IGT are ready to release a new link game range, Prosperity Link exclusively available on IGT’s new PeakCurve49 cabinet. The game has been one of IGT’s greatest international successes, so they have tweaked it and prepared it for release in Australia. The lead character’s interactions with the players screens in these games remain the main interest and have ensured the Prosperity Link’s popularity worldwide.
There are four game titles on Prosperity Link. Jade Princess, Mystical Princess and Queen of Blessings will be released first, with Queen of Gold to follow soon. The games all have a consistent Hold and Respin feature which Aussie players all love, and the added interest of the game character, either the princesses or the queens depending on the game, assisting players to achieve the 6 golden orb Respin Feature trigger by occasionally throwing additional ‘gift’ golden orbs on the screen for them. Each game has a free game series where the game character also interacts with the players screen by adding gifted Wilds to improve their win opportunity.
All four games are medium-high volatility games but with a high feature hit rate that will see players in the feature quite often. On the new PeakCurve49 the games have great floor presence and there are many unique features in these games that will hold the players attention.
Jackpot Profiles: Three Grand Jackpot startup levels are available at $10,000, $15,000, and $25,000 – a range that will allow gaming managers to pick a Grand Jackpot start up that fits their link strategy. The Major Jackpot and the Minor and Mini Bonus prizes can be awarded during the respin feature as symbols on the screens. When players fill a respin window with all 15 gold balls they win the Grand Jackpot.
An added feature of these Jackpot and Bonus levels is that the Mini and Minor Bonuses are scalable by a players bet, so some players will be rewarded with the opportunity to win larger bonus prize amounts in all denominations.
Denomination range: The lower denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, and 10c are 243 ways games so players can win prizes as scatter pays. However, the higher $1 and $2 (in NSW) games are 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 line games depending on the players preference.
Prosperity Link Respin Feature:
Players gain access to the Respin Feature by landing 6 or more golden orbs, each containing a cash on reel amount. An interesting added interaction for the players is that the game characters themselves, either the queens or the princesses, may help the player achieve the required 6 golden orbs by throwing additional golden orbs from the pot onto the screen. This is a nice touch in the animation of the game that will make sense to players and looks great on the tall PeakCurve49screen.
As with all hold and respin games players have 3 respins to gain gold prize balls. When a prize ball drops the respin count is reset to 3.
Once triggered, the feature screen opens, with 3 additional windows for players to try and activate during their respins. Players aim to land additional golden orbs, to unlock and activate each window and increase their opportunity to land additional golden orbs.
As with all hold and respin games, players have 3 respins to gain golden orb prizes. When a prize orb drops the respin count is reset to 3.
The windows that are activated are obvious to the player as they light up and move forward on the screen. There are also counters that let players know how many more gold orbs they need to activate the next screen.
Players continue until the respins cease. At the end of the respins all the cash on reel amounts are collected.
Free Game Series:
Each of the games has a free game series. These free games have great win opportunities for players and will not feel like a secondary feature, as they are in many games these days. The common theme to the feature is that the main characters, the princesses and queens, assist players by interacting and adding Wilds to their screen as they play through the free games.
In all the games players trigger the free games by landing ‘free game’ symbols on Reels 2, 3, and 4, to gain a 10 free game series, however they all have a slightly different ‘Wild’ reward.
Mystical Princess: During free games the Mystical Princess may gift up to 6 Wilds on any spin by throwing them on to the reels below.
Jade Princess and Queen of Blessings:
The princess or queen may award wild multipliers 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x during free games by throwing them onto the reels for the player.
Queen of Gold: The queen awards nudging Wilds during free game play that move up and down the reels.
Player Fit and Positioning:
As a link, this game needs to be in a high traffic position mid-floor where the jackpot value is easy to spot. In the PeakCurve49 cabinet this link has great floor presence and will be better suited to a straight bank where the screen animations are more pronounced, rather than a carousel bank.
With a high feature hit rate the Prosperity Link games will be popular among players with an interest in entertainment, with the advantage of having the Bonus Jackpots attached to a players bet: this will be popular among the regular gamers.
The Prosperity Link games include some unique methods for the free game and feature delivery, and the interaction with the main characters providing random ‘gift awards’ to players promises to increase their interest in these games.
The very next spin might be the one where the queen gifts me additional golden orbs and helps me into the respin feature….
To be the first in your area with these new games contact your IGT Representative
Written by: Justine Channing – Gaming Specialist