Glamorous Games

What makes a casino game great? And what makes a great casino game glamorous?

The beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say, and this certainly counts when it comes to casino games. Some people’s top criterion is snazzy graphics, some love the speed, some react to sounds and music, some prefer the decision-making games while others rely on luck and luck alone.

Nevertheless, I’d like to point out to some values any game needs to hold if it aspires to be a great one.

Play it again, Sam…

casio gamesAfter you’ve just played the game, do you want to play it again or not? This is definitely one of the key questions.

I’d go as far as to say that one of the key components of the ongoing popularity of slots games is the introduction of mini-games that play out as bonuses. The more the better – this makes the game original and contributes to its flair.

With the boring games, you play them once and you’re done. With the great ones, you want to play them again and again.

New, original design

casio gamesOK, I hear you ask, we all love the new and the original, but how on earth do you make a game like roulette new and original? Isn’t the game the same no matter how many times you play it?

Here’s the answer: the rules of the game do not need to change, but this does not stop the designers from making the animations run smoother, improving the graphics and the overall experience, coming up with cool sounds… you can see where I am heading here. You do not need the brand new game, a new look at the same game is more than sufficient.

High Returns

You probably know, and if you don’t you should, that most pubs with gambling machines and many of the land-based casino games give as little as 87% (or even less in extreme cases) back to players. In one word: pathetic!

International online casinos, when they attract world-wide audience, have the returns that are way better than their land-based counterparts. Why? Because rather than ripping off an individual player, they rely on greater numbers of players. The percentages they give back are at least 96%, and can go up to just over 99%. Obviously, no online casino wants to give back more than 100%, or they’d go out of business.

In any case, games offering great returns, with a chance to strike it really big with a jackpot, are great themselves.

The Unexpected

The best and the greatest games have this extra element of surprise. A surprise, but in a good way. When you’ve just won the jackpot, the last thing you want is for some unexpected feature of the game to pinch two thirds of your winnings all of a sudden. That wouldn’t be just uncool, it would outright suck!

On the other hand, when a game suddenly delivers a bonus level, or pays you a random prize, or unexpectedly gives you an extra spin, you’d love it, wouldn’t you? I know I would.