Founded in 2007 by two industry veterans, Meta Games Universal or in short MetaGU is an independent game studio and software developer based in London, UK. With years of experience in producing casino games, they first worked on a development software that would simplify the production of new games. Called Cargo it provides an easy to use Graphical-User-Interface that allows a dramatic reduction in software coding.
After developing games for other providers such as GTS and Inspired Gaming, MetaGU acquired a licence from the UK Gambling Commission and launched their first own online slot February 2012. Reward Hunter is a 5×3 video slot with a very unusual 18 pay lines and a localized progressive jackpot.
More collaborations with other industry heavyweights such as OpenBet, Freemantle and Games Warehouse followed just as more own online video slots. Early casino operators listing their games were Videoslots, Betsafe and Betsson which were joined later by newer brands such as Gate 777 Casino and Dream Vegas.
Their current games catalogue is hosted on the Leander Games platform and includes Cosmic Reels, Candy Spins, Azteca Gold and Spirits Of Zen. Azteca Gold stands out for some special pay mechanics and a jackpot pay of 5,000 time the stake. In the base game, the reels are spinning as usual while during the free spins a winning combination initiates cascading symbols. Those from the winning combo explode while new symbols drop in from the top and continue until there are no new wins on a drop. Three to five scatters will award 10 to 20 free drops.
And there is more. Three to five bonus symbols will trigger the Fortune Wheel bonus games with two to six spins on the wheel which contains wedges with stake multiplier. Hitting five scattered jackpot symbols in one spin will pay the grand jackpot of 5,000 times the stake. All other slots are equally exciting games with novel pay mechanics and thrilling bonus features that can pay mega wins on every spin.