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Show Girl

Aruze Gaming

Show Girl

Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
Platform: Millenary A
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 200, 250, 300, 500, 1,000
Top Award: 100,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 1.96%-10.15%

This is one of the games leading the push of Japan’s Aruze into North American markets. It is a 50-line video slot available in any of the manufacturer’s new dual-monitor cabinets-the “G-Wave” upright, the “G-Comfort” slant and the futuristic “G-Enex.”

Show Girl features high-resolution video graphics to communicate a glitzy entertainment theme. The center of the game is the wild symbol-the “Wild Lips” that appear as a giant topper on the machines.

The machine’s volatile program depends largely on the wild symbol. During the free-spin bonus event-called the “Cabaret Feature”-one of two showgirl characters will glide across the screen. If the showgirl is dressed in black, she will point a cane at one symbol and transform it into a Wild Lips symbol, which remains in place for the entire free-spin round. If the showgirl is dressed in white, she will point to anywhere from two to four of the symbols to transform them into wild symbols.

If the maximum bet is wagered, one wild symbol is in position at the start of the free-spin round.

The bonus symbols in the primary games trigger 10 free spins, and five additional spins can be retriggered within the feature.

The game also includes special features like “Rescue Spin,” which is designed to reimburse the player for long periods that occur without a free-spin bonus round. If a player goes a certain number of spins without a bonus sequence, an “angel” comes onscreen and awards a free-spin round. A countdown appears when there are 10 games left until a Rescue Spin.

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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