WMS are one of the giants of the gaming world, both in land based casino slots and more recently in their online format also. When it comes to tackling one of the biggest American rock bands ever, they are clearly front runners for the task and thus, we have the official Kiss slot machine. This is available both as a traditional casino game and an online slot also, with both free to play and real cash modes available depending on players geographic location.
This particular slot game was the very first WMS title to use the Colossal reels mechanic which debuted in 2013 and is now used on some of Williams Interactives most popular slot games like the equally epic Spartacus slot machine. Both share an unusual 5x3 + 5x12 reel layout with a number of other popular WMS games such as the slightly off the wall Lunaris slot and the ancient Greek themed Zeus 1000 title.
These games are used on the very latest WMS cabinets with huge interactive game screens, sound systems and chairs, the slots need to be designed to envelop the player as much as the game station does to be effective. That’s certainly something the Kiss slot does well, and let’s be honest it’s an easy theme to draw lots of great video sequences and audio soundbites from to keep the player entertained in their gaming session.
Unlike many branded titles this game isn’t drawing players in using their favourite theme and then not delivering on the gameplay front, something else which sets it apart from many other branded slots aside from the unusual reel structure. The RTP is exactly the same as the other slot themes which use this game engine, though the variance has been lowered a little to reflect that hobby players are more inclined to play these type of bespoke slots than the more unique virgin titles.
On the casino floor this game has stiff competition and every year the big manufacturers like IGT and Aristocrat are releasing new games, as are WMS themselves, theme games like this can get a little niche sometimes (Witness the TNZ slot from IGT) but more and more they are the big draw of the year’s new releases at the G2E expo. It’s important that these software developers always remember not to neglect the gameplay and it’s this fact which has kept the Kiss slot game relevant so far.
When compared to some of the latest online offerings, the game suffers a little more in terms of the way it has dated. Obvious comparisons to the NetEnt Guns N Roses slot will be drawn and inevitably, the Kiss slot falls a little short graphically, though the game mechanics are still right up there. US players won’t care a hoot either way of course as both games will only be available to them as free-play slots at a very limited selection of sites, more’s the pity, as both are great games.
Kiss Slot Rating
4.18 / 5
based on 11 player ratings