Sigma Game stays on the cutting edge

Sep 17, 2002 8:00 AM

Sigma Game, a leader in technologically advanced slot and video machines, is unveiling three brand new games this week at G2E.

Times of Your Life is a follow-up to Sigma’s successful variation on the popular board game. Harking back to the ’20s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, Times of Your Life employs the icons and feel of the Life game.

"You get a different experience each time,’’ notes Mike Dini, marketing manager for the Las Vegas-based Sigma.

Lava Light is a triple progressive nickel game that updates the Easy Riches game, the successful progressive game played on a video platform. Players can compete for a variety of jackpots with small wagers.

For Peanuts, another video offering, carries a highly animated circus theme. Two bonus rounds are included in this 9-line game.

Sigma is also expanding its SmartTouch technology. Honored as one of the top 20 gaming products last year, SmartTouch provides players with immediate, on-screen information and pay tables without having to go through cumbersome menus.

"It’s now on all our video games. We think this will become an industry standard,’’ Dini said.

The privately held Sigma, founded in 1984, designed the first slant-top machine and was the first to include the embedded bill validator in its entire product line, a move that has led to a significant increase in casino revenue.

Sigma also developed The Derby horse racing machine, the first coinless slot machines to be installed in a major casino, and a patented locking cashbox extractor.