Like “Jeopardy!”, the popular “Wheel of Fortune” slot machines have already been around for a few years. Also like the game “Jeopardy!”, many are linked to progressive jackpots of up to several million dollars.
The new “Wheel of Fortune” video slots are the nickel versions of the familiar game. The game features five reels and nine paylines, with a wheel atop each machine. Three matching symbols activate the bonus round.
There are several different variations of the game, all based on the same idea. In one bonus game, the video touch screen shows five wheels. Choose one to determine how many times you will get to spin the big wheel. Some machines give you up to six chances.
Next, you will get a chance to spin the big wheel. The wheel has values that differ with the specific game you are playing, but may go as high as 1,000. Whatever amount comes up on the wheel is the number of credits you win. You can spin the wheel as many times as you are allotted.
The total number of credits you win from the wheel is then multiplied by your total original line bet. For example, if your bet was four nickels per line, you win four times the total credits won on the bonus game.