Microgaming are the kings of online slots. They have been in the online casino industry longer than any other rivals, and have developed over 500 quality slot machine games over the years. Some of their game are simple classic slot machines, others are comprehensive video slots, and some of their progressive jackpot slots are worth millions of pounds. In all that time, they have developed some really phenomenal games. Is it possible to come up with a list of the best 5 Microgaming developed online slots, then? With so many titles to choose from, it is hard work. Nonetheless, we have decided to give it a go. Many players may disagree with our selection (and that is fine, everybody has their own favourites), but in all of our years of playing Microgaming slots, these are the ones which stand out for us.
If you were to think of a Microgaming slot machine off the top of your head, there is a good chance that one of your thoughts might include Thunderstruck II. The sequel to Microgaming’s simple but fun loving Thunderstruck slot, this Norse mythology themed game was one of their first 243 ways to win titles, and is still hugely popular today many years after its release (2010). Indeed, there is even talk of a third game being released in the series. For now, this sequel reigns supreme.
Thunderstruck II contains a number of nifty features, including a free spins bonus which gets better every time you trigger the feature. Known as the Great Hall of Spins, you can pocket multipliers, rolling reels, random wilds and so much more with this bonus. The slot contains a non-progressive jackpot worth 1,000x your total bet, and offers up a Wildstorm feature which can see up to 5 reels turn wild at any one time.
Immortal Romance was released a year after Thunderstruck II, but is very much in the same vein as the aforementioned slot, especially when it comes to its features. This is a vampire themed slot machine game, and remains one of the best you can find in the online casino world. The popularity of Immortal Romance ensures that it can be found in virtually all casinos which offer Microgaming software.
This slot offers up 243 paylines, has a 60,000-coin non-progressive jackpot, and contains the same free spins structure as Thunderstruck II – although it is known as the Chamber of Spins in this slot. Features include vampire bat multipliers, rolling reels, and random wilds. The is particularly famed for its above average payouts, even today.
Jurassic Park is a fine example of how Microgaming can take a big Hollywood license, and turn it into a phenomenal game. Released just prior to the launch of the fourth Jurassic Park movie (Jurassic World), this slot is all about the first film in the series, and features the dinosaurs, and characters from said film. It has awesome graphics and videos, as well as some features which were at the time very new for Microgaming.
Some of those features in this 243 ways to win slot include a T-Rex Alert bonus, which can last for 6 spins and see stacked wilds appearing on the reels. In fact, as many as 35 wilds can appear on the reels during this bonus. There is also a typical free spins bonus round in this slot, too, and it can offer you the chance to bag additional free games, multiplier wilds, mystery multipliers, random wilds, stack nudges, winning wilds, and re-spins. The more times you trigger this bonus, the better the feature gets. After triggering it 25 times, you can even choose which features you wish to have in Jurassic Park’s bonus round.
There has been a sequel to this Arthurian themed slot, and it has far more features than the original. However, the sequel just hasn’t attained the popularity of this first game, largely because it is too fiddly. The original Avalon slot was released in 2006, and features just 20 paylines across its 5 reels. The graphics are well-worn by now, but that doesn’t stop the slot being a treat to play.
Avalon offers up a non-progressive jackpot, which is worth as much as 3,000x your total bet, and to be fair it does cost a bit to play. The Lady in the Lake free spins bonus can see you win up to 12 free games with 7x multipliers, and wilds are especially prevalent in this feature. The slot also contains two wild symbols, so your chances of bagging a decent win are massive, even today.
Other top Microgaming slots
Of course, Microgaming has developed many more gems over the years, such as The Dark Knight slot, until it was recently discontinued (otherwise it would certainly have held a spot on this list). But they just don’t knock these 5 off the top list for us. For other solid Microgaming slots, one may wish to try Terminator 2, Girls with Guns, Agent Jane Blonde, Hitman, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, any of the Untamed slots, Break da Bank Again, or their new Titans of the Sun series.