This new game series on Konami’s Dimension 49J cabinet features the hold-and-re-spin feature popularized on last year’s All Aboard series, with an extra twist and unique free-game bonus features.
The two inaugural titles are Bull Blitz Fortunes of the Orient and Bull Blitz Roses & Riches. Aside from the themes, the games contain the same common features with slightly different free-spin features.
The base game is a five-reel video slot with payline configurations corresponding to the denomination—the penny and 2-cent versions have 50 paylines; the nickel and 10-cent versions have 25 lines; the $1 and $2 versions, five lines.
The main feature is the Bull Blitz Bonus, a hold-and-re-spin event featuring gold coins as cash-on-reels symbols. Gold coins on the triggering spin lock in place, and the free-spin meter starts at three. There also are symbols corresponding to one of the five progressive jackpot levels that can appear during the Bull Blitz feature. Additional gold coins return the spin meter to three, and the bonus proceeds until no gold coins land for three spins or the entire reel array fills with the coins.
The added twist to this feature is the “Xtra Hit” symbol. Any time that lands during the Bull Blitz spins, the player is awarded the accumulated balance of all locked coins, in addition to the total of the coins in place at the end of the feature.
On Fortunes of the Orient, three lantern symbols trigger six free games. Nudging wild symbols appear on all but the first reel during the free spins. On Roses & Riches, three rose symbols trigger five free games. During each of the free spins, at least two of the reels will contain all wilds.
Manufacturer: Konami Gaming, Inc.
Platform: Dimension 49J
Format: Five-reel, five-, 25- or 50-line video slot
Max Bet: 25, 125, 200, 500
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, 1.00, 2.00
Top Award: Progressive; resets at $10,000
Hit Frequency: 24.89%
Theoretical Hold: 8.01%-10.01%