Free KISS slot
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The release of KISS slot by Williams Interactive (the online division of WMS) in March 2013 was a major landmark for the company. It is the first online slots to have a theme with a rock band, although the Megadeth slot from Leander was released before it. It is also the first online slot from WMS that features Colossal Reels. Many readers will have played slots with Colossal Reels in land based casinos, but until now there have been absent from the web. Many of you will be hoping that the likes of Van Helsing, Spartacus and Little Red Riding Hood follow suit.
The KISS slot online bares similarities to the casino version, with lots of clips of the band in concert, flaming reels, electric guitar sounds and rock anthems in the bonus round. I can't claim to be a huge follower of the band, but friends inform me that WMS have done a pretty good job of adding the distinctive sound of KISS to this multi-line slot.
For those that are not too familiar with Colossal Reels, you essentially get two sets of reels - a Main set and a Colossal set. The Colossal set have several more positions, so are much taller and can be influenced by what is happening on the Main set. For example, if you get stacked wilds appearing in the Main set of reels, then they will automatically appear on the Colossal reels in the same position. This might be clearer in the video I have made under the 'Video' tab above.
Scatters appearing on either set of reels will be accumulated and counted towards triggering the free spins bonus. You can land a maximum of six scatters in total on reels 1, 3 and 5 on both the Main set and Colossal set. Land 3 scatters and you will get 8 free spins, 4 will get you 12 free spins and 5 will grant you 20. Bizarrely you can land 6 in total, but there is no extra reward for doing this (I am not really a fan of dead scatters). During the free spins you will get a classic KISS anthem playing throughout and the added extra of expanding wilds appearing on the reels. If they land on the Main set then they will also appear on the Colossal reels. If you are lucky you will get lots of guitar notes playing, which is the indicator of a winning line.
As you can probably tell by the length of this review, the KISS slot is a complex game with lots of features, quality sounds and graphics. Players that enjoy the thrill of big wins may get slightly turned off by this game as it appears to be a lower volatility slot. This means more regular wins, but fewer really big wins. As far as entertainment goes, this slot is right up their with IGT's Ghostbuster slot or Playtech's Ghost Rider.