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Get a winning start to the year with Microgaming’s January releases

  • Published date08 January 2021

Microgaming and its network of exclusive studios want you to have a thrilling start to 2021 with their exciting release roster.

On January 5, Microgaming dropped its first title of the year, Shamrock Holmes Megaways by All41 Studios. This a high volatility, six-reel slot boats a massive maximum payout. This game that features a leprechaun detective is the first of two Microgaming-exclusive releases from All41 Studios for January to make use of the Megaways license from Big Time Gaming.

If you land a specific combination of scatters and symbols in the base game, you will trigger a Magic Forest Respin that gives you guaranteed Megaways according to the trigger. When the Shamrock Holmes and pixie symbols both appear in the top row with three scatters on the reels, the Magic Forest Respin will create a guaranteed minimum of 117,649 ways to win. The Rolling Reels mechanic is active throughout the game, removing winning symbol combinations to allow new symbols to appear in their place.

Landing four scatters gives 10 free spins with a starting multiplier of 2x. Each Rolling Reels win will increase the multiplier by +1 without limit.

On January 7, visit the Wild West in The Bounty by Snowborn Games. This is a nostalgic, Spaghetti Western-themed slot where menacing mugshots of wanted criminals feature on the reels. As a mysterious bounty hunter, you need to hunt them down and collect your prizes.

Collecting six matching wanted posters gets you to the jackpot and if three Ambush Bonus symbols appear, you will trigger free spins. There are unlimited free spins up for grabs as well as multipliers. The Ambush Bonus gives you eight free spins and a 2x multiplier. The bullet symbol awards you extra free spins while dynamite symbols create extra multipliers.

Foxium gets classic with its January 12 release of Foxpot. Foxpot is a 3-reel game, single active line game with some intriguing features. The Fox Wheel sits at the centre of the screen and holds three bonus wheels in on. The Money Award, the multiplier and the respin mode each require a different trigger to activate. The Money Award Wheel has three possible jackpot awards, the Mini, Midi and the FoxPot, where you could win up to 10,000x your stake.

Don’t forget the slot’s classic nudge feature that is active for the base game and the Fox Wheel.

Trot all the way to the bank on January 14 with the release of Golden Stallion Ultraways by Northern Lights Gaming. This the developer’s first Microgaming release, it features wild horses galloping across a massive canyon in the Old West. This highly volatile slot promises scores of free spins. If you land three scatters during free spins, you will activate the Ultraways feature that splits three reel positions to create double and quad symbols that help you achieve a mind-boggling 196,608 Ultraways. The slot also introduces a new feature, the Golden Sequence. This feature involves 10-20 spins with horses that highlight the reels that they stop on. After the final Golden Spin, the highlighted reels will fill up with higher-paying gold symbols or gold wild symbols.

On January 19, get pumped up with Hyper Strike by Gameburger Studios. This title is packed with frantic energy and takes place on a 5x3 reel, 20 payline format with an explosion of colours, and a disco-funk-pop soundtrack to delight the senses. Scatters play a huge role here, they can appear anywhere on a reel, ringing with them a cash prize of up to 2,000x your stake. If you get to spin the wheel, you could claim up to 30 retriggering free spins and gold star wild symbols that offer up to 125x your stake on each line.

If you’re up for something a little different, Pachinko by Neko Games arrives on January 20 just for you. This title is inspired by one of Japan’s popular pastimes. Pachinko is a combination between a pinball and a slot machine and Microgaming has sought to capture the spirit of the game, with you playing for free balls instead of free spins. There are prizes concealed behind shelves of Maneki Nekos, the famous Japanese beckoning cat figurine that is meant to attract good luck.

Megaways makes a second appearance on January 26 with the release of Forgotten Island Megaways by All41 Studios. Join the hulking beast of celluloid lore, King Kong in a game packed with bonus features, including extra reels, Rolling Reels™, and ‘Kong Spin’. When Kong Spin is triggered, you receive a special multiplier with each Rolling Reels increasing the multiplier by one with no upper limit.

Not to be outdone Microgaming’s partner studios have their own releases for January. January sees the release of 6 Whisker Jones by 1X2gaming, and surf’s up on the Aussie coast on January 18 in Bondi Break by Lightning Box Games. Classic fruit machine action gets a novel twist on January 21 in 777 Mega Deluxe by Crazy Tooth Studio, and you could encounter some exotic wildlife in Animals of Africa by Gold Coin Studios, due for release on January 28. Roulette x5 by Golden Rock Studios also arrives on January 28 and is an enthralling version of traditional European Roulette with the main difference being that this is the only roulette title on the market to awards a ‘double your winnings’ multiplier without affecting your odds.

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