It does not matter how old you are, it seems that certain slot themes have been popular with all ages down the years.

Some are a little generic in their approach (like sports and food slots) and are clearly popular both in the physical live casino and the online versions

But those that are much more specific tend to also be extremely popular, especially if they offer an historical slant that keeps punters interested and playing for longer.

There is clearly plenty of scope when it comes to creating a slot game with an historical theme, although there are some periods that feature far more frequently than others. They hold their appeal and draw the attention of players year after year.


Dinosaurs slots

The draw of dinos is a pull too strong to ignore for a lot of people. From sticker books as a kid to films like Jurassic Park as an adult, the prehistoric has always had the ability to lure funds out of parents’ or your own pockets.

People are certainly not alone in their fascination with the world’s former scaly residents, and it’s an interest that seems to follow plenty of us into adulthood.

With such wonderment hardwired into lots of us from an early age, is it any wonder that so many casinos design slots with this theme in mind?


Aztec slots

Now, we might not know how the current education curriculum works but you might not recall being taught much about this particular era during your time at school.

However, it is a theme that lights up the eyes of many casino goers. Maybe it is just the fact we do not know much about them that drives our continued interest with slots of this type.

Or, maybe, it’s just that nobody can resist the challenge of draining a mythical lost temple of its riches and winning some real coin as a reward! Either way, there is no denying the Aztec theme is as popular as it ever has been.

Gladiators and Spartans

Gladiators and Spartans slots

It seems like we cannot go more than three years without a big blockbuster movie coming out with this theme at its centre.

Films like Gladiator and 300 are a couple of the biggest and they are popular with people of all ages.

It is probably the heat of the battle that creates the excitement here and it is something that certainly taps into our desire for victory at the casino.

World Wars

World Wars slot

Another theme that constantly pops up in film, year after year, is that of the World Wars. They ended generations ago but, thanks to pop culture references and the continued teaching of the subject at school, you would be hard pressed to find anyone on the planet who is not familiar with this topic.

And, of course, who can resist the chance to save the day and earn some coin at the same time?

Maybe that is why this subject is another you will find used as the base for slot games in casinos all over the world.

Wild West

Wild West slot

Massively popular with those people who grew up with the classic Westerns of the 1930s to 1960s, you would think that this theme might have had its day.

However, computer games like Red Dead Redemption and films such as the 2010 remake of True Grit, 2014 comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West and the sci-fi Cowboys & Aliens have all helped keep the younger generation keenly spinning away on slots of this genre.

Besides, who does not enjoy shouting ‘Yee-haw!’ as the winnings roll in?