Bonus games slotpg on the second screen have been there in online slots for quite some time. Online casino software providers have taken this one step ahead by including multi-level bonus games in some slot machines. These allow you to stay in the bonus games for longer periods if you are lucky and therefore win larger amounts. However, they usually do not increase the average return to the player because the slots developer makes compensatory adjustments elsewhere. This article describes how these multi-level bonus games work using examples from popular Microgaming video slots.
Multi-level bonus games on the second screen work in two slightly different ways. When the bonus game is triggered you are awarded random prizes. Most of these would be a bonus credits, but some may lead to another bonus game. A new Microgaming branded slot game titled Bridesmaids is going live shortly. When the bonus game is triggered you spin a wheel and win a prize. Apart from the bonus credit payouts the wheel has icons for four of the bridesmaids. If the wheel stops on any of these you get to play a bonus game offered by that bridesmaid. Two of these are free spins features and two of them are pick an object type bonus games. In the Gold Factory slot machine bonus game, in the first level you pick four out of 12 objects. There are two second level bonus games on offer and both can be picked. So you can get to play up to three bonus games when you trigger one.
In a slightly different format you proceed to the next level if you are successful in the previous one. Though this appears to be different and more challenging, you must realize that the “success” is a chance event and not skill based as in arcade games. Kung Fu Monkey from slotpg has a three level bonus game of this type. In the first level you pick three from six baboons for the Kung Fu monkey to fight against. Five of them can be defeated. So if you pick the sixth baboon then the Kung Fu monkey loses and the bonus game ends but you get a compensatory prize. The second level is played in the same way, except that the opponents are ninjas. In the third level the Kung Fu monkey fights the Big Boss, and you pick the moves for him. If the Kung Fu monkey wins, then you earn big rewards.