Last Updated: Monday 3rd December 2007, 12:24 pm
MegaJackpots - now available at national-lottery.com - are a new kind of progressive jackpot game that look set to take the online gaming world by storm. Progressive jackpots that grow from game to game until they are won have always been popular, but the main disadvantage has been the length of time it takes for the jackpot to reach that elusive seven-figure mark.
MegaJackpot games eliminate the disadvantage by setting the minimum jackpot level to a staggering £1,500,000. That’s right – the lowest jackpot a player can win on a MegaJackpot game is one and a half million pounds, and in many cases it will be even higher.
Two MegaJackpot titles are being launched to begin with, and these are new versions of Cluedo and Monopoly. These two games were selected because they are both already very popular as straight progressives, so the fact that they will now offer lottery sized jackpots as a minimum is likely to make them even more attractive to online players.
MegaJackpots Monopoly with Pass “Go” Bonus is a slot machine with 9 pay lines. It offers a number of different bonuses, including a Chance Win Spin Bonus, a “Spin Until You Win” bonus and a main Pass “Go” Bonus. The latter features the traditional Monopoly game board, and allows the player to roll their dice and move around just as they would when playing the original game. The main difference here is that the location they land on determines how much money will be added to their bonus. Players win the jackpot by getting five MegaJackpot symbols on the centre pay line in the main game.
MegaJackpots Cluedo with Free Spin Mystery bonus is a 20 pay line slot machine which, as the name suggests, features a free spin bonus that is triggered when you get three or more Mystery Bonus symbols on the five reels. This gives you 15 free spins, but you can get up to 180 free spins by re-triggering the bonus repeatedly. And because each win from a free spin is paid out using a 3x multiplier, cash prizes from this feature can be substantial. As with MegaJackpots Monopoly, the jackpot is paid to players who get five MegaJackpot symbols on the centre pay line, and this can be achieved with a free spin or in the regular game.
Commenting on the launch of MegaJackpots, Tom Kenny, who is the Commercial Director of WagerWorks said: “We have seen the online arena grow and grow over the last few years and feel that the time is right to introduce MegaJackpots. Running as a wide-area progressive-style game, with the top award fully funded by WagerWorks and IGT, MegaJackpots® is a perfect addition to our high quality portfolio and offers our customers a truly unique attraction to their sites.”
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