The gaming industry is one big group which has many offshoots. When a game is successful in one area, such as on the arcade floor, it is then often developed into a video game, a mobile game or a slot game for example. You can often look at a game and be able to find it available to play in many different forms, and this is what makes gaming such a rich industry. Slot game developers like Party Gaming and Play’n Go are always on the lookout for fresh inspiration, so it is no surprise that arcade and retro games have proven to be successful themes to follow so far.


Frogger is a classic arcade game that was huge in many countries around the world. It was created by arcade game giants Konami and quickly gained legendary status with players. The game simply involved players having to guide a set number of frogs across the screen to their homes. It’s not as easy as it sounds though as there are a whole host of vehicles to evade as well as a river that contains alligators too.

A slot game based on this arcade classic by the name of Frogged was developed so players could enjoy some nostalgia. The game is played over 5 reels and there are some great 3D graphics with bonus features that see players winning free spins. A bit of fun with the Frogger theme.


What a classic game Asteroids was and still continues to be to this very day. It was released in November 1979 and its simple approach is what really made it a massive hit with players. It was originally released as an arcade game and over 70,000 of the cabinets were sold in its heyday. Players simply had to control a spaceship in an asteroid field that not only has asteroids but flying saucers in its path. The object was simply to destroy them as quickly as possible by spinning round and shooting them.

The slot game version of Asteroids has been a hit and one of the main reasons is because it is so unique in not only its look but how it plays too. Creators Pariplay developed the slot game with over 720 ways to win and there’s also a great 97% RTP too. The five reels are uneven in their appearance as they represent a space ship, while the background has flying saucers floating around.

Space Invaders

Space Invaders is possibly the most famous arcade game of all time. It was originally developed and released in Japan before it took the rest of the world by storm. It’s one of the first ever shooting games and players simply had to blast away wave after wave of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible.

Playtech, one of the industry’s finest game developers, is behind the 5 reel slot version of this arcade classic that is spread over 10 pay lines. It’s great because it’s available on both desktop and mobile and it incorporates the original look, giving an authentic experience. There’s a great Invaders Turn Wild feature too that sees low value symbols blasted away by the cannon.


Pac-Man is one of the world’s most recognisable arcade games that quickly went on to be a success in other areas of the gaming industry too. It’s widely considered a classic arcade game of course and first came to the market back in 1980. Players had to navigate Pac-Man through a maze eating Pac-Dots while avoiding the four multi-coloured ghosts: Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.

Pac-Man is now set to become a huge hit in the casino world too and is involved in bringing in a whole new way to game. Skill based games have been talked about for a while and Pac-Man is going to be one of the first to hit the market. People will play and put their skill to the test, rather than just relying on luck.

Retro arcade games are very much an active thing right now, not just in the actual games themselves from the 80s being repaired and maintained by many people, but in the properties and IPs being used in other gaming arenas too. It just shows how powerful these brands are.