The Osbournes Take Centre Stage in Latest Microgaming Release



    DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Microgaming announces it has
launched its eagerly awaited Osbournes video slot. The cutting-edge game,
starring Ozzy, Sharon, Jack, Kelly and even Minnie the dog, is the latest high
profile offering from the Microgaming stable and follows in the footsteps of
another blockbuster release earlier in the year - Hitman.
    The game - the product of an exclusive licensing agreement with the
Osbourne family, will be available to all 120 casinos powered by Microgaming
as of tomorrow and will soon be available in over 19 languages. It is expected
to attract massive worldwide interest from the playing community.
    The Emmy Award-winning reality series - The Osbournes ran through to
March 2005 and propelled the family into the global media limelight. Since
then, all members have branched out into other successful careers, with Sharon
currently fronting her fourth series of X Factor and Kelly starring in the
West End musical, Chicago.
    Sharon Osbourne says, "The developers at Microgaming have done a
fantastic job at bringing all our family to life within the game and they've
even managed to immortalise my beloved dog, Minnie! I'll certainly have a
little flutter when it's launched."
    The Osbournes game is a 5 reel 20 pay-line slot jam packed with free
spins, multiplier boosts and solid cash prizes. In an industry first, the new
game features an on-screen trail feature above the slots themselves, where
Sharon's dog, Minnie acts as both trigger and indicator.
    Get three, four or five Minnie symbols across the reels and ten Free
Spins are triggered, together with a trail feature. Minnie will trot across
the screen as free spins are achieved, moving across four levels - one each
for Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly - with the goal of reaching Ozzy for the full
reward - although each level carries a cash incentive if completed.
    Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming, says, "This announcement isn't just
about one of the biggest game launches of the year, but one of the biggest
game launches since this industry started - from any software provider. To be
launching a video slot featuring one of the most famous families in the world
just shows how far into the entertainment industry we've come and long may it
continue."





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