Gaming Arts recently launched its Shi Fu Jinbi series on its Phocus S104 hybrid and Phocus U104 upright cabinets. The two launch games are Shi Fu Koala and Shi Fu Panda. Aside from the main character, the two titles, which both feature multiple persistent features, are basically the same.
The base games are both five-reel, 243-ways-to-win formats. In the base game on each, when the Yin Yang symbol appears on the first and third reels only, it substitutes for all symbols except Gold, Silver and Bronze. When the Yin Yang symbol appears on the top or middle row, it moves down one row for each consecutive spin until it reaches the bottom.
When a Gold, Silver or Bronze symbol appears on reel 5, it increments a repeat-win “Lucky Pot.” Yin Yang symbols with a Gold, Silver or Bronze symbol on reel 5 trigger free games and activate the Lucky Pot. The Lucky Pot is rewarded each time a Collect symbol lands on a free spin, and resets after it is hit. Two or five additional free games can be retriggered.
Each game is available with a three-level mystery progressive, displayed on the optional Phocus LCD topper. Each jackpot displays a “Must Hit By” amount. The “Stage 1” jackpot resets at $75 and must hit by $100. “Stage 2” resets at $400 and must hit by $500; and the top “Stage 3” prize resets at $1,500 and must hit by $2,000.
Manufacturer: Gaming Arts
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 888
Top Award: $2,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-12%