The Drop – Product Test Drive: Konami’s Prize Drop games – Mermaid Money, Bison Bounty and Fiesta De Fuego
Konami have introduced their new Prize Drop series of games to the market in September and performance results are confirming that the players are enjoying the interesting feature twist that gives them a hold and spin feel but with a unique reel expansion and treasure chest that collects credit prizes, extra spins and diamond symbols and when added together award different bonuses or jackpots. The three games offer the same feature play, but a different set of free games series add interest for the regular players.
Denomination: The Prize Drop range of games are available as multi denomination games where the player can select from 1c, 2c, 5c and 10c options. As a 50-line game in the lower denominations a regular player only needs a 50c cost to cover the lines, but the top tier players are still able to access a 25-line 10c option with a $2.50 spin minimum, giving them a much quicker game cycle.
Prize Drop Feature – The Prize Drop feature is unique and will be the main focus for the player. When 5 or more of the Prize Drop symbols appear the Prize Drop feature is triggered and 3 respins are awarded to the player. Before the feature starts the reels expand up to 8 symbol positions and collection chests appear at the base of each reel. During the feature across the expanded reels credit prize symbols, 1x, 2x and 3x extra spin symbols, and Diamond symbols can appear. For the player these all represent different levels of wins and adds to their excitement. At the end of the feature the number of Diamonds collected determines whether the player has won bonuses or jackpots.
5-9 Diamonds awards the Mini Bonus
10-14 Diamonds awards the Mini and Major Bonus
15-19 Diamonds awards the Mini and Major Bonus and the Maxi Jackpot
20 Diamonds awards the Mini and Major Bonus and both the Maxi Jackpot and Mega Jackpot – a clean sweep!
Free Games Features – In addition to the Prize Drop feature, Mermaid Money also includes a random multiplier (x2, x3, x4, or x 5) that is applied to all wins in the Free Games Feature. This will be a favourite for female players: aquatic theme, multipliers and a feature that can retrigger during the free games.
Bison Bounty and Fiesta de Fuego can award up to 15 free spins in the Free Games Feature. During free spins, Totem or Fiesta symbols will reveal a picture symbol, a substitute symbol or a Prize Drop symbol and increase the wins for the player.
SAP Profile: The Mega Jackpots on the Prize Drop SAP games are a choice of a either a $5,000 or $8,000 startup which gives all clubs a choice that is suitable to their players. The Maxi Startup is $500 which players see as an achievable win in a play session.
Volatility: The games in the Prize Drop range are medium-high volatility games. They will suit any higher tiered players but still offer interest and entertainment for the regular lower tier player through the rapid prize wins during the Prize Drop feature. The higher the player bets, the better the chance of larger prize drops
Additional volatility for the higher tier players is available through random multipliers in Mermaid Money and reveal symbols in Bison Beauty and Fiesta de Fuego. Volatility on these games is also affected by the denomination chosen, with bigger players gaining an advantage through increased stakes.
Floor Position: This game includes lots of frequent wins for players during the feature but also with medium-high volatility in the maths the mid-tier players will see solid wins from the feature. The lower tier players will get lots of enjoyment out of the accumulating prize drops. This game would fit well in a high traffic area mid-floor. With strong artwork the game should stand out easily for players moving through machine banks.
Performance: These games are new to the market but are seeing great success in the clubs that have installed them early. In the MAX Top games charts for NSW Clubs the newest game, Fiesta de Fuego, is at 1.20 (Denom TO Ratio) with Bison Bounty and Mermaid Money also above the turnover average.
In QLD for the full month of November, Bison Bounty and Mermaid Money are both at 1.04 (Denom TO Ratio) on the MAX charts in Clubs and Mermaid Money at 1.49 in Hotels.
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