WMS Gaming Inc. has begun installing its new HOLLYWOOD
SQUARES themed slot machines at four Harrah’s properties in Iowa, Missouri,
and the Rincon facility in California.
In addition, HOLLYWOOD SQUARES is expected to debut in 13
additional Harrah’s properties in Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, Kansas, and
Indiana this month, pending approvals.
The machine is a five-reel, nine-line video slot available
in 45 coins, featuring clever character animation and interactive game play.
Colorful reel symbols include an animated Whoopi Goldberg, the HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
logo, dollar signs, X’s and O’s and Wild Stars. By lining up the Wild Star
symbol on both the first and fifth reels, the player receives the Wild Star
bonus. The first and fifth reels will lock, and the player is awarded a number
of free spins on reels two, three and four. The Wild Star symbols act as wild
symbols during these free spins.
Lining up three or more HOLLYWOOD SQUARES logos kicks off
the HOLLYWOOD SQUARES bonus round. Here, players enter the famous game show set
with nine popular celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg. The players pick a
celebrity to reveal an “X,” followed by the machine picking a celebrity to
reveal an “O.” This play continues until there are three “X’s” in a
row vertically, horizontally or diagonally (a win); three “O’s” in a row
(a loss). The bonus round ends in the case of a “cats-game” tie after all of
the celebrities have been chosen.
A win in the first bonus round triggers a second bonus
round, the Question Bonus. Here, just like the contestants on the TV show,
players are asked a question and must pick the celebrity they think will answer
it correctly. The celebrity gives the answer and a number of credits are
displayed for that celebrity. A correct answer doubles the credits for that