Konami will be introducing a range of games designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of player types. Lian Lian Fa is a new series of games featuring a 4 x 5 reel array and familiar repeat win feature and will provide further exclusive game content for the Concerto Stack. Designing NEW concepts other than Hold and Spin style games, Prize Drop is an innovative game that allows players to collect bonuses and free games in a very simple way when in the features. Among the many game releases on show are two NEW game titles for their very popular All Aboard range that will be available as SAP games: Thai Treasures and Prosperous Panda
The Drop – Product Test Drive: Konami’s Thai Treasures-All Aboard and Prosperous Panda-All Aboard
It’s been over 12 months since the first of Konami’s All Aboard games were released to the NSW market. All the original games, Dancing Dragons, Dynamite Dollars, Go West, Piggy Pays and Shinobi continue to be strong performers in both NSW and QLD markets. Now for AGE 2019, Konami will be showing the two new games available in the All Aboard SAP range, Thai Treasures and Prosperous Panda. These games are available on both the Concerto and Concerto Stack machines.
Konami: “All Aboard”
Denomination: Both Thai Treasures and Prosperous Panda are multidenom games with a range of fixed line bet options. The low denom 1c and 2c options are 50 line games, the 5c and 10c options are 25 line games with the 20c game offering 10 line play. These line and bet configurations give all the small – medium players the ability to choose their play level based on their budget, while the bigger punters can risk higher bets for bigger rewards. While low denom play is set at 90% RTP, for these higher denom players increasing their bets to the 5c/10c option unlocks a higher RTP% (91%) with the 20c play at 92%…a fantastic advantage for those players and one that the game performance data suggests is extremely popular.
Game Features: The popularity of hold ’n spin style of game features has been the leading game trend over the last 3 years. Konami, in the All Aboard games, has made the most of this high player recognition as a feature base with the Repeat Win concept, but built in extra player anticipation and excitement. Six gold trains trigger the feature and reveal a range of credits or bonus prizes which can be won multiple times when players achieve additional train symbols. Additional features are offered in these new games with a mega 3 X 3 symbol in the centre three reels in Thai Treasures. Prosperous Panda contains stacked wilds with multipliers of up to X 5.
SAP Profile: The Grand Jackpots on Thai Treasures-All Aboard and Prosperous Panda-All Aboard SAP are available on these games at $4,150 or $7,125 so each club can choose the liability that suits them best, and still offer a solid jackpot value for their players to chase.
Volatility: Thai Treasures is a slightly less volatile derivative of Piggy Pays with a free games feature that triggers more frequently. In Prosperous Panda additional volatility is available through the stacked wilds and multipliers. Volatility on these games depends on the denomination chosen as well as the game elements so they will appeal, as has the preceding game releases in this range, to a wide variety of player types.
Floor Position: This game includes lots of frequent repeat wins for players during the feature with sounds that will become recognizable to them quickly. Due to the recognizable “all aboard” sound element, banking these games up will create excitement and add an element of fun back into the gaming floor. A central floor position with high foot traffic and visibility is ideal for these games.
Performance: For the past 12 months, Konami has captured the market with All Aboard and received amazing feedback from its strong performance over the past year. The most recent additions to the range Shinobi and Go West have continued that success and it is expected that Thai Treasures and Prosperous Panda will achieve the same solid results expanding the ability for clubs to increase game numbers in their venues.