This new game series featured on Ainsworth’s A-STAR Curve cabinet (it also is available on the A640) includes a strong primary-game feature along with a unique hold-and-spin event.
The base games are Treasure Spirits Dragon and Treasure Spirits Phoenix. Each is a five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot, with a four-level jackpot. The bottom two jackpots are fixed prizes, beginning with a $10 “Mini” an a $50 “Minor” at the penny denomination. Those lower jackpot levels increase as the player wagers more—the games feature player-selectable denominations of .01, .02, .05 and .10. At the top denomination, the Mini and Minor return $100 and $500, respectively.
The top jackpots are progressives (linked or stand-alone), resetting at $1,000 (Major), and the Grand, resetting at $10,000 or, at the .10 denomination, $100,000.
Randomly during the primary game, an “Instant Win” feature will occur when a pot of gold fills up the fifth reel with a box on the first reel displaying a credit award, the Mini or the Minor. The level of the Instant Win can be as much as 200 times the total bet.
Yin-yang symbols on the first, third and fifth reels trigger six free games, with retriggers. The free games include a 2X wild symbol.
Gold bonus symbols on the first, third and fifth reels trigger Ainsworth’s unique “Hold ‘n Stack” feature, a hold-and-spin event with a twist. The gold bonus symbols lock in place for five free spins. When other bonus symbols land, they stay in place. Instead of the typical return to the original free-spin count, extra-spin symbols award one, two or three extra spins.
Above each reel is a bonus amount. Those amounts rise with each free spin. Randomly, one of the top two progressives will appear at the top of a reel. The player wins the bonus amount when bonus symbols fill all three symbols on a reel.
Manufacturer: Ainsworth Game Technology
Platform: A-STAR Curve, A640
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 450, 900
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10 (player-selectable)
Top Award: Progressive; resets at $10,000, $100,000
Hit Frequency: 32.31%
Theoretical Hold: 6%-9%