What’s more exciting about the New Year than the promise of a whole host of new games? That’s what Microgaming has on offer, as it offers players the chance to indulge in January with not just one, not just two, but three brand new mobile slots. There’s a slot that features one of the most interesting twists on the classic Chinese slot theme, there’s a slot which celebrates the lifestyles of the rich, and there’s a slot you may feel like you’ve seen before… We’ve got the lowdown on all these releases coming out way from Microgaming next month.
Huangdi: The Yellow Emperor Mobile Slot
Probably the most intriguing of the new games coming out next month from Microgaming is Huangdi: The Yellow Emperor. As you might infer from the name, this is the Chinese themed slot I mentioned in the intro, but this game does so much more than throw up the old tropes of this game theme.
Instead, the game roots itself in real Chinese history, being set as it is at the Battle of Zhuolu – an important historical event which was integral in giving birth to Imperial China. Expect action peppered with more ancient Chinese symbolism than you can shake a stick at.
As for slot features, you’re not going to go wanting for those either. As is usual in a Microgaming slot, you’ve got wilds, scatters and free spins on offer (with wilds substituting for any symbol, and scatters triggering up to 15 free spins), but there’s much more to these features than meets the eye.
Basically, Huangdi features stacked symbols – basically whole reels can be stacked with the same symbol. If this happens on reel 1 in the base game, all other reels become the same symbol; if that happens with wilds in the free spin round, all symbols become wilds, promising huge wins.
If you want to see an imaginative take on a classic theme, then Huangdi: The Yellow Emperor may be the slot for you this January.
High Society Mobile Slot
Ok, I’ll admit it, the themes of the slots Microgaming it turning out in January aren’t exactly what one might call ‘original’, and given that High Society does exactly what it says on the tin (celebrate the lifestyles of those high in society), players hoping for some thrilling and original themes may be sorely disappointed. That said, Microgaming may not be known for their originality, but you know they’re going to put together a far more than enjoyable slot.
So what can we expect form the game? In terms of appearance, you’ll see rich women living the high life: playing tennis, enjoying casinos, driving expensive cars, riding on yachts and flying on private jets. In terms of features, they’re there, but thin on the ground. There are scatters which trigger up to 20 free spin with 2x multipliers, and wilds which award an impressive four multipliers. That unfortunately is about it feature wise.
High Society isn’t going to be phenomenal, but with a top prize of £120,000, it certainly has some appeal.
Immortal Romance – Mobile Slot Debut
Wait! Before you head to the comments section to complain about the fact that Immortal Romance has been around for years, hear me out. Yes, this 5 reel, 243 payline slot is a Microgaming classic which has been around for a long while, and is hugely popular with players, but from January you’ll be able to enjoy it for the first time on mobile.
And yes, I know you’ve been able to download it on mobile before, but that takes time and memory, whereas from now on, you’ll be able to play straight from a casino! You can now enjoy the story of vampires, witches, scientists and romance from wherever you are whenever you like!