Microgaming is an online gambling corporation dedicated to the creation of excellent software for the express purpose of online gambling. They have a habit of releasing a handful of new online slot machines every month as a way of reaffirming the excellent reputation they have built up over the years and in the month of March they really put their best foot forward in terms of the slot machines they released.
All four slot machines are online video slot machines with five reels, something which has almost become ubiquitous throughout the slot machines that Microgaming releases on a monthly basis. With pay lines that number either in the 20s or 30s depending on the game, once again Microgaming has stayed true to their numerical form by going with what has worked for them in the past. As with so many things however, appearance is important and it is really the appearance that has made each online slot machine a unique video slot.
The four games are Beach Babes, Fighting Fish, Kings and Queens and The Rat Pack. All four of them have themes that are distinct from each other. Beach Babes is a game that revolves around the beach lifestyle, while Fighting Fish is a game that draws on the twin inspirations of boxing and fishing. Kings and Queens covers royalty and the rich empires of old while The Rat Pack is a play on words between the famous swing group and the actual animals that hold the same name. In each case however, Microgaming has created unique images, unique textures and unique characters, all of which serve to accentuate the differences between these four online slot machines.
With these four online slot machines now released to select Microgaming online casinos, the time has come for players to try them out and deliver verdicts on whether the games will sink or swim. It is inevitable that even a great company like Microgaming will have dud games from time to time, but they have such an astonishing record when it comes to these games that one has to admire the skill and the speed at which they are able to put them on the market.
For serial online gamers, these four games will be inhaled at the rate of one per week until the next submission from Microgaming in April, at which point the entire process will repeat once more.
Microgaming, long the leader in online slots, has come out with a number of interesting new slot machines in February of 2009. These releases are part of the online slots releases that Microgaming has been doing on a monthly basis for years now and their releases every month are usually eagerly anticipated by a gaming community that as a whole has given Microgaming technology a thorough inspection and overall has been satisfied at what it sees. Having gone through that particular baptism, Microgaming can now release online slots on a monthly basis that have a guaranteed player base almost from the time they come onto the market.
In recent times, Microgaming has pursued a different strategy when it comes to the release of its monthly new online slots. Usually, they will release some online slots that are normal in terms of their typical pattern and these slots will then be added to their already formidable collection of online slots. However, the other machines that are released into the market of online slot machines will be innovative in some way, shape or form. Microgaming, having coming through the worst of the online gambling slump, now feels justified in experimenting a bit with some of their online slots releases and as long as they keep the good Microgaming machines coming at the same time as the experiments, there appears to be little to no downside for this particular way of doing things.
Case in point on this particular issue would be AWP, one of the normal online slots that Microgaming released in the month of February. This, along with Track and Fieldmouse as well as Bearly Fishing, are the three slot machines that represent the addition to the database of new Microgaming themes that are created with the same randomization and general dynamics as the best of their video online slots. For this reason, these online slots were received warmly, but ultimately did not receive the same amount of media attention as the fourth slot machine.
This final machine is Burning Desire, a name that already sparks a lot of mental imagery in anyone that reads it in their minds. However, it is not the name or the artwork on this slot machine that garners the attention of the press, but rather the innovative no pay line approach of the machine. With no pay lines, winning combinations are possible so long as each of the five reels is involved in creating the combination. With pay line restrictions removed, Burning Desire has over 200 different winning combinations and very likely represents the future of online slots insofar as Microgaming is concerned.