New IGT slots have cinema ‘star’ power

March 19, 2002 7:03 AM
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The Diamond Cinema video slot series from IGT (International Game Technology) has star power. The new release from the gaming manufacturing giant features the top icons of the silver screen as Hollywood glamour meets modern millionaire mania.

Surrounded by cinematic sights and sounds, players feel like a movie star on a sound stage. And with the entire cast coming together to offer one progressive jackpot, players have a shot at payoffs starting at $1.5 million.

The new games are nickel slot machines with interactive bonus rounds based on popular classic movies. Some of the featured stars include Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

Marilyn, my Marilyn

This MegaJackpots game features images of one of the most visible and enduring personalities in Hollywood’s history ”” Marilyn Monroe. Each reel symbolizes our memories of this film legend, and each spin uses life-like voiceovers and glamorous music to set the mood.

Three, four or five Marilyn Bonus Magazine symbols landing left to right on any payline, let you play the Magazine Bonus. The impersonated voice of Marilyn Monroe guides you through the round. Marilyn’s image graces the covers of 12 different magazines. You select three of the magazines and each magazine cover reveals a credit value, a credit value +1, or a gift box. The credit values accumulate as the round progresses. If a magazine cover reveals a credit value +1, Marilyn asks you to select an additional magazine cover for even more bonus credits.

If a magazine cover reveals a gift box, the Gift Box Bonus round begins. You select a gift box during the Gift Box BonusTM round that reveals a credit value associated with an item.

When five Diamond Cinema Jackpot symbols land on the 15th payline with a maximum bet, the game awards the top jackpot of at least $1.5 million dollars (MegaJackpots paid in annual installments upon verification of win).

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

The Bogart and Bergman video slot features images of one of the most romantic on-screen couples in movie history ”” Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Each reel symbol features different aspects of these film legends, and each spin uses lifelike voiceovers and glamorous music to set the sparkling mood.

The game has two larger-than-life bonuses. You will love the nostalgic As Time Goes By Bonus. When the three piano symbols land on the middle reels of any row, the symbols animate and become a piano playing the well-loved movie theme song. When the song ends, you win the credits shown on the screen.

The Palace of Riches Bonus is triggered when three, four or five Bogart and Bergman symbols land left to right on any payline. You are transported to a classically styled movie house. The impersonated voices of Bogart and Bergman guide you through the round.

Starting with the bottom row, you pick a square from the on-screen grid. The squares can reveal credit values, arrows, or Bogart  and Bergman  symbols. The credit values accumulate as the round progresses.

You receive one selection from the squares on the top row of the grid, which can reveal credit values or glittering green jewels. If you uncover a credit value, the amount is added to the meter and the performance ends. If you find a green jewel, the game launches the opulent Gem bonus. Bogart and Bergman prompt you to pick from nine gemstones, which reveal still more dazzling credits.

When five Diamond Cinema Jackpot symbols land on the 15th payline with a maximum bet, the game awards the top jackpot of at least one and a half million dollars (MegaJackpots paid in annual installments upon verification of win). Now, that’s a jackpot with some A-list starpower!