If in the past I’ve called Microgaming “a bit lazy” for the beginning of the year, releasing two games that were scheduled to appear last year, I am now officially retracting my words. While the operator has only teased the launch of Lucky Twins in the last few months, in the background it was also preparing the release of a new mobile titles this January: Untamed Giant Panda. Besides, it has also launched the multiplayer variant of its Mermaids Millions video slot machine.
“2015 was a busy year for our Casino Games team, launching nearly 40 games to market, including blockbuster hit Bridesmaids™ and the stunning Hot as Hades. And for mobile we launched over 30 HTML5 games including popular multi-platform releases Basketball Star and Happy Holidays. As we enter 2016, this January we are bringing diversity to our portfolio with an Asian-inspired game and a spooky classic,” Neill Whyte, Head of Product Channels at Microgaming said about the fresh releases.
Untamed Giant Panda is one of the most beautiful video slot in Microgaming’s “Untamed” series – which covers wild animals like the Bengal tiger or the crowned eagle. The game has five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win, and a theme that is soothing and cute at the same time. It presents the giant panda in its natural habitat – the bamboo forests of China – and offers players a chance to win up to 360,000 coins.
Multi-player Mermaids Millions is set to make a splash with players in January. The well-known 5×3 reel, 25 payline slot has been converted for multi-player (in download and Flash), injecting social elements to game play. Up to six players can enter a virtual room where they can view each other’s play, chat and share the action of the bonus rounds.