Some of our top picks from Microgaming's portfolio of older slot games

Microgaming have been around for a long time and over those years they have released hundreds of different slot games. Of course, their output continues to grow with new releases added almost every month to the company's impressive catalogue of games, but there are a number of older titles that still attract plenty of players week in, week out.

In this article, we are going to take a look at such games, examining a little information about them before we take a look at the possible reasons why they remain so popular with players at many of the Microgaming casinos you will find at

We're going to begin with a bona fide classic slot that has stood the test of time and which continues to be one of Microgaming's most popular slot played every month even to this very day.


  • Minimum Bet - 0.30
  • Maximum Bet - 75.00
  • Jackpot - 2,400,000 coins

Although preceded by the Thunderstruck slot, I like many other Microgaming slots players, feel that the sequel is by far the better machine. That is because this incredible slot is absolutely packed with features and offers an incredible jackpot of 2.4 million coins. The game is based on Norse legends and many of the gods including Loki, Thor and Odin are present on the reels. Triggering Free Spins takes you into the Great Hall of Spins where you can unlock the multiple-level Free Spins bonuses to allow you to progress through each of the bonuses in sequence offering you a chance at the massive wins available on the slot. This slot is a true Microgaming classic and should be among the first you play when signing up at any Microgaming casino.


  • Minimum Bet - 0.01
  • Maximum Bet - 200.00
  • Jackpot - 3,000 coins

Another classic from Microgaming is the hugely popular Avalon slot (which has a sequel itself in Avalon II, but for me the original just about eclipses its sequel). Based on Arthurian legend, the game features up to 20 lines in play and 5 reels. You can wager up to 10 coins per line and bets can range from 0.01 up to 200 per spin. Ideal for all players. The jackpot is a small 3,000 coins but it is the playability of the slot, its regular pays and its great bonus games with up to 12 Free Spins available and a 7x multiplier which really makes this one of the best Microgaming slots to play and a perfect introduction before you try the big brother Avalon II slot.

Break Da Bank

  • Minimum Bet - 0.20
  • Maximum Bet - 1.00
  • Jackpot - 2,400 coins

Break Da Bank Again has been one of the most popularly played slots from Microgaming in recent times and it is only right that we pay tribute to the original slot that spawned the newer game. Break Da Bank may be a little older than its sequel, but it is equally as playable and still offers some fantastic value wins. This is a 3-reel slot which features up to five lines in play with each line costing 0.20 to spin. That gives you a bet range of 0.20 to 1.00, which is ideal for lower stakes players. Landing the Break Da Bank logo on any of the five pay lines will pay between 1,000 and 2,400 coins and these are the only ways to win the really big amounts. This is a simple, retro-styled slot that offers genuinely compelling game play at a superb price.


  • Minimum Bet - 0.01
  • Maximum Bet - 50.00
  • Jackpot - 2,000 coins

Have you seen the proliferation of TV shows about chefs and restaurants? You cannot turn a channel over nowadays without seeing some celebrity chef grinning back at you and explaining what Chinese 5 Spices and Cumin are. Well Harveys the slot is a game based on fine dining at a plush restaurant, so if you enjoy these types of shows, well you'll be in hog-heaven at Harveys. It's a five-reel slot with up to 25 lines on play per spin. Spins start very cheaply and the higher value symbols all relate to the fine dining you would expect at a classy establishment such as Harveys. Despite the smaller jackpot, the relatively frequent wins on this slot make it a popular one with players, especially those that can hit the 30 Free Spins in the bonus round, complete with a 25x multiplier.

Fantastic 7s

  • Minimum Bet - 1.00
  • Maximum Bet - 3.00
  • Jackpot - 12,500 coins

Retro-styled slots remain hugely popular with Microgaming customers, particularly those that can remember cutting their eye-teeth on such slots many years ago. Of course, things have moved on greatly since then but slots like Fantastic 7s allow players the chance to revisit these older style games, but with some great new additions including a fantastic 12,500 coin jackpot. This is a 3-line slot which allows you to bet 1, 2 or 3 coins per spin and where the highest prizes are handed out by the 7s. Retro fans will also love the return of the Cherry and the Bars on the slots, with a single Cherry offering the lowest pay out.

Bars and Stripes

  • Minimum Bet - 0.01
  • Maximum Bet - 250.00
  • Jackpot - 50,000 coins

If you love all things Americana then you will absolutely love the Bars and Stripes slot. Complete with sound effects as if you are playing in one of Las Vegas famous Casinos, Bars and Stripes celebrates all things American, from Turkey on Thanksgiving, to Oreo cookies, pints of bear, American Football, Hot Dogs, Mom's Apple Pie and of course, the great bald eagle. There's no free spins available on the slot but this means that all the big wins, including another win of 37,500 coins, is available on every spin of the game. This has everything that a fun, enjoyable and playable slot should have all on a great theme too.

Age of Discovery

  • Minimum Bet - 0.01
  • Maximum Bet - 250.00
  • Jackpot - 60,000 coins

This slot, although an older release, is still one of the most popularly played slots Microgaming have to offer. Based on the time when the New World had just been discovered and many brave adventurers were heading west to see what bounteous riches lay within, this 5-reel, 25-line slot doesn't look dated compared to some of the games released around the same time. With a decent sized jackpot that can be triggered from within the base game and a bonus game feature offering up to 32,250 coins, it is easy to see why this remains a very popular slot with Microgamiing customers.

Fruit Salad

  • Minimum Bet - 0.25
  • Maximum Bet - 15.00
  • Jackpot - 5,000 coins

If you love brightly coloured slots that have a retro style, but with a nice little twist on the game-play when it comes to landing the jackpot then the Fruit Salad slot will tick all the right boxes. This 3-reel game boasts just 3 lines in play and a relatively small number of symbols. There are one, two and three bar symbols and you can also land a smaller win for landing any of these bars together across one of the lines. The higher value symbols are the orange and pomegranate which offer 150 coin and 300 coin wins respectively. However land the Fruit Salad bowl Wild across the reels and you can get wins ranging from 1,500 coins if hit on line one, up to 5,000 coins if landed on the third line.

Lady in Red

  • Minimum Bet - 0.01
  • Maximum Bet - 125.00
  • Jackpot - 375,000 coins

Do you remember the awful Chris De Burgh song that stayed at number one in the charts? Well fortunately, this slot from Microgaming is nothing to do with that, but instead celebrates the gorgeous Lady in Red who sings in a jazz club. This is a very simple but enjoyable slot to play which boasts medium variance and up to 25 selectable lines in play on each spin.There's a Free Spins bonus game which offers up to 25 Free Spins and with a jackpot of up to 375,000 coins to be won, this is one songstress whose voice could lead you to a fortune.

All of these games are available to play right now at any number of casinos you can join from, so why not sign up today and see if any of these ten outstanding slots can lead you to landing a big win of your own?

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