s going to be just as popular as the Judge Judy show is.
8. The Big Bang Theory Slot Machine
For the past 10 or 11 years The Big Bang Theory has been bringing laughter into many homes across the world. These quirky guys and their female counter parts have made being smart the new cool thing to do. These guys show off their geeky side on a regular basis and how these super smart guys have to learn to connect and interact with normal people is entertaining.
When you see the console for this game you probably are going to be a little overwhelmed. The console is absolutely huge with 10 bonus features, three spinning wheels, four video displays, and a large progressive jackpot that is displayed at the top of the game.
The game is a five reel game that has a massive 200 pay lines available for you to get winning combinations. The game isn’t set up like regular games that have one set of reels; instead this game is set up as four different sets of reels each having 25 available pay lines.
This set up can be really confusing so if you’ve never played a game like this before you need to start small until you get the hang of it. This is precisely why Aristocrat set the betting range from .01 per line as the minimum and $10 per line as the max.
Throughout the game we hear different snippets from the show, but mostly we hear and see Sheldon video clips. Along with Mr. Cooper you’re going to find, Raj, Leonard, Howard, and Penny on the reels. The designers also included game controls, Chinese food, and Soft Kitty as symbols for the game.
The game is full of special features including wilds, free spins, and the Bazinga Bonus round. Some of these features include spinning the three wheels found at the top of the console. Other features include random prizes that can be awarded by Howard or M.O.N.T.E
Each of the main characters has their own special feature that they appear in.
Leonard’s feature is The Large Hofstader Collision- In this feature you get free spins and multipliers after you do the math problem and get the answer.
Raj’s feature is Koothrappali’s Scavenger Vortex – With Raj you pick a puzzle piece and behind the piece you pick you find your reward. The awards can be a fixed number or you can get lucky and win all the available prizes.
Sheldon’s feature of course has to do with the infamous roommate agreement. In The Cooper Roommate Agreement feature you get a new set of reels where Sheldon is the Wild. As the reels spin you collect as many prizes as possible with Sheldon’s help before returning to the base game.
Howard’s feature is Howards Mystic Warlords of Ka’a. In this feature you pick a hero card that has a multiplier hidden behind it. Once you make this choice you are given eight more cards. As you turn over several cards the multiplier you received with your hero card is applied to the number and once the game is finished your winnings are totaled and added to your bank.
The game also has a progressive feature. When this feature is triggered you have to click on three atom symbols. Depending on the atoms you pick you can win credits or a low level progressive bonus prize.
The Big Bang Theory slot machine game is overwhelming when you first walk up to it. I’m not going to lie, but if you’re a fan of the show this game is going to one of your favorites after you figure out just how to play it. All the special features are going to draw you in. Just remember until you get the hang of it start out small, because you could lose your whole bankroll really fast if you don’t watch it with this game.
9. Walking Dead Slot Machine
The Walking Dead has been a hit from the beginning. The comic book version gave birth to AMC’s current top rated show of the same name. Since its first air date in 2010 this show has a cult following that includes viewers of all ages. Making a slot machine game based on The Walking Dead was a great idea because even if you’re not a fan of the show you can’t deny the draw zombies have on people.
The background for the game is the Atlanta skyline from the first season of the show with a long stretch of highway leading you away from the destroyed city. On the left side of the reels you see all the abandoned cars of those who tried to run but were unsuccessful and on the right you see the clear path to a new life.
At the top of the game you see numbers that look as though they’re written in blood. These numbers tell you how much the jackpots for the game are. Watch these numbers because since the jackpots are progressive these amounts continue to grow.
Once the game starts you notice the background disappears. This is perfect because once the game starts the only thing you’re going to notice are the amazing graphics and animations the game comes with. The symbols that appear in the game include cars, raven, bloody screwdriver, along with the main characters of Rick, Lori, Andrea, Shane, Glen, and Daryl.
When you’re getting ready to play this game you’re probably going to be a little confused because this game isn’t like many other games. This game is a reel power game which means that the game doesn’t have any pay lines. Instead this game has six reels and 4,096 different chances for you to win.
This, combined with great betting options, makes this game a must play for anyone who loves The Walking Dead. This game has all kinds of different bonus features where you can win everything from multipliers to fixed prize amounts to free spins.
These special features are as follows:
- Wild Attack
Adds multiple wilds to the reels.
- The Horde Feature
When this feature is triggered a helicopter lands and a herd of walker’s stream across the reels leaving sticky symbols in their wake. Whichever symbol becomes sticky stays in place and your goal is to get as many of these symbols as possible to get huge wins.
- The Bonus Wheels Feature
When you land three wheel bonus symbols you get transported to a wheel of fortune type bonus game. With the spin of the wheel you get a chance to win one of the progressive jackpots.
- The CDC Wheel Feature
This bonus game resembles the wheel found in the Price is Right game and you have the chance of winning credits or multipliers to apply to your next spin.
- The Escape from Atlanta Free Game
With this feature you can trigger between nine and 25 free games.
This game is a great game with amazing bonus features that anyone who loves the show is going to be excited to play.
10. I Dream of Jeannie Slot Machine
In 2015 the I Dream of Jeannie slot machine was redone and rereleased to the public. The new game brings Jeannie herself in as the hostess for the game. This show from the 1960’s was a huge hit and still has quite a large fan base today.
The game is set up with not one but two base games to choose from. The game also has six amazing bonus features for you to enjoy.
The symbols include Jeannie, and other cast members, along with magic carpets, and of course the iconic genie bottle. The betting ranges for the game are a little higher than other games with a minimum bet of 50 credits to play and a max bet of 600 credits.
With the two different base games you receive different types of wilds. If you choose the Wishes Granted game then the wilds are stacked but if you choose the Magic Bottle game the wilds are transferring. Either game offers great player interaction and winning combination chances.
The six bonus features include the Progressive Pick where you get three chances to uncover a jackpot. The A Blink of Jeannie’s Eye can award up to five free spins when triggered. The I Dream of bonus has you select a character from the show. Once you’ve chosen your character you must find a matching symbol and for every choice that doesn’t end in a match you get an increase to your multiplier. The game ends when you finally get a match.
Jeannie’s Treasure Chest gives five free spins with sticky symbols to help increase your chance at winning. Major Nelson’s Bachelor Pad has you picking symbols to reveal multipliers and credit awards.
The last bonus feature is Major Nelson in Orbit. In this game you pick icons and reveal numbers. When the game is over the numbers you pick form a dollar amount won on the game plus the multiplier that was chosen last.
Even though this show is from the past I’m sure that it’s going to be a huge success on the casino floor. The game has incredible graphics and animations combined with multiple base games and great special features. This is a game you don’t want to miss out on.
11. Sons of Anarchy Slot Machine
I saved the best for last, or at least the best in my opinion. Sons of Anarchy is the highest rated series to ever air on the FX network. Over its seventh season run many viewers fell in love with the outlaw gang and the actors that played them. When I heard that a slot machines was being designed around my favorite show ever I was so excited to see what they would come up with. I wasn’t disappointed at all because the game is awesome.
The console that houses the game is enormous and intimidating which fits the show pretty well. Along with the huge screen and the base games being displayed in the lower portion of the display you get a whole new experience by just sitting down at the game. The chair you sit in has surround sound speakers installed and as you play the game your seat reacts to the action on the screen by vibrating and moving based on what’s going on.
One thing that’s going to catch your attention from the start is the jackpot. The game comes with a progressive jackpot that starts at $500,000 and just keeps growing.
The symbols found in the game include Jax, Gemma, Clay, Tara, Opie, along with the Men of Mayhem logo, the Reaper, the Anarchy symbol, and many others. Some of the symbols take up at least two spaces on the reels and some can actually take up three. These symbols help you get more wins as they appear.
The game has many familiar features such as wilds, free spins, large progressive jackpots, and bonus rounds. The game has video from the show that plays along with clips of the main characters riding their bikes and doing donuts across the screen.
For those who love the show there’s no way you can pass up taking a shot at this game. For those who aren’t fans of the show, this game might just give you a reason to binge watch all seven seasons to find out what the fuss is about. Sons of Anarchy slot game is a must play for all slot machine players.
Television is such a huge part of American’s lives and the shows we watch become more than just a show. All of the shows that I’ve featured have been huge hits while they were on TV. These shows have huge fan bases that love anything that has to do with their favorite shows.
Some of the shows bring in the adults while others bring in the younger generation to the casino floors. Games like the Beverly Hills, Judge Judy, and I Dream of Jeannie grab the attention of the older crowd. While the other games like Sons of Anarchy, The Big Bang Theory, and The Walking Dead grab the younger player’s attention.
Some of these games are basic games with great special features while others are over the top, and to be truthful, a little scary just to look at. Sons of Anarchy and The Big Bang Theory have so much going on all at once that it may cause people to shy away from them just because they’re a little over the top.
I recommend that you at least give each of these games a try. You don’t have to start out playing all the available features you can start small and as you get more comfortable with the game you can add more features.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that I covered at least one game you can’t wait to go play.