Big New Microgaming Slots For 2018: Fortunium & Cash of KingdomsFebruary 11th, 2018
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Microgaming has released news of two new slot machines coming in 2018, one with a steampunk theme and the other transporting you to a fantasy world. Take a sneak peek of the two and a brief look of what’s in store.
We love new game news, and this week has seen so much; like NetEnt announcing that they will be releasing the hit TV series Narcos along with Vikings at the end of 2018, which joins the already announced Jumanji slot.
Whilst NetEntertainment are going after big TV brands this year, Microgaming has gone for something a little different this year.
Sure, they might do something crazy with the Playboy brand, but the big games of 2018 are all about themes and gameplay rather than big names.
Is this a good thing? Only time will tell. We’re sure they will have a few big brand names to announce during the year too, much like the Phantom of the Opera and Highlander slots which came out in 2017.
In the meantime let’s find out what’s in store for us in the Steampunk themed Fortunium and Fantasy themed Cash of Kingdoms slots, due for release later this year.
Can you find fortunes in the Fortunium slot machine?
Set in an alternate era where mechanical engineering is all the rage and innovators rule, this Microgaming Fortunium slot sees you try and reap rewards from the 5×5 reel game.
A slot game set in the city of Metropolis (no, not the home of Superman), it is set to feature Stacked Mystery Symbols where you’ll find low, high, or wild symbols.
You’ll also get Mystery Reels and a new Win Booster feature, which changes those mystery symbols to feature only high paying symbols and wilds, hopefully creating bigger wins.
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It’s been designed with mobile gaming in mind; the 5×5 style grid will fit great in portrait mode on your smartphone as well as online, much like the popular Play’n GO grid slots.
“Fortunium is a stunning slot that fuses together a unique genre with amazing game mechanics that will immerse players into our richest game world yet. Designed with the mobile market in mind, Fortunium is fully optimised for portrait gameplay, making it a brilliant addition to our diverse portfolio of games.” David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming
The question is; can they pull off the Steampunk theme?
Super stacked Victoria and Maximillian
Like most great games there’s a full theme and story in which the whole Microgaming slot is tailored around.
In this Fortunium slot, the main characters are the gun-toting acclaimed explorer Victoria, and the top hat wearing, industrious inventor Maximillian.
These two characters will show up as super stacked symbols across the five reels and should (hopefully) give you the potential for some wins.
However, much like NetEnt Steam Tower slot, which got mixed reviews, can Microgaming’s bring this historical science fiction genre to life in this Fortunium mobile slot? We’ll have to wait and see.
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Will the Microgaming Cash of Kingdoms slot entertain?
The second new release will hit our online and mobile casino screens later in 2018; the Cash of Kingdoms slot machine.
It moves away from science fiction and into fantasy, with a simpler 5×3 reel layout and 15 paylines.
This medieval-themed slot features five heroes who all band together to try and create wins across five reels.
You can expect to see the crafty Rogue, the feisty Archer, the dashing Knight, the magical Mage and the bearded Bombardier throughout your spins on this game.
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What features can I expect?
Well, this is where our slot bonus game information is a little limited.
We know you’ll get free spins bonuses, scatters, wilds and a new Invading Wilds feature which aims at increasing your winning opportunities.
What are invading wilds from Microgaming?
You’ll have to find stacks of Cash of Kingdoms wilds on the reels to trigger the Invading Wilds. These will then fire flaming arrows on to an adjacent reel and turn those symbols into wilds as well.
This can lead to multiple reels full of stacked wilds, giving you some great chances at 4 and 5 of a kind wins. Or so we hope.
2 new slots, but still lots already to play
We are intrigued to see which of the two new Microgaming video slots will become favourite with players.
Both move away from using the familiar A – 9 symbols which you’ll find in many Microgaming games online and offer a fully graphical adventure in two very different styles.
Of the two, we are far more curious to see what Microgaming will do with the 5×5 grid-style format. So far it’s been a roaring success for play’n GO, and even Finn and the Swirly Spin was a surprise hit for the NetEnt mobile slot portfolio.
So now that Microgaming is coming into the fray (better late than never), we hope they can make something special.
Which Microgaming slots should I play till then?
Whilst we wait for these new games to show up at our favourite Microgaming mobile casinos, there are still lots of games to play till then.
And no doubt plenty of new games in between; one of which will be the new Playboy Gold slot coming over the summer.
Till then, we recommend taking a spin on the latest Lucky Little Gods slot, because we’re about to enter the year of the dog and a little celebration goes a long way.
That said, if the far east isn’t your thing, then there’s no better game than the originall Playboy slot game or Immortal Romance to remind you why Microgaming are so darn good.
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