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Anyone played the LOTR WMS Slot?

Discussion in 'North American Land Based Casinos' started by Simmo!, Aug 30, 2010.

    Aug 30, 2010
  1. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Been reading up on the new Lord Of The Rings slot that WMS launched in July and see it hit Vegas a month or two ago. Has anyone played it yet? Seen some vids on Youtube and it looks really good, in the mould of Star Trek.

    Wondered if it's possible to get anything decent on?

    Cheers

    Simmo!
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010
  3. Nate

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    I haven't seen it... Is it just me or do WMS Games really suck.. Poor features and game play and is not as exciting as Aristocrat / IGT.

    Maybe they are upping their game, but B&M's have more of the above Slots than WMS on any given day...
     
  4. Aug 30, 2010
  5. steveh35

    steveh35 Meister Member

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    Just got an email from Go Wild Casino saying Lord Of The Rings goes live on their site on Thursday
     
  6. Aug 30, 2010
  7. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, Star Trek was awesome and Zeus II is a total favourite of mine. In fact last time I was in Vegas I spent as much time on the WMS games like those 2 and Wizard of Oz as I did on IGT games. But check out some of the Youtube videos - LOTR looks pretty good I think, several different bonus features too plus like Star Trek it has the seat with Bose surround-sound in the headrest! That really immerses you. In fact I'm looking forward more to playing that in Vegas than I am the MG one now LOL.

    Ah thats the Microgaming version Steve...I'm referring to the land-based slot which is a different beast :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Sep 2, 2010
  9. BMWSTACK

    BMWSTACK Ueber Meister

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    ive seen it never played it. Probably wont play it I have no luck on those WMS. I play max and rarely get a good pay. I think i may have once hit 3k on the wizard of oz by getting that bonus where they wave the wand and make the reels wild. And that was only 3k on max getting all the wilds. Maybe the next time im in there and drunk ill drop a few hundred just to tell you I lost.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2010
  11. Nate

    Nate Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

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    Exactly.. for some reason the payouts suck like i mentioned above.. I have better results on Aristocrat (Gone Fishing; Sweet Hearts; 50 Lions; Indian Dreaming...) and IGT (Stinkin' Rich; Wolf Run... etc..) I also play Max and when i get the feature (although the screen is NOT stacked with wilds), the payouts are usually good.

    Btw i Have the real 50 lions and Indian dreaming on PC :);)
     
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  12. Sep 2, 2010
  13. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah yeah the emulator right? Any good?
     
  14. Sep 2, 2010
  15. BMWSTACK

    BMWSTACK Ueber Meister

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    you know waht now that you mention stinkin rich, everytime i go in the casino i see someone hitting stinkin rich for like 1-2k on a $1-$3 bet. I play anywhere from $10-$20 a spin on those and hit nothing ...if those were my jackpots they would be huge.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2010
  17. Nate

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    Quite right..fun - Very realistic :)

    Do u have the emu?

    Especially if u get the FS with stacked wilds... the game is high variance though... had some great hits but had some losses too;)
     
  18. Sep 3, 2010
  19. BMWSTACK

    BMWSTACK Ueber Meister

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    Ok tried lotr

    Ok becasue you posted it I tried it last night. First thing is the casino I was at was $2 max bet. I normally like the max bet to be more. Looks like a few different bonus rounds in the game, i only saw the one where it is randomally generated and the guy comes up and makes some of the reels wild. There looks to be a bonus where after so many spins it will automatically be activated, I played for a while and never got close to that taking place. There also looks to be a bonus where you get some type of power spin. It looks like with this feature is banked and you use it whenever you want by pushing the button where its stored. So esentially looks like a lot going on in the game but never saw any of it.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2010
  21. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    If memory serves, that's the same with WMS's Wizard of Oz too, certainly the ones I played at Encore anyway.
     
  22. Sep 7, 2010
  23. BMWSTACK

    BMWSTACK Ueber Meister

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    the casinos i play at wizard of oz was normally $3 max bet. When i go to another casino with lotr i will see if their max bet is different
     
  24. Nov 10, 2010
  25. the Shamus

    the Shamus Slot Machine Enthusiast

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    Lord of the Rings ...

    Hi Folks:

    By now, Lord of the Rings has been out for a while. I am the moderator of the Player's Life website, and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

    The game was two years in the making. There are 8 bonus rounds which can be eventually unlocked. There are also three special BONUS ROUNDS. They are all different, and based on events in the first movie. The game is in high def and developed by the same team that make Star Trek.

    There is something called, "POWER SPINS" which are randomly awarded during play. You can collect the spins or use them right away. There are 5 different types of power spins.

    The game award trophies to mark various milestones, and miles are randomly award (these unlock the BONUS ROUNDS). Once unlocked, the player chooses the bonus round.

    The Player's Life website also allows players to earn free points on mini-games, so you can forward your progress in the game. You can earn up to 10free miles in the game.

    There is a high score table, a casino finder, iPhone support, message forum, and all kinds of other stuff going on.

    Probably sounds a bit like a sales pitch, but there are no other land-based machines that have as many features --- and more Player's Life games have been announced ... not to mention the Two Towers game under development.

    So ... fire your questions ... and I am happy to answer. I don't expect everyone to like the game -- as it is different strokes for different folks.

    This is my first post -- so, nice to meet everyone.

    /\/\/\/\ the Shamus /\/\/\/\
     
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  26. Nov 10, 2010
  27. rockycatt

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    ive played it at MGM grand at foxwoods ,you can create a user name and password it keeps track of your events , im not shure what value this is .

    random power spins awarded as different types of them about five can be used when ever you want and if you got more than one of each play x1 or x2
    or x3 depending on how many you collect

    a lot of earth shattering noise its entertaining ive won 250..$ once betting
    40 lines x .02 cents

    its worth a try for the experience i m o
     
  28. Nov 10, 2010
  29. the Shamus

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    Advantage

    Hi rockycatt:

    re: you can create a user name and password it keeps track of your events , im not shure what value this is

    Good question. If you think of a conventional land-based slot, there is usually one bonus round, or maybe two. By allowing you to save your progress, you can unlock BONUS ROUNDS, which should keep the game interesting for longer. It also adds objectives such as collecting trophies (for bragging rights).

    The player can also choose when you use the POWER SPIN -- so you can accumlate -- and if you have more that one of a certain POWER SPIN type, you can use more than one.

    The game also keeps track of your personal high scores for the individual bonus rounds.

    /\/\/\/\ the Shamus /\/\/\/\
     
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  30. Nov 26, 2010
  31. BBKPoker

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    Eh.

    I played LotR slots at The Sahara for probably 6 hours over the 2 days I was there. A few things basically:

    1.) Max bet is indeed $2, which sorta sucks if you want to bet a bit bigger.
    2.) Milestone bonuses don't seem to have any rhyme or reason for when they were awarded. I had some awarded within less than ten spins of each other, and others that took 30 minutes or longer to show up.
    3.) Progressing through the bonuses is pretty tedious, I would have liked more than two options up front, especially since starting with the Prancing Pony they are a lot more interesting. I managed to unlock through the 4th bonus I think, guess I'll have to wait for the others (if I return to play this slot again)
    4.) Powerspins, cool idea but they are radically different in terms of which ones are worthwhile. The one that counts wins as scatters is pointless, the Frodo becomes 2x wild one is marginal at best as is the all wins multiplied, and btw, its dumb that that powerspin does NOT multiply bonus round wins, I powerspinned into a bonus and thought I was going to get a huge 10x my bonus score but only received the bonus score instead. Powerspinning that specific 5-25x multiplier into a bonus spin has got to happen practically never, so just ship the huge win the few times it happens since its completely counterintutitive. The Bonus powerspin that triggers the bonus if any ring shows up rather than needing 3 was by far the most fun followed by the random spin with 1-5 reels turning wild.
    5.) The random spins where Golem or Leglolas show up and turn a bunch of the slots into wilds was a cool feature.

    Visually/audio it was really impressive, great sound, had TONS of clips, I am pretty sure I never saw the same clip from the movie more than once or twice, and probably saw 30+ while playing.

    Some of the bonuses features are very well thought out and designed.

    Overall, I'd give this slot a B. Best slot I played on this Vegas trip was the Queen (band) video slot.
     
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  32. Nov 26, 2010
  33. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    I concur :) I played this last week (finally!). Almost impossible to get a really big hit as all the 5oaks pay out quite small but that is obviously so they can fit so many features in. It's very entertaining though.
     
  34. Nov 30, 2010
  35. the Shamus

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    Good Reviews

    Hi Guys:

    Good feedback on "Lord of the Rings":

    re:powerspins, cool idea but they are radically different in terms of which ones are worthwhile. The one that counts wins as scatters is pointless

    WMS often calls this a "Super Scatter" in many of their games. In many cases, it does not pay the greatest. However, if you have a lot of WILDS on the screen, you can get 5-of-a-kind, pay over and over again, as the various 5-of-a-kind matches take place. So, a premium symbol, with plenty of WILDS can pay a lot. It just doesn't seem like it until you see how a good "Super Scatter" can pay.

    /\/\/\/\ the Shamus /\/\/\/\
     
  36. Jan 11, 2011
  37. BMWSTACK

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    ok first time i played it i didnt have the patience for it. Not very often I can say that about a slot machine. Well a few weeks ago i was at the casino and they have a bank of 4 of them. I decided to sit at one and wasnt too excited because i had seen the bet at $2 a spin and had wanted higher limits. Well when i sat down I was excited to see it was a $4 max bet. I was a little happier to play it. On the 3rd spin i got a bonus and gave two choices to select, I asked the guy next to me which one to select and he said fireworks. On the third spin i got some fireworks and 5 character which equaled about 100,000 coins ($1000) as the spins got to the last few i was really getting close to 120,000 coins and was pleading with the machine not to go over so it wouldnt be taxed. Well it went over and I wouldnt say i wasnt happy I hit it, I just hate when it goes over the taxable amount by a few dollars. Well after the spin $2600 flashes on the screen. It ended up being a 2 cent machine not a one cent machine. Needless to say I was happy then. Thats some of the best quick luck I had all year.
     
  38. Jan 11, 2011
  39. aceking123

    aceking123 Ueber Meister CAG PABnononaccred MM

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    bmw is that dollars your playing or uk pounds ? never seen it in any casino around here ?
     

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