October 23, 2019 3 min read


Microgaming Rolls Out Mystery Slot ‘A Dark Matter’

  • Microgaming rolls out A Dark Matter
  • Slingshot Studio develops a ‘theatrical’ gaming experience
  • A Dark Matter offers 96.18% in RTP and innovative features

Microgaming has released its latest high-volatility mystery slot, A Dark Matter, just ahead of Halloween.

Microgaming Releases A Dark Matter

Isle of Man-based casino game maker Microgaming haslaunched its mystery quest slot ahead of Halloween. A Dark Matter comes with a traditional 5-reel and 3-row layout and 96.18% average payout. The game has been developed with the help of Slingshot Studios.

Here’s what Slingshot Head Richard Vermaak had to say:

We are very excited about A Dark Matter’s release! The entire team has invested a lot in crafting a rich world for players to enjoy. They have created something beautiful, with arresting character portrayals and a musical score as lavish as Wraith Manor itself.

Mr. Vermaak explained that the company has focused on a ‘theatrical experience’ combining it with a highly-sought after gaming features.

Meanwhile, Microgaming Head of Global Operations James Buchan had this to say about the resulting product:

“Slingshot Studios have successfully created a high volatility slot experience with an engaging storyline, intricate artwork and atmospheric sounds. The addition of Invading Wilds and bidirectional paylines offer an exciting and rewarding gameplay experience, with win potential of up to 2,400x the player’s bet during free spins.”

The game’s story takes place in the English town of Stonehurst. The plot is engaging with a series of eerie disappearance troubling the town folk. Many locals suspect that the source of all their misgivings can be traced back to Wraith Manor, but no one is willing venture there.  

The official trailer for A Dark Matter.

Instead, Microgaming sends in Nathan Highmore, a Scotland Yard’s paranormal investigator, who will explore the ghostly Wraith Manor.

A Dark Matter Slot Features

A Dark Matter comes with a generous overall payout at 96.18%, 5 reels and high volatility payouts, making it a perfect fit for high rollers, but also keeping budget players in mind with a 0.05 – 50.00 coins range. There are many useful features to benefit from here, such as:

  • Invading Wilds
  • Bidirectional Paylines
  • Doorknocker Free Spins

Bidirectional paylines are better-known as both-way paylines. Invading Wilds will help you summon two blocks of reels of six wilds. To fulfil the condition, you will need to get the Wilds on either reel two or four.

Once you stake these reels, any Invading Wilds that once again drop on reels two and four will then create another block of wilds in the middle, pushing the total number of wilds to 9. Once the invading wilds enter the middle reel, you will also get a 2x multiplier to help you increase your profits further.

The doorknocker scatter symbols will grant you entrance into the Manor’s lounge and award you 12 free spins. During the free spins bonus level, you will receive an additional free spin for each extra scatter symbol you land on the reels.

A Dark Matter is now available at all Microgaming-associated casinos. The game officially launched on October 22, 2019.  On October 9, Microgaming revealed 9 Masks of Fire. The company has collaborated with Slingshot Studios since September 2018.

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