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Jackpot Carnival

Aristocrat Gaming

Jackpot Carnival

This game on Aristocrat’s Neptune Single cabinet replicates several classic carnival games in unique bonus events. This new version of the game series includes classic Aristocrat base games Buffalo, Timber Wolf and Power of 88.

The base game is a 1,024-ways-to-win game on a five-by-four reel array (five reels, four rows of symbols). Jackpot Carnival triggering symbols can activate one of three carnival-themed bonus events.

The Clown Bonus displays a clown above a pachinko-style game board with five buckets. The clown pitches bonus balls onto the board to land in buckets marked with credit awards and multipliers up to 25X.

The New Hammer Bonus replicates one of the test-your-strength hammer contraptions at carnivals. At the bottom of the screen are credit awards from 200 to 1,000. The player presses a button to launch the hammer to move up a multiplier ladder rising from 1X to 10X, which multiplies the credit award.

The main Jackpot Carnival bonus connects bonus symbols from left to right to trigger one of four jackpots—static awards of $10 (Mini) and $50 (Minor), and progressives resetting at $500 (Major) and $10,000 (Grand).

The other bonus event is the classic free-spin bonus, identical to each of the traditional base games.

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Gaming

Platform: Neptune Single

Format: Five-reel, 1,024-ways-to-win video slot

Max Bet: 800

Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10 (multi-denom)

Top Award: Progressive: $10,000 reset

Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%

Theoretical Hold: 7.22%-11.22%

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