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Zuma

GTECH

Zuma

This is the latest in GTECH’s series of games based on the PopCap brand of internet amusement games. The slot reproduces Zuma, the fast-paced, tile-matching video game carrying a theme of Aztec Mexico in which the goal is to eliminate balls rolling around the screen along a given path.

The 30-line base game includes several random bonus features. A moving “Ball Track” simulates the paths in the video game but either increments one of three progressive jackpots or triggers “Power Frogs” that award random wild symbols. A “Jumping Frog” will award frequent wilds when the familiar frog character (it represents lives in the video game) jumps to up to five reel spots, turning them into wild symbols.

In a random “Ghost Boss Multiplier,” the Ghost Boss appears on the screen before any line wins are revealed and throws out a gold coin to reveal various multipliers.

There are four bonus events, one of which allow the player the option to apply the skills gained in the amusement game in “Boss Battles.”

The “Treasure Chest Bonus” is an auto-pick credit presentation triggered by three scattered Treasure Chest symbols.

The “Kathtiki Khan Boss Battle” bonus allows the player to choose either a pick-a-prize option or a “Skill Challenge,” in which the player times ball shots to battle the Boss.

The “Baron Digo Boss Battle” awards five free spins, and during each spin, the Boss throws skulls. Players pick a skull for full-reel wilds plus additional free spins or a “blocker.”

The “Maga Maga Boss Battle” awards nine free spins. During each free spin, the Boss throws a minion blocker, while the frog jumps to a wild. If the wild contributes to a win, the minion breaks or is destroyed, and the Boss is hurt. If the Boss is defeated, the player is given a chance for bigger wins.

Manufacturer: GTECH
Platform: prodiGi Vu
Format: Five-reel, 30-line video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 250
Top Award: 270,000
Hit Frequency: 30.68%—31.15%
Theoretical Hold: 5.84%—15.85%

 

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