Blueprint Gaming announced Thursday it has launched its latest foray into the gold rush with the new entry in its prospector-themed game series, “Gold Strike Bonanza: Fortune Play”.
The company introduced its Fortune Play mechanic, inspired by the Free Spins round of the previous game, which allows for play across four reel sets simultaneously.
The Prospector is back to guide players into the hills to seek their fortune, with the hunt beginning if three or more bonus symbols land, triggering the Free Spins round. From there, if the Prospector makes an appearance, he acts as a wild and the game pays a win for every golden nugget that appears on the same spin.
If four Prospector symbols are collected during Free Spins then extra spins are awarded, with a scatter win multiplier being activated if further gold nuggets are discovered.
The win potential and gameplay are ramped up when the player-favourite Fortune Play is initiated at a cost of 20x the bet. This unlocks four separate windows where the number of Prospectors needed to upgrade the scatter win multiplier is reduced, as well as awarding an extra Fortune Play.
All the animation, ambient soundtrack and effects of the previous games are back as the Prospector celebrates every success with the player, “creating an exuberant gameplay experience for those enjoying a return to the series and newcomers alike”.
Jo Purvis, Director of Key Accounts and Marketing UK at Blueprint Gaming, said: “It’s not only the Prospector that will be rejoicing in his return to the gold seams but operators and players can revel in the treasure-seeking action, boosted by Fortune Play. We love going back to our successful games, adding new features and tweaks to breathe new life into them and we know our players do too, so we’re sure that this latest opportunity for them to seek their fortunes will be a real gold rush!”