Reel Time Gaming is an Australian iGaming company, one that has taken different forms over the years. Today the company is invested in producing online slots for operators and platforms around the world. They also have their own UK Gambling Commission licence, which further ensures that the games are available for a wide variety of players. Naturally, this also includes Canadian casino players.
The company has also cooperated with other game producers, such as with Blueprint Gaming. This gives their games even wider reach, not only offering the games to more players, but also expanding the way the games are built.
Like many other Australian game producers, such as Aristocrat, IGT, and Ainsworth,the look and feel of the game trends towards the classic. However, with time they have adapted other methods and are constantly adding new features, mechanics and specials to their games. This also includes Megaways titles.
Note, don’t confuse this provider with RealTime Gaming (often abbreviated RTG), both have been in the business for quite some time, with a history that stretches back decades.
A Look at History
The story for Reel Time Gaming began in 2009, when the company was established. The original clients and audience seem to have been land-based casinos. It took four years, until 2013, when the company finally started releasing online slots. These early years were mostly used to boot up the company, and establish the model which the company follows to this day.
That is, trusting in a combination of game mathematics, excellent artists, excellent coding, and thorough testing. Not entirely unique concepts, but certainly something that needs to be in good order to make it in the casino gaming industry. Make note that this company
Around 2015 the company first received a licence for its gaming machines in the UK, which would indicate that the land-based business had by this point become widespread, and also remained an important part of the company’s business. It took until 2018 for this to be expanded into online gaming machines.
2020 marked another year of importance, when the company started cooperating with Blueprint Gaming. Though they had produced games for other companies before, in this case the latter company took popular land-based titles and made them available online. Since then news has been scarce, with the company simply concentrating on providing players with more and more games. And with some success we would say.
Now, let’s take a look at those slots.
With origins in land-based slot gaming it’s quite easy to see how the early set of games shaped up. There’s actually quite a big difference with online and offline slots. The selection is simply much more numerous online, which is why it has also developed at lightning speed compared to the more traditional land-based slots.
These have in turn started taking influences from the online selection, though they are still far less in number and more trusting in very popular setups. In any case, what’s available in either space today is much more different than it was when the company first started.
Have a look at these classic slots:
- Woop Woop
Amazing graphics with familiar symbols in a game that concentrates just on core gameplay. Fill the reels with matching fruits. And watch out for those wilds, as they allow you to transfer symbols into matching ones across the reels.
- Triple Flame
This is a pure classic slot, with an interface that goes back to the golden age of fruit machines. Five reels and ten paylines with just one feature: re-spins, with certain symbols held in place for easier wins.
- 7s Deluxe
7s are another important symbol in the history of slot machines. So much so that here it is combined with the classic three-reel setup. Besides a wild, there are no specials in play. Just pure wins through five paylines with three symbol combinations.
- Crown Gems
The usual playing card ranks are joined by symbols of wealth and royalty. Though no special features can be found, and the gameplay is run along the usual five-reel grid, the maximum win of 5000 times your bet is quite unusual for a game of this style.
- El Torero
This theme is surprisingly popular, especially when it comes to old-school casino gaming. The game itself is also from the old-guard of Reel Time Gaming titles, yet it has maintained its popularity over the years with simple gameplay.
Overall A Solid Selection
Whilst these games are not going to offer much surprises when it comes to features and ways of play, they still offer exactly the sort of experience we are looking for in classic slots. And that is always coupled with meaningful wins and high RTP.
And whilst the mechanics in use are from the past, the games themselves have been updated to take advantage of mobile play, and other more modern features. And apart from the very old titles, the graphics and interface are also top notch.
And here’s a bunch of more modern slots:
- Thai Flower Megaways
If you’re looking for big wins, and a bit of beauty, this is an excellent slot to start with. Using the Megaways mechanics, this game can net wins up to 50 000 times the original bet. There are a couple of extra features to spice up the gameplay.
- Fishin’ Frenzy Fortune Spins
Wilds and bonus spins are common features, and here these are joined by fortune spins. Or rather, Fortune Play. Here the combination of the fisherman symbol and the fish symbols results in wins, changing the normal gameplay entirely. An extra fortune bet is enabled, which can be turned on or off on each spin.
- Eye of Horus Power 4 Slots
What if you’re playing on four different reel setups simultaneously, instead of the usual one? That’s the question this slot explores. Bonus spins, original gameplay, and a special Pyramid feature add in even more things to wish for.
- Crabbin’ For Cash Extra Big Catch
One of the freshest slots from Reel Time Gaming. Medium variance gameplay is augmented with bonus games that bring multipliers and payout symbols with them. Collect symbols to upgrade the size of your catch.
Upgrades and Variations
Something you will quickly notice is that the company likes to produce a variety of versions of some of their more popular slots. Eye of Horus is one of these, and Fishin’ Frenzy being another one. This keeps the core gameplay mechanics the same, but always adds a whole new level of special features to enjoy.
However, it can’t be said that the company would really venture too far from its roots. The influences of land-based gaming is clear, although the company has clearly modernised the experience enough to keep it interesting. In this regard, their selection is one of the best in the industry.
Bonus spins and wilds are at the top of the list when talking about normal special features. These are often joined by different bonus games, often the kinds where you simply pick items or symbols to reveal wins.
Paylines are the most common setup, by far, for counting different wins. Lately, the company has been expanding its selection. Such as the handful of Megaways slots that they have released. Ways to win, cluster pays, and other similar mechanics aren’t part of the selection at this time. Though obviously, it’s one expected avenue of expansion for the future.
Upgradable symbols are something that you tend to find in almost all of the games that use special features to spice up the gameplay. This is often further combined with specials where you get to collect symbols from the reels, rather than using the normal paylines to deliver wins.
The company doesn’t seem to have built its own bonus system. With this, we obviously mean some way to distribute bonus spins and use bonus cash in the games. In these, the company and its games seem to completely rely on its partners. Lucky thing that they are signed up with companies like Softgamings and EveryMatrix, who have their own platforms to handle this sort of business.
Still, today we would expect stuff like network promotions and slot tournaments to be an integral part of every midsize to large gaming company. With over a hundred titles in the catalogue, these kinds of tools are a must to promote the games further. Definitely something to improve on.
The Legal Side of Things
Reel Time Gaming holds a licence from the UK Gambling Commission, which is generally a pretty strong sign of excellent production values, and of course safe and secure gameplay. They don’t seem to hold any licences in Canada, which means that these games are to be mostly found in offshore online casinos, in which Canadian players are always welcome.
Of course, the partners, such as Blueprint Gaming, do hold licences in Ontario. This is why the games, in various configurations, can be found in almost all online casinos that Canadian casino fans have access to. Have a look!