This new game family on Aristocrat’s MarsX Dual cabinet includes base games Phoenix & Dragon and Tiger & Dragon. The base games are in Aristocrat’s Reel Power scatter-pay format with a 3-4-5-4-3 reel setup, which yields 2,400 possible ways to win on each spin. Winning combinations pay left-to-right and right-to-left.
The games are available in a player-selectable multi-denomination setup; players choose from .01, .02 and .05 denominations.
The game includes two metamorphic pots that fill to trigger the Aristocrat Hold & Spin bonus event. The re-spin event includes double-sided cash-on-reels symbols. In other words, each cash symbol that locks in place contains either one credit award or two credit amounts in a yin-yang configuration.
The Hold & Spin bonus progresses the same as similar Aristocrat games—the cash-on-reels coin symbols lock in place and the other reels re-spin. Landing at least one coin symbol returns the spin count to three, and the bonus proceeds until three spins yield no coins. The feature can award one of four progressive jackpots, resetting at $10 (Mini), $25 (Minor), $500 (Major) and $10,000 (Grand) on the penny version of the game. The Mini, Minor and Major jackpots scale up with increases in denomination.
Players can trigger the two pots simultaneously during the base game or the Hold & Spin feature. Three bonus symbols on the middle reels trigger eight free games.
Manufacturer: Aristocrat Gaming
Platform: MarsX Dual
Format: Five-reel, 2,400-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 880
Denomination: .01, .02, .05 (multi-denom)
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 3.8%-9.98%