Three animal-themed Microgaming slots well worth some spins!

Exotic Cats, King Tusk and Pollen Party slots

Everyone knows that the Mega Moolah slot is based on an African Safari theme with an assortment of wild animals roaming across the reels. It is perhaps unsurprising, given our love for nature and the natural world, that animals are one of the most popular themes for slot games and they have been the focus of some of the best games Microgaming have produced over the years.]

In this article, we are going to take a look at three other slots from Microgaming that have animals as their central theme, or which play a key part in the fabric of the slot and which offer a change of pace, but just as much fun and enjoyment, as playing the wealth-creating Mega Moolah slot.

So let's begin with a look at one of my personal favourite released from 2018, the 243 Ways to Win Exotic Cats slot.

  1. Exotic Cats

Released in 2018, the Exotic Cats slot is a fabulous-looking game that boasts a jackpot prize of 106,000 coins. The stars of the show are the five different big cats that are the big value symbols on the reels. They are, in ascending order of value, the Cougar, the Leopard, the Panther, the Tiger and finally the Lion.

There are an assortment of other lower value symbols alongside the big cat symbols on the reels including playing card symbols, a paw print and a pretty girl, although these tend to offer only lower value pay outs compared to the big cats.

What is great about this game is that in addition to the standard Wild symbol on the reels, which is also the highest paying symbol when landed across the reels, there is an additional Wild bonus feature to do with each of the five big cat symbols.

Land a Lion symbol in any position on Reel 1 and this will expand the symbol so that the reel becomes completely Wild. Land a Tiger on the second reel and this will do the same. The same also occurs if you land a Panther on the third reel, the Leopard on the fourth and the Cougar on the fifth. These Wilds can of course be used in conjunction with one another and with the other symbols available on the slot.

Alongside these additional Wild options, Exotic Cats also boasts a Free Spins bonus game where you can earn 10 Free Spins for landing three or more Scatter symbols on the reels. Four or five Scatters also award you a decent cash prize, while if you land three more Scatters during the Free Spins bonus game, then you will earn an additional five Free Spins.

With 243-ways to win on the reels, Exotic Cats is a slot which does pay out frequently and which offers some exciting options in the game play that make it very different to your standard slot game. If you love big cats, great value bonuses and a jackpot prize well worth going for, then the Exotic Cats slot is one you should definitely try to play.

  1. King Tusk

We're returning to Africa for the second animal-themed game in our list, the excellent King Tusk slot. How do we know it is Africa and not India? Well the Elephant in the slot has larger ears and tusks, which makes it an African elephant, rather than Indian.

This slot has 25 lines in play and spins start at just 0.25 and you can bet up to 62.50 per spin if you prefer. Set against the backdrop of an African Savannah, with various creatures to be spotted in the distance including giraffes, rhino and zebra, the slot looks and sounds excellent with some nice dramatic music accompanying the action on screen.

You can win up to 62,000 coins in the game and the main symbols include six lower value symbols from the nine through to the ace, whereas the higher value symbols include a pot of gold coins, and two symbols displaying a small family of elephants, which are the two highest value symbols in the base game.

The Elephant Wild though is the highest paying non-standard symbol with wins of up to 2,500 coins available across a single pay line. The Wild also substitutes for all symbols apart from the scatter.

One great feature of the slot is a randomly triggered base game bonus which can see any symbol on the reels turn into a Wild and any Wild symbol can turn into a Stack of Wilds, which can increase the number of wins on a spin and also the value of the wins landed too.

The main selling point of the King Tusk slot though is its trio of bonus games and these are accessed when you land the King Tusk Scatter on the middle three reels on the same spin. When you do, you will trigger 10 Free Spins and you have a choice of three different bonuses to pick from.

The Elephants Gone Wild Bonus sees all Elephant Symbols in the game turned Wild for the duration of your bonus. The Elephant Stampede Bonus will see two reels turn randomly Wild on each spin during your bonus and the Elephant Dance Bonus will see every spin add a Wild to the reels and these Wilds remain in place for five spins before disappearing. Best of all, land three more Scatter during Free Spins and you can re-trigger the bonus.

King Tusk is a fabulous looking slot with a number of great bonus features that are not easy to find on other slot games.

  1. Pollen Party

This unusual looking slot has 720 ways to win across the five reels, and the reels are set up in a 3-4-5-4-3 structure, which gives the game a somewhat fitting 'honeycomb' look to it. Pollen Party, as you can guess, is about bees and there are a number of different symbols on the reels all pertaining to our furry friends in the garden, ranging from honey and honeycombs right through to the different types of bees you will find in a hive, well in a hive in slots world at the very least.

Spins start at 0.50 per spin but you can ramp up the action if you are a higher roller up to 250 per spin, which offers some sizeable returns at that amount. You need to land three or more of a symbol on any of the winning combinations across the reel to trigger a win.

The Bee Scatter symbol is the biggest value winning symbol in the game offering a massive pay out of 100 times your bet for five scatters. Land three or more and you will also trigger 12 Free Spins which has a special symbol on the middle reel. Land that symbol on the reel on any Free Spins and it will add up to three further Wilds to other positions across the reels.

Three or more of the Bonus symbols landed triggers the Babee Bonus where you play a simple selection game to try and win cash prizes and the extra life. Keep adding to your funds by selecting wisely and avoiding the Pop symbol which ends the bonus game.

Pollen Party is a fun and enjoyable slot that is very different to your standard 5 reel game. We rated the Pollen Party slot in our top 10 summer slots article.

Where can I play Exotic Cats, King Tusk and Pollen Party slots?

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