Hefty April Slots Continue to Launch on the Microgaming Network
Because the Isle of Man-based software provider has been churning out games since the 1990s and has well over 1,000 titles to its credit, Microgaming is frequently referred to as the "Godfather of Slots."
Late last year, the business announced some organizational changes, with the former CEO of IGT International (GTECH/Lottomatica) acquiring nearly all of its assets in a private equity transaction. The rebranding of the venerable provider has not yet been confirmed by the new company, Games Global Limited.
Tim Mickley, formerly of Playtech, joined Walter Bugno as CEO. Gtech has also been around "forever," with some historians tracing Lottomatica's business history all the way back to the time of Columbus' mapmakers. Nevertheless, Microgaming by any other name should retain the title of Godfather for another reason. There isn't anything more "legacy" than that!
The November 2021 purchase comprised a variety of well-known and obscure studios in addition to Studio Partners. It also included the game inventory, the Quickfire aggregation network, and the largest progressive jackpot network in the world (with over 1.2 billion euros paid out so far).
Some of those studios are adding slots to the portfolio as a whole. Real Dealer Studios and Switch Studios have agreed to an exclusive distribution agreement for "not live but REAL" games. Switch Studios creates RNG animated digital table games.
The Competition This Month So Far
The very volatile slot machine 25,000 Talons from Alchemy Gaming, which has already been released this month, promises a wheel bonus of up to 500,000 euros. Vegas Cash from SpinPlay Games, which has two reels and mild volatility, came next quickly.
Studio Partner All41 Studios released Gold Collector: Diamond Edition on April 12 featuring the well-liked Link&WinTM feature mechanic. 50 fixed pay lines and a 54 reel setup are used in the high volatility game.
The following day, Microgaming released Royal League Spin City Lux from Gong Gaming Technologies, continuing the frantic pace. You can roll the dice in one of the bonus games to win up to 10,000x.
Wildfire Wins by Just For The Win was set to take place on Tuesday. Sticky wilds will be present in the standard game of the game, and Wildfire respins will also have sticky wilds and the Wildfire Wheels bonus. Three scatter symbols are required to enter the bonus game, which has three separate reels and a 10,000x maximum payout.
Following the release of that game, Crazy Tooth Studios is anticipated to join the stream with Rhino Rilla Rex, a game featuring 3,125 different ways to win. With this game, winning combinations can occur anywhere on the reels, unlike conventional "virtual payline" (all pays) slots. To activate Team-Up Reels and see symbols merge to create additional reels, you'll need to land monster combos. Multipliers, mountains of bonuses for bonus spins, and enormous winning potential are all part of the gameplay.
Premier Blackjack and Buster Blackjack were the first Switch Studios releases, which started on the 11th, and Auto Roulette will be available in casinos by the 20th.
On April 25, Northern Lights Gaming debuts Magical Reels, and the same day, Real Dealer Studios releases Dealers Club Roulette. The next day, Pear Fiction will release Dungeons and Diamonds, which has a jackpot of up to €250,000!
If you play at a casino that carries Microgaming, you should have also noticed partner network games like Khan's Wild Quest from Booming Games on the 14th and Hacksaw's Gladiator Legends on the 7th. For a rock-solid month of new gambling entertainment, watch for Eugenio from MGA on April 25, Wolf Strike from Iron Dog Studios on April 27, and Follow the Honey from Inspired Gaming on April 28.