From a humble celebration of the lives of lost American miners in 1906, to its current status as a global annual occasion, Father’s Day is an event that many Canadians observe and enjoy, because what could be better than showing your dear old dad some appreciation with something he loves?
We’ve hand-picked a selection of online slots that appeal to things dads love the most, like outdoor activities, macho adventures, and fast-paced sports action to name a few.
1. Alaskan fishing
For many dads out there, nothing beats a quiet day by the river or the pier, trying to hook a big catch, and Alaskan fishing by Games Global will scratch that itch. Avid anglers will appreciate the game’s realistic graphics which include grizzly bears, eagles, salmon, trophies, and a whole bunch of fishing gear as symbols on wooden 5x3 reels.
This medium volatility outdoor adventure offers two bonus features. The first is a pick bonus game that launches when you land the special fisherman symbol on reels 1 and 5. You will be taken to a bird’s eye view of a lake where you can pick 5 fishing spots and claim prizes worth up to 15x your stake. Land at least 3 free spins symbols for the second feature which gives you 15 free spins where all wins are doubled for a great shot at the maximum prize of 1 215 000 coins.
2. Jack Hammer 2
This NetEnt sequel to the original Jack Hammer is packed with loads of retro detective action for all the dads out there who are fans of the gumshoe genre. The graphics look like a 1950s comic strip with characters like detective Jack Hammer, a beautiful singer named Pearl, the villainous Don Crabby and items like speedboats and weapons appearing as symbols. This 5x3 reel game comes with 99 paylines and low volatility for frequent wins.
The Sticky Win feature freezes the winning symbols in place while the rest of the positions respin. If you get more matching symbols or a wild, another respin will be triggered, and so on, until the screen is filled with winning symbols, or you run out of matches. You need 5-8 scatter symbols to trigger free spins. You can claim up to 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier and extra wild symbols, which will put you in a good position to rake in the game’s top prize of $495 000.
3. The Vault
The Vault is a hi-tech crime escapade-themed slot by Snowborn Games and features the type of intrigue and excitement that dads really get into. The game boasts a standard 5x3 reel format with 20 paylines and high volatility. Help a master thief kitted out with the latest tech to snatch a prize diamond in a neon-infused environment where precious gems and gold show up as symbols.
Get 10 free spins when you land 5 scatters on the same spin and benefit from a starting multiplier of 3x that increases by +1 whenever a special multiplier symbol appears. Another perk only available during the bonus round includes a +1 symbol that adds an extra free spin whenever it lands. If you only manage to land 2 bonus symbols on a single spin, the respin feature will lock these symbols in place while the other reel positions respin. If another bonus symbol lands, you get another respin to help you land more and access the bonus round. There’s a decent prize of 5000x your stake waiting if you’re bold enough to snatch the prize.
4. Top Gun
There isn’t a much more ‘dad’ film than Top Gun, a classic 1980s action movie with ace fighter pilots flying lethal jets in high-stakes combat. The online slot version, brought to us by Playtech, is a great adaptation with instrumentals of the movie’s iconic songs and characters like Goose, Stinger, and Charlie featured as high-paying symbols on the 5x3 grid.
In the randomly triggered Dogfight Wild feature, a jet fires missiles at the reels andtransform up to 15 positions wild. Landing scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 on the same spin gets you into the Danger Zone Bonus game. You will receive 8 free spins where the Dogfight Wild Feature is triggered more often. Swoop into action for prizes worth up to 1500x your stake.
Lots of dads go crazy for classic heavy metal and Motörhead is one of the biggest bands from that era to ever take to the stage. This game, from NetEnt’s rock series, features an unconventional 3-3-4-4-5-reel layout with 76 paylines, low volatility and iconic hits from the band like “Ace of Spades” as the soundtrack. The legendary Lemmy and the rest of the boys in the band show up in the game, although the star bassist is the only one who features as a high-value symbol.
Each spin during the game benefits from the Mystery Reel feature, where 1 or more reels could be filled with mystery symbols that all transform into the same symbol. When 3 scatter symbols appear on reels 3, 4, and 5, you will get 10 free spins with mystery reels that can also include wilds. The Bomber feature activates at random before a spin, dropping clusters of mystery symbols on the grid for massive wins, and maybe even the slot’s maximum potential of 570x your bet, which looks great when you consider that the max bet is $200.
6. Basketball Star
Dads and sports go together. It’s an unwritten rule that most of us know very well. Games Global’s basketball star places you courtside at a thrilling basketball game where hoop-shooting action can translate into massive prizes. You can expect a 5-reel, 76-payline layout with a variety of action basketball shots as top-paying symbols, along with medals and sneakers, among others.
The Rolling Reels mechanic makes winning symbol combinations disappear, allowing new symbols to appear in the vacant spots, and giving you the chance to get multiple wins from a single spin. Land up to 5 scatters to get up to 25 free spins and a progressive multiplier that increases up to 10x with every consecutive Rolling Reels win. The random Wild Shot feature can trigger during the base game and that transforms up to 2 reels fully wild and delivers a guaranteed win.
7. Break Away
Dads love sports and ice hockey is one of the manliest sports around, with hard hits, breakneck speeds, and fast scoring. Hit the ice in Games Global’s Break Away, with expertly animated hockey players and make the game’s top prize of $250k your goal. Players in action, Zambonis, referees, and skates are some of the dynamic symbols you will see on the 5x3 reel set.
Stacked wild symbols generate thrilling winning potential and this feature is ramped up by the Rolling reels mechanic. Watch Rolling Reels remove winning symbol combinations from the reels, while allowing more to fall in their place, giving you the chance to get consecutive wins from just one spin. The Smashing Wild feature randomly turns entire reels wild and landing 3 or more flaming pucks will trigger the free spins bonus round. Claim up to 25 free spins with an increasing multiplier up to 10x and take home the trophy.
8. Girls with Guns
Action movies featuring attractive women toting military hardware were popular in the 80s and nostalgia is always a joy in any dad’s life. A team of busty femme fatales in military gear brandishing automatic weapons are the game’s characters and its high-ranking symbols. Along with them are some menacing armed thugs and a deadly drug lord. The 5x3 reels are set against a dense jungle and action-packed animated cut scenes play out when you trigger bonus features.
Landing 5 grenade scatters on the same spin gets you the game’s maximum prize of 7300x your stake, but you only need to land 3 to trigger the bonus round and claim 15 free spins. During free spins, 1 reel will go completely wild with each spin, for extra winning power. The game’s Special Wild symbol also helps out during the base game, expanding to fill the entire 3rd reel when it appears there.
9. Racing for Pinks
A souped-up muscle car would be the perfect Father’s Day gift, but if that’s not an option, some time behind the wheel with Games Global’s Racing for Pinks online slot is also an adrenaline rush worth trying out. This drag racing-themed slot plays out on 5x3 reels with 243 ways to win. Drivers posing with their mean machines are the game’s best-paying symbols, with nitrous oxide canisters, engines, and cash bringing up the rear.
If the Bonus Race symbol appears on reels 1 and 5, a bonus feature will launch where you are challenged to pick the winner of a drag race. Guess the winner correct 5 times in a row and a prize worth 175x your stake is yours. If you land the scatter on reels 1 and 5, you could receive up to 30 free spins and a 5x multiplier.
10. Zeus III
Zeus is one of the most famous dads in mythology and this legendary deity was immortalized by WMS for a third time in Zeus III online slot. Mount Olympus shines from above the clouds in the backdrop to the game’s unusual 2-3-4-5-6-7 layout. Zeus himself is the highest-paying symbol on the paytable, followed by galleys, helmets, vases, coins, and card suits.
A full reel of Zeus symbols appears stacked, the reel they are on will turn fully wild, giving your winning chances a boost. Landing 3-5 feature symbols will get you 10 to 50 free spins, which can be retriggered if more feature symbols appear.
11. Scudamore’s Super Stakes
A day at the races is a pastime that dads seem to enjoy in particular, and who can blame them? The thrill of seeing the horse you picked cross the finish first is an experience that NetEnt translated into Scudamore’s Super Stakes. This 5-reel, 10-payline game features the voice of famous jockey and horseracing commentator Richard Scudamore along with a paytable filled with racing steeds and glossy card royals.
During the game, lucky horseshoes can randomly appear, turning up to 5 symbols wild. The Bet Slip feature lets you make a side bet on how often a certain symbol will appear and collect a multiplier worth twice the bet value. Land 3 scatters to trigger Peter’s classic cup, a complex bonus round where the screen changes to a 5x4 reel grid where you try to pick a winner from 4 horses with up to 5000x your stake on the line.
12. Couch Potato
Finding your dad lounging on the sofa with his favourite show on the TV is a sight we’re probably all used to. Couch Potato by Games Global applies its name literally, featuring a tired-looking potato stretched out on the couch with snacks on standby and a remote dangling from its hand. This classic 3-reel fruit machine title has a single payline and only one bonus feature.
Match classic fruit symbols like cherries, BAR symbols, and lucky 7s for great wins. The game logo is the wild and landing 3 of these on the payline with reward you with the game’s maximum prize of $75 000.
13. Hall of the Mountain King
Quickspin’s Hall of the Mountain King has you take command of a legion of trolls with a story loosely based on the famous orchestral piece of the same name. The leader in every father will rise to the occasion with this 5x3 reel, 20 payline game, where battle-hardened trolls appear as symbols on the metal and stone reel set.
Landing a win with a wild symbol involved will trigger the multiplier meter to the left of the reels. The more wilds in your winning combi, the higher the meter goes, with a maximum 5x multiplier. Landing 3 hammer scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 lets you access the 3-level free spins bonus round. Land winning combinations to trigger symbol upgrades in the first level, collect special whirling Wilds on level 2 and put these wilds to use in the third level for a shot at the game’s highest payout of over 7000x your stake.
14. The Bounty
Many dads out there might not admit it, but being a lawman in the Wild West is a fantasy many of them have probably entertained. Now they can step into the boots of a sharp-shooting sheriff in Snowborn Games’ western-themed 5-reel, medium volatility adventure. The paytable features the sheriff, his deputies, and a cigar-chomping outlaw, along with aged playing cards.
The silver Deputy Wild star stands in for all regular symbols and the bronze sheriff’s badge does the same while adding a 2x multiplier to all wins. If 3 Ambush scatters appear on the same spin, you get 8 free spins where all wins are doubled. The +1 bullet symbol gets you extra free spins while the +1 dynamite symbol increases the progressive multiplier that is active during the round. Stack Bounty Bonus symbols on reel 5 to trigger the Bounty Bonus feature where collecting 6 matching wanted posters could net you a win as large as 5000x your stake.
15. Arctic Race
Some of us have, or are outdoorsy dads with a love for adventuring in the wild. Dogsledding is a thrilling adventure sport and the theme of Greentube’s Arctic Race, a 5x3 reel game with 243 ways to win. The snowy backdrop supports frosty reels where symbols including a dog sledder, a mountain, and a friendly husky appear on the reels.
If you land 3 trophy scatters on the odd-numbered reels, you will win 100x your bet and trigger the Trophy respin feature. You will start with the 3 triggering symbols frozen in place and 3 respins, which will reset as more trophy symbols appear. The trophies can pay you prizes worth up to 100x your stake, which can quickly add up to a huge prize. If you want to take home the game’s biggest prize, you’ll have to line up 5 dogsledders on a payline to win 2000x your stake.