With this game, Spielo brings back a theme that was one of the most popular games of the former Atronic brand. The central feature of the original Cash Fever was a thermometer marked by ascending bonus awards.
The new version of the game, “Love Fever,” links the thermometer bonus to a love theme, combines it with several other bonus features and places it in a five-reel stepper in the Passion Slots series.
The base game is a “243 Ways to Win” scatter-pay game—there are no paylines; wins are triggered by adjacent symbols for 243 possible winning combinations on every spin. Bonus events feature the cartoon “Dr. Fever” character from the original game, only this time as the “Love Doctor,” accompanied by a sexy nurse.
The red lips symbol is wild, substituting for all but scatter symbols. The Cash Fever logo on the first, third and fifth reels trigger 10 free spins plus 100 “entry credits.” A random multiplier from 3X to 6X is selected to multiply all winnings in the free games. The free-spin round can be re-triggered for 10 free games at a time.
The three main bonuses include the “Love Potion Bonus,” a pick-a-prize bonus in which the player picks from 18 flasks containing credits to try to create the “perfect love potion,” with a random multiplier; the “Diagnosis Love Bonus,” in which the “Love Doctor” asks the player to choose one of five patients and a “Love Chart” to determine the player’s credit and multiplier “diagnosis;” and the main “Thermometer Bonus.”
The Thermometer Bonus is triggered when a bonus sixth reel, in the form of an EKG meter, lands on the thermometer symbol. The mercury in the thermometer on the top-box video display then rises to stop at one of 10 bonus features, which include re-spins, multipliers, a wheel feature and mystery credit awards.
At the top of the bonus thermometer are three linked progressive jackpots, resetting at $10, $25 and $1,000. These are mystery progressives; one can be triggered at any time.
Manufacturer: Spielo International
Platform: Passion Slots
Format: Five-reel, 243-Way stepper slot
Max Bet: 200
Top Award: Progressive; $1,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 60%
Theoretical Hold: 8%—12%