Slot Games for 2009 and beyond

by Gayle Mitchell

This is a preview of the casino slot games as presented by five innovative slot makers-- Atronic, Aristocrat, Bally, IGT and Wms Gaming at Learn, Play Slots program.
This peek at the future of slot games placed at land-based casinos is always exciting and anticipated by slot players.
Some of these versions are already on the casino floor; others will be along soon for you to ‘give them a spin’.

Just when you thought, it was safe to go back in the water… Aristocrat launches its new Jaws Jackpot link that puts a new spin on the film. The link package has been hand crafted to excite players with themed cabinets, game fishing chairs and signage designed to really stand out on the gaming floor.
The range of machines combines iconic Jaws music, film footage and symbols to deliver an action-packed and unforgettable player experience. Jaws is all about the hunt and the thrill of the chase.
Hit the Heights breaks new ground in design, function and jackpot potential. The slot is an entirely new game category that features Firecracker Jackpots that are fun for players. The machine incorporates two wheel bonuses, one unique to the game theme, and a second that is common in all Hit the Height games.
Jackpot Royale sets new slot standards by presenting the first multi-game, multi-denom, Double Standalone Progressive jackpot. With Jackpot Royale, the number of lines automatically changes depending on the denomination the player chooses.

The Titan is an oversized video game. Standing at 6.5 feet high and over 3 feet wide, the Titan boasts a range of features and exciting games like the new Deal or No Deal: What’s Your Deal game.
A departure from traditional reels, the game invites players to spin a 12-section wheel that could land on one of three exciting Case bonus triggers.
Deal or No Deal: Join’ n Play is another addition to the Community Bonus Series.
The Community slot game concept is available with the Tree of Riches slot game. A mystery trigger starts the Tree of Riches bonus round where players choose interactive bird characters to help them shake the tree and win big.
Jewelry is the first bonus feature game of its kind in North America to add a multi-level stand-alone progressive to a multi-game line-up.
Modern technology meet classic comedy on The Three Stooges, an e2 game based on Larry, Moe and Curly’s slapstick adventures. Players will enjoy the nostalgia of black-and-white video clips from the original films, while cheering to 3 levels of progressives and tiered bonus rounds in vivid contemporary graphics and color.
Also, there is Passion Deluxe Super Top 5 reel with a 32-inch screen.
The full-size reels backlit by LED technology, and powerful frame lights that respond to game play, will attract crowds on casino floors.


Blazing 7s Multi-Slot – is one of the industry’s first reel-spinning slot machines to offer multi-game capability with three games from which to choose.
Additionally, Bally has a new Super Progressive Suite for the Gamemaker video-slot platform.
The new dual vision multi-player platform offers seating for two and will feature the Two for the Money game.
A new series of supersized cabinet styles measuring up to 12 feet tall and 38 inches wide features an Instant Spin prize top box. 
With the tagline: “Play Better. Win More.”, there will be enhanced versions of two retro-themed Skill Series Atari video slots – Breakout! and Pong along with Breeders’ Cup, a horse-racing themed slot game.
Power Progressive Platinum will have three new slot game titles: White Gold, Double Wild Rose, and Rich & Famous.
Eight new games that build upon the success of the popular Quick Hit series-- Quick Hit Golden Bell, Quick Hit Wild Blue, Quick Hit Wild Red, Quick Hit White Fire, Quick Hit Silver Rain, Quick Hit Amber Rays, Quick Hit Starlight Fire, and Quick Hit Gold Storm.
Look for these new slot games: Hot N’Wild Blazing Stars, Hot N’Wild Ruby Rush, Dragon Dynasty, Twin Tigers, Sky, and Sky Spirits.
$1 million jackpot progressives are featured with 1,000,000 Degrees, a million-dollar wide-area progressive that can be linked to Bally’s existing Millionaire Sevens progressives.
Include Cash Burst, an exciting dual-screen gaming experience; and 2 Digital Tower games: Fireball and Quartermillion$ Tower of Power.

IGT – International Gaming Technology
Multiplay Video Slots let players play one theme up to four times, simultaneously, on the same machine. This slot family includes well-known games - Cleopatra, Wolf Run and Lil' Lady plus new themes, Hawaiian Sunset and Golden Eagle.
The Standard product line new additions are Pink Diamond Slots and Slingo Mahjong.
It also allows players to switch between spinning reel game play, video slots and video poker all on one gaming machine.
The MegaJackpots product line includes the new Star Wars Multi-Level Progressive with its competitive group-play bonus plus new Megabucks and The Joker's Wild versions that feature reel depth Multi-Layer Display.
Multi-Level Progressive versions of Jeopardy! and Elvis, I Dream of Jeannie Magic Carpet Ride and Sydney Omarr's Zodiac Wheel are four new multi-game themes for the Fort Knox Mystery Progressive.
The Class II product line will introduce a library of proven themes: 100 Wolves, Mayan Riches, Cleopatra II and Desert Spirit on the G20 machines; 2x3x4x5x Dragon, Triple StarsĀ® and Triple Red Hot 7's.

WMS Gaming
Community Gaming - Reel Em In:Compete to Win slot game features a competitive element where players select from four characters to compete in an exciting fishing contest for a grand prize. The new PowerBall slot game capitalizes on the popular brand.
In the Power Seat bonus of this unique game, one player is selected as the Power Seat player and is rewarded with extra coin.
Sensory Immersion Gaming - Built around the BOSE audio system, Time Machine players experience an unmatched sensory ride enhanced by real-time 3D graphics and a mesmerizing top box to aid players in their journey through time.
Also, Dirty Harry slot game that features a thrill as players are sent careening in a car chase through the streets of San Francisco.
Adaptive Gaming includes the fourth Star Trek episode that provides players with the unique ability to unlock new features as they play and save their progress in a game, and then resume their play at a later time, even at different casinos.
Combined Platforms - Monopoly Grand Hotel is our Big Event (Community Gaming) offering married with the power of Transmissive Reels entertainment on a three-reel platform.
The new slot game combines the fun of the Grand Hotel bonus with the excitement of Big Event community bonus round all in one game.
A few more slot game versions include:
Five-reel games of Gold Fish with two themes (Mermaids Wonders and Armada, as well as Hot Hot Super Jackpot) and Hot Hot Super Respin, creating sensational slot game experiences that marry the nostalgia of the mechanical reel with video.
Three exciting themes, Zeus2, Treasures of Machu Picchu and Rose of Cairo feature dual-level progressives.
The popular Wrap Around Pays Series slot games offer up to 100 pay lines that start on any reel and ‘wrap around’ to other reels.
Reel Rich Devil slot games featuring Spinning Streak where anticipation is created with every spin as each winning combination creates the potential for more wins on the same spin.
Return to Planet Loot on the Money Burst Series creates a high level of excitement as with only a few paylines on the first two reels; a ‘burst’ of action is created on the next three reels when a winning combination occurs.

This year, as usual, does not disappoint. These 5 creative companies have again provided new features and bonus events that are sure to be on your ‘to play list’ for your next casino visit.
Enjoy the hunt in the slot games playground of the future. 

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