One of the first developers to start using HTML5 for their games, they’ve moved completely to this technology since 2017, so these days they no longer have Flash in their newly released slots. With regular releases of slot machines and other table games, the Realistic Games collection is growing at a rapid pace, and it looks like there are about 1-2 new titles announced each month.
Realistic Games was founded in 2002, as a company that’s registered in England and Wales, being based in Reading, Berkshire. Over the next 9 years or so they worked and developed various casino games, including Hi Lo Gambler, Roulette, Blackjack and La Boule, among others. These were all launched via third party platforms, and so they reached some of the biggest brands around, including Bet Fred, Ladbrokes or Bet365.
They wanted to be in control of their content though, and so they launched ReGaL in 2011. This was their own Remote Gaming Server, which would be used to distribute all types of content that Realistic Games would create over the years. The first brand to start using ReGaL would be Stan James.
One of the first developers to start using games for the mobile market, using HTML5, Realistic Games had their first table games and slots released in 2011 and 2012, and they continued down this path from that point forward.
One of their games, called Super Graphics Upside Down, was nominated for Game of the Year in 2013, at the EGR Operator Awards, a recognition of the company’s work in this field.
Between 2013 and 2016 they’ve launched games for all major platforms (desktop as well as mobile), with a number of major brands, the list including well known casinos like Gala, Paddy Power, Betfair, NYX and William Hill.
Early 2014 is when they obtained their Gibraltar Remote Gambling License, and they’ve then established their office and operations in that region.
As of early 2017, Realistic switched completely to HTML5, and Symmetry is the first slot that’s responsive and only available in this technology. A couple of months later, the company received their Game Host license.
Realistic Casino Games
More than 70 casino games were released by Realistic Games in time, and this doesn’t include only slot machines, but also a fair number of table games. You will find slots with 3 and 5 reels, pull tabs, mini games and casino games, so it’s a pretty good spread that is available via their ReGaL platform.
Before we get to slot machines, it should be noted what kind of offer the company has in regards to table games. 10 titles are currently released in that category, and they include roulette in several variants, along with blackjack, baccarat, keno and card games.
As for the slot machines, the collection includes about 20 titles with 3 reels which shouldn’t be ignored, with the rest being video slots with 5 reels. Their share of classic slots is much bigger than for other developers, getting close to 50% of the total number of slot machines they’ve released so far (40+ titles).
Don’t let the 3-reel category fool you, it’s going to have plenty of excellent stories to tell you, it’s not just about fruits. Splashtastic is a recent example of that, but it’s not the only one.
Some of the other unique stories they’ve told in their slots include the likes of Shuffle Bots, Clockwork Mice and Riverboat Gambler.
While generally decent looking slot machines, I’m not overly impressed with the offer that Realistic Games is making here. The list of recent releases includes a rather bad-looking title like Fortune 5 (fruit theme), an average Splashtastic (marine life), along with a decent looking Clockwork Mice.
This is another one of the areas where I’m not too happy with what I’m seeing. The features I’ve noticed so far are average, using wilds, free spins and scatters, or other similar options. They don’t seem to have a lot of unique stuff though.
It’s more of a developer that casinos will appreciate, but players will not have much reason to celebrate. The value of the top rewards can be good, but RTP wise none of them reach the 96% mark that most players want to see.