Towards the beginning of January 2015, most of our top-rated New Zealand online casinos added Microgaming’s latest online pokie, a New Year’s Celebration themed/Chinese themed/Fireworks themed pokie called Gung Pow. We also then noticed just a few days later that Microgaming had added a couple of new pokie preview videos to its official YouTube Channel. These videos are currently previewing a new pokie called Cricket Star and another new pokie called Golden Era.
Let’s start by taking a look at the new Gung Pow pokie from Microgaming. This pokie has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin. The lowest cost per spin is NZ$0.25 coins and the most that high rollers can spend on one single spin is 250.00 coins. You can play on this new pokie either in the real money mode or in the free play mode and it can be launched over Microgaming’s Flash, download and Quickfire platforms.
You can win up to NZ$90,000 during the main Free Spins Bonus and this will trigger when three, four or five of the Gold Coin Scatter Symbols land in any positon across the reels. You will instantly receive 15 Free Spins, which can be retriggered, plus any line win that occurs during this Bonus Round will be multiplied by 3X. The other special symbol to keep an eye out for on this new pokie is the Gung Pow Logo Wild Symbol.
This Wild Symbols will substitute all symbols on the reels to help form new line wins and the only symbol that it will not substitute is the Scatter Symbol. Players can also try and increase their line wins even further during regular play by hitting the Gamble Feature. This button will instantly appear just above the Spin Button when a line win does occur. You can try and double up your winnings by guessing whether the face down card is red or black. Keep gambling until you reach your ‘double-up limit’.
Let’s take a quick look at the other new pokies which should be arriving in your favourite NZ online casino soon. Cricket Star has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin and the new Golden Era pokie has 5 reels and 15 winning paylines. Cricket Star, if you hadn’t guessed by the title, has a cricket/sports theme and the Golden Era pokie has a 1920’s/Hollywood/Classic Movies theme.
Both new pokies will be launched over Microgaming’s Flash, download and Quickfire platforms, and both will be available in the real money mode and in the free play mode. We also hope that they will arrive on Microgaming’s mobile casino platform soon as well. They both have Free Spins Bonus Rounds and they also both have some great special features such as Stacked Symbols and Stacked Wild Symbols.
The Golden Era pokie also has a second screen picking bonus and the Cricket Star pokie has a Wild Wickets™ feature and also Rolling Reels™, the latter of which can trigger an infinite number of line wins. As soon as these new pokies arrive in our highly recommended online casinos, we’ll let you know right here.