After the launch of 2013’s “The Walking Dead” on Aristocrat’s innovative Vervehd cabinet and 31.5-inch portrait LCD screen, the producers of FX Network’s Sons of Anarchy series, about a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club in California, approached Ted Hase, the head of the slot-maker’s Innovation Studio that created the game, and asked that the motorcycle series be given a slot game using the same format.
The result is Aristocrat’s “Sons of Anarchy,” a new multi-site progressive game with a top jackpot resetting at $500,000. The game—presented in a “247-ways-to-win” format with no paylines, also includes new ways to play, with reels set in a six-by-five configuration, and with special features including “Cluster Power,” “No Limits” and “Big Symbols.”
In the Cluster Power feature, winning combinations are formed by connecting the same symbol in clusters across multiple reels. The No Limits feature expands the reel area in any direction, and the No Limits Jackpot feature is awarded when a Big Jackpot Symbol lands and causes the reel area to grow to the size of the Big Jackpot symbol. Three Big Jackpot Symbols award the Mini progressive; four Big Jackpot Symbols award the minor progressive; five Big Jackpot Symbols award the major progressive; and six Big Jackpot Symbols award the grand progressive.
A free-spin bonus also is featured. Retriggers in this feature can lead to a maximum potential 100 free spins.
The Vervehd cabinet features “Ultra Hi-Def” graphics, panoramic sound and an ergonomic design that enhances game play. The bonuses all use footage from the show to create bonus sequences featuring all of the favorite characters and storylines.
Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Format: Five-reel, 247-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 1,000
Top Award: Progressive; $500,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 11.94%