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Great Guardians

Konami Gaming, Inc.

Great Guardians

This new game duo, featured on Konami’s Dimension 49J cabinet, is an extension of the slot-maker’s popular All Aboard series. It features six jackpots—four fixed amounts and linked progressives resetting at $500 and the top $7,500.

The inaugural games are Great Guardians Phoenix and Great Guardians Dragon. Each base game is a five-reel video slot with five, 25 or 50 paylines, depending on denomination. The main feature is common to both initial titles. Each has its own free-games feature.

Six or more scattered “Yin Yun” symbols on the reels trigger the Great Guardians feature. It is a hold-and-re-spin bonus. The player is awarded three Bonus Games. If one or more bonus symbols appear, the total prizes are awarded and they lock in place as the Bonus Games are reset to three. The feature ends when the number of Bonus Games is 0 or when all 15 positions are filled, awarding the top Grand jackpot.

On the Phoenix version of the game, any three Red Phoenix symbols trigger five free games. During the free games, large symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. One paying symbol will cover the nine-spot grid on the middle reels, counting as nine of the same symbol and leading to big wins.

On the Dragon version, any three Blue Dragon symbols trigger nine free games. The number of wild symbols is increased during free games, increasing the win frequency.

Manufacturer: Konami Gaming, Inc.
Platform: KXP; Dimension 49J
Format: Five-reel, five-line, 25-line or 50-line video slot
Max Bet: 600
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, 1.00, 2.00
Top Award: Progressive; $7,500 reset
Hit Frequency: 27.43%
RTP Range: 88.13%-94.13%

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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