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Music & Pokies: The Perfect Combination

Music & Pokies: The Perfect Combination

Casual games bring us countless hours of fun when we play them on the go. Music does the same. So, the combination of the two must be the ideal way to take a break, right? Well, some game developers seem to think so, combining the quick and casual fun of pokies with tunes that are a delight for anyone who listens. There are quite a few online pokies inspired by big names in the history of music. You can check them out at Grand Rush Pokies right now.

Some of the music pokies out there stand out of the crowd – these may be the best you should try right now.

Guns N’ Roses (NetEnt)

Back in the late 1980s, a band emerged from the crowd of many others set out to revolutionize the rock scene that ultimately became one of the biggest phenomena of the time: Guns N’ Roses. The band took the world by storm, rushing to the top of pretty much every hit list there was – their album “Use Your Illusion II” made it to the #1 spot in Australia in 1991.

The band reunited in 2016 for a farewell tour. To celebrate, Swedish game developer NetEnt launched a slot machine based on their work.

The game has visuals inspired by the grandiose stage shows put on by the band, and has a soundtrack inspired by their work – it contains full versions of several of their greatest hits (like ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Paradise City’, and ‘November Rain’). It’s a surprisingly entertaining slot machine to play – and it is definitely one to listen to.

Annihilator (Play’n GO)

The next game dives into a less “mainstream” genre of rock music – thrash metal – and one of the most iconic bands that play it: Annihilator. Founded in 1984 by Jeff Waters, the band rose to fame at the end of the 1980s and became recognized around the world (with a more toned-down sound compared to their early years) in 1993. The album was called “Set the World on Fire” – and it also served as a basis for Play’n GO’s rock pokie inspired by the band.

The game heavily features both Jeff Waters’ amazing guitar work and the likeness of the legendary guitarist – he has been turned into a Wild symbol that tears at the strings whenever it is part of a winning combination.

Fans of the genre will certainly enjoy playing the game on the go.

Deadmau5 (Microgaming)

Deadmau5, born Joel Thomas Zimmerman, made his debut in 2000 and rose to prominence in 2005. Since then, he was a staple at EDM festivals, released several more albums, famously released a track created in collaboration with the audience of one of his live streams, and appeared as a playable character in several video games. And last October, he got his own game: a pokie machine inspired by his work (and the visuals from his Cube v3 Tour in 2019) thanks to Isle of Man-based developer Microgaming.

The DJ revealed at the time of the game’s release that he himself has become an avid gambler during his Las Vegas residency, so having his own slot machine was a thrilling experience for him.

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