WMS to unveil new line

Oct 5, 2004 12:02 PM

WMS Gaming Inc. will debut a full line of new slot machine offerings featuring 63 original games at G2E. The 63 new game themes address all of the product lines typically featured on a casino’s slot floor and represent the highest number of new games introduced at a tradeshow in WMS’ history.

The focus of WMS’ G2E tradeshow will be on its exciting game content which elevates the entertainment level of its games to new highs. By building on the successful debut last year of games based on the firm’s CPU-NXT operating system with new innovative content, bonusing and features that will be demonstrated at this year’s show, WMS continues to offer its casino customers industry-leading, differentiated product offerings.

WMS’ offerings now include mechanical reel, video poker and wide-area-progressive games in addition to historically top-earning multi-line, multi-coin video games.

Additionally, WMS will premiere the next generation of its award-winning Bluebird gaming cabinet by showcasing new round-top and slant-top dual screen versions of the cabinet.

"Creating great games based on content and game methodologies that separate WMS products from other industry offerings has always been the foundation of our popularity with both our casino customers and their slot players," said Brian R. Gamache, president and CEO of WMS Industries. "This year we will be debuting a record number of new game themes and these offerings feature the highest level of entertaining content ever produced by our game designers. Our expanded range of product offerings, the breadth of our new game line-up and our high-profile, broad-appeal licensed properties supports our confidence in our strong future prospects.

"Since their introduction earlier this year, operators and players alike have experienced the value-added performance of games designed on our CPU-NXT operating system for placement in our Bluebird gaming cabinet," he continued. "Our ongoing development of the CPU-NXT operating system allows for even greater enhanced graphics, complex math models and deeper bonus rounds. When combined, the unique features of our Bluebird cabinet, our CPU-NXT system advancements — and the exciting new content that has been developed — will result in an even longer amount of time on device for our players which will result in higher returns for our customers."

Since premiering its first multi-line, multi-coin video game over seven years ago, WMS has consistently developed some of the industry’s most popular and enduring titles. This year, WMS extends that tradition with the introduction of 13 new video games for sale featuring superior animation, engaging game play and an innovative, industry exclusive sound system from BOSE Corporation.

Among the new titles sure to be instant classics include: The Big Money Cheese Caper, Free Spin Frenzy and a follow-up to one of WMS’ most popular games, a new game called Leprechaun’s Gold 2: Gettin’ Lucky.

With the recent introduction of the MONOPOLY wide-area-progressive jackpot in Nevada and Native American casinos, WMS entered this exciting slot machine segment in a big way. This year, WMS dramatically expands its progressive jackpot product line with the introduction of 12 new wide-area and/or local-area progressive games, including its first penny progressive products.

WMS’ will debut its flagship video wide-area-progressive games based on the popular movie titles of celebrity icon Clint Eastwood. Two five reel video games for the A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS progressive jackpot — Wild Shot and Wanted — will be introduced.

WMS is also introducing two new video progressive games featuring penny denominations for the MONOPOLY progressive jackpot: Own It All and All in the Cards.

Additionally, WMS’ popular video brand, Jackpot Party, makes its debut as a new local-area-progressive jackpot bonusing feature with four new game titles that will be on display at G2E.

To support its poker product line, WMS will show a multi-game poker set, Multi-Pay Plus Poker. The game set includes eight poker games including traditional games such as Joker Poker, Jacks or Better Poker and Double Double Bonus Poker plus a unique proprietary game developed by WMS, Flush Fortune. With its multiple game set, Multi-Pay Plus Poker is an attractive complement to WMS’ existing poker offerings.