This new entry in Ainsworth’s Ultra Shot series is available on the 55-inch A-STAR Curve XL cabinet or the 43-inch A-STAR Curve. New base games include Ultra Shot Panda and Ultra Shot Tiger. The games are available in a player-selectable multi-denom step including 1-cent, 2-cent, 5-cent, 10-cent, $1 and $2 denominations.
The static Mini and Minor jackpots scale according to the denomination. In the penny denomination they are $10 and $50, respectively; on the $1 and $2 version, they are $100 and $500.
The base games are five-reel video slots with payline configurations varying according to the denomination—the penny and 2-cent versions have 50 lines; the 5-cent and 10-cent versions, 25 lines; and the $1 and $2 versions, five lines.
The two bonus features are free games and the familiar Ultra Shot feature. Three tiger symbols trigger 10 free games. Three tiger symbols on a free spin trigger an additional five free games.
The main Ultra Shot feature is a hold-and-spin event triggered by six or more coin symbols. Those lock in place as cash-on-reels symbols for three free spins. Each symbol also fills a ladder on the side of the screen. When the ladder fills, the bonus goes to the Double Level, with all non-progressive prizes doubled. When the Double is triggered, three additional spins are awarded.
Filling up the meter on the Double Level triggers the Triple Level, with all prizes tripled and the ladder leading to the top Grand progressive, resetting at $10,000.
Manufacturer: Ainsworth Game Technology
Platform: A-STAR Curve and Curve XL
Format: Five-reel, five-line, 25-line or 50-line video slot
Max Bet: 50, 100, 150, 500
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, 1.00, 2.00
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 7.87%-11.49%