If you've been around the block a few times when it comes to online casinos, then you'll be fully familiar with the industry's most popular software companies. You know, the king of game-studios who appear on more or less every decent gambling website out there, such as Netent, NextGen, Microgaming, the list goes on.
However, you'll also be well aware that there are always a few hidden gems waiting to be discovered in the world of e-gaming, whether that comes in the form of a single game that you haven't tried before, or perhaps, if you're really lucky, it might come in the form of a game-maker which boasts an extensive catalogue of top notch slot machines.
Well, if you're after something outside of the mainstream, then we think we might have just the software company for you with Habanero Systems. This relatively new and, as yet, unknown company is spicing up the slot machine world with an impressively large and diverse selection of games, many of which use 3D animations and are optimised to be played on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. These games can all be accessed on the company's demo website but players can find Habanero Systems' slot machines available to spin for real money at a limited number of licensed casino websites.
Founded in 2012, Habanero Systems runs a fairly close-knit operation from its four worldwide offices in Johannesburg, Manila, Sofia and Kiev. As such, the company claims to be able to provide a direct and personalised service to its clients, with a view to offer its services in the European and Asian betting markets. It's still early days and the company could use a few more years yet before it can make any meaningful inroads into these highly competitive markets, but the firm does seem to have all of the talent and potential to deliver its home-made games and software platforms to online casinos and their customers all over the world.
In today's modern gambling market, nothing is quite as vital to a software company's success than the adaptability of their games. Because, let's face it, there's no use making a spectacularly designed game with truly entertaining gameplay features if it only accepts wagers in one currency, or if all of the instructions are in a language which many potential bettors won't be able to understand.
With this in mind, Habanero Systems is keen to ensure that its games can be enjoyed by as many people as possible around the world with software that can be adapted to a variety of European languages such as English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Russian. What's more, the company also goes to great lengths to make Asian players feel at home with games that can be played in Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Indonesian.
If you want to get a taste of just how hot this software company is, then you simply have to take a look at their range of slot machines. There are over fifty 5-reel video slots listed in the company's demo website, allowing punters to try out all of the different themes that are available to play on mobile devices in HTML5 and on desktop computer screens with Flash.
The vast majority of the games in this lobby are designed to a very high contemporary standard, with a wide range of themes which covers many of the usual slot machine genres as well as some newfangled concepts. Beginning with the generic games, players will find titles like 12 Zodiacs, an 18-payline video slot which takes on an Ancient Chinese theme with wilds that offer random 3x multipliers and a progressive jackpot to boot.
Other games which are equally enriched with bonus gameplay features and familiar themes include titles such as Arcane Elements, Roman Empire, Dragon's Throne and Gold Rush. Dragon's Throne is a particularly stunning slot machine with incredibly detailed design work which takes after classic fantasy adventure comics and games. Plus, the game puts players into the heart of the action with a special side game in which two dragons duel it out for the right to award free spins to the player. Arcane Elements on the other hand is all about fantastic wizards and wonderful spells with four element symbols that award extra wild symbols to the reels while Gold Rush promises some explosive action with free spins and collapsing reel symbols.
All of the above slot machines also feature a progressive jackpot for continuously increasing prize winning potential.
Not only does Habanero systems throw up those (somewhat serious) slot machines with tried and tested themes, but the company also isn't afraid to be a little bit silly and adventurous with its novelty slot machine collection. This includes a number of animal based slot machines with cartoon graphics such as Buggy Bonus and Coyote Cash as well as the 3D animated game Ruffled Up – the last of which is a 243 ways to win slot machine featuring some comical bird characters. As well as exploring the animal kingdom, this game-studio will take players around the world of culture with novelty slot machines such as Tower of Pizza, Ride'em Cowboy, and Bikini Island. So, whether you are in the mood for Italian cuisine, some rodeo action or just chilling on the beach, you should find something to satisfy your spinning desires.
Slot machines aren't the only order of the day at Habanero Systems, because the game designer is also responsible for a small selection of classic casino games and video pokers. There are seven different table games which are available in HTML5 for mobile playability, and they include titles such as Sic Bo, Baccarat, 3 Hand Blackjack and European Roulette. The video poker selection are also optimised for handheld devices with ten different options like All American Poker, Jacks or Better and Joker Poker.
As well as creating fun and exciting gambling games for the punters to enjoy, Habanero Systems also offer a complete casino software package to online operators so spinners have a safe and reliable place to enjoy the action. This casino software solution is offered to clients with an easy-to-use back office, from where many different aspect of the casino can be accessed and managed such as player transaction history, player loyalty schemes and even progressive jackpot options.
At the current time, there are only two casinos online which make use of Habanero Systems' games and software solutions. The first of these is Club Gold Casino which is exclusively powered by Habanero and stocked with the software company's slot machines. The second casino is Thrillion City, an Asian facing gambling website in simplified Chinese that makes use of some of the game-studios slot machine titles alongside other software suppliers.
It may not carry the same weight of as some of the big names in the e-gaming industry, but Habanero Systems does put forward a very good show of itself with an extensive and diverse range of feature-rich slot machines. The games are all of a very high visual calibre, putting the game-studio up there with some of the best in the business when it comes to aesthetics and eye-catching graphics.
That said, the developer could use a couple of 3-reel classics to provide a bit of balance to all of the epic fantasy action and silly novelty spins. Nonetheless, the firm also offers a casino software package, meaning that you can keep an eye out for more casinos in the future which stock Habanero games as the main attraction.