What are the best adventure slots on Earth, and why are they so damn fun? Let’s run down the world’s most popular adventure slots and see what makes them tick.

What are adventure slots?

What are slots adventure games? It’s easy to define an Irish slot, but not so easy to say exactly what makes an adventure slot. In general, these games have a hero character – and maybe a villain too – and a mission. But aside from those 2 very broad characteristics, the world of slot adventure games is much more diverse than other themes.

In our own mission to scour the 2,000 online slot machines for the most popular slots adventures, we included wild west slots, space themes, fantasy slots, mythical quests, a few animal slots and even superhero slots. We also include animated adventures like Wild Toro and branded titles like Rick & Morty and one of the great adventure comedies ever, The Goonies. As long as there’s a story to be told and a character to root for, it’s an adventure slot in our eyes.

OJO’s Top Adventure Slots

Our list of top slot adventure games is dominated by NetEnt and Games Global, the grand poohbahs of adventure slots responsible for half of the games in list and some of the most iconic online slot machines of all time. But look out for slots adventure titles from boutique studios like ELK too.

Gonzo’s Quest

A banner promoting Gonzo's Quest slot

Gonzo’s Quest might just well be the original adventure slot. Created in 2013 by NetEnt, the 20 line classic introduced millions of online gamers to the avalanche reel mechanic, and showed the rest of the gaming world what video slots were capable of.

Based on the conquistador’s search for treasure in the lost city, Gonzo’s Quest is actually fairly simple in terms of features, with the Free Falls bonus the main draw. The game got a massive Megaways reboot in 2020 and an AR live action version called Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt by live casino supremos Evolution Gaming. But regardless of the inevitable stream of sequels that land in the future, the original game will always be the definitive adventure slot.

Book of Dead

Logo, character and screenshot of Book of the Dead slot machine

The world’s most popular adventure slot, Book of Dead was released by Play ‘n GO in 2016 is still one of the top 3 most played games in the UK. Starring the studio’s Rich Wilde character, Book of Dead is set in ancient Egypt. It’s one of the most crowded slot genres and we’re not short of 10 payline slots either, so why has this adventure slot done so well?

Inspired by the classic land-based Book of Ra, Play ‘n GO’s title stands out from the crowd thanks to a multi-talented Book symbol and a Free Spins feature with a random expanding symbol. You might think this game lacks the detail of others in this list, but try it and you’ll see why it’s become a legendary slot.

Ecuador Gold

Visuals from the Ecuador Gold online slot game

If you’re looking for an adventurous game studio with a portfolio full of adventure slots, ELK Studios should be first on your list. They’re probably best known for their 2019 hit Ecuador Gold, a 4,096 Ways slot with the kind of stunning, cinematic design we’ve come to expect from every ELK slot.

Each spin of this jungle adventure might start out with 4,096 pay lines but every win triggers an avalanche or cascading reels and unlocks up to 4 more rows with the potential for up to 262,144 paylines. Look out for mega symbols, Ghosting Wilds and a Free Spins bonus with up to 50 Free Spins on offer. Quite possibly the ultimate adventure slot.

Pirates Plenty

Pirates Plenty Battle For Gold slot graphics

Nothing says adventure like swashbuckling, buccaneering pirates, and the very best of this genre come from Red Tiger, who have released 3 slots in the Pirates Plenty series – The Sunken Treasure, Battle for Gold and a Megaways title.

The Sunken Treasure and Battle for Gold sailed into the slots world in 2019 and have a ghoulish Pirates of the Caribbean flavour. Both are 20 line slots with Free Spins and Wild bonuses plus a special symbol collect feature which unlocks an extra reel or row, transforming them into 30 line slots.

The 117,649 Megaways version arrived in 2021 and with a little help from the series’ iconic reel-unlock feature, you can get up to 200,704 ways to win. Hands down the best pirate adventure slots in the UK.

Aztec Gold: Extra Gold Megaways

Aztec Gold Megaways logo

iSoftBet is a new name on the developer scene and what better way to announce your arrival than a smash hit with your first title. Not only did they choose their slot themes wisely, but they also went straight for a Megaways version!

There are 11 great Aztec-themed slots at PlayOJO but how many of the rest have 3 fixed jackpots, 3 reel modifiers and features like Free Spins, Cash Respins, and Hold & Win, all packed into one slot?

Dead or Alive 2

Dead or Alive II slot game logo

Ask any slots fan what the best wild west adventure slot is, and they’ll probably say Dead or Alive 2. NetEnt’s 2019 classic is a high variance, high drama gunfight with a 111,111x max win!

Although it’s got just the 9 paylines, Dead or Alive 2 is Free Spins-heavy, with the same bonus game from the original now joined by 2 others. Of the 3 Free Spins features, we love High Noon Saloon, which uses sticky multiplier wilds and the chance of a respin. The graphics and soundtrack aren’t bad either!


Jumanji video slot logo

NetEnt know how to make an adventure slot that does justice to some iconic source material. With Jumanji, they haven’t just knocked out a 20 line slot and use some of the movie’s design either. This 36-line title has an unusual 3-4-5-4-3 reel configuration, and it’s a low volatility slot too which you don’t see too often these days.

Spin 5 lions, the highest paying symbol, and you’ll win just 140 coins, but don’t let that put you off. With stunning visuals that are typical of NetEnt slots, plus 9 bonus features including an amazing board game, Jumanji is the greatest movie slot adventure online.

Tarzan & The Jewels Of Opar

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar slot

Tarzan was a 2020 release from ‘Games Global’s Gameburger Studios that has a loyal following thanks to its subject matter, graphics and unique feature set which includes a scatter jackpot. Spin 3 or more purple jewels during the base game and you’ll win an instant cash prize of 1x and 5,000x.

If you fancy swinging a 12,500x max win, you’ll have to trigger the Free Spins feature. A wheel of fortune will then award you between 10 and 30 Free Spins, follow by a multiplier of up to 10x. Like a lot of our favourite adventure slots, you can give this one a spin for free in Practice Mode after registration.

Lara Croft Temples & Tombs

A logo and graphics from the Lara Croft online slot

Any list of fictional female adventurers would have Lara Croft somewhere near the top. The tomb raider has starred in films and video games, and now has her own slot courtesy of Triple Edge Studios, another Games Global developer.

This 243 Ways adventure slot might only have a modest 7,300x max win but it’s a high variance game with 3 jackpots to play for, plus a Rolling Reels feature and multipliers of up to 15x in the Free Spins feature. Plenty to keep you on your toes.

The Goonies

The Goonies online slot logo

Not many branded slots grab a place in the top 100 slots and hold onto it for long, but the official game of the cult 1985 movie The Goonies has enough under the hood to please film fans and slot fans alike.

Blueprint’s 20 payline slot is packed with characters, famous quotes and randomly triggered reel modifiers like Chunk’s Truffle Shuffle. There’s a Jackpot King version too, if you like your chances of winning big.

Why play adventure slot machine games?

This genre has by far the best characters and stories, and if the slots in our list are anything to go buy, they give the developers more licence to create stunning designs and awesome soundtracks too. But most of all, these slots send you on your own adventure. Play adventure slots at PlayOJO and you’ll get money back on every bet with no strings attached as well.

Our Verdict

There’s no doubt you’ll find more Asian and Irish slots when you play online, but only the most hardened slots fan would deny that games like Gonzo’s Quest and Pirates Plenty have an X factor no other slot genre can match.

Start your OJO adventure today and experience these technicolour classics and new slots adventure games for yourself!

Daniel Grant

Daniel Grant

Dan Grant has been writing about gambling for 15 years, and been fascinated by beating the odds for even longer. Now he’s on a mission to help others bet smarter and avoid the mistakes he made. When he’s not obsessing over bankroll strategy or counting cards badly, he’s hosting The OJO Show podcast.