In short, cyberpunk is not only one of the popular styles of contemporary mass culture, but is also a worldview. Cyberpunk was brought to life by uncontrollably rapid information technological developments, the relegation of traditional values to the background, and a hyper-globalising world. Consequently, Cyberpunkism has been pervading us since the early 1980s from then impressive movies came out by introducing us to the near future (just think of the memorable movies such as the Blade Runner, Total Recall, Tron, Judge Dredd, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Johnny Mnemonic, or perhaps reasonably, the Matrix).
In fact, the story of many books, films and video games revolves around hackers, rockers and other rebels of society who seek individuality in a future where big corporations have power and social conformity prevails. Advanced technology meets the poverty of a powerless population. The main characters of cyberpunk use technical advantages of everyday life for their means, so that they can pursue their own interests. They gain access to the databases of the large corporations and reveal their dark machinations. What an excitement, isn’t it?
Just to give you a flavour of such a cyberpunk worldview, we show you two very popular cyberpunk-themed slot games. We do hope that you will not have a minority report on them.
Astro Legends is a relatively wacky but unique slot developed by Foxium, which answers the question of what a video slot would look like if Tron, some sleek 80s synths and crystals were catapulted onto an asteroid into space.
The story behind the game looks like this: You have to help the spacey Lyra to defeat the monster Erion in this 22 field cluster slot. Lyra plays the keytar (keyboard in guitar form) and will accompany the game with funky sounds. In addition, the Keytar can shoot out waves of energy and Lyra can transform herself into a mighty wolf.
Astro Legends is based on the cluster function, which is more and more often found in slot machines these days. This game principle works as follows: To get winning combinations, you need at least five identical symbols. They must be of the same type and arranged side by side.
The payouts of the clusters depend on the number of symbols involved and their type. When forming a winning combination, up to 22 symbols are involved. The combinations must be arranged diagonally and touch at least one of the symbols in the group. Symbols arranged vertically do not matter.
If you take a closer look at the crystals, one thing in particular will catch your eye: the red wild crystal is also a multiplier when it actively intervenes in the game and is added to the 3 cells above the playing field. The multiplication factor can vary between 2 and 5 times. The three values are added up and give your total multiplier, which can get a maximum of 15.
Spectra represents the other side in the sense that it is a more minimalist but still awesome slot game. The developer Thunderkick has created a simple but fascinating top-class slot machine that fits cyberpunkism perfectly, as it actually only consists of neon lines. The game having an RTP value of 96.4% eloquently conveys minimalism in terms of symbols and features, as well. You will not find a scatter or free spins round or any bonus elements. However, there are numerous re-spins that make the winning opportunities look even better. Not to mention the sci-fi oriented electro music in your ears while gaming.
Nine symbols should not be overlooked: five geometric symbols, a clover, a bell, a number 7, a bar and a wild. Unsurprisingly, bar is the best paying symbol, paying out 10x for five in a payline. Your winning potential heights at 2,400x.
The presence of Cyberpunk lifestyle is of course much broader in case of slot games, be open, be responsible gambler and try out many more as your own rebellion.