Barcrest has been building its renowned reputation as a great slot game maker since 1968 when the majority of the slot games in the UK’s pubs and casinos were made by them. They dominated that market from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, after which they branched-out to embrace the competitive new world of online slot gaming. Acquired by IGT during 1998, Barcrest later became part of Scientific Games in 2011 and they have since continued to produce excellent slot games that compete with the very best the online slot gaming market has to offer. Barcrest’s creations Rainbow Riches and Monty’s Millions are now considered iconic slots, and some of their latest creations including Ooh Aah Dracula and Merry Money are well on their way to joining their illustrious siblings.
Barcrest’s reputation for innovation has been built on their ability to constantly design engaging new features. They were the first to introduce the multi-line 5 reel format that remains the most popular format for real money online slot games, whilst they also pioneered break-out bonuses, board-game type rounds, high-roller options, and try-again options; all of which add extra dimensions to their already engaging games.
Barcrest’s graphics may not be as cutting-edge as some of the very latest games but the characters are always fun, and I’d much rather play a game with good graphics and great playability than a game with great graphics that just doesn’t engage.
Barcrest’s Best Current Slots
The vampire themed slot machine Ooh Aah Dracula remains immensely popular, and I never tire of picking a gravestone to reveal my extra prizes. Its high-roller play option also makes it popular with the big-hitters, though even when playing the minimum per spin amount it is still an impressively engaging game.
Elvis Top 20 is always great fun when you fancy mixing a great slot with some great music, and it has a great retro vibe. It’s quite simplistic – but perfect for kicking back after you’ve taken off Blue Suede Shoes.
The Barcrest slot game that’s rapidly becoming my favourite is the Robin Hood themed Merry Money. The Barcrest graphics and playability departments have combined brilliantly here to create an engaging game with one of the most entertaining bonus games around – where you have to steal the loot without waking up the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Other Barcrest Titles To Play
Other Barcrest online slot games that are definitely worth playing include Grand Casino which combines slots as well as other popular casino games such as Roulette and Dice, whilst Monopoly Big Event contains everybody’s favourite Monopoly characters and some brilliant bonus games. Captain Jackpot’s Cash Ahoy is a fun pirate themed adventure, whilst dog lovers will be slobbering to play Barkin’ Mad. And don’t miss out on the chance to play The Curse of Frankenstein – it’s certainly no pain in the neck!
Combining many classic titles with some fantastically innovative new ones, there are loads of great games to play in the Barcrest portfolio and, with nearly 50 years dedicated to producing engaging slot games – I can’t wait to see the games they create in the next 50 years!