WMS New Slots 2019

Ultimate Ink
  • Release: June 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.47%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 1,024
  • Mobile: Yes

Available from WMS, and designed by their in-house studio, Red7, Ultimate Ink is one of the best looking slot machines that I’ve seen from this company. Naturally, it’s inspired by tattoo art, and it shows in the symbols and overall graphics that are used inside. Several other pros are listed next to its name, so keep reading and find out what those are.

Book of Relics
  • Release: June 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.36%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 10
  • Mobile: Yes

Book of Relics is available via WMS and it was designed for them by Red7, an in-house studio. They came up with yet another Book of Ra style slot machine, a game which delivers guaranteed prizes, the same Ancient Egypt theme that we’re used to already, and a somewhat low RTP.

Raging Rhino Megaways
  • Release: June 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.18%
  • Reels: 6
  • Lines: 117,649
  • Mobile: Yes

The Megaways system has been licensed recently by Big Time Gaming to Scientific Games, and now we see one of the first games to use it, a version of the popular Raging Rhino slot, from WMS. It’s the usual highly volatile experience, that we find in every Megaways release, and it keeps the same graphics of the original Raging Rhino, so its fans have something new to play.

Monopoly Grand Hotel
  • Release: May 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 95.42%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Monopoly Grand Hotel follows an entire series of WMS video slots which have been based on the world’s most popular board game. Created under official license, this Monopoly themed slot is available via WMS casinos, and it follows the same graphics style as the rest of the games that were launched so far.

Elvis Lives
  • Release: May 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 95.72%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 60
  • Mobile: Yes

WMS continues their series of branded slot machines, with a game that’s dedicated to the king of rock, Elvis himself. Elvis Lives is is not a typical game, easy to figure out when you see its colossal reels as well, not just its theme.

Pride and Prey
  • Release: Apr 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

A pride is what you call a group of lions, and so this is a game with a wildlife theme that’s taking us to Africa. We have lions on one side, and some of the wild creatures that are their prey on the other, but overall the wildlife theme with the African connection is one that we know from other slots, and it’s quite enjoyable. This time, we’re looking at a slot release from WMS.

Jin Ji Bao Xi: Endless Treasure
  • Release: Feb 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 95.73%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 243
  • Mobile: Yes

The promise of treasures is by no means a new one, and so it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re seeing money mentioned, particularly in a Chinese style slot machine. In this particular case, the game we’re looking at is Jin Ji Bao Xi: Endless Treasure, from WMS.

Desert Cats
  • Release: Jan 2019
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 95.79%
  • Reels: 7
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Desert Cats appears to be mostly inspired by Ancient Egypt and its cat goddess, called Bastet. You see several instances of this god, in various representations, but there is a beautiful woman on the reels as well, so the goddess appears to have come to life. You are looking at a WMS casino slot game, with all that this entails.

Friends
  • Release: Dec 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.00%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

One of the most popular TV series of all times, Friends, has just been licensed to WMS and they’ve turned it into a complex slot machine. Fans of the series can now spin the reels of a slot machine and see photos of their favorite actors come up in winning combinations.

Zeus II
  • Release: Dec 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 95.28%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

With about four different Zeus themed slot machines out already, WMS is clearly fond of this particular theme, and now we see it released once again. Zeus II joins the likes of Zeus, Zeus III, Zeus 1000 or Zeus God of Thunder, and it should be a fun choice for anyone that has liked the others, with features being especially good.

Spartacus: Legendary Warrior
  • Release: Nov 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.35%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

Spartacus inspires yet another slot game design, this time the WMS-made Legendary Warrior, the second game from this developer to have a theme which is based on this legendary gladiator. We’re looking at exciting features for the game’s biggest advantage in front of the competition.

Neptunes Quest
  • Release: Nov 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.39%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 100
  • Mobile: Yes

With a focus on the world of Neptune, the god of the seas, this WMS slot game gives us awesome graphics in the background, several interesting symbols on the reels and a type of layout which you’re not going to see too often.

Battleship: Direct Hit!
  • Release: Nov 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.22%
  • Reels: 6
  • Lines: 117,649
  • Mobile: Yes

The famous game of Battleship is getting its own slot machine, and it’s a release from WMS that also seems to use the megaways system which Big Time Gaming invented. It’s a slot with decent looking military graphics, with exciting features and quite a bit to offer overall.

OMG! Puppies
  • Release: Nov 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.05%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 50
  • Mobile: Yes

WMS is pulling out all the big guns with this one, and it tries to reach our hearts through OMG Puppies, a slot which will involve these cute furry creatures in the main roles. It’s got various other features which should also make for some interesting gameplay, but overall I’d say that the puppies are the main attraction.

Kodiaks Roar
  • Release: Nov 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.47%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 4 - 1,024
  • Mobile: Yes

The wildlife of North America has often proven to be an excellent source of inspiration for developers, and WMS proves this yet again with Kodiak’s Roar. It’s a game which might have the bear for its main character, but plenty of other creatures from the region are also present, and it’s a great pick for someone that loves nature.

Brazilian Beauty
  • Release: Nov 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.03%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 30
  • Mobile: Yes

At least part of the focus in Brazilian Beauty will be on the gorgeous women from that country, but at the same time this slot machine is also about the local culture, music and the Rio de Janeiro carnival which shows it all off. The game is one of the WMS releases.

Knights Keep
  • Release: Oct 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.01%
  • Reels: 6
  • Lines: 192
  • Mobile: Yes

WMS is giving us with Knight’s Keep a slot machine which is a lot more unusual than its Medieval inspired design might hint at. It’s going to become obvious once you see its setup though, but keep reading to find out all about it.

Monopoly: Big Money Reel
  • Release: Oct 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: 96.00%
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 20
  • Mobile: Yes

Part of a growing collection of slot machines which are dedicated to the world’s most popular board game, Monopoly: Big Money Reel is available at WMS casinos. There are probably about a dozen different games out there with a similar Monopoly theme, so there will be competition for it. It’s looking like a good game though, and it can take it.

Wonder Woman: Bullets and Bracelets
  • Release: May 2018
  • Soft: WMS
  • RTP: ---
  • Reels: 5
  • Lines: 40
  • Mobile: Yes

Comic book themed slot machines aren’t new, but here we’re getting one that’s inspired by a character that made its first appearance in movies in the 70s, and which is quite popular still. Wonder Woman is the obvious star in Bullets & Bracelets, a WMS game that delivers us Lynda Carter, as the actress that first played this character.

WMS, which is the short version for Williams Interactive, was at one point among the largest and oldest creators of casino games around, with the major focus being mostly on the land based market. They’ve gone into the online market as well, and they have a solid collection of slot machines and other casino games to offer, but the bulk of their income still comes from regular casinos. The company was created in 1974, but it has roots that go back even more in time. Right now, WMS is still producing content for the casino market, but it does so from under the umbrella of Scientific Games, of which it is a subsidiary since 2013. 

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The company is based in Nevada and it designs game cabinets for the Las Vegas market, but at the same time it turns those titles into online titles as well, so everyone has a chance to play them from the comfort of their own home. This is a major company, so their titles are as safe to play as any others, being even audited by TST when it comes to their RNG. As for the gaming license which they adhere to, that one comes from the Gaming Commission of Alderney.

History

The company that we know today as WMS has started out under the name Williams Electronics, in 1974. Before that, there was another company, founded by Harry E. Williams, which was called Williams Manufacturing Company, and which has been around since 1943. The roots of WMS are based in the one that was formed in 1974 though. The company started developing arcade games which were coin operated, and they launched a clone of Pong first, which was called Paddle Ball. Other games that were created by them back then included popular titles like Robotron: 2084 and Defender. Williams Electronics was incorporated under another company in 1974, and then it became independent in 1980. The name changed to WMS Industries in 1987. They bought one of their competitors, called Bally, in 1988, and then sold it back in 1998 along with their video game content. They started creating slot machines with spinning reels in 1994.

Once WMS entered the casino market, they started creating more imaginative slot machines, so they didn’t rely as much on cards, horseshoes, fruits and bells, among others that were often used at the time as symbols. They started using trademarked themes, with their first branded slots being based on video games that they created in the past, such as Smash TV, Defender or Stargate. The Monopoly series was another one that was popular, along with Star Trek, Top Gun and many others that were branded and which helped them grow quickly.

Eventually, WMS was sold for $1.5 billion, and the company became a subsidiary for Scientific Games. These days, WMS is one of the Scientific Games brands, along with others like Shuffle Master, Bally or SG.

WMS Casino Games

The games that you’re going to see at an online casino that offers WMS content are usually based on actual game cabinets that were initially designed for the land-based casinos. As such, I’m not usually excited when I see the graphics of their slot machines, but the features and the rest of the content in them is solid. They also have a number of table games that one can play, covering all the major categories that players would want to access, from roulette, to casino poker variants, blackjack or baccarat. Specialty titles and video poker variants aren’t missing from their collection either.

One of the innovations made by WMS is something called a Sitewide Progressive. Rather than using a progressive jackpot that is available only in a couple of games, and which gets funds from all casinos that use it, the sidewide progressive is offered in all WMS games that are played at a single casino. A casino’s players will all have access to the WMS progressive jackpot, no matter what game from that developer they play. The downside is that the value of the jackpot tends to be smaller, but at least there is a lot more variety when it comes to the themes and features that you can enjoy along the way.

The branded content is also a solid component of the offer that WMS has. They actually made a name for themselves with this type of content, being one of the first to turn slot machines into exciting games that mimicked TV series, board games, movies or video games that were popular at the time. Whether you’re playing Monopoly, Star Trek, Bruce Lee, KISS or other branded games, their collection holds plenty of such slot machines.

Graphics

For the most part, I think that you will not be as impressed with the graphics in the WMS slot machines, as you would be with the ones coming from developers that focus on the online market only. They’re not as modern, but they’re perfectly playable nonetheless. Among my favorites here, I’d mention Nemo’s Voyage, since it’s one of the few that doesn’t have poker icons or card suits among the symbols.

Features

The features tend to be better on average, than the graphics are. To mention again Nemo’s Voyage, the game offers Wild Reels, Clumped Wilds, Pressurized Wilds and Multiplier Wilds, though not all at the same time. Move on to a game like KISS or Fire Queen, and you get two sets of reels, one of them massive the other regular sized. Free spins, scatters, bonus games and other more unique features are present in their slots.

Payouts

The downside, when you’re using a lot of cool features in games, is that you can’t afford to pay huge jackpots anymore. The games that I’ve seen from WMS tend to have top payouts in the range of $1,000 to $2,000, with some of them getting multipliers as well.