Coming hot on the heels of three brand new mobile slots for players to enjoy on their smartphones and tablets, Microgaming has also revealed two new titles that were developed specifically with tablets such as the iPad in mind. The two titles to have made the recent transition to the Microgaming Go platform are European Gold Roulette and a conversion of the popular online slot Tally Ho.
What makes these releases so newsworthy is the fact that these games have been developed specifically with tablets in mind. Many software providers have opted to head down the route of redesigning their games to work on as many devices as possible. After all, all of the latest tablets and smartphones are capable of using the HTML5 platform within their web browsers and the script itself can render images and entire games in different sizes for different screens. However, such compatibility means that the extra screen space available on tablets often goes to waste, and players are left with the same game as on their smartphone, but bigger.
European Roulette Gold is the absolute standout of the two games and does much to dispel the tradition noted above. It was remade specifically to make use of the screens available on the latest tablets and fits much more onto the screen than players will typically expect from a mobile roulette game, putting it more in line with full online versions of the casino classic. The game is, of course, rendered in full high definition to make best use of the latest technology, but also adds additional features to the standard gaming area such as ball histories and a racetrack. Such features would typically be impossible to use on a smartphone screen as they would render at such a size as to be unreadable to the naked eye.
Tally Ho makes use of tablet screens differently. Rather than adding new features, players simply get the impression that the game was created purely for their own device, rather than experiencing noticeable scaling on the reels and action buttons. The game itself is simple, in line with the existing range of Microgaming mobile slots, and offers the ubiquitous five reel layout with nine pay lines and a number of bonus features, such as free spins and a wild multiplier.