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Fire Wolf: Howling Boost

AGS

Fire Wolf: Howling Boost

This game employs the basic format and many of the most popular game features of the former Cadillac Jack, the slot-maker acquired last year by AGS.

One of those features is the basic “PowerXStream” game format, which employs a variety of novel reel setups in a scatter-pay configuration. In this case, it’s a 3-4-4-4-3 reel configuration (three spaces on the outer two reels and four on the inner reels). This results in a potential 576 ways to win on each spin. The PowerXStream pay mechanic evaluates the award based on the number of symbols that occur on adjacent reels, with both left-to-right and right-to-left pay evaluation.

The base game can award one of four lower-level progressive jackpots, based on line combinations involving different-colored wolf symbols, with resets ranging from $5 for the Mini to $500 for the Mega. The jackpots rise at a level set by the casino at increments as high as $1. They are all “Must Hit By” jackpots, and when the progressives get close to the level at which they must hit, the game goes into “Fever” mode, with sights and sounds letting the player know a jackpot is approaching.

The top prize is a fifth progressive, either wide-area or local-area at the casino’s discretion, won by lining up five game logos on the reels.

The progressives are displayed in grand style on the tall top box of the Stratos cabinet, framed in different colors in a flame-covered display.

The game also includes the AGS “Turbo Boost Progressive” feature, which randomly boosts one or more of the progressive jackpots, sometimes by hundreds of credits.

The central bonus is a frequently retriggering free-spin event. When triggered by bonus symbols on the middle three reels, eight free spins are awarded. Those can be retriggered up to a potential maximum of 128 free games.

Manufacturer: AGS
Platform: Turbo Quad Boost
Format: Five-reel, ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 200 (Class II), 250 (Class III)
Top Award: Progressive; reset at $50,000 (Class II) or $5,000 (Class III)
Hit Frequency: Approximately 70%
Theoretical Hold: 5%-14%