And New Games from Microgaming Too
February 4, 2009 (InfoPowa News) — Fresh from showcasing its extensive online gambling technology and games inventory at the ICE(i) expo last week, the Isle of Man-based provider Microgaming has launched three new slots as part of its February game releases.
Leading the charge is the unusual BURNING DESIRE, a 5-reel virtual slot machine that has no paylines, instead offering up to 243 ways to win! This innovative concept presents a more exciting way to play, where instead of being constrained by the number of pay-lines, the player can generate more frequent winning opportunities — up to 243 of them. 'Way Wins' means that all symbols act as adjacent scatters and any adjacent symbol combination then offers a win.
Burning Desire is the first Internet slot to incorporate this radical new, player-friendly development, and it features Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers and Free Spins with achievable wins of 30,000 coins in the base game or up to 90,000 coins in Free Spins.
3, 4 or 5 gold coin symbols will activate 15 Free Spins with re-triggers possible within those spins, trebling wins, whilst the Burning Desire logo is Wild, with potential for ramping up winnings by forming rewarding combinations using the rewarding Way Wins game rules.
The betting range will suit a range of pockets, running from 0.01 to 1.00, with a maximum bet of 250.00.
TRACK AND FIELDMOUSE, the second February release, is a new British ‘pub fruity’ style slot that puts an athletic mouse on the trail of free spins, multipliers and generous cash awards, giving the player all the traditional interactive assists such as holds, various types of nudges and shifta moves that enable skill to boost good fortune.
The three reel, 1 pay-line format has three, instead of the usual one, paytables that enable the player to win Gold, Silver or Bronze level winning spins ranging from 1 to 50 on six different reel symbols and a feature screen. In the feature game, the top set of reels has 5 win lines, the bottom reels only 1.
The trail offers positions rich in cash and other rewards, but some drawbacks for the unlucky too, all adding to the thrill factor. Trail symbols feature the theme fieldmouse, along with victory torches, honor medals, winged shoes, a 500x Jackpot logo that can deliver up to 5,000.00 … and at the lowest level even a nourishing chunk of cheese!
The ‘pub fruit machine’ style 3 reel 1 pay-line game has found favor with players who enjoy the challenge of an interactive gamestyle where skill is a real element in achieving the best results.
Fishing, bear-style is the theme for BEARLY FISHING, the third February game, which is a 5 reel, 25 pay-line slot with a theme based on the salmon run through crystal clear rapids lined with comical bears trying to catch a meal. Brilliant graphics in the game are redolent with shady forests, foaming rapids and amiable bears in a comical nature-based presentation that features Wilds, Scatters and a Free Spins second screen, with multipliers of up to 6x depending on how good the player is at hitting the right fishing spots!
Players will want to see the big bear across the reels as the Wild symbol, helping to build winning combinations by substituting for other symbols and the fishing basket icon which acts as the Scatter to deliver the Free Spins to lucky players. Select 1 out of 3 fishing spots and the number of flying salmon caught by Baby Bear will determine the up to 6x multiplier in the 15 Free Spins, with re-triggers as a definite possibility.
Players can scoop up to 12,000.00 in the base game, and a whopping 72,000.00 on Free Spins, with a slew of other winning payouts possible in between. The betting range runs from as little as a 0.01 to 0.10 a line, with a maximum bet of 50.00. Giving the player an added chance to double or even quadruple winnings is the popular Microgaming Gamble feature, where the right prediction on color and suit can substantially enhance the player's bottom line.