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Night Sky / Witches Riches

International Game Technology

Night Sky / Witches Riches

This video slot game program is being released with two different themes. The first, pictured, titled Night Sky, carries a mystical theme related to astronomy and heavenly bodies. The other, called Witches Riches, carries the appropriate Halloween-style theme. It is a clone program with different art and reel symbols.

The new themes actually are enhanced versions of what has been one of IGT’s most popular games over the years, the venerable Cleopatra. IGT has modified the proven player favorite with a 40-line pay window and “stacked” wild symbols. They also employ graphics that are much more advanced than the original Cleopatra, thanks to AVP, or IGT’s “Advanced Video Platform.” The poker symbols and other reel icons carry a modern, stylish appearance. The artwork is superior on both games.


Stacked wild symbols typically fill up an entire reel or more, resulting in dozens of paying combinations from only a few jackpot symbols.


Add to this the signature Cleopatra-style free-spin feature. Three or more triggering symbols launch 15 free games-with all wins paid at triple the pay-schedule jackpot. This feature can be re-triggered if the bonus symbols land again during a free spin.


This creates a very volatile program perfect for placement in the lowest denominations.


It is the type of volatility players flock to these days, and the clones allow operators to take advantage of the proven Cleopatra game math in a variety of themes.


Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: Game King AVP
Format: Five-reel, 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02
Max Bet: 400
Top Award: 10,000 credits times
line bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 36%
Theoretical Hold: 2%-13.1%

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