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Order of the Dragon Quest

Ainsworth Game Technology

Order of the Dragon Quest

With this game on Ainsworth’s tall-top A560 SL cabinet, the slot-maker improves on its popular “Sweet Zone” mechanic with a player option that also automatically increases the per-spin wager.

The base game is a five-reel, 50-line video slot, but the reels expand to a 5-4-3-4-5 configuration with a 50-credit-per-spin ante bet. At the start of play, the customer selects either the original “Sweet Zone” or, with the ante, “Double Sweet Zone.”

The Sweet Zone mechanic randomly makes a reel into a

Sweet Zone, bordered in red. If a dragon symbol appears within the Sweet Zone, all symbols on that reel and adjacent reels are transformed into wild symbols—a three-reel block of wilds. With the ante bet, the second and fourth reels are both Sweet Zones, and when the dragon appears in both zones, all five reels are transformed into wild symbols for the game’s top jackpot.

The ante bet to activate the Double Sweet Zone also raises the return-to-player—payback percentages range from 85 percent to 91 percent in standard mode, and form 88 percent to 94 percent with the Double Sweet Zone activated.

When a free-games feature is triggered with three or more scatter symbols, all five reels expand to nine symbols. During the free spins, any two or more scattered jewel symbols trigger five additional free games.

The operator has the option to engage a two-level mystery progressive jackpot, with the Minor resetting at $4,500 and the Major resetting at $4,500.

Manufacturer: Ainsworth Game Technology
Platform: A560 SL
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01-100.00
Max Bet: 300, 500, 1,000
Top Award: 30,000, 50,000, 100,000 (optional progressive reset: $4,500)
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 9%-15% (Sweet Zone); 6%-12% (Double Sweet Zone)

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