International Game Technology

This new ocean-themed video slot features mystery wild symbols and a unique boost in hit frequency with an additional wager.

The base game in Ocean magic is a four-by-five video slot (five reels, four symbols per reel) with 50 paylines. A mystery wild feature can occur whenever a bubble appears over the reels. A bubble turns the symbol underneath into a wild symbol for that spin, substituting for all but the treasure chest bonus-trigger symbol.

If the player doubles the minimum bet—100 credits as opposed to the 50 credits to cover the paylines—it activates the Bubble Boost feature. With the additional bet, up to seven additional bubbles can appear on each spin. This applies to either primary-game spins or free games. The extra bubbles, and thus, extra wild symbols, boost the base-game hit frequency from 20.2 percent to 38.2 percent, or a hit of some kind every 2.62 spins.

Three or more scattered treasure chest symbols trigger the free games bonus. Players pick from floating bubbles to reveal extra picks and free games. Players are awarded up to 20 picks depending on the number of treasure chest symbols that triggered the bonus. Free games can be re-triggered for up to 750 free games. The player selection can be re-triggered four times. One or more bubbles appear below each reel and move up one position at each spin before landing on one symbol.

Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: CrystalDual, CrystalSlant
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01-5,000.00
Max Bet: 2,000
Top Award: 15,000 times line bet
Hit Frequency: 20.2%-38.2%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-14%

Author: GGB Staff

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