June Update – Microgaming Dominates The List With Three New Titles

By Peter Adams | 30th of June 2015
June Update – Microgaming Dominates The List With Three New Titles

The June slots update sees titles from various software providers which were launched over the last 30 days but one of the interesting things to point out is that Microgaming actually launched 3 new games in order to compete with the summer rush of hot slots.

This month was quite packed with new slots being released but this was to be expected as software providers generally wait for the summer season to fully kick in before they start releasing new titles. The list of June actually sees Microgaming getting more time under the lights as it launched not one, not two, but three new slot machines. The popular company is also joined by other major developers on the list and we have entries from Net Entertainment, IGT, Yggdrasil, Betsoft, Quickspin and Play’n GO.

Kitty Cabana

On June 3rd, Microgaming launched three new slots and one of them was Kitty Cabana. This game didn’t take long to become a favorite among online players for its funny theme and nice features. As the name would suggest, Kitty Cabana is themed around cats and these are represented by several characters having fun at a luxurious resort where they can sit back and relax.

Of course, the game is not just about the amusing theme and it actually comes filled with features. Players can expect to find stacked wilds during the base game that help create more winning combinations and additional special wilds which can appear randomly when a non-winning spin takes place. Even the bonus game which is triggered by three scatters has been designed to match the cabana theme and players are given the option to choose from several doors on three floors. This will make the maid go and provide room service and the guests will generate features, multipliers and free spins. At the end of the bonus game, the free spins begin with the set multiplier for the wins and one of five features which will be active for the entire duration of the mode. It is even possible to get more picks for the top two floors in order to combine two multipliers or two amounts of free spins.

Cat lovers will certainly enjoy this new slot and its features make it great for all players as well.

Hound Hotel

While we started off with the kitty slot, we have to continue with Hound Hotel. This was also released on June 3rd and the overall style is very similar with the slot we talked about previously. However, the theme is not based on cats but on dogs, which are also relaxing at a nice hotel and enjoying some vacation time.

The styling touches to the characters make them look very human-like. The features are actually almost the same as the ones we saw in Kitty Cabana so players can look forward to two types of wild symbols and a free spins mode that can really make the most out of every round with the help of winning multipliers and various features. There are some differences in the available functions but their goal remains the same and that is to reward users with large prizes. When the bonus game is triggered, the player must click on the doors on three floors in order to reveal the rewards.

Needless to say that Hound Hotel is for those who prefer the company of dogs and the choice can be made very easily at leading online casinos powered by Microgaming as both of these great titles are live.

Pistoleras

The third game released by Microgaming on June 3rd is called Pistoleras and it comes with a different style than the one we talked about in the previous two entries. This slot brings some sexiness into the mix with its theme and exciting features. The action is based around three female characters with Spanish features, who are looking to rob a saloon and get away with the money.  

Several nice features make sure that guns are not really needed in order to win big and players can join the three armed bandits with every spin. There are free spins which can be triggered by the coach scatter symbol as five of them at the same time are worth 25 rounds without having to place any additional bets. To make it even better, the wins from this mode will be tripled and the three main symbols can appear stacked. The action can move on to the saloon in the bonus game where players must match three symbols in order to get the prize associated with them. Finally, the Pistoleras slot machine also has wild symbols that will triple the win they help create.

Royal Masquerade

On June 25th, Play’n GO invited players to a costume ball filed with mystery and romance with the launch of the Royal Masquerade slot machine. Much like other new releases from the software provider, this title looks great and there is a certain attention to detail which can be seen in the styling of the symbols, the graphics of the game and the animations of the spins. Combined with an elegant theme, the results are quite impressive and it is certainly a game which comes highly recommended.

The features are kept pretty standard for modern online slots so the gameplay is not overly complicated. There are wild symbols which will substitute for other icons in the game with the goal of creating the highest paying combinations possible and there are scatter symbols that trigger free spins. However, the free spins are bit more special than the regular rounds since every one of them is guaranteed to have a winning combination, thus being called Win Spins. It is possible to add more Win Spins to the mode by getting more scatters and re-triggering the feature, with wins that can go up to 500,000 coins as a result.

Play’n GO regular players will also notice that Royal Masquerade has the iconic gamble feature where winnings from a spin can be doubled or even quadrupled with a correct guess of a random card.

Wheel of Fortune

IGT released another title that is sure to become one of the biggest in its collection. Wheel of Fortune is of course themed after the popular concept where prizes are determined by a large colorful spinning wheel and where it stops. However, this is the Triple Extreme Spin version so players can expect to find a bonus game where three wheels are spun to issue the final prize. Before we get to that however, we should mention that this slot machine doesn’t use the standard 5x3 screen that most players are familiar with and instead comes with a diamond shape with the reels having between 3 and 5 symbols each.

The shape is not uncommon for IGT games and combined with the Multiway Xtra feature, the game has 720 ways to win and these can be from left to right or from right to left. The theme is fairly luxurious so some of the symbols provide a glimpse into the good life and the top wins will get players a step closer to it. There are wild symbols that substitute and scatters that pay regardless of their position on the screen but the main feature is the bonus game.

Chibeasties

Yggdrasil released Chibeasties on June 24th and it is certainly one of the most adorable slots on the internet. The theme is set in a magical forest where players are joined by adorable characters from a remote tribe and various plants. Its colorful style makes it very entertaining and there are also some nice features to look forward to.

Free spins are awarded by getting three or more scatter symbols at the same time, while the wild symbol will of course substitute for other icons in the game. A nice touch is that during the free spins, one of the main symbols is randomly chosen to become expandable and thus take up an entire reel or several. This can even include the wild symbol and there are some nice animations used to the turn every instance of the respective symbol into a stacked one on the reel. Cool animations can also be found when getting regular winning combinations and even Yggdrasil stated that this is one of the most fun slots developed by the company so far.

Mega Glam Life

Betsoft launched a major title this month as the highly anticipated sequel to the Glam Life slot machine is now available. Mega Glam Life takes things to a whole new level and it is the newest entry in the Slots3 collection from the software developer known for its 3D cinematic gaming features.

This five-reel slot is of course based on the life of the rich and famous and the theme does everything it can to reflect this. The background shows a yacht on the water and the reels are filled with symbols of expensive items, including sports cars, yachts, champagne, jewelry and more. A look at the screen will reveal the fact that this slot has three progressive jackpots, with the Mega one being the biggest prize.

In order to win a progressive jackpot, the bonus game must first be triggered by three bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. This will present a large Money Wheel which is spun for the chance to win cash prizes or one of the jackpots. The Mega Jackpot requires three matching positions on the three spinning wheels. Furthermore, the game offers free spins with the help of its scatter symbols and wilds which can substitute for other symbols in the game while also triggering re-spins.

Neon Staxx

The final entry on this month’s update comes from Net Entertainment and it is one of the biggest releases in some time. The software developer has announced it a while back and made sure to create hype around this slot machine with a funky retro design. Neon Staxx is a five reel slot which went live on June 24th and it is easy to see why so many players where looking forward to playing it.

Right from the start, the game has a larger screen that shows four rows of symbols and the reels are tilted back a bit to create that old-school arcade style which many are familiar with. There are 40 lines fixed on every spin and the name Neon Staxx comes from the theme and the main feature. Known as Super Staxx, the function allows a randomly selected symbol on a spin to become stacked and this can mean that it takes up multiple reels at the same time, making for big prizes as a result. To make it even better, only the four main symbols can appear stacked during the free spins mode, which requires at least three scatter symbols to be triggered. There is also a wild symbol to be found on the reels and this can substitute for all other symbols apart for the scatter.

The bright neon colors are joined by some nice animations when winning combinations are formed and wins can go up to 80,000 coins.