May 10, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – Microgaming (www.microgaming.com), the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, unveils three exciting new feature-rich slot games this month, including the highly anticipated Thunderstruck II, the sequel to the 2003 classic, Thunderstruck. These larger than life video slots, now available to Microgaming’s network of operators, offer best in market gaming entertainment and opportunities to win big this May.

THUNDERSTRUCK II is based on an innovative 5 reel, 243 ways to win concept and hosts a range of benefits that includes Wilds and Expanding Wilds, four different Bonuses, Scatter action, 4 different Free Spins rewards, Multipliers ranging from 2x to 6x, and absorbing free games.

The game’s epic theme centres around mystical Nordic gods and contains a visual feast of high quality, full colour graphics depicting Thor’s hammer, long ships, and Asgard, a rainbow city from the great Nordic sagas.

The real road to riches begins in the Great Hall of Spins where the chambers of the four great gods, Valkyrie, Loki, Odin and Thor, can be unlocked, one by one, when three or more of Thor’s hammer symbols land anywhere on the reels. Each God wields their own amalgamation of Free Spin, Multipliers and Wild rewards, and each chamber is uniquely realised with feature rich-graphics and corresponding digital soundtrack, to bring the world of each distinct character to life.

The action doesn’t stop there either. Microgaming has embedded a completely unique feature for online slots into the gameplay in the form of a player achievements structure, which has the capacity to remember returning players’ past wins allowing for cumulative pursuit of rewards. The achievements based concept empowers players to achieve “gold status” by winning the range of payouts of each symbol. This is reflected in the paytable; as players unlock each symbol their paytables will begin to turn gold, keeping track of winnings and striving for a full Gold paytable. The Grand achievement is the unlocking of all the God’s Features and reaching the 20th trigger of the bonus, where players will obtain Gold Status in the Great Hall of Spins.

Microgaming’s second game to launch in May is a banana bonanza. QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE, the 5 reel, 9 payline, multi-featured slot from Microgaming provides an interactive Tarzan-esque jungle tapestry, populated by a band of helpful monkeys, lush tropical fruits and exotic jungle cocktails.

Featuring Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers and three different bonus games, Queen of the Jungle allows players to achieve rewards of up to 30 000.00 in the base game; three times that on Free Spins, and a further benefit of 127x Multiplier on the entertaining selection of bonus rewards.

A generous 15 Free Spins pop up when 3, 4 or 5 passion juice icons appear, tied to a 3x Multiplier; this feature can be retriggered. Other rewarding symbols include the Queen of the Jungle which is a powerful Wild for building winning combinations, and the Monkey Around bonus, which can also be triggered in Free Spins.

These friendly primates are also helpful over a choice of bonus screens in which the player is offered a selection of three bonus games. Players direct the monkeys to gift, chop or fetch, and watch the entertaining results as the busy little animals obey.

Queen of the Jungle has a betting range from as little as 0.01 a line, right up to 0.50, making the game easily accessible to most gambling budgets, offering great entertainment, value for money, and the possibility of a very healthy payback.

LADY IN RED
, a 5 reel 25 payline video slot, evokes the heady days of classic jazz, big band swing, and red hot singers from the thirties.

Combining the musical magic of the 1930s with the latest gaming technology from Microgaming, Lady In Red provides sophisticated slot entertainment, rich in Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers and up to 25 Free Spins, all on a betting range of between 0.01 and 0.20 per line.

The paparazzi flashbulb photographer acts as the Scatter in this fast-moving game, delivering up to 25 retriggering Free Spins in which all wins are tripled. The Lady in Red herself acts as the Wild, enabling players to build winning combinations in which wins are doubled.

The potential rewards in this game are significant; on a maximum bet of 50.00, wins of up to 25 000.00 are achievable in the base game, with triple that on Free Spins.

For further information or screen shots of the game please contact:
Duncan Skehens / Lizzi Malley / Lyndsay Haywood
Lansons Communications
020 7490 8828
DuncanS@lansons.com / LizziM@lansons.com / LyndsayH@lansons.com

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.


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