Spin the Wheel of Fortune to make a getaway to tropical Hawaii on the slot from IGT. More than a dozen branded titles have been released under a license agreement with the producers of the immensely popular TV show. Contestants play against each other to solve word puzzles while spinning on a giant wheel for cash and other prizes. Although the show is mostly broadcast from a studio, it regularly ventures out to different locations for live shows. Hawaii has become a favourite destination for obvious reasons.
Spin the reels for giant pay symbols of up to 5×3 in size, win multipliers and trigger the mighty Wheel of Fortune to win cash prizes, free spins and one of five fixed jackpots of up to 1,000 times your bet.
Wheel Of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Your tropical getaway on desktop or mobile devices starts at an unusual 0.50 credits and goes up to 250.00 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP range of 93.32% to 96.15%.
The show set-up transpires on the reels in the form of typical pay symbols, a bamboo-ornamented game window, and a fitting beach background. A catchy Hawaiian soundtrack is only interrupted by the distinct tones from the TV show when scatters land on the reels. Five fixed jackpots tower on top in blue, purple, green, silver and gold colors.
All pay symbols including scatters can appear stacked at all times, starting at the low end with the card royals from J through to A. Five icons with a Hawaiian touch are the high-value symbols. In ascending order, you will find Lava, Aloha, Tiki, Hula and Surf. The Wild symbol is an intricate icon, ornamented with bamboo sticks and the word itself across it.
Pays for a single five of a kind are just 0.20x to 0.50x bet, rather mediocre but hitting multiple full stacks and potential multipliers will increase it to something more acceptable. Scatters are the well-known Wheel of Fortune logo with minimum six needed to trigger the bonus game.
Prepare for a flurry of features that could make your getaway to Hawaii worthwhile. It all starts in the base game with the Kahuna Respin Feature when you land three or more adjacent full stacks of high-value symbols from left to right. The reels with the stacks will be held while the others will respin to potentially land more matching stacks. At the end, the game will randomly multiply the wins with x2, x3, x4 or x5.
Potential for bigger wins and the five fixed jackpots comes from the Bonus Wheel. This is triggered when you land six or more scatter symbols in one spin. It contains a range of different prizes and if you are lucky you will get multiple spins on it. Generally you get one spin and will win the item on the wedge where the reel stops.
Are we off to our Hawaiian Getaway after spinning the Wheel of Fortune? While the show and the series of IGT slots have been immensely successful, we think this game lost some of the magic of the original show, mainly due to the ultra-low line payments. Who likes to have numerous empty spins to then hit wins on multiple lines that barely cover the bet size? We don’t. Winning the fixed Gold jackpot surely is a sizeable amount but that will happen so rarely that it won’t be worth chasing.