Microgaming New Wheel of Wishes Progressive Slot & News of Upcoming Tarzan Adventure
Make a date in your diary – February 11th, because this is the day the brand-new Microgaming powered progressive jackpot slot is set to go live across the network and it’s packed with winning opportunities. Developed by Alchemy Gaming exclusively for the Isle of Man based software provider, the latest addition to their growing portfolio of games is set to be a thriller.
The captivating Wheel of Wishes video slot features 5-rels and 10 win lines, as well as enticing features and potentially life-changing jackpots. Immersive gameplay is guaranteed with a dazzling soundtrack and stunning graphics. Set against the sands of Arabia with genie lamps and mystical symbols, you could just find that your wishes really do come true.
Packed into the 5x reel engine are stacked wilds which race along the reels hoping to land. Scatters unlock the coveted power spin which transform reels one and five into identical high-paying stacked symbols. Giant symbols then form across the centre reels affording players the chance to land a full matching reel set – aka, huge win potential.
Should you be lucky enough to land a colossal 3×3 symbol in the centre grid during the power spin, you’ll be awarded the Wheel of Wishes Jackpot Bonus – this guarantees a chance to win one of the four jackpots; mini, minor, major or the newly reformed WowPot (starts at €2m).
“We are delighted to present Alchemy Gaming’s debut title, and the first in a new wave of games to join Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network this year. The addition of Wheel of Wishes with its revamped WowPot jackpot is sure to set new records, while the introduction of the Power Spins and Power Mode make for a fantastic gameplay experience. We are pleased to announce that the game’s first Major progressive jackpot win has already been hit during an early release period, with one player winning €131,574.55 and total pay-outs across all four jackpots exceeding €1.2 million.” – James Buchanan, Director of Global Operations at Microgaming.
Rory Harpur, Head of Alchemy Gaming added: “Wheel of Wishes combines superb graphics with intuitive game mechanics. The title’s Power Mode feature transforms the reels into a permanent Power Spin, creating an enhanced opportunity to enter the Jackpot Bonus Wheel and ultimately claim the WowPot jackpot! We are incredibly excited for the wider launch of our debut game with Microgaming and can’t wait for players to take a spin on Wheel of Wishes.”
Swing into Action
In other Microgaming news, the software giant has announced that they have extended their licensing agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc, to develop a new Tarzan branded online slot. The new deal which originally dated back to 2016, will now allow Microgaming to create and distribute a second Tarzan branded title. Produced by the independent studio – Fortune Factory Studios, exclusively for the Isle of Man software company, the jungle themed slot will take players on a new adventure for bigger rewards.
Inspiration will be taken from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ renowned adventure novels as per the previous Tarzan release back in 2016, only the design with the upcoming slot will be designed from scratch to ensure a unique look and feel. Naturally, the new video slot will feature Tarzan prominently throughout, with captivating animations, immersive gameplay and bountiful bonuses.
“Our extended deal with Microgaming will see the creation and launch of a new Tarzan game, which we are confident will build on the character’s successful first outing with the renowned supplier. We look forward to working with Microgaming and are excited to see the game come to fruition.” – James Sullos. President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
“We are excited to extend our brand partnership with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. to create the next iteration of Tarzan, a timeless character and brand with worldwide appeal. The upcoming game from Fortune Factory Studios will be one of several new branded slots to launch on Microgaming’s platform this year as we continue to diversify, extend and refresh our content offering.” – Jean-Luc Ferriere, Chief Commercial Officer at Microgaming
New Major Casino Software Agreement
Microgaming revealed on January 30th, the signing of a new major software agreement with GVC Holdings PLC, the global sports betting and gaming group. Over the course of the year, Microgaming content will go live across a series of GVC’s major online gaming brands, Coral, Gala Bingo, Gala Casino, Ladbrokes and BetDaq to name a few. This new agreement follows the penned deal which was made back in 2017 between the two major firms – Microgaming content was then made available through GVC’s bwin, party casino and party poker sites in regulated markets (Spain, Italy, Belgium and the UK).
GVC customers will soon be able to access their extensive portfolio, including the likes of Mega Moolah, Thunderstruck II, Jurassic World and Lara Croft.
“Home to an extensive portfolio of leading brands, GVC are a key partner for Microgaming. Both Microgaming and GVC strive to provide the market with immersive, entertainment-driven experiences, and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship with them.” – Andrew Clucas, Chief Operating Officer at Microgaming.
“As players’ expectations are continuously evolving, it is imperative we continue to keep up with their demands and what better way to do so than partnering with Microgaming. Microgaming’s immense experience, reputation and performance in delivering quality and innovative content is second-to-none, and we look forward to taking their portfolio of market-leading games live across our brands over the next few months to deliver a world class-experience to our players.” – Obdulio Bacarese, Director of Commercial Management at GVC