This new video slot takes full advantage of IGT’s new CrystalCurve cabinet, which features a curved 43-inch 4K display. The game features novel uses of all that expanded real estate, both in the primary game and in bonuses that include a progressive bonus resulting in one of three progressive jackpots.
The base game is a six-reel, 40-line video slot (80-credit cost to cover), but the reel array is configured in a unique way. The reels are sectioned off in twos—reels one and two, three and four, and five and six are connected and spin together, affording the visual of three large reels with large symbols that span up to four symbol spaces, and allowing for large stacked-symbol wins.
Randomly in the base game, the “Shifting Sands” feature will trigger to expand the reels upward on the big vertical screen, transforming from four rows of symbols to eight rows. The middle reel of the expanded array is always wild, which guarantees a win on any Shifting Sands spin. The expanded array offers 100 paylines.
Three bonus symbols trigger eight free games, with the Shifting Sands feature active on every spin—guaranteeing that every free spin is a winner. Free games can be retriggered.
Finally, three jackpot symbols trigger the progressive feature. Players select icons corresponding to each of the three jackpots until matching three for a guaranteed progressive win. Progressive resets are $25, $75, and a top progressive of 75,000 credits times the denomination ($750 in the penny version).
Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Format: Six-reel, 40-line video slot (expanding to 100 lines)
Max Bet: 1,600
Top Award: Progressive; resets at 75,000 times denomination
Hit Frequency: 32%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-15%