GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site, GGBNews.com.

Bars Up

Incredible Technologies

Bars Up

Last year, Incredible Technologies launched the Infinity V55 cabinet, which features a 55-inch, flat-screen 4K vertical full-touch monitor, making it the largest screen on a core cabinet in the industry.

This year, the manufacturer is loading the cabinet style with new games, one of the first being Bars Up.

Bars Up features a traditional-style slot game on dual 25-line reel arrays. Game play centers on classic bar symbols, and a simple game mechanic: When a gold bar symbol lands, it upgrades the bar symbols on its reel set, turning single bars into double bars and double bars into triple bars.

Three scatter symbols trigger the free spins event, where the reels contain only bar symbols. Players continue the free spins event as long as at least one bar symbol lands. Once a bar lands, it slides down to the lowest unoccupied position and locks in place. Players who fill the entire screen with bars are awarded a bonus credit amount, in addition to the accumulation of their line wins.

Three bonus symbols trigger a picking bonus in which the player touches gold tiles to reveal progressive symbols, the goal being to match three symbols corresponding to one of five progressive bonuses, with resets ranging from $25 to $1,000. It’s a “true-pick” progressive feature—the outcome is not predetermined; all jackpots are available and players really are choosing their prize. The screen reveals what was behind the icons not selected, to drive that point home with players.

Manufacturer: Incredible Technologies
Platform: Infinity V55
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, .50, 1.00, 2.00
Max Bet: 250
Top Award: Progressive; $1,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5.75%-14.91%

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Back to Basics: 10 Trends for 2023

    The 10 Trends for 2023 do not start with the recovery from the pandemic

  • Doing the Math

    The creativity of game design goes hand in hand with what keeps players at the game—the program math

  • Everything to Everyone

    Bally’s Chairman Soo Kim aims for the top, but will technology be his foil?

  • Regulating the Regulators

    Should regulators of the multi-state, billion-dollar casino industry come from the outside?

  • Paying It Forward

    How payment technology has successfully met the challenges of today’s gaming industry