Holland Power Gaming is a Dutch company that specialises in the development of high-end casino games. Naturally, to achieve this feat it has to deploy all the usual features and flourishes that the modern player demands and expects: superb graphics, smooth animations, realistic sound, intriguing themes, immersive storylines and novel features.
The company manufactures a wide selection of games including progressive jackpots, bingo, table games and slots. It can also create bespoke games for clients looking to stamp their brand all over their online casino.
Holland Power Gaming work out of an office in Bergen op Zoom in the south of the Netherlands. Its reach is global of course; clients can contact the firm by telephone, email or via the form on their website. The company welcomes approaches from new customers and is naturally eager to discuss ways in which it can help their business to grow. When they’re not busy beavering away in their Dutch offices, the staff of HPG can be found out and about at trade shows and gaming exhibitions, showcasing their latest wares to the world.
The news section of Holland Power Gaming’s website hasn’t been updated in two years. While in many circles this would be taken as evidence of a dormant company, the gaming sector seems to operate to different rules; whenever a software company goes quiet on social or on its website, 9 times out of 10 it’s simply because they’re too busy – or at least that’s the excuse.
The best way to get a feel for what Holland Power Gaming are capable of is by putting their games to the test. HPG have released some great looking slots, titles that are just begging to be played from the moment you clap eyes on them.
The company is not afraid to celebrate its homeland either – even the seedier parts of it. As a case in point, give Amsterdam Red Light District a spin. The 5-line 25-reel slot celebrates the world’s most famous red light district, a place where pleasures of the flesh are celebrated in all their lurid neon glory. Playing symbols include boats, strippers, bulldogs and tulips. While only some of these things are synonymous with Amsterdam’s red light district, the cool background for the game, depicting the waterfront with its canals, brothels and cafes, coupled with the red neon light that frames the reels, makes for a convincing simulation.
Holland Power Gaming has also tried their hand at darker subject matter, the sort that will appeal to fans of horror. Good luck getting to sleep after a couple of hours spent playing Reel Ghost, with its gruesome looking grim reaper and spooky dead girls. The creepy characters are at their frightening best in the bonus game, but with slick animations and atmospheric sound effects, Reel Ghost will have you sat on the edge of your seat from the get-go.
HPG have ticked off most boxes in their quest to cover all the major slot themes, memes and tropes. Dracula rears his head and bares his fangs in The Return of Dracula, while ‘girly’ gamers are catered for with the likes of Beauty Salon and Lady Fortuna. Traditional slots staples such as fruits and red 7s surface in the likes of Super Fruit 7, Bars & Sevens and Wild Fruits, and naturally HPG have got an Egyptian game or two to their name.
The company have also released a series of dice-based slots such as Seven Dice, a 5-reel game with 10 lines and a jackpot of €10,000. They’ve also developed two complementary titles, Wild Dices and Star Dice.
As you work your way through HPG’s games, you’ll travel the world, going from the far East – Chinatown – to the Med in Bella Italia. The latter game shows off HPG’s graphics, which incorporate all the beauty and majesty of Renaissance-era Italy. Major symbols include the Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Mount Vesuvius.
As a complete contrast to Bella Italia, have a go at Big Money Cruise. It’s the complete opposite; a game that seems to revel in its crassness, with a protagonist played by a balding middle-aged male with a cocktail in his hand and a Hawaiian garland around his neck.
At present, Holland Power Gaming has 5 progressive jackpot games to their name. As well as the aforementioned Dracula slot, which has a fearsome progressive pot, there’s Goldrun, a custom-made game that was designed exclusively for Goldrun Casino. The 5-reel 10-line game packs an impressive 4 progressive jackpots and features traditional fruits and bells as its key symbols as well as gold and silver casino tokens.
Rio Carioca is a carnival themed progressive game that’s as colourful as the Brazilian dancers it’s modelled on. Watch out for the cable cars that serve as scatters and which can lead you to free games galore.
Thai Paradise is another progressive slot along the same lines, with scatters again leading to free spins with a maximum multiplier of 6. The animation in both these games is superb. Finally, we have Jackpot Runner. This time there are only 3 reels to focus on in keeping with the old-style fruit machines that inspired it. The playing area may be small but the sums to be won are indisputably large.
To date, Holland Power Gaming have released just one bingo game – Bingo +2Ball. This bingo/keno hybrid requires players to select up to 10 numbers from a field of 80 spots. Twenty balls will then be dropped, but there’s also the option to buy an additional two balls. With two progressive jackpots built in, Bingo +2Ball is a fun and tension-filled way of playing for big money.
Holland Power Gaming has released a trio of table games so far, but have additional titles in the works. European Roulette is a faithful take on the popular casino game. Players can select from two table views and casinos can elect to have the game in low, standard or high limit version.
Holland Power Gaming can also customise elements of the game to suit the needs of the casino it’s destined for. The game can be seen in action at Goldrun Casino.
In addition to roulette, HPG have released two versions of blackjack: European Blackjack and American Blackjack. The European version, which features sharp graphics and an attractive playing card design, allows players to play up to 5 hands per game. It’s available, just like European Roulette, in high, low and standard limit versions. The game can also be seen in action at Goldrun Casino. It’s the same story with American Blackjack, which of course follows the American rules of the game.
Holland Power Gaming has clearly decided to focus on what they do best: games. The company appears to harbour no aspirations to develop its own gaming platform or to start offering turnkey solutions. Its existing games have been well received for the most part, with slots showcasing HPG at their creative best. For their tribute to Amsterdam’s red light district alone, HPG deserve a round of applause. There are whackier slots out there, but few that are executed as well as this 5-reel effort.
In the near future, expect to see more table games and bingo games from the Dutch software company.