The annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show and conference, set to take place this month at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, is known for many things—a top-notch conference program, informative keynote speakers, networking opportunities, entertainment, parties, just to name a few.
But perhaps G2E’s biggest claim to fame is its constantly growing and evolving trade show floor, and how it has become the industry’s primary showcase and launch pad for new slot and table games. Expect more of the same from this year’s G2E as game suppliers large and small, domestic and international set the table with their latest wares. Here’s a taste of some of the new or featured games that will be at G2E, as described by their makers.
LARGER THAN LIFE
Players of the TITANIC progressive video slot will fall in love again with a slot experience based on the Academy Award-winning film from James Cameron. This game includes clips and music from the blockbuster phenomenon and will feature many of Bally’s proven play mechanics, including three mystery features, U-Spin wheel bonus events, free games and the Radiating Wilds play mechanic. There’s even an iDeck level three mystery multi-touch feature.
The TITANIC slot will be available with a life-changing wide-area progressive (WAP) top jackpot award on the Cash Connection link as well as stand-alone versions for non-WAP jurisdictions.
G2E booth number: 1127
Fans of the supernatural will be delighted to find the newly released International Game Technology (IGT) MegaJackpots True Blood title on the G2E floor. Inspired by the HBO hit TV series, True Blood brings to life the series’ most adored characters including Sookie, Lafayette and more. In this MultiPLAY game, True Blood offers three bonus opportunities to entertain players: free games, pick bonus and the multi-level progressive. Additionally, this game features an array of Wild symbols, adding interest to player paylines.
G2E booth number: 2241
Interblock will show attendees a smaller version of last year’s G2E hit, the Interblock Hologram Gaming Lounge (IBHGL). Catering to smaller casino floors, three to five players can experience the hologram.
IBHGL is based on 3D technology, which provides a new way of projecting video to create the illusion of life-size, full-color, 3D moving images. All of the images used on the system are 3-dimensional images, but projected as two-dimensional images into a 3D stage set. The mind of the audience creates the 3D illusion.
IBHGL consists of Play Stations, where the players interacts with the game; a Control Unit, which conducts different games and generates 3D moving images; and an Interblock Hologram Stage (IBH Stage), where holographic video projection is presented.
IBH Stage uses a patented, specially developed foil that reflects images from high-definition video projectors, making it possible to produce virtual holographic images of variable sizes and incredible clarity.
G2E booth number: 4400
Players of Multimedia Games’ Arriba will be wildly entertained by the frog mariachi band when they randomly appears on the reels, as they will award either a multiplier of up to 10x to winning paylines or a credit value of up to 250 credits times bet per line. When three bonus symbols land on reels three, four and five, the Fiesta Free Spin Bonus is triggered, and five free spins are awarded, with odd-numbered spins awarding either a winning line pay multiplier or credit award, and even numbered spins awarding 1-3 wild reels. Players enter the Jumping Bean Bonus when three bonus symbols land on reels one, three, and five, and are awarded four “jumping bean” picks which can reveal a credit award or the masked wrestler himself Beto. If Beto is found, an additional pick is awarded and the value of the remaining unpicked beans is increased. Players can win big if they uncover 2 Betos!
G2E booth number: 1165
TO THE RAMPARTS
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original skill-based arcade game, Dragon’s Lair,Cadillac Jack is releasing its new multi-bonus video reel adaptation of the legendary game. Dragons’ Lair follows the intrepid hero Dirk the Daring, a bumbling knight attempting to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe who has locked the princess in the foul wizard Mordroc’s castle. Players will experience video animation from the original game, as well as new scenes created for Cadillac Jack by Dragon’s Lair’s renowned animator Don Bluth. Dragon’s Lair also features four energizing bonus games and four rewarding multi-level progressives.
G2E booth number: 2554
Four of Aristocrat Technologies’ most successful titles have come together to introduce the next game-changing multi play concept,Wonder 4 Stars. Wonder 4 Stars has an entirely new bonus feature and powerful math package combining successful titles such as 50 Lions, 5 Dragons Deluxe, Wicked Winnings II and Timber Wolf.
Players can enjoy playing four of their favorite games at the same time, and their free games are also played in a four-window format regardless of which game triggered the bonus. With Wonder 4 Stars, players can win the collective credit prizes from four different games during the bonus feature. If the player chooses the reel set that accrues the most collect symbols during the Super Free Games Feature, they win the credit prizes from all four reel sets.
The unique drag and drop functionality gives players the ultimate flexibility and choice when it comes to game selection. Players can choose to play between one and four reel sets and any combination of games at a time with a simple touch.
G2E booth number: 1141
ALL IN ONE
Introduced at the recent G2E Asia trade show in Macau,SHFL entertainment’s SHFL FUSION Virtual (formerly Vegas Star) is a fully electronic offering that allows players to switch between roulette, sic bo, baccarat, and craps from the same terminal; i-Table Roulette; i-Table Blackjack; and i-Table Three Card Poker. i-Table Blackjack and i-Table Three Card Poker are available with a simplified Chinese language option, a bill validator and a printer for all cash-outs. Additionally, both i-Tables can interface with an operator’s slot accounting system to provide financial information and produce tickets.
G2E booth number: 1241
Golden Frontier, a new addition to Aruze Gaming’s Innovator product line is a four-reel stepper slot machine that features the Extra Reel. An addition to the Innovator product series, reel five is utilized as a multi-action Extra Reel with creative lighting technology to morph the reel display to and from various awards and bonuses. The Extra Reel utilizes Aruze’s latest distinctive and innovative play mechanics and lighting effects, interacting directly with the top monitor’s graphic theme.
G2E booth number: 1254
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Reels of Wheels, one of the latest GamePlus products from Ainsworth Game Technology, is showcased in the super-sized A560 Wide Boy cabinet. The cabinet’s 32-inch- LCD top box features high-definition graphics that display a unique multi-wheel feature, linking five wheels to five reels, the Reels of Wheels feature wheels spin to determine special wild symbols linked to reels one through to five. Reels of Wheels builds anticipation with eight free games providing guaranteed wild symbols and accumulating wild multipliers, multiplying wins up to five times on reel three. Reels of Wheels continuously rewards players with four levels of a rapid-triggering standalone progressives featuring a $5,000 Grand Progressive Jackpot.
G2E booth number: 1665
American Gaming Systems (AGS) will be displayingAre You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, the next game in its It Pays to Know line of games. A proprietary 3-D graphics engine and AGS’ Roadrunner platform—which features an accelerated video frame refresh rate, producing crystal-clear graphics and superior game-play features—power the Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? game. Roadrunner also allows AGS to develop both Class III and Class II titles that give players the same entertainment experience and boosts AGS’ commitment to support its Class II customers and markets.
G2E booth number: 4448
Michael Jackson makes another appearance on casino floors inBally Technologies’ Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’. The follow-up game to the popular Michael Jackson King of Pop, this new title features familiar game play and all-new bonuses set to five of Michael Jackson’s iconic hits: “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ bonuses are unlocked in the Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Bonus Spin. Players touch and spin a record to reveal which of the three games bonuses they won, or a credit award. Bad Free Games features ten free games and includes the Locking Stacked Wilds feature. Throughout the bonus, Locking Stacked Wilds that land on any reel stay in place for the remainder of the free games. Billie Jean Free Games awards ten free games and Locking Wild Multipliers. During the free games, Locking Wilds reels remain in place for the remainder of the bonus as Michael Jackson dances on screen awarding multipliers. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Free Games awards 15 free games and features the popular Hot Zone feature. Whenever a disco ball appears on the third reel, players are awarded a pick ‘em feature and receive one of three Hot Zone shapes that then move to the game screen to turn all symbols it covers wild.
G2E booth number: 1127
Sphinx 3D, an eye-popping slot from GTECH (formerly SPIELO International) that immerses the player in ancient Egypt where pyramids, sphinxes and scarabs seem to jump off the screen in high-resolution 3D, all without the need to wear glasses. This slot offers a new degree of game freedom: not only do players get to select their favorite bonus (Sphinx 3D features five dedicated bonuses and two base game bonuses), they can even change viewing angles and explore the on-screen vistas in 3D that rivals cinema quality.
This amazing 3D experience, designed exclusively for GTECH, is achieved by a unique autostereoscopic technology including eye tracking. Three dimensions are also incorporated into the very play mechanics. For example, in the Ancient Wheel Bonus, players can look around the wheel to peek at values before making a selection, and in the Wild Scarab Bonus wilds are stacked on the z-axis.
G2E booth number: 1265
Prepare to meet your destiny as Leonidas King of the Spartans fights to be victorious in this epic 40-line slot battle by Incredible Technologies. As the heroic Leonidas protects his beloved queen, players cash in on the thrill of the fight with giant stacks of Spartan symbols for historic wins.
The Free Spin Battle begins when two Spartan Queen symbols land in the third and fifth reels. Players then spin for an extra bonus award to further arm themselves for the bonus battle, which range from instant credits to full reels of Spartan Wilds that lock. Upon each spin, Spartan symbols are bombarded with flaming arrows and any Spartan resilient enough to block the arrow assault with their shields will turn the symbol into a locked Spartan wild for the duration of the event.
G2E booth number: 4465
Players who “ain’t afraid of no ghosts,” will find enjoyment in the newGhostbusters Triple Slime from International Game Technology IGT). This sequel follows up the popular Ghostbusters Who Ya Gonna Call slot, drawing fans of the classic 1980’s movie, allowing them to trap ghosts for big wins on three bonus wheels. Slimer will also award credits in the scatter bonus, adding even more player interaction on this Center-Stage Duo hit.
G2E booth number: 2241
STAND THAT DELIVERS
The Podium Monument is the newest addition to Konami Gaming’s Podium family. It features a 22-inch touch screen LCD for base games and a large 32-inch vertical top box to display progressive levels. The top box has bright attract-mode lighting that synchronizes with game play. Quick Strike Quadis one of the first titles that will be released on the Podium Monument. It’s a KP3 video theme that includes a four-level progressive. The progressive feature is randomly triggered and the more a player bets, the higher the chance of hitting the progressive.
G2E booth number: 1154
Among the products displayed in the Novomatic booth at this year’s G2E will be Austrian Gaming Industry’s (AGI) Dominator, its latest featured cabinet. This cabinet will celebrate its U.S. premiere featuring a wide range of single games and multi-game mixes on Novoline Interactive, the server-based ready platform, as well as a selection of Octavian single games. The machines will be connected to the Amazeland Community Jackpot as well as the mystery progressiveMagic Joker Jackpot.
G2E booth number: 2654
Triple Bonus, a new community game from Ortiz Gaming, is an electronic bingo game comprised of four cards with 15 numbers each where 30 balls are drawn from a central server. In this module of the game there will always be a player that wins a prize. At the end of main draw, players will be offered the opportunity to join the Extra Bonus that has 10 levels. At every level, a new ball will be drawn that will be marked on the activated cards, offering the chance to win additional prizes. Besides the guaranteed prize, there are 11 prizes plus the jackpot and a bonus, which is activated after the player wins the Square prize.
G2E booth number: 3865
The sleek new Blade gaming cabinet, honed by player insights and casino operator feedback, is WMS Gamings’ next-generation for-sale cabinet. The cabinet seamlessly integrates a cutting-edge cabinet design, the amazingly fast CPU-NXT 3 processor, and a diverse library of content. Its entire suite of content and play mechanics is tailored to the cabinet’s tighter, more connected set of high-resolution displays, which are designed to be highly effective in grabbing players’ attention. Blade is already making an impact on highly competitive, geographically diverse slot floors, where nearly all its themes are delivering extraordinary performance. The growing portfolio of products designed specifically for the Blade cabinet, such as Wicked Dragon, will be on display at G2E. This robust library of dynamic content will also feature the player-focused Bonus Guarantee and Wager Saver feature mechanics, developed exclusively for the CPU-NXT3 platform content through extensive player and customer research.
G2E booth number: 1118
Zitro recaptures the aesthetics of the 1980s in a new title: 80’s Bingo. Filled with surprises, this is a high-tech game that includes unique graphics and music; and also offers a 3D environment with a 3D Real Time motor, which enables the player to enjoy a feeling of natural movement.
For this latest creation, Zitro’s Factory of Ideas has invested much on images and sound, which has resulted in a series of different animations and songs for bingo prizes, which are announced by means of a musical video clip.
80’s Bingo also has a special bonus feature which leads the player to five different possibilities in five distinct games, all while basking a 1980s vibe.
In this game, Zitro also introduces a new and exclusive element in the form of a bonus roulette-style game when an extra bingo ball is purchased. It is very simple to play: with one ball left for bingo, a roulette game will appear with all the remaining balls of the drum plus the Z Ball for the player to buy.
G2E booth number: 2214
BLAZE OF GLORY
Sic Bo Blaze featuring TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s latest gaming surface technology delivers brilliance and excitement to the table.
Using industry-standard gaming layouts instead of the traditional Perspex playing surface, players and gaming staff will instantly benefit from seeing all winning numbers and sections of the Sic Bo Blaze game layout clearly highlighted.
For further impact, animated game sequences automatically run until the system signals, “no more bets.” With the improved visibility of winning sections, pit bosses and security staff can also easily monitor game procedures from a distance. The flexibilityof the system allows casinos to include their own graphics and branding if required.
Sic Bo Blaze benefits from a fully integrated dice shaker as part of the game electronics giving integrity to the game sequence while protecting against the possibility of a non-shake or double shake of the dice.
The high-resolution, industrial-grade LCD touch screen dealer console is easy to operate and allows the results to be entered and then highlighted on the playing surface for ease of security monitoring. Light sequences on the betting area also confirm the stage of the game.
G2E booth number: 4437
Caribbean Treasure, Aristocrat Technologies’ new Class III community game, is a high-seas adventure where players take on a new persona and sail to new heights of fun—with a little plundering and pillaging along with way.
Players begin by choosing to play as Captain Blackheart or as Lady Jade. Choose carefully—the character the player chooses fights for them in the three bonus features: Treasure Cave, where each pirate chooses chests in an attempt to match prizes; Jackpot Island, where pirates battle in an exciting game of Rock-Paper-Scissors in an attempt to receive additional prizes; and Wheel of Plunder, where pirates battle for segments of a wheel and collect credit prizes during multiple spins of the wheel. In all bonus rounds, all prizes are multiplied by the player’s community multiplier.
Caribbean Treasure is housed in the modular video platform, has multi-game base games, and surround-sound iChair with rumble.
G2E booth number: 1141
The world’s greatest illusionist delivers an extraordinary experience inThe Magic of David Copperfield from Bally Technologies. The game features Mystery Wild Reels, Mystery Exploding Wilds, a U‐Spin Wheel bonus and a life‐changing wide‐area progressive top award. Magical bonuses are unleashed through the “Death Saw,” which awards credits, the progressive jackpot available at any bet level, Flying Free Games, or Levitation Free Games which feature incredible video of illusions from Copperfield’s legendary performances.
G2E booth number: 1127
Premiering at G2E, Win With 7s from Cadillac Jack is a member of the Cadillac Cash Wide Area Progressive and is also available as a Class III Multi-Level Progressive. Win With 7s is a classically themed Multi-Level Progressive featuring a Wheel Bonus triggered by scatter-initiated Streaming Stacks of interchangeable 7s. The interactive wheel awards multipliers, free spins, credits and progressive award.
Win With 7s is available exclusively on Cadillac Jack’s new Stratos cabinet. Rising over eight feet in height, the Stratos cabinet attracts player with its dynamic light display and its impressive vertical stature.
G2E booth number: 2554
America’s favorite family of quirky monsters is back in a frighteningly fun, 3x9 Slide & Win video slot game from Incredible Technologies. The Munsters Family Portrait features hilarious original footage of all your favorite characters including Herman, Lily, Eddie, Marilyn and Grandpa in 40 lines of spooky sitcom satire.
The Munsters Family Portrait was developed with acclaimed slot creators GC2 Incorporated, creators of the thrilling Slide & Win feature—a unique 3x5 sliding frame that adds another dimension of fun as it moves across a 3x9 reel set. Land on the left-most hot side to win oodles of wilds and/or the Mad Lab Bonus. The Mad Lab Bonus gives a peek into Grandpa’s Dungeon where players select a favorite character to become a wild symbol. Ten free spins allow players to win credits, potion award multipliers and/or extra free spins. Land on the right-most side to initiate the Free Slide Bonus. The Free Slide Bonus features an interactive pick ‘em that awards credits and multipliers applied as the sliding frame awards each reel position from right to left.
The Munsters Family Portrait allows players to play 40 lines at fixed bet options of 1x-5x. Top award is 200,000 credits at min bet and operators may choose from several available paytables. The Munsters Family Portrait is the newest addition to the Magic Touch Innovation Collection under the new Strategic Partnerships Category.
G2E booth number: 4465
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Inspired by the pop culture movie Footloose, the Footloose MegaJackpots game from International Game Technology (IGT) puts players right in the heart of their favorite 1980’s film. This multi-level progressive video slot features five spinning reels and boasts up to 30 paylines, and is packed with iconic imagery, hit music and main characters from the nostalgic film.
G2E booth number: 2241
FIELD OF DREAMS
At G2E, WMS Gamingwill highlight the Gamefield xD cabinet, which is already enjoying success on slot floors and quickly proving to be one of the industry’s strongest performing platforms. The cabinet’s dual vertical 32-inch super-high-definition screens are seamlessly constructed to create a visual playground. This unrivaled field of view allows game play to stretch onwards and upwards while creating unprecedented player interaction. This revolutionary product will be showcased at G2E with some of the latest premium brand executions to build on this successful platform, including the popularIron Manand Beetlejuice brands.
G2E booth number: 1118