Konami Gaming has never let the usual format of video slot machines restrict its creativity. There’s a place for a traditional grid of five reels, each three symbols deep, but early on in video slot development Konami discovered the joys of experimenting with hexagonal reel patterns, or playing fields with different numbers of symbols in one column than another.
Among the Konami games that will catch players’ eyes in 2019 are 15-reel games, six reel games with five symbols per reel, and, yes, five-reel games.
Let’s check out a few coming attractions:
Sparkling Roses: Color Bloom and Classy Roses: Color Bloom: There are 15 reels worth of excitement, including multiliers and a linked progressive jackpot in a pair of colorful games from Konami.
Inspired by Konami’s popular Sparkling Roses Multiple Lines 15-REELS games, the new Roses games take advantage of the large, high-definition screesn on curved Concerto Crescent slot cabinet and the tall Concerto Stack cabinet.
Both games feature the Color Bloom progressive jackpot, which requires an ante bet to activate. When you make the ante, you also receive a bonus payout upgrade of two credits per line.
When active, the Color Bloom progressive feature appears randomly at any time during play, scattering Blue, Purple, and Gold jackpot rose symbols across the reels. Any three matching colored bloom symbols award the corresponding jackpot.
For extra bonus fun in Sparkling Roses: Color Bloom, mystery multipliers randomly appear at random times during the main game and can multiply your winnings up to 144 times.
Mayan Chief Great Stacks: Mayan Chief, a Konami favorite, gets a fresh look with six reels, each five symbols deep, on the curved Concerto Crescent and tall Concerto Stack cabinets.
Mayan Chief Great Stacks is a 60-line game that features Action Stacked Symbols and top free game awards. Action Stacked Symbols are hidden at first, but once all reels are stopped they transform into matching symbols – part of the fun is waiting to see if your Action Stacks will match symbols already on the reels to form winning combos.
A free games feature gives you up to 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier. And for extra bonus excitement, players get to choose their event in the Balance of Fortune feature. When Balance of fortune launches, you can choose regular free games, a random credit prize, or super free games combinations with different combinations of more or fewer free games matched with lower or higher multipliers.
Triple Sparkle Series: Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle and Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle: Konami gives the classic Solstice Celebration and Riches with Daikoku games a touch of glitz in the new Triple Sparkle linked progressive series.
The 40-line games have five video reels and incorporate Konami’s Xtra Reward format as well as two progressive jackpots bonus.
Whenever Framed Action Stacked Symbols occupy all positions on two or more reels, they launch the Sparkle Feature. Players can win an instant Mini bonus, Major bonus, Mega progressive, or large Maxi progressive starting at $10,000.
Those who wager at least 180 credits also have a chance at the Triple Sparkle feature. At the end of a triggered Sparkle Feature, all framed Action Stacked Symbols are randomly replaced with the same symbol. You’ll want to look for the maxi, mega, major or mini symbols for the big prizes.
Free games can be triggered only during the Sparkle or Triple Sparkle feature, and they can really set your credit meter in motion with 10, 15, 20 or 40 spins and expanding wilds.
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