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Bengal Tigers

Atronic Americas

Bengal Tigers

Atronic mixes and matches game styles with this one, combining the advanced “e-motion” platform with a more traditional style of game play.

The game is available to casinos in 20-line or 25-line versions for the penny markets, but also in two five-line versions-one taking a five-coin max bet and the other taking a 25-coin max-that are recommended for quarters or higher.

The math program is volatile, with a comparatively low hit frequency and comparatively frequent high credit wins, helped along by some strong features-there are two wild symbols in the base game, and there is a special “mystery symbol” that appears at random. It pops up over a reel symbol from time to time, and then fades to reveal a second symbol that results in a bonus payoff.

Finally, there is a frequent free-spin round in which all pays are doubled. It can be triggered with as few as two bonus symbols, and there are two separate symbols that can trigger the free games. Two, three, four or five white or yellow tiger symbols trigger five, 10, 20 or 50 free spins, respectively. These double-pay free spins can be retriggered if the bonus symbols appear again-up to a maximum 300 free games.

The top jackpot can be configured as a stand-alone 25,000 credits times the line bet, or as an in-house progressive. A “Rapid Hit” program returns the top prize as frequently as every 7,000 spins in some versions. If configured as a progressive, the top prize is awarded at random, in Atronic’s “Mystery Magic” system. This links a jackpot controller to a bank of the games, with coin-in triggers enacting a mystery progressive to a game on the bank.

Manufacturer: Atronic Americas

Platform: e-motion

Format: Five-reel; five-line, 20-line or 25-line video slot

Denominations: All denominations available

Max Bet: 5, 20, 25, 200, 250

Top Award: 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 or 25,000 credits times line bet; progressive versions available

Hit Frequency: 23.64% or 30.86%

Theoretical Hold: 8%-14%

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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