Microgaming Announces New Sidewinder Pokie

Deanna Hammes - 17-09-2018

SideWinder SlotMicrogaming has been a name synonymous with quality online casino games since the very first online casino popped up on the Internet in 1994. In fact, not only did the company create the software platform for the very first online casino, but they also developed the first mobile casino software roughly 10 years later, in 2004.

The company is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the developer responsible for the largest jackpot payout ever registered on an online pokies game, and the team really needs no introduction in the world of iGaming. In short, when talking online casino games, and specifically pokies, it doesn’t get much better than a Microgaming-developed game.

A New Working Concept

Over the years, the company has come up with numerous brilliant concepts, a variety of themes and special features to cater to any conceivable whim. Recently, the company has launched a brand new concept, with the end-result being the incorporation of fresh new ideas from a variety of independent developers.

In fact, the company’s September pokies release, called Sidewinder, was conceived and developed by Just For The Win (JFTW), one of the company’s partner studios. Microgaming’s edge has always been the fact that they dare to go where no other studio has gone before them, especially when it comes to fresh new special features. Sidewinder is precisely that, and it’s bound to keep players thrilled and entertained for hours on end.

Fruit With A Fun Twist

Sidewinder has all the usual bells and whistles, and at first glance, the pokie appears to be a classic fruit machine. However, just as soon as one spins the reels for the first time, it becomes apparent that there’s more to it than what meets the eye.

Unlike traditional fruities, this new title offers 243 ways-to-win. The winning doesn’t stop there either. If the wild symbols chips were to fall in the player’s favour, one or even two additional reels can be activated, pushing the ante up to 576 ways to win, and 1125 ways to win, respectively.

Apart from the additional reels opening up the possibility for some major wins, there are also free spins bonus rounds, additional scatter symbols, and expanding wilds.

All in all, Sidewinder is exactly what we would have expected from Microgaming, and as always; we may not be surprised, but we certainly are impressed.