n Global Gaming Expo report, Part 1
The 2014 slot game models were introduced at the Global Gaming Expo recently and this series offers a preview of the future slots playground for both online and land-based casinos. Many of these slot titles may be available already at your favorite gaming venue.
The excitement created by five innovative slot makers—Aristocrat, Spielo/GTech, Bally, IGT and WMS Gaming are previewed.
Part 1 highlights WMS Gaming.
WMS New 3-Reel Stepper
Headlining the expansion of the popular Blade product line is the introduction of a mechanical reel spinning Blade Stepper cabinet designed to appeal to players looking for the authenticity and excitement of the original-type slot gaming machine’s classic mechanical reel play mechanics. The Blade Stepper highlights a simplified user interface and button panel, and brings back all the exhilaration of the original one-armed bandit.
New MONOPOLY Participation Game
One of the exciting new games introduced on the Blade platform at G2E is a new MONOPOLY premium participation game—Luxury Diamonds. The MONOPOLY Luxury Diamonds theme features one of the most popular gaming features for players, a true mechanical spinning wheel for certain bonus rounds, which is coupled with imaginative MONOPOLY based gaming elements.
Video Themes Expand Four-fold with New Innovative Game Families and Features
For the video reel category, WMS presented more than 45 new unique themes for the Blade video product line, expanding on the 14 themes introduced to date. Game themes with differentiated gaming entertainment features such as Speed Spins, X-Reels, Supercharged Reels, Reel Intensity, Monster Progressives and the next-generation Colossal Reels game family, all highlight the spectacular high-definition graphics and enriched player gaming experience enabled by the cabinet’s unique design and latest-generation CPU-NXT3 operating platform.
In addition, WMS will debut the Gold Fish3 game for the Blade cabinet powered by the CPU-NXT3 platform, which features a bonus wheel and all-new reel interface that takes the player-favorite Gold Fish theme to the next level.
WMS has established a strong interactive gaming relationship with their patrons in the casino, at home or on their mobile devices. For example, there is its UK-based JackpotParty.com online casino and Lucky Cruise social casino on Facebook.
As with the original portfolio of video products, Blade gaming machines will continue to be supported by WMS’ innovative, customer-first Portfolio Performance Plan (PPP). This performance-oriented solution provides players with access to a larger portfolio of game content at the Blade video cabinet.
Slots 2014 WMS style reveals a tremendous lineup of new and updated slots games and provides proof of WMS’ ability to introduce A Brand New Game.
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