Top 10 Microgaming Games Of 2020
Microgaming are the undisputed kings of the online casino world. As one of the pioneers of the industry they have leapt from strength to strength as online gambling has grown ever more into the mainstream. Today they boast hundreds of slots titles and table games to suit every type of player, regardless of their experience.
With such a rich pedigree behind them, it’s no wonder that JackpotCity online casino has partnered with Microgaming to deliver the very best in online slots and table gaming entertainment. Some readers may remember that a few years we took a look at some of Microgaming’s most popular online casino titles of 2017. These amazing titles were Hot Ink, Supernova, High Society, Dr. Watts Up, and Avalon II. Now, 3 years later, it’s definitely about time for an update. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most popular Microgaming titles of 2020.
Nuclear 9s is the follow-up to the amazing Atomic 8s. This nuclear-power inspired slots title plays out across 5 reels and 3 rows for a total of 9 paylines. Nuclear 9s also features an impressive 94.02% RTP ratio as well as Wilds in the form of the Nuclear Wild Feature. However, the standout mechanic of the game is undoubtedly the exciting “Rolling Reels” feature that is sure to keep players on their toes.
Nuclear 9s’ Rolling Reels can be turned on and off at will by hitting a Power Button featured on the game’s display. When active, this feature causes all winning symbols to dissolve and allow another to fall into its place. This means that players can win more than once off a single bet. What’s more, each consecutive win after the first pays out with a 2x multiplier. This does come at a price however as each spin with the Rolling Reels turned on costs triple the bet to play.
The king has requested your presence at a banquet in his court, or at least that’s the premise of Royal Feast. This food themed title is choc-full of medieval fare and a buffet of free spins and features. The game also features an RTP ratio of 96.56%, which is nothing to scoff at.
Gameplay plays out across 5 reels and 15 paylines presented in a slick design reminiscent of the Medieval courts of old. This means high paying symbols featuring the king with his roast chicken, his queen holding her chalice up in a toast, the court’s jester strumming his mandolin, the court cook, and even a whole roast fowl. Landing the Royal Feast logo on the reels will net a fixed jackpot of up to 5000 credits for 5 symbols on an active payline.
There is also a Wild symbol that replaces all other symbols, except for the crown scatter symbol, in order to help players net a winning combo and delivers between 2x to 15x the player’s total bet in a round of 5 free spins. There is also a special feature whereby any crown that lands on the reels during the free spin will hold its position, credit the player with their winnings, and then reset the free spins back to 5.
Multi-Wheel European Roulette Gold
Next up in our list of popular JackpotCity online casino titles is Multi-Wheel European Roulette Gold. Along with the mouthful of a name, this title also features up to a whopping 8 wheels to play Roulette on all at the same time. It’s important to note that bets are not placed separately on each wheel but play out across all 8 wheels at once. The game follows the European roulette ruleset which means there’s a lower house edge and a higher RTP ratio.
To top it off the game also features amazingly detailed and lifelike graphics that help to draw the player into the experience. There also several customisable options that will allow players to play the game their way. There is also an especially useful favourite bet option that lets players store their favourite bets and play them repeatedly without having to place them after every spin. Players who enjoy playing Roulette systems will probably get the most enjoyment out of Multi-Wheel European Roulette Gold as it allows for rapid testing across multiple wheels at once.
It’s time to take a trip under the sea in Octopays, an underwater themed slots titles that focuses on small but regular wins. The game features 5 reels and 3 rows that deliver a massive 243 fixed paylines for an RTP ratio of 96.29%. All this is delivered with good graphics, a smooth play experience and a pleasant underwater theme.
True to the theme of the game, the highest paying symbols are the Treasure Chest, the Diving Helmet, a Hammerhead shark, and an Anchor. Octopays alse features Wilds in the form of a Jelly Fish symbol. Landing two of these Jelly Fish triggers a free spins round with extra Wilds dropped onto the reels courtesy of the tentacles of a Kraken. This free spins round is aptly named the Kraken feature and also includes a special substitute symbol dropped onto the third reel. Any payout featuring this substitute symbol receives a 2x multiplier.
All American Video Poker
Microgaming’s All American Video Poker is a straight-forward video poker title that can serve as a great introduction to the game for new players. Though this doesn’t mean that experienced players can’t enjoy it either. The straightforward nature of the game makes it a nice staple gaming experience for those who know their way around a video poker game.
Experienced players may also get a kick out of All American Video Poker’s “Expert Mode” which can help players define their own gaming settings. This includes an autoplay mode that allows players to play the game with only minimal interaction. There is no need to worry about which cards to keep or discard during autoplay as this is done automatically based on what the game considers to be the optimal choice.
The next stop on our whistle stop tour of JackpotCity Slots is Wooly World. This title sees players whisked back in time to the prehistoric era. The symbols featured in the game are the Saber-toothed Tiger, the Beaver, the Caveman and of course Wooly the mastodon. Everything in the game is displayed in a playful comic art style that is pleasant and cheery to look at and plays out across 5 reels and 20 paylines.
The Caveman stands in as the game’s Wild symbol while Wooly acts as a Scatter symbol, both complete with fun animations for when they appear. The Caveman only appears on the second and fourth reel and does not offer any payouts, but instead multiplies all payouts by a factor of 4 when combined with winning combinations. Two or more Wooly symbols give a Scatter payout when appearing on any of the reels. Five Wooly symbols deliver a scatter payout of 200 coins which is multiplied by the total bet.
Next, we take a spin around and around with Twister, a 5 reel, 25 payline slots titles themed after the extreme weather event of twisters, also known as tornadoes. The colourful theme of the game centres around a small town hit by a tornado and the residents and objects caught in the path of it. The game also offers Wilds, Scatters and free spins with a chance to win a massive 15 000 coin jackpot.
The game’s two Wild symbols are the titular Twister and the television which can appear on any of the game’s 5 reels. The game also has a special feature whereby each win is followed by the appearance of a gamble button that allows players to try predict the colour of the next card to double their win. Guessing the suit of the card correctly as well will net a quadruple win.
Spike’s Nite Out
Spike’s Nite Out is one for the dog lovers enjoying JackpotCity Slots. The theme of the game is a play on the popular painting of the dog’s playing poker and features 5 reels and 15 paylines. The symbols of the game are of course the dog’s themselves and their various belongings. However, the two most important symbols of the game are the Wild and Scatter symbols represented by the game’s logo and the Doggy Time symbol respectively.
The Doggy time symbol also has the chance to trigger the bonus feature of the game when you line up 3 or more Scatters in a row. Triggering this bonus feature takes the player to another screen featuring the six dogs playing their poker game. The player is given six picks and is rewarded with cash prizes along the way. There are no free spins in Spike’s Nite Out but the rest of the features in the game more than make up for it.
Lumber Cats is a slots title that is here to answer the age-old question of “What if cats were lumberjacks?”. Featuring 20 adjustable paylines across 5 reels, the game also sports a cartoony style depicting the game’s lumberjacking cats as the main protagonists. Expect lots of lumber themed symbols, many of which deliver special features.
The game notably sports 2 types of Scatter symbols. The first of these is represented by 3 trees and triggers a bonus feature for any player that lands 3 of them. The second type of Scatter is depicted by a log and only appears on the first and fifth reels. The game’s Wild symbol is represented by one of the lumber cats in a red and white checked shirt with a cigarette in his mouth. This symbol can replace all symbols on the reel except for the Scatters.
There are 3 bonus features of in Lumber Cats, the most notable of which is the Tree Climb. This feature is triggered by landing 3 tree Scatters anywhere in view. This kicks off a minigame in which the player must select one of 3 lumber cats who will take part in a tree climbing race for a chance to win a cash prize.
The final online slots title in our list of top 10 Microgaming titles is Love Potion. As the name implies, the game is set against a romantic Victorian backdrop with 5 reels and 9 paylines. The game features 9 symbols, the highest paying of which is the Victorian lady. Landing 5 of these ladies on a payline awards the player with 1500 coins.
The game’s Wild symbol is depicted by a Love Potion which can substitute all other symbols except for the bonus and scatter symbol in order to give the player a winning combination. The game’s Scatter symbol is represented by a horse-drawn carriage. Landing two of these carriages anywhere on the screen will pay even money on the triggering bet. Landing three or more Scatters awards free spins and multipliers which increase with the number of symbols.
The game’s bonus round is the Love Struck bonus triggered by landing two or more Love Potion symbols with increasing multipliers for more symbols. This bonus round presents the player with the choice of 3 gentlemen suitors for the Victorian lady, each of which presents her with a bouquet hiding a bonus for the player.
Canada’s favourite slots
Of course, these are some of the most favourite slots titles on the Internet today, but what do all the players in Online casino Canada think? The titles that are most popular in Canada are Nuclear 9s, Royal Feast, Multi-Wheel European Roulette Gold, Twister, and finally Flying Circus, which does not appear on our list. All these and more are available for players of all experience levels at JackpotCity Casino.