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Overview Wishing Wheel
iSoftBet invites you to the magical land of rainbows, pots of gold and cheeky leprechauns, in this classic luck of the Irish- style online slot. Before you dismiss Wishing Wheel as just another tired Irish-themed game copied from other work, you should consider it not only has a fresh new look but an amazing variety of features available. For example, the game comes with a whopping 6 modifiers, which comprise multipliers, wild reels, massive symbols as well as random wilds.
Besides, there is an attractive max payout of 5,000x your stake, which will give players plenty to smile about. This 5x3 reel game has a fun combination game feel too, with the exciting mechanics of both the wheel and the board to play with. Wishing Wheel is a high quality and colourful game made for those who enjoy heavy feature involvement and fancy their luck when it comes to spinning wheels of fortune.
Theme and Symbols
As you might expect, this almost overbearingly Irish game uses all the key tropes of Ireland’s folklore to great effect in its theme and visual cues. The background is a clear blue sky with fluffy clouds here and there. Under the sky is an incredibly verdant pastoral scene with a round wooden door set into the hillside. iSoftBet might have got their mythical little people a little mixed up here, as it is hobbits that have round doors, not leprechauns. However, we will forgive this discrepancy, as the rest of the theme is faultless and finished to a high graphic standard.
In terms of the symbols for the game, all the classic Irish iconographies are on display. The designers have even included Gaelic-inspired gold adornments on the low-value letter symbols, really pushing the Irish theme as far as it will go. The special high-value symbols, on the other hand, are a mixture of toadstools, harps, and four-leafed clovers. Naturally, the most rewarding symbol in the game is the pot of gold symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a pay line for an award of 0.2, 2, 5 or 25 x your total stake.
This slot is played on a 5-reel, 3-row board with 20 ways to win. The gameplay is fairly straightforward with the main board taking up most of the space in the centre of the screen. What is more exciting is the trademark ‘Wishing Wheel’ to the left of the screen, which enters the game completely at random when the leprechaun leaps down from the board to give you a spin on this exciting bonus reel. Its involvement is the key to better prizes for this game.
The betting range for Wishing Wheel is between 20p and £20 per spin, giving you plenty of wagering options. The volatility for this slot has been designated as somewhere in the medium to high range. The all-important return to player percentage is 96.11%, which is ever so slightly better than average. If hit frequency is a more helpful indicator for you, Wishing Wheel’s is 28.8%.
As mentioned, the main bonus content in this game comes through the activation of the bonus Wishing Wheel, which can be seen slowly spinning to the left-hand side of the screen. The bonus wheel can be activated on any spin during the base game. When it is triggered, the leprechaun will spring over and give it a spin. Whatever prize that the pointer lands on will indicate the prize that you win. There are six prizes to be won. They are as follows:
Rainbow Wilds feature: This adds 5, 7 or 10 wilds to the reels.
Mystery Pipe feature: If you land on this prize, 6, 8 or 12 mystery symbols are added to the reels. These special mystery symbols transform into the same symbol and you are then awarded a pay-out for the following spin.
Mega Reels feature: Massive 3x3 symbols are added to the reels, either appearing on reels 1-3 or 2-4.
Shamrock Sync feature: This is a synced reel bonus that spins 2 or 3 reels simultaneously with the same display of symbols. The upgrade of this feature is called the Super Shamrock Sync, which will spin 3, 4 or 5 reels at the same time with the same symbols.
Rainbow Reels feature: This feature fills up to 3 reels with stacked wilds. Again, there is an upgraded version of this feature, called the Super Rainbow Reels, where you’ll see 3, 4 or even 5 stacked wilds added.
Ultra Reels feature: This is probably the best Wishing Wheel feature, as it fills the whole grid with a single symbol.
As with the Wishing Wheel feature, the Shamrock multiplier feature can also be triggered randomly at any time. If it is activated, it reveals a multiplier to the player up to 10x to improve the resulting win.
Lastly, there is the Free Spins round. To trigger this, players must land the bonus scatter symbol (the game’s logo) on reels 1,3 and 5 on the same spin. The Wishing Wheel will then spin to determine how many free spins you will get to take into the round. The maximum that you can achieve is 15.
For your Free Spins round, one of the Wishing Wheel features will be selected at random to be at play for the duration of the round, to make the Free Spins that much more lucrative. Also at play is the random Shamrock multiplier, which could be potentially activated whilst you are within the free spins round. This is how the 5,000x top payout is achieved.
iSoftBet has done a great job at injected some new life into a genre which if we were honest is beginning to lose its lustre. They have done this with fun game mechanics, plenty of excellent features and a visually compelling theme.
The sizeable payout is also worth considering when deciding to give Wishing Wheel a few spins. However, with quite a high level of volatility, it might take a few spins to start benefiting from the rarer features. All this being said, Wishing Wheel is a well-designed and entertaining slot with plenty going for it.
Frequently Asked Questions Wishing Wheel
What is the return to player percentage for Wishing Wheel?
96.11% is as high as this game goes.
Is Wishing Wheel available on mobile?
Yes, it is mobile compatible with both Android and Apple devices.
What is the betting range on offer?
The betting range for Wishing Wheel is between 20p and £20 per spin.
What software developer created Wishing Wheel?
Wishing Wheel was created by the iSoftBet games provider.
What is the max payout for Wishing Wheel?
The max payout for Wishing Wheel is 5,000x your stake.