G2E: WMS COMMENTS

Here are some tidbits from our WMS meeting at G2E


  • Aladdin: people love the movement of the seat but the game was toned down a bit as it got too complicated. 
  • Wizard of Oz was just turned on at Planet Hollywood as a community game.  This Wide Area Progressive game has a wheel.
  • Clue: WMS simplified the game with 2 screens, which is very similar to Lord of the Rings.  It is close to being commercialized.
  • Battleship: WMS had its first install.  Reusing Price is Right signage. It is a WAP and Portal product.
  • WMS's bread and butter for sale products are G+ and G+ deluxe, and Super multi-pay products.
  • Royal Series: first for sale bank/progressive product.  It is very volatile.
  • Awesome Reels: 6 by 4 video slot
  • Baron von Bacon: A Goldfish math wheel game with a time device
  • Lord of the Rings: 3 reels with reel and video options.  WMS is doing that option for almost all their products.
  • Price Is Right: Game is simplified with just one PLINKO feature.
  • Monster Jackpots, Gone with the Wind, LIFE are big event games with a wheel.  Initial approvals are anticipated in the June 2012 quarter.
  • Poker on Bluebird xD: Multi-game model. It is very easy to play with personalization features- screen color, volume, R or L handed, save settings to mypoker account, and speed.  Users can also play at home for fun and win trophies/leaderboard.  Poker offering is one year away from commercialization.  WMS can roll out casino integration sooner than rolling out the games.
  • New cabinet with a different field of vision: No name yet and the timing is far out.
  • New community game with a cinema-like experience. It's basically a slant top box with a 120-inch display where when you enter the bonus round, there is a perceived skill element by using a joystick (similar to Wii).