If you are a profit-oriented player looking to make the most out of your online gambling time, it is safe to assume that you are already familiar with a little something called RTP, or a theoretical return to player percentage. For most of us, the percentage of wager that the slot machine pays back is an extremely important factor that pretty much decides if we will even consider playing, regardless of how well an online slot is designed. Ideally, the search for the highest RTP will not force you to compromise on other elements of the slot and a golden mean between bonus features, great visuals and the payout percentage can be found. As one of the top software developers, Microgaming has an array of video slots that meet different players’ needs, including the low house edge, spruced up with interesting themes and bonus features.
A naughty little slot, Playboy is every man’s dream come true, depicting a lavish lifestyle with beautiful women by your side. With 303,750 coins as the maximum payout, the slot offers 4 different bonuses, each represented by a sexy playmate:
Provocative Kimi will award 10 extra spins and increase winnings by x5;
Free spirited Sofia unlocks 15 spins and introduces Running Wild Feature, where the Stack of Wild icons will grow an extra symbol after every spin;
The girl next door Ashley triggers 20 Free Spins with Rolling Reels that will multiply consecutive winnings by x2, x3, x4 and x5.
Sophisticated Jilian stirs things up with 25 Free Spins and a Wild Night Feature that can turn all 5 reels wild.
A different kind of sexy, Hot Ink is an edgier slot with more ways to win – 1024 to be precise. Every spin offers a chance to go for the Respin reel feature and get a new opportunity of landing a win. The catch here is that the Respins are not awarded. The option is more of a unique Gamble feature, where the player will need to pay for the privilege of re-spinning and completing a combination.
The Max Win is 122, 500 coins or 100,000 coins during the Free Spins bonus, which is unlocked by the Two Fish symbols. All the wins during the Free Spins will be doubled and the feature can be re-activated if new triggering icons land on the reels. The slot logo in a formation of 3, 4 and 5 will initiate the additional Tattoo bonus feature, where the player needs to complete a certain tattoo combination in order to win 10 extra spins.
In terms of structure, this slot is similar to Hot Ink as it provides the same Respin option, but with only 243 win ways. The Respin can be used when the player is on the brink of forming a payable combination; should that happen, any of the five reels can be set in motion again (at a cost) for an extra chance of completing the combo and getting a full payout.
Visually, the slot is very well executed, featuring Asian Wild life representatives as the main symbols. Payout can reach 60,000 coins thanks to the re-triggerable Free Spins which triple all the winnings. Respin feature is not allowed during the Free Spins mode and it will remain disabled until the round completes.
With a clear reference to Arabian Nights stories, Microgaming introduces the Arabian Princes as the game’s Wild and the Rose symbol as a Scatter icon that unlocks Gold Coin Bonus. The bonus round has 3 different levels.
The first level, Pick Me, determines how many picks the player will have in the second stage of the game, Coin Pick. Here, each of the gold coins hides a multiplier or an additional Wild symbol, which will further unlock Free Spins, the final phase of the Bonus game. The highest payout for a single combination of 5 Scatter symbols can reach 800 coins, with the betting range of $0.40 to $4.00.
Celebrating laziness in its finest form, this slot channels our inner Couch Potato with a relatable character of Couch Potato Wild. This symbol will not only replace all other icons to form a winning combination, it will also multiply the winning by either x5 or x25 – if one or two Wilds are a part of the combination. The same symbol can form its own combo which comes with a different payout table but without a multiplying ability.
Having only 3 reels and 3 paylines that can be activated one at a time, Couch Potato is a very simplified version of what an average, new generation player is used to. It will however appeal to the players who like retro slot machines with higher RTP percentages, as it offers 15,000 coins win on a single spin, with $15 max bet and coin value of $0.05 to $5.00.
The first Microgaming slot that introduced the unique Reel Respin Feature, Retro Reels: Extreme Heat is clearly inspired by the traditional Fruit Machines. The symbols include 7s, Lemons, Bells and Cherries and can generate payouts even for the mixed icon combinations – in other words, the player will not always need to land the matching icons for a payout. Mixed Combos such as 7s, 77s and 777s will also be eligible for payouts.
At least 3 Free Spins icons will start the Flaming Free Spin Bonus that unlocks up to extra 20 spins. All the wins during the awarded session will be doubled and more spins will be added if new Free Spins icons land on the reels. The paylines and the number of coins per line can be adjusted manually or through the Bet Max option. By increasing the coin value to $0.25 and playing on all 30 lines, the player wagers $112.5, which is the slot’s upper limit. The minimum stake is as low as $0.01 which makes Couch Potato a great option for both the players who are afraid of high stakes and those who like a bit of risk in their gameplay.