Wizard Ways

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The Slot Machine by Aristocrat Leisure Industries Pty, Ltd.

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[COIN-OP] Slot Machine

Wizard Ways © 1996 Aristocrat.


A video slot machine with 5 reels incorporating the '243 Ways' system.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Wizard Ways the  Slot Machine
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(members only)
Runs on the Aristocrat MKV Series 1 hardware.

Game has 14 buttons.
Bet buttons : 1, 2, 3, 4 credits, Bet Max
Line buttons : 3, 9, 27, 81, 243 ways
Extra buttons : Collect (yellow), Service (green), Gamble (purple) and Take Win/Start Feature (orange)

The 'Bet Max' button automatically selects 4 credits x 243 Ways for the 100 credit maximum bet.

'3 Ways' costs 1 credit, plays reel 1
'9 Ways' costs 3 credits, plays reels 1-2
'27 Ways' costs 7 credits, plays reels 1-3
'81 Ways' costs 15 credits, plays reels 1-4
'243 Ways' costs 25 credits, plays reels 1-5

Any reels not specified pay on centre line only. For instance "27 Ways" selects the first 3 reels and the last two pay in the centre line only.

1, 2, 4 credit and Bet Max buttons are also used for Heart, Diamond, Club and Spade double up respectively. This gamble is x4 if correct.
3 and 243 ways buttons are also used for red/black double up.

TRIVIA

This is possibly the first '243 Ways' game released - I have never seen any other Series 1 machine with 243 Ways. Most likely this game was updated to the 'Wicked Winnings' category, it is similar although there is no multiple symbol feature.