Content provider to the iGaming industry Pragmatic Play announced Thursday it has launched a sequel to its popular title Wolf Gold. Called Wolf Gold PowerJackpot, this new release sees players return to the American Prairies from the original 2017 game, "packed with more features and prizes than ever before," according to the company.
However, Pragmatic Play's first global progressive jackpot game is "not just focused on the big prize", with players still able to trigger Free Spins and Respins in base play. Free Spins will be available when three Scatters land on the reels, awarding spins for a lucrative bonus round.
The Respins occur when six or more full moons land, taking players to a Hold and Win style bonus round. Players are granted three spins to land as many money symbols as possible, each of which will have a cash value. Every successful turn of the reels resets the count, and at the end of the round, the value of all money symbols is accumulated for huge payouts.
The PowerJackpot feature is a two-stage process that is activated when all five reels turn gold on a single spin. This transfers the player to a jackpot mini-game, where they are faced with the Power Wheel.
This has two tiers, with the first displaying bet multipliers that guarantee a base prize of at least 10x, and the jackpot tier, where players can win one of the four jackpots – Mini, Minor, Major and Power.
When the Power tier, with an expected average prize of €4,500,000, is won, the community feature is activated. This means that 50% of the pot will be given to the winning players, while the other 50% is given to the last 1,000 users who have played the title, "ensuring the entire ecosystem of players that have contributed to the jackpot benefit from its win."
The brand-new mechanic is the latest from a string of new titles from Pragmatic Play, which "has looked to push the boundaries of slot and Live Casino entertainment in recent months, with exciting releases such as Sugar Rush or Boom City."
Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: "We're always looking to bring fantastic additions to our audience and Wolf Gold PowerJackpot fits that description. Taking one of our most popular titles and twisting it with a new community jackpot feature, gives an ecosystem dimension for players and drives higher levels of engagement and retention for our partners."
"We're incredibly proud of what we've brought to the market and can't wait for the community to start enjoying their rewards," Cornides added.
Pragmatic Play currently produces up to seven new slot titles a month, while also delivering Live Casino and Bingo games as part of its multi-product portfolio, available through one single API.