- Microgaming launches two new games in October
- Monster Wheels launched at beginning of month, Moby Dick at end
- Both games boast multiple features and vibrant graphics
Hot on the heels of the recently released Halloween slot game, game developer Microgaming has followed up with two more releases for October, as well.
In keeping with the spooky theme, Monster Wheels was launched at online casinos on October 4, allowing players to compete in a Wacky Races-style game replete with six of your favorite fearsome fiends.
Moby Dick, meanwhile, of course takes its inspiration from the classic Herman Melville novel and will be live from October 18.
Spooky and speedy
Players, start your engines please!
Symbols on the reels themselves are comprised of the usual playing card suspects (A, K, Q, J, 10, 9) as well as a host of creepy characters, including Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, She-Devil, Werewolf, Water Creature and Mummy.
As for the gameplay itself, players can choose between a 4-3-2-3-4 layout with 288 ways to win (at 0.30 to 15.00 coins a bet) or a 2-4-2-4-2 layout with 128 combinations (at 0.20 to 10.00 coins a spin).
If three oil cans on the first, third and fifth reels are uncovered on a single spin, the bonus round will be triggered and gamers can choose from the following:
- 12 free spins with a multiplier of 2
- 6 free spins with a multiplier of 4
- 3 free spins with a multiplier of 8
Additionally, if a gamer turns up one oil can during the feature, they’ll earn a free spin; uncover another, and they’ll get a second free spin; but get three and the feature will be triggered all over again, meaning you could earn up to 24 free spins from a single game.
If everything goes your way and you leave the competition eating your dust, you could walk away with 7,680 times your initial stake.
Thar she blows!
Meanwhile, Microgaming’s Rabcat team has also announced the launch of another five-reel game Moby Dick, earmarked for October 18. Based upon the famous story of Captain Ahab’s attempt to harpoon the eponymous whale, it’s a classic five-reel, 25 payline game, with freezing features, free spins and bonus spins and maximum bet of 50.00 coins.
The symbols on the slots in this game feature famous items from the book.
In addition to the classic K, Q, J and 10 playing card symbols, players can also expect to see anchors, steins of beer, Captain Ahab and, of course, the elusive whale himself, Moby Dick.
A depiction of the ship’s helm is the wild and substitutes for all others, with the exception of the bonus feature scatter symbol (the whale’s mouth).
If three whale’s mouths or a winning combination is turned up, the freezing feature is unlocked. Here, all of the symbols which comprised part of the winning line are frozen in place, while bonus spins add new symbols to the cluster. The bonus spins continue until no more symbols are added.
Four or more whale’s mouths give the player a corresponding number of free spins. For example, four whale’s mouths equal 10 free spins, while five equal 12, six equal 15 and seven or more equal 20. It’s also possible to continue earning free spins during that mode, meaning a player could theoretically go on spinning for free until the cows come home.
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