Wheel of Fortune pokies machine from IGT recently celebrated its 25th silver anniversary. In 1996, IGT introduced the first Wheel of Fortune pokies game.
For 25 years and counting, it’s been the most popular game by minting more millionaires than any other brand.
IGT has also developed Wheel of Fortune pokies Gold Spin Deluxe 5X Pay pokies machine on their CrystalWheel Stepper cabinet.
IGT offered many contests, giveaways and other prizes showing players love for the original wheel with 25 weeks of as well as paying tribute to an icon, with one lucky winner walking away with a dream vacation!
About the origin of Wheel of Fortune
The pokies game Wheel of Fortune is based on the theme of one of the greatest television games in the United States known as Wheel of Fortune that first aired in 1975 and was created by Merv Griffin. Wheel of Fortune replaced another popular television show known as Jeopardy which was also created by Merv Griffin. Like many other pokies based on movies and television series, Wheel of Fortune pokies includes exactly the same characters as from the 1975 show. Even the host and the hostess that appear in the pokie game are the same as that in the hit television game show.
The television game show, Wheel of Fortune, is actually based on yet another popular game Hangman. Contestants in the game show would be asked to guess the letters in a word puzzle that is based on a unique category every round. The contestants then take turns to spin the wheel of fortune in hopes of earning some money while also guessing the right letter for their word puzzle.
The number of letters that the contestants guess accurately are then multiplied by the value at which the wheel of fortune rests and the earnings are then awarded to the contestants. As the contestants earn more money, they get the option of buying vowels or taking control of the spinning wheel of fortune.
The popular game has changed over the years with plenty of new rules and exciting rounds added to the game. The show usually ends with a special bonus round that allows the contestants to spin the wheel to get a shot at winning the jackpot. The pokies game also derives many of the popular features from the game show including the lighting and also the theme music of the game show as well as its audio affects.
What is the design of Wheel of Fortune?
The most recent version of the popular pokies game Wheel of Fortune is the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin. This machine includes a non-conventional design and makes use of three mechanically operated spinning wheels. This adds to the charm of the game by providing the player with an exciting opportunity to spin the concentric discs.
The new design may look a little complicated, but nevertheless, a brilliant innovation by IGT adding to the game’s charisma. In addition to this, the Wheel of Fortune machine also includes overhead plasma screens and surround sound systems that are strategically placed on top of the machine to give a stage feeling to the players. In addition to this, each play station also include LCD screens, specialized lighting systems that add to the aesthetic appeal of the game. The machine also includes an intelligent multi-player interface. This enables three games to be played simultaneously on different screens and the reload feature ensures that the wheels can spin instantly and you can win more when the symbols at the center of the wheel lock.
What are the Symbols and Bonus Rewards at Wheel of Fortune pokies?
The symbols in the game include random objects such as fruits, vacations, cars, or any other object that you may win on a game show. The game also includes a wheel of fortune symbol which is a multiplier and also replaces other symbols to form combinations while giving you double payout. The Wheel of Fortune symbol can replace any symbol on the reels except for the scatter symbol. The game include three bonus jackpots, one on each reel that allows you to collect certain bonus rewards. In addition to this, there is also an exciting Wheel of Fortune bonus game that allows players to spin the wheel while answering puzzles and accumulating jackpot prizes and bonuses. However, you may have to wager the maximum bet to play this feature.
What are the game features in Wheel of Fortune pokies?
Wheel of Fortune, unlike any traditional pokies game includes 5 reels as well as 5 paylines. Even with the lesser number of paylines, the game includes over 700 possible winning combinations on every spin. The denominations range between $0.01 and $5. The highest payout you can expect from Wheel of Fortune is 50,000 credits. However, the second-largest winning combination will only earn you as much as $2,500 credits. In addition to this, the biggest jackpot that you can earn is worth 0.5million credits. Wheel of Fortune pokies include payouts for symbol combinations from left to right as well as right to left increasing your chances of winning to a great extent.
Wheel of Fortune makes use of the Siberian Storm pokies theme. The main concept of the game is derived from the fortune wheel. However, when you come across more than 3 scatter symbols on the same payline in any direction, the scatter symbols will transform into smaller wheels that spin and generate more symbol combinations. The icing on the cake, however, is the triple extreme spin bonus game. This bonus game is activated when you come across three or more bonus symbols in the reels. As soon as you encounter these, the game is designed to run a series of animations that provide the effect of being teleported to an actual game show. The lighting and the surround sound effects create a stunningly realistic experience when this happens.
The game show will include three wheels which are red, yellow, and blue. The yellow wheel is used to determine the multiplier amount, while the other two are used to determine the amount of credit awards. The game show will involve you choosing an envelope that contains a category for the word puzzle. The moment you pick one, the points on the three wheel start adjusting to a certain value and once the pointers have been aligned, the spins and the final values on the pointers will determine your bonus.
What are the games to play in Wheel of Fortune pokies?
- 5 Reel
- Double 3x4x5 Lucky Pays
- Double 3x4x5 Times Pay
- Double Diamond
- Double Diamond 2X
- Five Times Pay
- Five Times Pay Red White & Blue
- Pink Diamond
- Red Hot Wild
- Retro Multi-Win
- Ruby 7’s
- Secret Spins
- Sizzling 7
- Super Diamonds
- Super Spin
- Super Times Pay
- Ten Times Pay
- Triple Action
- Triple Diamond
- Triple Double Emeralds
- Triple Double Red Hot 7s
- Triple Double Stars
- Triple Double Topaz
- Triple Extreme Spin
- Triple Point Re-Spin
- Triple Strike
- Video Reel Money Spin Pennies
- Wild Getaway
- Winning 7s
Many of the Wheel of Fortune pokies machines are for sale at online sites that sell old pokies.