The latest game pack coming online this week at Microgaming-powered casinos includes four new slots games headed by an innovative game that combines popular features such as wilds, scatters, multipliers and free spins with a series of six different bonus games-within-the-game, each presenting the player with different rewards.
'The Great Galaxy Grab', is a 5 reel, 25 pay-line space pirates themed interactive video slot with an innovative six level bonus feature. Every time a player successfully completes a bonus game, they become eligible to advance to the next level. If a player leaves the game and returns later he or she will still be able to advance the bonus games from the point they last completed.
The ultra-modern, cgi-style 3D graphics record the out-of-this-world fantastical voyages of the Galactic Galleon, boldly manned by Captain Bronzebeard and his robotic crew of Deckhand Dan, Trusty Rusty and Dozer. Trying to regain the captain's attention is his scheming redheaded wife Steel Scarlett, someone players will definitely want to see in order to harness her power to build Scatter combinations that add value to winnings.
But it is the unique bonus structure in this game that makes it stand out from the crowd, with a trail of six different and diversely rewarding bonuses, each presenting an interactive player experience. Whenever 3, 4 or 5 Steel Scarlett symbols appear across the reels, this second screen space odyssey is presented, with the player taking hyper-space leaps in the Galactic Galleon to the next bonus on each presentation until all six have been played.
Ways to win in each of the six bonuses vary from making selections and matching up logos to finding hidden multipliers, and from accepting or rejecting random offers to guessing card values, enjoying an extra poker hand reward or spinning a wheel of fortune. The journey continuously delivers fresh challenges, wins and enjoyment, making for overall high-interest entertainment.
Interspersed with the bonus rewards, players are offered opportunities to claim up to 10 Free Spins at a time, each with 3x multipliers.
Microgaming's second April release is Stunt Pilot, a 5 reel 30 pay-line slot that gives players a mix of Scatters and up to 30 Free Spins at a time with prizes doubled and re-triggers possible, and a choice of aerobatic bonusing features.
The theme is the soaring and swooping world of the aerobatic flyer, and the pilot symbol is the Scatter, providing the player with the chance to build winning combinations. His sleek aerial mount, the Scattered Plane, is also a valuable player aid because three or more trigger the bonus screens, where the player must choose three stunts for the pilot to perform from four options. Each stunt successfully performed represents a score which determines how many Free Spins - up to a max of 30 - is awarded as the game develops. But if the stunt pilot fails and crashes, the player receives only 3 Free Spins.
The Free Spins, which activate after each stunt bonus feature is completed, are almost a game in themselves, doubling prizes and re-triggering more Free Spins. The game also has the popular Gamble feature, where players can double or quadruple their winnings if they correctly predict the colour or suit of the cards.
The mysterious Mayans, an ancient and bloodthirsty South American culture that disappeared centuries ago, are brought back to life in a video slot branded Mayan Princess.
The photo-realistic graphics and authentic sound effects on this 5 reel, 20 pay-line and multi-featured game conjure up an exotic jungle theme replete with warriors, seductive priestesses, wild animals and fierce golden masks from a bygone age; an era when human sacrifice was the norm, yet towering pyramid structures were built and advanced astronomy practiced.
Mayan Princess introduces the concept of a restricted Wild symbol, where the Mayan Princess logo substitutes only for the Jaguar and the Mayan boa-cloaked priestess in putting together winning combinations. These are the high value symbols in the game. The Mayan Pyramid triggers the number of Free Spins which appear on the pyramid symbols. Up to 20 Free Spins, where winnings are doubled, can be generated by the pyramids.
Just in time for the Easter break, the amusing cartoon-style Lucky Eggsplorer is a 5 reel 30 pay-line slot where players are invited to sail the seven seas in a treasure-seeking eggspedition aboard the good ship Endfeather with Captain Chook at the helm. The theme is based on the voyages of discovery of a rooster named Chook, through whom players search for winning Scatter and Wild combinations and rewards that include multipliers, free spins, an absorbing bonus trail and a gamble feature that can double or quadruple wins.
The treasure map is an appropriate symbol to trigger the bonus journey feature, where the immediate award of 5 free spins with a 3x multiplier is boosted by a selection of 3 out of six comical destinations on the treasure map, each with a hidden reward and the possibility of additional free spins.
Complementing the reward structure within the game is the popular Gamble feature, where players can double or quadruple their winnings by correctly guessing suit and colour in a game-within-the-game.