Outfoxing the competition
Foxium burst onto the scene in 2015 from Tallinn. In case you are asking ‘where?’, the capital city of Estonia is the jewel of the Black Sea but hardly associated with gaming in the same way as Vegas. Could this be Foxium’s strength? The chances are that if you have played one of its games, you will know just how different it is from some of the run-of-the-mill slots fare on offer. These are narrative-driven games with unique themes. Once you have played a Foxium slot, you won’t forget it in a hurry.
With its striking fox logo, this developer has a mission to develop storytelling and audio-visual excellence in its slots. It certainly succeeds on this score, with its unique themes and beautifully animated characters creating captivating games that are truly immersive in a way that many traditional slots can’t match.
Partners with potential
Foxium started its online slots career creating games on the Odobo slots creation platform that dealt with everything from the RNGs and mathematical algorithms that ensure slots are fair and random to HTML5 optimisation. This means that all Foxium slots can be played across any mobile and tablet device in addition to your laptop or desktop.
When Odobo left the online slots scene, Foxium was quick to replace it with partnerships with Quickfire Microgaming and the NYX gaming group, which means you can find its slots in all the best online casinos. If you prefer to play free demo slots, you can access Foxium games right here at Online Slots NZ.
Out of the ordinary
The best way to understand the Foxium difference is to play some of its slots. Adelia The Fortune Wielder has garnered a lot of positive press, and not just because it has a 50,000 coin reward and the possibility to win 2,500 times your stake on every free spin, which can be retriggered endlessly. The appeal of this slot goes beyond the riches on offer. Yes, the theme is fairly generic fantasy, but the way the gorgeous graphics and the sweeping soundtrack work together with some innovative gameplay make this a slot that any player will want to spin. There are multiplier wilds and respins plus a symbol upgrade feature that promises even bigger fortunes by replacing lower paying symbols with more lucrative ones.
We also loved Astro Legends: Lyra & Erion, a sci-fi themed game that will appeal if you enjoy Space Slots. This features pop stars of the future battling for the planet Oratorio, with the opportunity to win 15,000x your bet. Everything about this slot shows the way Foxium is pushing the boundaries; for example, symbols fall onto an arrow-shaped grid and you need to create clusters of five or more symbols to win. Then there are the bonus features, including the random Stardust Collection feature and the Sonic respins. The Lyra bonus is more like a platform game and you will need to conquer all seven levels to collect the big prize and save the planet.
Doing things differently
Adelia and Astro Legends are not the only Foxium games that do things differently. Foxium is not afraid to take generic themes and put its own distinct spin on them.
The Great Albini is a five-reel, 25-payline slot with a magic theme. So far, so standard, but Albini is not great for nothing. This beautiful-looking game soon develops into something quite different from a run-of-the-mill magic-themed slot. There is a Mystery Box respins feature that could see you pocket 1,000x your stake, while the Lily free spins feature with sticky wilds can be hugely lucrative. This is played on a separate set of reels and Lily will perform her famous illusion - the disappearing lady - and then pop up for multiplier wins.
Vampire: the Masquerade - Las Vegas is a horror slot but one that plays it deep, dark and very gothic. The feeling of this slot is very different from other Foxium games, being really quite creepy and sinister thanks to the combination of moody visuals and the brooding soundtrack. There is a 30,000x multiplier on offer here, plus cloning tall wilds and random wilds to boost your bankroll. There are two free spins features - Dominate Discipline and Fortitude Discipline - that are triggered by filling the blood or plasma meters next to the reels. Creepy yet cool, this slot takes a well-worn theme and adds some real edge and bite.
Fruitz is Foxium’s totally unique spin on a classic Vegas fruit machine if you smashed it together with PvZ and added some bonkers fruity shooty fun. There are zombie fruit symbols on the reels, including the zombie raspberry wild, and some shoot and win features plus free spins with locked wilds or sticky wilds. The whole thing is fruitastic fun that adds plenty of value to the genre.
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It is easy to gush about the great look of Foxium slots. Clearly a huge amount of care and attention goes into getting the visuals absolutely right, but don’t overlook the audio in these games. From the futuristic funk of Astro Legends to the old-fashioned music hall theme of the Great Albini, the soundtracks in Foxium games do their fair share of heavy lifting in establishing the perfect immersive atmosphere.
A great example of this is the Lost Riches of Amazon slot. Here, the soundtrack is at once cinematic and contemporary yet wholly appropriate. It doesn’t hit you over the head with pan pipes like some other Amazon-themed slots, but it works perfectly with the theme of the game.
Keeping it unique
Foxium slots are well worth keeping an eye out for. They are well designed, beautiful to look at and extremely easy on the ear; however, where they really excel is the range of interesting bonus features they pack their slots with. All those unique features plus some beautiful 3D animations play flawlessly on smartphones and tablets, taking the player on a one-of-a-kind adventure that is the match of anything happening in the world of slots today.
If you want to play more great Foxium games, search for them under the maker menu.