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Great Africa

Konami Gaming

Great Africa

This is a new game in Konami’s “Xtra Reward” series. This series of video slots offers an extra bet option to games on Konami’s K2V video platform, with the ante activating any number of special bonus features.

The base game is available in 20-line or 30-line configurations, with an African jungle theme communicated in sharp graphics and animation. The “Red Diamond” symbol is wild, substituting for all but bonus triggers.

To activate the Xtra Reward bonus feature, the player must wager at least one credit per line, plus a one-credit, per-line ante wager. When the Xtra Reward bet is made, it activates a special random on-screen bonus – when the Xtra Reward symbol lands on the fifth reel, all symbols on the reel become wild.

There also is a free-spin bonus event. Three or more mask symbols launch a random number of free spins, which can rise with retriggers up to a maximum of 120 free spins.

Randomly during the free spins, the Red Diamond wild symbol will land in a winning combination. When one or more wild symbols land in a win, the jackpot for that win is multiplied by 10.

The game is available in single or multi-denomination setups, with denominations ranging from pennies all the way through $5.

Because it is a K2V game, Great Africa is also eligible for the addition of one of Konami’s mystery progressive jackpot features. The controller for these features is already written onto the game chip, so no external hardware is required for one of the mystery jackpots to be added.

Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Platform: K2V
Format: 20-line or 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01 – 5.00
Max Bet: 2,250
Top Award: 10,000 credits times line bet
Hit Frequency: 48%
Theoretical Hold: 4% – 15%

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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