Microgaming's top TV slot games

Microgaming's top TV slot games

When it comes to capturing the imagination of a new audience, developing a slot that ties in with a very popular TV show is a great way of both celebrating the show and appealing to a whole different demographic of slot players.

Rather than release lots of different TV tie-in slots, Microgaming have been somewhat more circumspect, releasing just a small number of high quality TV-themed games.

In this article, we are going to bring you a little of the key detail about each of these games, as well as some of the details about the key bonus features of each.

Let's begin with a slot that Microgaming made exclusively for one casino and which celebrates one of ITV's most popular Saturday night TV shows of modern times.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

  • Reel - 5x4
  • Lines - 40
  • Min to Max Bet - 0.40 to 60.00
  • Jackpot - 6,000
  • Free Spins - Yes
  • Other Bonus - Yes

ITV's popular Saturday Night TV show has been immortalised in slot form by Microgaming as a 5x4 reel game featuring 40 lines and a jackpot of 6,000 coins.

The slot features Stacked Wilds in the base game and Free Spins and of course, many of the key segments of the TV show make an appearance in the game too across its five different bonus features and like the TV show, the main bonus you want to unlock is the Win the Ads bonus.

Once you unlock this with three or more Number Grid Scatters, you come across a board game and as you move around the board you can increase the value of all or half of the cash prizes on the board, or you can also trigger one of four bonus games.

These bonuses include the Get Out of Me Ear Free Spins, End of Show Bonus, Best Bits Bonus and the Ant V Dec Free Spins. It is a medium variance slot which best rewards players who take a longer term approach to their gaming.

Battlestar Galactica

  • Reel - 5x3
  • Lines - 243 ways to win
  • Min to Max Bet - 0.30 to 300
  • Jackpot - 7,500
  • Free Spins - Yes
  • Other Bonus - Yes

Although the original Battlestar Galactica was a film, this is based on the TV show remake a few years later that starred Edward James Olmos as Commander Adama. This is a 5x3 reel slot that offers 243-ways to win on each spin and spins start at just 0.30 per spin.

The game features three different modes, Normal, Run and Fight. Each mode sees a number of different bonus features open to you including wins paying both ways across the reels, three different Free Spins games, one for each of the different modes and a number of other bonuses involving stacked symbols or enhanced Wilds or cash bonuses.

In the Normal Mode, the Ion Storm feature can trigger at any point and turn up to all five reels Wild, which can lead to some huge wins in the game. One nice touch of the slot is the ranking feature which will see you climb through the ranks and as you do, you will be able to view more Battlestar Galactica video content from the TV series.

Bullseye

  • Reel - 5x3
  • Lines - 243 ways to win
  • Min to Max Bet - 0.30 to 15.00
  • Jackpot - 400
  • Free Spins - Yes
  • Other Bonus - Yes

Presented by the late Jim Bowen, Bullseye was Sunday evening darts entertainment at its finest. Part darts, part quiz-show, the show ran for many years and its iconic theme is instantly recognisable and it is good to see that it is included in the game as you play along.

The slot is a 5x3 reel 243-ways to win. Game that can be played from 0.30 up to 15.00 per spin. The jackpot is only a relatively small 400 coins, but it does come with some entertaining features including the Bully's Prize Board bonus which sees you throw five darts at the board to win a cash prize of up to 75 times your stake.

Three Free Spins scatters triggers a 15 Free Spins bonus with a 2x multiplier on all wins. This can be re-triggered one more time meaning you could end up with 30 Free Spins and you could win a massive 8,100 times your stake during this bonus feature.

Like the TV show, the Bullseye slot is simple, fun and features many classic moments that are instantly recognisable from the TV show. Great fun if you like to wallow in a bit of 1980s nostalgia while playing the slots.

Game of Thrones

  • Reel - 5x3
  • Lines - 15 lines or 243 Ways to win
  • Min to Max Bet - 0.15 to 3.00 or 0.30 to 6.00
  • Jackpot - 1,500
  • Free Spins - Yes
  • Other Bonus - Yes

You have a choice of games to play for the Game of Throne slot, you can play a 15-line game (0.15 bet), or a 243-ways to win (0.30 min bet) but whatever your choice, the game is essentially the same in terms of how it looks plays and the bonuses that you can unlock.

That is a good thing as the Game of Thrones slot is one of the most enjoyable Microgaming releases of modern years. Based on the smash hit TV show the famous Game of Thrones theme music plays as you spin through the reels so you feel as if you are actually sat on the Iron Throne itself.

The four main houses of Westeros (Baratheon, Stark, Lannister and Targaryen) are all represented in the game and you can select which one to align yourself with each time you trigger the Free Spins bonus game. Each house offers a selection of Free Spins and a multiplier bonus. The more free spins you select, the smaller the bonus, so pick your alliances wisely!

Whatever Free Spins bonus you select from the four, their Sigil will also be stacked between three and six symbols high.

The Scatter Bonus triggers when you land two of the Dragon Egg scatters on the reels and this awards you a random cash prize of a multiple of your total bet.

The game itself is very simple to play but within its simplicity lies a game that can land you some massive wins, especially if you take the smaller Free Spins number and the 5x multiplier on offer with Baratheon Free Spins.

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

  • Reel - 5x3
  • Lines - 30
  • Min to Max Bet - 0.30 to 300
  • Jackpot - 7,500
  • Free Spins - Yes
  • Other Bonus - Yes

Ant and Dec return in another Microgaming slot based on the hit ITV television series, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, where a bunch of celebrities head off into the Australian bush to be subjected to all sorts of various tests of nerve, character and mettle in order to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.

This is a popular 30-line slot with five reels and four different bonus features. These include the Critter Chaos feature, where a snake can slide down the reel randomly and award five spins, any Wilds hit on this spin and subsequent Free Spins will remain in place until the bonus ends.

Other bonus rounds are the Kiosk Keith Free Spins round (10 Free Spins with a cash award of from 3x to 100x your stake) the Bushtucker Trial Bonus which could see you pocket up to 450x your stake and the Letters from Home Bonus which gives you a chance to win cash prizes as well as the Treats for the Camp Bonus which can see you land even more wins.

This is a massively popular slot, partly due to the success of the TV show but also due to the wide variety of bonus features you can activate from within the game.

Playboy

  • Reel - 5x3
  • Lines - 243 Ways to win
  • Min to Max Bet - 0.30 to 300
  • Jackpot - 7,500
  • Free Spins - Yes
  • Other Bonus - Yes

Not so much a TV show but more a TV station and cultural phenomenon, Playboy may well be one of the "adult" themed slots in Microgaming's portfolio, but this is a game that has been tastefully and imaginatively designed to ensure that the focus remains on the slot.

Based on the famous men's magazine created by Hugh Hefner in the 1950s, Playboy has now become a global phenomenon and a brand name in itself. The slot is a 243 ways to win game with a 5x3 reel set that features a jackpot of 7,500 coins.

The way to access a greater chance of a bigger value win is to gain access to the Playboy Club by landing three or more of the Magazine symbols anywhere on the reels. There are a total of four bonus features which you progress through one-by-one. Once you play one feature five times, the next feature is unlocked. Each features is named after one of four Playboy bunnies:- Kimi, Sofia, Ashley and Jillian.

Each feature has its own associated bonuses, for example, the Ashley Bonus feature sees you receive 20 Free Spins with the Rolling Reels feature and a multiplier trail which can increase up to 5x the standard win.

The bigger wins are possible in the Jillian Bonus feature however as this can turn up to five of the reels Wild on each spin and this can in turn see the player land some of the biggest payouts in the game.

The Playboy slot has now been joined in the stable by the new Playboy Gold slot, a 6-reel 10-row slot with 100 pay lines playable from 0.50 up to 500 per spin on all devices. This new and updated slot features some incredible new features including seven different bonus games to work your way through.

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