Remember when…? Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey came out in 1991, the American, science-fiction film or when, also in the 90s, the blockbuster movie Jurassic Park hit the theatres? Let’s not forget either the basketball superstar Dennis Rodman because now these pastimes can all be relived again, this time, strangely enough, in online casino form.
The 1990s: A decade when America, as a culture, discovered pornography. Right, so that’s not exactly true, but those were the years of the early internet, an exciting new way to distribute and enjoy porn like never before.
After its invention by Al Gore in the early 90s, the effects of this new technology were dramatic and, if not instant, certainly extremely quick. Thus in America was this decade a second era of prosperity in the 20th century. American entertainment got just … bigger than ever, with the $100 million Hollywood movie introduced, then commonplace. The U.S. hosted the FIFA World Cup and on the back on Micheal Jordan did the NBA market become global.
As for the music, well, it died in the 1990s. Rock ‘n’ roll was once again resurrected from swaggering cliché and generic stadium rock by noisy bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains and Hole. Rap and hip hop continued their upward trajectory begun in the late 1980s to become influential mainstream. And by the mid-1990s, names such as Kurt Cbain, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and Jonathan Melvoin were dead Nostalgia for the 90s is definitely rooted in the music.
With very few 1990s retro slots based on music, most games harkening back to the 90s are referencing more the feel of that decade’s pub slots – in other words, three-reelers perhaps with a bonus round but definitely with features sadly disappearing from the online casino milieu such as holds, nudges and trail features. Check out Microgaming’s Pub Fruity and Cash ‘n’ Curry to see what we mean.
You bet your blockbuster! You can start with a couple of Academy Award-winning flicks translated pretty well into slots form: Forrest Gump (winner of the best picture Oscar in 1993 and yes, we’re still holding out for the Pulp Fiction slots game) and Titanic (1997).
Forrest Gump, now 1990s nostalgia in turn nostalgic for the 60s, 70s and 80s, is a 5-reel slot game with bonus features aplenty, including a video bonus round in which Forrest gets to relive his glory days with Bear Bryant’s University of Alabama football team.
Meanwhile, the mammoth-budge Titanic gets a seriously expensive-looking slots treatment in the Titanic slots game. This one is packed with 21st-century slots technology – James Cameron would be proud – and includes clips from the film, three bonus round features, a pair of personal progressive jackpots and a top payline jackpot of 100,000x.
Also playing at your multiplex-cum-online casino: Braveheart (1995), Blade (1998) and The Mummy (1999).
Nope – besides, the chronicles of that Earth-saving time-traveling hero of Doctor Who was off the airwaves for most of that decade, anyway. Just pull up a chair, click on the game you like, select free-play or real-money options and off you go! Unlike Forrest’s box of chocolates, you *do* know what you’re going to get when you select a slot game from Live Casino Direct: Quality play with a great bonus offer! Try it today!