KISS slot machine from WMS is a video slot based on the popular rock n roll band of the same name, KISS. The game is made available to casinos across the US, following its launch at the 12th Global Gaming Expo. First made available in Las Vegas, the KISS slot machines are a rage among rock n roll fans, especially those who enjoy listening to the rockin music of KISS, one of the greatest rock bands of America.
KISS is a 5-reel slot with 100 paylines and a max bet of 40 credits. KISS is the first slot to have the Colossal reels, with two games of 5x4 reels (20 paylines) and 5x12 reels (80 paylines) for each, making it a total of 100 paylines in all. The interface of the slot machine looks like a concert stage with lighting and equipment, all set for the band to perform. The band may not perform live for the players, but the game does, and rewards them generously too. KISS slot machine features the images of the band members individually, in their unique personas, and as a group, as symbols for the game. The game also has high card values, a guitar pick and Gene Simmons' infamous tongue.
The high performance audio of the slot machine, combined with the all new colossal reels makes this game a highly entertaining one. The excitement, the thrill and the energy that one finds at a rock and roll concert can also be felt when playing this slot game.
KISS slot machines are available for real money play across casinos in Las Vegas, US and other countries. The betting range for this slot is $0.10 and $5 per pay line, and a maximum of one coin per line can be wagered. In all, the max bet you can place on these slots is $250 and the highest payout is the jackpot for 250 coins or $2,500 for the lead singer, Gene Simmons' tongue.
The coin bet and the number of lines you wish to bet can be adjusted with the controls below the screen. The slot has a wild symbol and also a scatter symbol that increase your chances of earning more credits. To play more automatically, players can also use the autoplay button. The game has a payout percentage of around 95.01%.
KISS has some exciting bonus features that it rewards players with. Among them is the KISS Shout it Out Loud scatter symbol that offers three different types of bonuses. This bonus round is activated when you get at least three bonus symbols on the reels. The feature opens with a backstage pass for the players. Here, you can choose from three options on screen to move ahead to the Rock n Records free spins bonus, the Band Prize or the KISS! Alive pick'em bonus. The number of free spins you get is determined by the number KISS Feature logos you get on the screen.
You get a minimum of 8 free spins with a 2X multiplier are given for three scatter symbols, 12 free spins with 5X multiplier for 4 scatters and 20 free spins with a 20X multiplier for 5 scatter symbols.
One interesting feature of the slot is its nudging wilds which appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. These symbols not only expand through the reel, but also extend to the next reel, thus increasing the chances of your winning by much.
KISS slots are available for play at land-based casinos and some select WMS online casinos, in select countries. The game is not yet available for play on mobile platforms.
One of the most popular rock bands of America, KISS was formed with rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley, lead singer and bass guitarist Gene Simmons, singer and drummer Peter Criss and lead guitarist Ace Frehley in 1973. The group were initially based in New York and recorded for popular labels like Casablanca, Mercury and Roadrunner, before launching their own label named KISS.
The band, which was famous for the black and white face paint and the gaudy outfits used by the members, became highly popular in the 70s and has successfully released 28 Gold Albums to date. The members also took on names and personas of comic book characters, which reflected the band's dark sense of humor and cynicism. Stanley was "Starchild", Simmons was "The Demon", Criss was Catman and Frehley was the Space Ace.
The original lineup of the band was disrupted when Frehley and Criss left in 1982. They came back for a reunion in 1996 and 1997, creating the top grossing act of their careers. The band continues to perform live across the world with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer in place of Frehley and Criss.
KISS ranks 56th on VH1s Top 100 Greatest Artists of Rock and has also been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- however they've never been inducted.