This new progressive series features two initial games based on the popular Bally Asian-themed game Duo Fu Duo Cai. Tree of Wealth-Rich Traditions and Tree of Wealth-Jade Eternity both reside on the unique Bally Pro Wave cabinet, with its giant concave-curved video monitor.
The base games are both ways-to-win setups, meaning there are no paylines, and wins are registered through adjacent symbols. On the Rich Traditions title (pictured), the player can actually choose the reel setup, which determines how many ways a player can win on each spin—a standard five-by-three setup resulting in 243 ways to win on each spin, or a five-by-four setup, resulting in 1,024 ways to win on each spin.
The player here is selecting the volatility of his game. The lower ways-to-win choice results in higher volatility; the higher ways-to-win choice results in a greater frequency of smaller wins.
The Jade Eternity title is available to casinos only in the five-by-three setup.
Each game features four progressive jackpot levels, with from one to all four of them available through a single picking bonus, the title event “Tree of Wealth.” It is triggered when one or more Gold Coin symbols appear on the screen, triggering a second screen displaying 15 scrolls. The number of Gold Coin symbols determines the number of picks the player gets from the scrolls. Each scroll reveals one of the corresponding jackpots. The player wins by matching three of the jackpot symbols, or by revealing three “Double Luck” symbols, which automatically awards one of the prizes.
The top jackpot level is determined by the denomination—the common penny version returns a top progressive resetting at $40,000.
There also is a free-spin bonus, which awards six to 10 free spins, based on the number of bonus symbols triggering the event. The event can be retriggered on a free spin.
Manufacturer: Scientific Games Corporation
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 880
Top Award: Progressive; Resets at 4 million credits times denomination
Hit Frequency: Approximately 70%
Theoretical Hold: 3.95%-15.18%