When you’re talking about a selection that involves thousands of games, narrowing it down to just ten is no easy task. Slots games are, after all, a matter of taste, and to say one is objectively better then another is perhaps a bit tricky. In terms of graphics, sound, design and artistic value, however, some games certainly outshine others.
This is a list of the top ten Microgaming slots games put together based on popularity, reputation, and artistic achievement. Microgaming is renowned for creating top quality slots, so its no surprise that our top 10 is filled with games from this leading developer.
Mega Moolah is famous for creating more millionaires then any other slots game. With 4 progressive jackpots waiting to be won, with the Mega Jackpot starting at $1 million, it’s easy to see why Meg Moolah is so popular. This graphic rich slots game is bright and cheerful and its fun animals in the savannah theme adds to its appeal. In terms of dishing out life changing sums of money, Mega Moolah is always going to be number one on any list.
Jurassic Park has something going for it that stands the test of time; nostalgia. The classic movie was one of the most watched creations of the nineties, and that popularity carried over to video games, merchandise, and a slots game. Even by modern standards the slots game has great graphics, not to mention an outstanding sound design and impressive animations. Who knew that the Tyrannosaurus Rex was such a lucrative friend to have?
When a slots game gets a sequel, you know it’s doing something right! Avalon II built on everything that made the original game popular, as a good sequel should, bringing improved graphics, an enchanting soundtrack, and something most other slot games tend to ignore; a comprehensible plot.
Keeping with sequels, Thunderstruck 2 is another game that followed up original success with an improved second version. The original Thunderstruck game broke all boundaries and was considered one of the most revolutionary of its time, so it’s only natural that the Norse themed follow up did the same.
Immortal Romance was released at the peak of the brooding vampire era brought on by Twilight. That trend may have long passed, but the game is still a masterpiece of excellent artwork and outstanding animations. Who doesn’t love an excessively attractive creature of the night?
Hearts And Tarts
Hearts and Tarts, part of the Microgaming Rhyming Reels series, is a game players seem to love to hate. Upon release initial users complained about everything from the music to the graphics, saying the soundtrack was distracting and visuals muddy. Today, however, the game enjoys a regular fan base that can’t seem to get enough of the nostalgic nursery rhymed them game.
Griffins are said to guard immense treasures, and this is the angle the Great Griffin slots game decided to work with. Using imagery such as feathers, ancient books, and mysterious sorceresses, the game captured player’s imaginations and took them on a journey.
Hot Ink may have an unusual theme, focusing entirely on tattoo artwork, but what it sets out to do it does remarkably well. Featuring beautiful artwork that one can only marvel at, even those not especially into tattoos will be hypnotised by the colours on display. It helps as well, of course, that the game is also known for being generous with the payouts and has 243 Ways to Win.
Major Millions is based around a cartoonish military theme, all tongue in cheek and positioning itself firmly away from real warfare. The tanks shoot flags with the word “bang” scrawled across them, and the soldiers look about as capable of fighting as a cheese sandwich. Why then is this game so popular? It happens to be, like Mega Moolah, one of the best playing slots games currently available. The lure of four hundred thousand dollars is sure to attract a few players, and that fact gets Major Millions on many top ten lists.
Burning Desire is an unusual slot game to say the least. It was designed to mimic the slots games of old, using classic symbols and a seemingly dated style. What it offers instead, however, is a streamlined game play experience that favoured simplicity as apposed to sparkle. No one really knew how players would react to the game, but when Burning Desire quickly became a classic the fact that some players had hankering for retro games was made clear. It was followed up by an avalanche of similar retro games and set the trend for quality releases to follow.
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