You may have come across the term ‘bonus trail’ in connection with the description of gaming features in online pokies. A bonus trail is a series of bonus games on the second screen. When the feature is triggered the first time you play the first bonus game in the series. When the feature is triggered again, you get to play the next bonus game in sequence. After you have played all the bonus games you return to the first one and start the sequence again. The online pokie keeps track of which bonus game you have played last, even if you exit the pokie, and takes you to the succeeding bonus game the next time.
The succession of games in the bonus trail follows a quest that is integrated with the theme of the online pokie. Microgaming is a leading software provider to Australian online casinos and has some exciting pokies with bonus trails. The titles include The Great Galaxy Grab, Avalon II, Hot as Hades and Jason and the Golden Fleece. Jason is perhaps the most perfect example of a quest and the bonus games used in that pokie are being described.
Jason, the prince of Iolcus, could win back his only if he succeeded in bringing back the Golden Fleece from distant Colchis. Jason assembled a group and set sail on the ship Argo. He faced many adventures on the journey to Colchis and on the return journey after he acquired the Golden Fleece. Microgaming has taken ‘literary license’ and shown all the events in the onward journey so as to end the bonus trail with procuring the Golden Fleece.
The bonus trail begins with the Iolcus Shield Bonus. You pick 6 from 12 shields to win bonus credits. In Mysia, Jason drove away the Harpies, the vicious winged females. In the bonus game you have to match four harpies to win a payout multiplier. The Symplegades were huge rock cliffs that crushed ships traveling between them. The Sympleglades Shipwreck Bonus awards random credits. If you do not like your award, you can ask for a replacement, but only twice. In Crete Jason slew the bronze giant Talbos. In the corresponding bonus game you spin a wheel for bonus prizes. In Sirenum Jason prevented his sailors from succumbing to the Sirens’ song. You play a hi-lo card game in the feature for a poker bonus. In Colchis the sorceress Medea brewed a potion that put the dragon guarding the Golden Fleece to sleep. In this the final event of the bonus trail, you select potions to win bonus credits.