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Jackpot Lure Scientific Games

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his new video slot from Scientific Games’ Bally Technologies group comes in a two-machine setup, with twin machines in the Bally Pro Wave slant-top cabinet in front of a single giant LCD screen for bonuses. The Pro Wave slant-top—featuring a 40-inch monitor curved in concave shape toward the player—is used here for an interactive bonus event that can lead to one of four progressive jackpots. The base game is a five-reel, 30-line video slot with a 500-credit maximum bet. The fishing theme is created with the reels floating under the surface of a lake on the large screen. The base game features two separate mystery features. In the Credit Multiplier Feature, a fish randomly swims across the reels to multiply wins from 2X to 5X. This occurs quite frequently—every six plays, according to the manufacturer. The base game also features Mystery Stacked Reels. Before each basegame spin, each reel has mystery symbol positions that are randomly replaced by two or three symbols to create five-of-a-kind wins. There are two main bonus events, both using the Pro Wave format to offer an interactive experience to the player. The main event is the Fishing Bonus. Triggered by scattered symbols on the first, third and fifth reels, the screen transforms into a map, on which the player selects one of three “Fishing Spots.” The player then swipes a finger on the screen to “cast” a fishing lure to reel in a fish to reveal credits or one of the four progressive jackpots. The top green fish returns the top progressive, which resets at 1 million credits, times the line bet times the denomination. At the maximum 500-credit bet on the penny version, that’s a $100,000 reset.

The other bonus event is a free-spin event that kicks off with a picking bonus. Free Games symbols scattered on the three middle reels transform the screen to a scene of floating life preservers. The player picks life preservers until matching three free-spin totals, for seven, 10, 15 or 20 free games. Manufacturer: Scientific Games Platform: Alpha 2 Pro Wave Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot Denomination: .01-.001 Max Bet: 500 Top Award: Progressive; resets at 1,000,000 credits times line bet times denomination Hit Frequency: 31.75% Theoretical Hold: 3.88%14.71%

99 Riches

International Game Technology

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his new game on IGT’s premium CrystalDual cabinet is replete with colorful symbols reflecting its Chinese theme, and a special nod to the number 99, considered lucky in Chinese tradition. (Actually, any combination of the number 9 is lucky in China.) The base game is part of IGT’s popular MultiWay series of video slots with scatter-pay formats—no paylines, with wins generated by adjacent symbols. The five-by-three reel setup in this configuration offers 243 possible ways to win on every spin. Developed for high-volatility game play, the base game includes a mystery bonus feature that can lead to one of four progressive jackpots. Consistent with the name of the game, the bonus is randomly triggered after any win of 99 credits or more. Randomly on a qualifying win, the screen will switch to a field of symbols, which reveal credit amounts or one of the four progressives. Picking matching progressive symbols at max bet can return jackpots ranging from a Mini resetting at $20 to the Grand, resetting at $9,000 (in the recommended penny version). There also is a free-spin bonus on a special set of reels on which

all minor-paying symbols have been removed, creating better odds of large line jackpots and for triggering the progressive picking bonus. Manufacturer: International Game Technology Platform: CrystalDual Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot Denomination: .01 (recommended; others available) Max Bet: 600 Top Award: Progressive; resets at 900,000 credits times denomination Hit Frequency: 29% Theoretical Hold: 4%-9.5%

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