Thu, Apr 4, 2:02am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Mon, Jun 8, 1:15pm
Microgaming has chosen the base games for all of their pokie tournaments which are available at casinos using their software platform very carefully. They have only used their most popular pokie games and as such this means timeless classics will be found in use on any of their many different daily tournaments.
Below we have listed the current collection of Microgaming tournament pokie games along with an overview of what each of them has to offer by way of the jackpots and payouts plus any bonus games and/or bonus features that respective tournament pokie can award.
If you like the spy themed pokies, then this all time classic is bound to be right up your street. Boasting free spins, wild multipliers and 9 pay lines, Agent Jane Blonde is a firm favourite with players the world over. It should be noted that the jackpot on Agent Jane Blonde is a very tasty 10000 coins, and is awarded when you spin onto any of your active pay lines 5 Agent Jane symbols.
Should you not manage all 5 spinning in from left to right, getting just 2, 3 or 4 will award you with 10 coins, 200 coins and 2000 coins respectively. This symbol is also your wild multiplier, and any win that is completed with this symbol will be doubled.
This game is absolutely huge. With wild multipliers, a whole cast of characters, 4 free spins games, scatters, and a complete story, Immortal Romance will have you entertained for hours. As this is an all ways type pokie, you don’t have win lines as such.
As long as at least 3 matching symbols appear from left to right, you’ve won. The maximum base game win that can be won on Immortal Romance is some 60,000 coins, and this is awarded when you spin in 5 Scatter symbols. Should you complete a win with one of the Wild symbols, which for reference is the game logo, you will see that win doubled.
If you’re on the lookout for some free spins, then keep your eyes peeled for the Scatter symbols, as 3 or more of them appearing anywhere in view will trigger the free games features. Make sure you check out the pay table for the full low down on this brilliant game.
A very recent addition to the growing number of Microgaming tournament pokies is the Sure Win game. When you trigger the free spins bonus round you can pick 12, 16 or 24 free spins on a x4, x3 or x2 multiplier. The game has 25 paylines and a healthy 7,000 coin base game jackpot.
If you like the Tomb Raider series, then you’ll love this one. Spread over 5 reels, this 15 line game comes packed with Free Spins, a Bonus, Wild symbols and a 7500 coin jackpot. To win that jackpot, you simply have to spin in to one of your activated pay lines 5 Tomb Raider symbol, these are also your Wild symbols.
The Tomb Bonus is awarded when 3 or more Relic symbols spin into view and when this happens, you’ll win up to 2500 coins. Should you be a free spins type of player, Tomb Raider does come with 10 free spins, triggered when 3 or more Lara symbols spin in to view, and to make things even better, any wins made during the free games will be tripled as well.
The original Thunderstruck game is one of the most popular ever. With 9 pay lines, free spins, scatter pays and a 10000 coin jackpot, it’s easy to see why Thunderstruck is so popular. If you are aiming for free spins, keep on the lookout for the Ram symbols, for 3 or more of these will activate 15 free spins, when any winnings made a subjected to a x3 multiplier.
Thor is both your jackpot and Wild symbol, and as such you’ll be wanting to see plenty of him, for not only will this symbol stand in for all other symbols except the scatters, it will also double any win it helps to complete, giving you some real chances of winning big.
Thunderstruck II is a must play for anyone wanting more from their online tournament pokies. Boasting 243 ways to win, Wild Multipliers, progressive free spins features, randomly awarded Wild Storm feature and much more, Thunderstruck II has everything. 5 wild symbols are your key to winning the jackpot, and this is set at a modest 1000 coins.
However, as it is a modest jackpot by today’s standards, this also makes it highly volatile, and any of your spins could become that jackpot winning spin. The free games are triggered when 3 or more Bonus War Hammer symbols spin into play. You will be initially awarded 10 free spins, and all wins are multiplied by 5. The more entries to the feature you get, the more features become unlocked.
Hitman could award you one of three different bonus games. One has been known to award a prize big enough that it catapults players to the top of the leader board. That’s the Contract Bonus round. Should this 15 payline, 5 reel pokie be used as the base game on any Microgaming pokie tournament you are taking part in, let’s hope that is the bonus game you are awarded.
If hunky waiters, shots and dancing are your version of a good time, then Ladies Nite is just for you. The Pokie comes with 9 possible pay lines, Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins and a generous 10000 coin jackpot, won when you spin 5 Wild Glitter Ball symbols onto an active pay line.
This wild symbol is also your key to getting some big wins, as any win that is completed with it will also be doubled. If you like the free spins, you’ll be hoping to see 3 or more Waiter Scatter symbols spinning in, as these unlock 15 free spins where all wins made are tripled.
Spring Break will keep you entertained for ages. With its colourful array of reel symbols, free spins, Wild’s, Scatters and that cool 10000 coin jackpot, you’ll be hard pushed to find a 9 pay line game offering more. To win the jackpot, all you have to do is line up, on any win line that’s active, 5 Spring Break logos.
This is also the wild symbol, and any win that it helps to complete will be awarded at twice its initial value. You really do have a good chance of winning big. If you’re lucky enough, and you spin in 3 or more Beach Party scatter symbols, you’ll be awarded with 15 free spins. To make things even better, any win that is made throughout the free spins round will also be tripled.
This Avalon Pokie is one of the best games to play in a tournament format. With its 20 paylines, a jackpot combination could spin in at any moment, and when it does, 3000 coin per coin per line wagered is added to your tournament point score. The bonus game gives you 12 initial free spins, and every winning combination that appears on any activated payline as the free spins play out will be awarded a random multiple which can be as high as x7 that wins normal values.
Deal or No Deal has been adapted to a number of different nationalities, under one name or another. As most Aussies know, the Australian version of the game is called Deal Or Not Deal. We try to list the alternate name for other countries below, when possible.
Following is a list of some of those countries: Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, The United States, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, “The Arab World”, Persia, Malta, Norway, South Africa, Albania (as “Kutia”), Indonesia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Malaysia, Nigeria, Canada, Singapore, Argentina and Peru (as “Trato Hecho”), and Serbia (as “Uzmi ili ostavi”). The game was originally called Miljoenenjacht in its native Holland. The game’s name is the same in Belgium.
In Australia, the game airs on Seven Network. The game was created by Endemol and is presented by Andrew O’Keefe. Walter P. Smyte is the banker, while The Dealettes look lovely opening the briefcases. Marcus Irvine narrated from 2003 to 2011, while John Deeks has narrated from 2012 to the present. The 5-reel, 20 payline machine offers a bonus round, free spins, and an autoplay feature.
The Microgaming poker machine named Wheel of Wealth draws its inspiration from the Wheel of Fortune game show. Like Deal or No Deal, Wheel of Fortune has been copied in many different counties–fifty times, if you count Canada’s English and French language shows as two separate programs. These include Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the Philippines.
The Australian version also is broadcast on Seven Network, and it had a series of hosts over its broadcasting life: Ernie Sigley (1981–1984), John Burgess (1984–1996), Tony Barber (1996), Rob Elliott (1997–2003), Steve Oemcke (2004–2005), and Larry Emdur (2006). A game on Nine Network called Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, hosted by Tim Campbell, aired for a short time.
Of course, the Wheel of Wealth is really a knock-off of the world famous Wheel of Fortune Pokies game, which may be the most famous and successful fruit machine franchise in the history of pokies.
A big reason for that popularity is the fact Wheel of Fortune was an early innovator in the progressive jackpot category. Wheel of Wealth isn’t that ambitious. In fact, the game is a 3 reel, 1 payline fixed jackpot game with a wild symbol, autoplay feature, and 5,000 coin jackpot. One reason the game is well-liked is the multi-player feature on the game. This is a gaming option available on only 11 online pokies which Australians can play on the Internet, so it’s a rare find for gaming entertainment. Only No Worries, Isis, and Wheel of Wealth are available at Microgaming casinos.
A major reason this game is well-liked is its wheel of wealth bonus game. When a free spin icon appears on the third reel and you’ve made the 2-coin bet, you get a free spin for big bonus coins on the Wheel of Wealth. This is a feature common to all games in this line.
We mentioned how Wheel of Wealth is a favourite with punters. We should have mentioned that several games have been released in this series. Free Spirit Wheel of Wealth is another title. This game has wild horses as its theme. Free Spirit has a wild symbol and bonus round, along with a no-download instant play version. The bonus mode is the popular spinning wheel game, where you can win between 20 and 1000 coins in one spin.
Spectacular Wheel of Wealth combines two of Microgaming’s most popular 3-reel pokies. Spectacular is a pokie game about Las Vegas style showgirls. The combination of American glitz and good payouts make it a perennial top choice with punters. This poker machine weds that concept with the wheel of wealth bonus game.
The 3 reel, 1 payline poker machine has a bonus round, instant play, and 5000 coin jackpot. We also should mention a Wheel of Wealth Special Edition exists, for those who haven’t gotten their fill of the bonus game.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire originally was a UK game show developed in 1998. The game has been adapted to 26 different countries worldwide, including the Australian version hosted by Eddie McGuire. Who Wants to Be a Stallionaire is a Microgaming pokie which tips its hat to the similarly named game show. Once again, Microgaming’s poker machine is absurdist in its humour, with a horse in a business suit as the game’s mascot and main character.
The 3 reel, 1 payline pokies has a bonus feature, nudge feature, and hold button. The “hold” lets you save certain advantageous reel alignments, while the “nudge” gives you the ability to move a reel icon one spot to make a winning combination. Best of all, Who Wants to Be a Stallionaire has a 500x multiplier you can activate. Many lesser multipliers are offered, so winning is not an all-or-nothing proposition.
Trick or Treat Pokies are in no way connected to the Trick-or-Treat game show from the United Kingdom, but it’s a good game nevertheless. The 3 reel, 3 line game offers a 4,000 coin jackpot and traditional Halloween artwork. The Trick or Treat game show aired on Channel 4 from 2007 to 2008 and featured people drawing one of two cards: one with a good experience (treat) and one with a bad experience (trick).
Sometimes on the United Kingdom TV show, experiences which were supposed to be positive were quite negative (such as the episode where the lady thought she was killing a kitten), so the show had its entertainment value, if you like the edgy. As you can see, Microgaming has only a handful of game show themed pokies, but this list should provide game show lovers a list of games inspired by the TV genre.