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Asgardian Stones Mobile Slot Reviewed – Colossal Symbols And Wins

asgardian stones slot reviewThe newest NetEnt release, Asgardian Stones is one more slot that draws inspiration from Norse mythology. This doesn’t mean that the game is like all others that fall into this category. It focuses on rune stones and their magical powers to bring fortune to the player – or take it away. The game includes wild symbols, cascading stones, multipliers and a bonus round.

That’s fairly simplistic for a NetEnt slot, but this isn’t necessarily bad. Asgardian Stones slot is easy to pick, but difficult to walk away from.


 

Gameplay

Asgardian Stones mobile slot has five reels with three rows and 20 paylines. The bet limits are 20p to £200, which should suit both low-rollers and those who like to risk. The slot RTP is 96.31% and the maximum win is exactly 2,000x your bet (up to £400,000). Having played for quite a while already, we can conclude that it’s a medium variance slot.

asgardian stones slot gameplay

There are eight different symbols, or stones, in the game, excluding the wild symbol and the bonus wheel. Each one of them, aside from the three low-paying fillers, are dedicated to a single deity. The highest symbol is, of course, Odin, which you can identify as the orange stone, paying up to 25x.

The theme of stone symbols is well incorporated into the gameplay mechanics. The base game features cascading stones, which means that there’s a re-spin after every win. The winning stones disappear and new stones fall from the top in their place. Colossal stones occupying 2×2 or even 3×3 spaces are also frequent. If they fall during re-spin, they may crush smaller stones below. This awards a multiplier for each row they destroy, up to the maximum of 4x.

asgardian stones cascading reels

 

Bonus Features

Other than the already mentioned colossal reels and the multiplier, there’s just one bonus feature to talk about. On any spin, the bonus wheel symbol may randomly appear on the far right. This wheel occupies a 3×3 block and even if a single row is visible, its effect will apply. However, while the wheel can select up to three bonuses, you’ll only get one for each row the wheel occupies. For the maximum effect, it needs to be fully visible.

When it lands, the wheel will spin and select three out of eight fields. Three of them include five bonus spins, while five include cash prizes up to 5x your bet. The maximum win from these prizes is 36x your bet, not counting the free spins, of course. Those are a completely different story.

asgardian stones bonus wheel

Depending on the outcome of the wheel spin, you can get from five to 15 extra spins. The bonus round includes all the base game features like crushing colossal blocks and even the bonus wheel. In other words, the bonus round can be re-triggered at any time. On top of that, the bonus round has colossal wilds, which are exempt from the base game. They’re quite frequent too and will often result in many re-spins and big wins.

Despite the fact that most features are available in the base game, we had much better luck with the bonus round. During our first run, we managed to hit 130x win from the extra spins in twenty minutes. The base game wasn’t nearly as lucrative during the same period, having returned no more than 25x win in a single spin.

asgardian stones slot big win

 

Performance

Like always, the company did a good job with the looks of this game and its mechanics. Just like other Viking-related titles from NetEnt (think Hall of Gods or Viking’s Treasure), Asgardian Stones uses an atmospheric and ambient soundtrack to create tension. The falling of the stones seems loud in the nearly silent background, making every spin much more dramatic.

asgardian stones colossal wild

We also enjoyed playing the slot thanks to its visual design. Valhalla and Odin’s Hall in the distance behind the stone wall adds even more charm to the game. Also, it reminds of Gonzo’s Quest, which uses the same layout. Regardless of that, the two slots don’t feel similar at all, which probably wasn’t easy to pull off.

Asgardian Stones slot is available on desktop and mobile devices in HTML5, the new technology currently trending in the industry. The game has lots of special visual effects, such as light rays when symbols explore, dust when they fall and many glowing elements. All this is very pleasing to look at and the game runs very smoothly at the same time. You should be able to spin the slot for extended periods of time and still enjoy quick, uninterrupted gameplay.

asgardian stones slot win

 

To sum it up…

While not stuffed with features, Asgardian Stones is very entertaining and fun to play. It has wide betting limits, good payout potential and a unique combination of features. Not to mention the great production quality! As an early release in 2018, it should be more than enough for NetEnt fans while they’re waiting for bigger releases this year.

Winners Of The International Gaming Awards Announced

international gaming awardsThe International Gaming Awards for 2018 have finally come to a close and dusted off a year of surprising innovation and great things happening within the gambling industry.

They took place in London on the eve of the ICE and suppliers across the industry have found joy and disappointment as they were nominated for certain awards. We have a full list of operators who won something that night and we wish to give you all the details for all the night’s events.


Yggdrasil Wins Innovator Of The Year

yggdrasil gamingThe International Gaming Awards kicked off to a great start when Yggdrasil won Innovative Supplier of the Year award. Honestly, we thought this would go to NetEnt but we suppose we can’t have everything. Still, the award is well-deserved! It is the most sought-after prize and the International Gaming Awards and isn’t anything to be snuffed at. We think Yggdrasil has earned it due to their new and innovative content throughout 2017.

They’ve already bagged a fair few awards in previous years along with the Gaming Software Supplier award which is also pretty damn impression. Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO over of Yggdrasil, said, “We always strive to be the best, and it’s always an honour to be recognised by our industry peers.”  They have every right to be happy about this as winning anything at the International Gaming Awards is no joke!

Microgaming Wins Mobile Product Award

Microgaming LogoNow we come to the Mobile Product award section of the International Gaming Awards, and that prize goes to Microgaming. They take the crown for developing the first every casino software all the way back in 2004 and have remained at the top of the industry until this day. They are most certainly worthy of this win and we could think of no one else to get it.

And let’s remember that Microgaming still has the record for the largest jackpot from any mobile device standing up to nearly 8 million euros! Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said, “We are very proud to win the award for Mobile Product. We predicted that mobile gaming would be the future back in 2004 and we haven’t looked back”. They have every right to be proud of this and we will certainly follow them into the future!

Play ‘N Go Wins Slot Provider Of The Year

play-n-go-logoFinally, we reach the third most important International Gaming Awards win and that is Play ‘N Go for Slot Provider of the Year. We’re not surprised one bit that this has happened as 2017 has been quite a phenomenal time for Play ‘N Go. Online slots a-plenty, they have taken the award for the second year running and keep pumping out more and more content every year.

Judges were seriously impressed by the suppliers of each category and their strong output with innovative games that continue to shape the industry. Vibrant graphics, stunning features and unique designs all talk of a trend that will inevietbly prove good for everyone overall.

Johan Tornqvist, CEO, Play’n GO, commented, “This is the perfect start for what we expect to be a very constructive week at ICE. Producing quality slots is what we’re known for, and although we’ve greatly expanded our product range of late, this will remain a key priority for us for the foreseeable future.”

Mr Green’s Birthday Celebrations Continue – Win A Trip To Las Vegas!

Mr Green Las Vegas PromotionLast month we reported that Mr Green is celebrating it’s 10th birthday in 2018, and they’ll definitely be doing it in style! The casino behemoth has promised it’s players a year full of promotions, including mammoth giveaways and once-in-a-lifetime prizes.

Now having finally entered the second month of the year (didn’t January seem to last forever!?), Mr Green has a brand new promotion for you to sink your teeth into. In honour of its birthday, the casino is giving all players a chance to win an all expenses paid Las Vegas vacation for two. Read on to find out exactly what’s up for grabs and how you can get involved.


The Prizes

As mentioned above, Mr Green’s birthday celebrations will last for the entire year, but this new giveaway is specific to this month, which means you have until the 25th of February to get involved. The promotion works in a pretty standard way, which is by rewarding participating players with tickets to a prize draw at the end of the period. We’ll talk more about how to win later, but first let’s look at what you could get your hands on!

Las Vegas Night SceneFor the main prize, Mr Green is sending two lucky players all the way to the casino capital of the world; Las Vegas of course! Each winning player will win a luxury trip for two, worth £20,000! The prize includes return flights, eight nights accommodation at the 4 star Caesar’s Palace Hotel, and £1,000 worth of spending money. However, that’s not all! The winners will also be treated to a dinner at the highly acclaimed Nobu restaurant, a Grand Canyon helicopter tour which includes a champagne lunch, and tickets to ‘O’ by Cirque to Soleil at the Bellagio Hotel. Furthermore, winners will also be given private airport transfers and breakfast every day of their stay.

We think you’ll have to agree with us that this is a phenomenal prize for any casino lover. Moreover, we’re very impressed by Mr Green’s generosity as there’s two of these prizes up for grabs, and three runners up will also be treated to a £500 cash prize each.

How To Win

Mr Green LogoThe beauty of this promotion is that, even with such a huge prize on offer, Mr Green have made it unbelievably simple to get involved. Like most prize draw promotions, to be in with a chance of winning, you simply need to wager a certain amount throughout the promotional period. However, what’s unusual about this specific deal is that Mr Green have focused entirely on live casino players.

Players will be awarded one prize draw ticket, for every £20 they spend on selected Evolution and NetEnt LIVE Casino tables. We think this makes a nice change to slot-orientated promotions, as table game fans often get overlooked and miss out.

Players can earn up to 100 entry tickets per day and the prize draw will be held on February 27th at 5:45pm. All winners will be notified shortly after and all cash prizes are wagering requirement free.

In addition to this amazing giveaway, there’s also plenty of other great promotions happening at Mr Green this month and for the rest of the year! Head over to the casino now to check out what else is on offer, and to be in with a chance of winning this luxury trip to Las Vegas!

Have You Made Any of These Phone Bill Depositing Mistakes?

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If you’ve read anything on this blog before, you’ll already know that we’re huge proponents of using pay by phone deposits, in a large part because of how simple, quick and easy they are. However, there are some ways in which depositing via phone bill can be somewhat problematic, and in the vast majority of cases, this is because of the human error which lies behind the mistakes which are taking place.


We thought, then, we’d take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the mistakes that gamblers are most likely to make when they’re depositing with their phone bills, and encourage you to ask yourself: have I made one of these mistakes before?

Failing to Check Your Details

The number one problem that we’ve heard of when it comes to players failing to get pay by phone deposits correct is that of getting their details incorrect. It should be simply, really; all you need to do is enter your phone number and click confirm – maybe very occasionally needing to enter your name or other information. And yet, you’d be amazed how many times this simple step goes wrong. Our advice? Double check, triple check and quadruple check – otherwise you’ll drive yourself mad trying to work out what’s wrong.

Failing to Reply to the Confirmation SMS

mobile no signal phoneWe all know that different phone bill payment methods work in different ways, and many of them require you to reply to a confirmation SMS asking you to confirm that you want to authorise the payment that’s being corrected. Again, this might seem simple, but an astonishing number of players still manage to cock up this element by ignoring the message, failing to reply, or failing to realise their reply hasn’t sent. Make sure you know what means by which you’re required to confirm, and ensure you do.

Getting the Confirmation Code Incorrect

The alternative method by which phone bill deposits are confirmed is by entering a confirmation code at your chosen casino. This code is sent to you via SMS, and you’re required to then take it, enter it at your chosen casino, and you’ll get your deposit into your player account. Simple, eh? Well no, many players still manage to get the code wrong repeatedly! Our advice? Simply copy and paste the code straight out of your SMS and into your player account – this way there’s no way you’ll accidentally the code wrong.

Going Over Your Limits

boku-deposit-limitWe don’t know how many times we can say it without going blue in the face: be aware of your limits, and be mindful not to exceed them! There’s far too many players in the world who will still happily spend away with their phone bill deposits and fail to keep tabs on how much exactly they’re spending, then when it comes down to it at the end of the day, they are caught in a situation where they really want to deposit and discover they don’t have the ability to. Don’t mug yourself off – just make sure you know where your limit is.

Samurai Split Slot Review — Split Your Symbols For Big Rewards

Samurai-Split-SlotYou’ve always dreamed of walking the path of the Samurai, right? No? Not even a little bit? Well, you’ll get your chance to do so with NextGen‘s slot, Samurai Split — a video slot that uses split symbols to help players gain a win through massive multipliers. Imagine what you can accomplish if you give it a try!

While split symbols are nothing new, NextGen incorporate them well here and manage to make them seem fresh and original. Part of that probably has to do with the theme as it is a fairly conventional slot but uses the Samurai concept to great effect. What else does this game do right? Let’s have a look and see.


Gameplay

As you are probably well aware by now, Samurai Split is based off splitting symbols. Pretty obvious, right? It’s in the title after all. Each split allows players to gather 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x multipliers which means that not all every multiplier you get are tiny ones but they can significantly boost your win by a simple turn of the reel.

Because of this larger multiplication in split symbols, however, that makes them less regular than you might expect. On the other hand, you don’t want too much of an unfair advantage because then the game will be too easy and people won’t get much satisfaction out of it.

Bonus Features

After getting 5 scatters on screen, each player can use the Samurai Split’s 480 free games. That’s right: 480! Now because that’s a lot, you’re more likely to only get 10 or 20 but that’s still quite a bit.

The Warrior Spin, apart from the main Splits feature is, essentially, the defining aspect and main feature of the game. After one re-spin, players get to remove all the low-paying symbols on the reel. This works very well as many of the symbols are pretty high-paying as they are. Remove the few that aren’t and you’ve got a guaranteed win.

In addition to those, you’ve got wild and scatters. Scatters, of course, lead to re-spins while Wilds can help you win up to 25 paylines but do not replace the scatter symbols. Still, it gives the player an enormous advantage overall.

Performance

While Samurai Split isn’t the best-looking slot around, it does look pretty great. The graphics, which are mostly 2D, are cool and unique enough to be entertaining as well as engaging. The sound design’s pretty neat too and the animation is beautifully smooth. While it lacks sophisticated 3D graphics, we hardly need those to enjoy this one.

To Sum It Up…

Samurai Split is most definitely worth your time. It’s different enough not to be too generic and familiar enough not to be too out-there. It’s a strong contender for being one of the better split-symbol video slots and it could actually go up against the likes of slots made by NetEnt and Microgaming. It kills time in the afternoon, that’s for sure. Log into your NextGen casino for your chance to win a massive multiplier!

Voting is Underway for the 2018 Global Gaming Awards!

Global Gaming Awards London 208In the first week of February, the entire iGaming world turns its attention to London, where delegates from dozens of countries will converge for a number of red letter gambling events. The week will see the city host the ICE Totally Gaming expo – where all the most cutting edge gambling tech will be on show – and the London Affiliate Conference – where all the biggest and best brands can be found represented in one place.

However, arguably the biggest event of the week will be the Global Gaming Awards – an event which will see the biggest and best gaming brands from around the world recognised for their contribution to the industry over the last 12 months. It’s no exaggeration to say that companies everywhere waiting with baited breath to find out if they’re going to win, and with this week’s news that the nominations are in and the voting has begun, anticipation is at a fever pitch.


About the Global Gaming Awards

One of the reasons that the annual Global Gaming Awards London is such an important event, and watched closely by many around the world, is that it covers so many different aspects of the gambling industry, both online and off. While other awards ceremonies might be focused on just online casinos, or look most closely at a certain kind of gaming, these awards have a super broad scope.

Just check out all the different categories that prizes will be handed out in:

  • Betting Shop Operator of the Year
  • Online Sports Betting Operator of the Year
  • Retail Supplier of the Year
  • Online Sports Betting Supplier of the Year
  • Casino of the Year
  • Online Casino of the Year
  • Casino Supplier of the Year
  • Online Casino Supplier of the Year
  • Casino Product of the Year
  • Payment Solution of the Year
  • Corporate Services Provider of the Year
  • Online Bingo Operator of the Year
  • Online Poker Operator of the Year
  • Affiliate Programme of the Year
  • Corporate Responsibility Programme of the Year
  • Online Poker Operator of the Year
  • Affiliate Programme of the Year
  • Chief Executive of the Year

There are two stages to the process that decides the winners. Firstly, there’s the nomination process in which six industry insiders research the brands which might be eligible for awards in each category, and compile a nomination shortlist for each of them. It was announced just this week that this part of the process is now complete, and the shortlists have been passed on to the voting panel.

Voting is carried out by 46 experts in the online, mobile and physical gambling industry. This might sound like a lot, but when you’re talking about such prestigious awards, it’s important to ensure that those voting represent a cross section of expertise and experience. The power is now in their hands to decide which are the operators and brands which enjoy success this year.

We’ll check back in with you when the event has taken place – on Monday the 5th February – and fill you in on all the winners of the night.

Mr Green Casino 10th Year Celebrations – January in Egypt

Mr Green 10 Years CelebrationThe dawning of 2018 brings with it some astonishing news for fans of online and mobile casinos. One of the most popular casino sites out there, Mr Green Casino, will be celebrating its 10th year in operation this year, and it’s pulling out all the stops to ensure that its players get to celebrate in style. Rather than running a short promotion around the site’s actual birthday, Mr Green plans to run an entire year long promotion, which will see players getting off every month to a new themed location.

This is the kind of promotion designed for players in it for the long haul, and we’re certainly excited about going along for the ride. Details have been released about the first instalment of the promotion, meaning that we know exactly what’s in store through January.


January 2018 – Egypt

The first of the 12 destinations that Mr Green and the adventurers along for the ride will be heading to is the Oasis of Egypt. Throughout the month of January, players at Mr Green not only have the chance to pocket a share of £10,000, they will also have a shot at winning a luxury convertible! That’s all on top of great daily bonuses that all players can cash in on.

Prize Draw

The month long prize draw will be dishing out prizes to a staggering 501 players who will all be cashing in on a fantastic opportunity. In order to be in that crowd, you’ll need to get your hands on tickets into the draw, and the only way to do that is to play games! You can earn up to 100 tickets per day into the prize draw, with specific games dishing out tickets through the month.

Blaze of Ra: 1st – 10th January 2018

This is an Egyptian themed promotion after all, so it makes sense that the game you can earn tickets on until the 10th of this month is the exclusive to Mr Green Egyptian themed slot, Blaze of Ra. For every 100 spins you take on this iconic game, you’ll earn yourself an entry into the main draw for the month.

Live Roulette & Blackjack: 1st – 31st January 2018

If you want to earn more tickets after the 10th, or simply don’t fancy playing on Blaze of Ra, all the way until the end of the month, players will be able to get more tickets when they play on Mr Green’s exclusive Live Roulette and Blackjack tables. You’ll be able to get yourself one ticket for every £25 you wager at the tables between now and the end of the month.

Mr Green LogoThe main draw will take place on 1st February, with 501 names of players being drawn to receive prizes. The top winner will be able to drive home a BMW 218i convertible sports car, which is worth an astonishing £34,200 (if you don’t want the car, you can opt for a cash prize of 80% of its value).

The other 500 players will share between them the £10,000 prize kitty. There’s one top prize of £500, with the rest being shared out in increments all the way down to £10!

Daily Offers

You don’t have to be one of the top 501 players to be able to cash in on bonuses through January either. Each and every day of the month there’s ways for you to claim extra spins, take part in slots tournaments, gain extra entries into the prize draw, or pocket some cash prizes. To find out what kind of daily bonuses are available when you’re playing, simply check out the promotional pages of the Mr Green Casino website.

Is It Safe To Pay By Phone Bill, Even At A Trusted Casino?

Mobile PaymentA while back, we warned our readers against dangerous casinos and risks associated with phone bill deposits at such sites. However, that didn’t entirely make it clear whether phone billing is safe in general. Are there any dangers related to pay by phone bill when you are at a trusted casino?

Well, of course there are. Dangers lurk around every corner when you’re not careful. However, you’d be surprised how safe pay by phone bill methods like Boku are if they aren’t used mindlessly. Here are all the reasons and explanations on the topic.


 

Pay By Phone Bill Service Is Regulated

pay by phone bill regulatorsFor one thing, pay by phone bill service and providers are regulated by more than one public entity. First of all, it’s AIMM, which stands for Association of Interactive Media and Micropayments. AIMM is one of the associations that protect the fair and regulated environment of micro-payments, including those between gamblers and casinos.

Ofcom, which is the communications regulator in the UK, is another important player in the scheme. They monitor all the communication channels in the country and make sure that everything works like it should. It’s an independent regulator, but this doesn’t make it any less valid or important.

Finally, PSA, or Phone-Paid Services Authority, is the common name for regulators responsible for all the services related to phone billing. Previously known as PhonepayPlus, they’re the ones who will help you in case your mobile provider acts against the rules or causes you trouble with pay by phone bill services.

All these regulatory bodies will make sure that your payments are safe and work according to the plan. If they don’t, you can always reach out to these institutions and ask for help. Not only will they help you, they work according to the law, so you’ll always have a back-up in case anything goes wrong.

 

Physical Protection Instead Of A Password

muscleOne of the main reasons why people have doubts about the safety of phone billing is that it’s so different. There are no passwords and no logins at all. It may seem like the only effective protection just isn’t there. However, there’s an alternative protection instead and that is physical protection.

What does that even mean? Instead of a password, you only need your phone number to make a deposit. It’s true that anyone who knows your phone number may attempt to use it for a phone bill deposit. However, it’s only you who can authorize such payments, because the only way to do it is by confirming it via the mobile device with that phone number. So, unless somebody steals your phone, there’s no way anyone could make unauthorized payments.

One can’t even say the same about online payments like PayPal and other popular e-wallets like Skrill. In general, people deem these methods safe, yet they aren’t any safer than pay by phone bill methods. In this case, there are no passwords to steal and no sites to hack into. Everything takes places via mobile network instead of the internet.

The only remaining issue is that it becomes dangerous if you lose your phone. There are no passwords to protect your funds from others. However, you can always block your phone number and the method will be disabled automatically. Since you would probably block it in any case after losing your mobile, it’s really easy to eliminate the dangers altogether.

 

So, Is It Safe To Pay By Phone Bill?

shield safeIf you protect your mobile phone and always carry your SIM card in your device, there’s really nothing to worry about. Pay by phone bill is very safe, no matter if the casino you’re at is trusted or not. Of course, each casino may treat these payments differently, so you should still choose a site cautiously. Even a trusted casino may have some terms that aren’t really lucrative, such as transaction fees. However, as far as payment safety is concerned, the system is virtually flawless.

Vegas Hero Casino Review — A Super Operator With A Lot Of Games

vegas hero casino liveWith the new year on the horizon, it’s time to look at what casinos players should take a look at for 2018. One of the more up-and-coming of these casinos is Vegas Hero — your typical Vegas online casino with a twist. The theme here is superheroes but not presented in the cliched way that many other casinos do. Picture an ordinary citizen coming in for a bad-ass landing in the middle of the Las Vegas strip.

Yes, Vegas Hero puts the ordinary player in the shoes of the most archetypal superheroes and makes use of that premise pretty effectively. With a rewarding welcome bonus, players feel wanted from the get-go and there is plenty else here to unpack too. Let’s take a look at what makes Vegas Hero one of the top casinos for 2018


Games

The main feature of Vegas Hero has to be the sheer amount of games that it has on offer. Not only is it quite a selection of slots, table games, roulette and jackpots, but Vegas also offers a wide range of each making it extremely difficult for players to become bored with the site. And more opportunities to make money is always fine with us!

Each game type is separated into different categories and are extremely easy to find. It makes the navigation of this site an absolute breeze as you could find the game you’re looking for in no time at all. And with so many of them to choose from that’s a very important feature! Of the software providers you have for Vegas Hero, NetEnt, Microgaming, NYX Gaming, Play ‘N Go and Quickspin, along with Evolution Gaming, are the ones to look out for here.

Promotions And Bonuses

Promotions at Vegas Hero are another thing that it gets right. With a healthy welcome bonus and a ton of other mainstay promotional material that will make you eager to join, let’s take a closer look at how Vegas Hero entices you and draws you in.

WELCOME BONUS

For new players at Vegas Hero, you get a chance to win up to £1,000 plus 50 extra spins to use on a selection of games. These games are: Dazzle Me, Neon Staxx, Sparks, Glow or Stickers.

The deposit bonus itself is divided into four parts. For your first four deposits, you can be sure to gain some substantial cash as a leg-up to help you get started at Vegas Hero. Here’s how it works:

  • 1st Deposit – 100% up to £200 + 50 Bonus Spins
  • 2nd Deposit – 50% up to £200, Bonus Code: WHERO2
  • 3rd Deposit – 25% up to £300, Bonus Code: WHERO3
  • 4th Deposit — 25% up to £300, Bonus Code: WHERO4

OTHER BONUSES

As if that isn’t good enough to make you want to join, Vegas Hero also has a fair few other bonuses and promotions ready for you to make use of. For instance, the £50,000 Experience demonstrates nicely what they can offer players. Through December, every £200 you play on NetEnt games will enter you into a prize draw where a random prize, anything from a trip to the Maldives to a helicopter ride over Iceland!

As well as this, take up weekly bonuses to help you along to combat the drudgery of real life with some awesome gameplay. There’s plenty to go round!

Banking

Vegas Hero has a decent selection of payment for players to make use of. You have all your standard credit/debit card options such as VISA, Maestro and Mastercard. You also have e-wallets such as Skrill, Neteller and Entropay. Lastly, you have Paysafecard and Boku which are the more remote method of payment.

All methods are free to use and a minimum of £10 per transaction can be used, same goes for withdrawal. The longest waiting period is between one and three days, which isn’t bad when you think about it. All the other methods are instant and that’s always a plus.

Who Should Play At Vegas Hero Casino?

Anyone looking for a decent new casino to play in 2018 should definitely check out Vegas Hero. It’s got everything an up-and-coming operator needs — good promotions, a wide selection of games, and a broad range of payment options for players to use. Join now for your chance to get £1,000 and 50 extra spins!

Highlander Mobile Slot Reviewed — A Retro Inspired Triumph

Highlander by Microgaming2017 has brought us many things, but one of the year’s stand out trends has to be the 80’s revival. Not only have shoulder padded blazers come back into fashion, but the world has gone crazy for the Netflix series Stranger Things and now it looks like software developers are wanting their slice of the action too.

Highlander is the newest slot from Microgaming and it’s based around the 1986 cult film of the same name. It comes complete with retro styled graphics, rock music and characters from the movie, as well as a multitude of bonus features and flawless gameplay.  However, whilst we know that Microgaming are entirely capable when it comes to creating great branded slots, we weren’t initially entirely convinced that this niche theme would be able to stand out from the crowd. Did giving the slot a spin change our mind? Read our full review to find out.


Gameplay

Highlander is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot and it’s available across all devices, including mobile, desktop and tablet. This means that all sorts of players will be able to enjoy this fantasy themed game and the low minimum and maximum betting amounts make it even more accessible too. You can start playing Highlander for as little as 40p a spin, all the way up to £30.

Highlander Slot by Microgaming Screenshot

The slot, like the original movie, is set in the Scottish Highlands and the reels hang against a dark, stormy, yet beautiful, landscape. Symbols on the reels include four characters from the film; Heather MacLeod, Brenda Wyatt, Kurgan and two Connor MacLeod symbols, as well as the traditional 10 to Ace playing card values. There’s also a wild symbol, which is represented by the Highlander movie logo, and this will substitute for all other symbols except for the scatter.

Highlander Slot Paytable

On first impressions, the Highlander slot looks to perfectly capture the spirit and style of the cult film and this is also reflected in the games payouts. For those who don’t know, Highlander was an action packed fantasy title and so it seems fitting that this new slot offers players the exciting prospect of winning 3,416x their stake on every spin.

Bonus Features

Usually when Microgaming produce a branded slot, they pack it full of multiple bonus features in order to attract players who may have no interested in the film/tv show it’s based around. However, whilst more chances to win big can never be a bad thing, in the past we’ve often found that these simply disrupt gameplay without actually enhancing our bankroll. It comes as a nice surprise then, that Highlander only includes two bonus features, especially as both can be very rewarding.

Highlander Scatter Bonus

First up, we have a simple feature which is triggered when you land two scatter symbols, represented by the sword, anywhere on the reels. These scatters are then transformed into wilds, giving you extra chances to create a winning combination.

The other Highlander bonus feature is the extra spins round, which is played when you find three or more scatters on the reels. You’ll then be rewarded with ten free spins, and these are played on a new set of reels which hang against the New York City skyline.

Highlander Extra Spins Round

In the extra spins round, players will also benefit from ‘quickening wilds’. which means that on any extra spin, lightening can strike the reels to turn regular symbols wild. The more times the lightening strikes in any extra spins round, the more wilds you will receive. This makes this bonus feature highly exciting and lucrative.

Performance

Visually, Highlander is a triumph. Microgaming have really managed to capture the essence of the original film and it even looks great when played on a smaller screen. The game’s rock music soundtrack also helps to add to the retro vibe, yet the slot still seems surprisingly modern. This is due to the high quality graphics and the fact that it performs flawlessly across all devices.

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That being said, this is quite a dark and moody title and therefore we’re not sure it will appeal to everyone. If your favourite slots usually feature fluffy animals or bright colours then you may be a little taken aback by Highlander, but we urge you to give it a go anyway. Who needs cutesy characters when you’ve got the immortal Connor MacLeod on your reels!?

To Sum It Up…

Highlander is Microgaming’s final branded slot of the year, and we think they’ve done a very good job indeed. This year saw the release of many movie-inspired games from the brand, such as the excellent Jurassic World, yet with Highlander they’ve proven that they can do justice to retro classics in addition to outstanding blockbuster slots.

We think that, for a fairly niche theme, Highlander will appeal to a diverse range of players thanks to it’s stunning graphics and rewarding bonus features. Moreover, the medium volatility of the game makes it exciting without being too risky and perfect for every budget.