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Re: WMS Video Slots?
05/22/17 05:57 AM

> Hello,
> Have the WMS video slot machine ROMs made it into MAME yet?
> Searching for WMS, video, slots returns many results but none are related to casino.
> More related to WMS driver and video cards. lol
> So many great WMS slot machine games.

My only experience with WMS was with the Australian machines which used the Stargames (now Shuffle Master/SHFL) PC3 hardware, which was basically a Pentium 3-era Celeron running Linux in a slot cabinet. Unfortunately none of those are dumped.

I would love to see Treasure Hunt again. Years after the game has been gone I can still remember the pirate (who was named Willy and also had a talking parrot) and the 3 X's feature, and its music! In the feature (second screen bonus) you basically went around a map collecting treasure that Willy had buried all over the island, by picking up a map you would go to another island which had better prizes. The feature ended after you picked 3 skulls (I think it was skulls, it's been a long time - it may have been 3 X's to end the feature). The whole feature used a touchscreen for each section of the map. There was also a boat feature (boat on reels 1 and 5) which was free games with the boats covering reels 1 and 5 from top to bottom (as wild), with the second and fourth reels actually spinning backwards.

Sadly I can't even find a photo of that machine online. Unfortunately the internet has been flooded with shit-quality online slots which don't even look like real slot games e.g. they look like someone spent two minutes in MS Paint copying and pasting stock images over a generic background to make reel symbols, and of course the game logos look like WordArt from Office 97. After all, the quicker the game is thrown out into the wild the more money to be made, right?

Of course, the big companies like WMS, IGT, Konami, Aristocrat etc. at least use the original graphics from the real things, although I find the look and feel of the online versions to be completely different to the ones in the casino (especially with the touch/click-based stuff at the bottom of the reels) - the online games just look tacky and half of them don't even play like the real ones or they only use the same theme/graphics and are completely different games. The online version of Ghostbusters (IGT) uses the same graphics but the bonuses are completely different to the ones I'm used to in Crown Melbourne and elsewhere.

Edit: WMS "X Marks the Spot" seems to have the exact same pirate/parrot drawings, at least on the artwork, but I have no idea if it is the same game, Google Images only returns a recent-looking reel style slot (simulated mechanical reels) rather than an early-2000s video slot.

Edited by Heihachi_73 (05/22/17 06:06 AM)

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* WMS Video Slots? Eddiie 05/20/17 10:15 PM
. * Re: WMS Video Slots? Heihachi_73  05/22/17 05:57 AM
. * Re: WMS Video Slots? Stolistic  05/22/17 07:02 PM
. * Re: WMS Video Slots? R. Belmont  05/31/17 05:34 PM
. * Re: WMS Video Slots? Heihachi_73  05/24/17 07:56 AM
. * Re: WMS Video Slots? Roberto Fresca  05/22/17 11:31 PM
. * Re: WMS Video Slots? AJR Hacker  05/21/17 12:02 AM

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