Wheel of Fortune Megaways Review
Wheel of Fortune Megaways was developed by Big Time Gaming and thus their umpteenth Megaways variant. Unfortunately, we will only be able to really enjoy this game in various online casinos in about 3 months (March 31, 2021). As the name suggests, this game is based on the old TV program that was extremely popular at the time. In some areas, this slot machine is fairly unique, but it also has enough standard Megaways elements. Read on to learn everything about this new game!
RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game will be 96.46%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is high. A high volatility means that you win less frequently, but large amounts.
It's a bit of a futuristic design with a starry sky in the background. This shows the playing field consisting of 6 reels. Each turn, the number of Megaways participating is displayed at the top of this playing field. The other options such as the bet choice and the ‘spin' button can be found on the right side of the screen. Your balance and the amount you win will be displayed at the bottom.
How does Wheel of Fortune Megaways work?
In the base game there are a maximum of 117,649 Megaways, or ways to win. This is because the 6 reels contain 2-7 symbols. However, you will read later that this can get an unprecedented height in the bonus game. You can also form combinations by spinning 2 or 3 of the same symbols from the 1st reel. So you need the same symbol on reels 1, 2, and 3, but the price increases further if you include more symbols in this. Features such as the Cascading Reels and Wild Megastacks give you an even better chance of winning (bigger) prizes. In addition, you can of course reach the bonus round if you collect enough scatters. Choose a bet between 0.20 and 500 (!) Euros and you're good to go!
The Symbols & Payouts
An overview of the different categories follows below so that the symbols are easier to distinguish:
- The first category are the basic symbols and consist of 6 card symbols, namely 9 to A. For a combination of 6 of the same kind you get between 0.4x and 0.7x your bet back. So you see that you will not get rich with this.
- Next come the premium symbols, of which there are 4. These consist of the car, boat, plane, and ring. For this you get 0.9x, 1x, 2x, and 25x your bet back respectively.
- The third category consists of the wild symbol, which can replace all other symbols. Only the bonus symbol is an exception, and the wild symbol only appears on the middle 4 reels. In addition, every wild can just change into a ‘stacked wild', taking up the entire reel (7 wilds). This can happen with a maximum of 3 reels during 1 spin in the basic game.
- Finally, we will discuss the bonus symbol that you can recognize by the text that equals the title of the game. With this you can unlock the bonus round.
This feature was briefly explained above and it turned out that a maximum of 3 reels can be completely filled with wilds per turn. In the bonus round this is a maximum of 2 reels, but this may mean 10 wild symbols per reel.
Wheel of Fortune Megaways Bonus Round
You can unlock the bonus round by spinning at least 3 scatter symbols in 1 turn. For 3 symbols you get 12 free spins and each additional symbol gives you another +2 spins. In addition, the scatters are not active during the bonus round. An important new symbol during the bonus round is the expansion symbol. When it lands somewhere, it is replaced by 2 new symbols. This expands the reel and you can eventually have 10 symbols on a reel. Hence, the maximum number of Megaways can reach 1,000,000 (10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10). The moment such a reel reaches the maximum number of 10, the re-trigger feature comes into effect. This will give you new spins with a maximum number of 12.
Max win & Rating
The maximum profit is a whopping 80,150x your bet, which is a huge amount. In addition, the game scores 4/5 stars.
The main reasons for the good score are the high RTP, the high maximum winnings, and the bonus round which contains many different game elements. In addition, the game works fine and it looks good. Especially the bonus round contains some unique things that appeal to us.