Microgaming Releases Aurora Wilds PokieTisha Walden | 12 Sep 2019
Tapping into the magic of the Northern Lights is what Microgaming’s latest release is all about. Developed for Microgaming by its newest independent studio partner Neon Valley Studios, Aurora Wilds is a coming together of the magic of the aurora borealis and some pretty stunning pokies features.
Aurora Wilds by Neon Valley Studios is the opportunity to really follow a truly wild dream and one that is only ever made possible by discovering one’s destiny in a diamond-spotted shimmering night sky.
Set in the Pacific Northwest, the pokie features 5 reels and 10 paylines. Jaw-dropping artwork combines seamlessly with one of the most magnificent forces of nature and the pokies soundtrack is a further elaboration on the naturally beautiful theme.
Jackpot Wheel A Welcome Change
One can immediately tell that a great deal of effort and passion had gone into the development of Aurora Wilds. The superb range of special features speaks volumes as to the market research that had without a doubt preceded the development phase. Everything even remotely capable of really making anyone’s games day has found a way in and onto the reels of Aurora Wilds.
Neon Valley really did go all out on the games mechanics and special features. The features include expanding wilds, special re-spins, dual-pay paylines paying from both sides and even a special and rather exciting Jackpot Wheel.
The highlight of all of the mentioned features is without a doubt the expanding wilds feature. The wild symbols make this pokie to be the entertaining superstar that it is. Appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4, wilds will instantly lock into place and then expand to cover the entire reel.
This action activates the pokies re-spin feature. In addition to the wins awarded during the initial wild-landed round, the reels then continue to rotate for another go, this time round with the fixed-position wild firmly locked into place.
What Are We Waiting For?
The Jackpot Wheel special bonus round is a real highlight of the pokie and a welcome alternative to a typical free spins bonus game. The Jackpot Wheel is triggered by landing three or more of the game’s scatter symbols on the reels. Once the bonus round has been spun into action, a special Jackpot Wheel appears on the player’s screen. The wheel proceeds to go into a spinning motion and is capable of awarding up to 2000x the player’s stake.
Microgaming is of the opinion that a new standard and very high bar has been set on the quality front. The casino giant’s James Buchanan has said that Neon Valley has set the bar extreme high with the release of its debut pokie.
Aurora Wilds is now live and available at leading Microgaming powered casinos