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Aristocrat Technologies

With this game package, Aristocrat applies a new concept to its popular ?Hyperlink? four-level progressive system.

The common Hyperlink bonus round is the original version of ?Cash Express.? Machines are linked to a jackpot controller, which randomly triggers a second-screen bonus event on one of the machines in the bank, featuring animation of a train, which leads to one of four progressive jackpots?ranging from a ?Mini? jackpot resetting at $5 to a ?Grand? jackpot that can be configured by the casino to reset at anywhere from $1,000 to $30,000.

What is different about this version of Hyperlink is that it features player-selectable base games.

The game uses a dual-screen cabinet, with the top LCD monitor containing all pay schedules and other game information. Using a feature called the ?Easy Play? interface, players can select from a menu of four games on the screen, and can change games whenever they wish.

The four games being released with the initial version are the nine-line ?Turtle Treasure,? the 20-line ?Tiki Torch,? the 15-line or 25-line ?Where?s the Gold? and ?5 Dragons,? which is a game in the ?Reel Power? series?in this series, the players purchase reels instead of paylines and all wins are paid as scatters, for a total of 243 possible winning combinations on each spin.

Because of the dual-screen setup, the complete game transforms at the touch of the button on the menu. Each game has its own game-specific free-spin bonus event, in addition to the random four-level Hyperlink bonus round.

Manufacturer:  Aristocrat Technologies
Platform:  MKVI; Gen7
Format:  Five-reel; multi-line video slot
Denominations:  .01, .02, .05, .25
Max Bet:  Various
Top Award:  Progressive; resets configurable from $1,000 to $30,000
Hit Frequency:  Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold:  Various

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.