Inspired Gaming are perhaps the largest online gaming software company that you’ve never heard of. You have perhaps never heard of them as they have only made two dozen or so online slots games. They are large though as Inspired Gaming are part of the ‘Inspired’ brand that makes entertainment cabinets that host many games from slots and casino games to sports.
Like many similar companies Inspired Gaming make HTML-versions of their cabinet-based games too so they can be hosted at online casinos. You are though more likely (in the UK at least) to find Inspired Gaming content at your local pub, club or bingo hall than you are online.
Learn a little more about this UK-based company right here.
Just For The Win in Brief:
- Founded: 2001
- Based: Burton Upon Trent, UK
- Number of Games: 26
- Most popular games: Halloween Cash Pots, Egyptian Pays, Anubis Wild Megaways.
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Who are Inspired Gaming?
This company has been around since 2001 but concentrated purely on real-world cabinets for several years before moving onto online markets. Technology was not the most inspired at the time and it shows, given the quality of the slots created by Inspired Gaming, many of which can still be played today.
Inspired Gaming is now part of the Inspired Entertainment group, who are based in New York City in the USA.
What Makes Inspired Gaming Unique?
Although perhaps not unique, there are very few companies in the UK who have made a success of combining real-world cabinets with online slots. Barcrest used to be the kings of this realm but they’ve now been snapped up by Scientific Games. In the UK these days Inspired battle alongside Blueprint Gaming in this realm, although technically Blueprint are owned by a German company. That leaves Games Warehouse as the only real competitor.
Inspired make both gaming and leisure products. They claim that they’ve sold around 60,000 units. Unlike Blueprint they tend to make single-game units as opposed to multi-game ones. They also make virtual sports games, currently covering American football, horse racing, basketball, motor sports, tennis and cricket. They’ve also branched out to create live roulette, lotto, bingo and keno games.
What Could Inspired Gaming Do Better?
The quality of their slots is a little dated, and even Inspired Gaming may admit that. This is a bit of a surprise though as the quality of their virtual sports titles is amazing. Inspired tend to concentrate upon the simpler end of the slotting market, so they could say that there is no need for their titles to have amazing graphics and a cutting-edge soundtrack.
Three of the Best – Inspired Gaming Games
Halloween Cash Pots
This slot is a good example of an Inspired Gaming title. The gameplay is simple (it’s a slot with five reels, three rows and ten paylines) and the Halloween-inspired graphics are average to look at. The music is as authentic a Halloween theme as you can get!
The main feature of the game is the ‘Cash Pot’ motif. Cash Pot symbols land that contain cash amounts.
If you land six or more cash pots on reels one to four, and a pumpkin-head bonus symbol on reel five you win the total value of all the cash pots. Every other aspect of this game plays out precisely in the way you expect it would.
A game based on Ancient Egypt, you say? What a novelty! This is another typical Inspired Gaming slot with mundane graphics and gameplay but at least the company have been a little more generous with paylines than they normally are, with this being a rare ‘all ways pay’ slot for them with 243 paylines.
If you land enough scatters during a spin then the bonus game is triggered. Here a player begins play with three lives and loses a life with every non-winning spin, but ANY win during the bonus game will reset those bonus lives back up to three. A win multiplier also increases by one every time that this happens.
Also every time during the bonus game that you have one life left the middle reel is filled with a single stacked wild.
Anubis Wild Megaways
Why have one slot based on Ancient Egyptian folklore when you can have two? Anubis Wild Megaways is something of a rarity in the online slotting world as it’s an original game and not just one to which the Megaways concept has been applied – or at least we think it is as there is not a slot just called ‘Anubis Wild’ that we can find.
In all fairness this is ‘just’ a typical Inspired Gaming title that uses the Megaways concept (on licence from Big Time Gaming). It really does look like a Microgaming game from a decade ago, oddly enough. This has the maximum 117,649 paylines with six reels and the bonus four symbols above the middle four reels.
A. There are plenty of slots, plus versions of roulette. Look out for their virtual sports titles too.
A. It mainly does in the real world, but online it holds licences for 35 jurisdictions all across the world.
A. Because they are a small company, so distribution is tough for them. This should change in the future though as in 2020 they signed a deal with Microgaming so they could distribute titles using Microgaming’s distribution platform.
The Bottom Line
You may be inspired when you find an Inspired Gaming console installed at your local pub or bingo hall, but you’re not likely to be too inspired by the titles you find upon them. It’s no wonder so few people have heard of Inspired Gaming given the standard of their slotting output. We think the company have concentrated on their virtual sports titles the most in recent years.
Perhaps we will be inspired by improved content from Inspired Gaming in the coming months?