Lately we’ve seen more and more upcomers providing new exciting slots. It’s not just about NetEnt and Microgaming anymore. The business is blooming for studios creating slots, but the competition grows bigger. The trend we have spotted is that high volatile games with potential for huge wins is booming on casinos. Many players want to try their luck with these high paying games. We are of course one of them. The provider we’re focusing on in this article is Pragmatic Play.
Pragmatic Play started to operate in 2016 but has a longer history than that. They have their background in another company called TopGame. A part of TopGame was bought by investors and they created Pragmatic Play as we know it. Pragmatics vision and mindset is to be a leader in the iGaming industry and to create value for their clients with high quality products.
Pragmatic Play has a special look to their games which they successfully maintain with the making of new slots with different features. We haven’t seen this provider as a go to for many players, and does rarely get page one placements in the popular lists. However, within the last months they seem to have done a lot of things right.
The graphics seem to have been improved a lot if we compare their older games to the newly released. And the gameplay is more exciting than ever with games that can produce insane wins. Two new releases we’ve looked at is Da Vinci’s Treasure and Peking Luck. Both are highly volatile and they are not shy about marketing this. Peking Luck has a max win of 180,000x and Da Vinci’s Treasure is not to far behind. These two are ranked 5 out of 5 by pragmatic on the volatility scale. We can agree with them on this point.
Da Vinci’s Treasure is an Indiana Jones inspired slot machine with 3 different bonus features. Once you get 3 scatters in the base game you will unlock one of these randomly - Map Quest, Prize Pick or Progressive Free Spins. You want to get the free spins where the multiplier grows for every spin. It could go as high as 60x with re-triggers. The Map Quest feature is capped with a 100x win and is considered the second best feature. While Prize Pick does not give you high wins.
Peking Luck is more of an oriental themed slot with a catchy tune and stacked wilds on the reels which multiplies the wins with 2. In the bonus feature you have to choose from 6 different colors to determine how many spins you get in the bonus. And then an additional pick for what multiplier the spins will have. You can have a maximum of 38 spins and 18x multiplier.
Just days ago a new release from Pragmatic was released called Ancient Egypt Classic. With the Egyptian theme and classic written in the title you might know what kind of game this is. Yes, a book of ra copy pretty much. The max pay in this slot is 5000x and the features works the same as any book game. Three scatters will give you a 10 free spins with one featured symbol that expands on any reel. Not by any means is this unique and rethinking but we think it’s a smart move and a good game to have in your portfolio. It’s also a nice twist for us players that enjoy of a really good book game.
On the other hand they also released a title called Vegas Magic. This slot is really unique. With influences from other classics they put together a really enjoyable slot. Every win drops down more symbols and gives you an additional multiplier. At the same time you have a special symbol in the shape of a dollar sign that triggers insane wins if you manage to get 1 on each reel. This is not regarded by Pragmatic as volatile as the 3 mentioned above but can still pay a hefty 3500x win.
We think the future of Pragmatic Play is looking bright. They are moving in the right direction with many exciting new releases. Innovative ideas and the fact that they successfully manage to catch the right trends with their latest games has been a factor of why Pragmatic Play is in the spotlights. With 13 certified jurisdictions and slots in 26 different languages we think this upcomer can become a huge deal and trendsetter in the iGaming business in the near future.