The hip-hop influence is beginning to make its way into online gaming circles if the iGaming scene is anything to go by. Street life has become a very popular theme for iGaming software developers that design and build the latest video slot games. The advent of high-definition audio and visuals has made it easier to bring hip-hop’s street music to your speakers whilst playing to win cash prizes online in the areas of North America that have regulated iGaming industries.
Taking the street back to the 1970s
iGaming software pioneers Microgaming have pulled a rabbit out of the hat with their Loaded video slot. This colorful five-reel slot is set within the 1970s and is jam-packed with bling on the reels. The slot is characterised by the Triple 7 gold medallion that acts as the slot’s wild symbol. Whenever you land the medallion on the reels with another winning combo, your winnings are automatically tripled.
It’s raining dollar bills in “Pimped”
Modelled around the persona of Snoop Dogg – also known as Snoop Lion – PlayNGo’s Pimped hip-hop-themed slot has got all the bass, swagger and glamour that you could wish for. The high-paying wild symbol looks almost identical to Snoop Dogg himself and there are plenty of honeys in the background to watch over you for good luck as you spin the reels. The fist and knuckle duster symbols help to trigger bonus games, including one where you play with an animation of raining dollar bills in the foreground. All of this is played with a sexy synth soundtrack backed by plenty of bass.
Where hip-hop meets the future
Playtech has taken an altogether different approach to a hip-hop-themed video slot with the creation of the futuristic Wild Beats slot. Cleverly fusing hip-hop and urban themes with a Back to the Future Part II style twist, there’s every chance of bagging a gangster payday of up to 5,000x your initial wager here. With break-dancing symbols on the reels and a smooth soundtrack on the speakers, it’s like playing on the streets of Brooklyn in 2050.
If you’re new to the iGaming scene but like the idea of playing titles based on the urban culture you were brought up in, you’ll no doubt have some questions about slots that need answering before you start depositing. Rest assured, these games are supremely simple.
They’re nothing like a video game in terms of their complexity – you can hit a few buttons, listen to some beats and start winning within minutes. They’re highly regulated in the US too, so you can be sure that you’re getting a fair bang for your buck – which is what we all want on the street, right?