There are many called, but few chosen, or that is the motto of Northern Lights Gaming, an online slot machine developer based in Stockholm and Manchester. This company has managed to position itself in the market in a short time with a limited number of games that have reached the main distributors in collaboration.
Read on to see what Northern Lights Gaming can offer you in the world of online casinos.
Brief history of Northern Lights Gaming
Northern Lights Gaming was founded in late 2017 by a small team of professionals with more than 20 years of experience in the gaming market. Some of these members are behind the most successful slot machines in the UK, being former members of Barcrest and WMS, two of the biggest in the sector. This company was created with two locations, one in Manchester and the other in Stockholm, and in just one year was licensed by the UKGC and certified by the Alderney Gaming Core Services Associate. Two authorizations that facilitate the approval of the presence of their games in online casinos.
Since then they have reached agreements with the main online slot platforms such as SG Digital, Sky Vegas, 888 Casino and Relax Gaming in the Silver Bullet partnership program. Additionally, they were the first studio on the globe to be part of Yggdrasil's ambitious plan: YGS Masters. In 2019 they released the first game of this collaboration, the successful Niagara Falls.
In total, Northern Lights Gaming has developed 7 digital slots in which a very elaborate and detailed graphic aspect stands out, good animations and systems that mix very well the most basic rules of the reels with some fun introductions. His latest machine so far is a collaboration with Yggdrasil that came out in March of this same 2020.
Software and technology development
Northern Lights Gaming digital slot machines stand out especially for their good use of technology for online gaming. We are talking about very recent developments on HTML 5 and with the support and experience of years in the sector. In addition to the access to the development facilities provided by Yggdrasil in its collaboration program.
From this we get games that have some of the most eye-catching graphics on the market with extraordinary fluidity on any device, whether on desktops and laptops via browser or on mobiles and tablets. All a waste on a technical and artistic level that makes their games stand out visually without abusing, as often happens, garish colors and effects that oversaturate the view.
Northern Lights Gaming games
Taking a closer look at Northern Lights Gaming digital slots we find a relative variety in their catalog, always working with classic reel machines with 5 reels although different rows. What they all have in common is that on a visual level they stand out a lot for a careful, pleasant and non-strident graphic appearance, they are machines that do not force their color to attract attention, they do it more with live backgrounds, very fluid animations and a sound section also very nice and without any fanfare.
Also, all of their slot machines are very good at player bets with a good return and low volatility, with some machine with medium volatility. But let's look at their most outstanding releases in detail:
His first work by him was Electric Wilds, perhaps his most risky bet on a 3 × 3 roulette wheel with very original graphics, although not so attractive. It would open the screen to show two 3 × 3 packs, one of reels and the other a type 3 in a row screen in which the bonus symbols that are applied to the game symbols appear.
Electric Wilds was followed by Rocky’s Gold, with a much more standardized and themed style in the search for jewelry and gold in the Wild West. Later on, Blast Off appeared mixing aspects of 1970s-style futurism and classic slot symbols such as 7s and BARs.
The biggest leap in quality came with his collaborations with Yggdrasil. The first, Niagara Falls is his game with the highest volatility and lowest RTP, but it is also one of the roundest works of him. This is a 5-reel slot with the usual fruits and symbols played on a classic-style machine set in Niagara Falls. With that premise, he achieves some of the most recognizable sounds and animations in the sector. In addition, for the bonuses it pays homage to one of the most famous games of chance in the East, pachinko.
We also find 100 fortunes or All Star Knockout, the latter being the most recent development of it. These are two more traditional slot machines, one set in China and the other with the usual symbols, of which the spectacular bonuses stand out.
But if there's one Northern Lights Gaming digital slot machine to check out other than Niagar Falls, it's Aurora. This is Silver Bullet's first collaboration and offers one of the most advanced graphical experiences in the world. Completely original graphics and music, 3D animations and even the presence of fully animated ogres that appear from WILD columns and that move and celebrate the awards. One of the most spectacular games at this level that we have tried.
Northern Lights Gaming, Nordic flavor
Nordic culture has been taking over our lives for years and the way we work has become a goal to be achieved. Looking at the digital slots that Northern Lights Gaming creates, there is definitely something to them beyond the previous experience and the graphical aspect. As we have already commented, there are many greats who are collaborating with this small company with two offices in Northern Europe, for a reason.