This new title on Ainsworth’s A-STAR Curve cabinet features a constant persistent feature that results in wild reels on the four-by-five format and in wilds with multipliers.
The base game is a 40-line video slot, but the persistent feature is always active. In the base game, whenever a framed pearl lands, the frame remains until the game’s main character—the tiger, or in an identical sister game, the Panther in Panther’s Throne. When the tiger or panther roars, all framed positions turn into Wild, 2X Wild or 3X Wild symbols. Frequently during the base game, the tiger or panther will land in a framed position, which turns the entire reel wild.
This injects a lot of volatility into the game. The period in which the player is collecting framed positions can extend a good while, until several reels are all but covered with framed symbols. When what is called the Roar Bonus hits when the screen is filled with frames, the payoff is huge—typically hundreds of dollars on a penny game.
The free-games feature takes the wild sequence farther. When it is triggered with three scatter symbols, the screen expands to double the height—eight rows and 80 paylines. For 10 free spins with a chance to retrigger for additional three-spin rounds, any wild symbol that lands on the screen sticks for the remainder of the feature. If the tiger or panther roars at this point, the wilds can be transformed into 2X or 3X wilds.
Manufacturer: Ainsworth Game Technology
Platform: A-STAR Curve
Format: Five-reel, 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01 through 100.00
Max Bet: 500
Top Award: 36,000 Credits
Hit Frequency: 41.22%
Theoretical Hold: 5%-15%