This latest game in IGT’s TRUE 4D series is based on the Starz network fantasy series American Gods, which is based on the Neil Gaiman novel about a mythical battle between Old Gods and New Gods.
The game uses the TRUE 4D glasses-free 3D technology, along with midair haptic technology and gesture control, to recreate the series in sharp animation surrounding a variety of story lines from the show. The base game is a five-reel, 50-line video slot packed with primary-game mystery bonus events and three interactive bonuses recreating scenes from the TV show.
Mystery features during the base game include the “Bilquis Feature,” which awards up to five full wild reels; the “Czernobog Feature,” in which a hammer appears and hits a symbol to award one or two surrounding wild symbols; and the “Mr. World Feature,” in which all high-value symbols transform into the Mr. World symbol.
Three buffalo symbols on the middle reels trigger a screen in which the player selects from three bonus games, and is randomly awarded a number of free games, plus a number of bonus chances for the round.
The bonuses include the Slice Bonus, in which the player uses midair hand gestures across the screen to destroy charging enemies; the Bunny Bonus, in which players guide a rabbit on the screen to search for up to 12 eggs, each hiding a bonus award; and the Coin Toss bonus, in which players are awarded up to seven coins to toss into glasses to award bonus credits. Players create a coin-tossing gesture in the 4D interaction area to fling the coins in the air.
There also are four free-game options—the Bilquis, Zorya, Czernobog and Mr. World free games features.
The game carries a wide-area progressive jackpot resetting at $100,000. The progressive is awarded for three American Gods symbols on the middle reels. When two land on reels two and three, the player receives a re-spin for a second chance at the top prize. There also is a stand-alone version of the game with a static top jackpot of 1 million credits ($10,000).
Platform: CrystalCurve TRUE 4D
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Max Bet: 375
Top Award: Progressive, $100,000 reset; Standalone, $10,000
Hit Frequency: 27%
Theoretical Hold: 12%-13% (WAP)