This game, launched at last month’s Global Gaming Expo, is one of the titles celebrating the 25th anniversary of IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slot game franchise. It also is the inaugural game on IGT’s new Peak65 cabinet, with its imposing 65-inch 4K monitor.
Wheel of Fortune High Roller features a versatile wheel bonus that can include multiple pointers, progressive jackpot slices, multipliers and mystery bonuses.
The base game reprises the expanding reels mechanic first seen in the hit game Hexbreak3r. The reels expand with a “High Roller Arrow” that adds multipliers and extra pointers to the bonus wheel.
With a variety of wheels that can award massive wins and a rich free games bonus, the game includes an abundance of entertaining features. Players advance to achieve wheel spins, large stacked multi-way wins, jackpot wheel spins, and the highly entertaining free games bonus.
The base game is a ways-to-win format—no paylines, wins registered by adjacent symbols. The primary three-by-five reel array returns 243 possible ways to win on each spin. When an arrow symbol lands on any reel, the reel grows one position, thus increasing the number of ways available to win. At maximum expansion, the reels return 59,049 ways to win on each spin.
Three jackpot spin symbols landing in any base game spin award the jackpot wheel with guaranteed big wins. The player is awarded unlimited free games when three partial stacks of the free games portrait symbol are triggered, ending when one of their reels reaches a bonus-ending wheel.
During the free games, the reel interface moves down instead of up, giving the player a great chance for larger multi-way wins as the bonus continues. The graphics package showcases metropolitan opulence in the base game, and then shifts to carefree exotic world travel in the free games.
In addition to the Peak65, the game is available on the PeakSlant49, CrystalDual and CrystalSlant cabinets.
Platform: Peak65, PeakSlant49 with Wheel
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 880
Top Award: 1,000,240 credits
Hit Frequency: Approximately 30%
Theoretical Hold: 11%-14.1%