This new video slot in Aristocrat’s E*Series of games designed for entertainment is housed in the advanced Helix cabinet. The base game has a unique reel layout—twin game screens display five-reel layouts, each reel containing eight symbols. There are two initial base games, “Journey of Fire” and “Strength of Rain.”
Each game features a five-level progressive jackpot, with prize levels determined by the number of jackpot symbols appearing scattered on the game screen. Five to 15 jackpot symbols return jackpots resetting at $10 (Mini), $30 (Minor), $100 (Maxi), $250 (Major) or $1,000 (Grand).
During the base game, if one of five matching symbols occurs in the same position on both game screens, they both become wild. The base game also features “Mega Symbols,” large symbols spanning three symbols wide by four or eight symbols high appearing on the three middle reels. Those occur randomly at the start of a spin, as do “Max Stacks” consisting of one of five symbols.
When a bonus Mega Symbol appears, it triggers a free-game feature. A special set of bonus symbols appears, and the player is awarded 15 free spins. The free-game feature cannot be retriggered.
Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Format: Five-reel, 40-, 60- or 80-line video slot
Max Bet: 400, 600, 800
Top Award: Progressive; $1,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 5.25%-14.63%