Retro Animation in Slot Games

Retro slots have been around for a number of years. The animations that come with online slot games have changed over the years, they have become more sophisticated with high quality graphics and features. But some slot developers have kept the traditional, retro theme going  with their twentieth century slot productions. Retro slot can have traditional symbols or traditional graphics and can be based off vintage, 2D, 3D or modern animations. Here are a few retro slot games that nail the retro animation look and feel.

Jack Hammer

Jack Hammer online slot game by NetEnt is one weird looking online slot game. It’s weird in a good way.  The animation is a vintage art theme that looks like it is straight out of a comic book. The unique animation shows the fight between Jack Hammer and the mad Evil Dr. Wüten who is a threat to the city. The retro style with comic book rendering has a 1920’s soundtrack to go along with the old school theme. The 5 reel and 25 paylines slot game has a night city skyline background with purple skies. The reels and rows look like comic book panels while the graphics are sharp and very colourful. The symbols show western iconic items such as the rotary telephone, vintage dirigible balloon and ford model A car.

The high paying symbols are the four characters, they include Jack Hammer, Evil Dr. Wüten, a lady on the phone and a boy selling newspapers. The game features wilds, sticky wilds, high payout value symbols and free spins. The games greatest feature is the sticky wilds that is triggered by any winning combination. During the sticky wild feature, the reels of the winning symbols are held in place while the other reels, keep re-spinning until no new wins can be generated. Let’s not forget another great feature, the free spins feature. The free spins feature is triggered by five or more free spins symbol and number of free spins awarded depends on the number of free spins symbols on the reels. The maximum number of free spins that can be awarded is 30 and the wins from the free spin feature is tripled.

Big Froot

If you are looking for a retro 2D game, then Big Froot online slot by Genii will throw you back into the early 1980’s game boy era. This online slot game has the classic symbols such as watermelon, cherries, blueberries grapes, oranges, but it is the animation that would blow your mind away. The animation is pixel art rendered in 8-bit graphics, the vintage look is bright, colourful and engaging. If you are wondering what the game looks like, just think of the computer and arcade games from the 1980’s to 1990’s, games like Space Invaders, Atari, Tetris, Mega Man, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Don’t let this game fool you, it is packed with features such as wilds, scatters and free spins. Lets not forget the odd symbol in this 5 reel and 25 paylines slot, the Bigfoot symbol that looks like the American mythical creature, the Yeti Sasquatch. The yeti is the wild symbol, he doubles your wins and lives in the landscape background filled with mountains and fruit trees. If you want to experience a nostalgic feeling with a bit of creativity, then this unique game with the 80’s vibe will get you started with awesome traditional graphics and 15 free spins to be won.

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