Most people are too young to remember that WMS Gaming used to produce pinball machines in America before the World War II, but the ˝Williams˝ signature of pinball machines does live-on in many collector circles. It wasn’t until video arcades and video games became interesting that WMS Gaming (back then known as Williams Electronic Manufacturing Company) ventured into making video games. Where they might have lost steam in the effort or simply found a new shift focus, it was in 1994 that WMS first began to create slot games.
It wasn’t much of a stretch since Williams was already known for television and film themes for their pinball machines, and this also included famous musicians as well. Way before they had even made a Monopoly pinball game, so they already had plenty of options on how to fill-up their new games. They were savvy in how to market these games and became the first to lease them to casinos rather than sell the game cabinets outright. This enabled them to ship used cabinets all over the world.
Another big historical moment is the first video slot featuring the second screen ‘bonus’ game called ˝Reel ‘em In: Big bass Bucks˝ released in 1996. Secretly they did testing of this new technology in Australia with a game called ˝Three bags Full˝ only two years earlier in 1994. We can only guess that Aristocrat and Lenny Ainsworth perhaps borrowed some of that technology for his slot machines.
The best slot titles you might enjoy from WMS aren’t hard to spot. There are the jungle favorites: Amazon Queen and Raging Rhino, the mystic adventures: Crystal Forest and Fairy’s Fortune, and historical fun: Rome and Egypt and Spartacus. All are perfect for both home based pc’s and mobile players. Play them for free or take it one step further to start winning for real, WMS online games are an industry favorite for excellent winning returns.