This brand extension of the popular Everi game based on the long-running Press Your Luck game show brings the top modern game mechanics and HD graphics to the popular theme. The two new titles, available on Everi’s Empire MPX and Empire Flex cabinets, are Press Your Luck Whammy Bucks and Press Your Luck Whammy Wilds. They are similar in their features, with Whammy Wilds adding multipliers up to 4X.
The base games are five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slots, available in 1 cent and 2 cent stand-alone denominations, or a multi-denom version with a choice of .01, .02 or .05.
There are three bonus events, hosted by “Whammy,” the devilish character which, on the 1980s game show, would end the player’s bonus round. The main feature is the Press Your Luck Bonus, a hold-and-re-spin event. The reels transform into cash-on-reels symbols that look much like the prize display from the TV show. Cash symbols lock in place for three re-spins, and any more cash symbols return the spin meter to three.
Filling up the entire 15-spot grid with cash prizes awards additional “Whammy Prizes,” or it triggers the main wheel bonus and the chance at one of seven progressive jackpots.
The Big Bucks Bonus features a spin on a horizontal wheel to land a credit prize that can value in the hundreds of dollars. Randomly, when it stops, it will “nudge” to a larger credit award.
There is a piggy bank above the reels that grows when special symbols land. Randomly, the bank will break to trigger the Whammy Wheel bonus and at least one guaranteed progressive jackpot. All seven progressives are on the wheel, and some of them indicate the progressive plus an extra spin, potentially giving the player two progressive prizes. The top “Epic” jackpot resets at $6,000, $12,000 or $30,000, depending on the denomination.
The new games also are available on the TournEvent tournament system.
Manufacturer: Everi Holdings
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 375, 750, 1,875
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Top Award: Progressive; resets at $6,000 (.01), $12,000 (.02) or $30,000 (.05)
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 5%-17%