by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
December 19, 2009
Microgaming has launched a new online slots game in the spirit of the holidays, which will provide its users with a generous amount of cash prizes. Of the four December releases, Deck The Halls features Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers, Free Spins and Free Games in its 5 reel, 30 pay-line format.
The slots game features a number of holiday festivities, with stunning graphics that depict Christmas trees, reindeer, a holiday feast, and a fireplace complete with a yuletide log and stockings hung. St. Nicolas appears several times throughout the game, delivering the Stacked Wilds and Free Spins. When the “Deck the Halls” icon appears, users are awarded up to 2.4 million coins. 10 Free Spins are triggered when a user gets 3, 4 or 5 Christmas bells, which can be used to gain more spins. Betting prices start at $0.01 and max out at $15.00.
Microgaming has launched a series of new slots this month, with Sunset Showdown among them. In the Wild Western slot, 5 reels, 25 pay-line, the users play as high rolling cowgirls. Moneybags, boots, saddles and six-shooters provide the traditional Western atmosphere. The Wild appears in the form of Annie Calamity who, combined with other winning slots, allows for thee Free Spins. Winnings are doubles when Annie appears or reels 1 and 5.
Wagers begin at 1p to 25p per line, and betting is cut off at GBP 62.50. Sunset Showdown has a payout percentage of 97 percent. Players have a chance to win up to GBP 61,130.
Microgaming offers Reel Baron, a 5 reel, 20 pay-line video slot game. While it does not have a progressive jackpot, it offers two fixe jackpots. The first is 2,000 coins and the second is 1,500 coins. Wagers range from $0.01 to $0.50, making this slot perfect for low rollers during the holiday season. Each line has a max bet of 10 coins, making the total maximum bet 200 coins.
There are 33 winning combinations, and the game includes a practice mode for players to get the hang of the game before they wager. Themed images include iron medals, zeppelins, bombs, military helmets, goggles, brass compasses, treasure chests and barnds. The fighter plane is depicted with jocularity, including comical sound effects of bombs dropping and the moving compass.
The slot includes Wild symbols, Scatter symbols, multipliers and Free Spins. When the Reel Baron image appears as the wild symbol, it can be combined with other winning slots to activate up to 10 free spins, with a multiplier of 10. The brass compass acts as the scatter symbol, to of which can trigger an extra 100x bet per spin.
Finally, Microgaming presents the most unique slots game, called MySlot, which allows its users to customize the game, creating an environment using personal photos and MP3 playlists. A spokesperson commented, “MySlot is simple to use and allows players to be imaginative and inventive with their design, offering them an endless variety of ways to play and infinite reasons to keep coming back for more and more fun.”