FIVE NEW GAME RELEASES FROM MICROGAMING A day at the races; birthday bugs; axe throwing Vikings; frisky felines and a good old game of Hold’em – more from online games developer. Racetrack action characterises the 5 reel, 25 pay-line new video slot SURE WIN, which heads up five new games on the monthly release list from Microgaming. Sure Win offers Wild, Scatter, Multiplier, Gamble and Free Spin action and the opportunity to win up to 35 000.00 in the base game, or 140 000.00 with good fortune and skilled choices on the Free Spins. With outstanding graphics and sound effects, Sure Win gives a ride that players won't soon forget. The game's leader scoreboard is Wild, tripling wins on successful combinations, whilst the bookie with the hot tip provides Scatter opportunities across reels 3, 4 or 5, triggering the Free Spin feature. With its pick of 3 jockeys and associated range of spins and multipliers it’s a feature that will help players to stay the course and come in a winner. Rounding off a day at the races is the Gamble feature, where punters can bet on colour and suit to double or quadruple winnings. With as many pay-lines as a centipede has legs, Microgaming's next offering is the biggest video slot ever launched, with Wild, Scatter, Freespins, Multiplier and Gamble opportunities wrapped in a fun insect birthday party theme called CASHAPILLAR. Microgaming bets that this massive 5 reel, 100 payline video slot will worm its way into players' hearts as it introduces the brand new 'stacked wilds' concept across all 5 reels. Here a maximum of 5 'Cashapillar' wilds can appear vertically stacked to create a win bonanza – and every time the wild substitutes to complete a win, that win is doubled! The centerpiece of the friendly creepy crawly party is the birthday cake; get 3, 4 or 5 of these sweet symbols and 15 Free Spins are triggered where all wins are trebled, and when the Cashapillar appears there's a special 6x multiplier gift as a birthday present. There's a wealth of ancient Viking axe-tion in the 5 reel, 25 pay-line video slot QUEST FOR BEER, which entices the player into a quest with party-loving, axe-wielding giants, rough seas, the famous longships and beer – lots and lots of beer. Stumbling into Lars the Lanternjaw's Great Hall gives the opportunity to axe open the barrels of prizes that lie within. Colourful and humorous graphics provide the backdrop for comedy, adventure and of course beer, which inevitably leads to reward. The most important keys to these riches are the Beer Tankard, which acts as Wild and therefore substitutes for most other symbols to enable the player to create winning combinations and Free Spins, and the sexy Beer Wench, who acts as a Scatter and gives entry to the Axe Throwing bonus feature. When the Beer Tankard appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time the 10 Free Spins Feature are triggered, with prizes doubled, re-triggers possible and even an additional chance at the Axe Throwing feature. If three or more Scattered Beer Wenches appear the player is swept into the Great Hall where 5 beer kegs are the targets in the Axe Throwing feature. Throwing 3 axes at the 5 kegs rewards the player with beer and cash prizes. Successfully filling your tankard with beer can reveal potential riches of up to 40x the triggering bet if all kegs have beer, significantly adding value to the players' bottom line. That bottom line can work out at a possible payment in the base game of 25 000.00, but with Free Spin action it can go as high as a cash haul of 50 000.00, and bonuses can add another 5000.00 Completing a rollicking good game is the Gamble feature, where wins can be doubled or quadrupled depending on the player's successful selection of colour and suit. Some of the coolest cats in town populate ALLEY CATS, a new 5 reel, 9 payline video slot. The action is a backyard bowling alley used by a variety of frisky felines with their eyes set on trashcan victory feasts, but for the player there's a lot more temptation than catnip and fish heads; this is a magnificent slot where up to 50 000.00 can be won in the base game, double that in Free Spins and another 2700.00 on an amusing second screen bonus feature. With vibrant, colorful graphics and crystal clear digital sound effects, Alley Cats provides hours of entertainment and good chances to win. The key to unlocking the winning opportunities in the game is the Strike! symbol which acts as a scatter and can additionally trigger a choice of Free Spins or bonuses for the player. The Strike! logo can deliver up to 100x winnings and trigger 20 Free Spins in which all wins are doubled, or a second screen bonus that takes the player to the cats' favorite alley and 3 chances to bowl for prizes on six home-made 'skittles,' one of them an unfortunate captive Chihuahua! MULTI HAND HOLD 'EM HIGH is the final game in this month's releases. This is a sophisticated, top-of-the-line game that defines new quality levels in terms of smooth, fast action and outstanding graphics and sound effects, all backed by a generous pay table and the ability to make telling side-bets. The gambler can choose to play a single hand or up to a maximum of 5 hands, with the option of a side bet. With the right cards creating a Royal Flush there's a payback of 500 to 1 on the Ante and Call/Raise bet, with a possible maximum of 50:1 on the side bet. That means that playing the seven card version, players can achieve wins of up to 75 000.00, with another 2 500.00 on side bets With a chip range from 1.00 to 50.00, unlimited and mixed chip stacks can be used, automatically resizing to make up the current bet with the least number of chips. This is the latest action packed offering in the Microgaming Gold series of table games and the designers have delivered entertaining action on a platform of precision animation, digital sound, pinpoint graphics and imaginative player views to provide an absorbing player experience.