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Frogger: Great City Wilds

Konami Gaming

Frogger: Great City Wilds

This game is one of the first in which Konami dips into its own rich arcade-game heritage, replicating the legendary arcade-game hit

Frogger, released by parent Konami of Japan in 1981.

The game is not skill-based like the arcade game of the same name, but the main progressive bonus round replicates the game screen and the activity of getting the frog character across a busy street.

Aside from the simulated arcade-game bonus, Frogger: Great City Wild uses all the substantial real estate of Konami’s new Podium Monument cabinet, which features a standard main game screen under a 32-inch vertical top-box monitor. That oversized top-box monitor is used both for the Frogger bonus and for free-game events, during which the top displays two extra reel sets that are engaged for free spins.

The base game is available in 20-line, 30-line or 40-line configuration. During the primary game on the main game screen, wild symbols are nudged to occupy the entire reel window.

Any three, four or five coin symbols trigger seven, 10 or 20 free games, respectively. During the free games, all three reel windows are active. If the wild Frogger symbol appears on one or more reels in the top window, those reels are copied over to the middle reel window. If the Frogger symbol appears in the middle reel window, those reels are copied to the bottom reel window on the main screen. The free-game session can be retriggered with coin symbols on free spins for another seven, 10 or 20 free games.

The progressive Frogger Bonus is randomly triggered. The top screen transforms into a replica of the famous arcade-game screen, and the player is awarded three Frogger characters (equivalent to “lives” in the arcade game). The top screen then plays out like the arcade game. If the Frogger character makes it across the busy street at the bottom, he enters progressive zone in which the player logs credits for any icon the frog touches. If the character lands on Maxi, Mega, Major or Mini, that progressive is awarded. The bonus ends when no more Frogger characters remain.

Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Platform: KP3; Podium Monument
Format: Five-reel, 20-line, 30-line or 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01-5.00
Max Bet: 30-3,000
Top Award: 50,000 times line bet
Hit Frequency: 33%
Theoretical Hold: 6%-15%

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