Gameburger Studios is a relatively small developer of online casino games, but don't let its diminutive size fool you. This company has put out dozens of games, and many of them have become massively popular both in NZ and in many other countries around the world. This is the developer that gave us such hits as 9 Masks of Fire, 9 Pots of Gold, and Break da Bank Again Megaways, to name just three titles from its catalogue, so if you've played any of those you'll realize that it's a serious player in the industry.
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Background and Philosophy
Gameburger Studios was founded in 2019 and brought together a "collective of industry specialists and technology experts". The company was formed to come up with new online casino games that made the best possible use of the latest technical innovations in creative ways. Or, as Gameburger puts it, to serve up "mouth-watering content in the classic US style: Big, bold and full of flavor."
There is a vast amount of talent at Gameburger, and we aren't the only people who think so. Microgaming was so impressed by this developer that it gave it the task of breathing new life into its 2014 pokie, Break da Bank. Gameburger came back with Break da Bank Again Respin in 2019, and the partnership between the companies went on to flourish from there.
Gameburger has released 31 games at the time of writing, and while that doesn't sound like all that many when compared with some companies, it equates to just over 7 titles a year since the developer first launched. Many of its early games - like Break da Bank Again Respins - are just as popular today as they were on their initial release, and its latest titles are even more polished.
Historically, most Gameburger titles were distributed by Microgaming on its Quickfire platform, but that was sold to Games Global in a deal that was concluded in May 2022. You might therefore find Gameburger games listed under the Games Global name when exploring the lobby of your favourite casino, so bear that in mind.
Gameburger Studios Game Portfolio
All of the games released by this developer have been online pokies, so if you're looking for table or scratch games you'll need to look elsewhere. The good news is that the pokies from Gameburger Studios explore a variety of themes and ideas, so you're sure to find at least a handful that you enjoy. A few standout titles that we think are particularly notable are as follows:
9 Masks of Fire
9 Masks of Fire pokie is probably the most famous offering from Gameburger Studios. It was released right at the beginning of the story, in 2019, but you wouldn't guess that just by looking at or playing the game. This is a superbly presented title with a fiery tribal theme and a rhythmic soundtrack to suit. The five reels are stocked with red-hot cherries, BARs, bells, dollar signs, and blazing red 7's.
There is also a tribal Mask symbol, which is a paying scatter. Get three or more Mask symbols anywhere on the reels and you'll win a cash prize. Get nine Mask symbols on the reels simultaneously and you'll win the biggest prize possible, which is worth 2,000 times your bet.
Land three or more tribal shield scatter symbols to trigger a Free Spins round, where you'll spin a wheel to determine how many spins you get and what multiplier will be in play throughout.
Break da Bank Again Megaways
We've already said that Gameburger Studios created the Break da Bank Again Respins game during its early days, but that isn't the only title that it has developed for the Break da Bank series. In the summer of 2021, the company released Break da Bank Again Megaways, and as the name of the game suggests, this instalment features the hugely popular Megaways mechanic from Big Time Gaming.
The six reels of this game are housed in an elegant-looking bank, and you'll have as many as 117,649 ways to win with every spin. Any win that you land will trigger a Rolling Reels feature that takes winning symbols off the screen so that new ones can drop in from above. This makes it possible to win multiple times from a single spin of the reels.
Get three or more bank vault scatters on the reels (or pay a fee to use the Buy Feature option) and you'll trigger a Free Spins round. This takes place in a golden vault, and every win that you achieve will increase the value of a multiplier by 1. If you manage to trigger 15 free spins, you'll play in Hot Mode, where the multiplier has a starting value of 20x.
Those of you who like your pokies to have a familiar fruit machine feel will want to take a look at the 777 Surge title. This game was released in 2022 and features Mini Reel Bonus symbols on each of the five main reels. When three of these special symbols land, each one will play as a three-reel mini pokie with a single pay line, giving you three more chances to win.
Three Free Spins symbols on the reels will let you spin two wheels to determine how many free spins you'll receive and how large your multiplier will be throughout. You can win anything from 7 to 30 free spins and the multiplier wheel will give you a value of x2 to x5.
Gameburger Studios: Our Verdict
Small but perfectly formed is how we'd describe Gameburger Studios. It doesn't have the biggest range of games at first glance, but when you consider that it launched as recently as 2019 we think its portfolio gives the company plenty to be proud of.