Konami’s Quick Strike Triple is a three-level, stand-alone mystery progressive that is compatible with all of the newest Konami video slots.
One of the first base games to be marketed on the Quick Strike Triple progressive is “Jumpin’ Jalapenos” (pictured), a 100-line video slot designed in a 3-4-4-4-3 configuration (three symbols on each of the outer reels and four symbols on each of the three inner reels). Primary game features—in this case, free spins and “Action Stacked Symbols,” which are clusters of the same jackpot symbol—are available as specified in each base game.
The Quick Strike Triple feature game is randomly triggered. The more a player bets, the higher the chance of hitting a Quick Strike Triple reward.
The chance of hitting the progressive is proportional to the amount wagered. Quick Strike Triple creates an added element of anticipation—each of the three jackpots is marked on the top display with the award range in which the top prize must hit. While those levels ultimately are up to the operator, Konami’s recommended ranges in the most common penny denomination for this game are $25 to $50 for the “Mini” jackpot, $100 to $200 for the “Major,” and $250 to $500 for the “Maxi.”
The idea is to create a sort of “jackpot fever” as the progressive level passes the minimum range. Players can watch the meter amount increasing, and the displays combine with the fact that higher wagers increase jackpot frequency to maximize coin-in levels.
Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Format: Stand-alone progressive for video slots
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, .50, 1.00, 2.00, 5.00
Max Bet: Varies depending on base game
Top Award: Various
Hit Frequency: Various
Theoretical Hold: Various