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Dirty Harry: Make My Day!

WMS Gaming

Dirty Harry: Make My Day!

This game is designed to place the player inside the famous Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry films, with the WMS “Sensory Immersion Gaming” technology. It is the latest WMS game to be placed in the virtual reality-style setup, with the vibrating seat and the BOSE surround-sound chair.

The Sensory Immersion format is used to the hilt in both the primary game and in an amazing bonus feature. At random times during the primary game, a police helicopter will fly by and “buzz” the reels. (Thanks to the speakers behind the player’s head, the effect is that the helicopter is flying from behind and landing on the reels.)

If the spotlight lands on the fifth reel, it triggers the “Spotlight Feature,” in which the helicopter returns with the spotlight, shining it on that symbol and four others, turning them all into wild symbols.

The main bonus on the game is the reel draw of the game. It places the player on a virtual ride inside-what else?-a police car engaged in a chase through the streets of San Francisco.

Three scattered “Make My Day” symbols with all paylines active start the chase. The player selects a police car, and selects one of four targets for Harry to shoot his Magnum at. If the shot hits, the criminal’s vehicle swerves into credit values, or into objects for larger credit awards. Randomly, coins will spill out of the vehicle for extra credit awards. If the getaway car crashes into a “Catch” symbol, the criminal is caught, and a new chase begins.

If the shot misses, the criminal may shoot back. If he manages to disable Harry’s car, the bonus is over.

Players will love this virtual chase. The other Sensory Immersion games have experienced lines of players waiting to play. This game should be no different.

Manufacturer: WMS Gaming
Platform: Sensory Immersion
Format: Five-reel, 20-line or 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .05
Max Bet: 100, 300
Top Award: Progressive: $500,000 reset
Non-progressive: 10,000 credits
Hit Frequency: 52.79%-55.94%
Theoretical Hold: Progressive: 13.99%, 14.02%
Non-Progressive: 5.98%-13.96%

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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