International Game Technology has paired its Wheel of Fortune slots brand with Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic to create its new title Wheel of Fortune Megaways.
Wheel of Fortune Megaways, which saw BetMGM become one of the first online casinos in New Jersey to offer the title, is a six-reel video that offers players 117,649 ways to win, increasing to one million paylines during the Free Spins round.
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Throughout the game, the player has the chance to trigger the Wild Megastacks whenever a symbol lands. Within the base game, up to three reels can be covered entirely in Wilds, stacking to seven positions high. Additionally, in the Free Spins round, up to two reels can display 10 Wilds each.
Furthermore, the Wheel of Fortune logo is the Scatter symbol within the title. If the player lands a minimum of three Scatters they will be awarded up to 18 Free Spins, depending on the number of Scatter symbols.
Before the Free Spins commence, the wheel turns to reveal the starting number of Megaways from 14,000 to 117,649. Moreover, the Expansion symbol, once landed, is replaced by two new symbols, increasing the number of symbols in that reel by one.
When a reel reaches full height, the wheel spins again to award up to 12 extra free spins. If all six reels reach 10 rows high, then one million Megaways are produced.
IGT lauded the creation of the Wheel of Fortune Megaways, noting it was built ‘specifically’ for online and mobile play. This new title joins the IGT PlayDigital library, which consists of over 140 PlayCasino games.
WHAT THEY SAY
“BetMGM is committed to delivering a consistent, world-class gaming experience to our players. Since the addition of Wheel of Fortune Megaways to our gaming offering, it has catapulted to the top of our performance charts,” said Matthew Sunderland, BetMGM VP of Gaming. “Particularly in combination with the Megaways mechanic, the quality and attraction of the Wheel of Fortune slots brand remains appealing to players across the United States.”
Nik Robinson, Big Time Gaming CEO, added: “Big Time Gaming was honoured to collaborate with the IGT PlayDigital team to bring the Wheel of Fortune Megaways online slots game to life.
Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president, concluded: “In partnership with Big Time Gaming, IGT PlayDigital created a spectacular online game by combining the legendary Wheel of Fortune slots brand with the Megaways game mechanic, which offers players one million ways to win in the Free Spins bonus.
“In a time when digital gaming growth is critical to so many IGT customers around the world, delivering unique games such as Wheel of Fortune Megaways helps our customers drive performance and differentiate their game portfolios.”