Ahead of the debut of its latest title, Realistic Games talks through a debut with a difference

As an industry we pride ourselves on innovation, but it’s fair to say that when it comes to slots there is a fair bit of thematic repetition out there.

Whether it’s ancient Egypt, leprechauns, vikings or pirates, providers have pushed some very similar buttons over the years. And, as they say, imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

But for Realistic Games the tricky task of breaking new ground has provided some food for thought when it came to the title and story behind their first progressive slot.

Launching tomorrow, Funky Spin, is a groovy three-reel, five-win line game with three progressive jackpots per stake that allows players to choose from 24 pots and 8 different stake levels.

As it’s a non-networked progressive, operators will enjoy the marketing benefits of players winning on their own sites – instead of losing them to rivals elsewhere.

They’ll hopefully enjoy the accompanying spoof video too, as its takes a gentle dig at developers who sometimes prefer the tried and tested over the bold and brave. Just don’t mention the leprechauns!