This week sees the release of Microgaming’s eagerly anticipated Jurassic Park-branded online slot, the first game from GameAccount’s partnership with Konami Gaming, as well as further releases from the likes of High 5 Games and PlayStudios.
Microgaming has released its latest online slot based on the classic science fiction action film Jurassic Park, which has been developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing.
Now available via its download, Flash and Quickfire platforms, the new online slot features 243 ways to win across five reels.
Microgaming said that the Jurassic Park online slot includes an array of 3D-rendered imagery, realistic environmental animations, parallax scrolling effects, and audio, all of which combine to deliver a supreme gaming experience.
All the island’s most memorable dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex), Velociraptor, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops and Dilophosaurus are featured and take centre stage during the game’s free spins feature.
Activated by three or more of the Mosquito in Amber scatter symbols, players are randomly awarded one of five dinosaur-themed features. Each dinosaur awards 12 free spins and its own unique set of bonus features. These include wild reels, mystery multipliers, split wilds, wild multipliers, winning wilds and a new evolution of Running Wilds. Once triggered 25 times, players will have the option to choose their favourite dinosaur during the free spins rounds.
The T-Rex also appears prominently during the base game. At any random moment the giant Theropod can escape from its paddock and take over the screen, triggering the T-Rex Alert Mode. The mode lasts for six spins, during which 35 extra wild symbols are added to the reels.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said: “Welcome… to Jurassic Park! Since signing the Jurassic Park franchise earlier in the year, we have been on a grand adventure to create this online slot. Jurassic Park is an enormous brand so we knew we had to create something spectacular to represent the franchise’s iconic status.
“The game goes live today with our operators and I’m very proud of what we have achieved; it’s one of our greatest slot creations to date.”
UK-based developer GameAccount Network announced Friday the launch of its first games under its strategic partnership with games supplier Konami Gaming.
China Shores is an online version of Konami’s popular land-based classic which has been deployed for GameAccount’s Simulated Gaming offering. It has been released in the US on Foxwoods.com free-to-play offering.
GameAccount said that it expects to being five additional Konami games online to complement China Shores. The company will also offer its GameSTACK Internet Gaming System to land-based casino operators utilizing the KONAMI SYNKROS gaming enterprise management system.
Konami joins the likes of Ainsworth, Incredible Technologies, Scientific Games, Reel Time Gaming, Gamomat and Multimedia Games on GameAccount’s Internet Gaming System.
PlayStudios, the social casino studio backed by MGM Resorts International, has also signed a partnership to release several game titles from Konami’s portfolio.
The first game to be released on PlayStudios’ myVEGAS Facebook app is China Mystery, which contains the original game's most popular features, including Action Stacked Symbols and the Balance of Fortune free game bonus. Additional Konami titles will be released in the months to come.
“Licensing established content has been the dominant creative paradigm in the slot industry for quite some time,” said Andrew Pascal, CEO of PlayStudios. “From game shows, to rock bands, to blockbuster movies, casino slot manufacturers have been leveraging the brand equity of pop culture content. Now it's our turn to bring established Las Vegas gaming content into the free-to-play social and mobile space.”
Steve Sutherland, CEO and executive vice president of Konami Gaming, said: “We have been very deliberate in our evaluation of opportunities to bring Konami’s popular game themes online. In PlayStudios, we identified a partner with an experienced management team, a high-quality product, and an engaging customer experience that combined to create an opportunity for our games to thrive on their social app.
“We are optimistic that PlayStudios' social platform will expose our game themes, like China Mystery, to new customers while also making them available to existing fans who may be looking to play them online.”
High 5 Games
Following the recent release of its first slots for real-money online play in New Jersey through launch partner Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), High 5 Games has rolled out a number of further games on CaesarsCasino.com.
The developer will be adding a total of seventeen additional H5G slots with Caesars throughout this year. The first of these games, The Lovely Outlaws and The Mighty Atlas, were launched yesterday, while the remaining fifteen will be rolled out throughout 2014.
High 5 Games slots officially became available for play via CaesarsCasino.com in May when H5G first released six acclaimed titles through its remote game server VAULT.
Once these seventeen additional games are live, High 5 Games will offer twenty-three premium titles in total for real-money play on CaesarsCasino.com.
VAULT is currently live with three online casinos in the state of New Jersey, which the company said represented “only the first phases” of VAULT’s operations in New Jersey.
Later this year, VAULT is slated to offer more than 80 approved games to New Jersey online casino partners, with a projected expansion of more than 100 slot titles afterwards.
Maltese online gaming software provider World Match has launched two new games, 80 Day Adventure and Magic Lamp.
The 80 Day Adventure HD Slot is set in the 19th century and led by a charming 3D animated character, taking players on an adventure around the world.
The most popular features, such as Free Spin and Wild, reward the players and bring the game experience to the highest levels. It also includes a unique Bonus Game that keeps players entertained with a series of multiple options, as the player sets out on his own journey around the world to collect his bonus wins.
Magic Lamp HD is built around the famous tale of Aladdin, featuring a Genie, hordes of golden treasures and Jasmine, a beautiful Persian princess.
Vivid colours, 3D animations and themed sounds enchant the players and involve them in a great game experience, the developer said. The Bonus Game of this slot transports players to the inner chambers of a Persian palace.
Mystery bonus wins are revealed by the Genie who escapes from an array of spinning magic lamps.