Despite being a mouthful, the Wheel of Fortune Ultra 5 Reels mobile slot is worth playing if only for the multipliers.
There are no free spin bonus games in this Wheel of Fortune slot. The graphics aren’t even that groundbreaking; we are talking primary colours, with a heavy dash of pink and purple, Sevens and fruit symbols.
In fact, if it wasn’t for the logo, when you first load up this IGT slot machine, you might wonder if it’s a Wheel of Fortune game at all.
Except you won’t, as you get an announcement telling you it is, before getting you to spin to some funky swing beats. Considering it’s simplicity, we didn’t hate it.
If you don’t remember the game show, then don’t worry, neither did we. It’s no longer the 90s and you don’t need to know anything about it to get that you spin a wheel, and you get cash.
In this case you get a mini game if you get 3 or more scatters, and in the Ultra Wheel bonus. Which is you read our bonus features below sounds more complicated than it is.
You basically spin a mini slot, which will determine how many wheels of fortune (cash) and multipliers (up to 10x) you can catch.
It’s not as smooth as the mini-games you’d find in the Family Guy slot, but it’s effective enough that you want to keep spinning to try again.
The instant cash bonuses are nice, don’t get us wrong, but for our money the real excitement is in the base game, where you get wilds that give you anything from 2x to 5x multipliers.
These will add up together on a win, across all 30 paylines, meaning the multiplier can increase to 25x on a really good day.
As a land-based machine turn mobile and online slot, this is a faithful recreation for players who loved the machine at their local casino.
It won’t sway many online casino players hearts, possibly because it’s a little too simple, lacking the high graphical thrills we are use to.
But this Wheel of Fortune Ultra 5 Reels still provides some of the easier playing spins in the IGT portfolio, much like it’s sister slot Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 30 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||8.04% - 4.04% / 91.96%|
|Min/Max bet||0.50 / 1,5000|
|Bonus rounds||Multiplier Wilds, Instant Cash, Mini Slot Game|
Multiplying Wilds: One wild, with the Wheel of Fortune slot logo, comes with a 5x multiplier as standard. No surprise there.
The far more standard wild, can come with anything from 2x to 5x multiplier, which is chosen at random when it lands on the screen.
These replace all other symbols except the two bonus symbols.
Scatter Wheels: Whenever you get 3 or more wheel of fortune scatter symbols anywhere on screen you trigger a mini-game.
Each of the wheels on the scatter symbol will spin automatically, providing you with cash wins of between 10 to 2,000 coin wins.
The more wheels you get on screen, the higher your chances of catching some of those higher numbers, though we found we rarely got much more than about 5x our bet.
Ultra Wheel Bonus: Get the Ultra Wheel slot symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you trigger a Wheel of Fortune bonus game.
First you spin a 3 reel slot, which, depending on which symbol you land, will determine:
Mostly you get at least one or two wheels to then spin, though these are done automatically, so you just get to sit back and watch.
If you managed to catch the multipliers in the original 3 reel slot game (lucky), you'll then spin another pointer wheel, this time with multipliers to add to the wins you got on the wheels above.
These multipliers range from 2x to 10x.
We've rarely won much more than 30x our bet, though occasionally got a little luckier. This is IGT after all, there's always a chance for a big win.b
We can definitely see the appeal of this Wheel of Fortune mobile slot; it's got some easy wins, uncomplicated spins, fun sounds, and a familiar theme.
It won't hold our attention for as long as some of the other brilliant IGT games, like the always beautiful Golden Goddess slot game, but that doesn't mean it's not good for some quick, fun, spins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating