This Asian-themed game is part of the Ji Deng Gao Zhao series on Novomatic’s Panthera Curve 1.43 cabinet. Games in this series feature a four-level progressive jackpot, with progressives won through a picking bonus. The base game is a five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot.
Wild symbols appearing on the middle three reels trigger a unique re-spin feature involving a display of golden lanterns above the reels.
The Wild Golden Lantern symbol substitutes for all blue scatter symbols, and the Wild Lantern symbol substitutes for all but scatters and the Wild Golden Lantern. All appearing wild symbols rise to corresponding positions in the matrix of lanterns on top of the reels as long as space is available, or else remain in their stop position.
Golden Wilds are counted separately in each feature in the Rising Lanterns Jackpot meter—it takes six to win the Rising Lanterns Jackpot of $500, which can be won multiple times during a feature.
Three scatter symbols (on reels 1, 3 and 5 only) trigger the Free Spin feature with 8 free spins—and a re-spin is triggered and re-triggered by a wild symbol on the last spin. All wilds on the screen are included in the evaluation of the total feature win. Free games are played at trigger bet.
At the end of any feature that included a wild symbol, the Pick & Win feature for the Ji Deng Gao Zhao Jackpot may be randomly triggered. A field of 12 bags appears on the screen, each hiding one of the jackpot symbols. The player picks until matching three to win the corresponding jackpot.
Jackpots reset at $10 (“Mini”), $50 (“Minor”), $750 (“Major”) and $15,000 (“Grand”).
Manufacturer: Novomatic Americas
Platform: Panthera Curve 1.43
Format: Five-reel, ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 500
Top Award: Progressive; $15,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 3%-12%