The story of how WMS slots came to be is a tale of success and failure – followed by a meteoric rise to even more success. Regardless of their roots, it’s hard to deny their popularity with slot games like Wizard of Oz and Raging Rhino entertaining thousands upon thousands of players. But like we said, it’s not always been smooth sailing for this developer…
History of WMS Slots
WMS have technically existed since 1943 but were formally founded in 1974. With a focus on arcade games and solid state pinball machines, Williams Electronics (as they were called back then) were a dominant force in the entertainment industry. However, that dominance was short lived as the arcade and pinball industry started to rapidly decline during the early nineties. Realising the danger, Williams switched focus to slot machines. Thus WMS slot games were born and the business continued to thrive.
Best WMS Slots
Quality over quantity must be some kind of internal company virtue for WMS slots. Compared to a developer like Microgaming, their catalogue is far more modest. What they lack in numbers however, they do make up for in gameplay. Production value in the graphical and sound department are typically of a high standard – especially their movie and TV based games.
Bruce Lee Slot
Of course there had to be a game featuring the ass kicking kung fu king. The Bruce Lee slot really sums up how adventurous WMS can be with regards to features. With an unusual reel shape and 60 bet lines, the game is a refreshing change of pace from your usual 20 line affair. Activate the free spins round and you can look forward to the ever popular expanding wilds mechanic.
Raging Rhino Slot
One of the more graphically impressive games in the WMS slots selection, Raging Rhino once again shows how the developer likes to shake things up. Instead of opting for a tried and tested payline format, this slot has an astounding 4096 ways to win. Combined with the free spins bonus (which can award between 5 and 50 free spins) and the multiplier wild symbols and this is a slot stampede you won’t want to miss.
The Wizard of Oz Slot
The 1939 Wizard of Oz film inspired a series of what is often regarded as the best WMS slot games. Wicked Riches, Road to Emerald City and the Ruby Slippers all stay true to the spirit of the original movie with clips taken directly from the film. The Wizard of Oz games are feature packed and typically contain a number of different symbols to trigger the various bonus rounds. And these bonus rounds are supported by cameos from the cast of the film.
Amazon Queen Slot
It’s rare that we will gush over a bonus round backing track – but Amazon Queen’s is definitely worth a mention. And let’s not forget the gorgeous HD graphics, the 10 free spins bonus round (which is activated with a traditional 3 scatter match) or the wild symbols. Maybe not the most innovative WMS slot, but one of the most polished.