Short guide to Wheel of Features
You’ve heard of Wheel of Fortune, right? Originally a TV gameshow that involved spinning a wheel, the segment that the wheel landed on would award you a monetary amount, special bonuses or instantly make you bankrupt if you were particularly unlucky. In between all this, you tried to solve Hangman-style word puzzles based on clues. The more letters in the puzzle you had, the easier it was to solve. The legendary gameshow sparked lots of merchandise including video games, board games and even numerous online slots, of which this is just one of them.
And very occasionally, there’s a Wheel of Fortune style bonus feature present in slots that otherwise, have nothing at all to do with the famous TV show.
One such slot that has it is the appropriately-named Big Wheel, made by Realistic Games. You get to spin the Bonus Wheel if you get it straight up on the middle reel. You also have a second chance to activate it if it’s just below or above it: the game will take a few seconds to decide whether it’s going to give it to you…or not. And once you activate it you spin it and can get one of the following features: Roller coaster, Round About, Ring the Bell, Duck Shoot or Crazy Reels. Each of these are bonus features in their own right.
Very (very) occasionally, it may also automatically give you the Super Jackpot.
There’s a very similar feature to be found in iSoftBet’s Paranormal Activity. In keeping with the ghoulish and (the clue is in the name) paranormal theme of the slot, the wheel here is actually more of a Ouija Board. You activate it by getting three Wild symbols and it will give you a cash prize or one of three different types of free spins: Paranormal Spins, Possessed Spins or Demon Spins.
Another online slot with a prominent Wheel in it is the all-singing all-dancing Bridesmaids slot by Quickfire/Microgaming. Getting three Scatters activates the Wheel Bonus where rather like with the other two games just mentioned, leads to one of several bonus rounds. In this case they’re the: Friendship Free Spins, Flying High Free Spins, Boutique Bonus or the Magic Moments Bonus. Similar to Big Wheel you can also get the (Wedding) Jackpot straight up from the Wheel. And similar to Paranormal Activity, you can also land on a cash prize instead of activating one of the bonuses.