IGT launched the original Wheel of Fortune online slot in 1996, right at the beginning of online gambling. And they've been revisiting this ever since, creating version after version, all with something a little different to offer.
Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds is the latest offering in the series and does not disappoint. The game is played on a 5x4 reel set which generates 30 fixed bet ways paying left to right. The betting range is from 0.75 to 30.00, and the pay table is easy to remember. The low-paying card ranks award a max of 50 x the bet for five of a kind, and this rises to 200 x for the emerald premiums.
And these already generous potential wins are nothing compared with what’s on offer from the special features!
The Wild in the Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds slot is the purple WILD. It can substitute for all regular symbols but not the treasure chest, wheel icons, or the scatter symbol, which says Free Spins.
There are also open and closed treasure chests, a wheel of fortune, and golden wheel symbols appearing on the reels. These all play a role in the bonus features, which I’ll explain to you below.
The CashLink 2 Feature triggers when either the closed treasure chest or the open treasure chest land on reel 5 without a wheel icon on reel 1. This collects all the cash values on wheel symbols and awards it to the player. If there are any Jackpot prizes on the wheels, these are also awarded. There are five fixed Jackpots to be won, and their value can be seen displayed above the grid.
The Wheel Bonus kicks in when a wheel icon lands on reel 1 and an open treasure chest lands on reel 5. This triggers a spin of the Wheel of Fortune where the player can win cash prizes, multipliers or even one of the five jackpots.
Players are awarded ten free spins when three Scatters land simultaneously. The round can be retriggered by three more Scatters landing at once during the Free Spins. During these, the golden wheel boosts the win potential, and Wilds expand to fill the entire reel when they land.
The Wheel of Fortune series never disappoints, and Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds is no exception. IGT has played around with the theme and added a few new twists to keep it fresh. But it is still a highly volatile slot, so remember to practise responsible gambling, setting time and loss limits for every session. Good Luck!