A "Scatter" gives you multiple free spins (variable in number) of the reels if 3, or more, Scatter symbols appear anywhere when the reels have stopped.
This will trigger the Free Play feature. When this happens you are awarded a multiple of your current bet, no matter what happens during the forthcoming free play period.
When free play is activated you will be shown the 15 Astro Fruit reel position boxes with question marks inside each of them. Behind each question mark is either a message saying "one spin", "five spins", "two spins", etc, or the instruction "Begin Free Spins".
As you click on each box in turn the numbers that appear are added together to give the total number of free spins you will eventually have. When the instruction "Begin Free Spins" is revealed this process ends and the free spins begin automatically and will play out with the same selected lines and bet amount that were in place when the free spins were won.
Free Spin Amounts Achievable (does not include any further re-spin amounts):
- 3 Scatters = Max 16 Free Spins (further re-spins may be won)
- 4 Scatters = Max 27 Free Spins (further re-spins may be won)
- 5 Scatters = Max 35 Free Spins (further re-spins may be won)
- Free spins continue playing automatically until they are exhausted.
- If you get three or more Scatter symbols in a single spin during the free spin period, a number of extra free spins will be awarded to the total free spins remaining.
- Total free spins available to the player cannot exceed 997 at any given time. If a player wins free spins that would exceed this amount, they will receive enough spins to reach 997 and any excess free spins are forfeited.
- There is no maximum on cumulative amount of free spins that can be won per feature.
- Free spin reels are different to the reels normally used by Astro Fruit.
- Progressive Jackpots cannot be won during Free Spins.
- Feature Games cannot be triggered during Free Spins.
- There are no regular Wild icons during Free Spins; instead there are Super Wild icons (details below).
- Super Wild icons are available only on Reels 2, 3, 4, 5 during Free Spins
- Scatter icons are available only on Reels 1, 2, 3, during Free Spins
- Auto spins are cancelled while free spins are in progress.
- At the end of the free spins period a "congratulations
- Scatter and Free Spin wins are added to any other win line payouts received.
Note that Scatters are associated with "Super Wilds". A Super Wild is a Wild that displays a number. The Wild remains in play for that number of further spins. Note that Super Wilds only appear when the free spin feature is being played and will disappear after the last "sticky" spin or the last "free" spin (whichever occurs first).
The progressive jackpot consists of a fixed minimum amount which gradually increases by a percentage of funds inputted into the game until it is won. When the jackpot is won, it is reset to the seed amount and begins to rise again. The progressive Jackpot symbol is connected to three progressive jackpots. Which progressive jackpot is won depends upon the number of consecutive symbols (paying left to right on any ACTIVE win line only - no wild card substitution). Progressive jackpots are available in real play only; each individual current jackpot total is displayed above the talk-back panel.
- Mini=3 consecutive Jackpot symbols (paying left to right only)
- Midi=4 consecutive Jackpot symbols (paying left to right only)
- Maxi=5 consecutive Jackpot symbols (paying left to right only)
- The jackpot can only be won when the jackpot symbols line up consecutively from left to right on an ACTIVE win line.
Important points to note about Jackpots:
- Jackpots are available for the "real play" version of Astro Fruit only.
- A minimum bet amount of $0.25 per line is required to qualify for inclusion in a Jackpot game.
- The seeds (or starting values for the respective Jackpots) are: Mini=$100, Midi=$1,000, Maxi=$5,000.
- Contributions to the jackpot come solely from BCLC. BCLC calculates the contribution based on a players bet being greater or equal to the minimum qualifying bet. The following contributions will be based on the bet/line and added to the jackpot: Mini=1%, Midi=1%, Maxi=1%
- Winning a Progressive Jackpot neither contributes to, nor is affected by the daily cumulative winnings limit.
- It is not possible for two players to simultaneously win the Jackpot. The Jackpot is locked when it is being won. This means that no other bets will be accepted for it and only one player at a time is able to win it.
- Players may win multiple different Progressive Jackpots (of Mini, Midi, and Maxi) on different win lines in one spin. However, regardless of on how many winning lines the Jackpot icons may appear, only one of each type of Progressive Jackpot wins can be paid.
- For example if a player receives 5 Jackpot icons on one paid win line and 5 jackpot icons on any other paid win line, only one Jackpot prize (the Maxi Jackpot) will be paid by BCLC.
- Multiple DIFFERENT Progressive Jackpots can be won on one spin however, provided that the wins occurs on separate win lines.
- For example a player may win with 5 Jackpot icons (Maxi jackpot) on Line 1, and the player could also win for 3 Jackpot icons (Mini Jackpot) on line 3, provided the player had activated both win lines. To be clear, the player would ONLY be paid the Maxi Jackpot (highest pay) for the line 1 win, and not any other win (Mini or Midi) on line 1.
- No Gamble option will be available after winning any of the Progressive Jackpots.
- The Wild card Icon will not substitute for a Progressive icon.