IGT’s newest blockbuster hit ‘Wheel of Fortune Megaways’ now live in New Jersey, Europe

IGT’s newest blockbuster hit ‘Wheel of Fortune Megaways’ now live in New Jersey, Europe

International Game Technology or IGT has released a new Wheel of Fortune slot and this version has integrated Big Time Gaming’s proprietary mechanics, the Megaways system.

‘Wheel of Fortune Megaways’ is the latest reiteration of the popular slot series from IGT. The partnership with Big Time Gaming enabled the slot-maker to come up with the game that offers the exciting features of the original ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game and the limitless winning potential the Megaways engine brings to the table.

What’s about the new slot?

‘Wheel of Fortune Megaways’ features a 6×7 grid layout where players can form winning combinations in 117,649 ways. The game’s betting range allows players to bet between $0.2 cents to $100 per spin. Here, each spin has the potential to multiply the bet by 80,150x. The volatility is fairly high in this one, though an above-average RTP rate of 96.46 percent should convince gamers this is a must-try slot.

As for the outlook, IGT has remodeled this Wheel of Fortune game to make it more discreet, yet still giving that game-show vibe. It splits the symbols collection into two categories: the lower-tier and higher-tier icons. Classic A-9 royals are the usual low-paying symbols while the reels featuring luxury cars, boats, jets, and rings serve as the high-paying symbols.

How you play it?

The game will take players right away into the Wheel of Fortune stage, where they will see an oddly-constructed grid consists of small, medium, and large blocks.

The goal during the base game is to find at least three Wheel of Fortune logo, the Scatter of the game, on the board. Scatter symbols award free spins, and the number of free spins awarded would depend on how many scatter symbols activated the feature.

Of course, the game also has a wild symbol that can substitute all icons, with the exception of the scatter and the expansion symbol. Wilds only appear on the 2nd and 5th reel of the grid. Moreover, every wild that appears in the game may come in the form of a Wild Megastack, which is equivalent to seven regular wilds. There is at least three Wild Megastacks appearances in the base game.

Players will begin the extra spin round by taking a spin to reveal the starting Megaways. Again, there are 117,649 Megways in this game and once the Megaways number is set, the extra spin round commences.

The Extending Reels feature also brings different dynamics to the game. This feature is triggered when Expansion Symbol lands on the board and gets replaced by two new symbols. This action increases the number of symbols on the reel by one and may extend up to 10 symbols each.

Once a reel reaches 10 maximum symbols, it retriggers an extra spins round which can award up to 12 free spins. Wild can also transform into Wild Megastack, and in this mode, the mega version of the wild can appear twice.

Where you can find the slot?

IGT launched the slot in New Jersey and Europe, and it has already drawn tremendous followings in these regulated markets. In New Jersey, BetMGM announced that the new slot has shattered performance records just days after it became live.

The supplier plans to roll out ‘Wheel of Fortune Megaways’ in other jurisdictions around the world throughout the year. It is also available IGT PlayDigital library, which offers over 140 games via the PlayCasino.

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