Rival Software Review
When Rival software threw their hat into the online gaming software ring in 2006, they knew that they would have to bring something new to the table to compete in a saturated market.
For Rival, this meant not only providing all the games that online players have come to expect, but also making them to a higher standard, forgoing the no download version of games in order to provide the highest quality experience that players could want.
Layout and Structure
When you first log on to a Rival casino, you are greeted with pleasant background music and a large, welcoming screen featuring splashes of inviting color and a fun rendering of the online casino brand.
You can then take a quick glance at your current account balance and peruse all your game options, which are also clearly listed and rendered graphically across the screen.
Once you get into a game, an on screen button, usually in the bottom left hand corner, makes navigation easy, It has instant click options to get you back to the lobby, to the cashier for more chips, to a help screen or to an options screen where you can toggle your interface preferences.
Game Graphics and Sound Effects
Download only means more freedom to provide the highest level of graphics and sound that software can offer. Rival games, while displayed two dimensionally, are rendered beautifully.
They have big, soft, colorful layouts and smooth transitions that feature cards and chips flowing across the screen cleanly and efficiently.
The games provide small help screens when players appear to be confused about how to play, and offer both realistic ambient casino sounds and appropriate, crisp, in-game sounds. Rudimentary animations enhance the iSlot games as well.
Variety of Games
Rival has all the games you want and more. If it's table games, players can choose from blackjack, single-player or multi-player, roulette, American or European, craps, Let it Ride, Pai Gow and lots more.
If it's video poker a player is interested in, there's the standard Jacks or Better, Joker Poker and Deuces Wild among Rival's video poker offerings.
Rival's all about slots, so you've got your progressive, your three reel, your multi-line and an array of video slots. You also have the exclusive iSlot games, which allow players to enjoy an interactive story while they rack up the money.