WMS offers two new slot games
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Updated: October 19, 2012 6:10AM
WAUKEGAN — Two new slot machines will be unveiled next month by WMS Gaming Inc. at a Las Vegas trade show.
The Spider-Man game, an immersive slot gaming experience, and Game of Life, a wide-area progressive slot game, will be presented at the 12th annual Global Gaming Expo Oct. 2-4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. WMS Gaming is a subsidiary of Waukegan-based WMS Industries Inc.
The Spider-Man game leverages the “spider-sense” tingling performance of the company’s synchronized motion chair with the advanced sound and graphics powered by WMS’ next-generation CPU-NXT3 operating platform, the company said. It is the second WMS game to feature the Sensory Immersion 2.0 synchronized motion system technology pioneered by D-BOX Technologies, following on the heels of Aladdin & The Magic Quest.
The Spider-Man game features bonus rounds that include video and audio clips from the original film trilogy, WMS said.
“Our game developers have done an excellent job integrating the proven capabilities of motion chair technology to deliver the thrills and adventure inherent in the iconic Spider-Man brand and feature films,” said Phil Gelber, senior vice president, product development, of WMS Gaming. “This game demonstrates one of the many unique experiences WMS is able to bring to casino slot floors as we support our customers’ efforts to fully engage players with slot entertainment that increases player loyalty at their favorite casinos.”
Game of Life combines many of the elements found in the classic game from Hasbro with the WMS advanced sound and graphics technology, the company said. The game provides players with the “Bank of LIFE Paytable,” which awards additional credits on any base game win and bonuses that play out on gigantic overhead screens.