Raging Eruption

Aruze Gaming

Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
Platform: G-Deluxe
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 175, 350, 525, 700
Top Award: 4,640 credits times line bet; or stand-alone progressive
Hit Frequency: 23.2%
Theoretical Hold: 1.81%—8.3%

With this game, Aruze applies its operator-friendly math model to an attention-grabbing upright presentation, complete with a sculpted volcano for a top box.

The base game is a 30-line video slot with several different bonus events. As with most Aruze games, the “Max Bet Special” is offered, a feature that jacks up the return to the player for a maximum bet.

The bonus events include the “Bonus Pick Game,” in which players are shown six cards—five hide “Big Bonus” and one is a “Free Game Card.” If the player picks three Big Bonus cards  before the Free Game card appears, he moves on to the main “Big Bonus.” Fifteen volcanoes appear on the screen, which hide icons for five different “volcanic levels” that correspond to the bonus amounts displayed in the top-box volcano—300, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 credits. The player picks volcanoes until matching three volcanic levels for the corresponding bonus award.

On random Big Bonus events, three “Challenge for Jackpot” symbols are added to the levels hidden in the volcanoes. If the player picks all three of those, he wins the stand-alone progressive jackpot. The manufacturer recommends a reset level of $10,000 for the big prize.

If the Free Games card is revealed during the Bonus Pick, seven “Magma Free Games” are awarded, with extra wild symbols for the free spins. A unique random feature during the free spins: The volcano on top of the screen randomly erupts. If lava covers a reel, all symbols on that reel become wild.

Frank Legato
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 recently published book on gaming, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying.  

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