Merging the online and offline gaming world has been a challenge over the last two decades. Not only do both sides of the business have very different ideas about how to attract and retain players, in many cases the regulations that legislate the land-based world don’t make it easy for the integration of the online games. One company that has been delivering solutions to both the online and offline casino worlds is Pariplay. Let’s take a look at the history of this gaming software developer and some of the games that have made them a success.
A Brief History of PariPlay
Pariplay is a developer that has been building games for many years and has found a nice niche with its slots games. While the company does offer some scratch cards and a couple of Table Games, it doesn’t have enough of a list of games to be used as the primary supplier to an operator. As a result, it has had to build an easy way for its games to be integrated into other systems. The end result is that Pariplay offers clients an excellent source of additional content for its brands.
Of the slots games that it has built, you can see creations that have come from in-house, as well as some familiar names that are a result of the company’s licensing partnerships. We like to see a combination like this in a slots catalog, as it gives players the chance to see what the development team can do but also brings in the sense of familiarity at the same time.
Pariplay has several gaming licenses, including from the UK Gambling Commission. This has allowed the vendor to work with land-based casinos in England, providing its games in a closed environment that means that players can play from their phones while in the establishment but not in the gaming area. This has extended the player value and shows a way that an offline casino can work with online games without cannibalizing its core business.
Top Three Pariplay Slots Games
Here is the slot machine you never knew you needed but won’t be able to live without. A result of a licensing deal, this game brings to the casino the characters from the campy, ridiculous movie of the same name. The game is a 5 reel, 25 pay line machine which comes with symbols including sharks of course, but also characters from the movie. You are hoping for Sharknado Mode, at which point the sharks create a frenzy on the screen which results in extra wins and Spins for the player. Overall, while the movies were so bad they were good, this machine is an excellent slot with great wild and Scatter features.
Pariplay as entered into a licensing arrangement with Atari to bring the classic video games of the 80s to the slot machine lobby. We chose this game because it is one of the most popular video games of all time, but it is also the most recent Atari-branded release from the online developer. One look at the reels will take you back to the times when this game was considered a technological marvel. With sound effects taken from the video game and symbols like the old joysticks, the gameplay is excellent in this 5 reel, 20 pay line machine. The expandable Atari symbol acts a wild and gives you many chances to add to your wins, and there is actually a pong game that breaks out during one of the bonuses that rewards you with multipliers. This is an excellent use of the classic video game them and is a great addition to the full roster of Atari-themed games from Pariplay.
Fish & Chips
Now, at first we were wondering how this delicious lunch item was going to be transformed into a slot machine, but then we realized it was a play on words involving the casino chip. Well, the underwater-themed game is a much better idea than the English pub idea we had. This is a 5 reel, 20 pay line game that is covered in a lovely blue color. Many symbols feature cartoonish sea creatures, but the ones you really want to see are the Shark Scatter symbol and the Octopus Bonus symbol, both of which will give you extra multipliers on your winning spins. The sounds of this game aren’t our favorite, but we can always mute those and focus on the bright colors and excellent gameplay of this popular machine.
Pariplay is very focused on the mobile compatibility of its games catalog. As we mentioned, mobile is a critical piece of the ongoing relationship with land-based casinos, and you can find the majority of these games available in the browser of your device. The games are HTML5-based, which means there will be no difference between playing them on a phone or tablet and when you play them on your PC.
Pariplay has found a nice middle ground between the online and offline casinos worlds, which is no doubt making many of its competitors envious. The company needs to add more Table Games and video poker if it ever plans to be a primary supplier of games to an operator, but for the time being, we think that a focus on bridging the gap between online and land-based casinos is the best use of its time.