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Dolly 9 to 5

International Game Technology

Dolly 9 to 5

This is one of several games IGT is releasing that features country music legend Dolly Parton. While the theme of this five-reel, 30-line stepper slot—one of two reel-spinning versions of the Dolly Parton theme—centers on the 1980 office comedy in which Parton starred with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the slot, like others in the series, is all about Parton’s music.

The background for all reel-spinning and bonus events is one of Parton’s many hits, but one heralded feature of all the Dolly Parton games is that the player can pick the song. Ten full-length Dolly Parton hits are loaded into the program, and the player can change the background music at any time. The choices include the title “9 to 5” hit, “Jolene,” “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” and seven others.

Parton herself provided all the voice-overs for base-game and bonus events. Reel symbols include country music icons like cowboy boots and hat, a guitar and sheet music. As the game’s host, Parton provides suggestions, encouragement and fun interaction during play.

There are two main special features of the game. One is a more-or-less standard free-games bonus. The top-box LCD video monitor shows concert footage of Parton performing the “9 to 5” hit as the free games play out.

The other bonus is a mystery event that multiplies jackpots, called the “Rockin’ Reels Respin.” On any random spin, the middle reel will physically rock up and down, and spin until landing on stacked wild multipliers—9X, 2X and 5X. To the tune of the title song, the other reels re-spin to a multiplied win.

Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: S AVP
Format: Five-reel, 30-line stepper
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 300
Top Award: 9,000
Hit Frequency: 46%
Theoretical Hold: 2%-15%

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