Scientific Games

This latest entry into Scientific Games’ series of slots carrying the theme of the late pop superstar Michael Jackson places the popular music theme on the WMS Blade Stepper cabinet, in a high-denomination, three-reel, five-line or 10-line base game with a wheel bonus and multiple progressive jackpot levels.

During reel-spinning and bonus events, players hear snippets of five Michael Jackson hits—“Black or White,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Beat It.” During the primary game, if an “X” appears in a winning combination, a random multiplier of 2X-10X is awarded to multiply the pay for the win.

Three wheel watermark symbols on an active payline trigger the Wheel Bonus. One of Jackson’s hits plays as players are directed to select a wheel wedge color, after which the wheel is spun once. If it lands on the selected color, the player is awarded another wheel spin. The wheel includes credit amounts from 20 to 250, and slices for two Minor progressive jackpots and the top Major progressive. The Minors are local-area progressives; the top Major jackpot is a wide-area progressive, resetting at $200,000.

The local-area jackpots reset at 1,000 credits and 5,000 credits on the dollar and $5 versions, at $2,000 and $8,000 on the quarter version. The top jackpot of $200,000-plus is hit by lining up three Jackpot symbols on the horizontal middle payline.

Manufacturer: Scientific Games
Platform: CPU-NXT; Blade Stepper
Format: Three-reel, five-line or 10-line stepper
Denomination: .25, 1.00, 5.00
Max Bet: 5, 10 per line
Top Award: Progressive; $200,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 37.5%, 37.51%, 62.5%
Theoretical Hold: 9.94%-13%
Theoretical Hold: 9.94%-13%

Author: GGB Staff

Staff writers for Global Gaming Business magazine, Las Vegas, Nevada.