Microgaming, Playtech, NetEnt, Betsoft; these are the names we’re used to seeing each month when the industry headlines flare up with news of new online and mobile slots. This time, we’re applauding a company you may not be familiar with. It’s called Habanero Systems, and although they’ve only been around for a few years, the intense graphical nature and innovative designs in its games suite, known as The Hawk, are attracting a lot of attention.
Habanero just released Arcane Elements, a brand new online and mobile slots creation that epitomizes the company’s incredible adroitness for customer acquisition. Each game on The Hawk suite is designed with a unique magnetism that players find most alluring.
It’s taken a few years to get Habanero Systems off the ground and into the limelight. Development began in 2012 when Habanero was acquired by European investors. The company has grown enormously since then, with head offices Johannesburg, Manila, Sofia and Kiev.
Suffice to say, as the developer’s portfolio continues to grow, the list of interactive gaming sites who employ the software will inevitably rise with it. As of right now, only two iGaming operators – Canadian favorite Club Gold Casino and Asia-facing Thrillion City – are known to incorporate Habanero’s feature-rich software.
The Hawk Games Suite
With the latest addition of Arcane Elements, Habanero’s portfolio of online and mobile slots has grown to 65 titles. The games suite also includes 10 popular video poker variants, like All American Poker, Bonus Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better.
Table games fans can enjoy blackjack and double exposure blackjack in single and 3-hand varieties, as well as baccarat, no-commission baccarat, Caribbean holdem, Caribbean stud, European roulette and sic bo.
All games can be played in free demo mode here, and are designed for optimal use on all major smartphones, including Android, Apple and Microsoft, regardless of the OS version.
Arcane Elements Mobile Slots Features
The newest addition to The Hawk is a 5-reel, 50 pay-line mobile slot with dual progressive jackpots. The game has an ancient, mystical feel to it, combining the earth’s four elements with creatures of legend and lore, like rock giants, fire dragons and sea serpents.
One randomly chosen element is displayed in the top right corner during the base game, and each time a creature of that element appears on the reels, it is magically transformed into a wild symbol. Wilds take the place of any other symbol, except scatters, to help create winning combinations and boost winnings.
A desolate floating island of lava is the scatter in Arcane Elements. When 3 or more appear anywhere on the reels in a single spin, it triggers the game’s free spin bonus feature.
The player is first required to select two of four cards, each representing an element – Water, Earth, Air and Fire. The two selected elements will appear in the top left corner of the screen. From there, a series of at least 10 free spins will play out. Each time any monster of the two chosen elements appears on the screen, they all transforms into wilds, helping build some fantastic payouts.