Microgaming unveil another child-friendly slot
Whilst we certainly wouldn’t want to encourage any children to play online slots; the best way to describe Microgaming’s latest video slot is most certainly child-friendly.
The Tarzan slot is about as colourful and cheesy as Microgaming’s other child-friendly release of late, Dragonz. This is a slot which has less to do with Disney than you might think, but it still cute and cuddly enough that it may not appeal to many casino revellers.
Tarzan is being pitched for a late November release, although Microgaming has no unveiled anything official in terms of launch dates. The game is being designed as a 5-reel, 40-line slot, and the developers aren’t going to allow you a whole lot of control in terms of how your bets are constructed.
On the upside, players can win as much as 1,000x your total bet (whatever that may be) whilst spinning the reels of this popular jungle tale themed slot.
What we love
As we’ve said; some players are going to fall in love with the new Tarzan slot, and others aren’t. Personally, we fall into the latter category. There is too much cheese (oh, so much cheese) in this game for our liking. However, that doesn’t mean to say that Tarzan doesn’t have some nice qualities.
One must hand it to Microgaming for including an intriguing bonus feature. Scatters will trigger a bonus wheel instead of a specific bonus round, and it is from there that the true nature of your bonus will be decided.
There are several features you could end up with, not least multipliers, jackpot cash prizes, free spins, or a click-a-win bonus game known rather stupidly as the Pick-a-Potamus Bonus.
What we do not like
For starters, the theme isn’t really our cup of tea. That certainly doesn’t mean that there aren’t players out there who won’t get their kicks from this child-like theme. There are plenty of slot lovers who think they are forever young, and they are the players who are most likely going to find Tarzan appealing.
Most players won’t grumble at playing with 40 lines. A minimum spin costs just $0.40 a pop. Whilst that isn’t too costly for players, we do find that Microgaming is starting to become a lot less flexible with their wagers.
Not everybody is going to be delighted at being forced to wager $0.40 a spin on a 40-line slot, when they can wager $0.30 spin on many of Microgaming’s 243 ways to win games.
This is a tough call. Some players are going to be instantly put off by the fact that this slot contains cheesy graphics. Others aren’t going to be too happy that the slot contains a rather poor wagering range.
Of course, if you happen to love the theme of this game, and the ability to win a non-progressive jackpot via a bonus wheel sounds like fun, then you might just find the new Tarzan slot ideal. It is very similar to their recently released Dragonz slot, so you can look to that for inspiration whilst you await the release of this game.