New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for December 08, 2017

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Dec 8, 2017

Microgaming Readies New Online Slot

Deco Diamonds has a thirties retro feel

Microgaming has posted a Youtube vid demonstrating an upcoming new 5 x 3 reel, 9 pay-line video slot titled Deco Diamonds.

The new product has an art deco ‘thirties style theme redolent with traditional symbols like cherries, plums, lemons and melons, along with high scoring bells and lucky 7s.

The top paying standard symbol is appropriately the diamond, which awards 100 times stake when 5 land on a pay-line.

Developed by Microgaming and Just For The Win, the game offers re-spins with sticky wild reels and a 3-tier spin the wheel bonus

In the Bonus Wheel feature there are 3 levels – silver, gold and diamond – which are awarded (along with escalating rewards) depending on how many Deco Diamonds the player has landed. Then spin the wheel.

Jingle Jackpot From Greentube

New game to ring in the festive season

Novomatic’s interactive division Greentube has launched ‘Jingle Jackpot’, a 5-reel, 10-fixed-payline slot offering all the Christmas trimmings.

Players must aim to line up five identical winning symbols on one of ten win lines that run from left to right and from right to left.

Punters can activate an “Extra Bet” Feature, in which the STAR symbol acts as stacked Wilds, substituting all other slot symbols. All winnings made with the STAR are multiplied up to ten times.

After every unsuccessful spin, one of four Christmas-Cracker-Bonus rounds can be randomly triggered. Rewind – One or several reels move upwards to get a winning combo, Fast Forward – One or several reels move downwards to get a winning combo, Scatter-Three or more matching symbols landing in any reel position achieve a win, or Domino – A randomly selected symbol moves across the reels and turns passing symbols into copies of itself.

Festive Season Releases From Microgaming

Jolly game additions this December

Online gambling software and games developer Microgaming has announced the addition of two more games to kick off the festive season, in addition to its recently launched Highlander online slot.

Holly Jolly Penguins, a five-reel, 45-fixed pay-line online slot that combines vibrant holiday graphics, a cheerful soundtrack and a host of charming penguins head the additions. Full of personality, the cast of nine arctic penguins make up the symbols in the game as wilds, scatters and high-paying symbols.

The game features two unique wild symbols that appear stacked on all reels, characterised by two jolly penguins in colourful snow globes – Lorenzo and Quincy – who will grace the reels in a bid to fill players’ stockings rewards.

Meanwhile, Sledding Penguins serve as the scatter symbol within the game. Landing three or more anywhere on the reels awards the player with a scatter pay. The Sledding Penguins can also trigger or retrigger the free spins feature and up to 80 free spins can be awarded.

Players can join the wild sleigh ride in Holly Jolly Penguins, which went live with Microgaming and Quickfire operators on Wednesday 6 December.

Microgaming’s second offering for the festive season is the fruity world of Wacky Panda, where a group of zany characters await players in this simple three-reel, one pay-line online slot. Featuring colourful graphics, the game brings to life five pandas, each with its own unique personality to entertain players as they spin in the search for rewards.

With a modern take on the traditional three-reel slot, Wacky Panda allows players to choose how much they can win by selecting to wager one, two or three coins, where wins can go up to 3333x the player’s bet.

Each coin selection is immediately reflected in the paytable to ramp up the excitement for players as they see the potential winnings of each spin and the rewards each spin holds.

Players can enjoy some wacky wins and a chance to earn fruitful rewards in Wacky Panda which also went live on Wednesday.

David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming, said:

“2017 has been a very busy year for Microgaming with a wealth of new games released, including blockbuster branded titles from the action-packed Jurassic World and Highlander online slots, to the thrilling and the theatrical, The Phantom of the Opera and Halloween online slots. Not forgetting the launch of EmotiCoins earlier this year, a slot born from an idea pitched by staff at Microgaming’s very own innovation initiative.”

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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