This linked progressive product on Novomatic’s Panthera Curve cabinet has been a hit wherever the supplier has introduced it in North America.
There are three base games in the linked series—Emperor’s China, Empress of the Pyramids and The Great Conqueror. The product is available to casinos in a package including jackpot controller, monitors, themed signage and end-of-bank displays. There is a four-level progressive jackpot, with the top linked prize resetting at 1 million credits times the denomination ($10,000 in the penny version).
The base game is a five-reel video slot in 25-line or 50-line configuration. There are two separate bonus events. Six or more scattered coin symbols trigger the “Coin Respin” feature. The coins triggering the feature are held in position and all other positions turn into individual spinning reels for three free spins. If one or more additional coins land, those coins are held and the free spins remaining are reset to three.
All prizes appearing on the coins are awarded at the end of the feature, which occurs when either no free spins remain or the entire reel array is filled with coins, which triggers the Grand Jackpot.
In the other feature, three or more scattered bonus symbols trigger 10 free games. During the free spins, hidden symbols appear on all the reels, for additional winning combinations involving the Emperor, Lion, Turtle, Toad, Koi, A, K, Q, J, 10 or Coin symbols. Three or more bonus symbols retrigger the feature for an additional 10 free spins.
Manufacturer: Novomatic Americas
Platform: Panthera Curve 1.42
Format: Five-reel, 25-line or 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10
Max Bet: 500
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 35%
Theoretical Hold: 5%-15%