Every month, online pokies fans look forward to seeing what new gaming titles Microgaming comes up with. As the world’s largest developer of real-money, interactive gaming software, Microgaming promises additions to its already immense portfolio of slots, card games, tables games, video poker and specialties. For the month of February 2015, players can look forward to three new online pokies; Cricket Star, Golden Era, and Loaded HD.
Cricket Star – All-star Cricketers take to the Reels
This new 5-reel, 243 Ways-to-Win poker machine is sure to be a hit with Aussie sports fans, featuring the most famous cricketers of all time. Forget those playing-card symbols; Cricket Star is all about the thrill of the sport. There’s no progressive jackpot or bonus games, but wilds, scatters, free spins and rolling reels combine to give players plenty of chances to boost their bankroll.
Golden Era – Online pokies meet Hollywood’s Heyday
As the name implies, Golden Era will take online pokies fans back in time to the days when Hollywood’s cinema stars were the crème of the crop. With 5 reels and 15 paylines, players will be lining up thematic symbols that range from classically glamorous celebrities and Rolls Royce automobiles, to movie tickets, film reels, Walk-of-Fame hand prints, Golden Globe awards and more.
The Golden Era logo represents a stackable Wild, taking the place of any other symbol (except Scatters) to produce the highest possible winning combinations. The Clapperboard is the Scatter, and when 3 or more of these appear anywhere on the reels, the online poker machine’s most unique feature occurs. The player is able to choose between 12 free spins or the pick-me bonus game.
Free Spins: When free spins are activated, at least one full reel will be stacked with wilds, alternating positions as the free spins play out to ensure huge payouts throughout.
Bonus Game: Selecting the bonus game brings up a screen filled with vintage movie posters. The player can select three posters, each containing multipliers or cash prizes. For example, revealing a 2x multiplier, will double all prizes awarded in the Golden Era bonus game.
Loaded HD – Eye-Candy remake of Loaded slot
Think Grand Theft Auto with less violence. The graphics in Loaded HD look like they came off the shelves of RockStar Games, bringing players bac to the hip-hop music scene in modern, HD style. It’s really just a remake of the original Loaded slot, but with some extra pizazz and a lot more eye-candy.
Like the original version, Loaded HD features 5 reels and 25 paylines. Symbols include rappers, record spinners, fancy cars, yachts, music awards, and other themed icons – and of course your favorite ladies, Keesha, Latitia and Shavonda, are back in action.
No bonus game comes with this online pokies game, but the multiple-choice free spin option makes up for it, and with just a little luck can be extremely rewarding. When 3 or more Microphone Scatter symbols appear, the player has a choice of three free spin options. They can take 12 free spins with a 4x multiplier, 16 free spins with 3x multiplier or 24 free spins with 2x multiplier.