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Big Buck Hunter Pro

International Game Technology

Big Buck Hunter Pro

This game marks IGT’s most arcade-like game yet, with a bonus game that uses simulated skill to replicate the classic arcade game “Big Buck Hunter” with remarkable accuracy.

The game is marketed in sets of two, with a giant overhead LED screen spanning the two games used for the bonus event. Holstered at each seat is what the company calls a “light gun,” a colored plastic rifle used to shoot at various game running across the video display.

The base game is a standard 30-line video slot, but the two games are linked in the “Center Stage” setup, the smaller version of the format used on Dark Knight, American Idol and other hits. When the bonus on one of the games hits, the big screen lights up as the player chooses his hunting ground.

There player chooses between various woodland habitats for whitetail deer, big-horn sheep, ducks or other game. Players who find it objectionable to shoot at animals can even pick screens where they’re shooting at aliens, or shooting beer mugs off a bar-top. Players also can select a free-game bonus if they prefer not to shoot at anything on the screen.

When the selection is made, the animated hunting-ground scene appears, and players pick up their guns, aim at the screen and bang away as the critters run across the scene. The animals disappear when they are “hit.” It’s not an actual skill game, but the simulation is very convincing.

Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: AVP
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: Configurable
Max Bet: 300
Top Award: 2,500 credits times line bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5.91%—12%