We look at a lot of online casino software providers that delve into a number of different parts of the gaming industry. Most of the time, these are casino-focused companies that mostly produce slots, but might do one or two other things – sports betting, bingo, or something of that sort.
Sometimes, though, there’s a bit of an aberration. It’s only fitting that the one we’re talking about today is Aberrant Software, a Canadian firm that develops and licenses software primarily for the iGaming industry. In business since 2007, their main focus is online bingo, where they are one of the leading providers of platforms for sites running a full variety of bingo games.
But that doesn’t mean that the developer can’t get involved on the casino side of things, too. You might be surprised to find that this firm also has a complete library of casino products available that are used at a small number of sites across the industry.
Modest Library Best Suited for a Complementary Role
The gaming suite that is provided by Aberrant comes with about 40 slot machines in a variety of different types. One thing you’ll immediately notice if you look at them is that these aren’t machines designed to compete with the top tier developers in the industry; instead, these are solid and safe games that are fine for filling out a casino with playable and reliable games, but aren’t going to excite players who want a little more originality or innovations from their slots.
These machines are divided into three areas. First, there are traditional slots: A set of mostly three-reel games that are all designed to feel like classic mechanical machines. There are a bunch of fun options here, but our favorite might be Movie Time, a game that is played entirely in black and white in order to emulate the golden era of cinema. This three-reel, five line game will have you matching cut boards, cameras, film reels and more in order to cash in on some big prizes.
Next up are video slots, which look a bit more like typical online games. Nothing here is particularly advanced, and they all seem to be based on a similar format and engine, making them somewhat reminiscent of the RTG Real Series. There are, however, some fun themes in play, including the interesting Kremlin Kash – a Soviet-themed slot that features nine paylines of action along with a special Russian dancer bonus that awards an instant bonus to players.
The best looking slots in this library are four games that are denoted as HD slots. These games have the best graphics and most advanced features of anything that Aberrant offers, though they’re still not exactly groundbreaking. For instance, there’s the colorful Maui Madness game, a five-reel, 20-line machine that switches between two different modes each time one of the game’s two bonus rounds are triggered. You’ll see the beautiful, lush island scenery transformed by a volcanic explosion, providing a very different set of visuals.
That’s a pretty good representation of what you’ll see in the collection, but there are plenty of other interesting games, too. A few of the more notable titles are:
- Snow Biz
- Puppy Paws
- Wild Wheel
- Space Plus
- Bonus USA
- Mummy Trouble
- Pumpkin Patch Payoff
- Luck of the Irish
Beyond slots, there are a small number of additional titles that you might want to take a look at. Video Poker is supported with five different titles, each of which are presented in classic and Ultra HD modes. The games offered include:
- Aces and Faces
- All-American Poker
- Bonus Poker
- Tens or Better
- Jacks or Better
Beyond that are a number of lighter games that are designed to fill out the library. These include Keno, a hi-lo game, and a handful of scratch tickets that offer the potential for instant wins.
A Complete Solution with a Bingo Bonus
While the game collection we described above may not sound particularly inspiring, there are a couple of reasons why it appeals to site operators. For one, Aberrant has created a complete backend program that allows a site owner to easily run their entire operation without needing any prior expertise. That means there’s no need to get any other software, as this platform is developed enough to run the whole casino by itself, while still allowing some other games to be integrated from other developers.
However, that still probably wouldn’t be enough for many operators to choose Aberrant over the many other similar software systems that are out there. Where this company tends to stand out is in its ability to provide both casino and bingo systems for the same sites. As we said before, this provider is better known for the bingo side of things, and they are most regularly called upon to make bingo sites that feature some casino games on the side, rather than dedicated Internet casinos.
Mostly Forgettable for Slots Fans
Aberrant Software seems to have created a fairly solid product that is used by quite a few operators in the online bingo industry. We can’t say that it’s the biggest name in that sector, but it seems to be popular enough, and by reputation, the software it provides is both fun and reliable.
However, they are a much less prominent firm when it comes to developing casino software. Their games are nothing to write home about, and are more suited for being a companion piece for bingo players rather than something that most players will want to seek out for their slots or video poker play. There’s nothing wrong with playing these products if they happen to be on a site you enjoy, but there’s no reason to go out of your way to seek them out.