Video slot made by WMS
Willy Wonka slots comes in two version. The first was a 5 reel video slots and the second, a 3 reel game. The latest 3-reel version of Willy Wonka's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory slots is very similar in most ways to the standalone 3 reel version (as opposed to the community gaming one) of Lord o The Rings.
The first version of Willy Wonka's slot machine was released into Vegas in 2013 (possibly late 2012?) and was a huge hit right from day 1. The amazing unit with huge lollipops is very striking and you can't help but notice this game, even on the most busy of slot floors in Vegas.
When you play the game, you notice how slick it is and also, how much fun the chair can be, as it moves around and has amazing speakers hidden inside it to give all the thrills of a fairground ride.
The chair comes into it's own when you hit the chocolate river bonus game and sail down in your boat. With every turn and twist down the river, the chair moves accordingly. Just like their Aladdin slots plays.
The bonuses are very varied and fabulous. There are free spins, there are pick and choose bonuses and there is even a Golden Ticket opportunity.
I particularly liked the Oompa Loompa free spin bonus, because you get huge reels that are very similar to those in games like Lil Red and Spartacus, but you seem to get a lot more wild symbols and a lot more wins than on those "colossal reels' games from WMS.
One (good) surprise, was the way the game plays with respect to handing out wins. WMS really seem to have got the balance right between giving out small wins, but still giving the opportunity of winning $100+ even just on minimum bet. I managed to hit a couple of big wins, playing 50 cents per spin.
That balance is something that some of the other "big brand" games fail to do (Ghostbusters would be a good example), where you think you are doing amazingly well if you hit a $20 win, even on the best bonus games.