Founded in 2002, Realistic Games don’t try to dazzle you with flashy features or fill the screen with dozens of options that all end up looking the same. They create games that are fresh, clean and simple, easy to get into and lots of fun to play. With this in common, it’s almost a surprise that the games themselves are so different from one another. Let’s take a closer look at the selection.
It’s a matter of taste, but 6 Appeal from Realistic Games has one of the best soundtracks on the entire 777.be site. A smooth, rock n’ roll/jazz vibe plays as you find yourself in the glamorous world of the casino high-roller. Roulette wheels, the driest of martinis and gorgeous smoky-eyed women (I’m not sure what constitutes ‘smoky eyes’ or what that even has to do with anything, but it’s a phrase that always turns up in detective stories). Reach the bonus round, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that Dame Shirley Bassey herself was singing the theme. It’s not her, but it’s close.
One of the features of old, physical slot machines that you don’t see so much any more is the ‘nudge’ button. This gives you between one and three chances to ‘nudge’ the reel of your choice down a few notches, offering the chance to line up a win. With Big Wheel, Realistic Games are bringing it back. Get the bonus round, and the wheel spins, offering up a range of minigames to help boost your balance and challenge your nerve.
This is one of the more mellow games in the Realistic Games collection. A selection of gemstones have been harvested from a cavern full of ice. The camera pans slowly from left to right during the game, giving it a 3D feel, while gentle music plays, escalating only when you start to string together some wins. And this is much easier than you might expect: any symbols that line up to give you a win are turned into Wilds during a free respin. Win again, and those symbols also go Wild, and so on. Pretty soon, there are more Wilds than there are symbols, meaning that every spin wins.
The last of the Realistic Games selections (for now) is Symmetry. As with the others, it’s clean and simple with an upbeat soundtrack. The twist on this game is that you can win by lining up symbols horizontally as normal. But things can work out for you vertically as well. If you line up 5 rows that all have the same symbols (for example, the first row is all diamonds, the second is all rubies, etc.), you’ll activate a bonus feature that randomly picks a symbol and changes all the other symbols around it to that one. If you’re able to activate this feature with reel 1 being the same as reel 5, and reel 4 being the same as reel 2, then that’s Symmetry and your winnings will be huge!