ICE – Konami to bring Nintendo 64 classic Castlevania to ICEBy Phil - 19 January 2018
Konami’s Castlevania themed slots will be arriving to ICE for the first time this February.
The Castlevania slots are based on the classic Konami video game series and feature the game’s iconic heroes as they venture through exciting new quests with fun slot play experiences.
Castlevania was a 1999 action-adventure video game developed by Konami’s Kobebranch for the Nintendo 64 video game console. Players have to travel to and explore Dracula’s grand estate in their mission to defeat the count and his horde of undead minions.
The game’s debut launch titles have a 4-level standalone progressive bonus in which players battle against fierce monsters and Dracula himself for a chance at the jackpot. Lucky O’Leary Jackpots is another exciting release on Crescent, bringing Leprechaun’s magic to the machine’s elegant HD curved display for a rainbow of symbol-based jackpot adventure.
The games will form part of a record variety of progressive game styles spanning symbol-trigger, linked, wheel-spin, mystery-trigger, pick ‘em, and more—with leading flexibility and adaptable configurations for different market conditions, at this year’s ICE.
Konami will have a full lineup of SeleXion multi-game cabinets, including the ICE debut of SeleXion on its 43-inch curved Concerto Crescent with games such as Lotus Land Deluxe Wild, China Shores Great Stacks, and Dragon Fury together on one machine.
“Building upon the expanded Concerto Collection with a new library of KP3+ games, Konami is delivering even more entertainment for every machine from Slant to Crescent,” said Steve Walther, senior director, marketing & product management. “The depth of Konami’s creative bonus features and progressive mechanics on display is our most exciting ICE yet.”
Power Boost Inferno will be among the centerpiece progressive game attractions. This all-new linked progressive for Concerto upright and Slant allows players to activate more prize opportunities on a 3-round wheel-spin bonus at higher extra bet amounts. Similarly, Konami’s fiesta-themed Smash Smash Festival will also be a featured linked game at ICE and allows players to select their own extra bet amount, with greater bonus odds at higher extra bet levels. Power Boost Inferno and Smash Smash Festival both offer advanced compatibility with SeleXion multi-game and combine with most KP3+ platform base games, including Chili Chili Fire and Dragon’s Law Twin Fever.
Konami’s Cai Lai Si Ji pick ‘em style progressive series has proven top performance for markets around the world and has quickly become a player favorite with its 5-figure mega jackpot chance. The series spans several custom base game titles and is available for Concerto upright and Concerto Slant. Directly neighboring Cai Lai Si Ji at ICE is another new bonus series launching with debut titles Celestial Sun Riches and Celestial Moon Riches. In addition to its multi-denomination capabilities and bet multipliers, this series invites players to increase their bet level in order to expand a special reel area called the Strike Zone™ for additional bonus opportunities.
“Konami is bringing a rich array of progressive developments to ICE 2018 with a focus on long-term business value for operators and enduring entertainment value for players,” said Walther. “This extends to our curved Concerto Crescent cabinet as well, with games like Lucky O’Leary Jackpots and Castlevania.”
During ICE 2018, Concert Crescent will feature SeleXion multi-game functionality for the first time. Operators can custom select a mix of player-favorite Konami Crescent games for each machine, with the option to add a standalone or linked progressive. It offers a versatile solution to feature a rapidly expanding library of single screen game releases from Konami.