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Big Fish Grand

Aristocrat Gaming

Big Fish Grand

This latest game on Aristocrat’s imposing Neptune Double cabinet features a unique primary game mechanic called “Catch & Win.” The normal four-by-five reel array has no pay lines or ways-to-win format. Instead, a floating “Win Box” roams around the screen during the spin. All the wins are in the form of various colorful fish swimming through the underwater display on the screen. Each fish displays a credit award. The player wins the amounts in the Win Box when the reels stop spinning.

Sometimes the box is large and several fish land inside, awarding an accumulated prize. Other times, it will cover one fish or miss the fish altogether. Randomly, a “Big Win” feature will cause the Win Box to cover the entire reel array. It’s a simple-to-understand, cash-on-reels style of game mechanic.

After each win, the player is offered a chance to double the award via a 50/50 flip of a coin.

There are four jackpot levels—static jackpots of $20 (Minor) and $50 (Major); single-site progressives (SSP) resetting at resetting at $1,000 (Super) and $5,000 (Grand); or alternatively, a multi-site progressive (MSP) Grand resetting at $20,000.

All but the top two progressives can be won in the primary game, if fish bearing the jackpot amounts wind up in the Win Box. The top two progressives are available through a wheel bonus, triggered by scattered wheel symbols.

The bonus wheel slices include various numbers of free games up to 20, the two top jackpots, and a “Big Win” spin with the universal Win Box.

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Gaming
Platform: Neptune Double
Format: Five-reel “Catch & Win” slot
Denomination: .01 through 20.00 (SSP); .01, .02, .05 (MSP)
Max Bet: 1,000
Top Award: Progressive; reset at $5,000 (SSP) or $20,000 (MSP)
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 5.95%-12.12%

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