As with virtually every other creative field in the UK right now – from technology to interior design – an air of nostalgia is sweeping through the gaming industry. This means that people are keen to hark back to the era of retro gaming – and whilst this seems a bit odd given the incredibly advanced state of the world’s leading consoles, it is perhaps more understandable when you consider the age of the average gaming consumer.
As this average age increases, consumers in their thirties are now looking back fondly at the games that they enjoyed in their youths – from classic platformers like ‘Super Mario World’ to combat games like ‘Streetfighter’ – and game developers are only too aware that they are able to cash in on this trend.
Games in this form are possible to produce at very low cost – a benefit which can then be in turn passed onto their customers. Developers then reap the benefits of this tactic by generating huge sales numbers through online formats such as PSN, which in turn increases the popularity of the games they have produced – and this cycle continued until the industry was whipped into a retro gaming frenzy.
One of the biggest arcade releases of 2016 was the eagerly-anticipated ‘Not a Hero’, courtesy of Devolver Digital games. Born from a merger of minds between the creators of the fantastically addictive ‘Olly-Olly’ series and the surprisingly successful ‘Miami Hotline’, the soundtrack is predictably incredible, the violence is full-on, the dialogue is hilariously absurd and the graphics are as beautiful as they are simple: all ingredients for a modern day success story.
Another modern day success story born of arcade style gaming is that of Coral and their online slots offering. Again, by combining cutting edge yet classic visuals with a delightful soundtrack and hugely enjoyable gameplay, Coral have created a market-leading, mobile friendly website which has become a firm favourite of households up and down the country.
On top of the gameplay, Coral make new customers eligible for a £50 welcome bonus when they deposit just £10, as well as being in with the chance of sharing up to £1,000,000 just by playing either ‘The Glass Slipper’ or ‘Leprechaun’s Luck’ – so there really never has been a better time to play slots online at coral.co.uk.
So the next time you find yourself harking back to a time when games were more substance than style (seriously, how many hours did you used to lose at the hands of ‘Tetris’?!) consider something simple, timeless and classic like ‘Not a Hero’ – or for a game that has really stood the test of time, why not try playing some hot slots online?