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Jackpot GO!

Gaming Arts

Jackpot GO!

This game is part of the new “GO!” series on Gaming Arts’ VertX Grand large-format cabinet. (The other inaugural game in the series is Tic-Tac-GO!) It features a unique game mechanic that leads to one of three progressives.

The base game is a five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot. Above the reels are three progressive meters, each with a number or numbers assigned to it. The game features a player-selectable denomination, and the levels of the progressives change according to the denomination selected. The maximum jackpots reset at $50, $200 and $5,000.

At the start of play, the player touches the jackpot meters to select his or her “lucky numbers.” The “Yellow” jackpot displays a single number; the “Blue/Yellow” jackpot displays two numbers, and the “Red/Blue/Yellow” jackpot displays three numbers. The player can select different numbers for each jackpot, or can select duplicate numbers. Alternatively, there is an “easy pick” feature that selects the numbers for the player.

During game play, progressives can be won if the “GO!” symbols match the player’s selected numbers. A yellow “GO!” on the fifth reel displaying the player’s number returns the bottom jackpot; a blue “GO! and a yellow “GO!” on reels 3 and 5, the middle jackpot; and red, blue and yellow “GO!” symbols matching the player’s lucky numbers on the first, third and fifth reels return the top prize.

There also is a free-spin feature. Bonus symbols on the first third and fifth reels award 12 free spins, during which the jackpot feature remains active with the player’s selected numbers.

The jackpot frequency is very high—according to the manufacturer, the jackpot feature occurs once every 52 plays.

Manufacturer: Gaming Arts
Platform: VertX Grand
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 50, 250, 500, 750
Denomination: .01 through 50.00 (player-selectable)
Top Award: Progressive; resets at $5,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-15%

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