Two new slot games from Microgaming: Dragon Dance and Bikini Party

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Monday 25 January 2016 3:28 pm

Microgaming announces its new games for February that will launch simultaneously on mobile and desktop with cross platform free games and in-game achievements.

February 8th sees the arrival of the Chinese New Year, and what better way to celebrate than with a Dragon Dance. A five reel, 243 ways to win game, Dragon Dance boasts rich and colourful imagery, from elaborate lion costumes to dazzling dancing dragons. The dominant use of red and the splash of gold throughout the game is in keeping with the overall theme.

15 free spins are awarded when three or more scatter symbols appear on the reels, during which, the background of the game changes to purple to emphasise positivity. Free spins can be re-triggered, and during the feature, each win is tripled. Meanwhile, the base game features reel respins, whereby the player can choose to respin a reel as many times as they like, at an additional cost, with the chance of completing a win.

Watch the Dragon Dance promotional video:

Also launching in February is the fun and light-hearted Bikini Party. Based on the sandy side-lines of a beach volleyball game, Bikini Party embraces bold graphics with an energetic pop soundtrack, transporting players to the ultimate beach party. The game’s reel respins feature in the base game combines high risk with the potential reward of big wins. In addition, players can win up to 60,000 credits during the retriggerable free spins feature. Bikini Party is a 5×3 reel, 243 ways to win game that is sure to pique the interest of a wide player base.

Watch the Bikini Party game promotional video:

Neill Whyte, Head of Product Channels at Microgaming, comments: "Our February game add-on shows our continued commitment to deliver dual-release games, enabling players to be entertained wherever they decide to play and on whichever device they choose."

Available on the download, Flash and mobile platforms, all games will go live to Microgaming and Quickfire operators on 3rd February 2016.

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Microgaming’s mega moolah breaks world record! £13.2 million won by a UK Betway player

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling News | Sunday 11 October 2015 10:06 am

Microgaming announces a record-breaking jackpot win on its millionaire-maker slot, Mega Moolah.

Known for its massive pay-outs, and life-changing wins, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah has created another instant millionaire, but this time it’s larger than ever before.

On October 7th 2015, just after midnight, UK Betway player Jonathon Heywood hit the mega jackpot, winning £13,213,838.68. Using the exchange rate on the day of the win, this is the equivalent of €17,879,645.12*, making it the largest ever online slot win. As with all Microgaming’s progressive jackpot wins, the astonishing amount will be paid out to the player in a lump sum.

Jonathon, a 26-year-old soldier from Cheshire, couldn’t believe his luck when the life-changing figure splashed up on his screen. But he still managed to make it in to work just hours later!

The lucky winner, Jonathon Heywood, commented: "It’s all so surreal, and I can’t come to terms with it just yet, I just kept staring at my screen and seeing this huge number in my Betway account".

Betway’s spokesman, Alan Alger, added: "We are delighted for Jonathon and having met him the day after his win we can honestly say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer young man. We hope he really enjoys the World Record win".

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, commented: "We have the longest-standing progressive jackpot network, having launched the first internet progressive jackpot in 1998, as well as the biggest, having paid out over half a billion euros to date. Our progressive jackpot network has set many records since its inception, but I’m absolutely overjoyed to say that our software has generated the world’s largest ever online jackpot win. Many congratulations to Jonathon on this life-changing and historic win!"

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“Hot as Hades” – Scorching New 3D Slot from Microgaming

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Friday 3 July 2015 11:26 am

Hot as Hades, a 5 x 3 reel, 20 line slot, is a tongue-in-cheek take on the popular Greek mythology theme. Hades, with his flaming hair and cheeky grin, takes centre stage as he embarks on an adventure to Mount Olympus with his three-headed sidekick, Cerberus.

Hades presents players with plenty of winning opportunities, including the super mode free spins feature, triggered at random in the base game. Five free spins are delivered with three held wilds at a 2x multiplier.

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Three or more scatter symbols trigger the Quest for the Crystal Helm, a pick-bonus trail offering wins of up to 100,000 coins. During the five-level bonus feature, Hades must outsmart Medusa, Poseidon and Zeus to uncover the Crystal Helm.

Hades’ journey to each destination takes the form of a mini-film. Featuring 3D graphics and cutting-edge animations, the slot showcases Microgaming’s dedication to push the boundaries in game creation. And the game’s soundtrack and varying orchestral scores during the bonus rounds, adds depth to the game and brings the characters to life.

Hot as Hades launches to operators 8th July on the download, Flash and Quickfire platforms.

Mike Hebden, Head of Casino Games at Microgaming, comments: "We’re very proud of our Hot as Hades slot. We’ve combined a popular theme, the highest quality design work and a perfectly balanced slot engine to create what we believe is a flagship game. After months of hard work, we’re incredibly excited for the game’s launch and we hope our operators’ players enjoy playing the game as much as we enjoyed creating it!"

Also launching on the same day is Chainmail HD. The game has been updated to HD quality and had added-features, such as free games and achievements to enhance the players’ experience. In addition, new mobile games for July are Party Island and Supe It Up.

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A Decade of Microgaming’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ Online Slot

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Wednesday 4 February 2015 1:42 pm

Microgaming is celebrating 10 years of its Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ online slot.

Having signed an exclusive deal with Eidos for the Tomb Raider brand in 2004, Microgaming has the longest-running brand partnership in the industry. Through this agreement, Microgaming launched the world’s first branded online slot, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™.

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Upon its release the slot was an instant hit. But more importantly, it has remained a highly popular game for an entire decade.

High in demand and in anticipation of the explosion of mobile gaming, in 2006, Microgaming developed the branded game in J2ME for use on mobile. Web App, Android and HTML5 versions followed, extending the game’s reach across mobile and tablet devices. The game was also configured for use in a tournament environment, when Microgaming launched its multi-player software in 2007.

Following the success of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider™ online slot, in 2008 a hotly-anticipated sequel was released, Lara Croft: Secret of the Sword™, sending players on a brand-new mission to track down fragments of a lost sword.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, comments: "The Tomb Raider brand is instantly recognisable, so when we signed the licensing agreement back in 2004, we were incredibly excited. As the industry’s first branded slot, we knew the game would be popular; it has now become a Microgaming classic!"

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Terminator 2™ enters new mission with online slot from Microgaming

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling News | Tuesday 10 June 2014 3:21 pm

Sparks will fly as Microgaming’s Terminator 2™ online slot goes live with Microgaming operators!

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day featured an all-star Hollywood cast and won four Academy Awards by setting new standards in visual and sound effects. With worldwide box office sales of over $500 million, it is one of the highest grossing films of all time!

Microgaming has been working energetically to develop an online slot that takes all the elements of what made the film a success and deliver it to the world of online gaming. This cutting-edge game includes all of the lead actors, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Robert Patrick. The use of original film footage, accompanied by the mesmerising original soundtrack, ensures an action-packed player experience with many industry first game features.

When a player hits a five-of-a-kind they are rewarded not only with a big payout, but with memorable clips from the film. Look out for the T-800 Vision bonus feature, triggered at random during any non-winning spin, which positions the player experience through the eyes of the Terminator as he scans for targets to award higher wins. The best part about this mode is that only a single scatter symbol is required to activate the free spins feature, which sees the slot expand from a 243 ways to 1,024 ways game. This will be a novel experience for players as it is an industry first!

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During the 10 free spins, the T-1000 symbol acts as a substitute by morphing into any other character to award the highest possible win for that symbol combination.

Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, comments: "We’ve taken the core elements of the iconic Terminator 2 film to create an online slot that does the brand justice. Visually it is stunning and it has a fitting game mechanic that is completely unique to the online gaming market. Our operators and their players will be awestruck by our creation; we are incredibly excited about the game launch."

Rand Marlis, President of Creative Licensing Corporation, which represents Studiocanal for Terminator 2 licensing, says: "Microgaming is an expert in licensing big brands and we had no doubt that they would create a T2 slot that would perfectly represent the film’s legendary status. The end result really has surpassed our expectations and the online game is a masterpiece; I’m delighted that it is now live for everyone to play and enjoy. Working with Microgaming is a real pleasure and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship."

Terminator 2 online slot is live with Microgaming casino and Quickfire operators 4th of June.

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