Microgaming Announces Upcoming Tarzan Slot
A new Tarzan slot will be coming later in the year thanks to a new licensing deal that Microgaming has signed giving them exclusive rights for slots.
Some of the biggest slot releases that we have seen in the online casino world over the past several years have been based on brands that already exist in various forms of mass media like movies, television shows, video games and books. Tarzan is a brand that goes back to 1912 at the time of the publishing of the original novel, and Microgaming has made a special licensing deal that is going to allow them to produce Tarzan-inspired slots, including one that’s expected by the end of the year.
Specific Tarzan Slot Announcements
Something that’s really important to realize is that Tarzan is not a brand that’s trendy right now. There has been no recent movie release that Microgaming is trying to capitalize on in terms of popularity or anything like that. Instead, this move is all about the longevity and consistency that the Tarzan brand has had over the years. As we’ve seen in the past, this software provider can make a good game based on just about any theme (or even no theme at all), but with a major brand like Game of Thrones or Jurassic Park, they usually turn it up a notch.
While they haven’t announced a specific release date yet, what they have said is that the first new Tarzan slot release will come before the end of 2016. A more specific date is expected to be announced at some point inside of the next few months.
Microgaming’s Releases in 2016
An aspect of this story that players need to know and understand is that a lot of software providers have had a lot of major releases so far this year, but Microgaming has been suspiciously lax. Normally, they’re coming out with major titles a few times each year, but we haven’t really seen anything Earth-shattering from them so far in 2016.
What could be happening is that they’re looking to really blitz the industry with a number of major industries in the last half of the year or something along those lines. It’s hard to understand why they think that would be the most effective strategy when they most certainly have the resources for major releases throughout the entire calendar. The issue is that the only other explanation is that they’re simply falling behind, which is also hard to believe.
Expectations for Tarzan
If previous major releases are any indication, we’ll be able to expect certain things from this initial Tarzan slot release. A ton of bonus features based on themes and characters from the games are exactly what we’ve seen with games like Jurassic Park that were based on older movie franchises, and they did the same thing with slots based on popular television shows like Game of Thrones. The graphics will certainly be very solid as well, but we could get anything from a high-volatility, jackpot-focused experience to a low-volatility, high hit-rate game. On that aspect, we’ll just have to wait and see.