Slots 2012 wmsgaming: Part 1

by Gayle Mitchell
This lesson is part 1 of Slots 2012 as presented by five innovative slot makers-- Aristocrat, Atronic-Spielo, Bally, IGT and Wms Gaming.
This peek at the future of slot games placed at land-based casinos is always exciting and anticipated by slot players. These newer slots were introduced at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in October/11, the largest gaming related trade-show in the world.
For the second year in a row, G2E merged land-based gaming with the iGaming industry.
There were five presentations designed to introduce land-based gaming executives to the world of online gaming.
Part 1 of this series highlights wmsgaming products for both land-based and online casino entertainment.

Slots 2012 wmsgaming introduced its strongest, most diverse content portfolio at the eleventh annual Global Gaming Expo. WMS' commitment to Engaging Players--Delivering Results was displayed with a broad array of unique and dynamic entertainment experiences that are sure to engage current players and attract new ones.

The new WMS games on display featured more than double the number of math models the Company has ever offered in one year, which translates into more unique player experiences.
Building on its history of innovation, WMS introduced games with unique game play mechanics, such as video spinning wheel-driven bonuses, character customization, competitive team play, overhead bonus selection and added reels that improve the chances of winning and/or the size of the win.

Slots 2012, wmsgaming included innovative updates to established series and introductions of new games for iconic brands including Clue, Battleship, The Wizard of OZ, Monopoly--Party Train, Gone With the Wind and Monster Jackpots.
These updated Slots 2012 are expected to be available before June 30, 2012.
WMS also introduced Super Team and Aladdin & the Magic Quest themes, the first premium participation games utilizing a new platform that will revolutionize the slot experience.
Additionally, WMS presented a break-through alternative for video poker players, the MyPoker series.

Slots 2012 wmsgaming: Product Highlights
The WMS product design and development teams have again created new entertainment experiences that raise the bar on gaming excitement, including:
     * 59 new slot titles and 14 new participation games
    * More than twice the number of new math models WMS has introduced in any single year
    * Enhancements for the popular Deluxe, Innovation, Bonus Bank, and other video reel game series
    * Five games featuring a video spinning wheel, the first WMS products with this player-favorite game mechanic
    * 27 new games enabled with one or more of the Community Gaming Transmissive Reels technologies and Sensory Immersion Gaming platforms
    * 32 games enabled with WMS Networked Gaming Portal families that can be paired with WMS base game themes
    * Three new games enabled with WMS' Players Life Web Services that enhances the gaming experience by adding an online dimension to the games on  casino floors
    * Four new game titles developed for the Company's new CPU-NXT3 platform
    * The MyPoker series, a new video poker product built on the award-winning Bluebird platform.

Slots 2012 wmsgaming Features Detailed
Press Your Luck: a 15-line Bonus Bank game is designed for the three-reel mechanical reel player who wants a volatile base game experience with video reel bonus mechanics.

Cascading Reels 5x4 is available with two unique series – the Invaders! and Ancient Magicke series. The Cascading Reels 5x4 family series offers new functionality with an added fourth row of symbols, optional dual cash progressives and two free play progressives.

Power Spins: is a new family for the video Bonus Bank player featuring a base game with the look and feel of the popular Deluxe series that will launch with four themes. Each game enables players to activate an acquired Power Spin event at any time to increase the chance of winning. Players can accumulate Power Spins higher than the maximum bet allowing for a significantly more volatile experience.

G+ Deluxe: Already a proven performer on the slot floor with games that continue to generate premiums, the new themes will feature new enhancements, including progressive reloads and surprise spins. Wmsgaming will offer up to 11 new Slots 2012 themes including the Cirque du Masquerade, Jungle Wild, Sun Warrior and Desert Moon.

Colossal Reels: new to the Innovation series, Colossal Reels series features two sets of reels - traditional and oversized that transfer wild symbols between reels. The Colossal Reels series will launch with four themes and two unique math models.

Baron von Bacon: designed for the player looking for consistent bonus rounds and a fun theme, this new product features a video wheel play mechanic for 11 mini-bonuses that contain free spins, credits or the possibility of a one million credit prize.

Awesome Reels launches with the Lady of Athens and Lone Wolf themes, the Awesome Reels series adds a sixth reel that expands big wins into even bigger wins.

Slots 2012 wmsgaming: 10 New and Updated Titles to Explore
1) Battleship: Players compete in teams to sink ships in three unique bonus rounds playing out on overhead screens with surround sound gaming chairs. Experience Design elements that bring a new level of visual excitement to the slot floor and the introduction of the Mystery Wide-Area Progressive (WAP) functionality, the Battleship theme will entice players seeking a branded, fully immersive Community Gaming bonus experience.

2) The new Wizard of Oz: Journey to Oz theme is the largest adventure for The Wizard of Oz brand yet, offering for the first time one of the most player-popular game mechanics in the industry=a spinning wheel. These exciting Slots 2012 are packed with exciting technologies, including a wide-area progressive, a base game mini-wheel and a large community video spinning wheel on dual 52" overhead screens for unique bonus round action.

3) Monopoly Party Train theme takes numerous popular mechanics from previous Monopoly slots and enhances them with additional features including a new dual machine marquee and is available in mechanical and video reel base game versions.
These Slots 2012 introduce the random Move feature that randomly takes players around the Monopoly board for mini-bonuses, free spin enhancements, bonus triggers and more. wmsgaming will introduce a second new Monopoly-themed game=Epic Monopoly, the first WMS premium game to use the Super Multi-Pay interface and features a wheel mechanic in the bonus round. The slots title also features a 32-inch top monitor and multiple bonusing options.

4) Life of Luxury: The new Deluxe theme is the follow-up to the successful Life of Luxury Local-Area Progressive (LAP) series. These Slots 2012 feature a LAP free spin bonus randomly triggered during standard Deluxe and base game play. In the progressive free spin bonus round, a max wager spin guarantees an award if the picking bonus is triggered.

5) Clue: This new wide-area progressive is based on the classic board game, enabled with Players Life Web Services online games and leader boards. The Clue theme allows multiple players on a bank to unlock bonuses and work together to solve the mystery. If the player does not solve the mystery following a bonus round, the next player has better odds at solving the mystery.

6) Super Team theme, is also Player's Life Web Services enabled and features 15 heroes that travel through three different bonus features to unlock additional bonuses and hero customization opportunities.
The Hero Editor functionality allows players to customize their own characters thereby bringing a new level of player-personalization to the slot floor. The second game, Aladdin & the Magic Quest will also feature the debut of the Company's Sensory Immersion 2.0 technology platform.

7) Gone With the Wind: A new theme brand for WMS is based on one of the most popular theatrical motion pictures of all time. With a unique video reel interface, Gone With the Wind features Sensory Immersion technology and a wide-area progressive that will entice players with nostalgic romantic influences and exciting bonus rounds.

8) Monster Jackpots: This new theme is the first game that features the classic Universal Studios Monsters such as Frankenstein, Dracula, Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Bride of Frankenstein in unique base games and bonus rounds. In the free spin bonus round, players select their own volatility level to try to capture Monsters and win a large jackpot.

9) Pirate Battle: two teams competing to win community bonuses play out, pitting the left half of the bank against the right for credit and jackpot awards. With the Slots 2012, Castle King theme, players have the opportunity to win from 20 progressive levels from any machine on the bank when the Local-Area Progressive free spin bonus is triggered.

10) MyPoker Series: A New Way to Entertain Video Poker Players.
This VP slot series is a break-through alternative for the video poker player featuring a suite of games with a new ergonomically designed poker button panel. My Poker series is a completely selectable and integrated multi-game solution that meets current player expectations while allowing for the introduction of new features. Bringing a new level of comfort and style to video poker players, the series provides 14 different customizations to the base game experience that can be mixed and matched into numerous configurations, offering unprecedented flexibility.

Slots 2012 Wms style reveals a tremendous lineup of new and updated slots games to explore both at land-based casinos and online at Players Life Web Services.
Happy Hunting.

Slots 2012 part 1 is followed by 2012 Atronic Aristocrat Slots, part 2.
Part 3: Slots 2012 IGT and Bally
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