With the holiday season upon us, new Christmas slots are a perfect subject for writers like myself. But the topic of today isn’t exactly what you might expect. Despite having a tangential theme, Microgaming has announced the release date for its Life of Riches slots on Christmas Day.
I suppose it makes sense though, if you think about it. Microgaming is delivering this new reel spinner, filled with all of life’s most opulent luxuries, to the online casino community as a Christmas gift of sorts.
Personal jet planes, exorbitant yachts, custom sports cars and elaborate vacations around the world – it’s a first class experience of the finest things in life. It could even net you a single-spin payout of up to $120,000. What more could you ask for in a new Christmas slots?
We don’t know too much about the more intricate details of this Microgaming slot yet. The official promo video, lasting just 1:28, teases a lot of information, but knowing Microgaming as well as I do, it’s easy enough to predict some of the extra features we can expect to find embedded in the game. All will be formally revealed once it hits Microgaming casinos on December 25, 2016 for desktop (Mac and Windows PC), and mobile and tablet devices (Android and iOS).
Life of Riches Slots for Christmas
Life of Riches is a 5 reel, 30 payline game with a minimum bet size of $0.01, so players can spin the reels with all lines active for as little at $0.30. I’d guess the max bet is somewhere between $2 and $5 per line, ($60 and $150 with all lines paid).
The imagery includes everything you’d expect a multi millionaire to enjoy, from yachts, jets and sports cars, to a toss of the dice at the casino craps table. I have to admire the Microgaming team’s creativity in designing the low-end symbols here, too. Instead of the all-too-common playing card values, they used beautiful women welcoming the player to their luxury objects, such as a flight attendant inviting you onto your personal jet, a lovely brunette driving your fancy red car, or a gorgeous gal in a bikini to toast cocktails with while adrift on the ocean.
The Life of Riches logo is the Wild, and according to the promo teaser, they show up in brow-raising abundance. I seriously doubt that, but it does seem to be the game’s highest paying symbol, awarding the max prize of $120,000 for 5 on a line.
The Scatter is represented by a jet plane flying high over the ocean, and you’ll want to see as many of those as possible this Christmas. The slots reels will deliver 10 or more free spins each time you spread at least three of these symbols anywhere across the grid in a single. During the Free Spins feature, all prizes are boosted with 2x, 3x or 4x multipliers.
Overall, Microgaming’s new Life of Riches slots for Christmas seems to be one of their more simplistic games. There is no hint of extra bonus rounds or specialized free spins features (expanding wilds, cascading reels, etc). It’s a straight-forward, 5 reel, 30 payline slot with wilds and multiplied free spins. No complications, no confusions – just a fun way to day-dream as you play the slots this Christmas.