Wheel Of Fortune Secret Spins

International Game Technology

Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: AVP; S-MLD
Format: Dual five-reel, single-line video slots
Denomination: .05, .25, 1.00
Max Bet: 12, 60
Top Award: Progressive, $100,000 or $50,000 resets; stand-alone, $10,000
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 6.5%—11%

 

This newest version of the ubiquitous Wheel Of Fortune brand employs many unique new features, such as a disk-shaped wheel that tilts as it spins in a top box chamber, revealing multiplier amounts on the outer edge of the disk; and a sleek, space-age cabinet design.

This version of the Wheel game is in the MultiPLAY series, offering two independent games and two unique spins of the innovative tilting wheel. It uses the MLD technology, for multi-layer display-overlapping video screens create the image of two sets of spinning reels.

Each of the two base games is single-line, five-reel slot based on popular Double Diamond game math. The game is available in nickel, quarter and dollar denominations.

With the nickel configuration, the player can play one game at five credits or both games at 10 credits up to a maximum bet of 30 credits per game, or 60 credits for both games. With the quarter and dollar configurations, the player can play one game at three credits or both games at six credits. Maximum credit-bet is six credits per game, or 12 credits for both games.

When playing only one game, the bonus feature is the same as the original three-reel, single-payline Wheel Of Fortune game. A bonus symbol on the third reel on the payline initiates a spin of the wheel. The top box wheel spins once, and when it stops, the pay aligned with the indicator is awarded and the bonus ends. When both games are played, the traditional Wheel Of Fortune bonus may initiate in the first game, but a second “Secret Spins” bonus may also initiate on the second game, awarding one of the multipliers on the outer edge of the wheel in addition to the wheel bonus. The top box wheel tilts on its axis and spins to stop on one of the multipliers, which range from 1X to as high as 31X.

Frank Legato
Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the recently published book on gaming, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying.  

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