The first time the legendary game show Let’s Make A Deal was made into a slot machine, the former Shuffle Master did a lightly themed version featuring original host Monty Hall. Aristocrat’s take on the show uses the dual-screen MVP Vii Widescreen Slant cabinet as the backdrop for a game that digs deep into the attractions of the current version of the show, featuring host Wayne Brady.
The game depicts all the familiar costumes, deals, “zonks,” curtains and giant boxes that make the show popular through a remarkable collection of feature-rich bonus events. In all, there are two base-game features and eight bonus features, including a wheel feature that can lead to one of five progressive jackpots. The top jackpot in the multi-site progressive version of the game resets at $250,000. A single-site progressive version has a top progressive resetting at $7,500.
The base game features are the “Wild Box Multiplier” and the “Wild Wayne Bonus.” The former displays one of the signature Deal boxes which reveals a multiplier of a winning jackpot; the latter results in stacked wild symbols.
Among the bonus events are a re-spin event called the “Money Box Feature,” in which the middle reels are replaced by the “Big Box.” Reels 1 and 5 re-spin, and the Big Box opens to reveal all symbol positions on the middle reels as either one of the symbols from the outer reels or a wild symbol. The player can take the initial pay or forfeit the win and try the bonus again—a replica of the “gamble” for which the game show is known.
Other bonuses include the “Quickie Deal,” which awards 100 credits for each Wayne Brady symbol, re-spinning for each Wayne symbol until a “Double Deal” doubles the entire bonus; the “Big Deal of the Day,” which offers a choice from three doors to reveal one of the other bonus events; “Smash for Cash,” in which the player smashes pigs to reveal dollars or a “zonk;” and three different free-spin bonuses.
The game features Aristocrat’s “Modular Video Platform” package that allows operators to configure banks with anywhere from two to eight machines. The game also comes with Aristocrat’s iChair surround-sound chair with rumble, complete with an art panel on the back for additional branding.
Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Platform: MVP Vii
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 250
Top Award: Progressive; Resets $250,000 (MSP), $7,500 (SSP)
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 12.6%