Ainsworth certainly seems to have something for their lucky wheel of fortune style format with their latest releases and Wheel Winner is one that simply can’t be missed. Already deployed at all of the leading casinos in Australia, it packs in plenty of action simply by including so many different games. Whether you like forty lines or fifty lines or have a particular favourite theme, this cabinet is one that will satisfy all of that while also throwing in truly massive jackpots and plenty more and we’ve got all of the details on exactly what to expect from the games below.
The Pokie Style
The cabinet itself is easy to spot from just about anywhere in the casino as it uses the Game Plus technology that many of our regular readers will already be used to. The crowning glory is of course the wheel itself, which features plenty of credit wins and multiple opportunities to win the various jackpots featured at the top of the machine. Regarding the themes of the games themselves, we won’t spoil all of the surprises but if you fancy some Mayan themed action then Gold City is the game for you, while if you’re a fan of the Oriental style popularised on pokies by Aristocrat then Emperor’s Palace is the game for you.
As noted, the games on Wheel Winner offer a choice of both forty or fifty win lines and you can combine that with both 1c and 2c denominations, ensuring that bets that are big enough to take down the progressive prizes aren’t out of the reach of absolutely any player.
Features and Bonuses
The features are where all of the Wheel Winner games stand out and, as always, we’ll break them down by the various games, enabling players to make their choice of game when features matter without having to spend hours playing them all! Bear in mind that each and every one of the games offers players a shot at progressive prizes too, with five of a kind on any spin allowing for a spin of the main bonus wheel. So, let’s get straight to it with our favourite game of all:
Golden Age uses a classic movie theme and feature hunters are in for a treat. The core function of the game is the Golden Age logo which acts as a wild card and three or more scatters will trigger eight free spins. When the Golden Age logo appears on a spin, it will be held in place for the rest of the round!
Gold Garden is similar to Golden Age when it comes to features, as you can look forward to eight more free games. Rather than a held wild, however, you’ll receive multipliers and more frequent feature re-triggers instead.
Mystique Queen and Golden Phoenix
Mystique Queen and Golden Phoenix are all about the wild symbol, which of course acts as a wild card during both standard and feature based play. Eight free games are once again on offer for landing three scatters and both the second and fourth reels expand with wild symbols, making wins particularly frequent!
Next up is our Mayan themed favourite mentioned above, and Gold City packs in an extended bonus game where you can enjoy 25 free spins. That’s rarely all that there is to look forward to either, as the games are set to re-trigger within the round particularly often, and you’ll also be able to enjoy stacked bonus symbols within the feature.
Emperor’s Palace’s bonus round is all about the multipliers, with ten free games kicking things off when three or more scatters land in view. Palace Multipliers then come into play, which can increase the value of all prizes won during the round ten times over.
Year of the Horse
Year of the Horse manages to differentiate itself with a ten free spins bonus round. When you reach the feature, you’ll automatically receive a sixth reel packed with bonuses together with a special cash prize just for entering the round!
Last, but certainly not least, is Fortune Queen. The game returns to the smaller bonus rounds, with eight games on offer. This time round, a special gem stone wild is added to the reels and it will remain in place until the free spins feature ends.