This game, based on the Zynga game FarmVille—one of the earliest social-game hits on Facebook—showcases Aristocrat’s new EdgeX cabinet, which features two 43-inch LCD monitors stacked in a landscape configuration that the company calls “personalized space” to create a “mini-jumbo feel” within a standard slot footprint.
That landscape is used to maximum effect with the famous Zynga farm-building game, in which players plow fields, plant crops, raise livestock and perform other farm activities to achieve points and advance levels.
The FarmVille slot game combines the Mighty Cash hold-and-spin feature and the popular Progressive Free Games mechanic into a new experience. In FarmVille, the number of Mighty Cash spins increments and allows players to play a new Mighty Cash matrix every time the current Mighty Cash matrix is entirely filled up.
The base game is a five-reel, 243-ways-to-win game in the Reel Power series. There is a five-level, single-site progressive that resets at either $2,500 or $5,000.
Bonus features include the Mighty Cash Unlimited Feature, where the player plays one of three levels of Mighty Cash, differentiated by the “all positions filled” bonus award—2X, 3X, or 4X applied to all prizes, according to the number of Mighty Cash spins awarded.
The goal is to collect Mighty Cash symbols to fill a matrix on the way to the 4X multiplier.
The Mighty Cash level also determines the number of Mighty Cash spins awarded. If the player has remaining spins after a blackout, then a new matrix is presented and the round continues.
The Wheel Bonus Feature awards credits, free games with unlimited retrigger, or the progressive picking bonus, in which the player selects icons on a screen until matching three to win the corresponding progressive jackpot.
In addition to the dual 43-inch screens displaying panoramic views of the player’s “farm,” the EdgeX cabinet features stereo symphonic surround sound and a virtual button deck.
Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 225
Top Award: Progressive; $2,500 or $5,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-16%