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Vampire and Beauty

Aruze Gaming

Vampire and Beauty

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Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
Platform: G-enex
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 150, 300, 450, 600
Top Award: Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 1.96%-9.68%

 

This is a feature-rich new video slot from Aruze that includes multi-layered bonuses and random events in a low-volatility, 30-line penny program.

The game, in the manufacturer’s “G-enex” platform, is available in multiple play configurations, and includes a stand-alone progressive jackpot resetting at $10,000.

Line jackpots in the campy vampire theme center around the vampire’s “Beauties,” with the four top line jackpots returned for landing five of any of the characters. The top line jackpot is 1,500 credits times the line bet.

There is a random event in the primary game called the “Vampire Magic Feature.” When a vampire appears on the main screen, lightning bolts appear and land on various symbols to change them into wild symbols.

There are several second-screen bonus events, all triggered from within a primary feature called “Castle Choice.” When bonus symbols appear on the first, third and fifth reels, three castles appear on the screen. The player selects one of the castles to reveal either a credit amount or icons for the two other bonuses, “Wild Cat Bonus” and “Vampire Bonus.”

The Wild Cat Bonus, which also can be triggered through a bonus symbol on the third reel, sends “flying bats” out to change symbols into wild symbols. The Vampire Bonus displays a group of coffins on the screen.

The player selects one to reveal a credit amount, a “Beauty” symbol for one of four possible jackpot awards, or a “Challenge for Jackpot” symbol.

Challenge for Jackpot displays a screen of 29 coffins-one hides a Jackpot symbol that triggers the top progressivenprize.

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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