It may be a new year, but there was no chance of Microgaming’s aggressive release schedule slowing down and today they have announced the first slot that will be hitting their partner casinos in 2018. This one is a little different to the norm too, as Deco Diamonds has been developed by their own gaming partner, Just For The Win, and will be offered exclusively through the Microgaming platform.
It marks a return to the ever-popular jewels and gems setup that any Microgaming fan will undoubtedly be familiar with already, and that alone should ensure a captive audience when the slot goes live later this month. However, unlike many other slots within the same genre, this one places a particular focus on the feature action, with respins set to be the part of the action that gets most players excited.
Indeed, while we have only read about the game rather than having played it ourselves, we are already getting Starburst vibes from it, and if you are going to bring another game to mind, that is certainly not a bad place to start! While there are only five reels and nine win lines, which is not exactly anything innovative in its own right, the Deco Diamonds wild symbols look set to make all the difference to proceedings, with two, three or four of them in view at the same time triggering respins. The wilds are locked and the respins will play out until either no more Deco Diamonds symbols appear on the board or when the bonus wheel is triggered.
That wheel trigger occurs whenever players manage to land three or more Deco Diamonds symbols on the board at the same time. It leads to the launch of a three-tiered wheel with a top jackpot of 1,000 times the total bet. More triggering symbols will lead to entering the wheel in a higher tier, although it is possible to start from the bottom and work your way up with regular spins.
Tiger Holmgren, Chief Product Officer at Just For The Win, commented: “Just For The Win is excited to offer the quintessential ‘wheels and reels’ video slot wrapped in an Art Deco package. The Deco Diamond experience is designed to target a variety of players who enjoy high volatility gaming. Designing the game this way provides a distinct type of gameplay, different from other JFTW games on offer. We always aim to provide operators and players with a range of experiences.”
From the Microgaming side, Games Publisher David Reynolds added: “Following the success of Lucky Links and Goldwyn’s Fairies, we’re excited to be releasing another exclusive game from Just For The Win. Bringing a classic casino feel with exciting features, we believe it will be a great addition to an operator’s portfolio and players will enjoy the thrill that the high volatility action provides.”
This game being high volatility immediately allows it to stand out in Microgaming’s range, and even if it required Just For The Win to get involved in order for this to come to pass, we can’t really complain too much! We look forward to getting our hands on this slot later this month and will be reporting further. You’ll be able to try it yourself at all of the developer’s leading partner casinos later in January soon, so keep an eye out for it hitting the new releases section at all the top brands!