This game employs Aruze’s “G Deluxe” format for an attention-grabbing video slot with a tall, mechanical-style top box headed by a towering figure of a female version of the Frankenstein monster. The “Franken Mama” towers over a display of credit amounts and, at the bottom, windows marked “Mummy,” “Wolfman” and “Vampire,” topped by one, two and three skulls, respectively.
Franken Mama features those three classic movieland monsters plus skulls, bats, ghosts and other spooky icons in the reel window. The base game is a five-reel, 30-line video slot in the G-ENEX 22-inch wide-screen format.
When triggered, the bonus can be any of four different events. The player is shown four doors, and picks one to reveal one of four bonus games—the main Franken Bonus, the Mummy Bonus picking game (pick a sarcophagus for a credit award ranging from 120 credits to 350 credits, times the line bet,) the Vampire Bonus picking game (pick a window to reveal a character or garlic; if a character is found, keep picking; the garlic ends the bonus with a credit award) or Wolfman Free Games (five free spins that can be retriggered within the award).
Progression to the Franken Bonus and an award of free spins can also be won within any of the picking bonus events.
The main Franken Bonus displays 29 Jack o’ Lanterns for the player to select. The Jack o’ Lanterns hide various credits, symbols and characters. Symbols lead to secondary bonuses such as the Mirror Bonus, Revival Ghost Bonus and the Electric Chair Bonus, where players use the spin button to raise the meter displayed on the game screen. These bonuses allow the player to collect more characters and credits.
Each character collected during the bonus lights up that window on the top box, and each character collected is awarded a random bonus amount at the end of the event—that amount lights up on the top-box display.
Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, 1.00
Max Bet: 150, 300, 450, 600
Top Award: 12,000 credits
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 3.99%—12.96%