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Hot Shot Progressive

Bally Technologies

Hot Shot Progressive

This game combines a few tried-and-true Bally concepts into a new version of the popular “Hot Shot” concept, in which miniature video versions of classic Bally reel-spinners are used in a progressive bonus event. The game uses the Bally double bonus wheel—a dual-purpose bonus display that spins a wheel with credit awards on top and free games with multipliers on the bottom.

The base game is a 40-line version of Triple Blazing 7s, with paying line combinations dominated by single, double and triple seven wins. Among the reel symbols are icons of five different classic Bally reel games—Blazing 7s, Diamond Line, Double Jackpot Triple Blazing 7s, Triple Jackpot Triple Blazing 7s and Blazing 7s 7X Pay.

Landing three or more of the classic slot icons triggers the main “Game-in-Game” feature. (This happens every 22 spins, on average.) Each of the slots represented by the triggering symbols then becomes a miniature reel-spinner that spins for a possible credit amount or progressive jackpot. Players can win multiple progressive jackpots by hitting the top line jackpot on more than one of the tiny slots.

The top jackpot combinations on the mini-slots yield progressives with reset amounts ranging from 10 credits times the total bet for the Blazing 7s icon to 10,000 credits times the total bet at max coin—4 million credits, or $40,000 in the penny version—for three 7X symbols on the Blazing 7s 7X Pay bonus game.

Three matching bonus symbols on a payline trigger the top wheel, which is the credit wheel, for one spin. The credit amounts on the wheel range from 8,000 credits to 400,000 credits. Landing three mixed bonus symbols on the reels triggers the Free Games Wheel Feature. This lower bonus wheel is two-tiered. First, the outer ring spins to award a number of free spins ranging from five to 50. The inner ring then lands on a multiplier from 2X to 5X, which applies to all wins in the free-spin round. The free-spin round can re-trigger within the free spins, up to a total of 100 free games.

The game features the “U-Spin” wheel-spinning method—the player can touch the screen and physically spin the wheel, which responds to how much pressure is applied in the spin.

Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01—1,000.00
Max Bet: 400
Top Award: 10,000 times total bet
Hit Frequency: 51.36%
Theoretical Hold: 3.99%—14.59%

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