The Birth of The Smurfs
The Smurfs have been around for a long time and many generations of children have had the chance to be entertained by them on weekend mornings or after school. Let's have a look at where these little blue creatures came from. One day, Belgian cartoonist Peyo aka Pierre Culliford was having a meal with a friend and had momentarily forgotten the word "salt" and asked his friend to pass the "schtroumph". His friend was amused and replied "Here's the Schtroumpf — when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpf it back!" Apparently the two of them spent the whole weekend speaking in Schtroumph language. Schtroumph was later translated to Smurfs in Dutch and English.
The Smurfs saw the light in 1958 and were originally introduced as a series of comics. 29 series were created as well as a number of short stories and one page gags collected into comic books. English translations have also been published in the U.S. Later came the Smurfs television series, online casino games, movies and many other Smurfs themed entertainment. If you are not familiar with the Smurfs, here's a quick description of who they are: They are little blue creatures, mostly male with a short tail. They wear white pants with a hole for their tails and a white hat. Some Smurfs also wear an outfit that characterizes their personality. For example, "Brainy Smurf" wears glasses, "Barber Smurf" wears a white coat and carries a pair of scissors and a comb over his ear. The Smurf village is made up of mushroom houses of different shapes and sizes. It is almost impossible for an outsider to find the Smurf village except when led by a Smurf. They love to eat sarsaparilla leaves, whose berries the Smurfs naturally call "smurfberries". There were originally 99 Smurfs, but this number increased as new Smurf characters appeared. All of the original Smurfs were male; later female additions are Smurfette and Sassette - Smurfette originally being Gargamel's creation to cause jealousy and competition amongst the Smurfs, while Sassette was created by the Smurflings.
With the commercial success of the Smurfs over the years came the merchandising empire of Smurf miniatures, toys, television series, music albums, video online slots games and movies, one of which was released this year.
The Smurfs: Cartoon & Comics Casino Game
The Smurfs have been a staple of American pop culture for nearly 60 years. From novels to comic books, an animated series to several feature length films, or action figures to video games there is hardly a market where you cannot find the tiny, blue creatures. Now you can add video slot games to that list as the Smurfs are hosting a number of new Microgaming slot machines.
In addition to the fun and entertaining Smurfs slots games, Microgaming has recently launched many new video slots games: Chocolate Factory, Tombraider, Hellboy, and Thunderstruck.
In Chocolate Factory, players get to enjoy a colorful, delicious layout lined with dark chocolate and sweet candy as they try and win big. This nine pay line machine offers two separate bonus games while also featuring scatter and wild possibilities. With a maximum payout of 8,000 coins, most players’ mouths will be watering with every spin. Chocolate Factory features five reels along with the nine pay lines, with five coins per pay line and a maximum bet of 45 coins during regular play. Wild symbols, bonus trigger symbols, scatter symbols and the two bonus rounds make Chocolate Factory impossible to predict. You might think it is a sugar rush that has you excited during this game, but it is certainly adrenaline. Chocolate Factory will keep players glued to their seats for hours at a time, though they may want to take a break for a quick snack.
In Tombraider. Lara Croft has been leading gamers on adventures all over the worlds since the mid-1990s and is one of the main reasons that the Sony PlayStation franchise is the dominant force in home gaming today. However, no one has accompanied Lara on an adventure like this, where the treasure you seek is actually real. Tomb Raider is a video slot game with five reels and an impressive 15 pay lines, allowing players to wager up to 75 coins on a single spin. Talk about adventurous. Lara Croft may be used to climbing walls and swinging through jungles on vines, but even she will be dazzled by the multiple wild symbols, scatter symbols, and bonus trigger symbols that offer a bigger pay day than you could ever imagine.
Hell Boy is a five reel, 20 pay line, video slot game that features a number of familiar illustrations representing wilds, free spins, bonus rounds, and five high paying symbols represented by popular characters from the comic. Just like the Hellboy comics and blockbuster movies, players need to be ready for anything. A popular Super Bonus Mode can allow players to hold up to three wilds at the same time. Bonus rounds feature four individual levels that must be tunneled through in order to advance, but there is always the risk of a tunnel collapsing, robbing you of your wilds, and leaving you penniless.
Climb aboard the mythical long ship and sail to play Thunderstruck II. Created by Microgaming, this slots game features amazing graphics and over 240 ways to win. It is based on the popular film, Thor and includes many of the iconic characters from the film such as Loki, Valkyrie, Raven, and even Thor himself.
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The lovable 1980s cartoon series, the Smurfs, transferred to the big screen in 2011 with the first of what may be three films starring the funny blue characters. The first film, titled The Smurfs, was released in July of 2011, and was successful enough to warrant a sequel that was released two years later. The initial film tells the story of the Smurfs getting lost in New York City and trying to find a way back before their arch-nemesis Gargamel catches them. Gargamel wishes to use the Smurfs in order to make gold out of lead and the upstanding Smurfs will have none of that.
They may all be blue, but they definitely have their own personality. Originally there were 99 Smurfs, but over the years, new Smurfs have come in, such as Smurfette and Sassette. Smurfette was originally Gargamel’s creation, intended to trap and distract the male Smurfs. Fortunately this didn’t happen as Papa Smurf transformed Smurfette into a real Smurf. Papa Smurf is older than the other Smurfs and is the leader of the Smurf community. He is easily distinguishable by his red clothes and bushy white beard.