Isle Of Man-based developer premieres a range of new titles including video slots Halloweenies, Summertime and Bar Bar Black Sheep.
Monday 28th September 2009
Leading online gaming software provider Microgaming has launched nine new bingo side games covering a range of video slots, scratchcard, casual and pub-style titles designed to provide players with an enhanced gaming experience.
The Isle Of Man-based developer stated that bingo side games are beginning to play an ever-increasing role in the gaming industry after initially being undervalued. It revealed that side games offer an excellent form of entertainment within bingo rooms while players wait for balls to be drawn.
Halloweenies is the first of the new titles and is a spookily-themed five-reel video slot complete with a bonus game and free spins feature.
The second five-reel video slot game, Summertime, gives players the chance to turn up the heat with a wild symbol doubling wins when substituted alongside scatters that trigger 15 free spins.
With a humorous take on the popular childhood nursery rhyme, Bar Bar Black Sheep is a three-reel single payline three-coin game that Microgaming stated would appeal to players of all levels due to its accessible theme and quirky graphics.
Thousand Islands from Microgaming is a traditional three-line reel slot with only the highest win paid on the centre line. The wild symbol substitutes for all others and features either a double or quadruple multiplier.
The new additions also include a pair of pub-style side games, Spin Crazy and Money Star. Spin Crazy is a three-reel single payline main game with holds, nudges and reel features. Getting a trio of symbols in view activates these features and players may then go on to spin the wheel to land on a segment, each providing various outcomes including bonuses and mystery prizes.
Money Star features a cashpoint-style façade and is a simple AWP-style three-reel title complete with holds, steps and an auto-play option. It will award a random unannounced number of winning spins if a player gets a golden star on the winline.
In the scratchcard field, Microgaming has premiered Whack-A-Jackpot, which is based on the classic fairground game. Players can smash and bash their way to big prizes using a mallet to keep the mechanical moles at bay and reveal what lies inside. Competitors finding three matching amounts can win a prize of up to ten thousand times their initial stake.
Another new scratchcard title, Foamy Fortunes, sees players required to pop bath time bubbles I order to find prizes while avoiding rubber ducks.
Finally, Microgaming has added an accumulator card game, Killer Clubs, to its selection of bingo side games. The game sees a shuffled pack of cards placed face down in front of the player before the top card is revealed. Players only lose if the card drawn is a club but gain additional chips for any other suit.