Scientific Games

This new multi-progressive video slot series employs a unique hold-and-spin progressive bonus feature that can result in several jackpots.

The series is being launched with two base games, with themes celebrating two of the oldest streets in the U.S., Olvera Street in Los Angeles and China Street in New York City. Ultimate Fire Link: Olvera Street and

Ultimate Fire Link: China Street reflect different themes and images, but the same basic game features.

The base games are five-reel video slots on the Bally Alpha Pro Wave cabinet, available in configurations of 10, 20 or 50 paylines. The 10-line version is available only in the $1 denomination; the 200-line version is in nickel and 10-cent denominations; the 50-line is either penny or 2-cent denomination.The games feature a four-level progressive jackpot, with the top Mega jackpot resetting at 1 million credits times the denomination.

There are two main bonus events—a free-spin feature and the progressive bonus. Three or more scattered Free Games symbols trigger the player’s choice from six free-spin options, varying according to volatility. The spins range from five free games with random multipliers of 10X, 15X and 25X to 20 free games with 2X, 3X and 5X multipliers. The player can also select a “Mystery Choice” that yields a random combination of the other five choices. Three Free Games symbols on a free spin awards a repeat of the choice selected, along with a 2X multiplier.

Four or more scattered Fireball symbols trigger the main progressive bonus, the Fire Link Feature. Additional rows of symbols on the reel array are unlocked according to the number of trigger symbols—four rows for five to seven symbols; five rows for eight or more.

Beginning with three spins on the expanded array, Fireball symbols award either credit amounts up to 5,000 or one of the four progressives. Each Fireball symbol locks in place for the remaining spins, and each new Fireball symbol adds three spins. Bonus play continues until no spins remain or the entire array is filled with Fireball symbols.

Manufacturer: Scientific Games
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, 10-, 20- or 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, 1.00
Max Bet: 50, 200, 500
Top Award: Progressive; reset at 1 million times denomination
Hit Frequency: 30.16%, 26.08%, 26.54%
Theoretical Hold: 4.01%-14.77%

Author: GGB Staff

Staff writers for Global Gaming Business magazine, Las Vegas, Nevada.