IGT continues to celebrate this year’s 25th anniversary of its venerable Wheel of Fortune franchise with Mystery Link, available with the inaugural base games of Lucky Pandas and Enchanted Tigers.
The base games are five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slots. Both games are available on the manufacturer’s PeakSlant 49 with Wheel cabinet, which places the familiar bonus wheel above a 49-inch curved monitor.
The engaging, color-rich art package elevates the chance for free games, “moneyball” pointer symbols, and jackpot symbols.
The special Mystery Link feature is triggered when six or more colored pointers land on the screen with either a jackpot name on it or a color-coded question mark.
Each of the five colors relates to a pointer on the five-pointer wheel. When the mystery link is triggered, the number of pointers awarded lights up on the wheel and the player is prompted to spin it. When it stops, the question marks fill in with money values from the corresponding wheel pointer colors.
The player then begins three respins, and each time a pointer symbol lands, the respins reset to three. If all 15 reel positions are filled in at the end of the respins, the digital wheel flips over to reveal a jackpot-only wheel where players are guaranteed to win one of the five jackpots.
Platform: PeakSlant 49 with Wheel
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10
Max Bet: 150
Top Award: $10,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Theoretical Hold: 4.91%-14.91%