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The Great West

American Gaming Systems

The Great West

This latest game in the AGS “Roadrunner” series is available to casinos in both Class III and Class II versions. The five-reel, 30-line base set of reels is superimposed over artwork depicting a Western sunset during play, and a feature triggered in the base game can lead to one of seven progressive awards.

The levels of the progressives are operator-configurable; there are two versions of the game, each with three options for the jackpot levels. One version has the jackpot levels ranging from a “Mini” starting at $10 to a “Grand” resetting at $2,500, $5,000 or $12,500. The other version goes from $10 to top levels of $3,000, $6,000 or $15,000.

The jackpots are won through a feature called “Pick Your Progressive.” At maximum bet, if three “Pick Your Progressive” symbols appear, the player touches one symbol to reveal the Mini, Medium or Major progressive. With four triggering symbols, the choice reveals the Major, Large or Jumbo progressives, or a credit award of 200 times the line bet. With five symbols, the hidden awards are Jumbo, Super and Grand progressives, and credit awards of 200X and 400X applied to the line bet.

For players betting less than max, there also is a “Pick Your Prize” symbol that awards straight credit amounts in a similar manner, up to 50,000 times the line bet.

Three or more “Revolver” symbols trigger the primary bonus game, which can be one of two games—“Barrel Bonus” or “Saloon Spins.” In the Barrel Bonus, the player picks five of 25 barrels to reveal a credit award or start a “Chain Reaction,” which causes several additional barrels to be revealed, and can in turn automatically retrigger itself. If you clear all the barrels, a second-level “Star Bonus” appears, in which the player selects one of three state stars for an additional bonus award.

The Saloon Spins bonus is a new twist on free spin rounds. It has no set end and takes place on special bonus reels where, when a wild symbol lands, it locks that reel for all remaining spins. In this way, the player is assured of having at least one locked wild symbol on each reel before the bonus ends. And, if the bonus was triggered with four or five revolver symbols, one or two locked reels become wild reels.

Manufacturer: American Gaming Systems
Platform: Roadrunner
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 200, 250
Top Award: Progressive resets—$2,500, $3,000, $5,000, $6,000, $12,500, $15,000
Hit Frequency: 52%, 53%
Theoretical Hold: 6.64%—15%