IGT once again renews its most popular slot title of all time, the venerable Wheel of Fortune, with a version featuring a unique base-game setup, “mini wheel” bonuses, a free-spin event and five levels of jackpots, with the top prize a wide-area progressive resetting at million.
(In some jurisdictions, it is a stand-alone game, with tiered jackpots rising to a top prize of 1 million credits.)
The base game in Wheel of Fortune Mystery Wedge is in IGT’s “MultiWAY Xtra” setup—instead of paylines, there is a unique reel configuration with all wins coming from symbols on adjacent reels. The outer reels have three symbol spots each; reels 2 and 4 have four spots; the middle reel has five spots. The reel setup yields 720 possible ways to win on each spin.
Modeled after the player-favorite Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin video slots, the game awards players unique values through its “mini wheel” feature. Players who trigger the wheel bonus can access additional credits or free spins or could trigger entrance into the Progressive Pick bonus, featuring envelopes that reveal progressive awards or credit values, or the Mystery Wedge bonus, giving players the option between a wedge displaying a credit offer or a wedge with a mystery credit value.
The familiar main wheel bonus includes all these extras, as well as the usual credit amounts. If the main wheel lands on a “Pick” wedge corresponding to one of the five progressives—Bronze, Copper, Silver, Gold or Platinum—the screen goes into the pick bonus to give the player a shot at that progressive by picking from envelopes. The prize envelope returns the big jackpot.
The Bronze jackpot resets at $25; the Copper, $500; Silver, $2,500; Gold, $10,000; and the top Platinum, at $1 million.
Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Format: Five-reel, 720-ways-to-win video slot
Max Bet: 400
Top Award: Progressive; $1 million reset; stand-alone, 1 million credits
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 3.98%-14.91%