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Double Happiness

Aristocrat Technologies

This Asian-themed game is one of the first two slots to feature Aristocrat’s new “Gen 7” video platform and sleek “Viridian” cabinet. Gen 7 features top-quality, high-resolution graphics, and the new thin cabinet style features pay-table information in a dynamic video display in the top box. (This will be Aristocrat’s preferred terminal format for downloadable, server-based gaming applications.)

The base game is a 25-line slot in Aristocrat’s “Power Play” series. In this format, the player is given the option to go into “Power Play Mode” by wagering enough to cover the paylines, plus a five-credit ante wager.

Without the ante wager, the main feature is a normal free-spin round with a “Roaming Wild” symbol added to the normal wild symbol, which is a lion. Three, four or five scattered “Double Happiness” symbols trigger 10, 15 or 25 free games, respectively, with the extra wild symbol.

With the ante wager, the free-spin round features two roaming wild symbols, and a random multiplier number that can multiply jackpots on free spins up to 10X.

On either version, the free-spin feature can be re-triggered within the free spins.

Double Happiness is an average-volatility penny slot game with a bonus feature that hits with average frequency. The top award is 2,500 credits times the line bet in normal mode, 25,000 times the line bet in Power Pay mode.

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies

Platform: Gen 7

Format: Five-reel, 25-line video slot

Denominations: .01

Max Bet: 300, 450, 600

Top Award: 25,000 credits times line bet

Hit Frequency: 22.26%

Theoretical Hold: 6.95%-14.04%

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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