Microgaming has announced 20 new slot titles this month, 10 from its exclusive independent studios and 10 from its content partners.
Starting off this month was the developers’ exclusivity announcement with PearFiction Studios as it launched its cartoon mobster caper, Chicago Gold.
The five-reel, 20 payline video slot is based in 1920s prohibition-era Chicago, as organised crime gangs fight to control the streets under the watchful eye of the ‘Big Boss’.
The title includes the Big Boss Jackpot Reveal Game, which is triggered when a jackpot symbol appears on the reels with any collect symbol. Players must match three of the same symbols to win one of four jackpots.
Up next was Microgaming’s Juciy Joker Mega Moolah, in collaboration with Just For The Win, the latest incarnation of its progressive slot jackpot.
Like other Mega Moolah titles, the main feature is the bonus game and Jackpot Wheel which is triggered when three joker symbols land on the reels. The wheel offers the chance to win one of four jackpots: Mini, Minor, Major, and Mega.
Following this, comes 6 Tokens of Gold from All41 Studios and Microgaming, a game that includes many of the elements of a classic, old school fruit machine but with a fresh lick of paint.
The modern twist comes in the form of the HyperHold mechanic, a streak respin bonus feature that is triggered when six or more coins land on the reels in the base game or Free Spins round. Here, the player receives three spins on reels composed solely of hold coins and blanks.
If players land a gold coin and it locks in, the respins reset to three. Once all 15-coin positions are filled, the player will receive the Mega jackpot.
Also embracing the HyperHold mechanic is Triple Edge Studios’ new pirate-themed slot, Adventures of Doubloon Island, which comes swashing and buckling its way this month.
The hunt is on for booty as a band of piratical ne’er do wells haunt the reels. Three or more Scatters will yield wins of two, 15 or 100 times the total stake, while also triggering the Free Spins feature.
Landing six or more HyperHold symbols on the reels triggers the HyperHold feature, during which skull symbols will reveal one of four jackpots and a chance for players to get their hands on the island’s fabled treasure.
Microgaming sticks with the treasure hunt with Incan Adventure from Gacha Games, an arcade-style casino game where players drill through blocks in search of lost Incan gold and jewels. Then it’s All41 Studios’ Ingots of Cai Shen, and Carnacal Jackpot from Pulse 8 Studios.
Later in the month, it is off to Hawaii for some Maui Mischief from Old Skool Studios, a high-volatility game with stacked wild on every reel. Then it is Crazy Tooth Studio’s hellish 3 Devils Pinball. Sticking with the ghoulish theme, Microgaming celebrates the Mexican Day of the Dead in Skulls Heap from Gong Gaming Technologies. Then players find themselves marooned on a tropical island with Rabcat Gambling’s Tropical Wilds.
Finally, a nod to some of the partner content hitting the Microgaming games platform this month. From Iron Dog Studio comes Blirix Workshop, a quirky 5-reel, 15-payline slot that introduces mad scientist character Blirix. Then Inspired brings us Reel Lucky King Megaways, a leprechaun-themed slot that’s packed full of features, while Golden Rock Studios offers Bar Slot, which recreates the experience of playing a slot machine in a favourite pub.
Moreover, Inspired will also release Temple of Light, followed by Reel Diamonds from 1X2gaming. MGA’s Yola Berrocal hits the platform later in the month, while 2By2 takes players on a hunt for Cosmic Gems. Then, rounding off a busy month, Inspired is back again with Fruity Bonanza Scatter Drops while Big Time Gaming brings players Opal Fruits.