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Rhythms of Rio

Konami Gaming

Rhythms of Rio

This clone of the popular Konami game “China Shores” has a couple of intriguing twists. Unique features include what Konami calls “Action Stacked Symbols.” At random intervals at the initiation of a spin, several symbols on the screen will be replaced. Those spaces will then remain occupied by the same symbol—the woman, the chalice, the necklace, drums, maracas or one of the poker card symbols—for the subsequent spin.   

Three, four or five woman symbols on the reels trigger eight, 10 or 15 free spins, respectively. All wins during the free spins are doubled. Free games can be triggered again on a free spin. 

There’s another unique feature attached to the free-spin bonus. When the free-spin feature is triggered, the player is given a choice to opt for a straight credit award instead. If the free spins are exchanged for a credit prize, the player gets a random award, which is, according to the manufacturer, greater when more free spins are exchanged. 

The player can even exchange free spins for a random credit award after a free-spin round has begun—providing at least 20 free spins remain. Konami calls this feature “Balance of Fortune.”

The statistics above apply to the 30-line version, but the game also is available to casinos in 20-line and 25-line versions.

Manufacturer: Konami Gaming

Platform: K2V

Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot

Denomination: .01

Max Bet: 150, 300, 600, 1,500

Top Award: 100,000

Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%

Theoretical Hold: 9.81%

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