With this game, WMS becomes the third U.S. slot-maker to mine the rich vein of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this time in a release that offers casinos a choice from two themes and four individual games.
Each of the two available game themes—“Alice and the Enchanted Mirror” and “Alice and the Mad Tea Party—comes in either a mechanical reel-spinning version (with the “Transmissive Reels” video overlay) or a five-reel video version. Both versions of the game contain five common “Bonus Bank” bonus features, activated by a 20-credit ante wager. Once activated, the common bonus features occur randomly on any given spin.
Three of the five Bonus Bank events can add wild symbols to the set of reels to trigger additional winnings. They occur when one of five characters—Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar or the Queen of Hearts—appears in animation above the reels.
Alice turns entire reels wild, from one to all five of the reels. The Cheshire Cat bounces over the reel set to turn up to 15 symbols wild. The Mad Hatter feature is a picking game, where finding the White Rabbit nets the largest win, multiplied by up to 10X.
“The Enchanted Mirror’s” main bonus feature is a “Cascading Reels” feature. Stacked mirror symbols randomly trigger the feature on any symbol included in a line win. That symbol disappears, and the reels lower to replace it and form another potential winning result. This can happen three times to increase the award. This is the first game to feature this play mechanic on a mechanical reel-spinner.
There also is a free-spin bonus that uses the Cascading Reels feature.
“Alice and the Mad Tea Party” features the “Super Mad Respin Feature.” Three “Alice” symbols on the first reel trigger a re-spin, and the player selects from three teapots to trigger up to seven total re-spins. The Free Spin Bonus in this theme has the player pick one of five teapots before each spin to turn symbols wild, award multipliers and/or trigger the re-spin feature. Players could get up to sevem re-spins at a 10X multiplier on each free spin in the bonus round.
Video of the game available at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj0oaRToYkI&feature=channel_video_title
Manufacturer: WMS Gaming
Format: Five-reel, 30-line mechanical or video reel slot
Denomination: .01—100 ($500 available outside U.S.)
Max Bet: Operator-configurable
Top Award: 20,000 (“Enchanted Mirror”), 7,500 (“Tea Party”)
Hit Frequency: 35.62% (“Mirror”), 42.55% (“Tea Party”)
Theoretical Hold: 4%—13%