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Lightning Link, Class II

Aristocrat Gaming

Lightning Link, Class II

Aristocrat has made Lightning Link, the groundbreaking game that first introduced the popular “Hold & Spin” mechanic that is now ubiquitous among video slots, available for the first time in a Class II version.

The Class II version of Lightning Link, featured on the MarsX Upright cabinet, was created by the same Aristocrat studio that developed the original Lightning Link. The new Class II edition launches with Aristocrat’s player-favorite titles Heart Throb, High Stakes, Magic Pearl and Tiki Fire.

As with the original game, the heart is a quick-hitting four-level progressive feature, triggered every 100 spins on average. It can be triggered from the base game or a free spin. The goal of the feature is to fill the screen with as many cash-on-reels coin symbols as possible. After an initial six-spin sequence, the free-spin meter returns to three with each subsequent coin. Filling the screen with the coins returns the Grand jackpot, a progressive resetting at $10,000.

While the game functionality is the same, this new Class II version adds $1 and $2 denominations, and there is an increased max bet of $50—options that are not available in the Class III version.

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Gaming
Platform: MarsX Upright
Format: ive-reel, five-, 25- or 50-line or 243-ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01 through 2.00
Max Bet: $50
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 3.36%-10.69%

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