Who doesn’t like music? Music is something that can inspire, motivate and comfort us. It is also a wonderful tool to help you relax and escape the stress of everyday life. There have been some truly great singers and bands through the ages and many people will associate some sort of memory with songs from the greats such as The Beatles, Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis and much more.
Slots have been around for almost as long as we can remember and at one stage the slots developers created epic partnerships with musicians, TV stars, series, movies and artists. These machines have games that are inspired by songs, main characters and stories that are associated with famous bands, TV shows and movies. More and more of these themed games are created every year to keep up with the new hits and box office favourites. However, there are a few older games that seem to be made for the ages and have remained popular since their inception.
We have created a list of our favourite music-themed games and when you play slots on this list, ensure that you don’t hit the mute button. These are the games that turn your game into the ultimate concert experience:
Is there any other rock band that is so instantly recognisable for so many generations? We certainly don’t think so. As soon as you launch this game, the soothing sounds of Sweet Child O’Mine will serenade you and take you back many years. From here you get to pick five of your favourite Guns N’ Roses songs that will play as a set during your game time. Paradise City and Welcome to the Jungle are always two of our first picks of course. If you never got to see them in concert, then this is the time to see Slash, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan rock out just for you; they are in the game as the high paying symbols, as well as their different guitar picks from the different albums.
Of course, it isn’t all about the music when you play and you can also expect to enjoy amazing sound and visuals from this game that really enhances the experience. On top of this, the game has extra features that are really set to blow you away: Encore free spins, Legend spins, and the Crowd-Pleaser bonus and Appetite for Destruction Wilds are just some of the winning potentials on this game that makes it such a pleasure to play. This is one of the best NetEnt games and with a high RTP of 96.98%, it’s one that you simply have to play.
Jimi Hendrix is undeniably one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. An influential powerhouse in his industry, Hendrix is the narrative for this video slot game. Take a step back into the 60s with bright colours, peace signs and the general flower power vibe of which Jimi was such an integral part. Hendrix takes the spot of the wild symbol in this retro game. However, don’t for a minute think that the theme has diminished the graphics – quite the opposite, and you’ll find yourself with some of the high-end graphics that you’re used to with NetEnt machines. The two main game features are Purple Haze, which turns all the A symbols into wilds, and the Red Guitar Re-Spin, which locks red guitars onto the reels and you’re able to re-spin until no guitars turn up. Coin wins, Crosstown Traffic free spins, Purple Haze free spins, and Little Wing free spins are the main rewards that you can enjoy while listening to Jimi’s sick guitar riffs.
Karaoke, you either love it or you hate it… or you hate it until you have enough tequila to love it. Karaoke is a hugely fun activity and this game captures every bit of it. All the high-value symbols are of different people belting out their lungs, whether that’s solo or with their group of mates. The upbeat music and RTP of 96.1%, make this game a treat to play. There are 5 reels and 9 selectable paylines. With every win you line up, you have the opportunity to double and sometimes quadruple each one through the gamble feature. There is an excellent free spins bonus – manage 3 scatters and you’ll get 15 free spins. The Karaoke Party symbol is the multiplier wild and if done right, this game has some serious money-winning opportunities.
Lemmy Kilmister passed away a few years ago but he leaves behind a legendary legacy as Motorhead’s lead man. This NetEnt game is the perfect way to celebrate a life well-lived with your favourite Motorhead songs blaring from the machine. An RTP of 96.98% and 76 paylines over 5 reels and a whole host of bonus features makes this an excellent tribute to this mainstay of heavy metal and one that every metal fan should play.
The iconic American rock band, Kiss, made it into our top 10 list too. 5 reels and 4 rows make up the main reel set and then there’s also a 5 x 12 colossal reel set, which creates 100 paylines. The symbols of the game are to theme and are made up of individuals in the band, group pictures, electric guitars and of course Gene Simmons’ unforgettable tongue. Land 3 or more features and you can get up to 20 free spins and 20 times your total bet. Play on this Williams Interactive game with an RTP of 95.94%, whilst listening to some Kiss classics.
Another Williams Interactive game, Elvis Lives is a wonderful tribute to the king of rock and roll. Don’t expect your run of the mill slot game either; there are 12 rows, which make up 5 reels and give you 60 ways to win. Special Elvis Reel features, 4 bonus trigger symbols, and timeless Elvis tracks like Suspicious Minds blare out from the game and make it one of the top 10 music-themed slots to play.
Michael Jackson King of Pop
This SG Interactive powered game is from Bally and honours the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. It’s a conventional video slot in that there are 25 paylines with 5 reels and 3 rows. Beat It, Billy Jean and Smooth Criminal keep you company while you play. Micheal is the jackpot and bonus symbol and other ones include his hat and glove. Features such as Moonwalk Wilds give you 5 extra wilds and double payouts. The wheel bonus gives you coin wins or free spins. There’s also the Beat It free games that have sticky wilds and the Smooth Criminal free games with wild reels.
The Rat Pack
The Rat Pack was made up of some of the most famous musicians of the time with the likes of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, etc. While this game is set to the music of the Rat Pack, it has an unusually quirky interpretation of the band with a group of rodents rocking it on the 5 reels of the slot. These musically-minded rats are the highest paying symbols, with the wild giving the highest payouts. With free bonus spins, win boosting and the opportunity for double payout, this is a fun and interesting game where you’re soothed by jazz along the way.
Ever wondered what the life of a high profile DJ is like? This is your opportunity to find out. Touchdown in Miami in the intro and wait as the arena fills with fans. This video-based game from Elk Studios will have you pumped as you listen to some of the best electronic music ever made. High-end graphics that pop, accompanied by jewelled fruits and DJ equipment symbols and 10 paylines, this is a great game for those who want more of an energetic experience. A 96.3% RTP and the chance of winning 170,000 coins make this fun game well worth playing.
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera is one of the most well-known musicals ever made and this particular themed game is inspired by the 2004 film version. The leading characters from the movie feature prominently and there are 243 ways to win. The Phantom’s mask is the scatter symbol, which will enable you to choose your bonus features, which include Music of the Night free spins, All I Ask of You free spins or the Masquerade bonus. The Chandelier and Letter bonus are 2 extra randomly triggered features. Get ready to enjoy a game that feels like you’re getting the entire opera experience.
Relive the past and win big
It’s always great to take a trip down memory lane and there’s no better way to do that than through music. The wonderful thing is that you can play slots online or in a land-based casino and still get an authentic experience when listening to your favourite tunes.
At Mecca Bingo, we’re huge fans of a little nostalgia, but also take innovation and new tech very seriously and only offer games that have the best visuals too. Whether you’re looking to play online bingo or play bingo in a hall, grab a scratchcard or get an online scratchcard, Mecca Bingo has the perfect game for you. Sign up with us and choose whether you want to relax with soothing tunes or get your adrenaline pumping at the poker table. Excitement is waiting for you just a click away.