In the past, slot machines were relatively unexciting. You might find that hard to believe considering what they are like today, but it’s true; they were just a simple game without any lights or sounds. People loved them, nonetheless, because they had never experienced anything like it, but if we look back at these games today, there will be a big difference.
Today things are different, and that’s only ever going to be good news. Today, the Mega Reel games are played in the same way, but they are also much more exciting because there are those missing lights and – perhaps more importantly – those missing sounds. But just what is it that makes the addition of music so crucial? Read on to find out.
Easier To Play
When you have music on either in the background or it’s something you’re listening to with intent, have you ever noticed how much easier the tasks you are doing at the same time are? Playing music when you’re doing the housework, or when you’re commuting to the office, or when you’re at the gym, and so on… when music is playing, everything becomes easier.
The same is true with slots. When there is a good, rhythmic beat going and some enjoyable music playing, you can enjoy the game much more because you’ll get into a good rhythm yourself.
There are so many slot games around, all played in pretty much the same way, that it’s hard for slot developers to differentiate themselves. Themes can work wonders, of course, but there are also a lot of similar themes.
This is where music comes in. If a slot developer can create memorable music that people get stuck in their heads and hum for days, and that they instantly recognise when they’re walking past slots or log into a website, they will have done a good job. This will make them stand out and be different from the rest. It also helps the players who are able to more easily remember their favourite games.
We’ve mentioned themes before, but let’s now look at them in terms of music. The majority of slots are going to have some form of theme attached to them; as we’ve said, it’s a good way for developers and casinos to make the games stand out.
Sometimes, those themes are related to music. So it might be that the entire theme revolves around one singer or band, like Jimi Hendrix, or Queen. Or it could be a style of music like country of jazz, or even a musical instrument of some sort. There are endless ways that music can be used in slots, and themes are a great idea.