Microgaming, the aggregator of choice for hundreds of casino operators, is to release a bonanza of fresh and exclusive new content this month as its network of exclusive independent studios continues to blossom and bear fruit.
Megaways™ mechanic cranks up to the next level in Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon™ Megaways™(25 May). Here is a game that mixes the excitement of Megaways™ – which provides anything up to 117,645 ways to win on each spin – with the explosive fun of Rolling Reels™. Add to that infinite multipliers in the free spins mode, and a ‘Collect Pot’ mechanic that leads to the Pick Bonus and a jackpot, and we have a game that promises to be one of the biggest hits of the year.
Poseidon is the Greek god of the sea, an ill-tempered deity who fiercely guards his vast underwater treasure hoard. Players can lay their hands on Poseidon’s treasure via a minimum of 12 free spins, volcano retriggers, and those infinite multipliers.
More treasures of the deep follow with Silver Seas (20 May), a pirate booty-themed slot. Players land silver coin symbols on the reels for prizes, and the more they get, the bigger the payout, up to 2,000x the stake.
There’s also a Free Spins Wheel that offers the chance to win up to 30 free spins, plus a 3x multiplier. This slot plays great and looks great too. The reels are decorated with cannons, cutlasses, doubloons, bottles of rum – everything any self-respecting pirate needs for a spot of high-seas treasure hunting.
It’s time for the classic slot format to get the souped-up Megaways™ treatment, with Joyful Joker Megaways™ (18 May). Here, traditional slot symbols including fruit, bells, lucky horseshoes, and the aforementioned joker are all enhanced by the Megaways™ and Rolling Reels™ mechanics. Meanwhile, Joker Spins activate randomly on any winning base game spin, where a bonus wheel can award multipliers of anything between 2x and 10x. The free spins feature offers unlimited free spins, complete with an expanding multiplier which increases with each Rolling Reels™ win.
Back to the deep blue sea for the deeply dishy Atlantis Rising (11 May), a bubbly adventure-themed slot, set in the titular underwater city of legend. This colourful fantasy world is packed with Rising Wilds, Wild Blasts and free spins.
When a compass symbol lands behind a Rising Wild all adjacent positions turn wild, forming a Wild Blast. In the free spins pick bonus game, players select bubbles until no picks remain. Each bubble can reveal between one and five free spins or two to three additional picks.
10,000 Wishes (6 May) is an Arabian-themed slot with a Wheel Bonus offering a jackpot of up to 10,000x the stake. Landing three or more Power Wheel scatter symbols triggers the Power Spins feature, where the reels are filled with giant symbols for bigger payouts.
Power Spins mode is also where the Wheel Bonus can be activated. Here, players are guaranteed to win one of four fixed jackpots: Mega (10,000x), Major (500x), Minor (50x), and Mini (15x).
The sun rises over the Serengeti, which means it’s time for some safari-style casino action, with Serengeti Gold (4 May). Here, Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – the lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and African buffalos – are the stars of the show.
But they’re also competing for the player’s attention with Hyperhold™ respins, Static Jackpots, and free spins with multipliers. Six or more bonus symbols will trigger three Hyperhold™ respins.
The triggering symbols are locked in position, while only new bonus symbols can land during the feature. These offer anything from 1x to 20x multipliers to jackpots. Filling all positions triggers the big one, the 2,500x Mega jackpot!
Newly-remastered Mega Moolah Goddess (13 May) is an Ancient Egypt-themed slot that just happens to be plugged into Microgaming’s record-breaking Mega Moolah progressive jackpot.
Three scatters transport players to the jackpot wheel, where they can experience the thrill of a chance of winning a massive prize. The wheel offers a shot at one of four jackpots: Mini, Minor, Major, and Mega. And Mega means Mega, with the progressive prize pot seeding at €1 million, frequently paying out seven and eight-figure sums!
Finally, a nod to some great content from third-party partners this May. King of Cats (26 May) includes a unique double-game system that lets players choose either the Lion game of the Puma game. Meanwhile, Book of Inti (12 May) is an Incan-themed slot that references Inti, the sun god, who was worshipped as the patron deity of the Incan Empire.
Scarab Gold (10 May) is set amid the mysterious pyramids of ancient Egypt it offers innovative Mystery Boost gameplay mechanics. Also, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Megaways™ (20 May), which offers a Megaways™ spin and a thoroughly modern twist to the classic crime caper slot.
And lastly, there’s Risitas en Gangsters (24 May), a mobbed-up comic slot that stars real-life Spanish internet sensation El Risitas, a comedian who became world-famous for his infectious giggling.