This is one of the two launch titles in the AGS “Bubble Mania” game family, designed for the Orion Portrait and Orion Curve cabinets. (The other title is a sister game, the witch-themed Potion Pays.)
The base game is a five-reel, 50-line video slot in an operator-selectable denomination. It is available with stand-alone or linked progressives.
The dragon-themed Hai Long includes a persistent-state feature in which bubbles with cash-on-reels values appear from the bottom of the reel array and float upward with each spin.
Randomly, the game’s subaquatic dragon swoops through while bubbles appear with credits or jackpots, moving up one reel position for each game played. Oversized bubbles may be awarded in multiple positions.
In addition to credits, the bubbles can award one of two progressive jackpots. If they land on a pearl trigger symbol, they pay the indicated credit amount. The bubbles can randomly grow to cover more reel spots—even the entire reel array, virtually guaranteeing a payoff.
But the bonus features are the center of the game. In the primary game, randomly, bubbles appear over reel symbols to award a credit amount or one of the progressives. In the free-spin round, the reels expand up to seven rows—meaning the bubbles have much more real estate on which to rise upward across the reel array, and more chances at awards.
Then, there is a fun feature called the Bubble Pick Bonus. This is an interactive touch-screen event in which a fast-paced succession of bubbles—large and small, bearing credit amounts and the occasional jackpot—fly up the screen, and the player touches as many as possible to accumulate awards.
Free games, triggered with three or more scattered dragon head symbols, initiate with 10 spins, and the reel array expands to eight rows. Free games can be retriggered.
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, .50, 1.00, 2.00, 5.00, 10.00 (operator-selectable)
Max Bet: 750
Top Award: Progressive; Reset at 500,000 times denomination
Hit Frequency: 28.63%
Theoretical Hold: 4.38%-14.8%