The best motoring-themed slots from Microgaming

The best motoring-themed slots from Microgaming

Transport in all its forms is another popular source of inspiration for slot game makers. It's easy to see why this is always a good choice, with our fascination with the workings of different forms of transport and our thirst to see more of the world.

As such, it is perhaps unsurprising to note that there have been several different slot games created that celebrate, in a variety of forms, different modes of transport. Outlined below are some of the best Microgaming slot games that contain or are about different ways to gad about the globe.

So whether its planes, trains or automobiles, let's take a look at nine terrific transportation slots that you could see you drive away with a sizeable win.

  1. Jackpot Express
  • Reels - 3
  • Paylines - 5
  • Min Bet - 1.25
  • Max Bet - 25
  • Free Spins - No

Jackpot Express is based on the old fashioned steam trains that are still very much loved by train enthusiasts and romanticists to the modern day. Forget your electric powered super-trains, these are the old ladies of the line and they are the inspiration behind this simple retro slot from Microgaming.

There's just three reels and five pay lines in play and there are just three types of symbol on the reels, the single bar, double bar and treble bar are the lower value symbols, and these pay if you land three of the same together, but also a smaller amount of any three bars on a pay line.

The lucky 7 is the next symbol and this too offers smaller rewards but when you land the wood truck symbol that you can land some sizeable wins. Three across a line offers you at least a 1,000 pay out, increasing by 500 coins across the first four pay lines and if you land it on the fifth pay line, then that jackpot win grows still further to 5,000 coins.

  1. Good To Go
  • Reels - 5
  • Paylines - 20
  • Min Bet - 0.01
  • Max Bet - 90
  • Free Spins - Yes

The high-octane world of motor racing is the inspiration behind Microgaming's Good to Go slot as this five reel, 20 selectable lines slot draws inspiration from the race game. The slot features an unusually high number of playing card low symbols (from 7 through to the Ace) and these offer smaller wins from 6 coins up to 500 coins.

Higher value wins are available with the different motor racing themed symbols from 40 coins up to 2,500 coins for five of the racing car symbols on the reels. The top prize is for five of the pit girl Wilds, which not only serves as a substitute for standard symbols, but offers a top jackpot of 5,000 coins for five across a line.

Three Free Spins are triggered on any Scatter win and the Scatters are held on the reels, allowing you to trigger more Free Spins if you land additional Scatters until you either play through your Free Spins or hit five Scatters when you will play through three final Free Spins to complete the round.

  1. Rock The Boat
  • Reels - 3
  • Paylines - 1
  • Min Bet - 0.50
  • Max Bet - 100
  • Free Spins - No

I love the premise for this slot, which as the name suggests, has a boat as one of its central themes, but you'd never guess who is in charge of this small rowing vessel as it is none other than The King himself, Elvis Presley.

The idea being that Elvis really is alive and well and not living on the moon, or any other strange place but in a lighthouse, which makes perfect sense to me. This is a simple 3-reel retro styled slot that has just the one pay line and you can wager one or two coins of your choice on each spin. Symbols include single, double and treble bar symbols (and you can win with any three of these symbols on a pay line), a guitar symbol (which offers a pay out from just one landing on the reel), the lighthouse and of course Elvis himself.

The King is the highest paying symbol offering 800 coins for a win if you bet one coin and double that, 1,600 coins, if you wager two coins on your spin.

  1. Captain Cash
  • Reels - 3
  • Paylines - 1
  • Min Bet - 1.25
  • Max Bet - 100
  • Free Spins - No

Captain Cash is a slot about a rather fortunate chap who seems to have made a great deal of money in his lifetime as he sups cocktails, chomps cigars and pilots his luxury boat. This is a simple 3-reel game with five pay lines and its set up is almost exactly the same as the Jackpot Express slot we reviewed earlier.

That means we have the three different bar symbols and the Lucky 7 as the lower paying symbols and then we have Captain Cash himself as the higher paying and depending on which of the five pay lines you land him on you can win 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 2,500 or the top prize of 5,000 coins if you land him on the fifth pay line.

Captain Cash also serves as a Wild allowing you to substitute him with the lower value symbols to trigger additional wins.

  1. Flying Ace
  • Reels - 3
  • Paylines - 5
  • Min Bet - 1.25
  • Max Bet - 100
  • Free Spins - No

Flying Ace is a 3-reel retro slot all about those daring chaps who used to "fly the kites" in the second World War. The rather spiffing chap, resplendent in his flying cap and goggles is the key to the bigger value wins on the slot in a game that is set up in a similar fashion to Captain Cash, but which offers slightly different game play and larger jackpots.

The Flying Aces "A" symbol is the lower value symbol offering small value wins for one or two symbols on the reels as well as three. You also have the three different Bar symbols and again, these offer wins for any combination across one of the five pay lines. The sexy lady, who used to be drawn on the side of these flying machines, offers the highest standard win of 300 coins.

However, if you land three of the Captain Wilds on any of the five lines then you win 1,000, 2000, 3,000 and 4,000 coins on each of the first to fourth lines. On the fifth line the prize jumps however to 6,000 coins.

  1. Supe It Up
  • Reels - 5
  • Paylines - 25
  • Min Bet - 25
  • Max Bet - 125
  • Free Spins - Yes

Have you heard of the phrase "pimp my ride"? Well that is what this automobile-themed slot is all about as these standard vehicles have been given all kinds of additional features and items to make them look rather "suped up".

This 5-reel slot has 25 selectable lines and features six playing card low symbols offering lower value wins as well as five different types of "suped up" vehicles which offer you a range of wins from 15 coins up to 2,000 coins.

The Wild symbol not only acts as a substitute but also doubles any win and if you land five Wilds across a line, then you trigger the base game jackpot of 10,000 coins. Three or more Scatters will trigger a generous Free Spins round which sees you win between 20 and 30 Free Spins complete with a huge 6x multiplier, which gives you a chance at a 600,000 coin jackpot prize.

  1. Reel Thunder
  • Reels - 5
  • Paylines - 9
  • Min Bet - 2.25
  • Max Bet - 18
  • Free Spins - No

Reel Thunder is about the American motorcycle gangs that meet regularly to travel the highways and byways of that massive country. This is a 5-reel slot with 9 lines in play (although you can select fewer if you wish) and bets start at 2.25 per spin, which is a little higher than most Microgaming slots and so this is more a game aimed at the medium stakes player.

Symbols on the reels include an array of "on the road" food such as waffles, steak n' eggs, hot dogs and fiery jalopeno peppers and of course, a pint of beer. Higher value symbols include the speedometer, a Cruisin' number plate, the silhouette of a biker and the rear wheel of the bike. The highest value symbol is the road hog and five of these offer a 10,000-coin jackpot.

The Wild can substitute for any standard symbol and three or more Scatter symbols triggers wins of 5, 20 or 50 times your bet depending on how many Scatters landed.

  1. 5 Reel Drive
  • Reels - 5
  • Paylines - 9
  • Min Bet - 2.25
  • Max Bet - 450
  • Free Spins - No

5-Reel Drive shares more than a passing resemblance to the Reel Thunder slot in that it is also about American driving and has the same number of lines in play and reels, as well as the same minimum bet size. Indeed, 5 Reel Drive is essentially just the same slot game with a different livery on.

So you'll find a similar type of symbols with the American food being the lower value symbols and the car items including fluffy dice, a pink Cadillac, a yellow taxi and a big truck all offering higher value wins. The largest win is reserved for the flaming wheel symbol which offers 10,000 coins if you land five across a line.

Scatters are the police car and these award 5x, 20x or 50x your stake as prizes when you land three, four or five of these symbols anywhere across the reels.

If you are a fan of all things American then you'll be happy to know that there is in fact a 5 Reel Drive Mega Moolah theme. That means you can play 5 Reel Drive and still be in it to win the big jackpot!

  1. Racing for Pinks
  • Reels - 5
  • Paylines - 243
  • Min Bet - 0.30
  • Max Bet - 450
  • Free Spins - Yes

Do you remember the scene in Grease where the boys pit Greased Lightning up against another car, with the loser of the race winning the other gang's vehicle as a prize. Well Racing for Pinks is essentially about that practice, with the pinks being the pink ownership papers of the vehicle.

This is a newer 243 Ways to Win, 5-reel slot that packs plenty into the game. The graphics are a cut above most other transport based games and as well as having lots of different symbols on the reels to do with racing cars, the game also features a Bonus Race game where you can win up to 175x your total bet by selecting the winner of a race.

You can also win up to 30 Free Spins with a multiplier of up to 5x the standard win in the game and the fact that the game also has plentiful Wild symbols, plus 243 Ways to Win means that you can earn a few quid while playing it relatively easily.

Microgaming has certainly revved up its production of transport-themed slots with its more recent releases and it is going to be see whether they power on through the gears to keep offering customers a greater choice of hi-speed slot games in future.

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