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IGT Have announced that they will be releasing their third Wheel of Fortune online slot, only this time around it comes on wheels.
We’ve got a confession to make: we are not, generally, big fans of the Wheel of Fortune TV show.
It vaguely reminds us of afternoons at our aunts, sometimes in the mid-90s, where we wish we could be anywhere else.
So when IGT announced that they would be releasing their Wheel of Fortune on Tour slot, the third in the series of Wheel of Fortune slot machines, it didn’t immediately grab our attention.
But then we remembered that this was International Gaming Technologies, and just when we think they can’t provide us with anything new, they remind us why they are one of the biggest slot casino game companies in the world.
This 2 minute video showcases all the features you’ll find in this new IGT mobile slot, though obviously it’s worth noting that they show the best possible option of each of the bonus games.
We suspect that getting 8 wilds on screen won’t be as easy as this video makes it out to be.
Still, it’s pretty exciting isn’t it? If nothing else, this particular Wheel of Fortune game sticks to the original game show probably a little closer than the other previous renditions.
Aaah, you’re confused about the theme? So were we.
Did you know that since our late afternoon viewing of this TV show a couple of decades ago, it has not only continued, but thrived, and evolved?
Thank-god, then, for the internet, when a little Google search told us that there is such a thing as a Wheelmobile, traveling the far lengths of America, allowing contestant to experience a ‘travelling version of the game’.
It’s at this point that we lost interesting, but you can kinda see the theme of the slot come together at this point, right.
Still, just because you add a bus to the theme, doesn’t make this any less familiar.
You get to pick letters, spin the wheel, and have the added advantage that you get to travel through America’s most famous landmarks.
And unlike the Wheel of Fortune Ultra 5 Reels mobile slot, you actually get 5 bonus games, one of which is a free spins feature.
We like it better already.
So if this Wheel of Fortune on Tour slot is a little more complicated than the Ultra 5 Reels predecessor, does that mean that it shares it’s DNA with the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spins game instead?
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After all, that one has free spins, and 720 ways to wins.
You can’t get more intense than that when it comes to IGT.
But, whilst the themes are similar, On Tour is actually more closely related to another far more fantastical game.
The Level Up Plus feature is a new concept for IGT casino games.
They introduced it back in January 2016 with their Nordic Heroes slot game, with a fairly simple concept; the more you play, the more features you unlock, the better the return to player rate (RTP) of the machine.
The RTP, for those who don’t want to read up too much about it, basically defines how much a machines pays out to her players overall. The better the rate, the more the payout.
How do we know it’s 6 of them? Because IGT have said so, rather than because of the slot video we posted above.
And much like the any of these ‘unlock and play’ kind of online casino slots, it will take a while for you to experience everything that this new Wheel of Fortune game has to offer.
We can’t tell you what each of these features will look like. For that, you’ll have to wait till we write the mobile slot review.
What we do know for sure, is that you’ve seen two in the video. One is the free spins feature, which is dotted full of wild symbols, and the other is the Letter Board Picker, where you get cash, multipliers and extra picks.
Hopefully the other four are just as exciting.
The main problem we had with Nordic Heroes is that whilst it’s a good game, you have to have a fair amount of patience to get to the point where it starts to pay out big.
If Wheel of Fortune On Tour is from the same birthing pool, then it might be a problem.
Thank-fully, one trully awesome redeeming feature is the fact that after any non-winning spinning, you have a chance to catch up to 4 extra wilds on screen.
As you saw on the video, you can even get it twice in a row, and get 8 symbols. Is three times in a row possible? This is IGT after all. We’d bet on it.
That said, we suspect that mostly you’ll be glad for a few extra wilds to see you through till the bonus features hit.
There are lots of great IGT casinos around, all of which will get the Wheel of Fortune On Tour slot on the day of release.
Leo Vegas casino is always a favourite, as they have a huge £1,500 + 250 free spins (UK) / €$1,000 + 200 (AU, CA, Europe) free spin bonus.
Though personally, we’ve been having a grand time at Casumo Casino, which has a £€1,200 + 200 free spin bonus, and a wonderfully quirky way to let you play casino.
Both have the whole IGT slots collection for you to enjoy (we particularly recommend the Family Guy slot), if you can’t wait till the 28th of July.Start Playing at Casumo »