The “KISS” slot game from WMS is themed around the American music band of the same name. Combining gambling and rock and roll, it’s a great way to multitask these popular pastimes. This 100-line machine allows you to bet up to 5.00 currency units per two lines, or 2.50 per line, for a total maximum bet of 250. You can select any bet size from 0.01 to 5.00 with a resolution of 0.01, and since this is the amount wagered per two lines, you can effectively tailor your bets to the nearest 0.005 per line. This level of fine-grained control doesn’t apply when deciding on the number of lines to play because you may choose only 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100.
A Unique Layout
Upon opening the game, you’ll notice something that immediately sets this offering apart from most of its competitors: There are two sets of reels. Both groups contain five reels apiece, but the main play area displays four rows at the same time whereas the “Colossal Reel Set” shows 12 rows at once. The pay-lines are local to either the “Main Reel Set” or the “Colossal Reel Set”; there are no lines that include reels from both parts of the game.
How to Win
The symbols in the game consist of the familiar A, K, Q and J that are recognizable from many other slot machines as well as images related to the band, such as an electric guitar and the tongue of Gene Simmons. Match three or more of these elements on a single payline to earn a payout. There are a couple of larger-than-normal pictures of band members that occupy multiple spots on the reels. A wild icon replaces any other symbol to create winning combinations.
The KISS feature scatter icon can appear only on reels 1, 3 and 5 in either play area. Match three or more feature images across the entire play-field to trigger a special bonus payout and free spins. The more KISS scatter symbols that appear at once, the richer the rewards will be.
Every time you spin, you’ll be treated to a short snippet of audio from one of the band’s greatest hits, adding a nice touch of atmosphere to the game-play. The graphics are pedestrian, but they’re colorful and recognizable. The autoplay feature allows you spin automatically a specified number of times, for a certain length of time or until you’ve staked a predefined amount of money. You can configure the autoplay to halt whenever you earn a big win or after your balance increases or decreases by whatever sum you choose.
The “KISS” slot machine capitalizes upon a valuable media brand, and it does so interestingly and stylishly. The non-standard arrangement of reels into two distinct sections offers a welcome break from the routine manner in which most other slots are set up.