JULY GAMES RELEASED BY MICROGAMING New versions of two player favourites and a journey back to medieval times. The Isle of Man online gambling software provider Microgaming has released its tranche of new games for the month of July 2008, with French Roulette Gold as the flagship. This an up-to-the-minute Internet version of the traditional casino table game with a distinctly Gallic ambience. The stylish new addition to Microgaming's top-of-the-line Gold Series of table games features a new chip hopping feature, colourful advanced graphics and digital sound effects that capture the murmur of the crowd, the whir of the wheel and that distinctive metallic tinkle as the ball lands. The chip distribution is modelled as closely to the current European game as possible, with chips available in a range of six denominations starting at 1.00 and escalating to 50.00, which can be played in mixed chip piles. Since its launch several years ago as a 5 reel 9 pay-line video slot the Big Kahuna video slot has been a popular game with players, and this month Microgaming launches a newer, 15 pay-line and multi-featured version branded: Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders. The game features a tropical quest for Big Kahuna’s golden mask, with an interesting twist in the form of a dynamic game-within-a-game featuring the old favourite Snakes and Ladders. By spinning 3, 4 or 5 scatters across the reels players enter the familiar one hundred square board game with a difference….and good opportunities to win rewards, too. Adding tension and excitement are headhunter trophies and a full range of player incentives including Scatter opportunities, up to 5 Free Spins with 2x Multipliers, free games, the generous Big Kahuna Wild that doubles and can deliver a 4x win during free spins, and that big, second screen Bonus game. Jolly Jester gives a humorous theme on a big 5 reel 25 pay-line new slot that harks back to the olden days of court comedians. Cartoon style graphics provide the stage, with the comical jester, castles and royalty all setting the scene. The principal roles here are held by the Jolly Jester, who is Wild and therefore substitutes for most other symbols to enable the player to create winning combinations. The castle in which he lives provides a chance at the Jolly Jester Feature and free spins. When three or more of the Castle symbols spin up on any reel the second screen Jolly Jester Feature is triggered, transporting the player into the playful area of the Jolly Jester’s courtyard and presenting a humorous selection of 9 magical boxes and the opportunity for the player to reveal prizes. That choice can reveal potential rewards of up to 10 Free Spins and up to x10 multiplication of winnings, or special substitutes of scatters or wilds, significantly adding value to the players' bottom line.