In the summer of 2013 the Wonka slot was released with a lot of anticipation. When i started looking out for them on my arrival in August 2013 there were very few of them around, within 3 weeks they were everywhere and very difficult to get on. People seemed completely hypnotized by the new Wonka machine, not only was every machine taken but crowds were gathered around to watch out for the all features.
Here is an image of the Wonka slot in Tropicana casino.
The Wonka slot usually comes with a motion chair that vibrates to the sound effects and also moves during the bonus features such as the Chocolate river where you take multiple trips down the river collecting credits with your chair moving in unison with the movements portrayed on the screen. The Wonka slot runs familiar tunes from the classic original film. One of the most common features is the Oompah Loompah random feature where the little Wonka workers sing a song that ends with “we have a bonus feature for you” and adds at least 1 column of wilds for you.
Here is a photo of that little feature.
The Wonka slot is by far the biggest hit in the casino world for 2013. It has multiple bonuses, only 2 of which i have seen. The Giant Grandpa bonus allows you to pick the number of free spins and then a Giant Grandpa reel is placed randomly on the screen after each free spin, hopefully to tie in with other grandpa symbols and wilds. Here is a photo of the Giant Grandpa Bonus after you have got 3 bonus rockets during normal play.
After each bonus has finished, you are given the chance to win $5000 by opening a chocolate bar to reveal the golden wrapper. It is only a matter of time before the Wonka slot makes an appearance with online casinos.