It’s always exciting when a new, fresh face finds its way into the world of online casino software development. New providers promise to add variety to an industry that can sometimes get stuck trying the same things over and over again, and it never hurts for players to have more options when it comes to trying different games at their favorite sites.
One of the latest brands to take a shot at offering up their own content to the iGaming industry is SuperaGames. We don’t know all that much about this company yet, as outside of their website, they haven’t developed much of a presence just yet. The developer first emerged out of Slovakia in 2016, and have started to see their games appear at a few different sites. While they’re small contributors at the moment, they have big plans to offer software platforms for a range of different types of gambling websites, which could potentially give them a wide range of clients in the future.
A Studio on the Rise
As we’ve said, SuperaGames is a brand new provider, and as such, they haven’t had much time to develop gaming content just yet. A look at their website shows just four slot machines in their collection – certainly not the most impressive portfolio we’ve ever seen. Furthermore, the four games – created under the name Xplosive Slots – all share a pretty similar format, featuring five reels and a fairly similar graphical package – albeit one that offers plenty of customization, leading to four very different looking machines.
Given the small size of this library, we’re going to look at each of these four machines. The first one on their list is Vampire Fortune, a 25-reel, five-line machine that uses the very popular vampire theme that it seems every developer has dipped into at this point. The graphics aren’t the most visually impressive: the cartoonish images are presented at a fairly low resolution, so though they are of decent quality, they don’t look quite as polished or professional as most of the very new machines we see hitting the market these days. The design, however, is rather good: a mix of greens and blacks with a foreboding night backdrop is an excellent way to set the mood, even if the characters on the machine are trying to be more friendly than scary.
The gameplay itself is fairly conventional. Players try to match identical symbols from left to right across the reels, with most wins coming from the basic card rank symbols of jacks, queens, kings and queens. More thematic symbols offer up bigger rewards: bats, vampires, and werewolves are among the higher paying icons.
There’s only one special symbol in the game: a mansion that acts as a scatter. Hit enough of these, and you’ll earn up to 10 free games. During this special feature, you’ll benefit from having as many as three of the higher-value symbols turn into wilds, making it easier than ever to complete winning paylines.
Wild Princess is a ten-line game that takes players into a brutal fantasy world that’s similar to those seen in movies from the 1980s, such as Conan the Barbarian. What we like here is that the machine not only looks different than Vampire Fortune – the graphics are mostly a fiery red with hard, metallic lettering – but that it plays differently as well, which means that Supera has avoided the common trap of releasing all cloned games in order to quickly build a lineup early in their development cycle.
Once again, you’ll be matching symbols ranging from the poker ranks to rings, treasure chests, and wild cats. But there’s also a wild princess symbol that can expand to cover an entire reel. The free spins game – triggered by hitting three or more of a heart symbol – comes with 12 plays and allows the expanding wilds to stay on the reels for multiple spins, greatly increasing your odds of winning prizes.
Wonders of Egypt is another rather common theme that Supera has adapted into their initial lineup of slots. Again, you’ll be playing over the course of 10 paylines here, matching all of the classics of this genre: scarabs, hieroglyphics, pharaohs and etchings of Cleopatra. The most interesting symbol is the pyramid, which not only acts as a wild, but can also double your winnings if it takes part in a winning payline. It can also get you into a free games round where you’ll benefit from expanding symbols that once again help the player complete even more wins.
One of the busiest screens we’ve ever seen is in store for Dig That Gold, the final game in the initial rollout lineup. With a gold miner and a whole lot of shiny underground ores in the background, it can be a bit much for your eyes to look at, seeing as how the colors are very similar to those on the reels themselves. Once again, this is a 10-line game, with the standard mix of card ranks and thematic icons for you to match. This game is very similar to Wonders of Egypt, as once again there is a hybrid wild/scatter symbol (this time, dynamite plays this role), which both substitutes for anything on the reels and triggers a free spins game. This special round includes an “exploding symbol” feature that can cover several positions and move symbols around the reels, leading to some wild combinations that can earn you a lot of cash.
And that’s the full extent of what SuperaGames has to offer at the moment. It’s a small start, but the slots are a fairly strong start, and we’re looking forward to seeing what the company can come up with in the future.
Lots of Offerings for Partners to Choose From
Because SuperaGames is so new, and their software is found on so few websites thus far, it’s hard to talk much about what the company has accomplished up to this point. However, we can definitely dive into what they want to offer to potential clients. The company boasts a wide range of gaming products that they’re willing to supply to clients. They do not necessarily plan to create all these verticals on their own, but say they work with some of the top suppliers in the business to offer a variety of sportsbook, poker, bingo, casino, and live dealer products, as well as some more exotic offerings such as Forex and financial trading.
All of this is packaged with a variety of services that they provide for partners and third party clients. This includes localization, programming, support, banking and design work – basically everything an operator would need to create a flexible and working iGaming site anywhere in the world.
Plenty of Promise, Little to Show So Far
SuperaGames is clearly a software provider that is still trying to find its footing a bit. We don’t just say this because of the lack of gaming content they’ve created thus far, but also looking at their website. There is still plenty of default content with dummy text and missing pages, which is a sign that they’re still building out their web presence.
At the moment, there’s no reason to seek out this provider’s games: the company has talked about wanting to target European and South American markets, but it’ll be some time before they become a serious player in the industry. Still, if you happen to come across their Xplosive slots, it’s probably worth taking a few minutes to try at least one of them out to get a feel for what this studio will be developing in the years to come.