New online SlotsNew slot machine games : Unique or Simply Clones ?
In a land based casino should a new slot machine be wheeled out and placed onto the casino floor it will attract a lot of attention, this is also true in the online gambling environment, but with the major software companies ever eager to keep their slot game selection fresh and ever growing are many of these supposedly new slot games just cloned copies of some of their older games?
Well sadly some of them are, it won't take long for more experience online slot players to discover that the new slot they are playing on is simply an old slot machine given a make over, sure the reel symbols are different and the backdrop has been spruced up and changed but for all intents and purposes the game will play in exactly the same way as the original.
However some slots are completely new and will offer you unique bonus rounds that you will not have seen before, and some slots have be totally revamped and are now sister slots to the original, below you will find some of the new slot games and we compare them to the originals.New Slot Machines
Feathers of Fortune
One of the oldest and most popular bonus video slot machines in the Microgaming slot game collection is the Tomb Raider slot, this was launched with a great big fan fare and was an instant hit with players who at the time loved the Free Spins bonus game and the pick 'em style round.
This slot really has stood the test of time and many players will always make sure they give it a few spins whenever they log on to their preferred online casino. Microgaming then decided many years after its launch to give the slot a make over and to release the Mark II version which they named Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword.
This slot offers players 30 pay lines as opposed to the originals 15 paylines and comes with additional Bonus Games. The free spins bonus round has been made over and once triggered instead of the original game offering just free spins on a set multiplier the new version offers rolling reels and an increasing multiplier value.
It also offers a second free spins round which is awarded at random without the need to spin in any s catter symbols, and this is known as the Super Mode. There is also a more advanced picking game where you have to travel around the globe seeking different parts of Lara's Sword, and winning additional cash amounts as you progress through the round.Thunderstruck slots
Not many 9 line slot games catch players eyes but the Thunderstruck slot game is one exception, this video slot offers plays a fast game play and thanks to it free spins bonus game and wild multiplier symbol players winning potential can be increased dramatically
This slot is another old faithful, must play slot for many online slot players and thus Microgaming decided this game also was due a revamp and this led to the development of the Thunderstruck II slot machine which is proving as equally as popular with players as its older sister game!
The ultimate and long review including a no download version to try is here : New Thunderstruck Slot.
This game allows players to progress through a special bonus round offering the usual free spins feature but with added extras such as Rolling Reels, bigger multipliers and Magic Wild symbols, plus like the Tomb Raider slot is also has a randomly awarded Wild Storm free spins game.Golden Goose Series
Some of the very old video slot machines that made up the original collection of Microgaming games where such classics as Totems Treasure, Winning Wizards, Genie's Gems and Crazy Chameleons which offered a simple video game format but with no bonus rounds or features.
Whilst the original slots are quite boring to play unless of course you like basic video slots they too have been given a complete makeover thanks to Microgaming and they brought out their 4 series Golden Goose slot machines featuring these four base slots but with added bonus games.
You are given the option of placing an additional wager on these revamped slots and by doing this the bonus games can be activated totally at random and these include several including free spins, random cash wins and pick 'em style bonus games.Mega Spin Slots
It is not just video slots that have been brought back to life, some of the classic, 3 reel slots have also been given a make over and now you can play games such as Double Magic, High 5 and Fantastic 7's now in a Mega Spin format.
A Mega Spin slot lets you play more than one slot on each game you play and thus you can opt to play 4, 6 or 9 spins on each game you play, thus giving you the chance of hitting 9 winning spins at once or 9 losing ones of course!