At the Global Gaming Expo, Konami rolled out its new Concerto Opus cabinet, featuring a 65-inch flat-screen 4K ultra-HD monitor, a custom-lit “TouchDash” button deck, dual spin buttons, dual cup holders, and special features like an optional USB charger.
Helping to launch the cabinet was the new Triple Sparkle series, with the two inaugural games Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle and Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle.
Triple Sparkle uses Konami’s popular Sparkle Feature, in which random sets of Action Stacked Symbols become framed at the start of each spin. When two complete reels land with frames, the symbols disappear and are replaced by new symbols. The Triple Sparkle game increases that to two sets of new symbols, potentially leading to huge wins, and symbol-driven progressive jackpots.
The base games are five-reel, 40-line video slots, with three bet options, each level consisting of 40 credits plus a 20-credit “Xtra Reward” ante bet—wagers are limited to 60, 120 or 180 credits. The Sparkle Feature is only active at the 180-credit maximum bet, but Aristocrat officials have said the max bet was made affordable to encourage the higher wager.
The four progressive jackpot levels are available through the Sparkle Feature—the third time the reels transform in the feature, the symbols that replace the Action Stacked symbols include symbols corresponding to each jackpot—Mini, Major, Mega or the Max, which resets at $10,000.
There also is a free-game feature that can be triggered during the Sparkle or Triple Sparkle features. A “woman” symbol on any two, three, four or five reels triggers 10, 15, 20 or 40 free games, respectively. During the features, reels with the sun symbol nudge until all positions on the reel are the sun symbol.
Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Platform: KP3+, Concerto Opus
Format: Five-reel, 40-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10 (multi-denomination available)
Max Bet: 180
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 39%
Theoretical Hold: 4%-18%