99 Riches

International Game Technology

This 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%