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Chinese Kitchen

Bally Technologies

Chinese Kitchen

This new video slot in Bally’s Alpha formats (Alpha Elite V20 or the wide-screen CineVision) features a collection of innovative and fun bonus features, with multiple possible outcomes.

The base game has 50 paylines, which enables a decent hit frequency in the primary game. The more innovative feature, though, is a collection of bonus rounds that encourage high average bets.

The reason is a good frequency of wins that are multipliers of the total bet, in the multi-faceted Chinese Kitchen Bonus Feature.

Three or more scattered bonus symbols trigger the feature. The more symbols, the higher the multiplier for a preliminary bonus award-which is awarded to the player before the event even starts. Three bonus symbols trigger an initial award of double the total bet. Four bonus symbols win 15 times the total bet; five pay 30 times the total bet.

After the initial award, a spinner appears on the screen. The player touches a bonus button, and the dial spins to one of eight spots. The slices on the dial display either bonus amounts, free games or a mystery bonus. If it’s a straight bonus, the player is paid and the bonus ends. If it lands on the Mystery Bonus Feature, the player is awarded a random bonus amount ranging from five times to a hefty 1,000 times his total bet. The player also gets to spin the dial a second time after a mystery bonus.

If the dial lands on free games, there is a multitude of possible outcomes. The random number generator will award one of six free-game options: five free spins at 5X, 10 spins at 2X, 10 spins at 3X, 15 spins at even money, 50 free spins at 2X, or 100 free spins at even money. There also is a special paying combination that applies only on free spins: the coin symbol. Three of them on a free spin pay twice the total bet; four pay 15 times the bet; five pay 30 times the bet.

This is a well-designed game that provides the player easy-to-understand reasons to bet the maximum. For the operator, that means more coin-in.

Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha Elite
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01 through 1,000
Max Bet: Configurable; 250 recommended
Top Award: 2,500 credits times line bet
Theoretical Hold: 3.97%-12%

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