This is the third game in Aruze’s 999.9 Gold Wheel Series of traditional three-reel mechanical reel-spinning slot machines that duplicate the look, style and spinning bonus wheel made popular by IGT’s Wheel of Fortune, but in a for-sale machine offering an on-site progressive, making it less expensive to offer than the famous game and resulting in a much more frequent progressive.
Super Vault is a classic three-reel, single-line slot game on the new Cube-X Ultimate cabinet, centered around the spinning bonus wheel. Every 64 spins, three wheel symbols land to initiate a spin on the physical wheel atop the machine. The top jackpot changes with the amount wagered, resetting to between $999 and $9,999.
Max bet is not required to qualify for a progressive, but each progressive gets larger with higher wagers. The minimum bet is 50 credits (50 cents). The player selects a “bet multiplier” from 1 to 10. On the lowest wager, the jackpots reset at $999 (Grand), $100 (Major), $30 (Minor) and $10 (Mini).
As a button is pressed to increase the bet multiplier, the progressive meters change accordingly—two credits change the Grand progressive to a $1,999 start. At max bet (250, 500, 750 or 1,000 credits, depending on the version of the game), the top Grand jackpot starts at $9,999.
The jackpots can be linked with two other Cube-X Ultimate progressive slots that are out in the field, Bags of Cash and Diamond Desire.
There also are two different wheel-spinning bonus events. The standard bonus, triggered by three SPIN symbols, triggers a spin of the Gold Wheel for either one of 13 credit awards—ranging from 100 credits to 3,000 credits—or one of the four jackpots.
If the three SPIN symbols on the payline include one on the third reel marked “SUPER SPIN,” it triggers what’s called “Gold Wheel Super.” In this case, after the Gold Wheel is spun, the player is awarded a multiplier of 5X, 8X or 10X applied to the credit prize (except the progressive).
Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming America
Platform: Cube-X Ultimate
Format: Three-reel, single-line stepper slot
Max Bet: 250, 500, 750, 1,000
Top Award: Progressive; $9,999 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 2.03%-12.66%