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Thunder Cash X: Candelas de Los Muertos

Novomatic Americas

Thunder Cash X: Candelas de Los Muertos

This is a unique and lively game series on Novomatic’s Diamond X and and other cabinets. The series centers around the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) holiday celebrated in Mexico and several other Spanish-speaking countries.

The celebration’s theme is masterfully depicted with great art and animation in the three base games, “Señor Muerte, “Señorita Suerte,” and “Candelas de Los Muertos.”

The base games are five-reel, 25-line video slots, with reel symbols depicting one of the two creepy, costumed title characters. Particularly on the larger-format cabinets and the cushy V.I.P. Lounge setup, the animation and sound create an immersive effect during the reel-spinning.

At the heart of the two games is a hold-and-re-spin bonus event, triggered by six or more candle symbols scattered on the reels. The event also can be triggered as a mystery event revealed by any one candle symbol.

The candle symbols remain locked in place, each revealing a cash-on-reels credit award, or one of the three lower Thunder Cash X jackpots—static awards of $10 (Mini) and $50 (Minor), and the Major progressive resetting at $500. They remain in place for three re-spins, with the re-spins resetting to three when each additional candle symbol lands.

The bonus feature continues until there are three spins without a candle, or until all 15 reel symbols are filled with candles, which triggers the Grand Jackpot, a progressive with resets avaiable from $2,000 to $20,000.

Manufacturer: Novomatic Americas
Platform: Diamond X 1.55J, Panthera Curve 1.43, V.I.P. Lounge Curve 1.43, Novostar V.I.P. Royal 2.65
Format: Five-reel, 25-line video slot
Max Bet: 500
Denomination: .01 through 2.00
Top Award: Progressive; resets ranging from $2,000 to $20,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 5.01%-14.99%

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