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Tropical Paradise

Atronic Americas

This latest game in Atronic?s ?e-motion? series of dual-screen video slots combines an expanding wild symbol feature with a generous and frequent free-spin bonus.

The base game is available in either nine-line or 20-line versions, in several wagering configurations. The theme is just what the name indicates?a tropical paradise, with all the appropriate visual icons combined with classic poker symbols on the reels.

There is a diamond symbol on the reels that serves as an expanding wild symbol. When it lands on an active payline, it transforms the entire reel into wild symbols, substituting for all symbols except the palm tree (which triggers the bonus round).

When three or more palm tree symbols appear scattered on the reels, it triggers a free-spin bonus round. Three, four or five of the symbols trigger 10, 20 or 30 free spins, respectively. When the spins are triggered, a random multiplier number appears on the screen, which can multiply all free-game jackpots by up to five.

If the palm trees land again during a free spin, the free games are re-triggered with an  extra 10, 20 or 30 spins tacked on to the end, at the multiplier granted for the first free spins. This can go on until the player has received a maximum of 500 free games.

Finally, this game is one of the slots identified by Atronic as a potential ?Hot Link? game. This means that a rapid-hit pay schedule can be substituted for the standard pay table, jacking up the hit frequency and pay levels; and a progressive jackpot can be added linking a bank of games together to a big prize, won by lining up five top jackpot symbols on an active payline at max coin.

Manufacturer:  Atronic Americas
Platform:  e-motion
Format:  Five-reel, multi-line video slot
Denominations:  All denominations available
Max Bet:  27, 90, 200
Top Award:  6,000, 15,000, 20,000, 50,000
Hit Frequency:  29.6%?35.3%
Theoretical Hold:  4%?14%

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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