Microgaming Set to Launch 2 New SlotsHarry Coulter | 29 Mar 2018
Microgaming is known for regularly releasing new mobile slots titles to keep its legions of devoted Android players happy, and the software giant will soon be rolling out Diamond Empire and Dream Date. Both should interest Microgaming fans and provide satisfying spins and rewards, and there is enough time between the premieres of each game to experience them both in full.
Love in the Air with Dream Date
With similar graphics to Riviera Riches and certain design features borrowed from Secret Romance, Dream Date, to be released on 4 March, is a quintessentially Microgaming slot. The inspirations from other games do not, however, make it seem tired or curtail its playability.
Microgaming has worked hard to make Dream Date as personal and customisable as possible, and players can choose a modern cityscape theme or one that seems inspired by the times of Jane Austen. From there, players can choose which characters they want to act as their highest-paid symbols. Modern era options include a spy and a fireman; historical characters include pirates and gladiators.
Rather than conventional paylines, Dream Date features Microgaming’s now-famous 243 Ways to Win pay structure. There are also “hot zones” if the hero and heroine symbols land next to each other, and Free Spins Bonus Rounds and/or cash wins are triggered. Expanding Wilds and multipliers make the Bonus Round more exciting, and players stand to win up to 1800x their total bet.
Triple Eagle’s Diamond Empire
Triple Eagle Studios is the game developer that originally created Diamond Empire. Microgaming acquired the lesser-known company recently, and is now launching the game under its own umbrella. While the graphics and functionality are as high-quality as they always are in Microgaming slots, Diamond Empire retains a lot of Triple Eagle’s distinctive style.
With 3 reels Diamond Empire might technically be categorised a classic slot game, but its 15 paylines and many multipliers elevate it to higher levels than most. The stacked Wild Multipliers pay 2x whatever is won in the base game, and up to 888x the total bet in the wheel of fortune Bonus Round.
Set to be officially launched on 18 April 2018, Diamond Empire has an art deco style to its diamond-heavy graphics. This should make players feel more glamorous as they spin the reels, as should the payouts on this high-variance game with a theoretical RTP of 96.04%.