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Jackpot Manor

Aristocrat Technologies

Jackpot Manor

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Platform: GEN7
Format: Five-reel, 50-line or 100-line video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 125, 250, 500, 1,000, 2,000
Top Award: 50-line, 5,000 times line bet; 100-line, 10,000 times line bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5.01%-12.2%

Aristocrat has expanded both its 50-line and 100-line game groups, and this game is available in either configuration. The 50-line version activates a payline for every credit wagered; the 100-line version activates two paylines for one credit. Intricate artwork dictates a haunted theme with ghosts, bats, mansions and the like.

This game also follows Aristocrat’s recent trend of feature-packed game programs. There are four different bonus events-three second-screen events and a free-spin event. The Jackpot Manor Free Game Feature itself leads to one of the second-screen events. The feature awards six free games. A candelabra on the screen displays a random multiplier amount for each free spin round. If three gate symbols land on a free spin, that triggers a secondary bonus, called “Feature of Wealth.” Twenty question marks appear on the screen, and the player selects one to reveal a credit value.

Three gate symbols on a primary-game spin trigger the “Feature of Fate!” bonus event. The players select from 20 question marks to “choose their fate.” The question marks hide credit values, keys and tombstones. The key and the tombstone each lead to another bonus screen. The key triggers a Jackpot Manor free-spin round. The tombstone leads to the other second-screen event, the Tombstone Bonus.

In this event, the screen displays 16 tombstones. The player is prompted to touch a tombstone to reveal bonus credits, a multiplier or a key. The key leads back to the free-spin bonus.

If the multiplier is revealed, the player picks again for credit amounts. He keeps selecting credit amounts until a skull-and-crossbones symbol is revealed. That ends the bonus, and the player is awarded the accumulated credits times the multiplier amount.

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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