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New Microgaming Releases Storm out of the Gates

Microgaming, the online gaming giant, announced in May new high-octane games to get the adrenaline going in roulette, slot and video poker players.

The first of four games, out of the 60 planned to be released in 2006, is a totally new version of the company’s well-established European Roulette Gold game, in which new technologies present an easy-to-use, smooth, traditional casino game. Billed as the best in the market, Microgaming developers conducted intensive player research in order to ensure the game achieved an ideal balance of sophisticated ambience with hi-tech efficiency and ease of use. And the test pilots here at GOM certainly agree.

Outstanding graphics showcase the razor-sharp quality and true color reproduction, from the walnut-rimmed table to the wide choice of player controls and assists. Control buttons such as Call Bets, AutoPlay, Redo and Undo are sized and positioned for convenience, together with zoom-in snapshot windows to ensure players remain in the picture and on the numbers.

Using new wheel and ball animation technology, interactive chip selection, animated 3D chip action, precision graphics and crystal-clear ambient sounds, it has an authentic, interactive feel with all the cutting-edge hardware for a realistic experience.

Extending Microgaming’s selection of big, epic-themed games is the new video slot Avalon. The five reel, 20 pay-line game features exquisite illustrations with free spins, mystery multipliers, Scatter and two Wild opportunities, and a Gamble feature where the intrepid can double or quadruple wins on the right selection of suit or color.

The latest in Microgaming’s series of six 100 Play Power Poker VP games, the new Double Joker multi-hand video poker offers new levels of excitement and action in this popular genre where thousands of players have raked in the rewards.

Up to 100 hands of video poker can be played simultaneously with a wide choice of wagers. For the gambler with a good bankroll and a penchant for action, this is the ideal game and it comes on the features-rich Viper software platform with autoplay and a range of player assists.

Finally, Microgaming issued a major thrill warning with the launch of Twister—a five reel, 15 pay-line video slot that’s set to blow players away. With Wild and Scatter symbols, a Free Spin bonus feature with spins within the free spins, together with a double-your-money gamble opportunity with a $10,000 ceiling, it’s easy to see why this is such a hit with slots fans.

This thrill ride has a hilarious airborne trailer-park theme that has everything from pick-up trucks to outhouses and a cast of characters populating the lines, all executed in sharp graphics and backed with easy-to-use player controls.

Twister will keep players on the edge of their seats, with the possibility of substantial rewards: top jackpot in the base game is a cool $75,000, which can be lifted by the Twister to $150,000 with free spins.

“These latest releases further reinforce our commitment to providing players with the best gaming experiences in the widest number of categories,” says Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever. “We are committed to continually improving our existing games, as well as creating totally new gaming experiences and as a result, we’re sure players will respond extremely positively.” For more info, go to
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