Wheel Of Wonders Review
The desert has buried many empires that once ruled vast swathes of land. Many treasures still wait to be uncovered beneath the dunes.
Push Gaming enters a rather crowded field of competitors. Does their title have what it takes to stand out and be as great as the Akkadian empire of old?
- Up to 46,656 ways to win
- 47,233x jackpot with high volatility
- Ancient Wheel unlocks base game features
When it comes to ancient history, most of us are familiar with Egypt, Greece and China. The fact these civilizations also often come up in online slots is purely coincidence.
However, there were other great empires from that era. If you were hoping to see another historic giant get some much-needed love, this game is for you!
Available special features include expanding reels, cascading reels, the ancient wheel and the wheel of wonders.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
Push Gaming does not get as much recognition as they should. Their visuals are able to keep up with the very best in the industry!
The background image depicts a sprawling desert. Only a few things are able to grow among the sands. The only thing left of the grand empire that stood here are massive stone buildings we see on the horizon.
You play this release on a six-reel, three-row board. As you play, your playing field can temporarily expand to become a six-reel, six-row board instead.
The number of ways to win also changes accordingly. At the beginning, players have 729 ways to win. With the full playing field unlocked, that increases to 46,656 ways to win.
Wins are granted for finding three or more matching symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel.
Cascading reels are the cornerstone of Wheel of Wonders, as they make many of its bonuses possible. Symbols that were part of a win will be removed from the board.
Existing icons will fall down, while brand new ones will appear to fill any empty spots. Thanks to this special feature, players can win several times at the cost of a single spin.
Every time a win happens, it unlocks one of the locked off positions above the playable area. These revealed positions are called additional positions.
Each time one is unlocked, an icon will appear in this new spot. More positions means more ways to win, increasing your odds of landing a prize.
Additional positions only remain active during cascading spins. When a new round starts, all additional positions are removed from the reels.
Unlocking a complete row of additional positions grants a spin of the ancient wheel. The wheel grants a feature, which is stored until a non-winning cascade happens.
At that point, the bonus is played. Unlockable wheel prizes are as follows.
- Embellish – the most common symbol type is converted to an icon of a higher value. The other symbol must also be present on the reels.
- Renovate – all low value icons are swapped for a mid value or high value symbol.
- Restore – up to seven additional positions are added above the currently available positions randomly. New icons cascade down to fill these empty positions.
- Transmute – between two to seven symbols on reels two to six are turned into Wilds.
Ancient wheel can also grant direct cash prizes.
If you unlock the entirety of the playing field, you unlock the wheel of wonders bonus. The wheel has three levels, and the prize depends on how many ancient wheel bonuses you have stored.
The wheel will grant a win multiplier, which carries over into free spins.
Wheel of Wonders Free Spins
Players get five free spins with a fully unlocked playing field and 46,656 ways to win.
Best of all? You can retrigger for more free spins by landing enough winning combinations.
Five, nine or fifteen wins will grant an addition two, three and five free spins, respectively. Retriggers also let you spin the wheel of wonders again, upgrading your multiplier.
Where To Play Wheel Of Wonders?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for this slot is 96.5%. This is above the current industry average, which sits at 96%.
You can bet between $0.10 and $100 on each spin. Changing your bet is done by clicking the arrow next to the total bet section. This will open a menu of all available bets. Select one of them and you are ready to start playing!
Big wins are one of the selling points of this game. It allows you to score a jackpot of 47,233x your total stake! Such an impressive prize comes with a high volatility. Big risk, big reward!
With so many special features, we expected to feel overwhelmed. However, that moment never came. The bonuses never overlap.
One naturally leads into another in a steady progression. If you decide to play this release, you can look forward to a variety of bonuses and fun visuals.
For the luckiest among us, there is also an awesome jackpot waiting!
We rate Wheel of Wonders 5 out of 5 stars. Volatile and rewarding. Just the way we like our slots.