We Review The Newest Microgaming Slots
It is no secret that Microgaming is one of the biggest names in online casino software development in the world, having opened its virtual doors back in 1994, when it was responsible for providing the world’s very first online casino with games – which it still is today!
This provider has grown from strength to strength over the decades, and regularly teams up with smaller, independent studios to create titles that are fun and exciting, engaging and packed with powerful payout potential. From table games to online slots, Microgaming is certainly a household name when it comes to many an online casino, with JackpotCity being no exception.
In this blog post, we highlight 9 of the hottest new releases from Microgaming, and offer a mini review of each of these casino games so that you can get an idea of which one (or ones) you’d like to try out next. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Africa X UP™
The continent of Africa has long been a source of intrigue and inspiration, and for countless people around the globe, visiting this exotic place is something of a lifelong dream. Thanks to games like Africa X UP™, though, this dream is made ever more reachable, with audio and animals transporting players to Africa.
Played across a grid consisting of 5x3-reels with 243 Winning Ways, the game boasts a betting range of between 0.30 credits and 21, which makes it a great choice of title for someone who might not necessarily be too confident betting large. That being said, high rollers may enjoy the game thanks to its winning potential, as well as the X UP feature, from which the game takes its name. In short, landing 2 Scatters will award an X UP token, and the more of this one collects, the higher the Multiplier will be during a Free Spins round. Symbols include warriors, an elephant, rhino, buffalo and the card symbols A, K, Q, J and 10.
Amazing Link™ Apollo
Amazing Link™ Apollo is themed around the ruler of the sun and is a collaborative creation between both Microgaming and SpinPlay games. The game takes its name from the characteristic feature in which landing 6 or more Amazing symbols will see players in line for a chance of one of four jackpots: Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, with the latter being possible if players are able to fill the entire grid with these symbols.
Other symbols include a white horse, a chariot, a harp, and a vase, with lower values being comprised of the A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 symbols. As is typical of online slots, the game has both a Wild and Scatter, represented by Apollo himself and a temple, respectively.
Amazing Link™ Apollo consists of 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines, and has a betting range that extends from just 0.20 credits and goes up to 50, making it ideal for a wide range of player tastes and types.
Book of Captain Silver
The world of pirates is one that we don’t quite see enough of in online slots, even if there are still a few out there to try and find. Naturally, Microgaming has breathed new life into the genre, this time in collaboration with All41Studios. Book of Captain Silver invites players to take a tour of the high seas, where winning potential can go over 10 000x one’s initial stake.
This title gives players the opportunity to try for one of four potential jackpot totals, namely the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, and this is done by means of spinning a jackpot wheel. To trigger this symbol, one need only land a minimum of 1 book symbol anywhere on the reels. Other features include Wilds and Scatters, with the symbol stack being represented by theme-relevant symbols like a ship, a compass and Captain Silver himself, to name but a few.
Break Da Bank Again™ MEGAWAYS™
The Break da Bank franchise has grown over the years to encompass numerous versions and variations, with Break da Bank Again™ MEGAWAYS™ revisiting the game with a feature that allows for up to 117 649 Winning Ways with Rolling Reels™, which means that symbols involved in winning combinations will be removed from the reels to make room for others to fall in their place.
While the betting range of the game is somewhat modest, starting from as little as 0.20 in regular pay and going up to 20, the fact that the game is one of very high volatility means it is likely to pay out less often than games of other variability, but in much larger increments. Symbols include familiar things like a purple diamond, bars of gold, wads of cash, piles of coins, a signed cheque and then the regular A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols.
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt
A delightful online slot game with a mystical, medieval theme, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt is centred around three main characters: Roman, Taras, and Yana, as they venture deep into the woods to avenge the death of the brother of Roman. The game’s production value is stellar, with captivating audio and riveting animations. With 6 reels and 6 rows, as well as up to 46 656 Winning Ways, there is plenty of room for fun here.
The betting range of the title runs from between 0.20 to 25 credits, and despite the level of detail on the game, it is ideal on smaller screens and mobile devices. Among numerous other features, the title boasts a Wonderways™ mechanic, which allows for even more variation of play – as well as maximised entertainment.
God Of Fire
With hot features like Exploding Wilds, Ultraways™ and the potential for seemingly limitless Free Spins during a Free Spins round, the God of Fire online slot game is well worth taking for a spin. It’s inspired by ancient gods and far off adventures, and the Ultraways™ mechanic means that the number of Winning Ways can go from as few as 243 all the way up to a staggering 60 000 000! What’s more, the winning potential of this title is a jaw-dropping 18 000x a player’s stake!
Included in the symbol stack are images of Roman helmets and urns, as well as the common low value markers, A, K, Q and J. The God of Fire himself is the highest paying symbol, able to pay out 1.1x the stake if 10 of him land anywhere on the reels.
Hyper Gold™ is an online slot that does an excellent job of looking and feeling like nothing more than a glitzy, glamorous online casino game, with colours and sounds that add to the theme. This title has a special Link&Win™ feature, which is an increasingly popular feature across numerous titles you can find at JackpotCity. Other features include a Win Booster™, in which players can use a portion of their bankroll to increase the chances of landing extra Link&Win™ symbols on the grid. Other symbols include dollar signs, gold bars, a gold bar and coins, and then a simple pile of coins. Low value markers include the A, K, Q and J symbols.
The game boasts 25 paylines, and a betting range of between 0.10 credits and 20 credits during regular play, or up to 50 credits if the Win Booster™ is selected.
Another Ancient Egypt-themed online slot, Scarab Kingdom takes a more light-hearted approach to the epoch and introduces players to a colourful game with charming imagery and audio, as well as a host of fun features. With a wagering range of between 0.20 and 25 credits, the title is a great choice of game for someone who might be new to the world of online slots.
The symbols all pertain to Egypt, and include Cleopatra, the pharaoh, an Ankh, the Eye of Horus, a lotus and the card values A, K, Q and J. Special features include Scarab Scatter Collection, Wild Scrolls, Pharaoh’s Free Spins and Cleo’s Bonus, all of which make for an endlessly entertaining experience across the reels.
Sisters of Oz™ Jackpots
Sisters of Oz™ Jackpots takes players on a journey to a land they have more than likely visited before in an online casino game: Oz. This time, there’s no wizard involved, but rather 4 enchanting sisters, each of whom can make an appearance on the reels – and appear stacked to cover the whole thing, as well as appear as a jump 3x4 symbol in the centremost position. Played across 5 reels and 4 rows, the title is an utter visual feast, with the grid set against the famous Yellow Brick Road.
There are four potential jackpots up for grab, with the usual names including Mini, Minor, Major and Mega. The key to triggering a spin for one of these is to land enough golden coins on random symbols. The betting range of between 0.20 and 25 credits makes it ideal for beginners.
Available At JackpotCity Casino
While we have here provided merely an overview of some of our top Microgaming online slots to play at JackpotCity, this list is by no means exhaustive. JackpotCity offers hundreds of exciting titles, with new releases added all the time, including online slots such as the above, table games, Live Casino selections, video-poker offerings and much more. If you aren’t already a member, why not head over and create an account!