Legendary software developer Microgaming has announced it will be releasing three new games to the online casino world this July, and from what we can tell, these look to be some of Microgaming’s best pokies yet.
We’ve been a little disappointed with Microgaming’s releases lately, with the developer seeming to rely too heavily on old formats without bothering much with innovation, but July’s releases could finally prove Microgaming is ready to step up its game. Here’s what we know about the new releases so far.
Six Acrobats is a five reel online pokies game themed around a troupe of Chinese acrobats. Each of the six acrobats has its own special talent – there’s a fire eater, a balancing acrobat, a knife thrower, a yo-yo player, a plate spinner and the emperor of the show. The game uses a beautiful oriental theme, with a background filled with paper lanterns, Chinese designs and plenty of red for those who follow the Chinese belief that red is a lucky colour. A soundtrack of Chinese music adds to the authenticity of the game, while the acrobatic animations really bring the screen to life.
While Six Acrobats uses Microgaming’s standard slot template, there’s something about this game that shows the developer has put in extra effort and there’s plenty of bonus features to keep players engaged. The golden queen scatter symbol increases wins the more she appears, while base wild symbols award a 5X multiplier, which increase to an epic 25X multiplier during free spins. There’s up to 25 free spins to be won at a time, with additional scatters awarding extra free spins. Six Acrobats comes with a jackpot of 390,000 coins.
Six Acrobats will be available from July 6th onwards and you can find it at our recommended Microgaming casinos.
For lovers of social media favourite Candy Crush or BetSoft’s Sugar Pop pokies game, Sugar Parade is sure to be an instant hit. This game is based around all things sugar and spice, with dreamy reels set against a candy land backdrop flooded with frosting, lollipops and ice cream. Designed especially to be bright and cheerful, Sugar Parade is definitely one to try when you need your mood lifted. Symbols are made up of cute little animated candy characters and the happy soundtrack is sure to put a smile on your dial.
Sugar Parade not only looks great, but is also packed with some great bonus features. All wins are tripled during free spins and scatter symbols trigger a click-n-pick bonus feature where you get to select up to five treats to reveal cash prizes hiding within.
This feel-good pokies game will be available at Microgaming’s casino sites from July 6th.
Castle Builder II
If you loved the original Castle Builder pokies game, then get ready to be blown away with the addition of its sequel, Castle Builder II. The original Castle Builder was one of the most innovative slot games on the Web when it was released, and it remains up there with the most unique pokies of them all. Castle Builder II further builds on this creative concept that blends gamification with online gambling, where players get to choose their own avatars, each which has its own storyline and bonus features, and then move between different levels in a way that’s more like a video game than an online slot game.
As you spin the reels, you collect different building materials which can then be used to construct 75 different castles across 15 different kingdoms including the snowy mountains, medieval towns, tropical islands and wild jungles. You’ll earn trophies and unlock achievements as you go, interacting with over 300 different characters along the way and winning more money the more castles you build.
Castle Builder II will be available at our recommended Microgaming casinos from the 19th of July.