Microgaming Branded Online Slots

October 23, 2014

Branded slot games are those based on well-known brands that could be blockbuster movies, hit television serials or popular video games. They are developed under a licensing agreement with the brand owner and feature audio and video content from the brand. Microgaming was the first online casino software provider to introduce branded slot games in the industry.

In 2005 Microgaming launched Tomb Raider slot, which was developed in conjunction with the video game manufacturer Eidos Interactive. It features Lara Croft the sexy adventuress. The slot game incorporates high quality action from the video game Tomb Raider and was an instant success. This was followed by the Hitman branded slot game in 2007. It features the deadly assassin Agent 47 from the stealth game series. Hitman offers three action packed bonus games based on the assassin theme. The sequel to Tomb Raider, Secret of the Sword was released in 2008. This branded slot has stunning video animation that takes the action to a higher level. This slot game is immensely popular because of the Global Adventure bonus game. You are taken to different locations in the world where you collect fragments of the sword. If you succeed in collecting all the fragments and assembling the sword then you are in for huge bonus payout.

Then Microgaming stayed away from branded slots for a while. It did launch Hellboy, a Dark Horse comics brand. Though this video slot has excellent graphics and game features it has not become as popular as the other Microgaming branded slots. Microgaming returned to branded slots with one of the most iconic brands Lord of the Rings. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the brand owner and Microgaming had to withdraw this video slot.

But since then Microgaming is tying up with extremely popular brands and raising the ante for branded slots. There are two video slots based on the Batman movies from Warner Brothers. These are The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. The former is networked to the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot. Then Microgaming achieved a coup of sorts when it tied up with Playboy, arguably the most recognized brand of all time. The Playboy slot combines the sexuality and elegant lifestyle promoted by the brand. The different Playboy bunnies offer their own free spins with attractive features. Two recent branded slots launched by Microgaming are Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. Both are based on highly successful Hollywood films. The next branded slot release from Microgaming is expected to be Game of Thrones based on the television series.

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