Bally heats up casinos with Blazing Hot Tournament
August 12, 2010
Blazing Hot Tournament from Bally Technologies introduces an exciting, pulse-pounding and action-packed community gaming concept to casino floors. It features a riveting 20 or 40-line base game (up to 300 credits per bet), and wildly exciting bonus rounds where players can win up to a sensational 1,000,000 credits. This alluring jackpot is part of a random bonus round that pops up without warning. In order to be eligible for this fast-paced group bonus event, players must make an additional ante wager of 20 credits for the 40-line version, or 10 credits for the 20-line version.
The game offers three, five, six or 10 configurable credits. Available denominations are: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 cents. The top award in the 20-line game is 100,000 credits X bet per line; and is 200,000 credits X bet per line in the 40-line version.
When the tournament bonus round is randomly triggered, large LCD displays above each game switch from attract mode to tournament mode with accompanying sound effects. Players then engage in a friendly and spirited competition as they vie for the top spot to achieve the highest payouts possible.
What makes Blazing Hot Tournament unique is a special “Tournament Prize Meter” styled like a thermometer that is displayed on the right side of the screen. When the tournament mode is randomly triggered by a Mystery Spin mechanism, this meter serves two purposes – first, it determines eligibility to participate in the tournament. The player must tap the “Spin” button to keep moving upward. If the meter falls to zero when the tournament begins, the player cannot participate. Second, the higher the meter goes, the more money the player will win in the tournament round. For example, if the player reaches the top of the meter, it will display the cash amount the player will be eligible to win once the tournament starts. However, if the player slows or stops tapping the Spin button, the meter starts falling to zero. There are two additional points on the meter marked “2nd and 3rd” where the player will be eligible for a lesser amount when the tournament starts. This encourages players to keep quickly tapping the Spin button in order to reach the top.
During tournament play, the large LCD screens above each game displays three reels. As the reels spin, players rack up points for winning combinations. This creates a buzz of excitement around the game as onlookers cheer on the contestants, hoping that their favorite will place first.
At the conclusion of the tournament round, the results are flashed on the screen and the winning payouts are added to the players’ credit totals based on how they finished.
In the base game, players vie for a variety of exciting payout opportunities, including an on-screen cash wheel mini-bonus. This bonus is initiated when three scattered Cash Wheel symbols appear on reels two, three and four in the base game. A Cash Wheel appears with eleven prize possibilities. The wheel spins automatically, awarding the player with a credit bonus multiplied by the total bet.
For more information, please visit www.ballytech.com.
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