Microgaming Reveals New January Games

Microgaming has ushered in the New Year with a drop of exclusive new games. Fans of the ever-popular developer can look forward to a January chock-full of new titles to choose from. Themes come from around the world and features vary from the most innovative to the best in boosting big wins.

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Microgaming is keen to stay abreast of the competition, with its early announcement of games for 2020. ©Plush Design Studio/Pexels

Microgaming’s latest selection of games has been produced by the developer’s very own roster of ‘independent studios and game development partners’. So far, Microgaming has been busy working closely with a list of ten independent studios to produce innovative new games. The new titles will be steadily released throughout this coming month.

“Microgaming’s January titles are representative of the variety and quality that will be rolled out throughout 2020. The mechanics of these feature-rich exclusive games combine with innovative new designs to create a thrilling gameplay experience for all players. The year ahead is shaping up to be very exciting as we add new games to Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, take on new adventures with some of our favorite characters, and continuously debut exclusive games with new and dynamic themes.”James Buchanan, Director of Global Operations, Microgaming

Book of Atem

Microgaming’s first release of the new decade promises to take players on a journey through the mists of time to Ancient Egypt. Book of Atem features excellent graphics and an immersive soundtrack, which together conjure up a magical Egyptian setting. This slot consists of a classic 5 reels and 10 paylines. Players will want to keep their eyes peeled for the magic book, as it acts as a useful Scatter symbol as well as a Wild symbol. Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols triggers Free Spins, offering players more opportunities to win. Expanding symbols spice up the Free Spins, boosting player odds even further.

According to Microgaming, Book of Atem boasts an “excellent win potential up to 5,000x the initial bet”. This spellbinding slot has been adapted for play on desktop and mobile devices. All41 Studios has developed this title exclusively for Microgaming and it is available to play from January 7th.

Double Lucky Line

Microgaming is due to follow up it’s initial January release with Double Lucky Line on January 14th. This time, Microgaming has worked with Just For The Win to produce a feature-heavy game, centered on an Eastern theme. The game will initially be made available on an exclusive basis to Microgaming operators. 5 reels and 17 paylines set the stage for a slot full of Random Wilds and Free Spins. Lucky Wilds take players a step further, triggering extra double symbols throughout the reels.

This game frequently offers players twice the luck, thanks to its Double Lucky Line feature. This unique mechanism means that only double symbols will land on the game’s center reel. Pairs of dragons, frogs and turtles, amongst other symbols will boost the potential for big wins, even during normal gameplay. Double Lucky Line can be played across all devices.

African Quest

This exciting title makes the best of a tried and tested video slot theme, the safari. African Quest plays on 4 reels and a whopping 1,024 payways. That is good news for players as simply put, it means that there are loads of ways to win. Microgaming fans may recognize this game’s distinctive Hyperspins mechanic. It also featured in another popular Microgaming classic – Break da Bank Again Respin.

Rhinos, Giraffes, Elephants and Lions are represented in the symbols, lending the game a wild theme. A tense soundtrack helps to ramp up the excitement even further. Kubwa the lion is the creature to look out for, as this stacked symbol pays out generously. Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols award Free Spins. During these, players are offered the chance to pick a Free Spin and Multiplier option. Wild symbols will then act as multipliers of up to 64x. African Quest will be available to play from January 21st.

The Incredible Balloon Machine

Players will have to wait until the end of the month for this intriguing title to come out, as The Incredible Balloon Machine is set to be released on January 28th. This game has been produced in collaboration with Crazy Tooth Studio, a highly innovative producer online casino games. This title is no exception, as players will be faced with an entirely new way of winning. Hold down the big red button to inflate colorful balloons and increase credit. The bigger the balloon, the bigger win! However, balloons will pop, so it is up to players to decide when to collect. This slot boasts randomly triggered Multipliers of up to 10x, WiNCREASE, and an extra Pick Bonus feature round. Above all, Microgaming and Crazy Tooth Studio have come up with a refreshing twist on the classic video slot that is easy, fun and offers great winning potential.

In its first press release of the year, Microgaming has certainly shown off some of the exciting offerings that are soon to come. It has also made some big promises, and fans will be pleased to know that it has claimed that it is “set to deliver dozens of exciting new titles in 2020”. We’ll simply have to wait and see what other new games Microgaming will bring out this year, but based on its latest announcements, we can predict great things.

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