February 13, 2021
2021 is upon us with renewed hopes and aspirations, especially after the turbulent 2020. With that said, Microgaming offers gamblers a glimmer of hope with some exciting new casino games. This is a continuation of last year’s tradition as the company continues to operate in a ‘business as usual’ mode.
First off the blocks in 2021 is the Shamrock Holmes Megaways which was released on January 5. This high volatility video slot features six reels and a mega maximum payout. It’s the first of the dual release from none other than All41 Studios this year.
In the gameplay, players will enjoy a Magic Forest Respin when a particular combo of symbols and scatters appear. When Shamrock Holmes lands with triple scatters, and the pixie symbols appear, the Magic Forest Respins unleashes a minimum guarantee of a massive 117, 649 ways-to-win. You can also trigger 10 free spins with a 2x starting multiplier after successfully landing four scatters.
After the Shamrock Holmes Megaways, Microgaming launched the Bounty on January 7. Here, gamers enjoy a cool western adventure with mugshot-populated reels. You’ll become the nameless bounty hunter on a mission to collect six matching posters from bad guys to help you unlock the jackpot. Players can also win multipliers and grab unlimited free spins by landing triple Ambush Bonus Symbols.
Microgaming’s January catalog only gets richer with the introduction of Foxpot from Foxium on January 12. This one-dimensional game features only a single active line and three reels. The Fox Wheel dominates the screen’s center and harbors three bonus wheels – the Respin, Multiplier, and Money Award.
On January 14, Microgaming heads to the canyon in the Old West with the Golden Stallion Ultraways from Northern Lights Gaming. This high volatility slot game features wild horses wandering through the Old West canyon. The game is full of unlimited free spins. But it’s the new feature called the Golden Sequence that is sure to excite video slot lovers. Here, gamers get a sequence of 10-20 spins, and the wild horses will stop moving on the wheels and highlight them. The highlighted reels will become Gold Wild symbols or higher-paying symbols on the last Golden Spin.
Quickly moving to January 19, Microgaming released the Hyper Strike from Gameburger Studios. It is an explosive 5 x 3-reel and 20-payline frenetic that comes with glorious technicolor and immersive disco-funk-pop soundtrack. The gameplay is about scatters, which can pop-up anywhere on the reel and award cash prizes that can go up to 2000x the stake. Interestingly, players can grab 30 retriggering free spins.
A few days later, the company released the Forgotten Island Megaways on January 26. Unlike its predecessor, the Shamrock Holmes Megaways, this game is more than just Megaways and the giant gorilla. This slot title comes with new features, including ‘Kong Spin’, Rolling Reels, and extra reels. If a player triggers the ‘Kong Spin’, a multiplier is added, and the Rolling Reels increases the multiplier by one. As usual, there are thousands of ways to win in Megaways.
Finally, let’s take a sneak-peek of some partner projects taking part on Microgaming’s platform in January. Firstly, the Whisker Jones (1X2gaming) of January 6 will take you on an adventurous jungle trip. Another one is the Bondi Break (Lightning Box Games), a sun-tanned surfing extravaganza released on January 18. On January 2021, players will enjoy the 777 Mega Deluxe designed by Crazy Tooth Studio. And of course, there is the Animals of Africa from Gold Coin Studios on January 28. Have fun!
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