One of the often underestimated online gambling software providers, Oryx Gaming sends you a message that you are “Born to Play” (combine that with Lady Gaga’s power cry “Born This Way” and you have yourself a lifelong motto). Relatively young among the veteran industry giants, the company named after an African antelope has been working hard to get recognised since 2010. The team was determined to produce a platform that gaming operators could rely on and one that the players will be satisfied and delighted with. In 2012 their first product reached the market and it became clear that working hard to perfect something gets you there eventually.
Leaping gracefully from one game to the next, Oryx quickly established itself as one of the more desirable software developers on the market. The company has offices in the USA, Slovenia, Estonia and also in Malta. The turnkey solution developed by Oryx Gaming is a full package; in other words, it has everything an operator needs to deliver a customised gaming experience. The platform includes not only a wide range of gaming titles, including slots, table games, video poker, networked jackpots and so on, but also an easy integration of third-party gaming content. The brand’s proprietary software includes around 30 slots and the rest are table games, online video poker machines and bingo.
Due to their aesthetic qualities, their sound effects, the combination of bonuses and payouts, as well as their themes and performance across various devices, the players and reviewers ought to agree that these titles are the most accomplished and the most popular products created in the Oryx Gaming creative kitchen.
Fruit Twist – simply a classic. The game features no more than 5 paying lines and includes a standard 5x3 layout. The grid is set against a summer backdrop. A red sunset can be seen behind the columns, a sandy beach below and palm leaves above the game engine. The graphics are basic, but striking. Fruit Twist offers symbols of watermelons, kiwis, lemons, coconuts, oranges and pineapples. The highest paying icon is the lucky red seven, and there is also a Scatter diamond. Great choice if you want to go old school and feel like you’re on a beach holiday at the same time, hoping to chill a while with a tasty fruit salad.
Sceptre of Cleo – inspired by the legends of Queen Cleopatra, Sceptre of Cleo presents the monarch as a woman of extraordinary beauty. The visuals are adapted to the Egyptian theme down to the smallest of details, from the backdrop of endless hieroglyphs to the font used to spell playing card symbols from 9 to Ace. The slot benefits from the Sceptre Wild symbol and a Mystery Scatter symbol. In combination, they trigger the Free Spins special feature in which 12 freebies can be won with a 2x multiplier. The game is played with a maximum of 9 paying lines and has a return rate of 96.01%.
Quick Slinger Bam Bam! – without a doubt, one of the visually most stunning products by Oryx Gaming. Quick Slinger Bam Bam! brings you back straight to the days of the Wild Wild West and places you on a dangerous street of a dangerous western town. The music calls for a showdown, so you need to move fast and you need to be smart. The symbols are gorgeous and beautifully animated, they are squeaky clean and polished and bright up the screen with their appearance. Some of them are saloon door, lasso, bullet, a pair of colt revolvers and an Ace of Spades coming out of a gamblers sleeve. Billy Fast, our cowboy friend appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 as the Wild. The High Noon Scatter triggers the bonus shootout feature which awards 15 free spins and more beans in the bag.
Extreme Pay – another classic, but this time the developer went in a different direction. Instead of introducing all sorts of fruits, the focus is more on recreating the look and feel of a land-based slot cabinet, with all the lights and buttons that make it charming and lovable. For a slot game that looks so simple, Extreme Pay comes with an original set of rules that are somewhat of an innovation. The game is played on 4 reels, 3 rows and 1 payline. The more coins you play, the higher the payout. Hope for the sevens to line up and you may win x1,250 the stake. Extreme Pay has hit frequency of 12.18% and a return percentage of 94.35% (1-5 coins)/95.21% (6, 8 and 10 coins).
Anaconda Eye Rapids - Anaconda Eye Rapids is a video slot game whose theme touches upon various genres, from adventure and jungle to animals and wildlife. It is played on 5 reels, 3 rows and up to 20 paylines. Such a demanding theme requires crisp graphics, and the designers have outdone themselves. The visuals are incredibly creative and detailed and, once again, the atmosphere feels genuine. As you spin the reels you see an explorer tackling tigers, crocodiles and anacondas, but you will also see him finding hidden treasures and triumphing against pesky piranhas. There are two bonus features and you can look forward to a high hit frequency and a good RTP.
Golden Dunes – every once in a while, slot developers start seeing beyond the expected themes and come up with a fresh approach. Golden Dunes is an example of this, with an unconventional Arabian desert theme, great graphics and a smooth-as-sand performance on all devices. It is played on 5 reels, 3 rows and up to 25 paylines. The reels are set against an image of an oasis. Finally, you are saved! Or are you? Perhaps the gorgeous enchantress is the one to blame for this illusion? Spin the reels to find out, and if you’re lucky you will enter the Bonus feature with re-pick options or the Free Spins Bonus with 10 free games and a 3x multiplier.
Oryx specialises in both traditional slot machines and state-of-the-art video slots. The brand’s most notable products are surely video slot games that incorporate attractive graphics and dynamic animation in just the right places, as well as realistic sound effects and compelling bonus features. The development and the progress of the Oryx skillset are visible throughout its production line, from the more uptight titles to the more recent ones which burst with creativity and opportunities to win.
Selected slots made by Oryx are available on the VideoSlots platform, as well as at Mr Green. Quite a lot of them can be played at Jetbull and SlotsMillion, too. Since the brand nurtures a highly customisable platform that is seamlessly integrated into the offerings of more sizeable gaming portals, you can only expect to find Oryx-powered games as part of a bigger picture.