Bruce Lee by WMS is a 5-reel, 60-payline slot game with an unusual reel layout. The slot is part of the WMS ‘Money Burst’ games, which is not its most attractive attribute. Bruce Lee does feature standard elements including wilds and scatter free spins. The sequel to this game, the Bruce Lee Dragon’s Tale slot machine, does have plenty of these types of elements available however.
The game’s icons stay true to the theme, as would be expected, and they feature Bruce Lee himself, Bruce Lee Leg Kick, Chinese Hat, Dragon, Vase, Scroll, Throwing Stars, Gold Coins, the Game’s Logo, Dagger, Treasure Chest, and other ninja related symbols.
This slot is based on the life and times of the popular martial arts legend and actor, Bruce Lee. The Asian actor made martial arts popular all over the world via his movies, which were not only action packed, but inspiring and funny, as well, and even educational at times. Bruce Lee the slot features the unique Money Burst format that is different from standard reel format specifically in the arrangement of the first two reels. These two reels have only two symbols each, yet the 3rd, 4th, and 5th reels have four symbols each. For that reason the symbols appearing on the first two reels are notably important, as they determine whether you will form a winning combination or not with the other three wheels.
Bruce Lee the slot features the standard wild component, in this case represented by Bruce Lee himself. The Bruce Lee wild symbol has the ability to substitute all other symbols on the reels, except for the Treasure Chest, but also serves as an expanding wild, making this game’s standard features a bit more enticing. The wild symbol is also the highest paying symbol. The Treasure Chest is the scatter symbol and serves as your key to the bonus round.
At least 3 Treasure Chest scatter signs appearing on the reels will activate the Free Spins Bonus; however, there are 3 ways that one can activate this Free Spins feature and an explanation of these three very elaborate methods of triggering the bonus would only make everyone’s head hurt. It is best explained (if that’s even possible) in the information section of the game, which you can access via the question mark icon in the upper right hand corner, just above the reels. Our advice though is to just enjoy playing the game without trying to understand the intricate tri-fold bonus triggering process. When the free spins are triggered, play them…easy enough. One interesting factor regarding this bonus though is that a separate set of reels is used for free spins, making for an even bigger surprise, should you spin one of the three triggering spins.
Bruce Lee is fairly a low volatility casino game due to its low total bet amount, as opposed to the high volatility of its sequel, Bruce Lee Dragon’s Tale. The coin values for the original Bruce Lee slot game range from 0.01 to 2.00 credits per line. Playing all paylines at the maximum slot bet per line will see you bet a total of 60 coins for all lines. Bruce Lee is the highest paying symbol, as 5 in a line will reward you with 800 coins. All line wins pay from left to right.
Bruce Lee is an okay slot game with an unexpected layout and a convoluted free spins feature, and while it does seem to work, the sequel to this slot proves to be a much more successful game at hitting the mark with a non-traditional format. Due to the somewhat unsuccessful Money Burst reels adjustment to the original Bruce Lee slot format, paylines are just complicated and payouts are fairly low, though they do seem to come pretty often. While the graphics are outdated in this slot game, it actually doesn’t take away from the game, serving as an appropriate setting for Bruce Lee, whose movies are more old-school classics than modern-day flicks.