The Lord of the Rings Online Slot Saga

The saga of The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) online slot game is no less than an epic represents the brand. In the short two years of its existence, most slot machines has said in the history of online games and even after he was retired players hope for his return.

In February 2010, the leading software provider Microgaming has announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros for creating cutting-edge video slots based on the popular ‘The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The slot machines would be graphics and animations material from the films that incorporate each of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. At the time, Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming had said: “We look forward to secure Lord of the Rings in the online gaming sector, where our expertise is in the game quality and speed to market its success.”

The release took a while in coming. In the meantime, the hype and rumors flowed in flood. Microgaming not solve every new game in August 2010 to further expand the expectations. The first part of the Lord of the Rings with the subtitle The Fellowship of the Rings was in September 2010 simultaneously at all Microgaming online casinos. The Brands Video Slot lived up to its hype. The introductory clip, while the game is played loaded brought the wonderful characters and exciting moments from the movie. Microgaming has a new feature called Cinematic Spins in The Lord of the Rings. The roles disappears while they were spiders and a popular clip from the film was shown on the screen. The Lord of the Rings had Microgaming have 243 ways format. The characters in the movie were photographically represented as icons and contain Frodo and Galadriel Sauron. When they appeared in a winning combination they recited their best lines from the movie.

While the players were based waits for the slot game on the second part of the trilogy to be released, Microgaming revised The Fellowship of the Ring in September 2011, exactly one year after publication. The hobbit Gollum, who was once the owner of the ring, has been added. He could appear anywhere and award players with features and bonuses. Another addition to the revised The Lord of the Rings Online Slot game was, but that it is connected by different names on the four-stage progressive Mega Moolah jackpot. The Mithril progressive decreased from 1,000,000 credits. The bonus game is triggered randomly. The players had to choose between the two towers, and turn the appropriate wheel to win one of four jackpots.

Towards the end of 2012, less than two years after the launch, The Lord of the Rings was withdrawn from all Microgaming online casinos. Some online casinos appear then that the licensing agreement with Warner Bros had come to an end. In fact, the problem is slightly different. Warner Bros had the rights to The Lord of the Rings trilogy by Harper Collins and the estate of JRR Tolkien bought. The two have claimed that Warner Bros has violated the terms of the contract and filed a 80 million dollar lawsuit. The contract was limited merchandising rights to Warner Bros to articles of tangible property together. Intangible rights not covered in the original contract by the estate of Tolkien. The lawsuit specifically objected to the Lord of the Rings slot game called it “highly offensive”. This has brought a premature end to the first slot machine and it is not known whether the other two will ever see the light of day.