IGT’s new games, Egyptian Storm Fortune Lines and Dynasty Treasures Fortune Lines, combine a traditional line game with a hold and respin feature. The hold and respin feature is triggered by a classic ‘5 of a kind’ line win which ensures players spend less to get into the feature. Additionally, during the feature all the lower paying symbols are removed for bigger feature wins. A popular component of IGT’s still very popular Hyper Hits game range was the prize reel on Reel 5, which has now been reversed on these games to occupy the 1st Reel, creating greater anticipation for the players and exposure to all potential wins. These games are available for both Crystal Dual 27” and Crystal Curve machines.
Game Profiles: Egyptian Storm Fortune Lines and Dynasty Treasures Fortune Lines have a common hold and spin feature with a different free game series.
In Egyptian Storm 6 or more ‘pyramid’ symbols trigger the corresponding number of free games. During the free games all the lower value symbols are removed with only higher paying symbols appearing for the free spins. For Dynasty Treasures any 6 or more ‘gold ingots’ trigger the corresponding number of free games. For example, a player who achieves 8 ‘gold ingots’ on the screen is awarded 8 free games, and in this game all symbols remain in play.
The Hold and Respin feature is triggered when an overlaid ‘Major’, ‘Minor’, ‘Mini’ or ‘gold’ ring occurs in any ‘5 of a kind’ line win. All the symbols in the line win transform into gold coins and are held for 3 respins. Any additional gold coins are held and the respin counter is reset to 3. A very familiar concept for players During this feature all the prize values, or Minor and Mini jackpots are multiplied by the credits bet per line so higher-level players are awarded higher potential wins. When the Major symbol appears in any ‘5 of a Kind’ win the major jackpot is awarded. The Grand Jackpot is awarded when 15 ‘gold coin’ symbols cover all positions during the hold and respin feature.
Denomination: Both Egyptian Storm Fortune Lines and Dynasty Treasures Fortune Lines are multi-denomination games with 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, and 20c bet options on a 25-line game. A minimum bet of 1c X 25 lines will appeal to the smaller players just starting to come back to clubs, while increased bonus levels for the higher end punter and a choice of solid jackpot levels will be positive.
Player Fit and Positioning: Egyptian Storm Fortune Lines and Dynasty Treasures Fortune Lines are medium volatility games which will appeal to a wide range of players. The hold and respin feature wins that are multiplied by the players original line bet will hold strong appeal for higher tier players who are willing to increase their bets. Smaller players have the advantage of being able to cover the lines for a 25-cent bet in the lowest denomination giving them the time on device that they look for but don’t often find in the current market. Positioning of these games will allow for flexibility for the venue and can be positioned mid floor in a high traffic area indoors and in any position in a outdoor gaming room.
SAP Profile: The games both come with SAP levels as well as additional bonus levels. A choice of three Grand Jackpot options are available of $2,500, $5,000, and $7,500, with a Major Jackpot startup of $500
Performance: These games are due to roll out into the market in the next few weeks. With a popular hold and spin component, and a 5 of a kind line win to trigger the feature, the game should fit well with a wide range of traditionalist players and feature chasers. A strong Egyptian theme and bold colours will attract players to these games.
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