You ready to play detective? Shamrock Holmes Megaways was the first title to go live in 2021 for Microgaming and it’s fun, exciting and packing plenty of luck! Developed exclusively for the Isle of Man based software developer by All41Studios, the highly volatile reel engine is similar to that of regular Megaways titles, only this one offers a randomly activated magic rainforest re-spin feature.
On the trail of epic riches is a leprechaun who’s hungry for big wins and as ever, the scatters are the key to those. Three in view could see the re-spin feature kick-in where a set number of ways to win are guaranteed for that spin. Four scatters however delivers the famous bonus spins where multipliers increase with consecutive wins and not each spin!
Appetite for Fun:
January 7th earmarks the release of Snowborn Games’ The Bounty, boasting a really wild, wild west theme and everything you’d expect to go with it! Unscrupulous thieves are making their way from town to town, pillaging and making off with as much money as they can, but it’s your job as the nameless bounty hunter to stop them in their tracks! Track down all six of the bandits and you’ll be richly rewarded with the jackpot!
On the hunt for something a little more ‘classic’? Going live on January 12th is Foxpot (by Foxium) with just 3-reels and the one active win line, and you can see for yourself, it’s anything but one-dimensional! Three bonus wheels cater for modern elements; the money award (instant win), a multiplier and a re-spin plus there are three jackpots offering wins of up to 10,000x!
No Horsing About Here!
Golden Stallion Ultraways, is earmarked for release on January 14th, a debut Microgaming release from Northern Lights Gaming is set to feature a rag of horses galloping through the idyllic canyon of the old west, bringing with them plenty of high-energy thrills! Forget other Megaways games where there are up to 117,649 ways to win per spin, this one offers as many as 196,608 Ultraways courtesy of reel split positions! Say what? Reel split positions could see standard 1×1 symbols split into double or quadruple symbols for twice or four times the usual pay! Then there are free games and a system which could see low paying symbols swapped for their higher paying counterparts!
Explosive fun commences on the 19th with…
…Hyper Strike (Gameburger Studios), a 5×3 reel engine with 20 win lines. Think of a funky disco from the 80’s with pop music and you’ll be right on the money with this one, only the bonuses packed within the small (but mighty) reels are anything but dated! Up to 30 retriggering free games, multipliers of up to 2,000x and wilds aim to make it a (day) or night to remember!
A new breed of slot machine will go live across the casino network on the 20th, Pachinko (by Neko Games), with its pinball style theme taken straight from the heart of the Pachinko parlour of Japan. Trading the much-loved bonus spins for bonus balls, this elaborate creation also welcomes players to hunt for prizes behind the shelves of Maneki Nekos, the famous Japanese cat whose sole purpose is to beckon luck!
And There’s More!
Styled on one of the most iconic beasts of the movie industry comes Forgotten Island Megaways on January 26th, another release by Gameburger Studios for Microgaming. A giant prehistoric gorilla occupies the 6-reel engine along with some pretty impressive features; extra reels, rolling reels (cascading) and a ‘Kong Spin’. During the ‘Kong Spin’, a multiplier is added to each of the cascading reels and boosts by 1x with each win and with thousands of ways to win per spin promised, this could lead to an epic, life-changing windfall!
Other games set to be released this month include Whisker Jones (1X2 Gaming) on the 6th, an Aussie surfing bonanza on the 18th – Bondi Break (Lightning Box Games), with 777 Mega Deluxe (by Crazy Tooth Studios) following on the 21st. A week later it’s safari time with Animals of Africa (Gold Coin Studios) before the final January release of Roulette x5 (Golden Rock Studios); a brilliant take on a new casino vertical!