International Game Technology

This new slot on IGT’s CrystalCurve cabinet features a ladder-style jackpot round, woven together with wild symbols in a free-spin round.

The base game is a five-reel video slot in 10-line or 60-line configuration. A mystery “Stacked Wilds” feature occurs frequently during the primary game. Randomly, stacks of wilds will appear after a spin, re-evaluating the win.

One unique feature in the base game is the appearance on the screen of a gold-and-blue dragon, which anticipates big wins. The dragon appears any time eight or more wild symbols will be awarded, or before a win that is at least 10 times the player’s bet.

The free-spin event is tied to the ladder-style jackpot display on the top vertical monitor. Each jackpot amount is accompanied by a number of corresponding wild symbols. The bottom $150 award is guaranteed when the free-spin round is triggered by three bonus symbols. During the free spins, all stacked wild symbols are tallied, and when thresholds are met, the player moves up the prize ladder.

When the feature is triggered, a wheel appears, and the player spins to determine the number of initial free spins, to a maximum of 20. Each wild symbol increases a tally on the screen, and when the total reaches 20, the player moves up a jackpot level. The player moves further up the ladder by reaching 40 or 65 wild symbols, with the top jackpot of $1,375 ($1,250 on the 10-line version) returned for 100 wild symbols.

Helping the effort are “+1 Spin” symbols that appear in stacks on the free spins to add extra spins; and “Level Up” and “Double Level Up” symbols that automatically move the player up the prize ladder.

Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: CrystalCurve
Format: Five-reel, 10-line or 60-line video slot
Denomination: Multi-denomination
Max Bet: 100, 600
Top Award: $1,250, $1,375
Hit Frequency: 26%, 34%
Theoretical Hold: 87.4%-96%

Author: GGB Staff

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