Microgaming Just Launched Wild Orient Pokie
Wild Orient is a new game, developed by Microgaming. It strands you deep in an Asian jungle, as Microgaming releases another oriental pokie. We are not sure, what has inspired this recent wave of oriental pokies from Microgaming.
They might have a new Chinese developer or they are looking to cash in on the massive Asian gambling market. Microgaming is one of the largest pokie developers out there. They have developed over 800 games, and we will leave you our opinion on how this game fits into their repertoire.
What We Like
Wild Orient has a great design. We like when pokie developers take the time to get the little details right and the Wild Orient has received this treatment. The game is set in a bamboo jungle, against a background image made of leaves. Overall, the background image has a dark pallet of colours, which gives the pokie an ominous appearance, extenuated by the eerie oriental music.
We like the games Reel Respin Feature. This is not the first time we have encountered this feature. Microgaming has released two other games with identical gameplay. Bikini Party and Dragon Dance, and both made to the same template as this game.
The feature grew on us. At first because we were a little weary of the variable cost associated with it. It is calculated off how likely you are to win, and how big this win would be if you did respin the reels.
The feature can be used at any time to give you another chance to land that big win. It will pay all wins that it lands; regardless of how many times you respin a reel. This is where the magic happens. We found the by respinning the same win, over and over again, we made quite a bit of money.
There is a large cost associated with doing so, but respinning a reel in a five in row win, to try land the win again, is a fairly likely outcome, due to it being a 243 payline pokie. If the needed symbol lands anywhere on the reel, then you are winning about 3 times the stake, you placed to respin the reel. It is a risky way of playing this game but there are some big rewards.
There is a free spins game, triggered by landing three or more of the scatter symbols on the reels. The scatter symbol looks like a green elephant, with scatter written across its trunk. You are given 15 free spins played at the value of the bet, which triggered the free spins, but there is a 3x multiplier to help you along.
What we do not like
There is not much out of favour in this game. It would be nice if the jackpot was a little more tasty. With 160x stake, or 8000 coins it is still a sizeable figure, but we still feel that Microgaming could have made this better.
Another feature would not have gone astray. Although we like it the Reel Respin Feature does cost money to use and we can’t help but feel we are owed another in reel feature, because of this.
Is this game worth playing?
Just going of the difference in size between the two sections, you should be able to determine our answer to this. We think that is a great game with some exceptional features. We like the Reel Respin Feature, because it makes it easy to win big.
This game has a clean well-designed interface, with crisp graphic. Microgaming really has done well with this title and we recommend it to all pokie players.