Keepin' Up with the Joneses

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The Slot Machine by WMS Gaming, Inc.

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[COIN-OP] Slot Machine

Keepin' Up with the Joneses © 2001 WMS Gaming.


Players will enjoy competing to one up their neighbors in the delightful 5-reel, 9-line Keeping Up with the Joneses slot game!

The Jones Bonus is activated when three Mr. Jones symbols land on reels 1, 2, and 3 on an active pay line, or when three Mrs. Jones symbols appear on reels 3, 4, and 5 on an active pay line. To begin the bonus a white picket fence slides onto the screen covering the reels then slides off to reveal a selection screen displaying Mr. and Mrs. Jones. The player is prompted to choose one of the two characters to play against in the bonus round.

The goal of this round is to try to outdo the Joneses by picking items that are more valuable than theirs. The player is awarded three picks and can choose from seven categories including : dog, car, clothes, vacation, home, boat, and investment. After a category is selected, Mr. or Mrs. Jones and Mr. or Mrs. Player will both reveal their items. Whoever has the most valuable version of the item, as determined by its credit value, wins that category. When three categories have been selected, the totals of each character are tallied up to determine the winner. If Mr. or Mrs. Player's total amount won in the three rounds is higher than Mr. or Mrs. Jones', the bonus round awards both the Player and Jones credits. If Mr. or Mrs. Jones has a higher total, the bonus round awards only the Player credits.

When the player lands three or more scattered House symbols, the House Bonus is initiated. A house in need of repair will then appear over the reels. The object is to pick various, highlighted parts of the house to improve in order to increase the value of the home. The player continues to select different parts of the house to fix until they uncover the 'Money Pit'. The credits are then tallied to show their home’s new appraisal value, and the player is awarded the credits.

Three Lawn Mower symbols on an active pay line kick off the Lawn Mower Bonus. The player is prompted to pick one of three lawnmowers to receive a multiplier. The goal of this round is to find the lawnmower that has the biggest 'CC' motor. The motors range from the typical 10cc motor, to the 500cc motor with a special breather, to the 5,000cc motor (the granddaddy of all mowers) with a chrome tail pipe. The bigger the motor, the more the prize is worth!

The Sale Tag Bonus begins when 3 Sale Tag symbols land on reels 3, 4, and 5. The player must select one of the three sale tags to find the one with the highest percentage off. The tag values range from 30%-90% off. The percentage that is selected becomes the player's credit award.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Five-reel video slot available in 9 line, 9/18/27/45/90/180 coin versions.

Five-reel video slot available in 15 line, 15/45/60/75/90/150/300 coin versions.

Five-reel video slot available in 20 line, 20/40/100/180/200/400 coin versions.

SOURCES
WMS Trademarks list

Page last modified on December 29, 2010