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Full Moon Diamond

Konami Gaming

Full Moon Diamond

This is the latest game in Konami’s “KonXion” series (pronounced “Connection”), which features the clustered hexagonal reel symbols, with adjacent symbols returning jackpots.

The minimum bet is 40 credits, which activates all symbols on the screen. The player wins for combinations of left-to-right touching hexagons-two or more on some jackpots or three or more on others. All jackpots are multiplied by the total bet, which can be as high as 2,000 coins on a spin.

The new version of this series features what is called “KonXion 4-5-4-5-4,” because of the new way the pay window is set up-four stacked hexagons form each of the first, third and fifth reels, with five hexagons forming each of the middle two reels. According to the manufacturer, this permits a much higher hit frequency than the original version of KonXion.

Full Moon Diamond adds a few wrinkles to the KonXion game style. It is the first game to feature a new feature within the free-spin bonus round, called “MirroReels.” If the same winning symbol appears in “mirroring” reels-the first and fifth reels, or the second and fourth reels-the same symbols will appear in the other mirroring reels to add to the jackpot payoff.

Three, four or five adjacent Moon symbols trigger 10, 15 or 25 free spins, respectively. A different set of reel symbols appears for the free-spin round. If you land the symbols again during a free spin, the feature is re-triggered.

Manufacturer: Konami Gaming

Platform: K2V

Format: Five-reel scatter-pay video slot

Denomination: .01-1.00

Max Bet: 2,000

Top Award: 4,000 times bet

Hit Frequency: 37%

Theoretical Hold: 4%-18%

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