Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Platform: K2V, Podium
Format: Five-reel, 20-50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 150, 300, 600, 1,500
Top Award: 2,000 credits times line bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 11.84%
Konami is expanding its video library as the new “Podium” series begins next year to replace the legacy K2V video platform. Money Blast is the type of high-volatility video slot that has made Konami’s video library popular around the world. The game is available in both the K2V and Podium platforms.
Money Blast, which carries a dynamite-mining theme, is a program clone of another proven performer, China Shores. This version of the program includes a new feature called “Action Stacked Symbols.” Each reel contains a number of adjacent positions that are replaced on random spins with one of the 11 paying symbols, creating clusters of jackpot symbols that result in multiple wins.
There also is a wild symbol-the main miner character from the game-that substitutes for each of the 11 jackpot symbols.
The main bonus feature is a free-spin round, in which all jackpots are doubled. Three, four or five “TNT” symbols trigger eight, 10 or 15 free games, respectively. The free-spin round can be retriggered during the feature. The free-spin round occurs every 40 spins, on average.
The game is available in 20-line, 25-line or 30-line configuration, with available max bets of five, 10, 20 or 50 credits per line. It is available for progressive links as well as stand-alone placement.