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Hao Yun Lai

Konami Gaming

Hao Yun Lai

This Asian-themed video slot is designed for Konami’s two large-format cabinets, the KX 43 and its 43-inch flat-screen monitor or the Concerto Opus, with a massive 65-inch display

The display over the five-reel, 40-line base game shows three rows of firecracker bundles, with five in each row. The bottom two firecracker bundles in each row displays a credit award; the top three, progressive jackpots resetting at $100 (Mega), $1,000 (Maxi) and $5,000 (Supreme).

During base game play, one to five jade or pearl wild symbols on the reels triggers the “Fade Away” feature, in which, after payment for any wins, the symbols disappear and new symbols cascade into place for a potential second win. Six of the wild symbols trigger the game’s main feature on the big screen, called “Pop N’ Drop.”

For this feature, the main reels disappear, and three balls spin as symbols. If an arrow or a question mark lands on the bonus reels, one (arrow) or more (question mark) of the firecracker bundles on the top explode, awarding the credits or the designated progressive. The row cascades down, bringing the progressive awards closer to the player.

The feature continues until three spins turn up no arrows or question marks, or until the player wins the top progressive. The player can win more than one progressive prize during the feature. It also is possible to win all three Supreme progressives if all the firecracker bundles on the top screen explode.

There also is a free-spin feature—three, four or five scattered bonus symbols trigger eight, 12 or 25 free games, respectively.

Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Platform: KP3+
Format: Five-reel, 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01., .02, .05 (multi-denomination)
Max Bet: 750
Top Award: Progressive; $5,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 37%
Theoretical Hold: 10%, 12%, 13%