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Microgaming Online Casino Video Slot Review: Tomb Raider

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

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One of Microgaming Software’s most popular online casino slots to date is the Tomb Raider video slot. If that name sounds familiar, screen shots of the game and corresponding reel symbols will look even more familiar, for Microgaming’s “Tomb Raider” is exclusively licensed to be themed on the popular Tomb Raider video games, which in turn, was themed after the popular box office hit, feature film starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.

As the video game goes, Tomb Raider follows the adventures of Lara Croft as she risks her life and precious, beautiful limbs trying to search for the elusive “idol”. To get an idea of the entertainment and action that accompanies game play, as well as the super hotness of Lara herself, there is an engaging opening movie trailer that can be viewed after downloading “Tomb Raider” at any Microgaming online casino.

The structure of “Tomb Raider” online video slot is five reels and fifteen paylines – your average sized video bonus slot. The stakes range is wide, allowing bets for as little as a penny and awarding up to 75,000 coins on a nine-coin wager. The most unique thing about this game is the bonus round, which is unique in the sense that it was the first online casino slot to award players bonus entry with a free spins feature.

tombraider02A wild symbol (Tomb Raider logo), Scatter Symbol (Lara Croft herself) and the elusive “Idol” symbol are your best friends on this game, for five wilds will hit the big jackpot payout, three or more Lara Croft’s activate the free spins feature with 3x winnings and three or more “Idol’s” get you into the bonus round, aka, the tomb.

In addition to the 10 free spins with triple payouts on three or more scatter symbols, initial winnings are increased with two or more Lara Croft symbol combos. Therefore, 2 Lara Croft’s pays double winnings, 3 Lara Croft’s pay 4x winnings, and five Lara Croft’s pays a massive 400x on the initial win. As for the Tomb Bonus Round, anywhere from three to five “idols” are to be chosen, paying out from $36 to $2,500 each.

As you can see, the payouts on “Tomb Raider” video slots are just as enticing as the theme of the game. Be sure to read over the full payout table and familiarize yourself with the symbols, paylines and winning combos before gambling with real stakes.

Cash Splash Video Slot Pays Big at Microgaming Online Casino

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Cash Splash Progressive Video Slot Pays $108,000

Cash Splash Progressive Video Slot Pays $108,000 - Play Cash Splash at Microgaming Online Casinos

Yesterday turned out to be an early Christmas for one lucky player spinning the reels on Microgaming Software’s “Cash Splash” progressive video slot. Breaking for $108,577, the jackpot win has, thus far, been the largest all week across the boards at leading online casino software developers. Following Rival Gaming’s “Money Magic” bust, which paid out over $85,000 to a U.S. player over the weekend, “Cash Splash” first churned out a $71,904 jackpot on Monday, only to be followed the very next day by the $108K payout.

Obviously, “Cash Splash” has been accruing a large sum in order to be hitting numbers consecutively like this. And indeed, being part of Microgaming’s massive jackpot network, not to mention the popularity of the game itself, “Cash Splash” consistently accumulates jackpots in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Currently – just a day after the $108,577 jackpot win – “Cash Splash” is about reach the $166,000 mark.

That doesn’t necessarily mean “Cash Splash” is bound to hit again tomorrow, although that could very well happen. 🙂 Being a progressive jackpot game, or for that matter – a slot machine – there simply is no telling when a big payoff will come. Granted, when a progressive jackpot busts and is reset to the default value, players tend to wager less on that particular jackpot. The general sentiment is that the smaller the jackpot, the less “worth” that game is to players who are looking for a big online slot jackpots. In other words, unless the jackpot has reached a value deemed “worthy” of having a go, jackpot hunters will generally shy away.

On the other hand, the larger the jackpot, the sooner it will pay off handsomely, i.e., the max jackpot will be hit, which in the case of the more popular games oftentimes is in the millions of dollars. Consequently, progressive jackpot online casino games tend to have an exponential snowball component to their structure – the larger they get, the larger they get in a shorter amount of time due to an increase in play.

In the case of “Cash Splash”, the fact that two big jackpots paid off in two consecutive days, shows that the world of online gambling is never 100% predictable. While there is a certain degree of predictability for the most part, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that unless you’re in the game, you can’t win. Not to throw the “pressure card” at you or anything, if you’ve never gambled at the online casino before, don’t be afraid to give it a go. Even if you try it out just once, there’s a chance you might become the next online millionaire.

If you are totally intrigued about Cash Splash (and why wouldn’t you after reading such a vivacious blog post, right? 🙂 ), here’s more about Microgaming’s Cash Splash video slot:

Cash Splash is a five reel, fifteen payline game with a fixed coin denomination of $.20. Up to fifteen coins can be bet per payline, making the maximum wager $45 per spin. In order to be eligible for the max jackpot, every payline must be wagered upon. However, only one coin per payline is required, thus making the minimum jackpot-eligible wager $3 per spin. The maximum regular payout is 6,000 coins, with multiplied winnings going into effect when the blue scatter symbol shows up anywhere on the reels. The “Cash Splash” wild symbol does not substitute for the blue scatter symbol, but it does for all other winning combinations.