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You may have seen the Wheel of Fortune slot series before and possibly thought that was all there was. How wrong you were, because IGT have a little something extra up their sleeves for you with Wheel of Fortune Ultra 5 Reels. Aside from being a mouthful the game is chock full of surprises, read on to find out more.
Wheel of Fortune Ultra 5 Reels is a 5-reel, 30 fixed pay line slot. It offers an RTP of 95.96% for players and a fairly simple layout that is easy to understand. The reels themselves are actually set out like a retro slot with one huge reel spinning five columns independently of each other. Lots of sparkly lights and a very sketchy backing track almost makes you feel like you are on the actual TV show and not playing along at home.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at a very high £50 per spin and the maximum is a whopping £500. Our advice is if you are wanting to play this game, be sure you have the balance to sustain such high stake amounts.
Wild Symbol – Your wild symbol is the word wild on a pink background and it will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter and bonus.
Scatter Symbol – A wheel of fortune with the words scatter wheels is your scatter symbol. Three or more of these anywhere in view will trigger the scatter wheels feature for you.
Bonus Symbol – Your bonus symbol is the words ultra wheels in front of a triple wheel background. Land three of these symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 to activate the bonus game.
Wild Multiplier Feature – When the wild symbol lands as part of a winning combination you will see it slide open to reveal a multiplier. It will spin from x2, x3, x4 or x5 the win amount and it isn’t limited to just one. If you land multiple wilds as part of wins, each one will reveal a multiplier for the line win it forms part of.
Scatter Wheels Feature – Having landed three or more scatter wheels this feature will trigger. Each of the scatter wheels will lift off the reels and spin to reveal a cash prize. This means the more scatter wheels you have the bigger the prize amount will be.
Ultra Wheels Feature – If you land three Ultra Wheels bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 then you will trigger this feature. You will get to spin the Blue, Red and Purple reels first, and these will determine what happens in the next section of the game. Once you have spun the 3 reels they will have allocated either an active, inactive or multiplier status to the wheels in the second part where the prizes are waiting. Each wheel has different prizes available on it:
- Wheel 1 – x300 to x10,000
- Wheel 2 – x150 to x2,500
- Wheel 3 – x100 to x500
Obviously, you will be wanting to have all three at least active in this next stage to be in with a chance of winning big. If you have been awarded multipliers on the initial reel spin these will be on show, multipliers are x2, x3, x4, x5 or x10 the win.
Wheel of Fortune x5 Feature – As the game progresses you will see a special symbol pop on the reels. It is a golden logo and has the words Wheel of Fortune x5 on it. Land this symbol as part of a win and it will multiply that win by x5. It will not work on any wins that include the wild, scatter or bonus symbols, but is still a very interesting addition.
Taking into account the other games in the series, Wheel of Fortune Ultra 5 Reels is once again very simple in design but extremely effective too. The only downside for us is the super high stake amounts needed to play the game, meaning it is not for those that have lower budgets. With that in mind for those with the funds to play it certainly offers a great return on your stake. Bear in mind the wild multiplier, scatter and bonus games, and let’s not forget that all important 5x your win symbol. IGT have set in place as many things as possible to help you gain those wins as often as possible, all you need now is the healthy balance to play.