With this offering, Konami gathers all of its best game styles and gives operators the opportunity to offer them in a community-play package.
The community play part is a horse race, in which all players at a bank can participate for one of four progressive jackpot levels. New Konami games in the K2V 2.0 video platform or two different stepper game platforms can be linked in this setup to a four-level mystery progressive.
The mystery bonus is triggered by coin-in levels, and players qualify to participate according to their wagering levels. The more the bet on the triggering spin, the more horses are allotted the player for the bonus race-a good design for promoting high average wagers.
Progressive reset levels are configurable by the operator, but typical levels would reset at $5-$10 for the “Mini” jackpot, $50-$100 for the “Major,” $100-$200 for the “Mega,” and $1,000-$1,500 for the “Maxi.”
Each base game retains its own bonus features and play style. Supported game series include five-reel, multi-line video slots; the “KonXion,” “ScatteReels” and “Xtra-Reward” scatter-pay video slots; Advantage-Plus five-reel stepper games; and “27 Ways” scatter-pay steppers.
When the bonus is triggered, an overhead LCD video display features the “Running of the Roses” horse race, and eligible players (players who were making wagers on the game when the mystery trigger enacted) are each allotted horses. The race plays out on the big screen, and one player is awarded one of the four progressive jackpots.
All players are awarded consolation bonus prizes.
In all, this setup gives the operator a chance to pick the highest-earning Konami games on the floor and place them in a configuration that promotes high average bets and creates excitement on the floor.
Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Platform: K2V 2.0, Advantage Stepper
Format: Five-reel, multi-line or scatter-pay video slot; five-line or scatter-pay stepper
Denomination: .01, .05
Max Bet: Configurable
Top Award: Progressive; $1,000-$1,500 reset
Hit Frequency: Various
Theoretical Hold: Various