After working behind the scenes as subcontractors for various gaming technology outfits the Play’n Go group formed in Vaxjo, Sweden in 1997. The new team concentrated on “play” first, developing bingo, baccarat and instant win games. The company pegged its fortunes on clear and straightforward graphic presentations that resulted in easy-to-play and easy-to-connect games.
In 2011 the “go” was fully realised with the release of its mobile platform. A year earlier Play’n Go had partnered with Jadestone Group, a Stockholm-based video game developer most regarded for its involvement with the best-selling Championship Manager series of British football-management simulation computer games. Brothers Paul and Oliver Collyer, each now a Member of the Order of the British Empire, developed the video action games in 1992.
The Play’n Go and Jadestone collaboration released a game selector with casino mini-games that worked through a widget inserted onto a website that enabled players to access online casino play from any web page. The company’s initiative was to put as many action games into mobile play as possible and more than 50 Play’n Go titles in 30 languages are now available for gamers.
Play’n Go Casino Games
Easy play and fast games began as the hallmark of a Play’n Go slots. Classic three-reel, single payline games like Speed Cash, Bell of Fortune, Ace of Spades and Lucky Diamonds all appear when the roll call of Play’n Go games is read. Ring the Bells is another throwback game that inserts a progressive jackpot into the proceedings.
Play’n Go has moved into the realm of five-reel video slots and packed them additional play features. Gem Drop Slot juices the excitement with three progressive jackpots. Mr Toad Slot gives players a double up and a triple up option. Enchanted Meadow grows expanding wilds and awards free spins with multipliers. the Lady of Fortune Slot brings wild multipliers into play and untethers winning combinations from the far left reel. Jazz of New Orleans has just five paylines with its five reels but the awards can reach 200 free spins from the club’s funky wilds.
Play’n Go games have also embraced more complicated game play with bonus features. Hunt For Gold Slot blows up treasure chests as players seek stashes of coins and a Bonus Wheel game can land one of three progressive jackpots.
Play’n Go does not offer high profile branded games but has dutifully attempted to check off popular gaming themes as it builds its line-up of games with ever-more game-playing features. In Gunslinger the video slot offers 25 paylines extracted from the characters of the American Old West. The gunplay among bandits, bounty hunters and barkeeps shoots up four different bonus rounds and a chance to sit in at the card table for a progressive jackpot.
Play’n Go has gathered up a standard array of table games. there are three versions of roulette: European, English and French where all players receive half their stake back if the ball rumbles into the dastardly green slot. The English and French variations include a racetrack oval for a quick accompanying bet during play. Play’n Go squeezes seven tables of blackjack play out of variations of American and European play with multiple hands, single decks and double exposure options. Casino Hold’Em, Pai Gow Poker and Casino Stud Poker are all dealt from the Play’n Go developers.
Video poker players wild find the Play’n Go simple-and-fast philosophy on full display with poker options. There are games for Deuces Wild and Joker Poker and Deuces and Joker Wild. the wild cards disappear and the pay tables simplify even more for Tens of better, Jacks or Better and Kings or Better. There are variations for each up to 100 hands.