Rapid Thunder, Merkur Gaming’s new in-game jackpot bonus feature, recently successfully completed a series of development tests in Mexico, drawing praise from players and operators alike.
Rapid Thunder, the in-game jackpot bonus feature that was a sensation at NIGA, Juegos Miami and the recent Peru Gaming Show, has successfully completed a series of development tests in Mexico. Development test events were run in five operations across Mexico, from Tijuana and Ensenada to Guadalajara and Queretaro.
Four of these were run with promotional support and one, Casino San Nicolas in Ensenada, run purely as a ‘blind’ test with a bank of machines simply installed and switched on to await players.
The players did indeed come and, with their choice of six popular base game titles – all plus the built-in Rapid Thunder Jackpot Bonus feature – to choose from the play was intense, with all machines being played repeatedly and often with other players waiting for a vacant slot to take their turn.
With the added attraction of the Merkur Mexico promotoras helping to build the atmosphere and giving away prizes and running cash draws each evening, there was no doubt that Rapid Thunder had a very special buzz during each of the promotional nights. That atmosphere built dramatically as each and every venue saw players win big. By either filling the screen with 15 Rapid Blocks, or by successfully playing through the free game phase through to the maximum of 35 games, players would, and did, win the Grand prize of 5,000 times their bet. This was clear proof of the statement that ‘The game has a jackpot bonus and the jackpot bonus IS the game’.
So, across all five venues, there was attraction, there was excitement, there was a high level of player engagement and there were winners.
A sixth development test was then run, utilising the same two nights format, one week later at the Logrand Entertainment Group’s Jubilee Casino in Monterrey, with big winners once again and with similarly encouraging results.
So, as Rapid Thunder rolled across Mexico, the conclusion was that the new in-game jackpot bonus feature is well on its way to becoming both an operators’ and players’ favourite and a gaming entertainment success that will surely continue to build ahead of the product’s full commercial roll-out in the very near future.