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Sex and the City Fabulous

International Game Technology

Sex and the City Fabulous

IGT’s sequel to last year’s popular “Sex And The City” video slot reprises all of the features that made the first slot popular, along with a few new twists.

Sex And The City Fabulous, like the original game, is a “MultiPLAY” video slot, which means there are four reel-sets on the screen, and the player wagers to activate from one to all of them, with four games playing simultaneously on each spin. Everything about the game is based on the Sex and the City HBO TV series.

When bonuses occur, the full screen fills up with the bonus sequence. In this version, there are nine total bonus events, with four of them corresponding to the main characters in the TV show—Carry, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. The player actually plays as one of the characters, which affects the way the game plays. All the symbol sets and backgrounds on the reels change according to which character is “playing.”

What is new about this version of “Sex” is the addition of IGT’s “Tumbling Reels” feature. In this setup, when there is a winning reel combination, those symbols disappear and a new group of symbols “tumble” into place. If those symbols create another winning combination, those symbols disappear, repeating the process until there are no winning combinations on the screen. This is the first MultiPLAY game to employ this feature.

The game comes equipped with the IGT “MegaFX Surround Chair,” with powerful speakers and vibrations to take the player into the game.

Actor Chris Noth again did the voice-overs for the game as “Mr. Big,” hosting the bonus rounds, which include four new bonuses—“Charlotte’s Gallery,” “In The Bag,” “All That Shimmers” and of course, a “Shoe Bonus”—and five progressive picking bonuses leading to one of the jackpots (progressives correspond to each of the four female leads and Mr. Big).

Charlotte’s Gallery displays paintings in an art gallery, which the player picks for a credit award or an entry into three other bonuses. In The Bag gives players a pick of purses for credits or surprise wins. In the Shoe Bonus, the player picks from shoes to reveal awards, and All That Shimmers is a free-spin bonus (including the Tumbling Reels feature) with extras like pink diamonds that award multipliers and extra spins.

Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: AVP
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot; four reel sets
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 300
Top Award: Progressive; $50,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 9%—11.6%