The Best Game Show Themed Slots
Article published on August 01, 2017 04:17pm
by BingoPort Reviewer
While we here at BingoPort are bingo fanatics through and through, we’re firm believers that our bingo obsession can be matched with other loves. Think of it like cheese and wine (which, of course, work well together and with bingo). In our humble opinion, one of the best pairings is a great game of bingo and a cracking bit of TV—what better way to spend a relaxing evening? It turns out that most of you agree too: we revealed that 55% of bingo players watch the box whilst playing online.
We’ve explored the relationship between online gaming and television before, even coming up with some fun bingo ideas for TV shows, and even given Channel 4 some handy hints on how to improve the Great British (Bingo) Bake Off. But now, we’re providing you with perhaps an even more exciting guide to the best game show themed slots. So, if you’d like all the thrills of playing your favourite TV game shows (without the potential for nationally broadcast embarrassment), then read on!
Few game shows have had a bigger impact on British screens in recent years than ITV’s wildly successful The Chase. The secrets to its success are the Chasers: the show’s scarily knowledgeable resident quizmasters, who the team must defeat in order to walk off with a jackpot—as well as Bradley Walsh’s tendency to dissolve into fits of laughter.
If you’d love to experience the game, but don’t fancy taking on the chasers on teatime TV, however, then Gala Bingo have plenty of ways to get your Chase fix. There’s the original, 5-reel, 10-payline The Chase slot, as well as the newer The Chase Fun Drops slot. You can also play at The Chase scratchcard. Gala even have a The Chase-themed bingo room, where you’ll face down one of the Chasers—the calls are even provided by the Governess Anne Hegerty herself.
Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal was a fixture on our TVs for over a decade until the show finally came to an end just prior to Christmas 2016. If you’re missing those famous red boxes, then don’t despair—you can still experience the Deal or No Deal thrills online.
Mecca Bingo are clearly aiming to be the one-stop-shop for all things Deal or No Deal, offering not one, not two, but three different games themed around the show. There’s the original Deal or No Deal game, where you select boxes and receive offers in much the same way as the show itself. There are also two spin-off slots: Deal or No Deal: The Banker’s Riches, and Deal or No Deal: What’s in Your Box?
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All Star Family Fortunes
Viewers looking for a slightly glitzier game show might well be tempted by All Star Family Fortunes. The show brings together two celebrity families to answer a series of general knowledge questions, and face the wrath of television’s most unforgiving buzzer.
There’s no need to be famous to play the All Star Family Fortunes slot, meaning that everyone can join in on the fun. This 25-payline slot offers plenty of the original game’s distinctive features, including Double Money and a Chance to Steal, and the TV show’s final round is included as a bonus round. Check out Heart Bingo to get playing!
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Listed as one of the UK’s best TV programmes of all time, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? provided some of the most gripping viewing in the history of game shows. The high intensity and even higher stakes mean that the show is still fondly remembered several years since it stopped appearing on our screen.
It comes as no surprise, then, to learn that the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? slot is still alive and kicking. Over at bgo, you’ll be able to play the official slot game and get your own chance to sit in the virtual hot seat. Just make sure the nerves don’t get to you—there’s a £1 million prize at stake!
The Million Pound Drop
From one millionaire-making game to another, The Million Pound Drop was one of TV’s most heart-pounding game shows during its five-year run. The show saw contestants start with a sum of £1 million, before putting their money on the line—or, more literally, on the trapdoors—with each passing questions. A right answer means the cash is safe; answer incorrectly, and the cash falls away in front of your eyes.
The stakes may be lower in The Million Pound Drop slot game, but the excitement is no less real. The 25-payline game on offer over at Jackpotjoy gives you the chance to bag up to £26,000—so why not give it a go?
This article is all about slots that have taken inspiration from TV game shows—so how could we ignore a game show inspired by a classic arcade game? ITV’s Tipping Point combines classic general knowledge questions with a supersized version of a coin pusher. It’s up to contestants to answer questions correctly, get coins from the machine, and win the jackpot.
In a neat case of life imitating art imitating life, the arcade-game-turned-TV-show has returned to its original home (well, an updated version, at least!). There’s a Tipping Point inspired scratchcard available to play over at Sky Bingo—why not give it your best shot?
Wheel of Fortune
Take a classic children’s classroom game and raise the stakes with cash prizes. It might be an unlikely formula for a ratings smash, but with Wheel of Fortune still going strong after four decades, it’s one that’s hard to argue with. The Hangman-inspired show had a shorter run in the UK than it has in the US, but it’s still retained plenty of cult popularity.
If you’d like to relive a little piece of the 90s, then Mecca Bingo offers you plenty of chances to do just that. There’s the Wheel of Fortune on Tour game, that sees the game taking across a number of US landscapes; the Wheel of Fortune: Triple Extreme Spin game with MultiWay Xtra gameplay, offering 720 ways to win; and the 30-payline Wheel of Fortune: Ultra 5 Reels game, with an Ultra Wheel Bonus that could give you up to 10,000x your stake!
One of the cruellest game shows in TV history was Golden Balls, which saw players bluff, lie and outwit their way to a jackpot. The final round, Split or Steal, was particularly brutal: players could either split their winnings, or one could steal it from the other. If both chose to steal, though, they’d both leave empty-handed.
Thankfully, there’s no stealing in the slot version of Golden Balls over at Jackpotjoy—but that doesn’t mean the stakes are any lower. The 20-payline game includes Scatters, Wilds, and, of course, the original game show’s famed and feared Killer Balls. If you survive all that, however, you could be rewarded with a top prize of £10,000!