Based on the 1971 cult classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, WMS launched its licensed version featuring the likenesses of Gene Wilder as Mr. Wonka along with Grandpa Joe and the 5 lucky children to win a golden ticket to tour the magical candy factory. Who new 1 hour and 40 minutes would leave such an impression on the world and now Slot players. The 40-line Video Slot was released in 2012 after debuting at the G2E (Global Gaming Expo).
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Theme
All the colors are vibrant just like Willy Wonka’s world and once the golden gates open, you may not want to leave. Symbols include Willy Wonka, Grandpa Joe, Charlie and the other 4 bratty children, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teevee, Augustus Gloop and perhaps the brattiest of them all, Veruca Salt. The everlasting Gobbstopper, goose with golden eggs, television cameras, fizzy drinks, candy and the Wonkavator are also incorporated on the reels.
Who could forget the Oompa Loompas? In addition to serving as the wild symbols, they are the stars of the random Oompa Loompa Feature triggered randomly during any spin. Players receive one spin where the reels grow and grow as the little guys drop bags of sugar from the top to create up to 5 wild reels. On occasion they may also multiply your win.
The remaining bonus features are floating above the factory and the only way to reach them is with the Wonkavator. Three golden Wonkavators propel you up through the glass ceiling where you could win credit values, a character feature, the Chocolate River Boat Bonus or a jackpot amount based on the size of your bet.
The Chocolate River Boat is definitely the most exciting. Players climb aboard for a psychedelic ride. Collect goodies along the way and widen the reach of your boat by collecting golden “W” symbols. Diamonds award credits and there’s always the possibility to win another ride through the tunnel for more prizes.
At the end of each bonus feature, with the exception of the random bonus, you’ll receive a series of chocolate bars to open. If you reveal a golden ticket, you’ll receive a grand jackpot prize. The number of chocolate bars awarded depends on your bet size.
Wrapping it up
This is one of the most entertaining games from WMS. The variety of features including the random Oompa Loopmas create a spinning session like none other. Film clips and authentic audio transport you directly to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There is great potential for big wins with this Slot. The popularity of this game is proven by several subsequent variations developed by WMS.
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