A Guide to NetEnt History and Games
If there is one games designer that every casino site needs to feature amongst its suppliers, it’s Net Entertainment. Needless to say, sites do not disappoint. Owners 888 Gaming have signed a comprehensive licencing deal, so you will always find a good selection of NetEnt titles on Dragonfish powered casinos.
This is important, because NetEnt are arguably the producers of the very best games around. They are also one of the most prolific, with barely a month going by without another top quality release. This company is almost certainly responsible for the design of some of your favourite games. But if you are looking for a fresh challenge, have no fear: NetEnt will be sure to be releasing something new very soon.
This prolific output is not bad for a company founded in Stockholm, Sweden barely twenty years ago. They now have offices based throughout the European continent and beyond, including major bases in Krakow, Poland, Kiev in Ukraine, Malta and Gibraltar on the Mediterranean. They now also have an outpost on the other side of the pond, in New Jersey in the United States. With over a thousand employees spread throughout the Western hemisphere, they are now one of the biggest online games producers in the world.
And they need all these eager designers and marketing bods, because they really do produce great games at an astounding rate. With over 200 already available, and more on the drawing board (or should that be in the cloud), there is no sign of the company’s creativity being exhausted.
Many of the most played titles around today have been created by NetEnt. These include just about every conceivable genre, with top notch graphics and excellent game play, with some innovative special features and bonus games on top. All round evergreen favourites like Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst and When Pigs Fly are essentials for any well regarded casino site.
More genre specific games include official music releases for Guns ‘n’ Roses, Motorhead and Jimi Hendrix. All these officially licenced slots feature original music from the artists to accompany your spins. For players looking for more relaxing imagery and sound, try soothing yet visually stunning games like Butterfly Staxx, Glow, Lights or the charming Koi Princess.
If it’s something darker you are looking for, try gothic horror masterpieces like Blood Suckers, Mythic Maiden and Zombies. Or my own personal favourite, Universal Monsters’ Dracula. This moody and atmospheric game features a seated and apparently snoozing Count, who springs to “life” from beside your reels to startle the unprepared as the reels spin. Colonies of marauding bats flocking across your reels add to the doom laden atmosphere.
It’s not just about the slots though. NetEnt also produce an excellent range of more traditional casino games. These include table favourites like Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker and Roulette, all available in several different formats. Live Gaming has also recently been added to the repertoire. This means that you can now get maximum realism by playing Blackjack or Roulette with NetEnt’s team of professional dealers and croupiers via the company’s own live studio.
All the company’s games are compatible with play on any kind of device: The visually stunning graphics look good on any screen. The dynamic, carefully chosen colours and practical layout mean that their games are easy to play on your smartphone, especially in landscape mode.
But many players still prefer to play games on a larger screen so it is not enough to be just phone friendly. And a panoramic wide screen really does bring out some of their more visually stunning games to their maximum potential. A decent sound system too, will emphasise the hard rocking music titles outlined above, plus the quality soundtracks on games like Neon Staxx.
So when it comes to big names in online gaming, you won’t find much bigger than NetEnt. The company has over 200 great games to their name already, with over a thousand employees based all around the globe working to bring you more. Close to 200 online casinos across the world carry their games, leading to over 21 million different transactions being handled in 2014, the last year for which figures have been published. That’s sixteen times more than are handled annually by the New York Stock Exchange.
Keep your eyes peeled and fingers at the ready for more great games from NetEnt very soon…