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Bonanza Blast


Bonanza Blast

This new game on the AGS XStream Jackpots progressive link is a 243-ways-to-win game that expands into a 16,807-ways-to-win game in the bonus.

The base game in the Power XStream ways-to-win series uses the large flat monitor of the Orion premium cabinet to display a mining scene, with the three-by-five reel array on the bottom topped by four two-by-four boards with dynamite on each end, depicting a shut mine. When bonus symbols trigger a free-spin feature, the dynamite explodes to reveal an expanded reel array.

The exploding dynamite reveals up to four additional symbol rows on the reels. At the maximum expanded array of seven rows, there are 16,807 possible ways to win on each spin for the free-spin round.

The XStream Jackpots progressive picking bonus is triggered randomly when at least one wild symbol lands on the reels. The screen will switch to display 12 gold coin icons. The player picks to reveal icons for the Mini, Minor, Major and Grand jackpots, continuing until matching three icons to win the corresponding prize.

The jackpots reset at $10, $25, $800, and $10,000 for the top Grand Jackpot. The jackpot is linked among all XStream Jackpots games on a floor.

Manufacturer: AGS
Platform: Orion
Format: Five-reel, ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 880
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 2.26%-11.12%

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