Tomb Raider 2

Tomb Raider 2

“With a massive treasure chest and a whole lot of booty, the sexiest lady of online slots is back. Ready for a little Lara lovin’?”

Lara Croft: she’s acrobatic, pneumatically challenged, and has been the fuel for many a sweaty teenage fantasy.  The upper class adventuress first appeared in Tomb Raider, on the Playstation, in 1996. Since then, the franchise has spawned dozens of multi-platform games, featured in comics and graphic novels, and – of course – given Angelina Jolie the chance to wear skin tight PVC in the movie versions.

Microgaming created its first Tomb Raider slots in 2004. It proved to be very popular and now the online slots software developer has rolled out another mission for the tomb raiding temptress: Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword.

The game is a five reel, 30 payline slot with some pretty spectacular bonus games and hidden features. The ambience is on the money with a soundtrack that sits somewhere between the movie and the video game.  There is the occasional burst of excited dialogue to keep the excitement level high: ‘I think I’ve found the bonus, Lara.’ Etc. Continue reading “Tomb Raider 2”

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

“By Odin’s beard! Get ready to rumble. Thunderstruck II is in town and that means it’s hammer time.”

A Norse, a Norse, my kingdom for a Norse.  If you like your gods vengeful, angry, mischievous, and armed with hammers, Thunderstruck II could be the game for you.  Set in the realm of Asgard, this feature rich online slot sets an exciting new benchmark in online gaming.

Thunderstruck II takes video gaming to the next level. It is a god amongst online slots. There is a variety of bonuses to play for, there are 243 ways to win with every spin, and – perhaps most interestingly – there is a player achievement feature which will keep you returning time and time again. Continue reading “Thunderstruck”

Mega Moolah

Mega Moolah

“Mega Moolah is what online progressive slot play is all about. Life changing jackpots and the stuff that multi-million dollar dreams are made of.”

‘Mega’ means big. ‘Moolah’ means money. Find yourself staring at this game’s progressive jackpot wheel and you could be just one lucky spin away from both.

Mega Moolah is a five reel, 25 payline, slot from online gaming developers Microgaming.  Released in November 2006, the slot has an African safari theme. There are lions, giraffes, monkeys, and elephants. In fact, if Disney ever decided to move into online gambling, and make a Lion King themed slot, Mega Moolah is exactly what it would look like. It looks great, it sounds fab, and it’s a fun game to play.

So… Let’s talk about the money.  Let’s talk about Klaus E., from Finland who won $5.5 million in 2008.  We could mention Georgios M. who won a €6.3 million Mega Moolah jackpot in 2009. With Mega Moolah, the million dollar jackpots don’t even make the news. If you want to live the online slots dream, this game could really make it happen. Continue reading “Mega Moolah”

Major Millions

Major Millions

ATTEN…SHUN! If you love big jackpots and officer class online slots, it’s time to polish those boots, stand to attention, and get ready to salute Major Millions.

Now, listen ‘ere you ‘orrible lot. Today, we will be saluting the Major Millions online slot from software developers Microgaming. The game comes in both three and five reel versions and share the same symbols and – most importantly – the same progressive jackpot.

We’re looking at the five reel version. It has the extra value of a scatter game and an additional 12 paylines. Not to mention those two tasty extra reels of possibility.

The game kicks off with a brief animation, featuring military marching music and our hero: the smiling Major Millions in his wonderfully pressed white suit. To be honest, he looks more like a lion tamer and – I think – he is only sporting the military insignia of a colonel. Continue reading “Major Millions”

Lord Of The Rings

Lord Of The Rings

“Is the Lord of the Rings the Lord of the Reels? We think this is one reel to rule them all…”

Let’s be honest: It’s unlikely that the Green Dragon inn, the Prancing Pony, or any other Middle-earth watering hole would have had a slot machine or video game tucked away in the corner of the pub.

However, had a Hobbit ever had a hankering for a little online slots action, there would have been only one choice: The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring online slots. From this point on, known as: the LOTR slots.

The LOTR slots is a five reel, 243 payline slot.  Theming, reel symbols, and the game’s introduction are all lifted directly from the Peter Jackson movie. It’s a great looking game that LOTR lovers are going to traverse Mordor to play.

The background of the game comes to life with cinematic clips lifted directly from the movie. Many of the games symbols are also cuts from the film. It is a fabulous franchise. Continue reading “Lord Of The Rings”

King Cashalot

King Cashalot

“King Cashalot is in an upper class of its own. Plunder this royal progressive pot and you’ll be able to afford a palace of your own.”

Five reels, nine lines, and – as I write this – a progressive jackpot worth more than $1.2 million. Some jackpots make your day, this one would change your life.  Just line up five kings on payline nine and the money’s yours. Simple, eh?

King Cashalot is set in the Medieval era. There are jesters, armoured knights, busty wenches, dragons and hunks of meat.  It’s all straight from the Monty Python and the Holy Grail playbook and pretty good fun. The imagery is backed with the sounds of a merry dance in the royal court and the occasional splash of gold coins. Continue reading “King Cashalot”

Hitman

Hitman

“Ready to make a killing? Murder equals money with Microgaming’s edgy online slot – Hitman.”

My mother always warned me about bald men bearing briefcases.  Add a barcode, tattooed on the back of their bonce, and it’s probably best to avoid spilling their pint or unnecessary eye contact.

Online slots come in many shapes and sizes. Hitman – from Microgaming – is shaped like an assassin and killer-sized. Murder is on Agent 47’s mind and  – if he hits the target – you make a killing.

The Hitman franchise started life as a ‘sneak ‘em up’ video game from Eidos, before getting a big screen makeover in 2007. The film kinda sucked but seeing Olga Kurylenko in the nip made it all worthwhile. The online slot version of Agent 47’s adventures references the video game. Continue reading “Hitman”

Break Da Bank Again

Break Da Bank Again

“Break da Bank Again is the online slot that every repeat offender has been waiting for. (Safe)Crack on!”

So, breaking the bank once was not enough, eh?  You’ve whittled your way through your stolen millions and now it’s time to get a crew together and gear up for round two. Well, rock on: Microgaming is inviting you to Break da Bank Again!

Why they use ‘da’ instead of ‘the’ is a mystery. Maybe the game’s creative team is trying to give the game a strong whiff of organised crime. Perhaps, you are assuming the role of a Mafiosi bank robber when you take-a this-a game-a for a spin-a. Whatever the creative emission that birthed ‘da’, Break Da Bank Again is definitely an offer you can’t refuse.

The game’s imagery features the kind of objects you are likely to find in a bank vault: sapphires, coins, stacks of cash, and bullion. The sound is generic casino floor but works beautifully. Gameplay is smooth and intuitive – exactly as you would expect from online gaming software developers Microgaming. Continue reading “Break Da Bank Again”

Hot Hot Volcano

Hot Hot Volcano

Hot Hot Volcano by Microgaming is a video slot machine with five spinning reels, 25 win lines, and a large, diverse collection of special features, including re-spins, expanding wilds and wild transformations. The theme of Hot Hot Volcano is a tropical island with a large, active volcano at its center.

The standard poker symbols are comprised of colorful lava rock, and the other symbols include many different tropical animals and fruits. Hot Hot Volcano is a vibrant 2D game with neat effects, crisp graphics and fun music and sound effects. It also plays very fast and smooth, and it boasts a lucrative payout schedule. Continue reading “Hot Hot Volcano”

Magic Charms

Magic Charms

Magic Charms is an exciting and new 243-ways video slot machine by Microgaming. The machine has five spinning reels, and it has 243 ways to win, which, unlike traditional win lines, are always active. The cost of 243 always-active lines is a x30 bet multiplier.

So although the Magic Charms small coin size is 0.01, the minimum spin is 0.30. Magic Charms uses a fairy tale theme that borrows heavily from the German story “The Frog Princess.” The frog and the princess are, in fact, the two primary players here and the most important symbols. Continue reading “Magic Charms”