Three new slots were released to Microgaming casinos early in November 2011. Throne of Egypt, Crocodopolis, and Doctor Love. Just like last month, it appears to be one original Microgaming slot, and two others that were brought over from a different software.
Throne of Egypt is obviously the slot designed by Microgaming, there’s no mistaking their unique designs. I still don’t understand why they are bringing slots in from different software providers, they have the most slots already, and in my opinion, they are the best at designing them. The slots they are bringing in are decent, but I just don’t see the point.
Either way, it’s still three more slots for you to enjoy at these Microgaming Casinos.
Throne of Egypt has 25 paylines, stacked wilds on all reels, free spins, and a multi-level bonus feature. The Free Spins feature is triggered when scatter symbols land on the first and last reel during the same spin. You are awarded 15 free spins with all wins doubled. Free spins can be re-triggered and the bonus feature can be triggered during free spins.
The multi-level Bonus Feature is triggered when three Bonus symbols land on reels 2, 3, and 4 during the same spin. The first level allows you to pick from 12 scarabs, each one reveals prizes and possibly a key. Finding the key takes you to the second level where you pick from 9 jewels, once again revealing prizes while you look for the key. Find they key there and you are taken to the final level where you choose one of three baskets carried by beautiful princesses to reveal a multiplier for the prizes collected in the lower levels.
Crocodopolis is a 25 payline slot with free spins and the “Slide-a-Wild” feature that allows you to change the dynamics of the game. You can move the wild to one of the five reels, and that is the only reel it will show up on with different features for each reel. If you move it to reel 1, the wild will appear there and double all wins it is involved in. If the wild is on reel 2, it will multiply wins by 3. When the wild is on reel 3, it becomes an expanding wild with no multiplier. On reel 4 it is an expanding wild that multiplies wins by 3. Finally, if you slide the wild to reel 5, the entire reel is always wild and multiplies wins by 3. Free spins are triggered when three golden pyramid symbols land on reels 2, 3, and 4. You are awarded 12 free spins with all wins doubled.
I find the Slide-a-Wild feature both interesting and frustrating at the same time. I like to put it on reel 5 so there is always a wild there, then every 5-of-a-kind would be x3, but haven’t hit any really big wins yet.
Doctor Love is a 20 payline slot with wild symbols and a free spins feature. Free spins are triggered when 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols land on the reels during the same spin. You are awarded 10, 15, or 20 free spins based on the number of scatters triggering the feature and all wins are doubled.
Play these new slots today at any Microgaming online casino.
Monster Mayhem and Halloween Fortune are two new slots by RTG and Playtech, released just in time for Halloween 2011. Along with Lucky Witch by Microgaming, that’s three new Halloween themed slots to play this October.
Monster Mayhem is a new RTG slot that features two monsters, Smash and Crash, terrorizing a city. This slot has 50 paylines, wilds, scatters, and a re-spin feature with an increasing multiplier. Smash and Crash are the wild symbols, and they only appear on reels 1 and 5. When they appear on both reels 1 and 5 in the same spin, the re-spin feature is triggered. You can win up to 10 free re-spins with reels 1 and 5 being held where they are, including the wild symbols that triggered the feature. The first spin is multiplied by 1, the second is multiplied by 2, and so on up to the 10th re-spin being multiplied by 10.
Keep in mind, you don’t always get 10 re-spins with this feature. In the limited time I’ve played it, the most I’ve gotten so far is 5 re-spins when triggering the feature. Obviously getting 10 re-spins would have the potential for a very nice win.
Halloween Fortune is a new Playtech slot that features 15 paylines, a wild symbol, scatter symbol, and the Witches Brew Bonus which can award up to 20 free spins and up to a x10 multiplier for those spins. The Witches Brew feature is triggered when the Bonus symbol lands on reels 1 and 5 in the same spin. You are taken to a screen with three sexy witches, choose one of them to reveal your free spins. You are then taken to a screen with the chosen witch and 6 bottles of potions, choose one to reveal your free spin multiplier.
I have had a chance to play both of these slots a little bit, and so far I prefer Halloween Fortune, though I do prefer Playtech slots over RTG slots so that could be the reason. My favorite of all new Halloween releases this year is Lucky Witch by Microgaming, I’m hooked on that one, and have had a few nice wins.
Microgaming has released three new slots this month, though two appear to be ported over from another software so they aren’t technically new slots. They are however new to Microgaming Casinos and Canadian players. Irish Eyes and Ramesses Riches were previously found at WagerWorks casinos, which do not accept Canadians. Lucky Witch is a new slot and quite obviously created by Microgaming with many more features than the other two, and released just in time for Halloween.
Lucky Witch is a 15 payline slot with stacked wilds, free spins, and a mystery bonus. The stacked wilds double your wins, but only substitute for the four highest paying symbols. I don’t really like slots like that, it can be frustrating when wilds (especially stacked wilds) don’t substitute for all the symbols, but the fact that they double when substituting for the highest paying symbols can produce some big wins. When three or more scatters land on the reels, you are awarded 13 free spins with the Witch symbol as an extra wild that also doubles your wins.
The Mystery Bonus will take you to one of four different bonus rounds. The Magic Potion Bonus takes you to a screen with 12 potion bottles – pick them to reveal cash prizes; a Win All awards all prizes, and a skull and crossbones ends the bonus round. The Pumpkin Bonus takes you to a screen with 5 pumpkins, you get three choices and two chances to try again for a bigger prize. The Secret Vault Bonus takes you to a screen with 12 symbols, after you choose three symbols, the others will be revealed and you choose one of the original three to reveal your prize. The Spell Book Bonus takes you to a screen with 3 books, choose one to reveal a multiplier and win up to 52x your bet.
Ramesses Riches is a 20 payline slot with an Egyptian theme. It has a wild symbol that doubles your prize and substitutes for all the symbols, except the scatter. When three or more scatters land on the reels, you are awarded up to 20 free spins with all wins being tripled, and all wins with a wild are multiplied by 6. Free spins can be re-triggered.
Irish Eyes is a 25 payline slot with a wild symbol, free spins, and a bonus feature. When three or more scatters land left to right, you are awarded 12 free spins with all wins being tripled. When the wild Leprechaun symbol lands on reels 1 and 5, you can select one of them to reveal a prize with the possibility of picking again or getting a Win All.
I don’t really know why Microgaming decided to purchase those two slots from a different software provider, they are obviously capable of producing good slot machines that are unique. Ramesses Riches and Irish Eyes are quite plain in comparison to Lucky Witch.
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Mr. Cashback is a brand new slot game powered by Playtech software. Available at just about any Playtech online casino, Mr. Cashback has a unique feature that pays you for losing. If a single line does not pay anything for 50 spins, you win back your line bet x50. While playing the slot, you will see each line number has a meter that increases every time you spin and the line does not win. Changing your line bet will reset those meters, but they are saved for when you go back.
The layout is simple with 5-reels and 15-paylines. This is unusual for a new release, but it works well with this game. You can bet between $0.01 and $5 per line and the payout potential for any bet size is perfect for any budget. The ultimate win in the game with a single spin is worth 7,500 coins for five Mr. Cash Back symbols on an enabled payline.
The theme of Mr. Cashback revolves around money and the symbols are all thematic and are in the form of Bankers, Bags of Money, Stacks of Cash, Piggy Banks and more. The wild symbol is the Mr. Cash Back icon, which substitutes for all other icons in the game besides the scattered logo. The wild will bring the highest payout in the game, so the more that appear on the screen, the better.
The scatter is the Mr. Cashback logo and it appears on all reels. If three or more scatters appear in any position in a single spin, you will earn 12 free games with a x2 multiplier. During the free games, Freezing Wilds (wilds that stay in place while the reels around them spin) appear on the reels and will hold its position for between 1 and 4 spins. The free games cannot be retriggered, and there isn’t a classic second bonus feature in the game.
Without a traditional second feature and fewer paylines than most new games being released, I would still recommend this game to fellow slot lovers. If you want to give it a spin, try it at Casino.com.
The Flash: Velocity is a new online slot machine powered by Cryptologic casino software. It’s a high octane 5-reel 50-payline slot game based off of the DC comic book character “The Flash”. The graphics are awesome, the soundtrack adds to the amusement factor and the bonus features have great potential.
This new slot has a Bonus Bet feature, which enables all 50 paylines and adds the cost of 10 more lines times your bet per line. When the Bonus Bet is activated, all wins with the Flash substituting will be multiplied by x2 up to x5.
The symbols in the game were designed with great detail and the colours jump off the screen. There are wilds, which include roaming wilds, expanding wilds and a superb bonus feature. There are 12 free games and you, the player, can choose which bonus feature you would like to play once it’s activated. The feature is activated by three or more scatter symbols on the reels in any position, which is like other slot games online.
There are three choices that add different features to the 12 free spins, choose between Captain Cold, Mirror Master, and Gorilla Grodd. If you select Captain Cold, whenever the Flash appears on the reels Captain Cold may freeze that reel and turn it into an expanding wild for one respin. If you select Mirror Master, after any free spin completes, he may replay the last 4 spins and you are awarded any wins from those spins again. If you select Gorilla Grodd, he will add a wild to a random spot on the reels during every free spin.
The wild symbol is the Flash and it substitutes for all symbols in the game except the scatter Lightning scatter. The highest payout in the game is paid for five Flash symbols on a payline which will reward you with 10,000 coins.
This slot game joins the other Cryptologic slots featuring comic book characters that we all have grown up with including Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Superman, and more. If you are ready to play The Flash: Velocity, check it out at Intercasino or any Cryptologic powered online casino.
In a new game by Microgaming software, players are able to get the best of both worlds with a slot machine that offers two in one style entertainment. Based on the famous Casino Riviera, Riviera Riches brings the players 5-reels and 15-paylines of fun.
The slot game is mixed together with a Roulette bonus features that will have players itching to spin that wheel. The best part about the game, other than its flexibility is its awesome payout potential. The graphics and theme are well designed and are based around wealth and fortune.
The elegance of Casino Riviera is captured on the reels with flashy cars, gamblers, beautiful women and a ton of cash. The animations are amusing and the music that plays while you spin is catchy and sets the tone for amusement.
The Riviera Riches slot game has wild symbols, multipliers, a Roulette feature and a free spin bonus round that could substantially boost your bankroll.
To activate the Roulette feature, the Scatter Bonus symbol must land on the first and last reels simultaneously. Once triggered, you will be taken to a beautifully designed classic Roulette wheel, where you will choose to claim any number between 1 and 36. Of course, the 0 area is available but you cannot choose it yourself; this is where the big multiplier lies.
Just like a game of Roulette, the wheel is spun and the ball will land in a coloured pocket with a number; if your number corresponds with what lands on the wheel – you win! It’s as easy as that. If the ball should land in the 0 pocket the 36x multiplier can be yours.
No matter the outcome on the wheel you will win a prize multiplier, which is good to know because as slot players we have all experienced a crappy bonus feature and walked away with nothing. This feature may activate during the free spins, which could make for double the fun.
The free spins bonus is activated with three or more scatters appear on the reels. Once this happens you will be rewarded with 12 free games with a triple multiplier. All wins will be tripled, and the Roulette bonus can be triggered during free spins, but wins from the Roulette bonus will not be tripled.
Riviera Riches has huge potential and as time goes by it’s my thought that it will become one of the most popular slot machines online. If you want to give it a go, try it next time at any of your favourite Microgaming powered online casinos.
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Four new slots are coming to MicroGaming online casinos in June of 2011. Gold Factory, Reel Play Poker: Jacks or Better, Power Spins: Sonic 7’s, and MicroGamings first 3D slot – Sterling Silver 3D, which requires the use of 3D glasses.
For the last while, MicroGaming was releasing four new games every month. They have decided to cut that back to four new releases every quarter, in order to spend more time on creating interesting slots with new features, instead of just creating clones of other slots with different symbols. At first I was unhappy about having to wait so long for new games, since I was getting used to four new ones every month. Now that I see the new slots that they will be releasing next month, I am happy with their decision. These four new slots have some very interesting features.
Gold Factory is a 5-reel, 50-payline slot featuring wild symbols and a bonus feature with multiple levels and various rewards. The Boiler Room Bonus is triggered when three or more scatters land on the reels, you are given 4 picks out of 12 items. Find the special symbols to trigger two possible second level bonuses.
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Find the Free Spins symbol to win anywhere between 10 and 35 free spins, with all wins doubled. Find the Reactor Bonus symbol to trigger that feature, where you are presented with another 12 items to pick from until you find the Malfunction symbol. Both second level features can be won if both symbols are found during the Boiler Room Bonus.
Reel Play Poker: Jacks or Better is a very interesting 5-reel, 20-payline hybrid between a video poker game and a slot machine. I can’t wait to try it. The symbols are made up of a single 52 card deck and the aim is to spin in the best poker hand you can on a payline, with the jackpot of course being a royal flush. This is the first slot in what sounds like a series of Reel Play Poker slots that will be coming from MicroGaming.
Clicking on Deal Spin will give you 5 cards, each corresponding to its own reel. You can hold the cards you want and then click Draw Spin to spin the reels that are left unheld. I’m assuming the held cards will fill their corresponding reel with three of the same cards, and then random cards will spin in on the unheld reels. Definitely excited to try this game and see exactly how it works, it sounds like it could be quite entertaining.
Power Spins: Sonic 7’s is a 5-reel, 9-payline slot featuring wild symbols and a new Power Spins feature. Activating the Power Spins feature will activate all paylines and cost an additional bet of 3x your line bet. While the Power Spins feature is enabled, wild symbols double your wins and add to each other if more than one is involved in the same win. For example, if two wilds are involved in a win, that win will be multiplied x4. Without the Power Spins enabled, it honestly sounds like a boring slot, with no bonus feature or free spins.
Sterling Silver 3D is the first ever 3D slot to come from MicroGaming. Get out your red and blue (or cyan) 3D glasses and enjoy this new twist on an old slot. This 5-reel, 25-payline 3D slot features wild symbols that appear on all reels but are stacked on the middle reel, and 15 free spins with all wins doubled. The wild symbols also have a random multiplier value from x2 to x10. I have played the original Sterling Silver slot quite a bit and it’s always been a good slot to play, it will be interesting to see it in 3D.
See the screenshots below for a sneak peek at these four new slots (you’ll need your 3D glasses to enjoy the last one), and play them at your favorite MicroGaming online casino when they are released on June 9th, 2011.
Mice Dice is a 5-reel 25-payline video slot machine powered by Realtime Gaming. This is one of the newest additions to the Real Series Video Slot games at most Realtime Gaming powered online casinos. Canadian players and USA residents are able to play Mice Dice at their favourite RTG casino.
The theme of the game is lighthearted and fun, with a bit of a comical twist. The furry rodents make their way onto the reels in a casino theme. They pose as dealers, women, and the other symbols such as a wind up car and a cat casino make the game much more amusing. There are also the standard playing card values that appear on the reels, in true slot machine fashion.
Mice Dice is a coin based game and you can choose between $0.01 and $5 per payline, making the total bet a $125 spin. That is a huge amount for even the highest of bankrolls, but it’s good to know that the option is still there, and the betting options in between the two are great for players that like to switch up their betting patterns. The largest payout in Mice Dice is huge, but you should keep in mind that there are limits on the wins; 50,000x line bet.
The wild in the game is the Mouse with the Dice and will substitute for all other symbols on the reels, besides the scatter; helping to create more winning paylines for you as you spin. Also, this symbol triggers the free game feature which could bring you high payouts and tons of excitement. Once the feature is triggered by two dice landing on the reels from left to right, the die are rolled and the free games and multiplier is revealed.
You can win up to 30 free games with a 12x multiplier if you land all the dice. Additionally, this game has a feature guarantee if you can’t seem to land the dice on the reels. This is helpful in making sure that you will hit the feature in at least 100 spins. If you are feeling extra lucky you can try and trigger the feature manually.
Of course since this is a Real Series Video Slot, there are the Random Jackpots. Both Minor and Major jackpots are active and can be triggered at random at the end of any spin; no matter the bet size. You can watch the jackpots climb above the reels for easy reference. Keep your eye on the prize as you never know when it will trigger and the lucky player may be you. See the screenshots below for paytable information and play this slot today.
The Free Spins Feature is triggered when three or more scattered Easter Surprise symbols land on the reels during a spin. You are awarded 10 free spins with a x3 multiplier. Free spins can be re-triggered with three more scatters.
The Easter Eggs Bonus is triggered when three or more bonus symbols line up on an active payline from left to right. You are taken to a second screen with a cute bunny presenting you with a choice of 6 different eggs, each with a cash prize inside. You get to choose one egg for every bonus symbol that lined up to trigger the feature.
Easter Surprise is basically a clone of the Santa Surprise slot, with different symbols and bonus theme. Having such similar names, and with the timing of their releases, that shouldn’t come as a big surprise. That’s not a bad thing though, they are both decent slots with bonus features that usually pay quite well. I also find that the wild symbols show up fairly often on both of these slots, which is definitely a nice thing to see when playing a slot.
See the screenshots below for paytable information. Play Easter Surprise now at any of these Playtech Casinos.
During regular spins, a Golden Shield may randomly appear on symbols in the first three reels. If the shield appears on all three reels in the same spin, you are awarded 15 free spins. Prizes are doubled during the first five spins, tripled for the next five, and then quadrupled for all free spins afterwards. A wild Crown symbol is added to the middle reel during free spins and each time one appears, it is added above the reels. Collecting 5 crown symbols above the reels during free spins awards an extra 5 free spins, up to a maximum of 10 extra spins.
A Re-Spin Feature is triggered when two or more scattered White Knight symbols land on the reels from left-to-right. You are awarded up to 10 free re-spins. The reels with the White Knight are then held while the rest of the reels spin, and only the scatters pay during the re-spins. They do not have to land left-to-right like the triggering spin, they can land on any of the reels and pay with the rest. If any White Knight symbols land on the re-spun reels, the reel is not held for the remainder, you are just paid on the scatter wins and only the original reels are held.
If 5 scatters land to trigger the feature, the reels only spin for show, and they land in the same positions to pay 5 scatters (200x your bet) up to 10 times. Obviously the more scatters that trigger the feature, the better chances you have of getting a nice win, it’s just too bad extra reels aren’t held when the scatters land during re-spins.
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