If Microgaming‘s latest announcement is any indication of what’s going on in the iGaming software industry, March figures to be filled with exciting news. Out of its headquarters in the Isle of Man, Microgaming has announced the simultaneous release of two new exciting slot games – Wild Orient and SunTide.
Wild Orient Slot Features
The first game to be offered across all viable channels is Wild Orient. This video slot game takes players on a jungle safari where they will encounter wild animals that are common in the Orient. The game is played with a 5 reels and 243 ways to win format.
Wild Orient slot’s standard symbols are represented by playing card numbers, plus a variety of native wild animals such as the Asian tiger, Asian elephant, wild birds and a panda. The wild symbol is represented by the game logo and substitutes for everything except the multi-animal statue scatter.
If the player lands three scatters, they are rewarded with 15 free spins (can be re-triggered) with a 3X multiplier. During any spin, the player has the option to re-spin a designated reel for an additional cost. The player would use this option in hopes of securing a better outcome.
SunTide Slot Highlights
The second slot game to be release is called SunTide. In a classic slot format, the game is played with 5 reels and 9 pay-lines. This is the same configuration used in the April-scheduled Win Sum Dim Sum and the January-released Lucky Twins slots.
Standard symbols include the requisite bars, bells, fruits and sevens. The game’s wild symbol is represented by the gold coin, which becomes an expanding wild on reel 3. It substitutes for any symbols except the sunset scatter. If the player lands three or more scatters, they are rewarded with free spins that come with expanding wilds on reels 2-4.
Both Wild Orient and SunTide come with colourful and clear graphics integrated with nice video and audio features. They will be available effective March 2 to all Microgaming operators through all Microgaming product lines, including Quickfire. Players will have access on their desktop computers in download or instant play mode, or with smartphones and tablets that are compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
According to Neill Whyte, Head of Product Channels at Microgaming, “March sees another two games launch to our operators, available on all platforms and all products. We know players aren’t sticking to one form of technology or one way of consuming our product, so we’re developing games accordingly.”