This new game on Bally’s V32 cabinet uses the 32-inch vertical portrait screen to expand the scatter-pay base game and to enhance the animation associated with the comical cartoon sumo wrestler. It also is one of the first Bally slots to feature “UWin,” which sends random bonus games to the iDeck LCD button pad.
The base game resides on a four-by-five screen (five reels, four symbols each). All wins are paid as scatters on the extended screen, which translates into 1,024 possible ways to win on every spin.
The base game includes the Bally “Hot Zone” feature. On every play, an overlay descends over portions of the screen while the reels spin. If it is over the reels when the spinning stops, every reel spot covered by the zone becomes wild (except for bonus triggers). This can result in several entire wild reels.
Three scattered “Sumo” symbols trigger the free games bonus feature, in which the player is offered several options to choose the volatility of the feature. Players choose 20 free games with a multiplier of 2X, 3X or 5X; 10 free games with a multiplier of 5X, 7X or 10X; or five free games with a multiplier of 10X, 12X or 20X. This feature occurs once every 151 plays, on average, with an average payoff of 34 times the total bet.
The UWin feature can occur at random before any spin (it occurs every 300 spins, on average). One of three bonus events will pop up to be played on the iDeck, the combination button deck and interactive bonus tool. Players will be awarded either the Multiplier Wheel Bonus, in which the player spins a horizontal wheel that appears on the iDeck to a multiplier of the total bet, ranging from 3X to 25X; the “Bonus Turtles” feature, in which the player touches the image of a turtle on a rubber-band launcher to launch him to a bonus zone for an award of one to five times the total bet; or “Ski Jumper,” in which the player selects a stunt for the animated turtle to perform for an award from five to 20 times the total bet.
Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel scatter-pay video slot
Denomination: .01 through 500.00
Max Bet: 2,500
Top Award: 5,000 times bet multiplier
Hit Frequency: 30.64%
Theoretical Hold: 3.03%-11.66%