Lightning Link introduced the concept of the hold and spin, and with it the opportunity to win the Grand jackpot by filling all the spaces on the board. But not all games work this way:
I was in Vegas last weekend, and I filled the board, during my bonus spins on Lock It Link, Diamonds. I was ecstatic thinking I won the grand, but I didn’t!?! Does filling the screen with hearts, not give you the grand during bonus spins?Patti K.
The Lock it Link series as a whole does not work this way, and never has – being one of the earliest games to come out to challenge Lightning Link with a hold and spin, they opted to go in a different direction on how to win the top prize, just as other games like Ultimate Fire Link and Mighty Cash did.
In the case of Lock it Link, the only way to win the Grand prize is to land it, although how you land it shifts by game. The original two games, Diamonds and Nightlife, require you to land it on one of the hearts that trigger the bonus – all four bonus prizes and progressives are won that way.
Once you enter the hold and spin, there’s no way to win the Grand if it didn’t land upfront. If you fill all 15 spaces, each heart’s prize is increased by 3x your bet, so it’s a boost of 45x your bet as a prize, which generally with the heart values already boosted as they are, yields a strong bonus.
Other games in the Lock it Link series actually establish different ways of landing the Grand. On Eureka Reel Blast and Piggy Bankin’, it takes a full screen of symbols combining into a mega symbol and it lands on the spinner. On Hold On To Your Hat and Huff N’ Puff, it takes upgrading to the top border and landing the jackpot there.
But across the Lock It Link series, a full screen doesn’t guarantee the Grand jackpot like it does on games like Lightning Link. We hope this helps you out as you play in the future!
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