WMS unveils new Bee Bucks video slot

June 11, 2001 9:13 PM
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WMS Gaming’s latest multi-line multi-coin game is the Bee Bucks video slot machine. With Bee Bucks, WMS took its extremely popular JUMBLE brand video slot game and made it even better. This 5-reel, 9-line video slot game is based on the popular “scrambled word game,” featuring a game show theme with bee hosts and bee contestants.

Here’s how the game is played.

Colorful reel symbols including bees, newspapers, pencils and beehives get this game buzzing.

Lining up three or more Queen Bee symbols on a pay line sends players to the Queen Bee bonus. The Queen Bee is the host as the player selects one of five Honeycomb symbols. She will then unscramble the word and players are awarded the value shown next to the solved word, multiplied by the line bet.

Lining up the symbols “JU,” “MB” and “LE” in any position on the reels triggers the second screen feature. The top screen shows a JUMBLE puzzle and the bottom screen shows the bees in the audience.

Players pick members of the audience until one of the five words on the top screen is completed. Each word in the puzzle represents a level. An award value is given to each level and the award gets better as the words get longer.

WMS Gaming, Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc., designs, manufactures and markets video and reel-spinning gaming devices and video lottery terminals.

WMS pioneered the new multiple-line, multiple-coin series of games with its wildy popular Monopoly group of slot machines. They initially came in nickel denominations and turned the world of nickel slots upside down.