5 New Microgaming Slot Games For Mobile In May. But Which Are Worth Playing?May 9th, 2015
You’re going to find 5 new slots for mobile if you log in at Microgaming casinos from the 6th of May. Which is a huge selection, but not all deserve your equal attention.
Whilst Microgaming releasing several new mobile casino games at once is no surprise, five at the same time is quite unusual.
And that, we might add, isn’t even taking into account the online only releases, namely:
- Big Chef: A 5×3 reel video slot with 15 paylines, wilds and scatters. You get a free spins round with ‘rising wilds’ where the wild symbol climbs upwards on each spin until coming out of the screen.
- River of Riches: A Rabcat game made available to Microgaming Quickfire casinos, this 25 pay line slot is set in the myth-enshrouded golden river. Pretty and interesting.
- Penguin Riches: Another Rabcat slot game where the penguin will compete in an annual competition for free spin prizes and multipliers!
The last two aren’t technically new. They’ve just been added to the Microgaming casino collection. And Big Chef is interesting, but mostly your run of the the mill Microgaming slot machine.
All the interesting stuff is happening on mobile phones and tablets however, as we get one big release in the shape of a mermaid princess.
Then you’ve got an additional 4 choices on your mobile and tablet casinos. You’ll be surprised to hear that actually, the one that Microgaming wants us to play isn’t the one that we spent most of our time on.
“There’s plenty to look forward to in May! With different themes, game engines, and features, we have something that will suit everyone.” Comments Mike Hebden, Head of Casino Games at Microgaming.
The big online & mobile release: Ariana
Opening the Ariana slot, whether online or mobile, leaves you surprised. This casino slot could be sitting on the casino floor of Vegas next to a Williams Interactive or IGT machine.
It certainly doesn’t look like something from the Microgaming studios, with realistic underwater effects and Ariana herself feeling like she’s been drawn to be as realistic as possible.
The wins here are more splosh than splash
Everything about Ariana works. It has 15 free spins you can retrigger and the genuine possibility of getting several reels completely wild.
Yet we weren’t splashed over with this HTMl5 slot. Probably because we were expecting something far more complicated for all the fanfare Microgaming made with this new release.
And actually, it’s fairly decent. Especially as you get stacked symbols on reel one, which can make other symbols on the reels to expand, leading to a chain reaction of wins.
You do get the occasional big hit and there are some good top prize wins, but you have to hunt deep down in the oceans for that treasure.
The ones you’ll ignore, but shouldn’t: Cool Wolf & Break Away
Both Cool Wolf and Break Away have been around online casinos for a couple of years. But it’s the first time they’ve added them to their mobile casino platforms.
Why are we putting them together, because these are both 243 ways to win with stacked wilds on reels 3, 4, and 5.
That’s right: these are identical slots, with identical features, but totally different theme.
Which is fine, because these are actually awesome slot machines. They have cascading reels in the base game, over 40 wilds stacked (as mentioned) and up to 25 free spins with progressive multiplier of up to 10x.
So which should we play?
BOTH! We mentioned we liked these right? And they have a 2100 times your bet maximum win. On just one spin.
But we suppose, if we had to pick, we liked the ‘Teen Wolf” americana theme of Cool Wolf, full of cheerleaders, movie stub tickets and a leather jacket wearing wolf howling from the back of his cadillac.
That said, if you are fan of Ice Hokey, then Break Away is clearly your first choice.
And if one isn’t paying out, just jump to the other. See how easy that was?
The golden black sheep in the lot: Liquid Gold
Liquid Gold will be ignored by most of you. And fair enough, to be honest.
It has 20 paylines and is set in a gold making factory, all dark reels bringing out the gold in the symbol, making each symbol feel almost similar.
However, it’s probably one of the video slots with the biggest wins of all the releases, but it’s actually even simpler than Ariana.
You’ve got the wild as the Liquid Gold slot logo, the scatter bonus symbols that trigger 10 free spins with 2x multiplier… and you are done.
But sometimes simple is best, especially as there is a top prize of 100,000 coins.
The WTF slot: Dragon Myth by Rabcat
And then there’s the mobile slot that came unannounced, out of nowhere, and that you play because… what the hell, it looks pretty.
Again, this Rabcat game isn’t technically new, just new to tablet and mobile phone casinos.
We would definitely recommend you play on the bigger iPad and Android 5 inch screens, as this is very heavy in animations. More to the point, you get the little viking girl on the left of the reel taking up a whole load of space.
In smaller screens it can be hard to enjoy.
This is definitely the safe choice
We played on Dragon Myth slot for a fair long time without moving much either way.
Not to say there isn’t the potential for a nice win, but you have to wait for the free spins and then hope you catch the bonus symbol and enter the dragon cave.
One there, you get to pick sticky wilds to stay on screen for each bonus symbol, but re-trigger the free spins.
Add that during the free spins this slot pays both ways, so it increases from a 20 to 40 payline slot, and we easily go carried away in these nordic volcanic lands.
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