This is one of the first new stepper slots to be developed by Aristocrat since its acquisition of Class II supplier VGT, which specializes in steppers. It is on the new cabinet developed by the merged R&D team, called RELM.
The RELM cabinet and format is designed to offer classic reel-spinning games with the more modern styles of features for which Aristocrat has always been known as one of the top producers of video slots. The stylish cabinet features bright, oversized reels configured in a protruding “reel basket,” with a flush translucent lens and rear LED display paired with high-definition top glass and meter display.
7 Salute is a traditional three-reel mechanical slot with 27 paylines and seven levels of progressive jackpot. The pay table includes traditional slot symbols dominated by various “7” combinations.
A unique bonus event is a frequent free-spin bonus round called “Burning Spins.” It is randomly triggered on any winning spin in the primary game. All spins during this event are winners, with each subsequent spin returning a payoff equal to or greater than the previous spin. The Burning Spin round lasts a random number of spins.
The progressives are won through a separate event, triggered by stacked “7” symbols on all three reels. When this occurs, the top LCD screen transforms into a virtual bonus wheel, which spins to award one of the seven progressives. These progressives pay off at any bet. The bottom progressive is 10 credits times the denomination; the top is 25,000 credits times the denomination. That means in the penny version, progressives range from resets of $10 to $250.
Format: Three-reel, 27-line stepper slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 200, 400
Top Award: Progressive; resets at 25,000 times denomination
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 6%-12%