Slots based around rock and pop bands are some of the more popular casino games. Music slots have mass crossover appeal, particularly when they can increase payouts to the level expected by today’s casino aficionados. Which are the best musical slots to play in 2020? Below you can see our top picks.
Big Time Gaming is the slot developer of choice for fans of wacky games based around old hard rock/heavy metal bands. Lil Devil is their very own tribute to The Cult, an 80s alternative act whose most famous hit was She Sells Sanctuary (which, in turn, was the opening track to Daniel Craig’s 2004 thriller Layer Cake). But for some unfathomable reason, BTG decided not to base their slot around that Cult song, instead opting for the much less-well-known Lil Devil. It’s a decent enough song, which is just as well as it plays throughout the slot and inspires some of the features. These include two bonus features – Be My Angel (7 free spins) and Dynamite Lover (12 free spins) – which together offer a ton of winning potential, especially if you trigger the Heartstopper modifiers. All in all, you are looking at a 50,000x max payout, but Lil Devil is a highly volatile ride, so unless you love big wins and/or this song, the slot is probably not for you. If you fit in either of those categories, however, you are in for a treat. I still wish BTG had done She Sells Sanctuary, though.
NetEnt celebrates the last genuinely great rock band – Guns N’ Roses – in this thrilling slot which combines the band’s best songs with entertaining gameplay. Tracks include Sweet Child o’ Mine, Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle, and the rock ballad November Rain. Randomly triggered Legend Spins will frequently give you respins and stacked wilds, making the base game a fun ride. The Appetite for Destruction wild is the key to launching 3 bonus features, the best of which is the Crowd Pleaser, which comes with 10 free spins on 3 different levels and a 750x max payout. While that is by no means going to make you as rich as a Rockstar, the low-to-medium volatility on this game is perfect for an evening spinning slots while listening to GNR’s classics. And the RTP of almost 97% means you certainly won’t feel short-changed.
Another odd musical choice from Big Time Gaming, Danger High Voltage’s incredible gameplay has made it the slot of choice for Twitch streamers in 2020. I am old enough to remember when this song was released, and especially remember the utterly crazy accompanying video, which you can still find on YouTube (it looks even madder now than it did in 2002). Whatever BTG’s reason for developing this 4096 ways slot, it is incredibly entertaining to play. The 6 reels stand in front of a backdrop of disco lights, with the high-paying symbols made up of skulls, tacos, bells (those two are a nod to the song’s lyrics), and disco balls. The most notable wins in the base game come courtesy of fire and electricity wilds which cover each reel and multiply wins by 6x. This slot comes with 2 bonus features – the Gates of Hell with 7 free spins and High Voltage with 15 free spins. Sticky wilds in these rounds help build the large payouts which make Danger High Voltage such a draw for casino streamers – returns of over 15,000x are possible.
Another NetEnt musical tribute to the great Brummy singer Ozzy Osbourne, this slot features several of his best-loved tracks playing in the background, including Crazy Train. The slot does a great job of evoking the spirit of the bat-munching man himself, with a dark – almost satanic – background, and symbols made up of skulls and drawings of Ozzy making various crazy grimaces. The base game has a Charge Up feature that shows up very frequently and leads to goodies such as coin wins, wild, symbol multipliers, and symbol upgrades (each symbol is changed to the next highest value in the paytable). Ozzy Osbourne also comes with a free spins bonus with up to 2500x as a maximum win. Although that’s not going to tempt hardcore slot fans, the game will definitely appeal to the hard rock crowd.
The last music-themed slot on our list isn’t based around a popular music act at all. In the Hall of the Mountain King was a piece of classical music composed by Norwegian Edvard Grieg in 1875. Since then, it has featured in numerous movie soundtracks, including The Social Network and Sonic the Hedgehog. Quickspin designed this slot around the story told in the song, and it is a real beauty. We enter the lair of a friendly orc who encourages us to collect progressive multipliers, while symbol upgrades, whirling wilds and 3 levels of bonus rounds have the potential for 7000x payouts. Best of all, the age of the song means Quickspin did not have to shell out for the rights to the slot, meaning they pass on the profit to you, in the shape of a 96.29% RTP. Nice.
Music-themed slots are the ultimate marmite casino games – if you like the band and the featured tunes, you will most likely put up with slots that have poor payouts or are boring. The slots above could never be accused of being dull, however, and are ideal for an evening of symphonic spinning.