Aruze Gaming America

This new slot on Aruze’s Cube-X video platform features a unique free-spin feature that can ultimately lead to one of three progressive jackpots.

The base game is in a “ways to win” format—there are no paylines, and wins are registered through adjacent symbols. In this configuration, there are 243 possible ways to win on each spin. At the start of any game, the player can elect to move a “My Choice” icon to correspond with any of the three positions on the fifth reel. That choice comes into play if the player reaches the progressive bonus round.

Bonus symbols on three or more consecutive reels trigger the Expanding Wild Free Games event. A special set of bonus reels appears for the free-game round. During the free spins, if the main game character appears, it transforms into the game’s wild symbol and fills the entire reel. The free-spin round can be retriggered.

The pot-of-gold symbol can overlay any symbol in the primary game or free spins. In the free-spin round, a pot of gold in any position on the first reel together with a pot of gold in the “My Choice” position on the fifth reel triggers the progressive bonus event, called Happy Treasure Jackpot Chance, with an initial three “chance spins.”

During this round, each row of symbols is marked with a corresponding jackpot—Minor, Major or Grand. During the three spins, a man throws coins onto the reels which may or may not stick. Each that sticks is held in position, and the number of remaining chance spins returns to three. Each time a coin sticks, the player’s chance spins are reset at three, until the spins run out or one of the jackpots is won. Five stuck coins on any of the rows returns the corresponding jackpot.

Each coin also displays a credit amount. At the end of the bonus round, the player is awarded the accumulated credit amounts, multiplied by a random multiplier ranging from 1X to 50X.

Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming America
Platform: Cube-X
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 1,000
Top Award: Progressive; $5,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 60%
Theoretical Hold: 2.08%-16.98%

Author: GGB Staff

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