Microgaming is a pioneer of the online gambling industry. It was the first to launch a real money online casino in the mid-1990s, and it was also the first to explore mobile gambling a decade later. It has some really innovative games in its library, including arcades and casual games adapted to the online gambling form. This year Microgaming has launched two fresh slot machines that you can try online as well on agen poker. Bikini Party, and Dragon Dance, both with a new feature that I’ve never seen before: an optional re-spin of individual reels for a fee.
I’m not a great slot machine fan. I usually prefer to play red flush online casino craps. But this time I’ve seen the feature presented in a promo video and found it interesting. And, given that I’m a warm-blooded male, the Bikini Party slot machine was my obvious choice.
Bikini Party is a nice video slot machine with no spectacular features aside from the re-spin option. It has five reels, three rows, and 243 ways to win. Its theme reminds me of summer, especially because the main characters in the game are young, attractive beach volleyball players in bikinis. Drawn, to be true, but still.
The Bikini Party slot machine accepts bets of up to 10 coins per spin, with coin values ranging from 0.01 to 5 credits. This means that the maximum amount you can bet on a spin is 1,250 coins. Spinning the reels happens just like in the case of a normal video slot machine. But when the reels stop, interesting things can be done.
Each time the reels stop, you have the possibility to re-spin any of the reels for a specific amount, depending on the possible maximum payout associated with the winning combination. If you play at 125 credits per spin (a coin size of 0.5 credits, with 10 credits per way to win) and land three matching girls on reels 1 to 3, you can re-spin the fourth reel for 170.95 credits. It might seem like a lot, but if you are lucky to have a Wild or a matching symbol land on the next reel you’ll win 500 credits, for example (depending, of course, on which girl lands on the reels). Besides, you can move on to the fifth reel and re-spin it to form a five of a kind, which pays out even more. The original win is not paid out again after re-spins, but any win that occurs afterward is instantly added to your total. If you are persevering, and not afraid to spend on re-spins, you will land a big win sooner or later, and make up for any coins lost during the previous spins.
The feature is an interesting addition to the game and can mean the difference between playing and winning. It makes the game more fun to play, but also more costly. Is it worth the risk? Well, you should try for yourself and see.