Traditionally, sport-themed slots have been a bit hit and miss in the reel-spinning vertical. Slot developers seem to be more interested in churning out games based on ancient epochs. There are, however a few sport games that have garnered popularity among players, among them fishing games such as Fishing Frenzy, Big Bass Bonanza and Drive Multiplayer Mayhem.
Unfortunately, darts is underserved in comparison, although there are few currently available. Here’s a run-down.
The PDC World Darts Championship slot, developed by Blueprint Gaming, is an online slot game inspired by the renowned Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Championship. This game, which is a reskin of Fishing Frenzy, does a fairly decent job of capturing the essence of professional darts.
Consisting of 5 reels and 10 pay-lines, PDC World Darts Championship incorporates branded darts-related symbols, such as dartboards and well-rendered player silhouettes, as well as traditional card symbols. The game offers various bonus features, including mystery free spins, multipliers and a unique darts-themed mini-game.
Double Top Darts was released by Inspired Gaming way back in 2017 (an eternity in the world of online slots). So while it might not be the most recent of releases, this ancient slot game still has its unique charm and should provide entertainment for players who appreciate a more simplistic gaming experience.
Featuring 5 reels and 20 pay-lines, Double Top Darts comprises rudimentary symbols including dartboards, flights and barrels. As ever, standard card symbols make up low value symbols. The game offers several features including free spins, multipliers, and a dart-themed bonus round that allows players to throw darts for extra rewards.
The graphics and animations of Double Top Darts may appear dated compared to more recent slot releases. However, this could be appealing for players looking for retro slot game or who just want to pass some time online.
Darts 180 is an online slot game developed by 1x2 Gaming that attempts to bring the popular sport of darts to the world of online slots.
Featuring 5 reels and 9 paylines, Darts 180 incorporates the usual assortment of darts-related symbols as well as those pesky and oh so dull card symbols. The game's design is, shall we say, ‘colourful’, with cartoon-like graphics besmirching the reels which can only be described as lighthearted.
Despite being more than a decade old, the game does include wild symbols, scatters and even a bonus round. This is triggered by landing three or more bonus symbols (dart players) on an active pay-line. In this round, players can choose a dart player to compete against and win prizes based on their performance.
Darts 180 by 1x2 Gaming may not have the most advanced features or cutting-edge graphics, but it provides a fun and engaging experience for determined darts enthusiasts and slot players alike.
Cash Play Darts is a fairly engaging online game developed by Storm Gaming. It’s actually a fixed-odds arcade-style game that focuses on betting on the outcomes of dart throws. The game features a variety of betting options, allowing players to predict the outcomes of dart throws, such as the sections in which the darts will land, total scores and the number of singles, doubles, or triples hit.
Also included is a multiplier multiplier feature that can potentially increase players' winnings. By predicting the correct outcomes, players can benefit from multipliers attached to different betting options, leading to higher rewards.
While not a traditional slot game, Cash Play darts offers an entertaining alternative. The game's special features, including the multiplier feature and customizable betting, provide an engaging and potentially rewarding gaming experience for players willing to try something different.
Yes, there it is! The above four games are the best of a very small bunch of dart-related slots. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing the release of more in the future. Sadly, don’t hold your breath. iGaming software companies are more interested in ancient mythology when it comes to slot game design.