STHLMGAMING is a young developer working out of Stockholm, Sweden. The company was founded as recently as 2016 but has a team with years of experience in creating online slots. Their first game was released in 2017 with 8 to follow in 2018 and 2019 and about the same number to be launched in 2020. Having learned what drives gaming, STHLMGAMING decided to produces video slots that are smart (smartly adapt to screen formats and devices), clean (feature high-quality graphics and clean GUI’s), obvious (as in simple and easy to understand) and exciting to play.
All games feature STHLMGAMING Smart All Devices™ technology enabling players to launch them on desktops, tablets, mobiles and apps in both landscape and portrait mode. STHLMGAMING products support 21 languages and 17 currencies (even more on request). In 2018, the company partnered with Relax Gaming to provide their games on the partner’s Silver Bullet Platform.
STHLMGAMING is clearly choosing quality over quantity and is far more interested in sustainable growth fuelled by providing well-designed slots with user-friendly interface, innovative features and high win potential. One of their innovations if the unique Booster Reel™ which makes bonus rounds pay crazy amounts.
The Golden Chase – is a medium to high variance game using the Imperial Russian Nouveau theme and offering to pay up to 6,600x your stake. Having launched it, you’ll see symbols occupying 5x3 game area with a keyhole positioned on top of each of the five reels. For every win, you’ll get a re-spin, unlock a symbol and collect a golden feature to be awarded during free games bonus round. It takes 5 consecutive wins to launch 8 Free Spins played with 5 boosters on an expanded reel area with 1,024 instead of the initial 243 ways to win. The list of golden features includes 1-3 additional spins on the house, total win multiplier of up to x3, symbol multiplier of x5, and an overlaid Wild on reels 2-5.
Perfect Catch – takes you on a fishing trip that will prove to be far more exciting than the serene ambiance would imply. Just like the real deal, this fishing experience rewards patience so be prepared to wait for a brag-worthy catch. Fish will swim onto reels 2, 3 and 4 to award an extra feature before transforming into a Wild symbol. Red fish applies a multiplier of x2-x5, yellow fish pays an instant win of up to 25x your bet, while blue fish adds 1-2 extra Wilds to its reel. Free Spins symbol has to land on reel 5 to trigger 8, 12, 20 or 30 Perfect Catch Free Spins. What you’ll find is that those generous fishes appear more frequently while you’re spinning for free than during the base game. Hook as many as you can to win up to 2,750x your bet.
Boost It – features art deco style of visuals and 5 reels spinning to the sound of jazz. There are 243 ways to win with traditional symbols such as diamonds, sevens and BAR icons. Substitute symbol can occupy 1 or 3 vertical positions and Booster Reel visible on top can add up to 3 Booster Features to any spin. Players will consequently benefit from up to 3 Wild symbols added to reels 2-5, an entire Wild reel, a x5 multiplier applied to symbol win, and a total win multiplier of x2-x10.
Sunset – looks like a classic slot machine with a 5x3 reel area but is in fact a lovely road trip video slot with highly rewarding extras and 243 ways to win. If Wild icon appears on any position except for the bottom row, it will nudge one step down with every spin. The longer it remains visible, the better are your chances of scoring a winning combination. Bonus symbols trigger up to 25 Sunset Free Spins playing out on a 5x4 grid and paying over 1,024 ways. Spins can be retriggered and there is no upper limit, meaning you could theoretically keep playing for free forever.
Van Gogh – is a masterpiece with 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines, designed in the same style as the artist’s artwork. You’ll get plenty of help thanks to overlay Brush Stroke Wild symbols which can land in patterns of 1x2, 2x1, 2x2 and 3x3. Colour Splash may appear on any symbol to add a feature to your free games bonus round. Each purple Colour Splash adds one Free Spin (15 spins to be collected by accumulating up to 11 purple splashes), orange increases free games multiplier (up to 6 to collect for a multiplier of x7), green adds 1 Wild symbol (up to 5 Wilds to appear on separate reels), and blue removes 1 low-win symbol. Van Gogh Free Spins play with all Colour Splash feature the player has managed to claim and one can trigger them in one of two ways - by landing 3+ bonus symbols or by collecting the full amount of all Colour Splashes. Van Gogh slot is advertised as “the biggest free spins experience with super high winnings” able to pay more than 10,000 times your bet.
Each STHLMGAMING slot is a work of art with as much effort invested into the musical background as in the design of game area and symbols. They all offer multiple special features, frequently in the form of overlay Wilds and boosted free games bonus round. Games are generally highly volatile so they’ll attract players that look for high win potential and enjoy chasing big wins. Owing to the aforementioned simplicity, they’ll be instantly able to see where those big wins are coming from. Theoretical return to player (RTP) ranges from 96.27% to 96.83%. Maximum bet limits can be as low as €20 or €25 but some games (Perfect Catch, Sunset, Van Gogh) allow players to wager up to €100 per spin.
The company’s portfolio is obviously way too small to warrant a stand-alone offering but, thanks to the partnership with Relax Gaming, you’ll find STHLMGAMING slots along with those from industry leaders in top tier online casinos such as SlotsMillion and Leo Vegas. Such venues are happy to showcase all this young developer has thus far produced and will doubtlessly be equally eager to integrate each of its future releases.