This series represents Ainsworth’s first linked progressive offering on the new A-STAR Curve cabinet. The two inaugural titles are Blazin’ Hot Lucky Stars and Emperor’s Lucky Stars.
The games target players with “perceived persistence” and a symbol collection feature. The key attraction element is a fire that burns hotter with each Star collected. A single Star can trigger the feature, or a player can automatically enter the feature with three scattered Stars.
Collecting 15 or more Star symbols activates a wheel bonus. The player spins the bonus wheel for credit awards up to 37,500 or one of two progressive jackpots, a Major resetting at $500 or the Grand resetting at $2,500.
Bonus features include a free-game round that offers 15 free spins, with the Star collection feature active. Free games are triggered with three or more Star symbols, or Random Free Games can be triggered with less than three of the symbols.
There also is a random “Full Reel Sizzle” feature that awards a multiplier of up to 20X on a win.
Manufacturer: Ainsworth Game Technology
Platform: A-STAR Curve
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .20, .25, .50, 1.00
Max Bet: 500
Top Award: Progressive; $2,500 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-15%