Manufacturer: WMS Gaming
Format: Five-reel, 20-line video slot; four-screen multi-play format
Denomination: .01 through 5.00
Max Bet: 40, 80
Top Award: 800, 1,200 (times line bet)
Hit Frequency: 68%
Theoretical Hold: 4.01%-14.05%
This is a new series of games from WMS, each using a unique game screen. There are four sets of five reels each, taking advantage of the new wide-screen format of the Bluebird2 cabinet.
The manufacturer is launching the series with two high-volatility, low-denomination base games from the G+ video series, “Silver Sword” (pictured) and “Samurai Master.”
The player wagers to activate all four game screens—they are 20-line base games, so 80 credits activate all four reel sets. The main game is larger on the screen, and though each individual reel set is different, there is one common feature: All wild symbols and bonus symbol landing on the main screen transfer to the other four screens. Pays are re-evaluated for all the smaller screens whenever a wild symbol lands on the large screen.
If three scattered bonus symbols land on any of the screens, it initiates eight free spins or 10 free spins, depending on the base game. Bonus symbols on the main screen transfer to the other three screens; any screen with three symbols as a result of the move initiates the free spins.
There are multipliers associated with the number of screens on which free spins are initiated with one triggering spin. On Silver Sword, which awards 10 free spins with three triggering symbols, free spins on one reel set pay jackpots with a 3X multiplier; if triggered on two reel sets, pays are at 6X; on three reel sets, 9X; and on all four, 12X. On Samurai Master, eight free spins are awarded at multipliers from 1X to 4X.