All That Jazz Slots Machine

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Bally Technologies has done it again! The sixth annual Slot Floor Technology Awards in Las Vegas saw Bally Technologies win an incredible five places out of the top Ten. All That Jazz won the fifth place. Interestingly, no other manufacturer of slot games had more than one game on the list.

All That Jazz is a revolutionary product from the house of Bally Technologies. It is featured on the Pro V32 Cabinet, which is a new innovation. The Pro V32 cabinet comes with the U-Play iDeck, where players press down on a virtual piano to try and recreate a popular tune.

In U-Play, players have to follow a familiar melody with the aid of the piano keys. Every note that the player presses is converted into a number. These numbers then populate the four bonus reels on the screen. When the song ends, the reels will be spun to reveal a base game prize.

The iDeck on All That Jazz Slots

The iDeck is the first of its kind, player interface system. It turns the point of contact between a slot machine and a player into an interactive system, effectively making it a fourth screen. A special feature of the iDeck is that whenever new content is installed into the system, the iDeck will instantly match the change.

Additionally, the iDeck can adapt to reflect virtual wheels and in case of the All That Jazz video slot machine, a piano keyboard. The top surface of the iDeck is both leak-proof and spill-proof. There is seamless integration between the main screen and the iDeck display on the All That Jazz machine. This makes possible amazing game play features which are absent on decks with physical buttons.

Because of the iDeck, a fantastic user experience can now be delivered on the All That Jazz video slot machine.

About All That Jazz Slot Machine Game

The game is made up of five reels. It is a 40-line combination progressive slot. On the second/fourth reels, there are four symbols, whereas the others have three symbols each. The game play is shown on the large LCD monitor.

Bonus symbols are present on the first, third, and the fifth reels which lead to the Grand Piano Bonus. When this bonus begins, the iDeck touch screen shows a set of piano keys. This bonus is not unlike the player interaction on the ‘Guitar Hero’, ‘Rock Band’, and other similar musical simulation games. There as well, the player has to match a tune by pressing on a virtual musical instrument.

Players can choose from several tunes. The novice tune list contains – ‘Twinkle Twinkle’, ‘Spring’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘Green Sleeves’, and ‘Ode to Joy’. The intermediate list contains Beethoven’s ‘Fur Elise’, ‘Star Spangled Banner’, ‘Drunken Sailor’, and ‘Entertainer’. Dots begin flashing on the piano keys and the player has to press them quickly to make a tune. Players can also play their own tune if they have the confidence.

Every time a player presses a correct key, the corresponding note on the screen transforms into a number. The number floats into the four reels on the screen. When the tune ends, the reels spin and reveal the base game credit won by the player. The game has an overall hit frequency of 52.70% and has a top award of 100,000 x denomination x total bet.

All That Jazz – The Film

The All That Jazz video slot game is based on the hit Broadway musical, Chicago. The musical is set in the city of Chicago (during the Prohibition era) and introduces the characters of Velma Kelly, a vaudevillian and Roxie Hart, an aspiring Broadway artist. The video slot machine gets its name from the Kander and Ebb tune called All That Jazz used in the musical.

The original musical opened in 1975 and was choreographed by Bob Fosse. Bob Fosse also directed a film called All That Jazz based to an extent on his own life/career as a choreographer, director, and dancer. Bob Fosse’s feature film won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980.

The musical was revived on Broadway in 1996. As of 2012, it is still running. Till date the musical has had more than 6600 performance. It has seen many international performances as well. In London’s West End, the musical ran for 15 years.

A silver screen adaption also called Chicago hit the silver screen in 2002. This movie starred Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Renee Zellweger in leading roles. It was nominated for thirteen Academy awards, finally winning six including Best Picture for Martin Richards, Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Zeta Jones, Best Art Direction for John Myhre. The film was also nominated for eleven BAFTA awards and seven Golden Globes.

The musical was actually adapted from a play by Maurine Dallas Watkins called Chicago. Maureen was a reporter and she based her play on a series of homicides, with similar overtones that she covered in 1924. Interestingly, while she was alive, Maureen wouldn’t sell the rights of the play to Bob Fosse. It was only after her death that her estate sold the rights.

About Bally Technologies

Bally Technologies is the market leader in video machines, slot games, interactive applications, server based and networked systems. Aside from selling gaming systems, the company offers lease and purchase options. Bally Technologies has been manufacturing slot machines from a long time, in fact it it is the oldest in this business. The company began by manufacturing a small pinball machine called ‘Ballyhoo’. Before it started the production of slot machines, the company used to manufacture coin operated devices.

Bally Technologies is known for many milestones like the first slot machine spinning reels to be fully electronic (called the ‘Bottomless Hopper’). The company is also the first in the gaming industry to trade on the NYSE. The company has received praise for the iView Display Manager, which is a marketing tool that can perform cross promotions and the GameMaker, capable of offering a number of game titles. The gaming systems and products created at Bally Technologies are found at 600 locations and more worldwide. The company employs people who market or develop slots in South Africa, India, Mexico, and the U.S.

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