Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Max Bet: 600
Top Award: 3,000 credits
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5.1%-10.1%
IGT has placed the theme of the popular HBO TV series Sex and the City into its “Multi-Level Progressive” series, along with a lot of new interactive bonus events that set the game apart from others in the series.
For instance, this is the first game to feature IGT’s new “sound chair,” which surrounds the player with audio in an immersive type of experience. It is the first in the Multi-Level Progressive series to use the “MultiPLAY” game style, which places four individual sets of reels on the LCD screen. The player wagers on up to all four of the 30-line primary game screens, and the reels spin simultaneously. When a bonus event is triggered, that game fills the entire screen.
IGT is capitalizing on the brand recognition offered by the hit show with video clips from the series which play out during bonus features. There are five levels of progressive, each associated with a character from the show-Mr. Big is the top jackpot, followed by jackpots labeled Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. In the progressive bonus event, the player picks from one to three boxes that reveal credits or the progressive jackpot.
There are also four themed bonus games. Mr. Big talks players through the bonus steps and congratulates players on their wins. The 12-stop virtual wheel appears in the top box, and Mr. Big tells players to spin the wheel. When the wheel stops, the bonus game launches and plays out on the base game screen.
Players must cover the lines and make a 20-credit side bet to qualify for the bonus on each game-a 200-credit-per-spin bet to play all four. Players can wager up to three credits per line on all four games for a max bet of 600 credits. When all four games are in play, bonus play hits frequently-every 25 games on average.