Aristocrat Technologies is planning to take operators on a mind blowing exploration of a new dimension at
ICE 2015 (London, 2nd-5th February) with a multi-faceted line-up of gaming operations products spanning a
premium collection of licensed brands and linked solutions. S2-250 in the South Hall of the ExCeL Centre
will feature major centrepiece attractions recently introduced, due for imminent launch and currently under
development for later release to European gaming floors.
Taking prime position at the front of house will be three globally renowned brands exclusively hosted on Aristocrat’s new Wonder Wheels™ dual-seat immersive pods. Standing a colossal 3.2m (10.5’) high with game play portrayed on a 55” vertical screen and three mechanical wheels and added effects through the interactive iChair™, the Wonder Wheels banks have been optimised for play on Aristocrat’s new, advanced Helix™ Slant lowboy cabinet and come in both single- and double-faced variations.
Pending imminent release in Europe, the first title in the Wonder Wheels series is the Batman™ Classic TV Series slot game, featuring characters and animations from the original 1960s hit television series, with the legendary Adam West and Burt Ward fending off The Joker, The Riddler and Catwoman. Each playing position has its own mechanical wheel whilst playing this 25-line, 250-credit max bet game in denominations of 1c, 2c or 5c. There’s also a central bonusing wheel for the game-bank, where players can work up to the Single Site Progressive (SSP) Jackpot. Along the way taking in bonus mini-games in which players join the Dynamic Duo in crime-fighting exploits against their arch enemies.
Follow-up titles in the towering Wonder Wheels range will also be displayed on Aristocrat’s ICE stand. The first involves stepping up to the 1970s to join Superman™ The Movie. Here players will reach for the heights of the SSP Jackpot on an Xtra Reel Power™ configuration, battling against Lex Luthor and saving Lois Lane across a range of interactive, content-rich bonusing games in familiar settings including the Daily Planet and Fortress of Solitude.
Due for release later this year, Aristocrat will also demonstrate the latest developments on its third Wonder Wheels title, themed on the hilarious US movie release, Ted™, featuring actors Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane and a real-life teddy bear. Ted’s close to the knuckle capers helped the film become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time upon its release in 2012, grossing $550M worldwide. Aristocrat has seen huge successes with its Tarzan™ franchise in North American gaming operations and is now set to see the king of the jungle swing into Europe with the new release of Tarzan of the Apes™. Another jackpot attraction, this game features a raft of audio-visual interactive features, including a large animated progressive wheel and four jungle adventure-based mini features. Available in 3 and 4-seat modules, a 55” HD display integrated into signage and interactive iChairs take players deep into these legendary adventures.
Another eagerly-awaited arrival, the first link game in Aristocrat’s hugely popular E*Series™, Pixie Wishes™ will be making its first showing in Europe at ICE 2015. Two of this entertainment segment’s most successful games of 2014, Sky Rider™ Golden Amulet™ and Silver Treasures™ are now being boosted with the addition of a multi-level Hyperlink™ progressive overhead, accessed by a magical Pixie Wishes 3×3-reel feature awarding jackpots, credit prizes, free re-spins and an interactive pick-‘em feature.
Standalone games also feature strongly amongst Aristocrat’s range of premium licensed games with the content-rich
rock masterpiece, The Rolling Stones™ slot game being joined by another high profile Feature Top Box game, Let’s
Make A Deal™. Based on the hit US game show, this is pure entertainment American-style, packed with over-the-top
features incorporating the host and characters from the show and a five-level jackpot where bigger is clearly better! “Aristocrat’s gaming operations portfolio has to be the strongest currently in the market, with some of the most widely recognised film, television and music-inspired brands, backed by multi-billion dollar investments already made by the world’s biggest publishing and production houses,” stated Donal Maguire, Sales & Marketing Director – Europe.
“With such a range of ready-packaged marketing armoury and arguably the best maths and audio-visual creativity
out there today, we are confident that operators will find these compelling opportunities irresistible in the on-going challenge of to sharpen their competitive edge and expanding their player bases.” “We will also be parading some spectacular new future concepts in hardware and software, so fresh in the development cycle, they’ll be up-to-the minute prototypes that will leave stand visitors simply awestruck,” Mr Maguire added, concluding, “This gaming operations segment completes a quartet of ground-breaking new genres for 2015, joining our portfolio of
E*Series™, J-Series™ and C-Series™ games in a total collection that transcends existing boundaries and takes gaming into a whole new dimension.”