February Online Pokies From Microgaming

January 27, 2016


The news of the February new games from Microgaming has been percolating for a while, but now it has been made official. The leading software provider to online casinos has released a press statement announcing two new dual-release games. The dual release implies that the games will launch simultaneously on mobile and desktop with cross platform free games and in-game achievements. On the desktop platform the games will be available on the download and instant play Microgaming casinos. The new video pokies will be available to Quickfire operators as well. The launch date has been declared as February 3.

February 8 is the Chinese New Year, and Microgaming invites you to celebrate it on the Dragon Dance online pokie. Dragon Dance has the 5×3 format with 243 ways to win. As would be expected from a Chinese themed pokie game, Dragon Dance delivers rich and colourful elaborately constructed graphics, from lion costumes to dancing dragons. The dominant use of red throughout the game is in keeping with the Chinese New Year theme. The colour red is used to ward off the monstrous Nian during the New Year period. A splash of gold adds dazzle to the visual imagery. 15 free spins at tripled payouts are triggered when three or more scatter symbols appear simultaneously on the reels. During the free spins the background colour changes to purple to emphasise positivity. Dragon Dance will be loved by Australian online casino players who love interactive pokies. It features the Microgaming reel re-spins, in which you can re-spin a reel as many times as you like, provided you pay the additional cost.

Australian players also love beach themed slots and therefore the second new online pokie is Bikini Party. Microgaming describes it as “fun and light-hearted”. Bikini Party is based on a beach volleyball game. The video pokie offers bold graphics with an energetic pop soundtrack suitable for the ultimate beach party. Despite the completely different theme it is structurally similar to Dragon Dance. It is a 5×3 online pokie, offers 243 paylines and includes the reel re-spins feature. This feature allows risk taking players to go for potentially big wins. In addition, there is a free spins feature that can be retriggered.

Neill Whyte, Head of Product Channels at Microgaming, said, “Our February game add-on shows our continued commitment to deliver dual-release games, enabling players to be entertained wherever they decide to play and on whichever device they choose.” This is great news for players at Australian mobile casinos, who can hope for more new pokies to be immediately launched on mobile.