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Fantasy slots on a roll

Oct 26, 2004 12:56 AM

The marquee value of IGT’s Diamond Cinema family of games has added a lot more wattage with the addition of a new James Dean slot machine to the already established Marilyn Monroe blockbuster and the hit pairing of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

James Dean had one of the most spectacularly brief careers of any screen star. In just more than a year, and in only three films, Dean became a widely admired screen personality and received two Academy Award nominations. En route to compete in a race in Salinas, James Dean was killed in a highway accident on September 30, 1955.

The machines feature two of Dean’s most enduring images: one resembling his role as an ambitious cowhand and, in the other, a leather-jacketed bad boy.  And once you start playing the nickel game, the exciting video action coupled with lifelike voiceovers, evocative mood music and intriguing bonus games prove Dean’s legend hasn’t lost its luster or the ability to captivate and entertain.

Adding to the excitement is the fact that Diamond Cinema is also a MegaJackpots system, which means that if five Diamond Cinema logos land on the 15th payline with a maximum bet, you win the top jackpot of at least $1.5 million. The MegaJackpots award is paid in annual installments upon verification of the win.

Dating Game

Come on around and meet the game of your dreams: The Dating Game video slots. The new IGT machine is based on the legendary Sixties game show for singles created by producer Chuck Barris and hosted by Jim Lange.

Lange would introduce the bachelor contestants with the opening line, "”¦and he-e-re they ar-r-re!" On one side of a partition were three bachelors, who answered quirky questions from a woman concealed on the other side of the partition. During a commercial break, the woman would ponder the answers and decide which bachelor she’d choose for a date. She’d first meet the two men she didn’t select. When the man she selected was introduced to her, Lange would describe where the couple would go on their dream date.

The Dating Game video slot is a 5-reel, 15-line, 75-coin game with a scatter pay feature, a MegaJackpots Instant Winners progressive jackpot (in approved jurisdictions), and two romantic bonuses.

The Dating Game Bonus begins when three bachelor or bachelorette silhouette symbols land in any position on reels one through four. You select an on-screen bachelor or bachelorette, and the bonus ends when you win the revealed credit value.

The Blow Me A Kiss Bonus is initiated when two Jim Lange symbols land in any position on reels two and four. The bonus awards you 10 free spins with the same number of lines and wager as the initiating game. You move to the next round when Second Level or Third Level symbols appear. The reel symbols change and increase the payback percentage as you move through the levels. Five accumulated "Kiss Me" symbols give you 10 additional free spins at any level. The bonus is over when there are no free spins left or 200 free spins have played.

You take home the top award when five The Dating Game symbols land on the first payline with a max bet. The Dating Game was famous for its hilarious surprises, and IGT’s video slot brings back the memories.