When it comes to Willy Wonka movies, the world is basically split into two camps—those who love the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” with Willy played by Gene Wilder, and those who love the 2005 film “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” with Johnny Depp in the Willy Wonka role.
The 2005 film has the original title of the Roald Dahl 1964 children’s book, but the 1971 film figured out that Willy—especially when played by Wilder—was the true star of the story (with all apologies to Charlie). Well, he and the Oompa Loompas.
So the question is, when you sit down to play Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s new Willy Wonka slots, which Willy do you want smiling down on you as you hit the big jackpot?
Yeah, yeah Depp is all dreamy looking and specializes in quirky roles like Willy, but Borgata is going old school on this one. We’re in the Gene Wilder camp.
The Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Pure Imagination Slots is the latest WMS Gamefield xD™ cabinet slot themed after a song title in the 1971 film. Everything from the goose that laid the golden eggs to Veruca Salt’s tantrums are covered in this bonus-heavy game.
This new theme takes the mechanics that players love from previous Willy Wonka-themed WMS games, adds a unique twist, and then displays them on the seamless screens of the Gamefield xD cabinet for a scrumdidilyumptious gaming experience.
Collect three or more eggs in order to trigger the Egg Bonus, where each egg collected drops into one of three buckets: The Fizzy Lifting Drink Bonus, The Veruca Tantrum Bonus, or The Pure Imagination Free Spins. The bonus with the most eggs then pays out.
Collect bubbles for credits in the Fizzy Lifting Drink Bonus, open presents for credits in the Veruca Tantrum Bonus, and watch as Oompa Loompa™ characters push oversized symbols onto the main reel array in the Pure Imagination Free Spins. The Oompa Loompa Feature may randomly trigger, stretching the reels up to 15 rows high, potentially adding up to five full WILD Reels and up to a 5x multiplier.
No Willy Wonka-themed slot would be complete without the chance to pick chocolate bars at the end of every bonus to find the golden ticket for up to a $5,000 prize.
So this is great for fans of Willy Wonka and themed slots, but maybe you like more simple themes on your slots games. Like say hunting for diamonds.
When it comes to diamonds there are two camps … OK, never mind that. Everybody just likes diamonds.
Borgata’s new Diamond Hunt game, also from WMS, offers up a more standard slot theme where players are looking for diamonds and bonus symbols, simple enough.
Check out these features:
Free Spin Bonus
3 or more scattered BONUS symbols trigger the Free Spin Bonus. 3 scattered BONUS symbols = 10 free spins. 4 scattered BONUS symbols = 20 free spins + 10x total bet. 5 scattered BONUS symbols = 50 free spins + 100x total bet. During the Free Spin Bonus, each position filled with a DIAMOND symbol counts towards the scatter pay awarding up to 200x total bet.
Bonus Guarantee — When max lines are played, the Free Spin Bonus is guaranteed to award a minimum of 10x total bet. Any bonus ending with less than 10x is automatically increased to 10x total bet at the end of the bonus.
Wager Saver™ Feature — When a player’s bank is down below the player’s current bet level they are given the option to wager their remaining bank in order to win enough to spin one more time, and place one more bet.
So there you have it. Cool themed slots based on beloved movies, or straight up symbols in Diamond Hunt. Whatever your pleasure, you can find the right slot machine on Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s casino floor.