The 5 Best Music Themed Slots & Where to Play Them

Online casino game developers always look for unique ways to connect with players. The game itself – the features and bonus rounds – are certainly important, but the name and theme of the game must attract players to the game in the first place. Recognizable musicians or groups are a great way to do that. In come, music themed slots.

The issue for developers is having to license the music and likenesses of those musical artists. That can be a bit of a chore, but it can also be worth the hassle and money to create a game that is sure to resonate with players.

As with most slot ideas, some of the biggest ones are reserved for slot machines in land-based casinos. Those have featured artists like Michael Jackson, Brittany Spears, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, KISS, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones.

Those may not make it to Canada’s online casinos any time soon, but there are quite a few options for those wanting some great music to accompany their slot play.

The following music themed slots are the most popular with Canadian players.

  1. Village People by Microgaming

Microgaming partnered with Fortune Factory Studios to produce this 2019 online slot. The Village People Macho Moves game features all six members of the Village People – sailor, construction worker, cowboy, biker, police officer, and Native American. The game also plays segments of their famous YMCA and Macho Man songs, along with In the Navy and Go West.

The 6-reel game has 15 pay lines. Some of the features include VP wilds, VP tokens that earn free spins, and multipliers. There are also different features for each reel. And all of it is set in a 1970s American disco with Village People songs keeping players moving as they play.

(Play this at Bodog Casino.)

  1. Guns N Roses by NetEnt

One of the most famous rock bands of the 1980s became an online video slot in 2015. NetEnt took the excitement of a GNR concert and created Guns N Roses for online casinos. Complete with footage from live concerts and songs, including Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, etc. Axl Rose and Slash are prominently featured in video clips.

Guns N Roses is a 5-reel, 20-pay line game with quite a few features. There is the Crowd Pleaser bonus round, Encore free spins, regular and expanding wilds, special Legend spins, and multipliers. Players may enjoy the GNR music, but they may love the plethora of features even more.

  1. Jimi Hendrix by NetEnt

One of the most recognizable and honored musical artists in the world is Jimi Hendrix. His guitar skills are hailed as some of the best, and his concert performances were legendary. His short life was a big tumultuous, and he died before he reached 28 years of age, but his music lives on with classics like Purple Haze. NetEnt took some highlights of Hendrix’s career and immortalized them in an animated version in a slot game.

The 5-reel slot was released in 2016 and remains in demand. The 20 pay lines makes the game rather simple, and low volatility keeps players coming back for more wins. Players will find wilds, multipliers, free spins and re-spins, but they can also win coins to choose a specific bonus round.

(Play Jimi Hendrix at 888casino.)

  1. Motörhead by NetEnt

Some of the greatest heavy metal rock bands came out of the 1970s. Motörhead was one of them but one that also continued producing music over several dozen years. The trio of British rockers took heavy metal to a new level and continued to push the limits of the rock scene, headed up by Lemmy Kilmister.

NetEnt took memorable scenes from their head-banging concerts and incorporated them into a unique online casino slot game. Released in 2016, the game offers five reels but a very different grid with a mixture of three, four, and five rows. The 76 pay lines are highlighted by free spins, wilds, and features like the Mystery Reel.

(Rock on at Playamo Casino.)

  1. Ozzy Osbourne by NetEnt

Some musicians need only one name, and Ozzy is one of the most famous. He took the heavy metal rock scene by storm as the lead singer of Black Sabbath in the 1970s, and he went on to pursue a very successful solo career. Ozzy Osbourne and his family even took to the cameras to star in their own long-running reality TV show.

The latest and greatest video slot featuring Ozzy hit online casinos in 2019, courtesy of NetEnt. The game has a regular layout of 5×3 with 20 fixed paylines, but there are more features than most games. There are free spins and wilds, but there are also multipliers, respins, bonus bets, and game upgrades via the Symbol Charge Up.

(Get your rock on with Ozzy at Playamo.)

Ones to Watch For

Major slot developers have produced or are preparing to produce other music themed slots for online casinos. Artists like KISS and Megadeath are sure to come to a Canadian online casino near you, with Elvis Presley on his way, too.

There are also multiple music-centered slot games online that don’t feature one particular artist. Microgaming offers games like Electric Avenue, its latest 1980s pop music hit slot.

What music themed slots are you interested in seeing?

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

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