Microgaming Treats Fans with Two New Slots (April 2018)Date 12 Apr 2018 | Category Slots News | Author Bruce Raynor
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12 Apr 2018
Fans of online slots are always impatient when it comes to new releases from their favourite casino game developers. There are numerous well-established companies whose products provide sleek gaming, rich theme variety and unique special features. Nevertheless, Microgaming always seems to be among the top five casino providers whose games excite players the most.
Namely, the Isle of Man-based company has already pampered its loyal fans with several new releases in 2018. For example, Lucky Little Gods was launched just in time for the Chinese New Year; the game features a catchy Chinese melody as a soundtrack and themed symbols only. It was an instant hit among players thanks to the Firecracker scatter, the engaging gameplay and the 100x max win.
Furthermore, Microgaming boasts with yet another hit released in 2018 to new casinos around the world i.e. its second Playboy themed online slot named Playboy Gold. This game features a unique layout of the reels 10x6 and energizing soundtrack. More importantly, Playboy Bunnies on both sides of the reels beatify the already attractive playing screen. During the playing adventure, players can hope for jackpots of $50k, Jumbo Blocks that boost winnings and free spins.
Knowing how Microgaming always wants to stay among the most relevant and desired game developers, it was expected to witness the company releasing fresh titles in April as well. As it turns out, this month fans of the provider are treated with two new online slots – Dream Date and Diamond Empire. The first was already released on 4th of April, while the second is expected to hit online casinos on 18th of April. Both are highly anticipated by fans, who can’t wait to see what the provider has in stock for them in its latest picks.
Dream Date Online Slot
Let’s first check out Dream Date, the video slot by Microgaming that was already released and can be found at all popular Microgaming powered casinos. This game is a 5-reel video slot that offers players 243 ways to win; due to its theme, it is mostly considered as a game that targets female players. The minimum accepted bet on this slot is 15p, whereas the highest accepted stake is reasonable £60; this may be too low for high rollers, but it’s excellent for medium rollers.
Dream Date, which can be played on both mobile and desktop devices, boasts with a romance theme and action that can take place in either modern or historic era; the choice belongs to the player. Regardless the era, there are 4 dream dates, hence the name of the game, on the reels as well as Hot Zones. When the lady and her dream date land in the Hot Zones players are rewarded with juicy cash prizes. Hot Zones, however, appear only in the middle of reels 1 and 5.
Another interesting feature on Dream Date is the free spins feature that is triggered by three scatters or landing the lady and her man in the Hot Zones. The number of free spins, 8 or 16, depends on the way the feature was triggered. Either way, the Dream Date symbols turns into a wild during free spins; plus, this symbol can expand and provide an entire wild reel. Moreover, hitting a winning combination thanks to the wild reel comes with a 2x multiplier.
When it comes to the visual part of the gaming experience, Dream Date cannot boast with impressive graphics found at other picks such as Jurassic World or Jungle Jim El Dorado. Nonetheless, the fact that you can choose two different eras to play in, gives it a fresh feel each time you play. The modern era gameplay takes players to a fancy city, whereas the historical era is set in the 19th century and reminds of romantic novels. In addition to the lady and the dream date symbols, the reels also feature card suits made to resemble precious jewels.
In terms of gameplay, Dream Date is pretty simple. Aside from spinning the reels and choosing the setting, players aren’t asked to make any other decisions. This may be a deal breaker for those that prefer modern and high-tech slots that engage players much more. However, it’s a great pick for those that want to unwind and dive deep into an unforgettable romance.
Diamond Empire Video Slot
As it was already mentioned, this April fans of Microgaming will get two new additions to the already impressive game menu of the provider. The second pick to look forward to is named Diamond Empire, which also supports mobile and desktop play. It should be noted that the game comes from the Triple Edge Studios, which is also the creative force responsible for Playboy Gold. This company is the first of the new generation game developers to supply exclusive products to Microgaming.
Back to the game, Diamond Empire is an online slot that comes with 3 reels and 15 paylines. The game has relatively low betting limits that range between 15p and £15 per spin. Diamond Empire offers players a classy and luxurious feel thanks to its Art Nouveau theme and numerous diamond symbols. Other symbols to be noticed on the reels include bars, sevens and fruits, meaning in this regard Diamond Empire is closer to classic slots, rather than to modern video slots.
Possibly the most important symbol on this game by Microgaming is the wild, which not only increases your chances of hitting a winning combination, but also doubles the prize. Moreover, two of those in a winning combination act as a 4x multiplier; this means that certain wins, that are filled with wild symbols, can earn players simply stunning winnings of up to 650x the stake. In other words, Diamond Empire’s title is right on spot.
As if this isn’t a reason enough to give Diamond Empire a try, the provider decided to boost it with a bonus feature too. Therefore. Hitting three bonus symbols will trigger the attractive Wheel Bonus feature, that grants you a single spin; make sure to use it wisely. Namely, all fields on the wheel earn you something and a cash prize is guaranteed. However, the thing to have your eyes on is the amazing 888x your total stake field.
It should be noted that Diamond Empire is far from the perfect game as it doesn’t offer any free spins or amazing graphic effects. Players may expect more from it; nonetheless, it is a great game in comparison to other 3-reel picks that rarely are as rewarding as Diamond Empire. This highly volatile title is for those who want to play for a longer period of time with low bets and enjoy the gameplay, rather than hope to hit a life-changing amount of cash. Diamond Empire promises luxurious playing environment, frequent wins and a few highly adrenalized moments when the Wheel Bonus is triggered.
Those unfamiliar with Microgaming, should know that this company claims to have launched the first online casino back in 1994. Microgaming is based on the Isle of Man and holds several remote gambling licences, including one from the reputable UK Gambling Commission. This company has been successfully working for years and it has received numerous recognitions for its creations including Mobile Gaming Software for 2017 by EGR and Innovator of the Year for 2016 by International Gaming Awards.
Microgaming has a wide range of gaming product including Casino, Mobile, Poker, Live Dealer, Sportsbook etc. Over the years, the company has released over 850 unique casino games as well as more than 1,200 variants of them. One of their best-known moves is the release of fresh titles every month; thus, their game selection is constantly growing and offering a large variety of themes and features. Microgaming is focused on the mobile gambling market too, with over 350 games supporting playing on the move.
Over the years, Microgaming’s picks have paid out million to lucky players, with the biggest online bingo win being massive £5.88 million. Their online progressive slots are also known as highly rewarding, with Mega Moolah always attracting the most attention with its multi-million winnings. After all, Microgaming boasts with the largest progressive jackpot network in the world with total paid winnings going over €820 million to date.
Nonetheless, it seems that the Microgaming slots are always the ones that attract the most attention as they boast with innovation and visually impressive experience. Several all-time picks that everyone agrees must be tried at least once include Thunderkick, Immortal Romance and Avalon II. Moreover, the company has partnered with many studios in order to launch exclusive movie-themed slots including Jurassic World, Bridesmaids and Terminator 2.
Moreover, the company recently showed off with its VR roulette that lets players go outer space where a friendly robot acts as the game’s dealer. With such technology in its hand, it’s certainly just a matter of time for the company to start treating its fans with futuristic VR games that take them as close as ever to the real deal.
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