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Desert Sky

Multimedia Games

Desert Sky

This Southwest-themed video slot from Multimedia Games features a base-game bonus multiplier in a five-reel, 50-line setup with a four-by-five configuration (four rows of symbols instead of the standard three).

The multiplier feature, called “Straight Shot Multipliers,” increases line wins for the four “straight,” or horizontal paylines. Wins on payline No. 1 are multiplied by three. Wins on payline No. 2 pay 5 times the normal payout; wins on payline No. 3, 7X; and payline No. 4, 10X.

The multipliers apply to both base-game spins and the Free Spin bonus. Three, four or five scattered Free Spin symbols award 10, 20 or 40 free spins, respectively. The free-game round can be re-triggered at any time during the free spins, for a total of up to 120 free spins.

The game program features medium volatility in seven different payout configurations from 85 percent to 98 percent. Desert Sky carries Multimedia Games’ 180-day house average guarantee. If, during the first 180 days the game is placed, it does not perform above 90 percent of the house average for the same denomination for a 30-day period, Multimedia Games will convert the game to a different, similar-type game at no additional cost.

Additionally, Multimedia advertises the game as “TournEvent Ready,” meaning it can be placed in existing setups of TournEvent, the instant tournament system that is one of the manufacturer’s most popular products.

Manufacturer: Multimedia Games
Platform: MGAM Video Reel
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .03
Max Bet: 500
Top Award: 524,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 2%—15%

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