5/31/10 – Online gambling software provider Microgaming marks the start of the football World Cup championship in South Africa this (June) month with a new 5 reel, 30 pay-line video slot with a big game theme titled SOCCER SAFARI.
The game is one of three new offerings from the company and is released along with a Parisienne themed slot VOILA! and an addition to the top quality Gold Series of table games branded HIGH SPEED POKER.
The vibrant graphics on Soccer Safari bring together the thrills of the Beautiful Game, the glittering gold of the World Cup and a zany collection of amusing African animals. There's a magnificent menagerie that ranges from tiny meercats through the King of the Jungle to massive elephants. Play it here.
This multi-featured slot offers the player bonuses, free spins, 2 different styles of Wild, Scatters, Multipliers and games-within-the-game, all accessed through a betting range that runs from as little as a penny to a maximum bet of GBP 120.
Players hunt for these winning symbols:
* 3 or more Trophy scatter symbols will trigger the ‘Go for Goal’ bonus feature in which players are invited to choose one out of three teams to support, followed by a Kicker to score prize-giving goals. Hitting the back of the net delivers a multiplier between 10x – 50x, but everybody wins in this feature – even if the goal is missed there's a consolation multiplier of 5x.
* That crazy wild Zebra referee is good news when it comes up on reels 1 and 5, because it delivers a 1x multiplier along with a re-triggering Free Spins feature. These reels will expand and become Held Wilds for the duration of the feature, and at the end of the fifth Free Spin the 3 centre reels are held whilst reels 1 and 5 are re-spun, awarding a sixth opportunity to win.
* The Soccer Safari symbol, which substitutes for other icons, enabling the player to build rewarding combinations.
* The Gamble feature, where predicting the colour and suite of the next card can double or quadruple winnings.
Like the World Cup on which it is themed, Soccer Safari offers big money opportunity, with almost GBP 25 000 achievable in the base game, more than twice that on Free Spins and up to GBP 12 000 on the bonus front.
There's no need to pack suitcases and struggle through airports to enjoy the romantic ambience of Paris this summer – Microgaming has just launched the next best thing to being there in person through a video slot themed on the city of light and titled VOILA!
This beautifully presented 5 reel game offers the popular 243 ways to win format, backed by stunning, super-realistic graphics. These whisk the player across the internet to the pleasures of Paris, with its exquisite cuisine, historic and elegant surrounds and inimitable style. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Chez Pierre, or a leisurely lunch at a pavement bistro whilst lining up the winning symbols so evocative of this great world capital. Try it out for free.
Players will want to see the iconic Eiffel Tower symbol across the reels for sure, because this randomly awards 2x, 3x and even 4x wild multipliers when completing a win, and substitutes for all other symbols except the bonus logo.
Three or more of the Euro-rich bonus logo will be another welcome sight, delivering 20 re-triggerable free spins in which all wins are doubled and up to 60 000 coins can won.
Finally there's the Gamble feature, where players can double or quadruple winnings by correctly guessing the colour and suit of the next card to appear.
Wins of up to GBP 40 000 in the base game and another GBP 20 000 on Free Spins are achievable.
The final game in June's releases is a new addition to the Microgaming Gold Series of quality table games, HIGH SPEED POKER.
This new game marries fast poker action with the full functionality, ambient sound effects and brilliant graphics of the respected Gold Series of casino table games. These outstanding features combine to capture the sophistication and elegance of a top poker room, offering the player a memorable playing experience where skill and good fortune can bring substantial rewards.
High Speed Poker is a multi hand table game against the dealer that takes the interesting and fast-paced game of single-hand 3 Card Poker and enhances it by allowing the gambler to play with a maximum of 5 hands of cards.
The player can face off against the dealer by staking the Ante bet, Play bet, and an optional Bonus bet which pay out according to the rank of cards, independent of the dealer’s hand.
The game rules are clearly displayed for player convenience and provide opportunities to win that include an Ante Bonus for a hand with a straight flush, 3 of a kind or a straight). There is also the chance to play an optional bonus bet.