Even though Christmas is approaching fast and the holiday season is about to begin, the good people of Microgaming a not taking breaks, they have been busy little bees these days, releasing new titles in December that are not themed after Christmas. Those of you who are looking for video slots that do not include Santa Clauses, elves, reindeers and other Santa’s little helpers should try out two brand new games coming from Microgaming’s creative kitchen.
Formed back in 1994, the Isle of Man-based software developer is one of the veterans in the iGaming industry and the first online casino software company out there, offering video slots to more than 250 casinos across the globe. Microgaming has created more than 450 video slots up until now, including some cult games, like Thunderstruck, Dragonz, and plenty of branded blockbusters, such as Jurassic World and Game of Thrones. Their slots house crisp graphics and fitting soundtracks, while offering innovative and rewarding features, which is why we believe that their latest releases will wind their way to the hearts of gamers worldwide.
Action Ops: Snow & Sable
Triple Edge Studios developed Action Ops: Snow & Sable exclusively for Microgaming. This cyber-themed video slot that features five reels, three rows and offers 10 fixed paylines saw the light of day on 4th December and will follow the adventures of Snow and Sable, the two crime-solving agents from the futuristic city of Aurora. Most of the story revolves around the dynamic duo, because they represent Wilds that pay individually and as a mix and can also turn reels into Wild reels. Playable from $0.10 per spin, the slot boasts crisp graphics and a futuristic soundtrack.
Even though the 2018 release boasts a futuristic look, the features incorporated are pretty standard. The central attraction of the Action Ops: Snow & Sable video slot is the Free Spins feature, triggered by three or more Logo Scatters. Land three, four or five Scatters on the reels and you will get 10, 15 or 20 freebies. Also, reels 1 and 5 will be turned into Wild reels throughout the feature. Snow and Sable will act as sticky stacked Wilds and will randomly switch places on reels 1 and 5. The Logo Scatter, Snow and Sable all pay 100 coins for five of a kind. Gamers can even mix the two Wilds and get 50 coins for five of a kind. The slot is available in online casinos from 4th December.
Showdown Saloon is a five-reel video slot that offers 15 fixed paylines, developed by Fortune Factory Studios exclusively for Microgaming. This will be a really hot December, since gamers will be visiting a saloon in the Wild West. Get your cowboy outfit on and saddle up your horses, you are going on a hell of a ride! Inspired by popular Spaghetti Westerns and placed in the “dust and dirt of the frontier”, the Microgaming title offers plenty of features, like Mystery Stacks, Re-spins and Free Spins.
Playable from $0.20 per spin, the 2018 release boasts crisp graphics and a fitting soundtrack. Thanks to Mystery Stacks, which are loaded on every reel, stacks of symbols will be replaced by a single symbol, up to three different symbols substituting across all five reels. Note that the stacks on reels 1 and 2 are always replaced with an identical symbol. Once the first two reels are covered by an identical symbol, a re-spin is triggered, with the stacked reels being locked for the re-spin. Re-spins continue as long as matching stacks land on adjacent reels and this feature might help spinners fill all the cells with identical symbols for amazing payouts. The Free Spins feature is triggered when gamers land 3, 4 or 5 stacks of Scatters on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel. It is possible to trigger 5, 10 or 15 freebies, depending on the number of Scatters landed. The Re-spin feature is also active during free spins and it is even possible to retrigger the Free Spins feature. Have fun playing the Showdown Saloon video slot starting from 5th December!