Microgaming Kicks Off February with Olympic Thrills, Hot Air Ballooning and a Touch of Romance
February 10, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, unleashes three brand new feature-rich themed Video Slots with some innovative winning twists. The latest games include Winter Olympic thrills, sky high entertainment and even the chance for some Valentines Day romance.
Microgaming’s latest Video Slot WINTER GOLD, is the perfect substitute to the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. This new 5 reel, 15 payline video slot from Microgaming, is based on the Winter Olympics due to start on 12 February and features Wild, Scatter, Free Spin and Multiplier rewards; along with a thoroughly entertaining second screen Bonus Wheel featuring the main Winter Olympic disciplines.
The Bonus Wheel round offers some really cool opportunities that include free spins and automatic payouts. Players can also participate in one of the four most exhilarating Winter Olympics events: speed skating, biathlon, bobsleighing, and ski jumping. Players can win up to 24,000 credits in the bonus round.
The Gold Medal Scatter symbols have outstanding prize gathering potential, not only in triggering the main feature Bonus Wheel, but also in generating multiplier wins.
February is the month for romance and Microgaming’s new Video Slot LOVE POTION will pave the way. The rich graphics of the icons provide the romantic theme which includes cupids, pink roses, a carriage ride in the moonlight and star-crossed lovers from the 18th century.
The Love Potion logo is the wild and replaces any symbol, except the scatter and bonus. 10 free spins with a five times multiplier are up for grabs and players can win up to 100 times their bet.
The Love Potion bonus icon launches the Love Struck bonus round when it is hit twice or more. Here players must make a choice between six dashing noble men, each one holding a bonus. The more Love Struck bonus icons you hit, the more picks you get.
Finally there is the ever popular gamble feature where you can double or quadruple your winnings.
The entertainment is sky high with HOT AIR, the latest high flying 5 reel, 30 payline Video Slot from Microgaming. The theme here is hot air ballooning, depicted with amusing cartoon style graphics featuring a jolly pilot and his colourful balloon; both of which give the player access to a range of free spin opportunities for reward.
The pilot symbol has a dual role in the game, serving as the wild to build winning combinations and triple prizes, and also delivering an extra hot spin if he appears in the free spin bonus cycle
When three or more balloons appear simultaneously, a reward of 10 free spins is triggered and all wins are doubled. But that’s not all; a lucky player may trigger up to 50 hot spins with multipliers, which are played at the end of the free spin cycle. A gamble feature provides the final thrill, where players can double or quadruple their wins by correctly guessing the card suit and colour of the next card.
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About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators;
Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.
The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 450 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming. Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €265million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.
As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection. Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.