Game of the Week – Wishing Wheel
Continuing our look at Irish-themed pokies, this week we are looking at Wishing Wheel. Wishing Wheel is the latest 5-Reel, 20 payline pokie from iSoftBet. It features a fun Irish leprechaun theme and has a fun Wishing Wheel feature that can help you score some huge wins. Let’s look at the game and the features it offers.
Will You Get Lucky With the Leprechaun?
Wishing Wheel is the latest 5-Reel pokie from iSoftBet. It features a fun Irish theme and has a catchy Irish tune playing in the background. Pay symbols for this game are fairly simple. You have Royals, mushrooms, four-leaf clovers, harps, and pots of gold. The gold coin is the wild for this game and substitutes for everything except the scatter.
Symbols are a touch on the lower-paying and for many spins, you’ll only turn a profit if you make multi-line wins. Fortunately, there are multiple special features that will help you win more.
Wishing Wheel Free Spins Games
The Wishing Wheel symbol is the scatter for this game. If you land the scatter on Reels 1, 3, and 5, you will trigger the Wishing Wheel Free Spins game. At the start of the feature, the wheel will spin and will award 15 free spins along with one of the following features:
- Mystery Pipe – 6, 8, or 12 positions on the board will be replaced by an identical symbol.
- Rainbow Wilds – 5, 7, or 10 positions will be changed into Wild symbols.
- Mega Reels – Either Reels 1-3 or Reels 2-4 will be turned into a Mega symbol.
- Shamrock Sync – 2 or 3 reels will spin in-sync and all of the same symbols will land for those reels. If you land the Super Shamrock Sync either 3, 4, or 5 reels will spin together.
- Rainbow Reels – Up to 3 reels will be changed into stacked wilds. If you get Super Rainbow Reels, you’ll get 3 to 5 wild reels on every spin.
- Ultra Reels – The whole board will turn into one symbol.
Unfortunately, I was never able to get this feature to trigger. I came close a few times, but it never landed.
Random Wishing Wheel
After any spin in the standard game, the Wishing Wheel can trigger and award one of the special features for the next spin. This triggered for me a single time during my testing and I got Shamrock Sync. It was worth about 3x my bet.
If the Wishing Wheel is triggered, you have a chance to trigger Shamrock Multipliers. If this triggers, there will be a smaller wheel in the center of the main Wheel. This will land a multiplier from 2x to 10x. This multiplier will apply to all wins for feature spins.
I only triggered the Wishing Wheel once during my play, and this did not trigger.
Fun Game But Stingy on Bonus Games
Wishing Wheel is one of those games that are fun, but also very stingy. If not for a couple of decent wins during the base game, this would have been a very poor session. The game does rank as a medium-high variance pokie, and I agree with that assessment.
The game does boast a 96% RTP, but you have to get to the bonus game to have any realistic shot to make a decent profit for this game. This game could be improved by changing the hit frequency to let some of the bonus features trigger a bit more often.
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