Microgaming Unveils Le Kaffee Bar Pokie
Microgaming has just debuted its latest pokie collaboration with an independent developer. This time the industry heavyweight worked with All41 Studios, a fledgling company based in Tallinn, Estonia, to create Le Kaffee Bar. Initially launched exclusively on certain GVC brands, the pokie is available at all Microgaming-powered casinos from 5 June 2019.
Inspired by Coffee Culture
Microgaming often bases its pokies on current events and trends, so it's unsurprising that their latest offering is set in a chic Parisian coffee café. The reels themselves look like a blackboard, with the icons rendered as chalk drawings similar to what is seen in an actual coffee shop. Symbols include percolators, cupcakes, steaming cups and lower-value playing card letters. The highest-value regular symbols are Polaroid snapshots of the café's patrons and friendly barista, while coffee beans are the Wild Symbols.
Bets start at 0.3 and go to 30 coins per spin, and the 5-reel game features Microgaming's 243 Ways to Wins pay structure. Adaptable software means the pokie can be enjoyed on any desktop or mobile device, with no compromise in quality. Since the theoretical payout rate on this low-variance game is 96.01%, players will be glad they can access it across so many platforms.
Filled with Special Features
The Le Kaffee Bar's Wild can stand in for any symbol, to complete more paying combinations, except the Scatter. When this is seen on Reels 1 and 5 a coffee cup is deposited in the meter below the reels – just as patrons collect stickers or stamps when they buy coffee from real cafés. When 10 cups have been accumulated players can choose to redeem them for the same number of Free Spins, with a 3x multiplier, or try to land another 8 cups to give them 18 Free Spins with a 5x multiplier.
The Spin Again feature can be activated in the base or bonus games, whenever any 3 of the same symbol assemble in a vertical or horizontal line. The middle icon in this row becomes Wild, and players get a free re-spin.
Great Opportunity for All41
In supplying Microgaming with this exclusive content, All41 gets great exposure and financial support. The start-up gets ahead, while Microgaming is able to offer innovative new entertainment to keep its customers happy.
Both companies appear pleased with the first result of their mutually beneficial collaboration pokies; All41's Julia Saburova has said n the past that they are very excited to work with Microgaming. For its part, the industry heavyweight's Head of Games Jagoda Barber called the game refreshing, with “delightful artwork and animations”.