Things have been pretty busy over at Microgaming to start the new year. The Isle of Man-based provider already has plenty of new content this January. We’ll check out a couple of new games Microgaming and its network of studios have released so far in 2021.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways™
The first Microgaming title in 2021 was Shamrock Holmes Megaways™ The 6-reel, highly-volatile slot is coming from All41 Studios. It’s a fun take on Sherlock Holmes with an Irish twist. The game employs the famous Megaways gameplay licensed by Big Time Gaming. With these mechanics, the number of ways to win goes all the way up to 117.649. Numerous exciting features include Magic Forest Respin and Rolling Reels™ increasing multiplier during the free spins rounds.
The Wild West-themed adventure, The Bounty, was released on January 7. It’s the Snowborn games’ latest release for Microgaming. The grid is filled with mugshots of infamous desperados. The player’s job is to track them down and bring them to justice. Connecting six of the bad guys will land a massive jackpot. Free spins round is activated by landing three ambush bonus symbols. Here, a player can win unlimited free spins and extra multipliers. The game comes with an awesome western soundtrack and cinematic cutaway scenes.
The Foxpot slot from Foxium went live on January 7. At first glance, it’s a simple 3-reel, one payline game. But, a closer look discovers plenty of excitement and interesting features. The game revolves around the Fox Wheel which occupies the center of the screen. It’s responsible for bringing money prizes, respins, and multipliers. Players can win three different jackpots which can bring rewards up to 10.000 times the stake. The nudge feature will remind players of the classic pub fruit machines.
Golden Stallion™ Ultraways™
The Golden Stallion™ Ultraways™ is the first game from Northern Lights gaming for Microgaming. Launched on January 14, it’s another trip to the American past this month. Players will get a chance to spend some time with wild horses roaming the Old West. The slot packs the Ultraways™ feature activated by landing three scatter symbols while in free spins mode. During this round, the reels will split two and four ways resulting in up to 196.608 Ultraways™. Another awesome feature is the Golden Sequence. In this feature, the low-paying icons may be replaced with gold or gold wild symbols.
Hyper Strike™ brings us back to the disco era. Released on January 19, it’s a frenzied 5×3 slot with 20 paylines from GameBurger Studios. The gameplay is centered around scatter symbols. They can land anywhere on the grid and bring amazing rewards, up to 2.000 times the bet. The free spins are awarded by singing the wheel. If it stops at the right position, players can win up to 30 retriggering free spins. At the same time, hitting the Gold Star will increase winning on every line by up to 125 times.
Pachinko came out on January 20, courtesy of Neko Games. The game is inspired by Japanese pachinko parlor games, a sort of combination between slots and pinball machines. Here, you can win free ball instead of free spins. Pachinko also features the Maneki Nekos, a traditional Japanese cat figurine hiding valuable prizes and bonuses.
Forgotten Island Megaways™
Another Megaways™ release is coming from All41 studios. It went live on January 26. It’s an imaginative retelling of the King Kong legend. Besides the legendary giant ape and the Megawyas mechanics, the slot also features several extra bonuses. Kong Spin adds a special multiplier, while Rolling Reels™ increases the current multiplier by one. In this feature, There’s no limit to how much the multiplier can grow.
During January, Microgaming also added several partner releases. These include Whisker Jones (1X2gaming), Bondi Break (Lightning Box Games), 777 Mega Deluxe (Crazy Tooth Studio), Animals of Africa (Gold Coin Studios), and Roulette x5 (Golden Rock Studios).