On this page, you’ll find pokies by Williams Interactive (WMS). With deep roots in the electronics industry, WMS joined the gaming and betting party in the early 90s with great success. In 1992 they made a pinball machine based upon the Addams Family movie which went on to become one of the biggest selling units of all time. Now they make well-received pokies, both online and in video lottery terminals on casino floors. To learn more about Williams’ eventful past, visit our WMS Software page.
WMS Video Pokies
WMS have a very popular range of video pokies which can be found at an extensive range of NZ online casinos. Like all top providers, WMS are highly thought-of among industry-insiders as well as players. Their expansive back-catalogue includes a host of top titles, many of which can be at the operators listed here. Here’s further information about their most celebrated online pokie games.
Montezuma – Five Reel Pokie
Montezuma is a five reel pokie inspired by ancient South American civilisation. It comprises 30 pay-lines as well as numerous in-game features such as stacked symbols, a highly-lucrative free spins bonus game and an assortment of multiplier bonuses. But it’s the bonus game that’s the stand-out feature. Triggered by landing three Aztec symbols on any of the reels and you’ll be presented with a spinning wheel. This will determine the number of spins to be awarded which can be anything from 3 to 25. During the bonus round, it’s possible to multiple your winnings by 10 with each spin potentially generating a multiplier. If two scatters land on the reels, you’ll also be granted extra spins.
Raging Rhino – Six Reel Pokie
Raging Rhino is one of the most popular WMS video pokies of all time. Set on the African plains, it has six reels and offers p up to 4096 ways to win by way of the ‘Any Way’ engine. The game is a visual tour-de-force consisting of slick reel animations and well-drawn symbols. The central feature is undoubtedly the free spins game which is activated by landing at least three diamond symbols on any of the reels. Three will award you with 8 spins, four will grant you 15, five generate 20 and six will give you 50 free spins – easily one of the most generous bonus spins rounds of any online video pokie currently available.
Bruce Lee Dragon’s Tale – Five Feel Pokie
The original Bruce Lee pokie has been discontinued. However, WMS released this updated version in its place. It has an unusual reel configuration comprising five main reels and 3 additional panels of five located to the right. All bonus symbols on the main reels including wilds are replicated in the extra reel panels, thus providing opportunities to generate significant wins - this unique engine is known as the Super Multi-Play feature. The free spins bonus feature can also generate some significant pay-outs and is triggered by landing 3 or more Ying Yang symbols. Much like, Raging Rhino the number of Ying Yang symbols you generate, the more spins (and multipliers) you’ll receive. So it’s feasible to land up to 10 bonus spins as well as a 12x multiplier, provided of course that you trigger four reel sets. What’s more, if Ying Yang symbols turn up during the free spins bonus feature, the game will grant you another 10 free spins.
Amazon Queen - Five Reel Pokie
Amazon Queen is slightly less ambitious than the aforementioned Bruce Lee pokie but is no less entertaining. In keeping with most WMS video pokies, it’s well-designed and set in the Amazon jungle. In the base game, symbols pay both ways and stacked wilds are also in play which can result in some decent returns, especially in the free spins game. This is unlocked by the Amazon Queen symbol which awards spins based on how many times it appears on the reels (ring any bells?). Although this feature is present in a lot of WMS pokie games, it’s popular with players because of the amount of spins that can be unlocked. In Amazon Queen, landing five scatters will result in 100 free spins.
Zeus – Five Reel Pokie
Although a little long in the tooth now, Zeus pokie can still be found at numerous online casinos. Featuring a standard five reel configuration, there are 30 pay-lines. Visually, the game looks rather dated by today’s standards. Play is also rather similar to some of WMS’s more recent pokie game releases and includes the same incremental free spins bonus game. But Zeus continues to attract players, thanks largely to the pay-out potential – it’s possible to win as much as 500 times your stake. Although miniscule in comparison to games like Age of Gods from Playtech, there’s still plenty here to keep gamers entertained.
Zeus 100 – Five Reel Pokie
Zeus 100 is the third in the series and the first Williams Interactive pokie that makes use of the Colossal Reels mechanic. In addition to the main set of five reels are three 5 x 12 reel panels located to the right, much like the Bruce Lee pokie game. During the base game, stacked wild symbols that appear on the main reels are transferred over to the corresponding reel to the right, turning it wild. Once gain though, the main attraction is the free spins bonus feature. As ever, it gets activated by landing three or more bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. A potential 30 free spins are up for grabs depending on how many you land. Should four stacked Zeus symbols appear as part of the free spins round, as many as 1000 extra ones will be added to the reels. So the potential pay-outs are pretty lucrative.
WMS Progressive Pokies
WMS does not have a long history with making progressive pokies. And it’s certainly got a lot to do before it can compete with the likes of Microgaming and Netent in this department. The Mega Moolah and Divine Fortune games remain the gold standard when it comes to jackpot pokie games. Currently there’s only one pokie game that cuts the mustard.
Dancing in Rio – Five Reel Progressive Jackpot Pokie
Dancing in Rio is WMS’s main progressive jackpot pokie. Based on the famous carnival, this colorful game has the usual five reels and free spins bonus round. Cavorting dances serve as stacked wilds and can reward up to 1000 times your stake while the free spins feature can award up to 150 free spins. There are also six jackpots: mini, minor, major, burst, pulse and surge. This is joined by the progressive jackpot round which is activated when all the reels are decorated with green trigger symbols. However, you’ll need to spend at least $2 to be in with the chance of landing the prize.
WMS Branded Pokies
WMS also features an exciting range of branded pokies. Their most notable and popular titles are Ruby Slippers and the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Both are considered classics and capture the glory of 20th century Hollywood. A lot of these games also include extra features not found in standard WMS pokies.
Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers – Five Reel Branded Pokie
Ruby Slippers is of course inspired by the famous 1940s movie. It comprises the usual five reel configuration and includes 30 pay-lines. In contrast to some of the other games mentioned here, it there are a few original features such as the Ruby Slippers mechanic. This is randomly triggered when a pair of slippers appears as the reels spin. A bubble is then generated which can turn up to 4 reels wild, while also adding a multiplier. If the Good Witch appears, this can be increased tenfold. Then there’s the Find the Broom feature which multiples stakes by 50 as well as the more lucrative Crystal Ball feature that can boost your stake by 200. But it’s the Emerald Free Spin feature that’s central to the game simply because it can generate extra spins, cash prizes, wilds and an assortment of multipliers.
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Five Reel Branded Pokie
Happily, this Williams Interactive pokie is based on the classic 70s move, not the rubbish remake with Johnny Depp. The five reels are decorated with decent renderings of the main characters including the Oompa Loompas who act as wild symbols. They can also randomly unlock their own special feature that awards an extra spin and occasionally a few multipliers. The other bonus features can be activated by way of the Wonkavator – land three related symbols and you’ll gain access to the Chocolate River Boat bonus game. Here you’ll be taken on a psychedelic ride where you need to collect ‘W’ symbols – these award credits and also retrigger the round.
Alternatively, you’ll be rewarded with a jackpot prize based on the size of your stake. After each bonus feature, you’ll receive chocolate bars to open – if you uncover a golden ticket (good luck with that), the grand jackpot prize will be yours.