It may be short notice, but IGT have announced a new slot which is coming out on May 26th. Wheel of Fortune: Ultra 5 Reels is a slot game based on the Wheel of Fortune tv show. You spin reels, to unlock wheel of fortune bonus games, that spin huge multipliers.
With only the reels and the wheels to carry you through to your wins, everything about the game is tied to how well you spin, every single time. You can find the slot at top casinos like Leo Vegas, which have nearly all major releases on their library from day one. Let's take a look at what we can expect after the 2 week wait to its release date.
Ultra 5 Reels Slot Overview
The key features of Ultra 5 Reels include:
- 5×3 reel slot with 30 betlines
- Wheel of Fortune multiplying scatter symbols
- Ultra wheel bonus game
- Multiplying wilds – 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x
- £1 minimum bet
Wheel of Fortune Scatter Symbols
Scatter symbols in Ultra 5 Reels don't activate a bonus round per se, but they do deliver some stellar multipliers. You can spin a scatter symbol on each of the 5 reels, but you only need to spins 3 scatter symbols in total to activate the round.
Each scatter symbol will turn into a wheel of fortune, which has a multiplier that ranges from 15 – 1000. Each wheel spins and then the total of the multipliers is added, so if you span 3 wheels that each had a multiplier of 200, then the total multiplier would be 600.
Your initial wager for that spin is then multiplied by your final multiplier to bring about your win total. Each wheel must have a multiplier on it, so regardless of what you spin, 3 wheels worth of multipliers will always net you a pretty healthy bonus.
Ultra Wheel Bonus Game
The Ultra Wheel bonus is started by spinning 3 ultra wheel bonus symbols. There are only 3 of these symbols in total on the slot, so you have to land the complete set before the bonus round is initiated.
There are 2 parts to the ultra wheel bonus round:
- A 3 reel slot that selects which ultra wheels will be active and if they have a 10x multiplier attached
- 3 ultra wheels, which each contain a range of multipliers. Only the active ones will spin
In the first round, you are simply spinning for how many of the 3 ultra wheels you can have in play and whether any of them will have multipliers attached.
Once you're past that first round, then the ultra wheels bonus really begins. Players will get to spin a number of ultra wheels out of a possible 3, depending on how many they have active. Each of these ultra wheels acts like the wheel scatters above, but they have a greater number of multipliers, with a much higher upper limit of 2500x your wager on each wheel.
Once all the wheels have landed, the total multiplier is added up for each wheel and then then multiplied by your wager. This can lead to some massive wins, especially if ultra wheels have also been adorned with a 10x multiplier from the earlier spin. Just imagine 10x a 2500x multiplier on just one out of 3 wheels. If it's a risk that IGT are happy to make, then it's one we'll be happy to take.
Ultra 5 Reels Coming 26th May
Wheel of Fortune: Ultra 5 Reels looks to be a standout release from IGT. Away from the regular features and free spins set up of most of their slots, Ultra 5 Reels looks to deal something very original, with multiplying wilds and wheels set to deliver a blow out big money experience.
It's strange that Ultra 5 Reels has gone the same route as NetEnt's Theme Park by removing free spins, but the continued removal of a key feature only interests us more. If we had one criticism, it would be that a £1 minimum bet is still very high, but it's a staple of the IGT range, so if you're an IGT fan then it's business as usual. Find Ultra 5 Reels on release at Leo Vegas Casino from the 26th May.