Everyone knows Realtime Gaming (RTG) are the biggest slot game developer for the USA online casino market, at least for now until the market moves towards regulation that would allow other members of the top four or five developers to offer their slots to American. But there are two smaller developers that are doing serious business, and Rival Casinos and Saucify Casinos are getting more and more common as newly opened casino recognize the quality of these two developers.
Rival Gaming was founded in 2006 and has around 260 slot games and table games in their portfolio. These are mostly classic slots or slots that look like classic slots only because the graphics isn’t all that great. This developer lives in the USA niche market and isn’t popular in other countries at all, despite offering some excellent slot games such as Cosmic Quest 2, which has excellent RTP of 98.00% and can be played for as low as $0.01 per spin, making it also a penny slot.
Some of the other popular Rival slots are Frogged, Diamond Dragon, Rise of Poseidon, Dr. Acula and As The Reels Turn. Some of newer slots are starting to look impressive, such as Smoking Gun or Jack Frost.
Most Rival Gaming slots could be considered a direct replacement for the Realtime Gaming slots, as the style and quality are both very close when these two developers are put side by side and compared. The main difference is that Rival releases the information about the theoretical return to player (RTP) of their slots, which is a better case scenario than with Realtime Gaming slots that have hidden yet configurable RTP.
Saucify is more innovative than both Realtime Gaming and Rival, as is evident from their 3D series of slots that includes Yeti Hunt i3D and Arcadia i3D. These are excellent slots in isometric perspective that will change the way you see slot games.
There’s quite a few interesting titles in the Saucify portfolio, and one of our favorites is Tails of New York, followed by Small Soldiers, Reels of Rock, Rise of Spartans and Elemental 7. Saucify has got a portfolio full of different themes, all of them very popular ones that are commonly used in slots. And slots that Saucify built can hold their own even against the major developers.
Unlike Rival Gaming, Saucify doesn’t usually release RTP of their games, and even when they do they’re likely to have a low RTP.
Which one to choose?
If we’d compare Rival Gaming to Saucify and had to choose one over the other, it’s more likely Rival would win because their slots have higher RTP and are therefore a mathematically better choice, even if the games themselves look a bit rusty. Saucify is more innovative, but you’ll be playing their games at a cost of an increased house edge.
If we add Realtime Gaming into the equasion as well, it would obviously be the top choice because of the sheer quality and range of games, but with an important note. With Realtime Gaming you don’t know what the RTP is most of the time, so you might as well be losing money.
If a player who has never played games by any of these three developers asked us to pick one, we’d point him towards Rival. This company has the capacity to singlehandedly power an entire online casino as they also produce table games. We also have the feeling Rival is catching up with European competition in terms of production value and product quality.