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Fireball Frenzy

Bally Technologies

Fireball Frenzy

This is Bally’s latest incarnation of the legendary Blazing 7s theme, on the wide-body Alpha Elite S9C cabinet and the popular “Frenzy” format, which utilizes a three-reel base stepper game with a fourth reel used exclusively for bonuses. There also is a small color LCD video screen just beneath the reels, used for the bonus event.
   
The base game in Fireball Frenzy is the classic Triple Blazing 7s, with a basic pay schedule including cherry and bar symbols along with four different “7” combinations-mixed, single, double and triple 7s, the latter yielding the top line jackpot. It is configurable by the operator with three, five, nine, 15, 20, 25 or 30 paylines and per-line wagers from one to 50 credits.
   
The fourth reel includes multiplier symbols of 2X, 3X, 5X and 10X, along with a straight 10-credit bonus award symbol and the Fireball Frenzy symbol, which triggers the bonus event. The fourth-reel bonus applies to winning combinations on any active payline of the first three reels.
   
When the Fireball Frenzy symbol lands on the fourth reel with a winning combination on an active payline on the first three reels, it triggers a straight bonus award. The player is prompted to select one of three fireballs appearing on the small LCD screen to reveal a bonus award.
   
The operator has a lot of flexibility in the configuration of the game, with wide ranges of theoretical hold, paylines and denominations-it is available in denominations ranging from pennies all the way to the $100 denomination.

Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha Elite
Format: Four-reel stepper slot; configurable paylines
Denominations: .01 through $100
Max Bet: 3-1,500
Top Award: 5,000 times line bet
Hit Frequency: 41.76%
Theoretical Hold: 3.98%-12.07%

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