This new progressive series highlights the capabilities of Aruze’s tall Cube-X Vertical cabinet and its 42-inch monitor. Initial games Xtreme Dragon’s Fortune (pictured) and Xtreme Panda each feature 30-line base games that can randomly expand for a single spin. From one to five extra rows are added to the array in the mystery feature, with the top nine-row array yielding 120 paylines.
When the feature—called Expander Reels—randomly triggers, the bonus spin is subject to a number of wild and multiplier features, such as two or more wild symbols being added, or an “Expand Wild” feature that turns an entire reel wild. The Xtreme Panda game also includes a “Block Wild” feature that randomly turns a block of symbols wild on the expanded reel array.
Both games feature highly animated and engaging characters perched atop the reels. When the reels are expanded, the Dragon or Panda character add the wilds and multipliers.
The game also features a bonus wheel that can result in credit awards, 20 free games, or one of four progressives, with reset values available ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
Platform: Cube-X Vertical
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot (expands to 120 lines)
Max Bet: 900
Top Award: Progressive; available resets $5,000, $7,500, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, $25,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 2.27%-12.78%