This new game series from Gaming Arts is the first to feature the patent-pending HaloTop LED topper, a persistent video wheel feature activated by wild symbols and possibly leading to one of three progressive prizes.
There are two inaugural games for the series, Aztec Awards and Polynesian Pays. Base games in both are in the 243-ways-to-win scatter format. In the primary game on each, wild symbols on any of the reels either improve the value of one of the wheel wedges or trigger the wheel to spin. It’s a frequent feature, appearing every seven to 10 spins on average.
The increased wedge awards on the wheel remain in place until the wheel spin is triggered. Awards on the wheel range from 5 times the bet to the Minor, Major or Max progressive. The Max progressive resets at $1,200 on Aztec Awards, and at $3,000 on Polynesian Pays.
Each game also features a free-spin bonus. On Aztec Awards, three or more Aztec Mask symbols award eight free games, with wins starting at a 2X multiplier. Every Blue Gem symbol on reel 5 during a free spin increases the multiplier by one. Every Red Gem symbol adds a free game. Three or more Aztec Mask symbols retrigger the free-spin round with eight games.
On Polynesian Pays, three or more Tiki symbols give the player a choice of five to 12 free games with different multiplier levels, or a “Mystery Free Games” selection of free games and multipliers. One or more Volcano wild symbols on a free spin causes the volcano on the top screen to erupt, revealing a multiplier. As with the other game, the free-spin feature can be retriggered with three Tiki symbols.0
Manufacturer: Gaming Arts
Platform: Phocus S104
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01 to 50.00 (higher denominations available)
Max Bet: 25, 50, 250, 500
Top Award: Progressive; $1,200 and $3,000 resets
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 1.8%-14.3%