NEWS FLASH: Microgaming and its growing network of exclusive design studios have been busy ensuring clients can kick off 2021 with some stunning new content. This January, exclusive to Microgaming and its online casino partners such as Boylesports, it’s all about leprechaun detectives, giant gorillas and nameless bounty hunters. You heard right!
The first new Microgaming game to go live in 2021 was Shamrock Holmes Megaways on January 5, a highly volatile six-reel slot with a big max payout, featuring the world’s most famous leprechaun detective. In Shamrock Holmes Megaways, which can be played at BGO Casino, when a specific combo of scatters and symbols occurs in the base game, a Magic Forest Respin is awarded, with a guaranteed number of Megaways based on the trigger. When three scatters land with both Shamrock Holmes and the pixie symbols appearing in the top row, the Magic Forest Respin is unleashed a minimum guarantee of 117,649 ways to win.
The next new Microgaming slot to go live was The Bounty a very cool Spaghetti Western adventure where the reels are populated with the mugshots of various desperados. It’s the player’s job, as the nameless bounty hunter, to track down the bad guys and collect six matching wanted posters to win the jackpot. Landing three Ambush Bonus symbols triggers a free-spin feature, where players can collect unlimited free spins and win multipliers. Ambush Bonus starts with eight free spins and x2 multiplier. Bullet symbols award extra free spins and dynamite symbols award extra multipliers. Like all good Spaghetti Westerns – an awesome soundtrack. You can play this fun slot at Energy Casino amongst others.
Foxpot is another new online casinos game which, with just three reels and just one active line, is anything but one dimensional. That’s thanks to the Fox Wheel that dominates the centre of the screen and operates as three bonus wheels in one: the Money Award, the multiplier and the re-spin mode, each with a different trigger. The Money Award Wheel contains three possible jackpot awards: Mini, Midi and the FoxPot, which offers wins of up to 10,000x. Fans of the humble pub fruit machine will love the nudge feature, which can be used both in the base game and the Fox Wheel.
Ultra Ways to Win
Set to go live in mid-January is Ultraways. Featuring wild horses galloping through a canyon in the Old West, this is a high-volatility slot that’s packed with free spins. And three scatters in free spins mode will trigger the Ultraways mechanic. Here, reel positions are split to offer double and quad symbols, which can reach a staggering 196,608 Ultraways. This game, which can be played at Betway who have some excellent ongoing free spin promotions, also introduces another new feature, the Golden Sequence. During this sequence of between 10 and 20 spins, horses will stop on reels and highlight them. On the final Golden Spin, all highlighted reels will change to higher-paying gold symbols or gold wild symbols.