Aristocrat Technologies

This video slot, available in 15-line or 30-line configuration, features a play style with sounds and other features similar to Aristocrat’s mega-hit Buffalo Stampede, but the rumbles preceding a major win are from stampeding rams instead of buffalos.

There are two initial titles under the Midnight Stampede series name—“Midnight Rumble” and “Super Stampede.”

The main feature in the primary games of both titles are 2X wild symbols, which combine in winning payline combinations to form wins of up to 32X on any given line win. There are two mystery “mini-games” that randomly replace all major symbols on the screen—any symbol other than poker and scatter symbols—with one symbol. One of the mystery events replaces the symbols with one pre-selected by the player; the other replaces with a random symbol.

There also is a random “Blackout” win cycle, during which only winning symbols are shown and all others are blacked out.

There also is a free-spin event, triggered by two, three, four or five scatter symbols, for five, 10, 15 or 25 free spins, respectively. Free spins are retriggered by two, three, four or five scatter symbols.

Finally, Midnight Stampede features a two-level mystery “must-hit-by” progressive. The Minor progressive resets at $200 and must hit by $250. The Major progressive resets at $1,000 and must hit by $1,250.

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Platform: E*Series
Format: Five-reel, 15-line or 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 150, 300
Top Award: $1,250
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 3.49%-11.89%

Author: GGB Staff

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