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Rising Fire

Konami Gaming

Rising Fire

While Konami’s “Advantage” series of reel-spinning slots has been on a tear of late, this game will remind operators of the manufacturer’s core strength in the video genre.

The game’s Aztec temple theme is available in several configurations, including 20-line, 25-line and 30-line setups. It also is available in denominations ranging from pennies all the way through $5 denominations.

Volatility is in the medium range, with a hit frequency of around 40 percent.

The main opportunity for big wins comes in the free-spin bonus, which is this game’s main feature.

Three, four or five scattered temple symbols trigger 15, 20 or 25 free spins, respectively.

During the free spins, the “bird” symbol-a phoenix rising from the flames-is wild, and multiplies the jackpots. If one or more of the bird symbols substitute in a winning combination on a free spin, the jackpot is multiplied by either five, 10 or 20. The free-spin round can be re-triggered within the free spins, which can add much time on device and good credit wins without the high volatility of most games designed exclusively for pennies.

Striking, high-resolution video graphics complete the package of what is a very strong offering from Konami.

Because it is a K2V game, Rising Fire supports all of Konami’s mystery jackpot systems and other extras, like “Quick Strike,” “Diamond Point” and all of the progressive options.

Konami has been on a roll lately, and the company’s success can ultimately be traced to very strong program math. While its success has been strongest in the reel-spinning genre for the past few years, this game will reassert the company’s knack for successful video slots.

Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Platform: K2V
Format: Five-reel, multi-line (15, 20, 25) video slot
Denomination: .01-5.00
Max Bet: 5, 10, 20 or 50 per line
Top Award: 20,000 credits times line bet
Hit Frequency: 40%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-18%

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 books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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