Aristocrat Technologies has launched its innovative VIRIDIAN Hybrid™ Stepper into selected European markets. The first wave of this new breed of gaming, combining the best of mechanical reels with video technology, incorporates five games spanning three different genres.
“The VIRIDIAN Hybrid™ Stepper represents the ultimate fusion of Aristocrat video technology with the traditional mechanical reel games from our RFX™ Stepper lineage,” said Damien Greig, Product Manager responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
“Active Reel Technology™ uses LCD shutters to mask the reels and overlay them with stunning video animations, resulting in a seamless display of unique gaming entertainment,” he explained.
Released at the beginning of September were two titles in the all-new UltraSpin™ range of games, bringing together this mix of mechanical reel game play and video bonusing in a fast-moving entertainment package. Diamond Destiny™ and Ruby Saloon™ host a symbol-triggered, four-level progressive jackpot bonus in a unique horizontal spinning reel feature.
“Complete with traditional free games with extra video bonusing elements to boost player interaction and excitement, these games will add plenty of sparkle to gaming floors!” said Mr Greig.
Rolling out at the beginning of October are Persian Prize™ and Pixie Riches™, part of Aristocrat’s magical Winning Wishes™ bonus bank library.
With a triple progressive jackpot bonus feature, three common symbol driven features and unique free games features with video bonusing elements, the genie is sure out of the bottle, Mr Greig said of the Winning Wishes series.
He continued, “Of all five new hybrid releases, the most eagerly awaited is ZORRO™ The Legend Returns, a licensed character game where swordplay meets slot play and a theme which has already proven highly popular amongst European players.”
In addition to Active Reel Technology and an optional Nteractiv™ dynamic LCD button deck, ZORRO™ The Legend Returns sports a 32-inch LCD feature top box, interactive edge lighting and a sleek design.
“As a defender of masterful play, ZORRO is a cut above with three standalone progressive jackpots, symbol-triggered progressive jackpot feature and four additional random bonus features. So if your floor is ready for epic action, this game is ready to ride again,” concluded Mr Greig.