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Firehouse 50

Cadillac Jack

Firehouse 50

Manufacturer: Cadillac Jack
Platform: Cadillac Jack Video Platform
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02. .05, .10, .25
Max Bet: 50-250
Top Award: $5,000-$25,000 (base prize plus progressive)
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5%-14%

This is one of the top games in Cadillac Jack’s new series of 50-line video slots. It is a medium-volatility program set up in a four-by-five reel configuration, with graphics, reel symbols and sound centered around a firehouse theme.

This is the first game to employ the manufacturer’s newly configured pay tables, and during the primary game, vertical stacked wild symbols add to the volatility. Fire alarm triggering symbols trigger a free spin round, with lots of entertainment features such as realistic fire dispatch calls and lively animation while the free spins play out. Jackpots are doubled during the free spins, and re-triggers can result in a possible maximum of 50 free spins.

All of the new games in the 50-line series feature play styles the company launched last year, “SpeedPLAY” and “PlusPLAY.”

SpeedPLAY is an optional mode for the player that cuts out nearly all the animation of spinning reels to go directly to the result of each spin. The player simply touches the screen to cut to the chase for the result of the spin.

PlusPLAY is designed to reward players with random bonus events in exchange for extended play.

The game is available in both Class II and Class III versions, and with either fixed or progressive jackpots.

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