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The Great West

American Gaming Systems

The Great West

This new game on the AGS Roadrunner video platform is a 30-line video slot with minimum bets of either 40 credits or 50 credits (the minimum bet covers the paylines plus a 10-credit ante).

The Old West theme is played out in animation during the base-game spins and in several interactive bonus events. The reels are superimposed on the video screen over a Western sunset.

There is a seven-level “Rapid Hit” progressive jackpot feature won through a base-game feature. If three to five progressive symbols land on an active payline with a maximum bet, the player selects one of the symbols for a guaranteed win of one of the seven progressive amounts displayed in the top box.

If the player wagers less than the maximum and triggers the progressive jackpot, a guaranteed win is still delivered via the “Pick Your Prize” bonus game.

Other bonus features are triggered through the “Pick A Revolver” feature. The player is prompted to pick one of five revolvers appearing on a payline to trigger the “Barrel Bonus” or the “Saloon Spins Bonus.” In the Barrel Bonus, the player selects from a field of barrels to reveal credit awards. This bonus includes the “Chain Reaction” feature. Certain barrels explode when touched, and reveal the awards behind several other barrels for a combined credit award.

If all the barrels are cleared without revealing a collect symbol, it triggers a secondary “Star Bonus” in which the player selects from three sheriff stars for an additional award.

The other bonus is a free-spin event called “Saloon Spins.” When wild symbols land on the reels during the event, they lock in place and remain wild for the rest of the free spins.

Manufacturer: American Gaming Systems
Platform: Roadrunner
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05
Max Bet: 120, 200, 250
Top Award: Progressive; resets $7,500, $12,500 or $15,000
Hit Frequency: 47%
Theoretical Hold: 6.59%—13.49%

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