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WMS launch first progressive slot

Tim Crump in Slots 11 Oct 2016
  • Dancing in Rio from WMS launched
  • Play the most unique progressive jackpot game on the web
Dancing in Rio: Enjoy the Mardi Gras from the comfort of your own home

Get into the carnival spirit with WMS's very first progressive jackpot game 

The theming in WMS’s Dancing in Rio won’t come as a huge surprise given its title – it’s a carnival-inspired game with all the razzmatazz you’d expect, but the symbols, background and music are really just half of the story with this game.

Far more significantly, this is WMS’s very first progressive jackpot slot. 

Coming from a casino floor environment with most of their online slots being direct replications of actual physical cabinet games found in Vegas and other top destinations, WMS have always been about line wins rather than progressive jackpots. The latter is a phenomenon that’s become huge on the internet, but never took off in land casinos in quite the same way. 

It’s the same story with WMS’s nearest equivalent, IGT. Between the pair of them these two legendary slotmakers have given us gems like Rainbow Riches, Cleopatra, Spartacus, Bruce Lee and many more names that will be familiar to anyone who’s ever visited Nevada or Macau – and these games don’t have progressive jackpots.

Dancing in Rio is, therefore, a very significant milestone for WMS, and not only can it make you wealthy enough to retire to Rio for the rest of your life but it’s also a riot of colour, exuberance and great features with a fabulous Calypso backing that – unlike many slot soundtracks – you’ll never want to turn off.

On the reels you’ll find classic-style poker symbols representing the lower value symbols – and the higher-valued icons bear images of some of the most glamorous Mardi Gras participants. There’s an abundance of bright green and purple at all times, and the gameplay is just as much fun as the visuals with WMS's designers clearly pulling out all the stops to come up with something that doesn't just look spectacular but plays brilliantly as well.

For starters there are four lines as opposed to the usual three, and that means three’s much more to watch as the reels start slowing down. 

Land three or more mask symbols and the party really starts: At this point you’ll get your complimentary games as expected, however there’s a twist in this game: Some of the masks are bonus scatters, which mean you’ll get more than the standard allocation of free spins. The bonus masks give you 2,5,10 or 20 extra free spins and it’s theoretically possible that you can find yourself with 150 free spins in total. 

When it comes to jackpots there are in fact six to be won on this game, and they’re accessed by a unique and highly compelling reel colouring system that we found tremendously exciting as well as totally original. When you look at the reels in this game you’ll notice that they’re partly covered in bright green shading. If you manage to land a reel that’s 100% green rather than the default purple colouring then you’ll trigger one of the six jackpots. 

Get five fully-green reels and you’ll get the second highest prize – unless you’ve bet £2 or more per spin, in which case a totally green reelface will net you the progressive jackpot, signified in the top right hand corner of the game and unlocked when you make qualifying bets. 

It’s highly compelling stuff and quite unlike anything else we’ve ever come across. Watching the game slow down and praying for that lucky green streak to fill the whole reel is quite unlike any other slots experience we’ve ever had and we really think WMS are on to something here.

Dancing in Rio looks set to be the biggest game of autumn 2016 and it’s available at some of our top partner casinos with some great deals:

Slots Magic will give you up to £400 in welcome bonus cash plus 200 free spins on some top NetEnt slots. 
Mr Green Casino will give you 20 free spins on the house with more to follow – plus up to £100 in deposit bonus cash.
BetVictor Casino are giving away a 200% welcome bonus worth up to £300, plus 15 free spins on top. 

If you love progressive jackpot slots and fancy trying a brand new and totally thrilling way of winning one then this slot is a must. Autumn may be well and truly upon us but play Dancing in Rio and the summer party fun never needs to stop!

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