Yes – There’s Still More Terminator

Yes – there’s still more Terminator

 by  twm1340 

The Terminator needs no introduction to gamers. Since Arnold Schwarzenegger first hit our screens as the cyborg assassin sent from the future (2029 to be exact) to assassinate Sarah Connor, the whole thing has grown into a genre all of its own it seems.

In fact, “The Terminator” wasn’t really expected to do all that well at the box office but of course, the rest is history as they say; the movie topped the U.S box office chart for two weeks. And it was mainly due to this commercial success that three sequels have so far been produced.

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was made back in 1991, followed by “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” in 2003, and “Terminator Salvation” the 2009 production completes the set … so far anyway!

But even the four movies barely scratch the commercial surface when you look into other areas including, of course, video games. Quite simply, there have been countless video games based on The terminator since its inception – though these can be grouped into four main headings corresponding mainly with the four movies.

The most recent video game is an arcade version produced in 2010 based on the latest movie, Terminator Salvation. This is a Play Mechanix-produced game, published by Raw Thrills, with next generation graphics featuring two-player machine-gun light guns which put away terminators and other nasties including drones – whilst players pull the guns’ clip to reload.

But it doesn’t end there – because to make matters a little more complicated, there’s also a whole set of games based on non-film related themes, but which are based on the overall premise of The Terminator.

Then there’s also the TV series; “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” screened from 2008 to 2009 – whilst a second TV series, “Terminator: Genesis” will be out next year.

Of course we haven’t begun to mention all the branded merchandise because, well, life’s just too short! But you get the picture – The Terminator is a whole world of its own that has been immensely successful across many different media and it shows no signs of slowing just yet. The new TV series will inevitably be followed by a fifth movie for the next generation of sci-fi youngsters and all the legions of fans who’ve been devotees any time since 1984.

But now – there’s even more Terminator via an innovative slots machine game published by 32Red. The Terminator 2 slot is a next generation video-slot game that celebrates the iconic 1991 film. It’s based on the 1991 movie “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” – a film which many fans regard as the best of the four.

This is a five-reel game with 243 different possible winning lines. It includes video, audio and animation from the movie and, of course, includes all the main characters; Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator and the T-1000, as well as Mrs Conner and her son, John. You can click here to play the game – but be careful as the whole Arnie-Terminator genre seems to split gamers’ opinions right down the middle. Basically, it’s a “love it or hate it” type of thing, but the game is certainly a blast (literally…) for those in the former camp. It includes wilds and scatters, along with a special cinematic bonus round. And if you get lucky and can trigger “T-800 vision”, the whole screen turns red – then you only need to hit one scatter symbol to get free spins.

Meanwhile – the potential jackpot is 88,000 times the stake. So will you “be back” again and again with all the other Terminator gamers – or have you enough and it’s time to say either “hasta la vista” or maybe even “adios”!?

In short, if you’re a Terminator fan, you’re going to love it whether you play for real money or in demo mode only – because this is about as close to the real thing as any game gets. Arnie is back.


About Andrew

Hey Folks! Myself Andrew Emerson I'm from Houston. I'm a blogger and writer who writes about Technology, Arts & Design, Gadgets, Movies, and Gaming etc. Hope you join me in this journey and make it a lot of fun.

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