You must have played slots based on movie themes, books, fictional characters and mythological creatures. Now you can play a game themed on another game. WMS has introduced a new slot machine called Battleship slots, which is based on the classic board game called Battleship. This is the second of the Team Complete to Win slots released by WMS and is a great game to play with friends or family. The innovative game is available through the Bluebird xD slot machine of WMS and can be accessed in casinos in the Las Vegas, Atlantic City and throughout most parts of North America.
If you enjoy war and military themed games, then you are certainly going to like this slots machine from WMS. Battleship is based on the military/war themed board game developed and introduced in the US by Hasbro. The slot machine has 5-reels and is available in 20, 30 and 40 payline configurations. The game has excellent graphics and visuals depicting a military battleship used by the navy during wars.
Symbols used in the game include a targeted enemy ship, the Battleship board game logo, an aircraft carrier, the battleship, a map of the seas, the admiral's cap, a missile shooter, an anchor, a Morse code transmitter, the admiral's flaps, and other symbols that represent the navy. The game also has wild symbols and a bonus symbol that triggers the bonus game features.
The slot machine has three overhead screens, where the two teams - blue team and red team - compete against each other trying to sink the other team's ships and win the battle. The base game is available in four naval themes - Grand Armada, The Brigade, Commanding Officer and Periscope Pays. The slots are available in English, Spanish and French.
Real money version of Battleship slots can be played only at a land-based casino, in four different themes. The minimum wager amount and the overall betting range for each of these versions are different. The wild feature and the bonus rounds are also different in each of the games. At present, Battleship slots is not available for real money play on the internet or any of the mobile platforms. The payout percentage of this game is around 86 to 90 percent.
The base game of Battleship slots has three bonus features that both the red and the blue teams can participate in. Besides the Team Compete to Win bonuses, the slot also has other bonus features that offer extra credits to the players. Teams can choose to be a part of the red or the blue team.
Bombers Run is one of the team bonus features where the screens on either side of the reels feature a plane dropping missiles on ships below. The more number of ships a team sinks, the higher the bonus amount they get. If you earn more number of points, you will be awarded a second Bomber's Run, a chance to win more extra credits.
Another bonus round is the Victory Free Spins bonus where players are awarded extra games to win extra credits. During the free spins, players have a chance to double their win by sinking most of the enemy ships shown on the side screens, using the wild features activated during the feature.
Find and Conquer is another bonus, similar to the original board game. In this round, you have to drag a carrier on the screen and place it in the grid of the virtual game board. For every right placement, you are awarded a smart bonus. Once the ships are placed, both the teams click on the "fire" button on the screen to sink the other team's ships. The highest number of ships sunk will fetch you a 5X multiplier, further increasing the number of free credits you get.
Each of the Battleship themed slots from WMS has unique bonus features. For example, the bonus rounds in the Periscope Pays version of the slots include the Sonar Wilds and the free spins. In the Commanding Officer video slot version, WMS has included a Commanding Officer bonus that offers additional rewards.
Similarly, the Grand Armada version of the slots and The Brigade themed Battleship slots both have exclusive free spin features triggered by the bonus symbols in the game.
Battleship is a classic board game that has been around for as long as a hundred years now. It was initially a pen and paper guessing game played by two players. The original plastic board game of Battleship was first released in 1967, by Milton Bradley (now Hasbro - the same company that created Monopoly and the Game of Life). The game, which is said to be based on the French game called L'Attaque that was popular during the World War I, is a guessing game with two 10X10 grids, one for each player.
The squares in the grids are identified by a number which is the combination of the row alphabet and the column number. Battleship begins with the players discreetly arranging their ships along the grid, with each type of ship occupying a certain number of squares. After the ships are arranged, players start off with round one of guessing where the ships are and announcing the square they are going to target in the opponent's grid. Although a simple game, there is strategy involved.
If the player guesses right and hits the opponent's ships, the square is marked and after all the squares have been hit, the opponent announces "you have sunk my battleship". The player who manages to sink all or most of the opponent's battleships is the winner.
In 1993, a video game of the same name was released by Sega Game Gear.