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Game of LIFE Pay Day

WMS Gaming

Game of LIFE Pay Day

Billed as a “modernized” take on the classic Hasbro “Game of LIFE” board game, the WMS interpretation of the game is laid out in a dual-machine setup, with a common game board for bonuses spread across the top via two adjacent LCD monitors. WMS calls it the “Bluebird xD Metascreen.” The board contains a variety of mini-bonuses depending upon where a player lands during the main bonus.

Upon buy-in, the player is prompted to select a “career,” which will apply in various bonus features. Certain combinations on the reels advance the player’s “rank” in the career, leading to higher bonus awards during a free-game bonus.

A special feature during the 17-line base game increases a pool of credits when an arrow plus L, I, F or E lands on the reels. When the player lands a “Break Time” symbol, the accumulated amount is awarded. Another base-game feature called “Bank of LIFE Paytable” awards extra wins for various specific symbol combinations.

There are also random full-reel wilds during the base game, and a “Flight Attendant” symbol “upgrades” low-paying symbols to “First Class,” or higher-paying symbols.

The main “Pay Day” feature occurs when a “Wild Wheel” lands on the third reel. The wheel spins to a random number of moves around the top game board. The game board contains spaces revealing any of five different game enhancements, including full wild reels, symbol enhancements and other special features.

If the player lands on the color matching his career choice, an extra bonus is awarded. Landing on the “Career Day” space triggers a picking mini-bonus in which the player matches cards for credits and multipliers.

Manufacturer: WMS Gaming
Platform: CPU-NXT3
Format: Five-reel, 17-line video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 350
Top Award: 50,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 4%—12%