Posted 1/5/11 : Tattoos, P.I.s, Asian Fables and Retro Reels in latest releases
Online gambling software provider Microgaming is fast off the 2011 starting block this week with four new game releases for January featuring a diverse range of themes and features wrapped in outstanding graphics and digital sound effects.
Leading the charge is HOT INK, a tattoo parlour-themed online slot machine with 1,024 different ways to win on a distinctive 4×5 layout. The game includes the new re-spin feature, the chance to win 20 free spins, multipliers and an entertaining Tattoo Bonus game for extra payouts.
Unlike traditional slots, Hot Ink pays out every time matching symbols appear on the first three or more consecutive reels. The ability to re-spin a reel opens up substantial opportunities to generate good payouts and trigger the game's entertaining bonus features.
The Tattoo Bonus is triggered by 3 or more Bonus scatter symbols, and players select a tattoo from 3 portfolios and receive a coin reward for each. If all 3 choices belong to the same category or tattoo style, 10 Free Spins at a 2x multiplier are awarded. The second in the new Microgaming Retro Reels series – Diamond Glitz – also incorporates the new re-spin feature, along with a free spin feature in which 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will initiate 15, 20 or 25 re-triggering Free Spins where all wins are multiplied by 2x. Play It Here.
RETRO REELS – DIAMOND GLITZ is a 5-reel video slot of 25 pay-lines.
The third release for January – PRIVATE EYE – is a 5 Reel, 243 Way Video slot, with a wild and a scatter which triggers a Free Spins Bonus in which the player gets to pick for Free Spins and multiplier rewards, with an additional scatter that triggers a ‘Solve the Case’ Bonus. Finding a special item in the Bonus will gain entry to a Mugshot Bonus.
The entertaining game invites the player to help search for a series of clues to solve mysteries, and has an almost Dick Tracy feel, presented in colourful and sharp graphics.
January's fourth game from Microgaming – MONKEY KING – is themed on an Asian fable about a mythical monkey king and his magical journey to the West, accompanied by three companions who can bring good fortune to the player. Play It Here
The Free Spins Bonus is triggered by 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols anywhere on reels, and the player picks from 1 of 3 items to reveal the number of Free Spins, then chooses from 3 items to reveal a Free Spins multiplier. The last pick will reveal the number of additional stacked wilds during Free Spins.
Up to 25 Free Spins can be won at up to a 4x multiplier with up to 6 stacked Wilds.
Monkey King is a 5-reel Video Slot with 30 pay-lines, Stacked Wilds, scatter, a 2nd screen Free Spins Bonus game and Free Spins Feature.