When Leander Games signed a licensing deal with thrash metal kings Megadeth in 2011 company officials declared the fast tempo and aggressive percussive beats of the high-wattage band fit Leander’s “ethos perfectly.” Ramiro Atucha founded Leander Games in Buenos Aires in February of 2008 and laid the groundwork for that philosophy. Atucha entered the online gaming industry after providing digital communication services to a land-based slot producer.
Not content to rely solely on algorithms and computer programs Leander set out from the start to stir scriptwriters, illustrators, mathematicians and programmers into a creative cocktail to create its online games. The Leander Games library of games is sent to client casinos and distribution partners through its proprietary engine called LeGa. Its flagship video slots product for Real Money Gaming and Social Gaming platforms became the Reely Series.
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Leander initial foray with branded slots was its relationship with Megadeth that manifested itself in game form with Head Crusher bonuses and a Mega Nudge feature that enabled players to move reels 2 and 4 to create the best award winning combinations. Each member of the band makes appearances on the flaming reels.
Not to be musically pigeonholed Leander also signed a tie-in agreement with the queen of country music, Dolly Parton. Rather than nihilistic icons this video slots game lures players towards big coin payouts with a Butterfly Super Extra Wild while the speakers pump out Dolly’s biggest hits.
In the Leander universe Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs become 7 Lucky Dwarfs with a Mirror, Mirror feature, scattered free spins and a Dig in Our Mine Bonus where gold nuggets move along an ore car track to a possible 80X bonus. Also spinning a new twist on folk tales is Little Pigs Strike Back the trio of porcine detectives set out to track down the wolf, aided by reels of expanding wilds and a Free Spins Bonus. In The Voyages of Sinbad the mythical sailor leads to free spins, a mystery scatter and a boat load of multipliers during his adventures on the seven seas.
Straying even further from the Megadeth ethos is Pablo Picasslot with its flamboyant artist protagonist painting his masterpiece with wilds and hanging portraits of keys on the wall to unlock big prizes from the treasure chests lingering around his studio. The Mandarin Fortune summons the cosmic energy of Yin and Yang to produce wins from the mysterious Chinese culture. Potion Factory deposits the player in the land of black magic where secret concoctions can transform any milquetoast character into a menacing baddie.
Leander Games also features the requisite themes of Ancient Rome (Golden Rome), Dragons, (Dragon Slot), Space (Supernova) and Egypt (Secrets of the Tomb) in its suite of 20 or so games. Zombie Rush, which joined the Leander line-up in 2014, follows the travails of every man hero Max as he tries to find the lovely Claire while corps of the undead ravage their neighbourhood spilling radioactive liquid everywhere. Not that gamers are unhappy to see the liquid-toting zombies since the reels turn wild when they become radioactive.
The Reely series of table games includes Reely Poker, Reely Roulette, Reely Bingo, and Reely Caribbean Stud Poker. Leander has lined up distribution partners in Snowcat, OpenBet, Amaya, Every Matrix, iSoftBet and Whitehat Gmaing while operators such as Betsson Bet-at-Home, Gala, CasinoEuro, Unibet, Betmotion and Full Tilt Poker have taken advantage of direct integration.