Scientific Games

This latest game in the popular Bally multiple-progressive Quick Hit series is on the new J43 cabinet, with its novel curved monitor shaped for player viewing comfort. Quick Hit Ultra Pays is being introduced with two base themes—Monkey’s Fortune (pictured) and Sun Dragon. Both games have the same features.

The base game is a five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot—there are no paylines; wins are registered through adjacent symbols, for 243 possible ways to win on every spin.

The familiar Quick Hit progressive is the central feature in the base game. As with other games in the series, the five progressive prizes are achieved by landing five or more Quick Hit symbols scattered anywhere on the reels. The jackpot amounts range from 10 times the total bet times the denomination for five symbols to 1,500 credits times the total bet for nine or more symbols.

On the most common penny version of the game—assuming the 1,000-credit max bet is made—that means five symbols return a progressive resetting at $100, and nine or more symbols return a prize resetting at $15,000.

This popular progressive system is accompanied by several bonus features. In the primary game, a random feature can occur at the start of any spin that expands the reels up to six rows high. The number of ways to win expands accordingly, up to a maximum of 7,776 ways to win on every spin.

The expanded reels can come into play in the free-spin bonus as well. Three scattered bonus symbols trigger eight free games, which can be retriggered during the bonus round. Before the free games begin, the screen transforms to display 30 fireworks. The player picks icons until three match, for one of six different levels of expanded reels—returning between 576 and 7,776 ways to win on each free spin.

Finally, the Quick Hit symbols pay more than the five progressives. Landing three or four scattered Quick Hit symbols return a scatter-pay jackpot of 10 times or 40 times the total bet, respectively.

Manufacturer: Scientific Games
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: All
Max Bet: 1,000
Top Award: Progressive; resets at 1,500 times total bet
Hit Frequency: 30.05%
Theoretical Hold: 4.03%-14.51%

Author: GGB Staff

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