Shen Long Fever, in Aruze’s G-Deluxe series of video slots featuring elaborate top-box bonuses, wraps a Chinese theme around a game with multiple bonuses and a progressive jackpot that can be won in several different ways.
The base game is a five-reel, 50-line video slot. When three scattered bonus symbols appear, the player is prompted to pick one to reveal one of several bonus features. Behind the symbol is either a straight credit amount, a random wild reel applied to the game screen, the “Dragons Free Games” round or “Bonus Choice.”
The Dragons Free Games also can be triggered during the primary game. Seven free games are awarded, and the feature can be re-triggered within the free games.
Bonus Choice gives the player a selection from various bonus games, each with a different volatility. On the top box are four ladders containing bonus amounts, each marked by a distinct “orb” symbol. Each of the bonus games gives the player the chance to collect up to all four orbs in one color. Each orb collected increments the amount upward on the corresponding jackpot ladder.
At the beginning of each bonus event, there is a chance for a random “Challenge to Jackpot” event, which triggers a mini-game that can lead to the progressive jackpot.
In the “Card Pick Bonus,” the player selects from 20 cards looking for matching symbols, or orbs to increment one of the jackpot ladders. The “Orb Pick Bonus” is a straight picking event, in which orbs are collected corresponding to each of the jackpot ladder colors. The first one filled triggers the corresponding prize. The “Dragon Spin Bonus” displays a back-lit circle of orbs, with a spin that results in a bonus amount, multiplied by the credits wagered per line.
Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 250, 500, 1,000
Top Award: Progressive; Reset Determined by Casino
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 3.94%—12.9%