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Anticipation builds for Lord of the Rings slot release

The Carmen Media online casino group has announced the imminent release of the latest Microgaming blockbuster slot "Lord of the Rings - the fellowship of the ring." Widely anticipated as one of the landmark branded games to be released by the industry this year, the slot is themed on the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkein, popularised more recently by the epic Peter Jackson directed movie.

The Carmen Media release reveals that the new slot will offer players over 243 ways to win, and includes the famous Lord of the Rings characters in a graphically rich, innovative and exciting presentation. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring online slot will be available only to adults in countries where online gaming is permitted.

In the online slot game, players follow the Hobbit "Frodo Baggins" as he sets out to ensure the destruction of the Dark Lord Sauron. The five reel online slot will have unrivalled game graphics and include beloved characters from the film, such as Frodo, Aragorn, Saruman and the deadly Black Riders; along with some of the film's iconic footage, featuring Ringwraiths during the attack at Weathertop, Balrog in the Mines of Moria, and Uruk-hai in the woods of Middle-earth.

Lord of the Rings will be powered by Cinematic Spins - a software program that allows movie clips to act as moving backgrounds behind the reels during spins. This offers players an unprecedented level of excitement and immersion. Win sequences and expanding wilds also make use of cinematic clips, instead of traditional animated graphics.

Source: InfoPowa News

Ed's note: Ladbrokes kindly sent us some screenshots of the new Lord of the Rings slot machine. Bear in mind these are not full quality - they have been scaled down in size and reduced to 256 colours to keep the file size small. Even so it looks spectacular.

Lord of the Rings slot machine

Lord of the Rings slot bonus

Lord of the Rings slot paytable

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7 August 2010 - 4:48pm

OMG, OMG, OMG! This is the best news ever! I'm such a big fan of the LOTR, that I think I won't stop playing this slot for ages! I just hope they did as good a job with graphics as this game deserves. If so, it's really gonna be a blockbuster!

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8 August 2010 - 6:25am

I just added some screenshots that Ladbrokes sent us. Looks like you won't be disappointed!

Having animated movie backgrounds behind the reels should be interesting, but hopefully not too distracting.

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8 August 2010 - 10:09pm

Well, we'll see. Something not too flashy will be okay. Besides, slots don't really require high focus, so I guess it could be even fun. Anyways, thanks for the screenshots, they look fantastic! Now you really put me into the state of bitter-sweet anticipation! Tongue

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