This is the latest game on Bally’s V22/42 cabinet, which is the format featuring a normal 22-inch LCD monitor for the base game and a giant, 42-inch vertical monitor on the top screen displaying dual bonus wheels. It is the game style first used on the hit “Dual Wheel Hot Shot Progressive” game.
In this case, the two wheels top a game based on the culture surrounding Route 66, the famous Western highway immortalized in song as the place to “get your kicks.” In this case, it’s “Get Rich on Route 66.”
The base game features classic slot symbols and four different “7” symbols, with the top jackpot returned for five red 7s. There is also a 2X wild symbol that doubles the payoff in winning combinations. On random spins, “Mystery Stacks” will occur. Each reel has mystery symbol positions that are randomly replaced with one or two symbols before each spin, creating a stack of the same symbol to boost winning combinations.
When players get a full stack of “Get Rich on Route 66” symbols on the middle three reels, a picking bonus determines one of two bonuses involving one of the bonus wheels. The player picks from nine tiles seeking to match three symbols to either spin the Credit Wheel for a prize ranging from 100 credits to 1,000 credits times the line bet, or a free-spin bonus. If the Credit Wheel is won, the player gets three spins of the wheel.
If the free-spin bonus is triggered, the player is awarded five free games with stacked 7 symbols. Before the bonus round, the player spins the top bonus wheel to determine which color the stacked 7 symbols will be—if the top red 7 is stacked, the largest bonus is available.
Both wheel spins feature the Bally “U-Spin” method—the player physically spins the wheel, which spins at a speed based on the pressure applied for the spin.
Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Max Bet: 2,500
Top Award: 1,000 credits times line bet
Hit Frequency: 19.23%
Theoretical Hold: 4%—14.62%