Part of the new Tower Stack series, this game capitalizes on Aruze’s new Cube-X Vertical cabinet, which features a 42-inch vertical LCD monitor.
Tower Stack games use that real estate to present three stacked reel sets, each with 50 paylines. The player has the option to select his play area within those three stacked reel sets. Each reel set, or frame, as Aruze calls them, has five rows of symbols, but an extra wager known as Plus Factor activates an extra selectable play area for 16 vertical rows. The Plus Factor bet also turns all symbols on reel five of each frame into wild symbols, and causes scatter symbols for bonus triggers to be valid regardless of where on the screen they land.
The player can arrange the play area to activate up to all three of the 50-line frames for 150 paylines on every spin.
The main bonus, the Big Cat Feature, includes a “mini-game” picking sequence in which the player selects an animal symbol that will appear in greater numbers during eight free games.
Another game in the series, Tower Stack Dragon, is being launched this quarter, with three more—Tower Stack Feature Panda, Tower Stack Feature Rose and Tower Stack Bison—to be launched in the coming months.
Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming America
Platform: Cube-X Vertical
Format: Five-reel, 50-line to 150-line video slot
Max Bet: 1,000, 2,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 3.9%-12.93%